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Shawn Stinson

Position: Sports Editor
E-Mail Address: sstinson@civitasmedia.com
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ROCKINGHAM — Tre Pettigrew is very shy and reserved. When he talks, it is barely above a whisper.
That's OK, because Pettigrew allows his play on the basketball court to do all the talking for him.
Pettigrew became the first Richmond Senior basketball player in two seasons to sign a letter of intent when he inked with Guilford Technical Com

Pettigrew signs with Guilford Tech

ROCKINGHAM — Tre Pettigrew is very shy and reserved. When he talks, it is barely above a whisper. That's OK, because Pettigrew allows his play on the basketball court to do all the talking for him. Pettigrew became the first Richmond Senior basketball player in two seasons to sign a letter of intent when he inked with Guilford Technical Com

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera was known for being a tad bit conservative and following conventional football wisdom when he was first hired.
Rivera's tenure with Carolina was about to come to an abrupt end after he infamously elected to kick a field goal when facing a fourth-and-1 at the Buffalo 21 with 1:42 left in the game. At the time, the

Castellano brings a gambler's mentality to the Raiders

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera was known for being a tad bit conservative and following conventional football wisdom when he was first hired. Rivera's tenure with Carolina was about to come to an abrupt end after he infamously elected to kick a field goal when facing a fourth-and-1 at the Buffalo 21 with 1:42 left in the game. At the time, the

ROCKINGHAM — It's like deja vu all over again.
Last season the Richmond Senior softball team advanced to the fourth round of the state 4A East Region and faced an undefeated Cape Fear squad on the road. The Colts came into the game with a 25-0 record and the Raiders set a school mark with 28 straight victories.
Cape Fear managed to inch pas

Raiders, Spartans set for battle

ROCKINGHAM — It's like deja vu all over again. Last season the Richmond Senior softball team advanced to the fourth round of the state 4A East Region and faced an undefeated Cape Fear squad on the road. The Colts came into the game with a 25-0 record and the Raiders set a school mark with 28 straight victories. Cape Fear managed to inch pas

CHARLOTTE — This time, the skies were clear and there was no precipitation in sight.
The only thing raining down were the hits off the Richmond Senior bats. Richmond finished the contest with 14 hits in a 10-4 victory over Olympic Wednesday in the third round of the state 4A playoffs.
The game was postponed Tuesday after one pitch because o

Raiders march into 4th round

CHARLOTTE — This time, the skies were clear and there was no precipitation in sight. The only thing raining down were the hits off the Richmond Senior bats. Richmond finished the contest with 14 hits in a 10-4 victory over Olympic Wednesday in the third round of the state 4A playoffs. The game was postponed Tuesday after one pitch because o

ROCKINGHAM — There was a moment when it looked as if the Richmond Senior baseball team might not earn one of the automatic berths into the state 4A playoffs.
That quickly vanished as Richmond reeled off two straight victories to finish second behind Lumberton in the Southeastern Conference regular-season standings. The Raiders would continue

Five Raiders snare all-SEC honors

ROCKINGHAM — There was a moment when it looked as if the Richmond Senior baseball team might not earn one of the automatic berths into the state 4A playoffs. That quickly vanished as Richmond reeled off two straight victories to finish second behind Lumberton in the Southeastern Conference regular-season standings. The Raiders would continue

ROCKINGHAM — After 54 days and an 18-minute closed-door session, Richmond Senior has its 10th football coach in the school's 43-year history.
By a vote of 4-0, the Richmond County Board of Education approved Mike Castellano to succeed Paul Hoggard in an emergency meeting Wednesday morning. In attendance were board members Jerry Ethridge, Bob

Richmond has its man

ROCKINGHAM — After 54 days and an 18-minute closed-door session, Richmond Senior has its 10th football coach in the school's 43-year history. By a vote of 4-0, the Richmond County Board of Education approved Mike Castellano to succeed Paul Hoggard in an emergency meeting Wednesday morning. In attendance were board members Jerry Ethridge, Bob

CHARLOTTE — The Richmond Senior softball team piled into the bus to make the two-hour trek to Olympic High School for the third-round matchup in the state 4A playoffs.
After both teams warmed up and took to the infield, it was time to play ball. The only problem was the threatening clouds in the sky.
Richmond leadoff hitter Kelsey Mabe step

Raiders, Trojans postponed

CHARLOTTE — The Richmond Senior softball team piled into the bus to make the two-hour trek to Olympic High School for the third-round matchup in the state 4A playoffs. After both teams warmed up and took to the infield, it was time to play ball. The only problem was the threatening clouds in the sky. Richmond leadoff hitter Kelsey Mabe step

ROCKINGHAM — Only two members of the Richmond Senior girls soccer team were selected to the all-conference squad last season.
Cherie Ellerbe graduated and Nile Fisher elected not to play this year. So it was not known if this season's version of the Raiders would be able to improve on that number.
Well, they did — this time around it

Four Raiders receive SEC honors

ROCKINGHAM — Only two members of the Richmond Senior girls soccer team were selected to the all-conference squad last season. Cherie Ellerbe graduated and Nile Fisher elected not to play this year. So it was not known if this season's version of the Raiders would be able to improve on that number. Well, they did — this time around it

ROCKINGHAM — For the longest time, Richmond Senior's Armando Garcia was trying to figure out which college to attend this fall.
In the beginning, he was looking at four, but whittled it down to two. Garcia elected to go with the school he felt was the best fit for him — Cape Fear Community College.
“It caught my attention,”

Garcia signs with Cape Fear

ROCKINGHAM — For the longest time, Richmond Senior's Armando Garcia was trying to figure out which college to attend this fall. In the beginning, he was looking at four, but whittled it down to two. Garcia elected to go with the school he felt was the best fit for him — Cape Fear Community College. “It caught my attention,”

ROCKINGHAM — The search for the 10th football coach in Richmond Senior may have finally come to an end.
Sources have confirmed to the Richmond County Daily Journal that Richmond County Schools superintendent Dr. Cindy Goodman is expected to submit Mike Castellano to the board for approval later this week.
Castellano has been coach at Middle

Castellano expected to lead Raiders

ROCKINGHAM — The search for the 10th football coach in Richmond Senior may have finally come to an end. Sources have confirmed to the Richmond County Daily Journal that Richmond County Schools superintendent Dr. Cindy Goodman is expected to submit Mike Castellano to the board for approval later this week. Castellano has been coach at Middle

ROCKINGHAM — It is now official.
Mike Castellano is the next head football coach at Richmond Senior.
The Richmond County Board of Education voted to approve Castellano as the school's 10th football coach in its 43-year history at an emergency meeting Wednesday morning.
Castellano will replace Paul Hoggard, who stepped down after eight seas

Board approves Castellano as FB coach

ROCKINGHAM — It is now official. Mike Castellano is the next head football coach at Richmond Senior. The Richmond County Board of Education voted to approve Castellano as the school's 10th football coach in its 43-year history at an emergency meeting Wednesday morning. Castellano will replace Paul Hoggard, who stepped down after eight seas

ROCKINGHAM — The good news is that Richmond Senior's third-round opponent, Olympic, doesn't know much about them.
The bad news is that Richmond also doesn't know too much about Olympic.
That has been the case in two out of the three games in the playoffs for Richmond coach Wendy Wallace. Since Richmond and Scotland battled Friday night, Wal

Raiders hit the road to face Trojans

ROCKINGHAM — The good news is that Richmond Senior's third-round opponent, Olympic, doesn't know much about them. The bad news is that Richmond also doesn't know too much about Olympic. That has been the case in two out of the three games in the playoffs for Richmond coach Wendy Wallace. Since Richmond and Scotland battled Friday night, Wal

Shawn Stinson|Daily Journal
Erran Greene, left, and Chelsea Davis were named the W.T. Bellamy male and female outstanding athletes of the year at Richmond Senior. Nile Fisher was named the Charles and Claudette Brownley Booster Club Scholarship female winner. Joseph Griffith was the Charles and Claudette Brownley Booster Club Scholarship male winn

Davis, Greene named top athletes at RSHS banquet

Shawn Stinson|Daily Journal Erran Greene, left, and Chelsea Davis were named the W.T. Bellamy male and female outstanding athletes of the year at Richmond Senior. Nile Fisher was named the Charles and Claudette Brownley Booster Club Scholarship female winner. Joseph Griffith was the Charles and Claudette Brownley Booster Club Scholarship male winn

HAMLET — Ever since Kyle Roller appeared at his Hit-A-Thon back in January, Hamlet Middle School baseball coach Ralph Butler has been racking his brain to show the former Richmond Senior standout his appreciation.
Last month the light bulb came on for Butler — take his team to watch Roller play.
“Katie (Drouin), his fiancé,

Red Rams return the favor to Roller

HAMLET — Ever since Kyle Roller appeared at his Hit-A-Thon back in January, Hamlet Middle School baseball coach Ralph Butler has been racking his brain to show the former Richmond Senior standout his appreciation. Last month the light bulb came on for Butler — take his team to watch Roller play. “Katie (Drouin), his fiancé,

CONCORD — Everyone knows there are no points to be won and no way to qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
This doesn't stop drivers from pushing their cars to the limit and beyond to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star Race.
With a history of cars flipping on their roofs at the finish line and other exciting wreck-filled endings, this y

Hamlin heads to All-Star Victory Lane

CONCORD — Everyone knows there are no points to be won and no way to qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup. This doesn't stop drivers from pushing their cars to the limit and beyond to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star Race. With a history of cars flipping on their roofs at the finish line and other exciting wreck-filled endings, this y

ROCKINGHAM — It may not be visible, but there is a chip on Dannell Ellerbe's shoulder.
He is looking to erase the last two seasons and anxious for a fresh start in New Orleans.
“It's guys that want to win. I can honestly say it's a place that knows how to win,” Ellerbe said. “I'm glad I'm getting back to a place with a gre

Ellerbe set to shine for Saints

ROCKINGHAM — It may not be visible, but there is a chip on Dannell Ellerbe's shoulder. He is looking to erase the last two seasons and anxious for a fresh start in New Orleans. “It's guys that want to win. I can honestly say it's a place that knows how to win,” Ellerbe said. “I'm glad I'm getting back to a place with a gre

LEXINGTON — The first three batters of the game for Richmond Senior ripped the cover off the ball.
The only problem was that Chase Haywood, Montek Johnson and Cody Leviner had nothing to show for it except a line out, a fly out and another fly out.
Those type of results ended up being the story of the game for Richmond in its state 4A playo

Raiders taken out in 2nd round

LEXINGTON — The first three batters of the game for Richmond Senior ripped the cover off the ball. The only problem was that Chase Haywood, Montek Johnson and Cody Leviner had nothing to show for it except a line out, a fly out and another fly out. Those type of results ended up being the story of the game for Richmond in its state 4A playo

ROCKINGHAM — The journey doesn't get any easier for the Richmond Senior baseball team. Especially trying to make its way to the state championship series through the rugged West Region.
After dispatching a R.J. Reynolds team that featured several Division I recruits, Richmond will come face-to-face with several more when it travels to North

Richmond hits the road in Round 2

ROCKINGHAM — The journey doesn't get any easier for the Richmond Senior baseball team. Especially trying to make its way to the state championship series through the rugged West Region. After dispatching a R.J. Reynolds team that featured several Division I recruits, Richmond will come face-to-face with several more when it travels to North

ROCKINGHAM — Usually this time of year, Richmond Senior softball coach Wendy Wallace is burning the phones and scouring the Internet for information about her team's next opponent in the playoffs.
Wallace won't have to do any of that for tonight's opponent — Scotland.
Richmond, the West Region's No. 5 seed, cruised into the second rou

Raiders vs. Scots, Part IV

ROCKINGHAM — Usually this time of year, Richmond Senior softball coach Wendy Wallace is burning the phones and scouring the Internet for information about her team's next opponent in the playoffs. Wallace won't have to do any of that for tonight's opponent — Scotland. Richmond, the West Region's No. 5 seed, cruised into the second rou

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior coach Ricky Young says his teams are designed to win in the postseason.
Since he took over the baseball program at Richmond, he has been right.
Richmond used a mixture of small-ball and long-ball to eliminate R.J. Reynolds 5-3 in the first round of the state 4A playoffs Wednesday night at Raider Field. Richmond

Raiders slip past Demons

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior coach Ricky Young says his teams are designed to win in the postseason. Since he took over the baseball program at Richmond, he has been right. Richmond used a mixture of small-ball and long-ball to eliminate R.J. Reynolds 5-3 in the first round of the state 4A playoffs Wednesday night at Raider Field. Richmond





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