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Scott Schlaufman

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E-Mail Address: sschlaufman@civitasmedia.com
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Contact: Scott Schlaufman | sschlaufman | 910-816-1977 (office) Layout is designed for 2-3 pages. If you need additional content, Scott will happily provide. He will be in by 7 p.m. Note: Any mugs used are non-AP and are fine for reproduction based on existing contracts/agreements - Page 1B: B9 1) Lead — ROB032815NBA w/photo, breakout (H

Defending champ Rams earn top baseball seed for Slugfest tourney

ROWLAND — The Purnell Swett High School baseball team has started the season with eight wins in its first nine games. The Rams were rewarded for their hot start on with the top seed in the annual Robeson County Slugfest baseball tournament, which is set to begin on April 4 at South Robeson High School. The school will host three full days of

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton High School soccer team had few troubles keeping possession during Wednesday's 5-0 win against Richmond Senior.
It was the finishing they struggled with.
The Pirates overpowered Richmond with an 8-2 advantage in shots on target at halftime but only logged a single goal. It wasn't until after the break that Lumberto

Pirates break out, beat Raiders

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton High School soccer team had few troubles keeping possession during Wednesday's 5-0 win against Richmond Senior. It was the finishing they struggled with. The Pirates overpowered Richmond with an 8-2 advantage in shots on target at halftime but only logged a single goal. It wasn't until after the break that Lumberto

PEMBROKE — Purnell Swett High School coach Bryan McDonald believes one of the keys to having success is limiting the opposition from getting extra at-bats.
His team bought into that philosophy Tuesday night against Richmond.
The Rams committed just two errors and starting pitcher Lucas Oxendine issued one walk in a 6-2 Southeastern Conferen

Oxendine holds off Richmond

PEMBROKE — Purnell Swett High School coach Bryan McDonald believes one of the keys to having success is limiting the opposition from getting extra at-bats. His team bought into that philosophy Tuesday night against Richmond. The Rams committed just two errors and starting pitcher Lucas Oxendine issued one walk in a 6-2 Southeastern Conferen

The Robesonian's all-county boys and girls basketball teams and individual awards are selected by Scott Schlaufman and Rodd Baxley based on observation, statistical analysis and opinion. Input from coaches and administrators is also taken into account during the selection process.
*=2014 All-County selection
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Boys All-County
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All-County basketball 2015

The Robesonian's all-county boys and girls basketball teams and individual awards are selected by Scott Schlaufman and Rodd Baxley based on observation, statistical analysis and opinion. Input from coaches and administrators is also taken into account during the selection process. *=2014 All-County selection - Boys All-County Individual awards

PEMBROKE — Despite dropping its first game of the season in a 4-2 loss to Richmond Senior High School on Monday night, the Purnell Swett girls soccer team showed that this year's squad is much different from teams in previous seasons.
“This year we're fearless, and we're not going to let anyone push us around anymore,” said senio

Rams fight in loss to Richmond

PEMBROKE — Despite dropping its first game of the season in a 4-2 loss to Richmond Senior High School on Monday night, the Purnell Swett girls soccer team showed that this year's squad is much different from teams in previous seasons. “This year we're fearless, and we're not going to let anyone push us around anymore,” said senio

PEMBROKE — The end of this season will carry a different meaning for members of two athletics teams at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
The men's golf and women's tennis programs, which are both in-season, will be discontinued at the end of the school year in a move intended to help the athletic department maintain its fiscal he

UNCP cuts golf, tennis teams

PEMBROKE — The end of this season will carry a different meaning for members of two athletics teams at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The men's golf and women's tennis programs, which are both in-season, will be discontinued at the end of the school year in a move intended to help the athletic department maintain its fiscal he

PEMBROKE — The end of this season will carry a different meaning for members of two athletics teams at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
The men's golf and women's tennis programs, which are both in-season, will be discontinued at the end of the school year in a move intended to help the athletic department maintain its fiscal he

UNC Pembroke cuts men's golf, tennis teams over budget concerns

PEMBROKE — The end of this season will carry a different meaning for members of two athletics teams at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The men's golf and women's tennis programs, which are both in-season, will be discontinued at the end of the school year in a move intended to help the athletic department maintain its fiscal he

ST. PAULS — The Fairmont baseball team was rarely in a comfortable position on Wednesday.
The Golden Tornadoes trailed by multiple runs twice during a 5-4 win in extra innings against St. Pauls and didn't take a lead until Jordan Swett scored the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth.
“We just knew we had to come together, talk each o

Fairmont rallies late to beat Bulldogs

ST. PAULS — The Fairmont baseball team was rarely in a comfortable position on Wednesday. The Golden Tornadoes trailed by multiple runs twice during a 5-4 win in extra innings against St. Pauls and didn't take a lead until Jordan Swett scored the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth. “We just knew we had to come together, talk each o

PEMBROKE — Daniel Ownbey is hard to faze.
For nearly every year of his collegiate career, the now-senior at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke has tried to avoid putting the national tournament on a pedestal, preferring to keep himself calm in some of the biggest moments. He's rarely afraid of an opponent.
But as he spent this wee

Braves ready for final shot

PEMBROKE — Daniel Ownbey is hard to faze. For nearly every year of his collegiate career, the now-senior at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke has tried to avoid putting the national tournament on a pedestal, preferring to keep himself calm in some of the biggest moments. He's rarely afraid of an opponent. But as he spent this wee

LUMBERTON — With the game tied in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday against Pine Forest, Lumberton High School junior Alec Brewington was on second with a green light to go to third on the next pitch to Evan Odum.
Brewington went with the pitch, which finished in the dirt and a panicked throw by catcher Will May ended up in left field.

Lumberton squeezes past Pine Forest

LUMBERTON — With the game tied in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday against Pine Forest, Lumberton High School junior Alec Brewington was on second with a green light to go to third on the next pitch to Evan Odum. Brewington went with the pitch, which finished in the dirt and a panicked throw by catcher Will May ended up in left field.

RED SPRINGS — The Red Springs High School baseball team was the first to post a no-hitter in Robeson County this season and coach Chris Howell is expecting pitching to once again dominate the headlines this season.
“You've got to have good pitching to compete,” Howell said. “I think we play in one of the toughest conference

Robeson County's arms race

RED SPRINGS — The Red Springs High School baseball team was the first to post a no-hitter in Robeson County this season and coach Chris Howell is expecting pitching to once again dominate the headlines this season. “You've got to have good pitching to compete,” Howell said. “I think we play in one of the toughest conference

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont High School boys basketball team spent a majority of its season slipping under the radar.
That wasn't the case on Monday when the Three Rivers Conference released its all-conference awards.
The first-place Golden Tornadoes had three players named first team, three named honorable mention and Montrell McNair was named

Fairmont leads 3 Rivers awards

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont High School boys basketball team spent a majority of its season slipping under the radar. That wasn't the case on Monday when the Three Rivers Conference released its all-conference awards. The first-place Golden Tornadoes had three players named first team, three named honorable mention and Montrell McNair was named

LUMBERTON — Craig Eaton is no stranger to the annual Rumba on the Lumber 5K road race.
Several years ago, the Deep Branch Elementary School teacher started running it in an attempt to lose weight and has kept running, going as far as to do several half marathons.
With his first full marathon next Sunday in Cary, Eaton used the Rumba's new 1

Perfect addition

LUMBERTON — Craig Eaton is no stranger to the annual Rumba on the Lumber 5K road race. Several years ago, the Deep Branch Elementary School teacher started running it in an attempt to lose weight and has kept running, going as far as to do several half marathons. With his first full marathon next Sunday in Cary, Eaton used the Rumba's new 1

FAYETTEVILLE — Sitting behind a table littered with the microphones of recorders at the Crown Arena, Fairmont High School basketball players Isaiah Inman and Shyheim Hines briefly reflected on the season that was.
“We had a good season” Hines said, tears seeming to well up in his eyes. “We were supposed to be in third in th

Flat start dooms Fairmont

FAYETTEVILLE — Sitting behind a table littered with the microphones of recorders at the Crown Arena, Fairmont High School basketball players Isaiah Inman and Shyheim Hines briefly reflected on the season that was. “We had a good season” Hines said, tears seeming to well up in his eyes. “We were supposed to be in third in th

Photos by Scott Schlaufman | The Robesonian

Photo gallery: Fairmont regional semifinal game

Photos by Scott Schlaufman | The Robesonian

2A East Regional tournament
Championship game
Tonight, 6 p.m. at the Crown Arena, Fayetteville.
Fairmont vs. Kinston
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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

Tornadoes rally into regional final

2A East Regional tournament Championship game Tonight, 6 p.m. at the Crown Arena, Fayetteville. Fairmont vs. Kinston - 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

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

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





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