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Logan Martinez

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Scotland wins opening-round game

BLADENBORO — The Scotland boy's basketball team notched their 5th straight win of the season Saturday afternoon, downing South Columbus 63-56 in the opening-round game of the Woodmen of the World Christmas Tournament at West Bladen High. As has been the case for most of the year, the Scots played their best in crunch time, going on a 6-0 run

Scots set to tip-off tourney

BLADENBORO — The Scotland boy's basketball team will experience their first and only non-conference tournament of the season this weekend when they travel to Bladenboro to participate in the Woodmen of the World Christmas Tournament at West Bladen High. Six other teams from across the region, along with the host school, will square off again

LAURINBURG — The Scotland girl's basketball team has shown flashes of greatness — but they've also had moments of bewildering play.
Now 10 games into the season, coach Janie Hodges and her staff want to see the team reduce those inconsistencies and become the squad she envisioned at the start of the year.
“I think we can improve

Lady Scots seek consistency

LAURINBURG — The Scotland girl's basketball team has shown flashes of greatness — but they've also had moments of bewildering play. Now 10 games into the season, coach Janie Hodges and her staff want to see the team reduce those inconsistencies and become the squad she envisioned at the start of the year. “I think we can improve

LAURINBURG — With the new year around the corner, the Scotland boy's basketball team will begin a new season of their own.
Winners of four straight games, the Scots will take part in the West Bladen Christmas Tournament this weekend in Bladenboro and face Jack Britt on Jan. 5 before beginning Southeastern Conference play on Jan. 9.
Those co

Scots prep for second season

LAURINBURG — With the new year around the corner, the Scotland boy's basketball team will begin a new season of their own. Winners of four straight games, the Scots will take part in the West Bladen Christmas Tournament this weekend in Bladenboro and face Jack Britt on Jan. 5 before beginning Southeastern Conference play on Jan. 9. Those co

CHARLOTTE — Scotland senior Jaylend Ratliffe and his mom, Sharon McIntyre, were invited to watch the Carolina Panthers take on the Cleveland Browns Sunday at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte as part of Cam Newton's “Christmas with Cam.”
Ratliffe, along with other kids selected from Levine's Children's Hospital, received field

Ratliffe spends Christmas with Cam

CHARLOTTE — Scotland senior Jaylend Ratliffe and his mom, Sharon McIntyre, were invited to watch the Carolina Panthers take on the Cleveland Browns Sunday at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte as part of Cam Newton's “Christmas with Cam.” Ratliffe, along with other kids selected from Levine's Children's Hospital, received field

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina survived five turnovers and several tricks plays to beat North Carolina 21-12 victory Saturday in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.
Both offenses struggled, but South Carolina got a special teams touchdown for the game's first score and capitalized on a late North Carolina fumble to set up a fourth-qua

Scots' McMillian wins MVP

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina survived five turnovers and several tricks plays to beat North Carolina 21-12 victory Saturday in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas. Both offenses struggled, but South Carolina got a special teams touchdown for the game's first score and capitalized on a late North Carolina fumble to set up a fourth-qua

Scots trump Panthers, win 4th straight game

MONROE — After losing two of their last three games at home, the Scotland boy's basketball team found a solution to thier early-December woes — play on the road. Four away contests and four wins later, the Scots improved to 7-3 after a 65-52 victory at Piedmont on Friday. The Panthers jumped out to an 11-8 advantage after the 1st quar

The Parks & Rec little league holiday tournament concluded on Thursday with the Suns defeating the Raptors 31-10 in the championship game. The league featured kids between 9-10 years old. The Suns are coached by Stan Smith and Contonio Wilson.
The Raptors, coached by Keith Armstrong, finished as the runner-up at in the Parks & Rec holiday

The Parks & Rec little league holiday tournament concluded on Thursday with the Suns defeating the Raptors 31-10 in the championship game. The league featured kids between 9-10 years old. The Suns are coached by Stan Smith and Contonio Wilson. The Raptors, coached by Keith Armstrong, finished as the runner-up at in the Parks & Rec holiday

St Andrews hoops split weekday non- conference games

DETROIT, Mich. — The St. Andrews University men's basketball team made the long trip to Detroit Thursday to take on Marygrove College and came away with their fifth win of the season. The Knights, led by a stout defensive performance, defeated the Mustangs 66-49. Marygrove shot 26 percent from the field, including 24 percent in the first hal

BENNETTSVILLE — Losers of three straight games, the Scotland girl's basketball team on Thursday sought to get back on track against an opponent they easily defeated early in the year.
The Lady Scots had to work harder in this one but the result was the same — a notch in the win column.
Scotland defeated the Marlboro Bulldogs 52-46 on

Scots best Bulldogs in Bennettsville

BENNETTSVILLE — Losers of three straight games, the Scotland girl's basketball team on Thursday sought to get back on track against an opponent they easily defeated early in the year. The Lady Scots had to work harder in this one but the result was the same — a notch in the win column. Scotland defeated the Marlboro Bulldogs 52-46 on

ASHEVILLE — After scoring 27 points in St. Andrews' 67-59 victory over Columbia International on Saturday, senior guard Aaron Smith was rewarded with his first-ever Appalachian Athletic Conference player of the week, the conference announced this week.
Smith, who leads the team in scoring this season, made 10-of-16 shots and drilled 5-of-10

SAU senior guard Smith wins AAC player of the week

ASHEVILLE — After scoring 27 points in St. Andrews' 67-59 victory over Columbia International on Saturday, senior guard Aaron Smith was rewarded with his first-ever Appalachian Athletic Conference player of the week, the conference announced this week. Smith, who leads the team in scoring this season, made 10-of-16 shots and drilled 5-of-10

SOUTHERN PINES — After winning their Southeastern Conference opener against Purnell Swett last week, Scotland looked to continue that momentum Wednesday when they traveled to Pinecrest to take on the Patriots.
But, as coach Rangel Moore said after that win, Pinecrest is in a completely different league than the Rams.
Down several wrestlers

Patriots pull away from Scots

SOUTHERN PINES — After winning their Southeastern Conference opener against Purnell Swett last week, Scotland looked to continue that momentum Wednesday when they traveled to Pinecrest to take on the Patriots. But, as coach Rangel Moore said after that win, Pinecrest is in a completely different league than the Rams. Down several wrestlers

LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews University men's basketball team defeated Columbia International University 67-59 on Saturday to improve to 3-0 at home this season.
Senior guard Aaron Smith paced the Knights with a season-high 27 points on 10-of-16 shooting while also dishing out 2 assists and tallying 3 steals.
St. Andrew shot 41 percent from

Smith leads Knights to win

LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews University men's basketball team defeated Columbia International University 67-59 on Saturday to improve to 3-0 at home this season. Senior guard Aaron Smith paced the Knights with a season-high 27 points on 10-of-16 shooting while also dishing out 2 assists and tallying 3 steals. St. Andrew shot 41 percent from

Travel team seeks players

A 12U travel baseball team is looking for three players of its upcoming season. The team is combining with one out of Laurinburg. For information, contact coach Terry Pettitt at 910-410-8222 or 910-995-3527. Travel baseball team in Fayetteville to host tryouts The Carolina Rebels travel baseball organization, based out of Fayetteville, will have

LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews women's basketball team dropped 4 straight games during a rough mid-November stretch.
A month later, and they seem to have put those struggles behind them, as the Lady Knights won their fourth game in five tries after defeating the Methodist Monarchs 50-45 at home Friday night.
It was a close game throughout, as

Lady Knights drop Monarchs

LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews women's basketball team dropped 4 straight games during a rough mid-November stretch. A month later, and they seem to have put those struggles behind them, as the Lady Knights won their fourth game in five tries after defeating the Methodist Monarchs 50-45 at home Friday night. It was a close game throughout, as

Regardless of where you stand on the racial issues that have dominated the headlines in recent weeks, these past few weeks have shown us just how far our society still has to go.
Some of the things I've seen people say to one another on social media is truly disheartening. Now, it isn't uncommon to see a debate break out on a Facebook status, but

Athletes' actions in response to events refreshing

Regardless of where you stand on the racial issues that have dominated the headlines in recent weeks, these past few weeks have shown us just how far our society still has to go. Some of the things I've seen people say to one another on social media is truly disheartening. Now, it isn't uncommon to see a debate break out on a Facebook status, but

LAURINBURG — Scotland's wrestling team is still going through some growing pains under coach Rangel Moore.
After all, this is Moore's first year at the helm of a program that won one meet all last season because it only fielded four wrestlers. Now, the team has 14 athletes ready to take the mat, and the increase in participation has yielded

Scots score second win

LAURINBURG — Scotland's wrestling team is still going through some growing pains under coach Rangel Moore. After all, this is Moore's first year at the helm of a program that won one meet all last season because it only fielded four wrestlers. Now, the team has 14 athletes ready to take the mat, and the increase in participation has yielded

CHARLOTTE — It only took one game without guard Jordan Ratliffe for the Scotland boy's basketball team to realize just how much they missed his production and leadership on the court.
The junior missed last week's 61-51 home loss to South View due to injury, a game in which the Scots struggled to find consistent offense. But he was back in t

Ratliffe hits game-winner

CHARLOTTE — It only took one game without guard Jordan Ratliffe for the Scotland boy's basketball team to realize just how much they missed his production and leadership on the court. The junior missed last week's 61-51 home loss to South View due to injury, a game in which the Scots struggled to find consistent offense. But he was back in t

LAURINBURG — Jaylend Ratliffe was born to compete.
From the time he registered at Scotland Parks and Recreation as a spry, young, multi-sport athlete to his eventual rise to stardom at Scotland High, Ratliffe embraced the thrill of the game. Quickly becoming a member of recreational baseball, basketball and football teams, on which he would

Scotland senior adjusting after 3 months in hospital

LAURINBURG — Jaylend Ratliffe was born to compete. From the time he registered at Scotland Parks and Recreation as a spry, young, multi-sport athlete to his eventual rise to stardom at Scotland High, Ratliffe embraced the thrill of the game. Quickly becoming a member of recreational baseball, basketball and football teams, on which he would

BREAKING: North Carolina Board of Elections upholds local board's decision to dismiss election protest filed by Scotland County Sheriff Shep Jones. Full story to follow.

BREAKING: North Carolina Board of Elections upholds local board's decision to dismiss election protest filed by Scotland County Sheriff Shep Jones. Full story to follow.





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