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Shawn Stinson

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Michael Waddell had a low grade-point average, no entrance exam score and was months past the deadline when an athletic official sought to have the football player admitted to UNC's graduate school in fall 2003.
John Blanchard, then a senior associate athletic director, made the request after classes began, on Sept. 5, just as Waddell was about to

Former Raider implicated in UNC scandal

Michael Waddell had a low grade-point average, no entrance exam score and was months past the deadline when an athletic official sought to have the football player admitted to UNC's graduate school in fall 2003. John Blanchard, then a senior associate athletic director, made the request after classes began, on Sept. 5, just as Waddell was about to

ROCKINGHAM — It may have taken four extra days to play the game, but the wait was well worth it for Richmond Senior.
After getting off to a bit of a sluggish start in the first quarter, Richmond found its groove over the next 24 minutes to post an 89-65 victory over Ben L. Smith Saturday afternoon in the opening round of the state 4A playoff

Raiders deny Golden Eagles

ROCKINGHAM — It may have taken four extra days to play the game, but the wait was well worth it for Richmond Senior. After getting off to a bit of a sluggish start in the first quarter, Richmond found its groove over the next 24 minutes to post an 89-65 victory over Ben L. Smith Saturday afternoon in the opening round of the state 4A playoff

ROCKINGHAM — It would be easy to talk about all the players who graduated from last season's Richmond Senior team that reached the 4A State Championship Series.
After all, coach Ricky Young lost two two-time all-state selections — Bradley Brown and Nic Bullard — and five others who were key contributors to last year's 24-9-1 team

Raiders look to fill roles

ROCKINGHAM — It would be easy to talk about all the players who graduated from last season's Richmond Senior team that reached the 4A State Championship Series. After all, coach Ricky Young lost two two-time all-state selections — Bradley Brown and Nic Bullard — and five others who were key contributors to last year's 24-9-1 team

ROCKINGHAM — Barring another winter storm or something else catastrophic, there will be basketball today at Richmond Senior.
After four postponements, Richmond and Ben L. Smith will be able to take the court for their first-round 4A state playoff matchup 3 p.m. today at Raider Gymnasium.
The Raiders and the Golden Eagles were scheduled to p

Richmond, Smith finally ready for 1st-round matchup

ROCKINGHAM — Barring another winter storm or something else catastrophic, there will be basketball today at Richmond Senior. After four postponements, Richmond and Ben L. Smith will be able to take the court for their first-round 4A state playoff matchup 3 p.m. today at Raider Gymnasium. The Raiders and the Golden Eagles were scheduled to p

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Daily Journal has received a half-dozen awards for reporting and news coverage in a pair of statewide journalism contests.
Reporter Melonie Flomer won the prestigious O. Henry Award and reporter William R. Toler earned an honorable mention for the Walter Spearman Award in The Associated Press' 2015 North Caro

Daily Journal staff wins 6 press awards

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Daily Journal has received a half-dozen awards for reporting and news coverage in a pair of statewide journalism contests. Reporter Melonie Flomer won the prestigious O. Henry Award and reporter William R. Toler earned an honorable mention for the Walter Spearman Award in The Associated Press' 2015 North Caro

ROCKINGHAM — For the last three years, Richmond softball coach Wendy Wallace pretty much had an idea what her lineup was going to be.
She had the luxury of having players like Ashton Davenport and Summer Jacobs locked in as starters.
Not anymore. Davenport and Jacobs have graduated as well as three other players — Hunter Parks, Jennif

Richmond looks to reload

ROCKINGHAM — For the last three years, Richmond softball coach Wendy Wallace pretty much had an idea what her lineup was going to be. She had the luxury of having players like Ashton Davenport and Summer Jacobs locked in as starters. Not anymore. Davenport and Jacobs have graduated as well as three other players — Hunter Parks, Jennif

ROCKINGHAM — Well, so much for that light at the end of the tunnel.
After hoping to get onto the hardwood tonight, the Guilford County Schools announced Thursday afternoon it was closing school Friday which means the Richmond Senior and Ben L. Smith opening round playoff contest will once again be shelved.
Richmond athletic director Ricky Y

Opening game pushed back to Saturday

ROCKINGHAM — Well, so much for that light at the end of the tunnel. After hoping to get onto the hardwood tonight, the Guilford County Schools announced Thursday afternoon it was closing school Friday which means the Richmond Senior and Ben L. Smith opening round playoff contest will once again be shelved. Richmond athletic director Ricky Y

ROCKINGHAM — The old adage of “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush,” could apply to Brandon Greene.
The Richmond Senior kicker/punter received interest from several colleges including Georgia Southern, Lenior-Rhyne and North Carolina A&T, but only one was willing to make an offer Greene couldn't resist.
Greene will a

Greene heading to Guilford

ROCKINGHAM — The old adage of “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush,” could apply to Brandon Greene. The Richmond Senior kicker/punter received interest from several colleges including Georgia Southern, Lenior-Rhyne and North Carolina A&T, but only one was willing to make an offer Greene couldn't resist. Greene will a

ROCKINGHAM — Normally when Richmond Senior girls coach Bennie Howard talks about the start of the soccer season, he knows teams like Lumberton and Pinecrest will have a leg up on his squad.
The reason is those girls play soccer all year, while Howard gets less than a handful who do.
But that is starting to change.
Howard was able to mark 1

Raiders hope to rebound

ROCKINGHAM — Normally when Richmond Senior girls coach Bennie Howard talks about the start of the soccer season, he knows teams like Lumberton and Pinecrest will have a leg up on his squad. The reason is those girls play soccer all year, while Howard gets less than a handful who do. But that is starting to change. Howard was able to mark 1

UPDATE — Guilford County Schools officials have announced its schools will be closed Thursday. Because of this, the Richmond Senior-Ben L. Smith first round basketball game could be postponed for the third time.
NCHSAA officials would like schools to attempt to play the game on Friday if possible.
Check back for further information or visit

Richmond, Smith first-round clash delayed again

UPDATE — Guilford County Schools officials have announced its schools will be closed Thursday. Because of this, the Richmond Senior-Ben L. Smith first round basketball game could be postponed for the third time. NCHSAA officials would like schools to attempt to play the game on Friday if possible. Check back for further information or visit

ROCKINGHAM — It is tough to select an all-star team.
And it's more difficult to pick one based on a piece of paper.
That was the obstacle Richmond Senior soccer coach Bennie Howard had to overcome. Howard was named to coach the East team last July for the annual East-West All-Star game at UNC Greensboro Soccer Field. The contest, scheduled

Howard selects East team

ROCKINGHAM — It is tough to select an all-star team. And it's more difficult to pick one based on a piece of paper. That was the obstacle Richmond Senior soccer coach Bennie Howard had to overcome. Howard was named to coach the East team last July for the annual East-West All-Star game at UNC Greensboro Soccer Field. The contest, scheduled

ROCKINGHAM — Another week.
Another tournament.
Another postponement.
The wintry weather that hit the region Tuesday morning forced officials to postpone the 4A state playoff opening round contest between Richmond Senior and Ben L. Smith. The game is now tentatively scheduled for 6 p.m. today at Raider Gymnasium. Check the Daily Journal web

Weather postpones opener

ROCKINGHAM — Another week. Another tournament. Another postponement. The wintry weather that hit the region Tuesday morning forced officials to postpone the 4A state playoff opening round contest between Richmond Senior and Ben L. Smith. The game is now tentatively scheduled for 6 p.m. today at Raider Gymnasium. Check the Daily Journal web

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior appears to be the border school when it comes to the playoffs.
Sometimes the school's teams go East in the postseason, while others head West.
For the second straight season, the Richmond boys basketball squad was placed in the West Region.
Richmond earned the No. 16 seed and will play host to Ben L. Smith 7 p.

Richmond battles Smith

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior appears to be the border school when it comes to the playoffs. Sometimes the school's teams go East in the postseason, while others head West. For the second straight season, the Richmond boys basketball squad was placed in the West Region. Richmond earned the No. 16 seed and will play host to Ben L. Smith 7 p.

ROCKINGHAM — Despite being just 18 years old, there isn't much Jamell Brown hasn't done in the boxing ring.
But in two weeks, Brown will do something for the first time — fight in the Golden Gloves.
Brown will compete in the annual state Golden Gloves tournament March 6 to 7 at the Sugaw Creek Rec Center in Charlotte.
“It's goi

Brown preps for tournament with decision win

ROCKINGHAM — Despite being just 18 years old, there isn't much Jamell Brown hasn't done in the boxing ring. But in two weeks, Brown will do something for the first time — fight in the Golden Gloves. Brown will compete in the annual state Golden Gloves tournament March 6 to 7 at the Sugaw Creek Rec Center in Charlotte. “It's goi

CHAPEL HILL — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has posted the final brackets for this season's state boys basketball playoffs.
Richmond Senior will be the No. 16 seed in the West Region and will host No. 17 Ben L. Smith 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Scotland is the No. 8 seed in the West and will welcome Hough, the 25th seed, to Laurin

Richmond grabs 16th seed in the West

CHAPEL HILL — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has posted the final brackets for this season's state boys basketball playoffs. Richmond Senior will be the No. 16 seed in the West Region and will host No. 17 Ben L. Smith 7 p.m. Tuesday. Scotland is the No. 8 seed in the West and will welcome Hough, the 25th seed, to Laurin

No one can blame the officials at Moore County Schools for being cautious and canceling school the majority of this week.
It was common sense to take the approach that if one child was injured trying to get to school on icy roads, than that is one too many.
If there is only one negative — and it is a small one — to take from that, it'

Lack of tourney punishes seniors, dashes playoff hopes

No one can blame the officials at Moore County Schools for being cautious and canceling school the majority of this week. It was common sense to take the approach that if one child was injured trying to get to school on icy roads, than that is one too many. If there is only one negative — and it is a small one — to take from that, it'

GREENSBORO — Richmond Senior wrestling coach Earl Nicholson was a bit concerned about how his freshman would perform in his first appearance in the state tournament.
Even though Tommy Shelton lost both of his matches in the 106-pound division Friday, he performed well as the Raiders' lone representative at the Greensboro Coliseum.
In his fi

Shelton ousted from tourney

GREENSBORO — Richmond Senior wrestling coach Earl Nicholson was a bit concerned about how his freshman would perform in his first appearance in the state tournament. Even though Tommy Shelton lost both of his matches in the 106-pound division Friday, he performed well as the Raiders' lone representative at the Greensboro Coliseum. In his fi

ROCKINGHAM — The final nail in the coffin for the Southeastern Conference boys and girls basketball tournaments was hammered in when Moore County Schools officials elected to cancel classes.
For the second straight year, there will not be a chance for a team outside of a guaranteed playoff spot to win the conference tournament and grab a pos

SEC tourney called off again

ROCKINGHAM — The final nail in the coffin for the Southeastern Conference boys and girls basketball tournaments was hammered in when Moore County Schools officials elected to cancel classes. For the second straight year, there will not be a chance for a team outside of a guaranteed playoff spot to win the conference tournament and grab a pos

ROCKINGHAM — While the winter weather has been playing havoc on the basketball schedules, it has also affected the wrestling state championships.
The North Carolina High School Athletic Associated was forced to postpone the championships that were slated to begin today at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Instead, the tournament will start Friday wi

Ice, snow force changes to state wrestling tourney

ROCKINGHAM — While the winter weather has been playing havoc on the basketball schedules, it has also affected the wrestling state championships. The North Carolina High School Athletic Associated was forced to postpone the championships that were slated to begin today at the Greensboro Coliseum. Instead, the tournament will start Friday wi

ROCKINGHAM — Another day, another set of postponements.
The Southeastern Conference boys and girls basketball tournament was put on ice Wednesday as all four first-round contests were postponed. It was the third straight day the girls have been unable to take the court, while the boys have had their tourney pushed back two days.
There appea

More of the same for SEC

ROCKINGHAM — Another day, another set of postponements. The Southeastern Conference boys and girls basketball tournament was put on ice Wednesday as all four first-round contests were postponed. It was the third straight day the girls have been unable to take the court, while the boys have had their tourney pushed back two days. There appea





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