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Watts’ on Wrestling Roster at UNCP for 3rd Year

Pirate graduate Josh Watts is looking forward to his 3rd season at UNCP. “As A SOPHOMORE (2016-17): Compiled an 8-10 (.444) record, all in tournament settings … Registered four wins by pin and one other by major decision … Went 2-3 against NCAA Division II competition … Earned a trip to the podium at the […]

Great to See Kelly on the UNCP Wrestling Roster

2017 graduate Chris Kelly has been working hard to prepare for his first season representing the Braves on the mat. UNCP is not that far to travel. Click here for the UNCP Brave schedule. Kelly’s bio on the roster: “Weight125 Hometown Lumberton, N.C. High SchoolLumberton HS MajorExercise & Sports Science HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Lumberton […]

Kelly to Continue his Wrestling Career at UNCP

We are excited to announce that 2017 Pirate graduate Chris Kelly will further his education at UNCP and represent the Braves on the wrestling mat. Kelly was a 3x All Conference selection, 4x All county, 2x 3rd in the Region, 2x state qualifier, and recorded 127 wins in 4 years of wrestling. He was on […]

Coach Bell Receives 2nd SEC Coach of the Year and 3rd County Coach of the Year Award

Congratulations to Coach Jamie Bell on his 2nd SEC Coach of the Year Award and 3rd County Coach of the Year Award. Coach Bell is a 2008 Lumberton High School graduate and just finished his fifth year coaching. He is doing great things for Pirate wrestling! This season’s accomplishments included winning the County Championship, placing […]

26 Student-Athletes Lettered in Three Sports

Twenty-six student athletes were recognized at a luncheon last week for playing three varsity sports this school year. They received the Super Pirate award and were served a great meal. The luncheon was held in the Galleon Grille on campus, and the meal was prepared by Mrs. Rose Freeman’s culinary class (pictured below). Go Pirates!

Student-Athletes Recognized as North Carolina Academic Scholars

More than 20 senior student-athletes are among the LHS students in our featured photo who were recognized as North Carolina Academic Scholars today. There are rigorous requirements set by the North Carolina State Board of Education that must be met in order for a student to be recognized as an academic scholar. This is a […]

Car Wash Saturday to Support Pirate Wrestling

Saturday, April 15th, from 9 – until! Please come out to O’Reilly’s Auto Parts on Roberts Avenue and get your car washed. Proceeds and donations will go towards sending some of our athletes to represent team North Carolina at the USA Junior National Duals in Oklahoma this summer, send athletes to summer wrestling camp and […]

2015 Pirate Graduate Monquez Townsend Qualifies for NJCAA National Wrestling Championships

After graduating in 2015, Pirate wrestler Monquez Townsend packed his bags and headed to Colby Community College in Kansas. Townsend was not only facing the difficult transition from high school to college. He was moving almost 1500 miles away from home, would have to adjust to a different climate, and he would be wrestling at […]

Pirate Wrestling Final Report for the Season

Coach Jamie Bell’s Final Team Report for the Season. Team Record: 26-6 Conf: 4-1 Conf Tournament: 4-1 State Duals 1-1, 5 State Qualifiers, 2 State Placers 106: Sincere Johnson 28-8 1st All Conference, All County 113:Noah Taylor 40-5 1st All Conference, All County, Region: 2nd 120: James Benjamin 32-11 2nd All Conference, All County 126: […]

Two Pirates Place at the NCHSAA Wrestling Championships

Five Pirates qualified to compete at the state level, and two of those five pirates placed. Jaden Jenkins, a 138-pound junior, placed 3rd in his weight class. Yakemiean (Pete) Johnson, a 132-pound sophomore, placed 6th. Jaden was 4-1 and Pete was 2-3. This is head coach Jamie Bell’s fifth year coaching. Under his leadership, three […]

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