Scotland soccer out
in first round of tournament
RAEFORD — The Scotland boy’s soccer team lost 4-2 to Hoke County Monday night in the first round of the Southeastern Conference tournament. The loss ended the season for first-year head coach Danny Gallagher. The team that eliminated Scotland was coached by their former leader, Colin McDavid.
Scotland’s Bill Killough scored in the second minute off of an assist from Afiz Lateef. Lateef added a goal of his own in the 22nd minute, but the Scots were unable to hold onto their lead. Gallagher said the team struggled to find their control in the second half as the Bucks scored four unanswered goals to advance to the next round.
The Scots finished 3-15 overall and 2-9 in conference play.
Travel softball teams
LAURINBURG — The 10-and-under and 8-and-under Trouble Travel softball teams will hold tryouts on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Optimist Park in Laurinburg. The tryouts begin at noon and will be held at the facilities on 9988 S. Turnpike Road.
Tryouts are open to any girl born in 2003 or later. The teams travel throughout the Carolinas during the course of the season.
Those interested in 10-and-under can contact Jamie Smith at 910-506-7918. For 8-and-under, contact Calvin Chavis at 843-862-4412 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Organizers suggest arriving 30 minutes early to allow time to sign in.
SAU Hunter Seat
Team finishes first
RALEIGH — The St. Andrews University Hunter Seat Team finished first at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) competition Sunday hosted by Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
East Carolina University, coached by a St. Andrews alumna, earned Reserve Champion Status in the competition.
Emilee Wilson, Kimmy O’Keefe, Cami Glaff, Jake Hobson, Kirsten Farley and Jessica Story contributed first place finishes for SAU.
Earning second place were Kelsey Kocher, Regi Barasch, Alexandra Fullerton, Nikki Napoleone and Janie Malott.
Kocher added a third, as did O’Keefe in a later class. Amy Wrozek finished third in her class. Barasch also earned fourth place in a second class for the day. Tara Algieri was also fourth in her class as was Samantha Garriques. Julie Griffin and Betina Gore earned fifth place for the team.
Fullerton also added a fifth place finish to her competition, as did Caitlyn Woychick. Emily McBee was sixth in her over fences competition.
“We have a lot to keep working on but we did a lot well today,” said equestrian program director Peggy McElveen. “Our riding homework is assigned.”
The Hunter Seat Team will next compete Oct. 27 at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The Equestrian Center will host a pair of dressage shows Oct. 26 – 27.