Raiders split conference opener, earn first victory over Lee County
ROCKINGHAM — Hosting its lone home meet of the season, the Richmond Raider wrestling team entered the win column on Wednesday. Welcoming in Hoke County, Lee County and Pinecrest high schools as part of a four-team Sandhills Athletic Conference contest, the Raiders split their two matches. Richmond opened the...
Red Springs boys bucked by Hoke County
RED SPRINGS — The Red Springs Red Devils boys basketball team fell at home Wednesday night when they faced off against the Hoke County B
College Football Playoff field basically just clinched FSU, Clemson leaving the ACC
FSU went 13-0, winning its ACC Championship matchup against Louisville in ugly fashion, only to be left out of the College Football Playoff field in favor of a one-loss SEC Champion (Alabama) and a one-loss Big 12 Champion (Texas); the latter of which is leaving their conference next season. So...
Wesleyan's Kelly is USAS mens basketball player of the week
The USA South Athletic Conference has announced its athletes of the week, and Kyron Kelly North Carolina Wesleyan University has been named the Mens Basketball Player of the Week. The senior forward from Fayetteville, North Carolina averaged 18.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and three blocks per game last week as the Battling Bishops posted a 2-0 record. In an 88-58 win over Mid-Atlantic Christian, Kelly scored 25 points with nine rebounds, three blocks and one assist. In a 72-71 overtime victory over Apprentice, Kelly notched a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds to go along three blocks.
Force, FireAntz, And Marksmen Celebrate Hockey In Fayetteville
A tableau of Fayetteville hockey history took to the ice Saturday night as the Fayetteville teams scored a 4-2, comeback win over the Huntsville Havoc at the Crown Coliseum on Hockey in Fayetteville Night Saturday. The team took to the ice as the Fayetteville Force in the first period, the Fayetteville FirAntz in the second, and ended the night as the Fayetteville Marksmen.
UNC basketball turns up pressure, beats Florida State in ACC opener
CHAPEL HILL – UNC basketball turned up the heat and turned away Florida State’s upset attempt. Leaning on the energy of the Smith Center and their full-court pressure, the 17th-ranked Tar Heels rallied from a double-digit deficit for a 78-70 win Saturday against the Seminoles in the ACC opener. ...
Seventy-First 'not done yet' after rolling over Northern Nash to reach state championship
No. 2-seeded Seventy-First defeated 13-seed Northern Nash 50-36 on Loyd E. Auman Athletic Field on Friday in a much-anticipated NCHSAA 3A East Regional final that was controlled from start to finish by DeAndre Nance and the explosive Falcons offense. The Falcons dominated the line of scrimmage the entire night while Nance accounted for...
Jayda Angel, Deandre Nance highlight Fayetteville area's top performances this week
This past week, the Fayetteville-area had several top performers. Here's a list of those student-athletes who stood atop the rest each day. Girls' Preview Top returners and schedules for all Fayetteville-area NCHSAAA girls' basketball teams Boys' Preview Top returners and schedules for all Fayetteville-area NCHSAA boys' basketball teams ...
Spring Lake boxer heading to Olympic Team Trials
The country’s top boxers will take to the Canjundome arena in Lafayette, Louisiana, next week for a chance at selection for the U.S. Olympic team. Among the athletes vying for a spot on the team in the Paris games next year is Deborah Grant of Spring Lake, who is seeded No. 1 in the featherweight category. ...
Fayetteville Observer's James F. Moore Jr. discusses Seventy-First's win over Northern Nash: HSOT Postgame
James F. Moore Jr. of The Fayetteville Observer joined the HSOT Postgame Show to discuss Seventy-First's 50-36 win over Northern Nash.
How to watch NCHSAA football championships as Seventy-First, Clinton play for titles
The 2023 NCHSAA football championships are set, and Fayetteville will be represented by Seventy-First, winner of Friday's 3A East Regional final, 50-36 over Northern Nash. The Falcons will play for the fourth state championship in program history Friday against Hickory at Chapel Hill's Kenan Memorial Stadium. ...
Scotland steamrolls Douglas Byrd in doubleheader
FAYETTEVILLE — The Scotland men’s basketball team came away with a 67-29 win over the Douglas Byrd Eagles in nonconference action on the road Friday. Scotland moves to 2-0 with the win, while Douglas Byrd falls to 0-4. Wing Dajuan Gibson had 14 points for the Scots; wing...
WE MEET AGAIN: NN, 71st face off in 3A regional finals rematch
We meet again. Northern Nash and Seventy-First will face off in the Eastern 3A Regional finals for the second straight year today in Fayetteville. If last year’s contest is any indication (a 23-22 triumph by the Knights on their home field), the rematch could be a doozy. In that game, the Falcons led 22-17 with six minutes remaining until the Knights put together the game-winning drive, culminating with a seven-yard...
Rams’ Eddings signs with FTCC volleyball
PEMBROKE — Purnell Swett senior middle blocker Kayloni Eddings became the first Rams volleyball player this month to sign to play colleg
Roster Notes: Seventy-First's starters, recruits, & role players to know
Seventy-First High School won last week's 3A East regional championship and is set to take on Hickory, the 3A West champion, in this Friday's 2023 3A state championship game. The following is Seventy-First's roster, complete with notes on almost every player for HSOT Insiders. #2 - Christian Jackson, junior DB/WR,...
Jones returns to Robeson as St. Pauls assistant
ST. PAULS — There aren’t too many high school basketball teams with an assistant coach who led a team to the state championship ga
Top returners and schedules for all Fayetteville-area NCHSAAA girls' basketball teams
The 2023-24 high school basketball season is officially underway. Here's a look at all 10 of Fayetteville's NCHSAA girls' basketball teams, with top returning players, coaches' outlooks, complete schedules and more. Jack Britt Last season: 19-8 overall, 11-4 United 8 (3rd place) ...
WAGR/The Robesonian Sports Report
November 30, 2023 Interview with Jaymar Thompson, St. Pauls Girls Basketball Coach The Robesonian Sports Report by WAGR
NCHSAA votes to expand classifications from four to eight in 2025-26
The NCHSAA voted unanimously Wednesday to increase its number of classifications from four to eight, starting with the 2025-26 school year. Currently, teams are put into one of four classifications based on averaged daily membership (ADM) numbers from the previous year. The ADM will still determine which classification teams fall into, but those options are now doubled.
Former Daleville basketball standout passes away
2014 Daleville High School graduate Robert McGirt passed away in a car accident in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Friday night.