Local Roundup: Red Springs, Purnell Swett earn soccer wins


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Lumberton tennis holds off Richmond Senior

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton boys tennis team defeated Richmond Senior 6-3 at home on Thursday to improve to 2-1 in Southeastern Conference play this season.

Dominic Dent, Alex Wober, Josh Britt and Cole Lewis gave the Pirates a 4-2 lead after the end of singles play. Dent and Wober teamed up for an 8-2 doubles win and Lewis and C.J. Nemeroff won 8-0 in their doubles match to secure the win for Lumberton.

Lady Rams soccer improves to 5-1 in win over Lady Falcons

PEMBROKE — The Purnell Swett girls soccer team defeated Seventy-First 5-2 at home on Thursday.

Abi Lowry had three goals and Khaile Jones added two for the Lady Rams.

Red Springs routs St. Pauls in girls soccer action

RED SPRINGS — Viridiana Tapia scored four goals and had one assist to lead Red Springs to an 8-0 win over St. Pauls at home on Thursday.

Raynas Zangana had two goals and an assist, Noelia Tapia added a goal and an assist and Joshalin Mendoza accounted for the other goal. Gabby Pecina had three saves in goal.

Jack Britt tops Purnell Swett baseball

FAYETTEVILLE — Purnell Swett’s offense struggled on the road on Thursday night in its 3-1 loss at Jack Britt.

The Rams amassed three hits and a lone run that came in the top of the seventh that wasn’t enough to get out of the deficit it faced entering the inning. The Buccaneers scored all three of their runs in the bottom of the fifth, taking advantage of Purnell Swett starter Ryan Graham in his final inning on the mound.

Graham allowed four hits, three walks and two earned runs in his five innings of work. Bladen Strickland came in to throw one no hit inning in relief.

At the plate, Strickland, Cal Hunt and Ethan Chavis each had a hit for the Rams. Strickland drove in Dakota Locklear for the lone Purnell Swett run.

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