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A storybook ending

GREENSBORO — Demetri Sheridan resume last senior at Lumberton includes several high-profile honors. The senior was named All-Conference, All-County and All-Region honors, along with the county Defensive Player of the Year award.That’s why it was hardly shocking to some when Sheridan went off at the 69th annual NCCA East-West All-Star Football Game.Sheridan powered the East’s defense, taking his captain’s role seriously and racking up a game-high 1...

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Throwback Thursday: Local roots send Miller around the world

CHICAGO — For Regina Miller, every chance she could get to play basketball growing up was one she would take.“Riding my skateboard to the gym so I could shoot by myself, hoping that I could go somewhere,” Miller said, “and I did.”Miller has used basketball to travel the world, but it all started at Parkton High School where she learned to play the game, and took her school to its only NCHSAA state championship in girls basketball in 1980....

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West Rob boys headed for state

Contributed photoWest Robeson’s majors team won its district championship earlier this month in Lumberton. The team will advance to the state championship, which starts Saturday in Dunn. The team consists of, front left, Derrick Locklear, Jacob Brooks, Ethen Wilkins, Caleb Henderson, Dylan Cummings, Noah Locklear; middle left, Blake Scott, Cameron Briggs, Chandler Brayboy, Jeremiah Locklear, Micah Carter, Andrew Cummings; back left, coach Spencer Carter, coach Kaven Locklear ...

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West Rob advances to X-Play World Series

Contributed photoThe West Robeson Ponytails X-Play team won the state tournament in Pinehurst, going undefeated in the process. West Robeson beat Kings Mountain 11-2, Cherryville 10-0, Garner 19-3 and Cherryville 7-0 before beating Duplin County 10-0 in the championship. The team advances to the Ponytails X-Play World Series, which starts July 31 in Ponchatoula, La. The team includes, front left, Katelyn Culberth, Ayonna McGirt, Madison Canady, Kyra Locklear, Destiny Chavis, Saniah...

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Lumberton Ponytails go undefeated at state

Contributed photoAfter a third place finish in the district tournament, the Lumberton Ponytails saw the benefits of several hard weeks of practice, going undefeated at the Dixie Youth State Championship in Carthage. The win advances the team to the Dixie Softball World Series, which starts Aug. 4 in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. The team will represent North Carolina against 11 other teams from around the country, an honor that comes in Lumberton’s first year participating in Dixi...

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Burnette, Britt get all-star sendoff

GREENSBORO — As Bradley Burnette got off the bench and walked into his familiar center spot on the back line with 11 minutes left in Tuesday’s East-West All-Star boys soccer game, he paused for a second.The announcer at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s soccer stadium bellowed his name and on cue, Burnette raised his arms pointing his fingers to the sky as a small section of fans gave him an ovation.It was, if nothing else, a mix of emoti...

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Lonail Locklear closes out first County Championship

LUMBERTON — For Lonail Locklear, there was more on the line than just a trophy heading into Sunday’s round of the Robeson County Golf Championships, presented by Dial Insurance. With his brother, Larry Lynn Locklear, and his cousin, LeMark Harris, within shouting distance on the scoreboard, family bragging rights were on the line as well.Locklear didn’t flinch away from it, scoring a 3-over-par 75 on his final round to win the mens regular division by five strokes...

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Sunday’s RCGC final scores

Robeson County Golf ChampionshipsPresented by Dial InsuranceSunday’s final scoresChampionship DivisionChampionship Flight1. Kyle Covington 69-69-70 — 2082. Nick Dial 73-72-67 — 2123. Jeff Wishart 71-71-72 — 2144. Dyrck Fanning 70-77-69 — 216Brad Locklear 74-69-75 — 218Mark Kinlaw 72-73-74 — 219Andy A...

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Baker and the best

GREENSBORO — After coaching basketball for 24 years, it might be hard to experience new things on the court.Don’t tell that to Mike Baker.“Every time you go, every kid is different,” said Baker, the long-time Fairmont coach. “If it’s the same thing, you get bored, so it’s not. It’s fun when you come in and you have a new exciting kid that comes in and is excited about playing.”Baker’s past few months ...

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Return of the king

LUMBERTON — Even in his early years, Kyle Covington never tried to overthink the county championship tournament, but when his job took him to Pinehurst No. 2 earlier this summer for the U.S. Open, he caught a bit of a bug.“It gets your blood flowing,” he said. “Just being around all that golf made me want to play golf.”It led to several weeks of extra preparation for the Robeson County Golf Championships, sponsored by Dial Insurance....

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