First Place | Sports Feature James Nix, Independent Tribune Jay M. Robinson's Lavar Batts Jr. (23) is embraced by his family after his team won the NCHSAA 3A regional championship against Hickory Saturday at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem. The Robinson basketball team, coached by Lavar Batts Sr., went on to win the state championship the following week.

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James Nix, Independent Tribune

Jay M. Robinson's Lavar Batts Jr. (23) is embraced by his family after his team won the NCHSAA 3A regional championship against Hickory Saturday at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem. The Robinson basketball team, coached by Lavar Batts Sr., went on to win the state championship the following week.

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