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Shawn Stinson

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ROCKINGHAM — The Lumberton-Richmond Senior baseball game was just as advertised — a hard-fought, nail-biting contest.
With two Division I players locked in a pitchers' duel, the outcome was decided by one team's execution on the basepath.
Courtesy runner Devon Hunt stole home with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of fourth

Raiders 'steal' one from Pirates

ROCKINGHAM — The Lumberton-Richmond Senior baseball game was just as advertised — a hard-fought, nail-biting contest. With two Division I players locked in a pitchers' duel, the outcome was decided by one team's execution on the basepath. Courtesy runner Devon Hunt stole home with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of fourth

ROCKINGHAM — After eight seasons leading the Richmond Senior football team, Paul Hoggard stepped down today to accept the head coaching position with John A. Holmes in Edenton.
Hoggard led Richmond to its seventh state championship in 2008 when it rallied to defeat Jack Britt 38-35.
During his tenure as the head coach with the Raiders, Hogg

Hoggard resigns at Richmond, hired at Holmes

ROCKINGHAM — After eight seasons leading the Richmond Senior football team, Paul Hoggard stepped down today to accept the head coaching position with John A. Holmes in Edenton. Hoggard led Richmond to its seventh state championship in 2008 when it rallied to defeat Jack Britt 38-35. During his tenure as the head coach with the Raiders, Hogg

ROCKINGHAM — One would think the news of Paul Hoggard's departure from Richmond Senior would make the rest of the Southeastern Conference coaches happy.
Actually it is the opposite.
“We are losing a great coach and a better person,” Scotland coach Richard Bailey said. “It's a sad day for me. He's a great man and a great me

Fellow SEC coaches react to Hoggard's departure

ROCKINGHAM — One would think the news of Paul Hoggard's departure from Richmond Senior would make the rest of the Southeastern Conference coaches happy. Actually it is the opposite. “We are losing a great coach and a better person,” Scotland coach Richard Bailey said. “It's a sad day for me. He's a great man and a great me

The announcement of Paul Hoggard taking the head football coaching position at John A. Holmes in Edenton was a bit of a shock at first, but then again, it shouldn't have been too surprising.
During his eight years on the sideline as the head coach at Richmond Senior, Hoggard compiled a solid 89-19-1 record and won the school's seventh state champi

Patience could be the call for next Raider coach

The announcement of Paul Hoggard taking the head football coaching position at John A. Holmes in Edenton was a bit of a shock at first, but then again, it shouldn't have been too surprising. During his eight years on the sideline as the head coach at Richmond Senior, Hoggard compiled a solid 89-19-1 record and won the school's seventh state champi

ROCKINGHAM — The lure to be closer to his parents was too much for Paul Hoggard to resist.
After eight seasons leading the Richmond Senior football team, Hoggard stepped down Friday to accept the head coaching position with John A. Holmes in Edenton.
“Paul in the last year lost his brother and his parents are older,” Richmond at

Hoggard steps down at Richmond

ROCKINGHAM — The lure to be closer to his parents was too much for Paul Hoggard to resist. After eight seasons leading the Richmond Senior football team, Hoggard stepped down Friday to accept the head coaching position with John A. Holmes in Edenton. “Paul in the last year lost his brother and his parents are older,” Richmond at

RAEFORD — Even though it wasn't as dominant a performance as when the teams met the first time, the Richmond Senior boys tennis team was still victorious Thursday afternoon.
Richmond defeated Southeastern Conference rival Hoke 8-1. When the teams battled on March 16, Richmond only lost six games en route to a 9-0 win.
The Raiders are now 5-

Richmond slams Hoke, 8-1

RAEFORD — Even though it wasn't as dominant a performance as when the teams met the first time, the Richmond Senior boys tennis team was still victorious Thursday afternoon. Richmond defeated Southeastern Conference rival Hoke 8-1. When the teams battled on March 16, Richmond only lost six games en route to a 9-0 win. The Raiders are now 5-

ROCKINGHAM — It is a matchup of two teams that are trying to avoid picking up their second conference loss.
Richmond Senior will head to Lumberton tonight in a Southeastern Conference battle. The hopes of either team winning the regular-season conference title may hinge on the outcome of tonight's contest.
Richmond lost 6-2 to Purnell Swett

Pirates, Raiders battle to stay afloat in SEC

ROCKINGHAM — It is a matchup of two teams that are trying to avoid picking up their second conference loss. Richmond Senior will head to Lumberton tonight in a Southeastern Conference battle. The hopes of either team winning the regular-season conference title may hinge on the outcome of tonight's contest. Richmond lost 6-2 to Purnell Swett

Racers set to mow down the competition

ELLERBE — The thunder may not be as loud as what was heard at Rockingham Speedway, but there will be a lot of noise as the Ellerbe Lions Club's lawnmower racing season begins Saturday night. It will be the first of 12 dates for the group this year. Also included on the schedule is a national United States Lawn Mower Racing Association event

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton High School soccer team had few troubles keeping possession during Wednesday's 5-0 win against Richmond Senior.
It was the finishing they struggled with.
The Pirates (3-4, 2-1) overloaded Richmond (2-3-1, 1-1-1) with shots and held the Raiders to three shots on goal but only led 1-0 at halftime before logging three

Pirates shut down Raiders

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton High School soccer team had few troubles keeping possession during Wednesday's 5-0 win against Richmond Senior. It was the finishing they struggled with. The Pirates (3-4, 2-1) overloaded Richmond (2-3-1, 1-1-1) with shots and held the Raiders to three shots on goal but only led 1-0 at halftime before logging three

ROCKINGHAM — Joseph Griffith knows what he wants to do once he graduates from college — become an orthopedic surgeon.
His only problem was selecting the college to attend for the next four years before heading to medical school.
Griffith made his decision Tuesday afternoon in the media center at Richmond Senior, signing a letter of in

Griffith to fly off to Erskine

ROCKINGHAM — Joseph Griffith knows what he wants to do once he graduates from college — become an orthopedic surgeon. His only problem was selecting the college to attend for the next four years before heading to medical school. Griffith made his decision Tuesday afternoon in the media center at Richmond Senior, signing a letter of in

PEMBROKE — Purnell Swett coach Bryan McDonald believes one of the keys to having success is limiting the opposition from getting extra at-bats.
His team bought into that philosophy Tuesday night against Richmond Senior.
The Rams committed just two errors and starting pitcher Lucas Oxendine issued one walk in a 6-2 Southeastern Conference vi

Miscues doom Raiders

PEMBROKE — Purnell Swett coach Bryan McDonald believes one of the keys to having success is limiting the opposition from getting extra at-bats. His team bought into that philosophy Tuesday night against Richmond Senior. The Rams committed just two errors and starting pitcher Lucas Oxendine issued one walk in a 6-2 Southeastern Conference vi

Richmond routs Purnell Swett

PEMBROKE — The streak continues for the Richmond Senior softball team. Richmond extended its winning streak to six games to open the season with a 19-6 victory over Southeastern Conference rival Purnell Swett Tuesday night. The contest ended after six innings because of the mercy rule. The Raiders are now 2-0 in the SEC. The Rams fall to 2-

FAYETTEVILLE — After having its match with conference rival Scotland rained out last week, the Richmond Senior boys tennis team returned to the courts Monday afternoon.
Richmond rolled to a 7-2 victory over Jack Britt in a non-conference clash. The win improved the Raiders to 4-3 on the season and handed the Buccaneers their first loss of th

Raiders sink Buccaneers

FAYETTEVILLE — After having its match with conference rival Scotland rained out last week, the Richmond Senior boys tennis team returned to the courts Monday afternoon. Richmond rolled to a 7-2 victory over Jack Britt in a non-conference clash. The win improved the Raiders to 4-3 on the season and handed the Buccaneers their first loss of th

ROCKINGHAM — Just a few hours removed from Cody Leviner's second no-hitter of his high school career, another Leviner stepped up to lead Richmond Senior.
With the bases loaded and two outs Dalton Leviner ripped a double to left on an 0-1 pitch to score two runs in the bottom of the seventh to push Richmond to a 4-3 victory over Southeast Gui

Leviner lifts Richmond

ROCKINGHAM — Just a few hours removed from Cody Leviner's second no-hitter of his high school career, another Leviner stepped up to lead Richmond Senior. With the bases loaded and two outs Dalton Leviner ripped a double to left on an 0-1 pitch to score two runs in the bottom of the seventh to push Richmond to a 4-3 victory over Southeast Gui

ROCKINGHAM — The shoe was nearly on the other foot for the Richmond Senior softball team.
After using two rallies to take down Southwestern Randolph Wednesday night, Richmond almost had the same thing happen to it in the Southeastern Conference opener.
Instead of dropping its first game of the season, Richmond pulled away to post a 10-5 vic

Richmond stays perfect

ROCKINGHAM — The shoe was nearly on the other foot for the Richmond Senior softball team. After using two rallies to take down Southwestern Randolph Wednesday night, Richmond almost had the same thing happen to it in the Southeastern Conference opener. Instead of dropping its first game of the season, Richmond pulled away to post a 10-5 vic

It's very easy to take potshots at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.
Coaches, players, parents, administrators and media members can usually find dozens of items to complain about each year. Most of the time the issues at hand center around rules that were written years ago and haven't been addressed or updated.
The best thing

NCHSAA made the right call on Myers Park

It's very easy to take potshots at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. Coaches, players, parents, administrators and media members can usually find dozens of items to complain about each year. Most of the time the issues at hand center around rules that were written years ago and haven't been addressed or updated. The best thing

ROCKINGHAM — Both the Richmond Senior baseball and softball teams have had two games postponed because of rain.
Over the last two years, this wouldn't be too much of an issue, but Ricky Young and Wendy Wallace are still trying to find the right buttons to push on their young, inexperienced teams.
The baseball team is off to a 2-3 start this

Raiders to begin SEC play

ROCKINGHAM — Both the Richmond Senior baseball and softball teams have had two games postponed because of rain. Over the last two years, this wouldn't be too much of an issue, but Ricky Young and Wendy Wallace are still trying to find the right buttons to push on their young, inexperienced teams. The baseball team is off to a 2-3 start this

ROCKINGHAM — There wasn't just one comeback to keep Richmond Senior undefeated, there were two.
Richmond rallied from a four-run deficit after three innings and fought back from a two-run hole in the top of the eighth to pull out a 7-6 victory over Southwestern Randolph Wednesday night.
The win keeps the Raiders undefeated on the season in

Richmond rallies in 8

ROCKINGHAM — There wasn't just one comeback to keep Richmond Senior undefeated, there were two. Richmond rallied from a four-run deficit after three innings and fought back from a two-run hole in the top of the eighth to pull out a 7-6 victory over Southwestern Randolph Wednesday night. The win keeps the Raiders undefeated on the season in

RAEFORD — Hoke appeared to have the conference-opening contest with Richmond Senior in hand with just over three minutes remaining.
The Bucks were leading by two when the Raiders rallied to force overtime.
Neither team was able to find the back of the net as Hoke and Richmond settled for a 3-all tie Wednesday night.
“I thought we had

Raiders, Bucks open SEC play with 3-3 tie

RAEFORD — Hoke appeared to have the conference-opening contest with Richmond Senior in hand with just over three minutes remaining. The Bucks were leading by two when the Raiders rallied to force overtime. Neither team was able to find the back of the net as Hoke and Richmond settled for a 3-all tie Wednesday night. “I thought we had

ROCKINGHAM — Jamell Brown's first visit to Tennessee was quick.
In December, Brown traveled to Chattanooga to compete in the USA Boxing WSB and World Championships Team Trial, dropping his first bout.
Brown wanted his second trip to the Volunteer State to last much longer.
It did.
Brown captured the 152-pound championship at the Southern

Brown matures into championship boxer

ROCKINGHAM — Jamell Brown's first visit to Tennessee was quick. In December, Brown traveled to Chattanooga to compete in the USA Boxing WSB and World Championships Team Trial, dropping his first bout. Brown wanted his second trip to the Volunteer State to last much longer. It did. Brown captured the 152-pound championship at the Southern





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