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Scott Schlaufman

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Girls All-Tournament team
St. Pauls — Kristen Locklear
Fairmont — Marsha Clewis
P. Swett — Paige Sweeney
Richmond — Jarae Nicholson
Red Springs — Taya Jones
South Robeson — A'Terria Quick
Lumberton — Mariah Locklear, London Thompson
Dillon — DeKerhia Samuel, Kendra McLeod
MVP — Khamele

A wild finish for the Wildcats

Girls All-Tournament team St. Pauls — Kristen Locklear Fairmont — Marsha Clewis P. Swett — Paige Sweeney Richmond — Jarae Nicholson Red Springs — Taya Jones South Robeson — A'Terria Quick Lumberton — Mariah Locklear, London Thompson Dillon — DeKerhia Samuel, Kendra McLeod MVP — Khamele

Boys All-Tournament team
St. Pauls — Dante Burden
Dillon — Jaquan Knowlin
P. Swett — Mark Locklear
South Robeson — Corbin Hunt
Fairmont — Julius Caulder
Red Springs — Tavion Atkinson
Richmond — T.J. Watkins, Tre Pettigrew
Lumberton — Travis Suggs, Josh Smith
MVP — Lavell Ellerbe, Richmo

Richmond steals the show

Boys All-Tournament team St. Pauls — Dante Burden Dillon — Jaquan Knowlin P. Swett — Mark Locklear South Robeson — Corbin Hunt Fairmont — Julius Caulder Red Springs — Tavion Atkinson Richmond — T.J. Watkins, Tre Pettigrew Lumberton — Travis Suggs, Josh Smith MVP — Lavell Ellerbe, Richmo

PEMBROKE — When the game got close for the Fairmont boys basketball team on Saturday, the Golden Tornadoes found their stride.
The Golden Tornadoes only trailed once after scoring the first four points of the game in a 92-56 win against Red Springs in the third-place game of the Robeson County Shootout, and found big runs when the Red Devils

Fairmont continues dominance against Red Springs

PEMBROKE — When the game got close for the Fairmont boys basketball team on Saturday, the Golden Tornadoes found their stride. The Golden Tornadoes only trailed once after scoring the first four points of the game in a 92-56 win against Red Springs in the third-place game of the Robeson County Shootout, and found big runs when the Red Devils

PEMBROKE — The last time the South Robeson girls basketball team faced off with Red Springs, it had to come back from a double-digit deficit.
On Saturday afternoon the Mustangs didn't take that chance, as they led from start to finish in their 53-46 win over the Red Devils (4-6) in the Robeson County Shootout 3rd place game.
The Mustangs (4

South Robeson cruises to Quick victory over Red Springs

PEMBROKE — The last time the South Robeson girls basketball team faced off with Red Springs, it had to come back from a double-digit deficit. On Saturday afternoon the Mustangs didn't take that chance, as they led from start to finish in their 53-46 win over the Red Devils (4-6) in the Robeson County Shootout 3rd place game. The Mustangs (4

FAIRMONT — Leading by five points midway through the fourth quarter, Fairmont seemed destined to return to the Robeson County Shootout championship game.
The only problem was Fairmont went 3 1/2 minutes without scoring.
Richmond took advantage of the home team's dry spell to pull out a 72-67 victory Friday night in the semifinals of the Sho

Richmond fends off Fairmont

FAIRMONT — Leading by five points midway through the fourth quarter, Fairmont seemed destined to return to the Robeson County Shootout championship game. The only problem was Fairmont went 3 1/2 minutes without scoring. Richmond took advantage of the home team's dry spell to pull out a 72-67 victory Friday night in the semifinals of the Sho

LUMBERTON — After an enthusiastic first-half performance by the Red Springs girls basketball team, Lumberton hit the throttle in the second half to advance to the Robeson County Shootout championship game for the third time in four years with a 85-49 win on Friday in front of a home crowd.
The Pirates had four players reach double digits in

Pirates fire off second-half salvos

LUMBERTON — After an enthusiastic first-half performance by the Red Springs girls basketball team, Lumberton hit the throttle in the second half to advance to the Robeson County Shootout championship game for the third time in four years with a 85-49 win on Friday in front of a home crowd. The Pirates had four players reach double digits in

PEMBROKE — There were points when the Purnell Swett basketball team seemingly had a comfortable lead on Thursday.
Going into the final six minutes of the 65-60 win against St. Pauls in the consolation semifinal of the Robeson County Shootout basketball tournament, the Rams led 58-46.
But the Bulldogs didn't go down without a fight, fouling,

Swett fends off St. Pauls

PEMBROKE — There were points when the Purnell Swett basketball team seemingly had a comfortable lead on Thursday. Going into the final six minutes of the 65-60 win against St. Pauls in the consolation semifinal of the Robeson County Shootout basketball tournament, the Rams led 58-46. But the Bulldogs didn't go down without a fight, fouling,

PEMBROKE — After eight seasons under Mark Heil, the Purnell Swett football team will be looking for a new coach.
Heil, a stalwart who was in his second stint with the program, resigned from his position earlier this week. It comes less than two months after the Rams finished the season 4-7, missing the playoffs for the third year in a row.

Heil resigns as Purnell Swett football coach

PEMBROKE — After eight seasons under Mark Heil, the Purnell Swett football team will be looking for a new coach. Heil, a stalwart who was in his second stint with the program, resigned from his position earlier this week. It comes less than two months after the Rams finished the season 4-7, missing the playoffs for the third year in a row.

2014 Robeson County Shootout
Girls bracket
First round, Wednesday
Dillon 73, Richmond 25
South Robeson 48, Fairmont 23
Lumberton 59, St. Pauls 16
Red Springs 48, Purnell Swett 31
Consolation, today
At South Robeson
Richmond vs. Fairmont, 6 p.m.
At Purnell Swett
St. Pauls vs. Purnell Swett, 6 p.m.
Semifinals, Friday
At Fairmont
Dillon

Reaching past the Rams

2014 Robeson County Shootout Girls bracket First round, Wednesday Dillon 73, Richmond 25 South Robeson 48, Fairmont 23 Lumberton 59, St. Pauls 16 Red Springs 48, Purnell Swett 31 Consolation, today At South Robeson Richmond vs. Fairmont, 6 p.m. At Purnell Swett St. Pauls vs. Purnell Swett, 6 p.m. Semifinals, Friday At Fairmont Dillon

Boys bracket
First round, Wednesday
Richmond 74, Dillon 69
Fairmont 86, South Robeson 46
Lumberton 80, St. Pauls 60
Red Springs 64, Purnell Swett 58
Consolation, today
At South Robeson
Dillon vs. South Robeson, 7:30 p.m.
At Purnell Swett
St. Pauls vs. Purnell Swett, 7:30 p.m.
Semifinals, Friday
At Fairmont
Richmond vs. Fairmont, 7:30

Pirates bring the pressure

Boys bracket First round, Wednesday Richmond 74, Dillon 69 Fairmont 86, South Robeson 46 Lumberton 80, St. Pauls 60 Red Springs 64, Purnell Swett 58 Consolation, today At South Robeson Dillon vs. South Robeson, 7:30 p.m. At Purnell Swett St. Pauls vs. Purnell Swett, 7:30 p.m. Semifinals, Friday At Fairmont Richmond vs. Fairmont, 7:30

Scott Schlaufman | The Robesonian
Vonta Leach hasn't played a down in the NFL this season, but that didn't stop the former Super Bowl champion from giving back to the community this year. Leach, a Rowland native, held his annual “Shop with a Jock” event at the Walmart in Lumberton on Tuesday, where he and his family gave $100 gift card

A Christmas treat

Scott Schlaufman | The Robesonian Vonta Leach hasn't played a down in the NFL this season, but that didn't stop the former Super Bowl champion from giving back to the community this year. Leach, a Rowland native, held his annual “Shop with a Jock” event at the Walmart in Lumberton on Tuesday, where he and his family gave $100 gift card

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont football team led the way for Robeson County in the Three Rivers Conference this season, finishing the season second among 2A schools and third in the final standings.
The same goes for the league's All-Conference list, which included seven Golden Tornadoes, led by the offensive trio of sophomore quarterback Julius Ca

Fairmont leads 3 Rivers awards

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont football team led the way for Robeson County in the Three Rivers Conference this season, finishing the season second among 2A schools and third in the final standings. The same goes for the league's All-Conference list, which included seven Golden Tornadoes, led by the offensive trio of sophomore quarterback Julius Ca

ST. PAULS — The Fairmont boys basketball team struggled to get started at the beginning of each half in Friday's conference-opening 76-67 win against St. Pauls, but once the Golden Tornadoes started sinking shots, they were hard to stop.
The Tornadoes (2-2, 1-0) had only seven points in the first quarter and nine in the third, but followed w

Fluctuating Fairmont edges Bulldogs

ST. PAULS — The Fairmont boys basketball team struggled to get started at the beginning of each half in Friday's conference-opening 76-67 win against St. Pauls, but once the Golden Tornadoes started sinking shots, they were hard to stop. The Tornadoes (2-2, 1-0) had only seven points in the first quarter and nine in the third, but followed w

LUMBERTON — When the Carolina Gladiators announced their move from the Tobacco Road Basketball League to the East Coast Basketball League a few months ago, Garrett Locklear saw an opportunity.
The county native decided to put together a new team, the Robeson County Showstoppers, to fill the void left in the TRBL, giving local basketball fans

Showstoppers keep county in TRBL

LUMBERTON — When the Carolina Gladiators announced their move from the Tobacco Road Basketball League to the East Coast Basketball League a few months ago, Garrett Locklear saw an opportunity. The county native decided to put together a new team, the Robeson County Showstoppers, to fill the void left in the TRBL, giving local basketball fans

LUMBERTON — If there is one trend among the girls basketball teams entering the Robeson County Shootout this season, it is youth.
For almost every team other than returning champion Dillon, there are very few returning starters from last years rosters.
“The trend in Robeson County this year is everybody is young, and that's not an exc

Girls teams bring plenty of youth to Shootout tourney

LUMBERTON — If there is one trend among the girls basketball teams entering the Robeson County Shootout this season, it is youth. For almost every team other than returning champion Dillon, there are very few returning starters from last years rosters. “The trend in Robeson County this year is everybody is young, and that's not an exc

LUMBERTON — During the last two seasons, Lumberton basketball coach Mackie Register noticed the impact that his scheduling had on his team's performance during the annual Robeson County Shootout tournament.
In 2012, the Pirates played against Seventy-First the day before the tournament starting, which left the team with a stretch that includ

Pirates ready to repeat

LUMBERTON — During the last two seasons, Lumberton basketball coach Mackie Register noticed the impact that his scheduling had on his team's performance during the annual Robeson County Shootout tournament. In 2012, the Pirates played against Seventy-First the day before the tournament starting, which left the team with a stretch that includ

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Shootout basketball tournament is less than a week away and from what county athletic director Jason Suggs has seen, the field is wide open.
“I think both (boys and girls) will be very competitive,” Suggs said. “We've had a lot of parity this year. Lumberton (boys) split with Fairmont, South R

RobCo Shootout brackets released

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Shootout basketball tournament is less than a week away and from what county athletic director Jason Suggs has seen, the field is wide open. “I think both (boys and girls) will be very competitive,” Suggs said. “We've had a lot of parity this year. Lumberton (boys) split with Fairmont, South R

LUMBERTON — Entering the season, Lumberton girls basketball coach Danny Graham knew that his team's two games with South View would be among toughest tests his girls would face in the non-conference schedule.
So even though Graham wasn't necessarily happy about losing 67-63 in overtime on Wednesday, the effort as a whole left him pleased. Th

Tigers avoid Pirates' upset bid

LUMBERTON — Entering the season, Lumberton girls basketball coach Danny Graham knew that his team's two games with South View would be among toughest tests his girls would face in the non-conference schedule. So even though Graham wasn't necessarily happy about losing 67-63 in overtime on Wednesday, the effort as a whole left him pleased. Th

RED SPRINGS — Prior to the season's start, the coaches within the Three Rivers Conference picked the Red Springs boys basketball team to finish behind Whiteville.
That didn't sit well with the Red Devils, especially in the hours before the two teams squared off to begin conference play.
“I said 'We're playing what the coaches perceive

Devils take aim at doubters

RED SPRINGS — Prior to the season's start, the coaches within the Three Rivers Conference picked the Red Springs boys basketball team to finish behind Whiteville. That didn't sit well with the Red Devils, especially in the hours before the two teams squared off to begin conference play. “I said 'We're playing what the coaches perceive

LUMBERTON — For the second season in a row, a player for the Lumberton boys soccer team is among the state's elite.
Junior midfielder/forward Miguel Bello was named to the 4A All-State team after scoring 18 goals and assisting on 13 others this season. The team is selected by the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association.
“For him it'

Miguel Bello earns All-State honors

LUMBERTON — For the second season in a row, a player for the Lumberton boys soccer team is among the state's elite. Junior midfielder/forward Miguel Bello was named to the 4A All-State team after scoring 18 goals and assisting on 13 others this season. The team is selected by the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association. “For him it'





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