Scott Schlaufman

Position: Sports Editor
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FAIRMONT — Going into Friday's season-opening win against Lumberton, new Fairmont basketball coach Montrell McNair didn't want to give the tall and lanky Pirates too many easy looks.
“We tried to make it hard for them because we cannot allow them to set up and have looks down their with our size,” said McNair, who previously serv

Tornadoes get energized

FAIRMONT — Going into Friday's season-opening win against Lumberton, new Fairmont basketball coach Montrell McNair didn't want to give the tall and lanky Pirates too many easy looks. “We tried to make it hard for them because we cannot allow them to set up and have looks down their with our size,” said McNair, who previously serv

LUMBERTON — Highway Patrol troopers on Monday were struggling to recall a more deadly accident than the one that killed four Robeson County teenagers that day, and the third in three years that killed high school athletes from Fairmont.
“I don't think I've had one since I've been back in 2011. I've had three (fatalities), but I don't r

Car hits school bus, 4 killed

LUMBERTON — Highway Patrol troopers on Monday were struggling to recall a more deadly accident than the one that killed four Robeson County teenagers that day, and the third in three years that killed high school athletes from Fairmont. “I don't think I've had one since I've been back in 2011. I've had three (fatalities), but I don't r

LUMBERTON — Between prom, school, sports and graduation, the spring of senior year can be a busy time for high school athletes. As of last week, Lumberton's Daniel Oxendine has at least one of the major decisions out of the way.
The county's reigning baseball player of the year signed his letter of intent to continue his playing career at Th

Close to home

LUMBERTON — Between prom, school, sports and graduation, the spring of senior year can be a busy time for high school athletes. As of last week, Lumberton's Daniel Oxendine has at least one of the major decisions out of the way. The county's reigning baseball player of the year signed his letter of intent to continue his playing career at Th

RobCo football playoff scores
1st Round
Northeastern 42, St. Pauls 20
Farmville Central 55, Fairmont 12
East Bladen 53, Red Springs 26
Union Academy 42, South Robeson 6
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ELIZABETHTOWN — After rolling off three straight wins to end the regular season, the Red Springs football team was showing progress amidst a tough season.
But in the

Eagles stomp into 2nd round

RobCo football playoff scores 1st Round Northeastern 42, St. Pauls 20 Farmville Central 55, Fairmont 12 East Bladen 53, Red Springs 26 Union Academy 42, South Robeson 6 - ELIZABETHTOWN — After rolling off three straight wins to end the regular season, the Red Springs football team was showing progress amidst a tough season. But in the

LUMBERTON — For 21 years, coach Roger Graham has been the man behind the Pembroke Middle School football team, and as the season progressed, his team knew this might be his last.
For his finale, the Warriors sent him out a winner with an 8-0 win against Lumberton Junior High on Wednesday night in the Robeson County Middle School Championship

Warriors win in Graham's sendoff

LUMBERTON — For 21 years, coach Roger Graham has been the man behind the Pembroke Middle School football team, and as the season progressed, his team knew this might be his last. For his finale, the Warriors sent him out a winner with an 8-0 win against Lumberton Junior High on Wednesday night in the Robeson County Middle School Championship

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton football team came out trying to make a statement in Friday's 56-49 win against Purnell Swett in the Backyard Brawl on Friday.
From their first offensive play, the Pirate offense was difficult to start, opening the game with a 63-yard touchdown run by junior Troy Mitchell. It continued for the rest of the first half

Sheridan helps Pirates sprint past Swett

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton football team came out trying to make a statement in Friday's 56-49 win against Purnell Swett in the Backyard Brawl on Friday. From their first offensive play, the Pirate offense was difficult to start, opening the game with a 63-yard touchdown run by junior Troy Mitchell. It continued for the rest of the first half

PEMBROKE — During her junior year of tennis last fall, Purnell Swett's Kali Strickland was playing in a match against rival Lumberton when she heard a pop in her right wrist and started to feel pain. An MRI and an X-ray soon revealed that she had bruise on her bone, meaning the injury couldn't get worse and her play would only be limited by h

Swett's Strickland named Scholar-Athlete

PEMBROKE — During her junior year of tennis last fall, Purnell Swett's Kali Strickland was playing in a match against rival Lumberton when she heard a pop in her right wrist and started to feel pain. An MRI and an X-ray soon revealed that she had bruise on her bone, meaning the injury couldn't get worse and her play would only be limited by h

Tonight's football games
St. Pauls at Red Springs
Purnell Swett at Lumberton
Fairmont at South Robeson
For scores and updates follow @ScottySchlauf, @Cburgg9 and @RoddBaxley on Twitter.
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Power rankings
1. Fairmont
2. St. Pauls
3. Purnell Swett
4. Lumberton
5. Red Springs
6. South Robeson
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Robesonian picks
Purnell Swett def. Lumbert

Rams not ready for repeat

Tonight's football games St. Pauls at Red Springs Purnell Swett at Lumberton Fairmont at South Robeson For scores and updates follow @ScottySchlauf, @Cburgg9 and @RoddBaxley on Twitter. - Power rankings 1. Fairmont 2. St. Pauls 3. Purnell Swett 4. Lumberton 5. Red Springs 6. South Robeson - Robesonian picks Purnell Swett def. Lumbert

PEMBROKE — When L.J. Stroman entered his freshman year at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2011, he didn't expect to play a key role in the Braves' defense.
But when he got playing time, he made the most of it, playing in all 11 games his freshman year and finishing fourth in the team in tackles.
“I didn't realize I wou

Stroman pushing to the end

PEMBROKE — When L.J. Stroman entered his freshman year at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2011, he didn't expect to play a key role in the Braves' defense. But when he got playing time, he made the most of it, playing in all 11 games his freshman year and finishing fourth in the team in tackles. “I didn't realize I wou

Friday's football games
St. Pauls at Red Springs
Purnell Swett at Lumberton
Fairmont at South Robeson
See Friday's edition for a preview of Purnell Swett vs. Lumberton.
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ROWLAND — The Fairmont football team could have answered a lot of questions with a win against South Columbus last Friday night.
The Golden Tornadoes could have secur

More than a rivalry

Friday's football games St. Pauls at Red Springs Purnell Swett at Lumberton Fairmont at South Robeson See Friday's edition for a preview of Purnell Swett vs. Lumberton. - ROWLAND — The Fairmont football team could have answered a lot of questions with a win against South Columbus last Friday night. The Golden Tornadoes could have secur

FAIRMONT — There were waves of emotion at Fairmont High School on Friday.
There was the sorrow of senior night, the shock of an injury that sent a South Columbus player away in an ambulance and delayed the game and the joy of a near-comeback that kept the Golden Tornadoes in the game until the final seconds. Ultimately it ended on frustratio

Fairmont falls in shootout with South Columbus

FAIRMONT — There were waves of emotion at Fairmont High School on Friday. There was the sorrow of senior night, the shock of an injury that sent a South Columbus player away in an ambulance and delayed the game and the joy of a near-comeback that kept the Golden Tornadoes in the game until the final seconds. Ultimately it ended on frustratio

Wildcats end St. Pauls soccer season

RAMSEUR — The St. Pauls soccer team has historically struggled during the postseason, so coach Brent Martin didn't set the bar too high as the No. 23 Bulldogs traveled to No. 10 Eastern Randolph for the first round of the 2A state playoffs. The goal was to simply hold their own better than they did in an 8-0 loss in the first round last year

Tonight's RobCo FB games
S. Columbus at Fairmont*
Lumberton at Scotland
Purnell Swett at Hoke
Red Springs at West Columbus
South Robeson at Whiteville
East Columbus at St. Pauls*
*Senior night
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Power rankings
1. Fairmont
2. St. Pauls
3. Purnell Swett
4. Lumberton
5. Red Springs
6. South Robeson
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ST. PAULS — Less than four w

Bulldogs bear down

Tonight's RobCo FB games S. Columbus at Fairmont* Lumberton at Scotland Purnell Swett at Hoke Red Springs at West Columbus South Robeson at Whiteville East Columbus at St. Pauls* *Senior night - Power rankings 1. Fairmont 2. St. Pauls 3. Purnell Swett 4. Lumberton 5. Red Springs 6. South Robeson - ST. PAULS — Less than four w

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton soccer team may have been the higher seed entering Wednesday's 4A state playoff matchup with Holly Springs, but coach Kenny Simmons hardly considered his team the favorite.
The Pirates were undersized and playing a team that finished .500 in the tough Southern Wake Conference.
“I thought coming in we were goi

Hawks fly past Pirates in playoff opener

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton soccer team may have been the higher seed entering Wednesday's 4A state playoff matchup with Holly Springs, but coach Kenny Simmons hardly considered his team the favorite. The Pirates were undersized and playing a team that finished .500 in the tough Southern Wake Conference. “I thought coming in we were goi

Soccer playoff brackets announced

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton soccer team received home game for the NCHSAA 4A state tournament, but just barely. The Pirates (12-7-1) received the No. 16 seed in the 4A East bracket and will host No. 17 Holly Springs (10-6-3) at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Linkhaw Road soccer stadium. SEC opponents Pinecrest and Richmond both were put in the

PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke football team has had its struggles this season but in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 13-6 loss to Newberry, the Braves seemed poised to break through.
After getting the ball back at their own 27 on a punt with 11:30 left, the Braves drove to the Newberry 17, braving a fourth-down con

UNCP offense fails to finish comeback

PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke football team has had its struggles this season but in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 13-6 loss to Newberry, the Braves seemed poised to break through. After getting the ball back at their own 27 on a punt with 11:30 left, the Braves drove to the Newberry 17, braving a fourth-down con

PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke football team has had its struggles this season but in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 13-6 loss to Newberry, the Braves seemed poised to break through.
After getting the ball back at their own 27 on a punt with 11:30 left, the Braves drove to the Newberry 17, braving a fourth-down con

UNCP offense fails to finish comeback

PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke football team has had its struggles this season but in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 13-6 loss to Newberry, the Braves seemed poised to break through. After getting the ball back at their own 27 on a punt with 11:30 left, the Braves drove to the Newberry 17, braving a fourth-down con

ST. PAULS — The St. Pauls soccer team went through all the senior night traditions on Wednesday, giving the seven oldest players the spotlight in their final home match.
But after the scarves were handed out and senior players and their families had stood near their numbers, painted on the grass near the Bulldogs' bench, it was sophomore Ant

Espinosa grabs seniors' spotlight

ST. PAULS — The St. Pauls soccer team went through all the senior night traditions on Wednesday, giving the seven oldest players the spotlight in their final home match. But after the scarves were handed out and senior players and their families had stood near their numbers, painted on the grass near the Bulldogs' bench, it was sophomore Ant

PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke football team has had its struggles this season but in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 13-6 loss to Newberry, the Braves seemed poised to break through.
After getting the ball back at their own 27 on a punt with 11:30 left, the Braves drove to the Newberry 17, braving a fourth-down con

Braves stopped short

PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke football team has had its struggles this season but in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 13-6 loss to Newberry, the Braves seemed poised to break through. After getting the ball back at their own 27 on a punt with 11:30 left, the Braves drove to the Newberry 17, braving a fourth-down con





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