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Jaylend Ratliffe moves out of ICU

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LAURINBURG — Scotland football star Jaylend Ratliffe is out of the intensive care unit, according to a source. After beginning rehab earlier in the week, Carolinas Medical Center doctors felt comfortable enough to move him in the pediatric wing of the hospital.Scotland coach Richard Bailey, who made the trip to Charlotte earlier Friday before his team arrived for a scrimmage game against Mallard Creek, said Ratliffe is doing well, but stressed it is going to be a slow, but steady, recovery process.“He’s starting to do some rehab, and walking around — he’s got a long ways to go but he’s starting to do some things.”Ratliffe has yet to pass a swallow test, so he will remain on a feeding tube until he does.

 

Scotland escapes with 20-14 win over Jack Britt

LAURINBURG — After cruising to an one-sided win last week at South View, Friday night’s affair at the Boneyard was anything but easy for Scotland as they held on to defeat Jack Britt 20-14 in Fayetteville Friday night.As good as the Fighting Scots looked last week, the team was bound to come back down to earth. But they almost crash-landed in the fourth quarter after a string of mishaps nearly cost the team the victory. Despite what co...

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Former SAU baseball stars playing professional ball

LAURINBURG — Each arrived at St. Andrews under different circumstances. They played separate positions on the diamond and graduated a year apart. Now Joe McCarty and Matt McCue find themselves amongst the professional ranks, both playing the sport they love.McCarty and McCue are St. Andrews’ most recent graduates to play baseball at the professional level. McCarty, who graduated from St. Andrews this year, played this summer for the White Sands Pupfish of the independen...

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Southeastern 4A Power Rankings

With the opening week of the high school football season in the books, it’s time to unveil the Southeastern Conference Power Rankings. Luckily, this isn’t college football where rankings determine if you make the playoffs, and you aren’t eliminated from contention by losing one or two games. If you don’t like where I ranked your team, we can have a fruitful discussion about it through a friendly phone call, email, or social media — but leave the pitchforks at hom...

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Bailey returns to the Boneyard

LAURINBURG — They say the third time’s a charm, but Scotland coach Richard Bailey would beg to differ with that statement when it comes to playing against his former school.The Fighting Scots travel to Fayetteville tonight to take on the Jack Britt Buccaneers in a game that may as well be coined the “Bailey Bowl.” Bailey was Jack Britt’s first football coach when the school opened in 2000, and he said he still cherishes many of the memories made during...

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Jaylend Ratliffe ‘sky high’ about being off feeding tube

LAURINBURG — Scotland star Jaylend Ratliffe continues to make good progress as he heals from an ATV accident that left him with a fractured skull last month. He passed a swallow test last Friday and is no longer on a feeding tube, according to a source.Scotland coach Richard Bailey said this was another important step in Ratliffe’s recovery process, adding that he was able to drink fluids and small amounts of soft food, like jello.Ratl...

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Cross Country looks toward AAC championship

LAURINBURG — After recording their highest finish in the conference under coach Bill Cason last season, the St. Andrews men’s and women’s cross country teams are gearing up for another run to take home the Appalachian Athletic Conference championship.Both the men’s and the women’s team finished in sixth place last year in the 11-team conference, and Cason said several key returners could help propel the program into the upper-echelon of AAC.

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Former Robeson football players killed

DILLON, S.C. — Three Robeson County residents, including two former high school football players, were killed in a single-vehicle accident on Saturday morning in South Carolina.Derrick Baker, an 18-year-old who played at Fairmont High last season, and Andrew Hill, an 18-year-old who led South Robeson High to the third round of the state playoffs during the 2013 season, were killed in the crash. Twenty-three-year-old Wesley Chavis, of Fairmont, also died in the accident on Hig...

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Source: Richard Bailey selected as new AD at Scotland

LAURINBURG — Scotland football coach Richard Bailey is the new athletic director for Scotland High, The Laurinburg Exchange has learned.A spokesperson for Scotland County Schools said Friday a selection for the position had been made, but that it has not been approved by the Scotland County Board of Education.Scotland’s former athletic director, Tommy Britt, passed away in May at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after suffering bleeding in the brain. The...

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Jaylend Ratliffe off feeding tube

LAURINBURG — Scotland star Jaylend Ratliffe passed his swallow test Friday, and is no longer on a feeding tube, according to a source.Ratliffe is currently in the pediatric wing of Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after doctors moved him out of the intensive care unit late last week. He will continue to undergo physical therapy as he recovers from an ATV accident that left him with a fractured skull almost three weeks ago.Scotland coach Richard Bailey said thi...

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Scotland dismantles South View 52-0

LAURINBURG — After a long, tumultuous summer, the Fighting Scots unleashed their emotions on the South View Tigers, dismantling the team 52-0 during Friday night’s season opener in Hope Mills.

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Bailey taps Ferguson asstarting quarterback

LAURINBURG — A quarterback with a name other than “Ratliffe” stitched across his back will line up under center for Scotland tonight at South View. Head coach Richard Bailey has named junior Dashaun Ferguson the new quarterback for the Fighting Scots.Although Bailey did not make the announcement official, Ferguson was given all of the first-team reps in Thursday’s practice. Ferguson, who led the junior varsity team to an 8-2 record last season, was considere...

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