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First Place | Sports Photo Story Travis Long, The News & ObserverSandhills Community College head basketball coach, Mike Apple, a high school math teacher, cheers his team on as they enter the O'Neal School gymnasium before a 91-60 win over William Peace College Wednesday, February 6, 2013 in Southern Pines.  Sandhills is trying to repeat as junior college national champions on a shoestring budget, no scholarships and home games played in a high school gymnasium.

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Travis Long, The News & Observer 

Sandhills Community College head basketball coach, Mike Apple, a high school math teacher, cheers his team on as they enter the O'Neal School gymnasium before a 91-60 win over William Peace College Wednesday, February 6, 2013 in Southern Pines. Sandhills is trying to repeat as junior college national champions on a shoestring budget, no scholarships and home games played in a high school gymnasium.