Sports briefs

October 31, 2013

Richmond tickets

go on sale Monday

LAURINBURG — Tickets go on sale Monday for Scotland’s game against Richmond on Nov. 8. Tickets will be $6 and on sale at the Scotland High School main office, Harley’s Tuxedo and Gifts and ShirtTales.

The tickets will be sold until Friday at noon. The stadium will open its gates at 5:30 p.m. on that Friday.

Scotland tennis duo

plays in state tournament

RALEIGH — Leslie Floyd and Sallie Wegner traveled to Ralieigh last weekend to compete in the NCHSAA Class 4-A state tennis tournament. The doubles players made it the furthest of any on Scotland’s squad this season. They faced Anna Mattapallil and Haley Tan of Charlote Providence in the first round of the doubles tournament, and lost in two sets, 6-1, 6-0.

Mattapallil and Tan were eliminated in the next round by Sammi Smith and Jordan Strickland out of Cary Panther Creek. Smith and Strickland would go on to win the doubles championship by defeating a team from Cary in three sets, 6-2, 1-6 and 6-4.

Oneida Nation requests

meeting with all NFL owners

NEW YORK (AP) — Representatives of the Oneida Indian Nation have requested a meeting with all 32 NFL owners during Super Bowl week, hoping to persuade them to get the Washington franchise to drop the nickname Redskins.

Ray Halbritter, an Oneida representative and leader of the “Change the Mascot Campaign,” said Wednesday that his group asked in a meeting with NFL executives that Commissioner Roger Goodell and Redskins owner Daniel Snyder “visit our homelands.”

The Oneidas also asked for an amendment to league bylaws to prohibit franchises from naming a team with any term that is a racial epithet. Halbritter says the dictionary defines the word ‘redskins’ precisely like that.

And Halbritter’s group asked Goodell to ‘use his power to force Snyder to the league executive committee for possible sanctions’ should the team continue to use the name.