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Scott Schlaufman

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ROWLAND — With offers from schools including The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and Elizabeth City State, South Robeson High School senior Corbin Hunt could have simply opted to go to school and play college football like so many other athletes around the country.
Instead, he got an opportunity to do even more.
The South Robeson l

Hunt headed for rare opportunity

ROWLAND — With offers from schools including The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and Elizabeth City State, South Robeson High School senior Corbin Hunt could have simply opted to go to school and play college football like so many other athletes around the country. Instead, he got an opportunity to do even more. The South Robeson l

FAYETTEVILLE — On Friday night, the Fairmont boys basketball team faced a 10-point deficit twice, had three starters foul out, and lost a lead in the final seconds of regulation.
None of that mattered.
The fifth-seeded Golden Tornadoes overcame all of that to win an 88-87 overtime thriller over No.1 Northside-Jacksonville in the 2A East Reg

Tornadoes rally into regional final

FAYETTEVILLE — On Friday night, the Fairmont boys basketball team faced a 10-point deficit twice, had three starters foul out, and lost a lead in the final seconds of regulation. None of that mattered. The fifth-seeded Golden Tornadoes overcame all of that to win an 88-87 overtime thriller over No.1 Northside-Jacksonville in the 2A East Reg

Breaking down the PBC Semifinals

2015 Peach Belt Conference Basketball Championships Saturday and Sunday at UNCP - Saturday PBC Spirit Competition, 9 a.m. Women's semifinals Columbus State vs. USC Aiken, 1 p.m. North Georgia vs. Georgia College, 3:30 p.m. Men's semifinals Montevallo vs. UNC Pembroke, 6 p.m. Columbus State vs. Young Harris, 8:30 p.m. - Sunday Women's c

PEMBROKE — In the early years of his life, Dylan Brooks didn't have access to much formal soccer training.
Much of what he learned about the sport was a trial and error process that involved watching videos online and taking those lessons to the field for himself. While it was a bit of a hindrance entering high school, it was an obstacle tha

Purnell Swett's Brooks named Scholar-Athlete

PEMBROKE — In the early years of his life, Dylan Brooks didn't have access to much formal soccer training. Much of what he learned about the sport was a trial and error process that involved watching videos online and taking those lessons to the field for himself. While it was a bit of a hindrance entering high school, it was an obstacle tha

UNCP to host Peach Belt tourney

PEMBROKE — The Peach Belt Conference semifinals are familiar to The University of North Carolina at Pembroke men's basketball program. It's the tournament's location that will be pleasantly new. With an 88-83 win against Georgia Southwestern on Sunday in the PBC quarterfinals, the Braves earned the chance to host the Peach Belt Conference Ba

FAIRMONT — As boys basketball season approached at Fairmont High School this year, many within the Three Rivers Conference thought the Golden Tornadoes would end their four-year reign atop the conference.
Not only did the team lose seven seniors from last year, including three All-County selections, there was also an adjustment at the bench

Fairmont sticks to gold standard

FAIRMONT — As boys basketball season approached at Fairmont High School this year, many within the Three Rivers Conference thought the Golden Tornadoes would end their four-year reign atop the conference. Not only did the team lose seven seniors from last year, including three All-County selections, there was also an adjustment at the bench

Photos by Scott Schlaufman | The Robesonian

Photo gallery: Fairmont vs. West Bladen, 2A sectional championship

Photos by Scott Schlaufman | The Robesonian

BLADENBORO — Fairmont High School sophomore Julius Caulder stepped up to the free-throw line on Tuesday night with his team nursing a two-point lead and a deafening West Bladen crowd on its feet with less than a minute to play.
Caulder missed both free throws, and teammate Elijah Hinson missed a put-back attempt. As the ball caromed off the

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BLADENBORO — Fairmont High School sophomore Julius Caulder stepped up to the free-throw line on Tuesday night with his team nursing a two-point lead and a deafening West Bladen crowd on its feet with less than a minute to play. Caulder missed both free throws, and teammate Elijah Hinson missed a put-back attempt. As the ball caromed off the

Scott Schlaufman | The Robesonian
The Fairmont High School basketball team was in a jovial mood on Tuesday night after upsetting West Bladen 58-54 to advance to the 2A East Regional basketball tournament on Friday in Fayetteville. It will be the team's second regional trip in three years. See page 1B for more on the game.

Scott Schlaufman | The Robesonian The Fairmont High School basketball team was in a jovial mood on Tuesday night after upsetting West Bladen 58-54 to advance to the 2A East Regional basketball tournament on Friday in Fayetteville. It will be the team's second regional trip in three years. See page 1B for more on the game.

PEMBROKE — The Peach Belt Conference semifinals are familiar to The University of North Carolina at Pembroke men's basketball program. It's the tournament's location that will be pleasantly new.
With an 88-83 win against Georgia Southwestern on Sunday in the PBC quarterfinals, the Braves earned the chance to host the Peach Belt Conference Ba

The PBC comes to Pembroke

PEMBROKE — The Peach Belt Conference semifinals are familiar to The University of North Carolina at Pembroke men's basketball program. It's the tournament's location that will be pleasantly new. With an 88-83 win against Georgia Southwestern on Sunday in the PBC quarterfinals, the Braves earned the chance to host the Peach Belt Conference Ba

NCHSAA playoffs
Second round, Monday
1A girls — Pamlico County 61, South Robeson 36
2A boys — Fairmont 75, Clinton 62
Sectional championship, today
2A boys — Fairmont at West Bladen, 7 p.m.
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FAIRMONT — When Fairmont High School boys basketball coach Montrell McNair glanced up at the scoreboard as the first half ended

Message received

NCHSAA playoffs Second round, Monday 1A girls — Pamlico County 61, South Robeson 36 2A boys — Fairmont 75, Clinton 62 Sectional championship, today 2A boys — Fairmont at West Bladen, 7 p.m. - FAIRMONT — When Fairmont High School boys basketball coach Montrell McNair glanced up at the scoreboard as the first half ended

PEMBROKE — In the early years of his life, Dylan Brooks didn't have access to much formal soccer training.
Much of what he learned about the sport was a trial and error process that involved watching videos online and taking those lessons to the field for himself. While it was a bit of a hindrance entering high school, it was an obstacle tha

Brooks named Scholar-Athlete

PEMBROKE — In the early years of his life, Dylan Brooks didn't have access to much formal soccer training. Much of what he learned about the sport was a trial and error process that involved watching videos online and taking those lessons to the field for himself. While it was a bit of a hindrance entering high school, it was an obstacle tha

Thursday's playoff scores
2A girls — Red Springs 65, Farmville Central 64 (OT)
4A boys — E.E. Smith 56, Lumberton 53
Friday's playoff games
1A boys — South Robeson at Lincoln Charter , 5 p.m.
1A girls — South Robeson at Northwest Halifax, 5 p.m.
2A boys — St. Pauls at Goldsboro, 6 p.m.
Saturday's playoff games

Stopped at the finish

Thursday's playoff scores 2A girls — Red Springs 65, Farmville Central 64 (OT) 4A boys — E.E. Smith 56, Lumberton 53 Friday's playoff games 1A boys — South Robeson at Lincoln Charter , 5 p.m. 1A girls — South Robeson at Northwest Halifax, 5 p.m. 2A boys — St. Pauls at Goldsboro, 6 p.m. Saturday's playoff games

Constant delays leave Lumberton's teams with 2-week break

Thursday's playoff games 2A Girls — Farmville Central at Red Springs, 6 p.m. 4A Boys — Lumberton at E.E. Smith, 6 p.m. All other county playoff games are postponed until Friday - LUMBERTON — During each of the last two weeks, Robeson County's high school basketball teams have been at the mercy of Mother Nature. With ice, rai

Games postponed
Due to school closures around the state, all of Robeson County's games in the NCHSAA state basketball tournaments have been postponed until Thursday. For further updates, visit Robesonian.com.
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RED SPRINGS — Taya Jones knew she had the chance to be a special basketball player when she was a fifth grader playing in the loca

Jones on the rise

Games postponed Due to school closures around the state, all of Robeson County's games in the NCHSAA state basketball tournaments have been postponed until Thursday. For further updates, visit Robesonian.com. - RED SPRINGS — Taya Jones knew she had the chance to be a special basketball player when she was a fifth grader playing in the loca

Pirates stay alive after Day 1 of state tourney

GREENSBORO — All five Lumberton wrestlers advanced to the second day of the NCHSAA 4A State wrestling championships and one kept in the hunt for a state title. Thomas Thompson won both of his matches in the 195-pound bracket to advance to the state semifinals, which begin at 9 a.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum. Thompson pinned Jamen Senter, o

LUMBERTON — Earlier this week, the remaining members of the Lumberton High School wrestling team had a dilemma.
With school cancelled because of weather, the school's state qualifiers couldn't practice at school facilities, but they also knew they couldn't sit around.
So on Tuesday, while Robeson County was covered in ice and dealing with n

Pirates pushing the limit

LUMBERTON — Earlier this week, the remaining members of the Lumberton High School wrestling team had a dilemma. With school cancelled because of weather, the school's state qualifiers couldn't practice at school facilities, but they also knew they couldn't sit around. So on Tuesday, while Robeson County was covered in ice and dealing with n

NEW BERN — The Lumberton High School wrestling team has made strides this year and that trend continued over the weekend at the NCHSAA 4A East Regional meet in New Bern.
The Pirates had five wrestlers qualify for the NCHSAA 4A State Championship this weekend in Greensboro and finished third in the team standings. It builds on a year in which

Five Pirates headed for state

NEW BERN — The Lumberton High School wrestling team has made strides this year and that trend continued over the weekend at the NCHSAA 4A East Regional meet in New Bern. The Pirates had five wrestlers qualify for the NCHSAA 4A State Championship this weekend in Greensboro and finished third in the team standings. It builds on a year in which

Friday's scores
Girls
Lumberton 50, Purnell Swett 29
South Robeson 37, Fairmont 36
Red Springs 44, St. Pauls 37
Boys
Lumberton 61, Purnell Swett 56
Fairmont 102, South Robeson 84
St. Pauls 57, Red Springs 51
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PEMBROKE — The Southeastern Conference entered its final night with numerous outcomes possible for the boys basketball stand

Pirates control their destiny

Friday's scores Girls Lumberton 50, Purnell Swett 29 South Robeson 37, Fairmont 36 Red Springs 44, St. Pauls 37 Boys Lumberton 61, Purnell Swett 56 Fairmont 102, South Robeson 84 St. Pauls 57, Red Springs 51 - PEMBROKE — The Southeastern Conference entered its final night with numerous outcomes possible for the boys basketball stand

PEMBROKE — The Robesonian has learned that Jon Sherman is the front-runner for Purnell Swett High School's vacant head football coach position.
Jerome Hunt, the athletics director at the high school, confirmed a choice has been made but wouldn't reveal a name.
“Right now we have a narrowed it down to a finalist and it will go before t

Swett to hire Jon Sherman

PEMBROKE — The Robesonian has learned that Jon Sherman is the front-runner for Purnell Swett High School's vacant head football coach position. Jerome Hunt, the athletics director at the high school, confirmed a choice has been made but wouldn't reveal a name. “Right now we have a narrowed it down to a finalist and it will go before t





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