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Battle of the Carolinas Football Classic

The second annual Battle of the Carolinas Football Classic, pits teams from North and South Carolina against each other, will be held on Wednesday, July 10 at Lumberton High School.

Fairmont and Lakeview will kick things off at 5 p.m., followed at 6 p.m. by Scotland and East Bladen. West Brunswick and Latta will battle at 7 p.m., before the late games that include Purnell Swett vs. Dillon at 8 p.m. and Lumberton vs. Marlboro at 9 p.m.

Advanced tickets are available at the Scotland High School office and are $5, with all that money going back to the school. Tickets at the gate will be $7 and that money will be split between the 10 participating schools.

Fall sports Picture Day

The Scotland High School football, soccer, volleyball and cheerleading programs will have picture day Friday, Aug. 12 starting at 8 a.m.

Soccer, volleyball start 2016 season

The Scotland High School men’s soccer team will travel to Seventy-First for their first game of the season. The match is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15.

The Scotland High School volleyball team will play in the Jack Britt Jamboree on Monday, Aug. 15. Times for the individual games are still TBA.

Football season tickets

With football season fast approaching Scotland High School will soon be giving season ticket holders the opportunity to re-purchase their reserved seats before they go on sale to the general public.

Tickets will be $60 per seat for the six regular season home games and will include one reserved parking pass. Those ticket holders who wish to re-purchase their seats or purchase additional seats can do so beginning the week of Aug. 15 at the main office at the high school between 9 a.m. and Noon.

Checks can be made payable to Scotland High School and tickets will be mailed to your home before the first home game. All tickets that are not purchased by Friday, Aug. 26 will go on sale to the general public.

The 2016 regular season home games are as follows:

Aug. 26 — Charlotte Independence

Sept. 2 — Marlboro County

Sept. 16 — New Hanover

Sept. 23 — Glenn

Oct. 7 — Purnell Swett

Oct. 28 — Lumberton

Cross County runs first meet

The Scotland High School cross country team will kick off their season Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m. with the Tiger Challenge 3K at Southview High School.

Phillip Hayes Memorial softball tournament

Optimist Park will play host to the sixth annual Phillip Hayes Memorial Softball Tournament the weekend of Aug. 27 and Aug. 28.

The event is being organized and operated by Top Gun Softball with the Optimist Club of Laurinburg providing a full-service concession stand, umpires and the facilities for the tournament.

Even though the Optimist Club does not having any teams participating in the softball tournament all of the proceeds will benefit the local Phillip Hayes Memorial Scholarship.

The tournament will feature five age divisions — 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and HSU — with four local teams set to compete. The Carolina Blaze out of Laurinburg has an 8U, 10U and two 12U teams signed up for the tournament.

The Hot Shots from Hope Mills along with X-Treme Havoc and Diamond Elite out of Raeford and the Carolina Blaze 14U team from Cheraw, SC and the DC Outbreaks from Dillon, SC round out the field.

The tournament will be a two pool to seed double elimination or one warm-up game and at least three bracket games, depending on the number of teams that sign up.

The cost is $175 for an 8U team and $295 for all other ages groups.

For additional information or to sign up contact Anthony Hunt, 910-474-4584.

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