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Shawn Stinson

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HAMLET — Hamlet Middle School baseball coach Ralph Butler is calling on some of his former players to assist his program.
Butler has organized the initial Red Ram Hit-A-Thon to run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the school. He is hoping to raise money to help with field improvements as well as assist with the purchase of uniforms and equi

Fundraiser to benefit Red Rams

HAMLET — Hamlet Middle School baseball coach Ralph Butler is calling on some of his former players to assist his program. Butler has organized the initial Red Ram Hit-A-Thon to run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the school. He is hoping to raise money to help with field improvements as well as assist with the purchase of uniforms and equi

ROCKINGHAM — Coming off its first victory over Pinecrest in nine years, the Richmond Senior wrestling team continued its hot streak at the Patriot Duals at Indepenence High School Saturday morning.
Richmond won all five of its matches and according to coach Earl Nicholson had the largest point differential of any of the other undefeated team

Raiders maintain hot streak

ROCKINGHAM — Coming off its first victory over Pinecrest in nine years, the Richmond Senior wrestling team continued its hot streak at the Patriot Duals at Indepenence High School Saturday morning. Richmond won all five of its matches and according to coach Earl Nicholson had the largest point differential of any of the other undefeated team

ROCKINGHAM — It was exactly what was needed.
The Richmond Senior boys basketball team faced a must-win game with Pinecrest Friday to keep its Southeastern Conference regular season championship hopes alive.
A loss would have put the Raiders two games behind the Patriots in the standings. In reality, it would have been a three-game lead for

Rivals set for SEC clash

ROCKINGHAM — It was exactly what was needed. The Richmond Senior boys basketball team faced a must-win game with Pinecrest Friday to keep its Southeastern Conference regular season championship hopes alive. A loss would have put the Raiders two games behind the Patriots in the standings. In reality, it would have been a three-game lead for

ROCKINGHAM — To say Richmond Senior was motivated to avenge its earlier loss to Pinecrest would be an understatement.
To a person, all of the members of the Richmond boys basketball team had this contest circled on the schedule. They wanted to get a little payback for the 60-57 last-second loss to Pinecrest in the finals of the Holiday in th

Raiders rout Patriots

ROCKINGHAM — To say Richmond Senior was motivated to avenge its earlier loss to Pinecrest would be an understatement. To a person, all of the members of the Richmond boys basketball team had this contest circled on the schedule. They wanted to get a little payback for the 60-57 last-second loss to Pinecrest in the finals of the Holiday in th

ROCKINGHAM — It was just like water torture.
Pinecrest slowly kept adding to its lead until eventually the floodgates opened.
Pinecrest pulled away for a 63-37 victory over Richmond Friday night at Raider Gymnasium. The Patriots improved to 9-8 on the season and 2-2 in the Southeastern Conference. The Raiders dropped their sixth-straight co

Pinecrest pulls away from Richmond

ROCKINGHAM — It was just like water torture. Pinecrest slowly kept adding to its lead until eventually the floodgates opened. Pinecrest pulled away for a 63-37 victory over Richmond Friday night at Raider Gymnasium. The Patriots improved to 9-8 on the season and 2-2 in the Southeastern Conference. The Raiders dropped their sixth-straight co

ROCKINGHAM — With each mounting loss, their playoff dreams keep getting bleaker and bleaker.
Because of that, Richmond Senior girls basketball coach Victoria DeFrate thought her team may go into a bit of funk.
Instead, DeFrate has has been pleasantly surprised to see the Raiders continue to practice and play with the same enthusiasm they sh

Raiders still positive despite losses

ROCKINGHAM — With each mounting loss, their playoff dreams keep getting bleaker and bleaker. Because of that, Richmond Senior girls basketball coach Victoria DeFrate thought her team may go into a bit of funk. Instead, DeFrate has has been pleasantly surprised to see the Raiders continue to practice and play with the same enthusiasm they sh

ROCKINGHAM — For one of the few times, maybe even the only time, the Richmond Senior wrestling team rooted for its rival Scotland Wednesday night.
It may have been from afar, but Richmond was hoping Scotland would be able to pull out a victory over Southeastern Conference foe Lumberton. If the Scots could have knocked off the Pirates, the Ra

Richmond faces 'must-win' match vs. Pinecrest

ROCKINGHAM — For one of the few times, maybe even the only time, the Richmond Senior wrestling team rooted for its rival Scotland Wednesday night. It may have been from afar, but Richmond was hoping Scotland would be able to pull out a victory over Southeastern Conference foe Lumberton. If the Scots could have knocked off the Pirates, the Ra

ROCKINGHAM — There are 93 members listed on their website, and 75 of them qualified to compete for a world championship in Perry, Georgia.
Not too bad of a showing for the National Barrel Horse Association's North Carolina District 02 membership.
There are two world championship events members from the district will be competing in later th

District riders head to worlds

ROCKINGHAM — There are 93 members listed on their website, and 75 of them qualified to compete for a world championship in Perry, Georgia. Not too bad of a showing for the National Barrel Horse Association's North Carolina District 02 membership. There are two world championship events members from the district will be competing in later th

ROCKINGHAM — They might be two of the quietest players on the court, but their actions speak volumes.
Senior forward Tre Pettigrew and junior forward Lavell Ellerbe have been key cogs to Richmond Senior's success on the hardwood. The Raiders are 10-5 this season and 2-1 in Southeastern Conference play.
Pettigrew, a three-year starter, is kn

Richmond's quiet leaders

ROCKINGHAM — They might be two of the quietest players on the court, but their actions speak volumes. Senior forward Tre Pettigrew and junior forward Lavell Ellerbe have been key cogs to Richmond Senior's success on the hardwood. The Raiders are 10-5 this season and 2-1 in Southeastern Conference play. Pettigrew, a three-year starter, is kn

ROCKINGHAM — The storied Rockingham Speedway could host racing once again — with disabled veterans as the drivers.
The track would be part of a community designed to help veterans returning from war reintegrate into society.
The organization Vets-Help plans to create a complex that will “contain a community medical and wellness

RACING'S RETURN?

ROCKINGHAM — The storied Rockingham Speedway could host racing once again — with disabled veterans as the drivers. The track would be part of a community designed to help veterans returning from war reintegrate into society. The organization Vets-Help plans to create a complex that will “contain a community medical and wellness

ROCKINGHAM — The spark came from an unlikely source.
But it was just what Temple Christian needed at the time.
Russ Byrd hit his only shot of the game, a 3-pointer from the right wing to give Temple a boost and send the Tigers to a 56-45 win over Berean Baptist Tuesday night.
“I was bringing the ball down the court and no one picked

Byrd's 3 sparks Temple

ROCKINGHAM — The spark came from an unlikely source. But it was just what Temple Christian needed at the time. Russ Byrd hit his only shot of the game, a 3-pointer from the right wing to give Temple a boost and send the Tigers to a 56-45 win over Berean Baptist Tuesday night. “I was bringing the ball down the court and no one picked

ROCKINGHAM — It didn't look like it on the scoreboard, but it is just what Broderick Hair wanted for his team.
Hair said it was the most physical contest Temple Christian had been involved in this season.
Despite the physical play, Temple cruised to a 39-20 home victory over Berean Baptist Tuesday night.
“We got off to a rough start

Tigers power past Bulldogs

ROCKINGHAM — It didn't look like it on the scoreboard, but it is just what Broderick Hair wanted for his team. Hair said it was the most physical contest Temple Christian had been involved in this season. Despite the physical play, Temple cruised to a 39-20 home victory over Berean Baptist Tuesday night. “We got off to a rough start

ROCKINGHAM — Before it can think about Friday, the Richmond Senior boys basketball team has to get through today.
With a showdown against Southeastern Conference leader Pinecrest looming later in the week, Richmond will hit the road to take on Lumberton tonight.
Both the Pirates and the Raiders recovered from a rough beginning to their SEC

Raiders look to hold Pirates at bay

ROCKINGHAM — Before it can think about Friday, the Richmond Senior boys basketball team has to get through today. With a showdown against Southeastern Conference leader Pinecrest looming later in the week, Richmond will hit the road to take on Lumberton tonight. Both the Pirates and the Raiders recovered from a rough beginning to their SEC

ROCKINGHAM — Four members of the Richmond Senior wrestling team went undefeated this weekend.
Gary Blue, Dominique Everette, Antoine Shaw and David Watkins helped the Raiders finish third in the East Montgomery Eagle Open.
Richmond went 3-2 at the tournament, defeating West Davidson 64-10, Randleman 53-25 and Providence Grove 54-29. East Mo

Raiders take 3rd in Eagle Open

ROCKINGHAM — Four members of the Richmond Senior wrestling team went undefeated this weekend. Gary Blue, Dominique Everette, Antoine Shaw and David Watkins helped the Raiders finish third in the East Montgomery Eagle Open. Richmond went 3-2 at the tournament, defeating West Davidson 64-10, Randleman 53-25 and Providence Grove 54-29. East Mo

PEMBROKE — One of the teams was going to end its Southeastern Conference drought.
In the end, it turned out to be the one with the longest losing streak in league play.
Bristin Locklear hit a runner just outside of the lane with 10 seconds remaining in the game to lift Purnell Swett to a 42-40 victory over Richmond Senior Friday night.
Loc

Rams end SEC drought, edge Raiders

PEMBROKE — One of the teams was going to end its Southeastern Conference drought. In the end, it turned out to be the one with the longest losing streak in league play. Bristin Locklear hit a runner just outside of the lane with 10 seconds remaining in the game to lift Purnell Swett to a 42-40 victory over Richmond Senior Friday night. Loc

PEMBROKE — David Laton may want to consider scheduling all of his team's games in Robeson County.
After winning all three of its games in the Robeson County Shootout to claim its first championship, Richmond Senior remained undefeated in the county following its 87-71 victory over Purnell Swett Friday night.
The win snapped the Raiders' thr

Raiders roll past Rams

PEMBROKE — David Laton may want to consider scheduling all of his team's games in Robeson County. After winning all three of its games in the Robeson County Shootout to claim its first championship, Richmond Senior remained undefeated in the county following its 87-71 victory over Purnell Swett Friday night. The win snapped the Raiders' thr

ROCKINGHAM — The loss to Lumberton two weeks ago still haunts Richmond wrestling coach Earl Nicholson.
The two teams were tied at 39 when the match ended, but the Pirates were awarded one point for recording the most takedowns in the match. That additional point gave Lumberton the victory in the Southeastern Conference clash.
“We gave

Raiders eye upset on mats

ROCKINGHAM — The loss to Lumberton two weeks ago still haunts Richmond wrestling coach Earl Nicholson. The two teams were tied at 39 when the match ended, but the Pirates were awarded one point for recording the most takedowns in the match. That additional point gave Lumberton the victory in the Southeastern Conference clash. “We gave

ROCKINGHAM — After a week's silence, the sounds of squeaking shoes and the pounding of basketballs on the hardwood will return tonight.
All 12 Southeastern Conference basketball teams will be back in action with six hoping to remain undefeated in league play.
Both of Richmond's teams, on the other hand, will be looking to snap their three-g

SEC teams return to the hardwood

ROCKINGHAM — After a week's silence, the sounds of squeaking shoes and the pounding of basketballs on the hardwood will return tonight. All 12 Southeastern Conference basketball teams will be back in action with six hoping to remain undefeated in league play. Both of Richmond's teams, on the other hand, will be looking to snap their three-g

ROCKINGHAM — Two teams will attempt to repeat last season's success.
The Richmond Senior baseball team advanced to the 4A championship series for the first time since 2000, but lost to West Forsyth in three games.
The softball squad reeled off a school-record 28 straight wins before losing to Cape Fear in nine innings in the fourth round of

Richmond releases spring schedules

ROCKINGHAM — Two teams will attempt to repeat last season's success. The Richmond Senior baseball team advanced to the 4A championship series for the first time since 2000, but lost to West Forsyth in three games. The softball squad reeled off a school-record 28 straight wins before losing to Cape Fear in nine innings in the fourth round of

ROCKINGHAM — The Temple Christian boys basketball team fell short of one of their goals.
In the grand scheme of things, it isn't a problem — because the main one is still within reach.
Temple will finish second in the regular season behind Liberty Christian in the Carolina Christian Athletic Association standings. The two schools tied

Temple keeps eye on final goal

ROCKINGHAM — The Temple Christian boys basketball team fell short of one of their goals. In the grand scheme of things, it isn't a problem — because the main one is still within reach. Temple will finish second in the regular season behind Liberty Christian in the Carolina Christian Athletic Association standings. The two schools tied





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