Robesonian- RSS SPORTS Feed Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:04:22 EST 1800 Weather alters local sports schedules PEMBROKE — Rainstorms started in Robeson County just before noon on Friday and with them came the year's latest weather-related postponements. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:21:12 EST Gladiators ready to start new season PEMBROKE — For two years Kevin Locklear has dreamed of bringing semi-professional basketball games to the Pembroke community. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:56:18 EST Friday’s local sports briefs McNeill headlines Pirate Armada stopLUMBERTON — Lumberton native Ruffin McNeill will make a public appearance in May as part of the East Carolina University Pirate Club's Armada event. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:46:20 EST Defending champ Rams earn top baseball seed for Slugfest tourney ROWLAND — The Purnell Swett High School baseball team has started the season with eight wins in its first nine games. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:46:16 EST Tapia’s hat trick leads to rivalry win RED SPRINGS — After going without a goal for the first 65 minutes against St. Pauls on Wednesday, Red Springs High School sophomore Viridiana Tapia found her finishing touch. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:26:15 EST Pirates break out, beat Raiders LUMBERTON — The Lumberton High School soccer team had few troubles keeping possession during Wednesday's 5-0 win against Richmond Senior.It was the finishing they struggled with. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:26:11 EST Oxendine holds off Richmond PEMBROKE — Purnell Swett High School coach Bryan McDonald believes one of the keys to having success is limiting the opposition from getting extra at-bats.His team bought into that philosophy Tuesday night against Richmond. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:01:18 EST Whiteville’s Pait one-hits Fairmont WHITEVILLE — The Fairmont High School baseball team has struggled from the plate this season and those woes continued on Tuesday night against Whiteville's Zach Pait. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:01:17 EST Braves use hitting to roll past Coker, finish season sweep PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke baseball team recorded a season-best 25 hits and used a pair of big innings to finish off a season sweep of Coker with a 20-5 on Tuesday. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:56:18 EST Batten gets an ace Contributed photo Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:56:12 EST UNCP finishes sweep of Georgia Southwestern AMERICUS, Ga. — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke baseball team sent 10 batters to the plate to spark a seven-run fourth inning and finish off a Peach Belt Conference series sweep at Georgia Southwestern with a 15-3 victory on... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:51:12 EST Rams fight in loss to Richmond PEMBROKE — Despite dropping its first game of the season in a 4-2 loss to Richmond Senior High School on Monday night, the Purnell Swett girls soccer team showed that this year's squad is much different from teams in previous... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:51:11 EST Keselowski holds off Harvick for win FONTANA, Calif. — While Kevin Harvick chased Kurt Busch down the stretch in a battle of the best cars in the Fontana field, Brad Keselowski was buried in 17th place — until the yellow flags started flying. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:01:11 EST McGirt closes with a 70, finishes 59th at Bay Hill ORLANDO, Fla. — Fairmont native William McGirt bounced back from a disappointing third round to card a 2-under-par 70 on Sunday to finish in a tie for 59th in the Arnold Palmer Invitation, which was played on the Bay Hill Golf... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:26:12 EST NCAA Tournament: Kansas, Virginia picked off Sweet 16 path Jahlil Okafor powered Duke into the Sweet 16. No such luck for a pair of No. 2 seeds in Kansas and Virginia. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:51:11 EST Paige heats up, UNC beats Arkansas to advance to Sweet 16 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Marcus Paige scored 22 points, including 20 in the second half, and North Carolina beat Arkansas 87-78 in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time in three years. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 23:41:11 EST UNCP’s Cash Bash getting closer PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke's athletic department has seen its share of record-breaking performances this season — most recently from its wrestling program that featured the first back-to-back national... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 22:56:19 EST Sunday’s local golf and sports briefs Carolina Plantation Golf Club news Sat, 21 Mar 2015 22:56:12 EST UNCP tops Georgia Southwestern to clinch weekend AMERICUS, Ga. — The visiting University of North Carolina at Pembroke baseball team tacked up two or more runs in four different innings to support a solid outing from right-hander Andy Sullivan as the Braves clinched their weekend series at... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 22:56:11 EST Getting to know local trainers In honor of National Athletic Training Month, The Robesonian and Southeastern Health have partnered to help acknowledge the athletic training staff responsible for helping keep high school athletes safe on the field and helping with their recovery off... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 22:51:12 EST