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Tigers take down Scots in first round

LAURINBURG — Scotland volleyball coach Molly Hayes said before the season, if her girls play hard and compete the right way, they would rack up a lot of points.They did both of those things Saturday, but it was not enough to defeat Ragsdale in the first round of the North Carolina 4-A volleyball tournament — the Tigers defeated the Scots 25-19, 25-20, 23-25, 25-20.Scotland jumped out to a good start in the first set, taking a 3-0 lead. But Hayes was forced to...

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College wrestling coaches convene

RALEIGH — St. Andrews wrestling coach Joe Baranik wanted to give wrestling a platform to signify the start of the season — so he did something about it.The wrestling minds of North Carolina convened in Raleigh Tuesday morning at the first annual Wrestling Coaches Breakfast. Baranik spear-headed the event, hosted this year at the State Farmer’s Market Restaurant, with the goal to bring the 10 collegiate wrestling programs in North Carolina together.Altho...

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SAU volleyball wins to get to .500

LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews University volleyball team got back on track after a tw0-game skid to defeat Johnson & Wales University Thursday night at home, 25-13, 25-14, 25-14.Freshman outside hitter Angelica Arroyo spearheaded the win with 12 kills and four digs. She now has 214 kills this season. Sophomore hitter Tessa Smith was second on the team with eight kills while also tallying three digs and an ace. Middle blocker Aurore Floury and Lindsey Wagner each had five kills...

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Former UNCP wrestler wins award

PEMBROKE — Officials at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke announced Friday that Derek Brunson, a two-time all-American wrestler for the Braves from 2003-07, has been recognized as its Young Alumnus of the Year.The Young Alumnus/a of the Year criteria for selection includes distinguished professional achievement, leadership and service to the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and/or their community and loyalty to the ideals of the school. Candidates for the a...

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White propels Scots to 29-22 win

LAURINBURG — One score: 75 to 28.All week, that’s what the Pinecrest coaches and players had to hear as they prepared for their match against Scotland. After last season’s debacle at Pate Stadium, the Patriots yearned nothing more than to return home this year and return the favor.And although the score told a much different story Friday night, the Patriots faced the same result after losing 29-22 to the Fighting Scots. Freshman Zamir White was handed t...

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Scotland places second

RAEFORD — The Scotland boy’s cross country team continued their recent string of strong performances, finishing second at the the Southeastern Conference Cross Country Championship meet on Tuesday at Carolina Horse Park in Raeford.Logan Ward was the Scots’ top runner, finishing third with a time of 17:39.4 and John Holloway was right behind him in fourth in 17:58.73. Scotland finished with 49 points as a team to place behind perennial cross country powerhouse Pine...

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Scots-Patriots headline SEC action

Southeastern Conference football power rankings will continue every Friday until the end of season. As always, 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 home, please.Without further adieu, here are my rankings following Week 8.1. Richmond (7-0, 1-0)After playing the toughest non-conference schedule of any SEC team, the Ra...

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SAU soccer ties Reinhardt

WALESKA, GA. — The St. Andrews University men’s soccer team came away with a hard-earned 1-1 tie against one of the top teams in the nation, No. 18 Reinhardt University, on Wednesday.Reinhardt scored first in the 34th minute when Mark Withers crossed into the box and put a header through the net to give the Eagles the early lead.It would remain 1-0 until the 61st minute when defender Hector Rivas scored the equalizer off an assist from midfielder Jon Ander to...

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Richmond spoils Scots’ senior night

LAURINBURG — Scotland entered Wednesday night’s game against Richmond with the chance to play spoiler.The Raiders needed a win to earn a share of the conference championship with Pinecrest, but a loss would drop them to second place in the standings. As it turned out, Richmond was the school that embraced that role, as the Raiders knocked off the Scots 2-1 to put a damper on Scotland’s senior night festivities.

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SAU’s Beaver sets school record

CHARLOTTE — The St. Andrews University men and women’s cross country team competed in the Royals Cross Country Challenge in Charlotte on Saturday at Queens University.Senior Tyler Beaver set a school record with his 16th-place finish in an event that saw 30 NAIA and Division II teams compete. Beaver finished the 8K race in 25:54.5, breaking the school record of 25:55 held by former SAU national qualifier Mitch Cooper in 2008.Joseph Mullen of Tennessee Wesleya...

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Scots advance to SEC finals

LAURINBURG — After an up-and-down year that’s featured some impressive wins and lopsided losses, the Scotland volleyball team finds itself exactly where it was at this point last season — a win away from bringing home an SEC tournament championship.Scotland swept Hoke Tuesday at home in the semifinals of the SEC tournament 25-15, 25-20, 25-20, and will play for the conference championship today at 6 p.m.The opponent? None other than the Pinecrest Patrio...

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