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Shawn Stinson

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ROWLAND — After the opening 16 minutes of play, it didn't look as if Richmond Senior would be playing in the winners' bracket of the Robeson County Shootout.
Then a funny thing happened. Richmond found its way on the offensive and defensive ends of the court.
This awaking by Richmond allowed it to rally for a 74-69 win over Dillon in the fi

Richmond rallies for win

ROWLAND — After the opening 16 minutes of play, it didn't look as if Richmond Senior would be playing in the winners' bracket of the Robeson County Shootout. Then a funny thing happened. Richmond found its way on the offensive and defensive ends of the court. This awaking by Richmond allowed it to rally for a 74-69 win over Dillon in the fi

ROWLAND — There wasn't much anyone in a green uniform could do other than watch.
Dillon appeared to be anywhere and everywhere on the defensive end of the court against Richmond Senior.
The Wildcats reeled off 30 straight points between the first and second quarters to pull away for a 73-25 victory Wednesday night in the first round of the

Wildcats blast Raiders

ROWLAND — There wasn't much anyone in a green uniform could do other than watch. Dillon appeared to be anywhere and everywhere on the defensive end of the court against Richmond Senior. The Wildcats reeled off 30 straight points between the first and second quarters to pull away for a 73-25 victory Wednesday night in the first round of the

ROCKINGHAM — L.J. Stroman has been through the ups and the downs with the football program at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
“I feel like my career was pretty good,” Stroman said. “I feel I was pretty consistent playing. As far as up and down with the team, there were different players and a different mindset

Stroman wraps up career at UNCP

ROCKINGHAM — L.J. Stroman has been through the ups and the downs with the football program at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. “I feel like my career was pretty good,” Stroman said. “I feel I was pretty consistent playing. As far as up and down with the team, there were different players and a different mindset

ROCKINGHAM — At this time last season heading into the Robeson County Shootout, the Richmond Senior boys and girls basketball teams were a combined 7-2.
The boys were 4-1 and riding a four-game winning streak after losing their season opener. Richmond cruised past St. Pauls in the opening game of the Shootout before falling on the road to Fa

Raiders set for Wildcats

ROCKINGHAM — At this time last season heading into the Robeson County Shootout, the Richmond Senior boys and girls basketball teams were a combined 7-2. The boys were 4-1 and riding a four-game winning streak after losing their season opener. Richmond cruised past St. Pauls in the opening game of the Shootout before falling on the road to Fa

ROCKINGHAM — Even though L.J. Stroman wrapped up his career at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, he isn't done with football just yet.
The former Richmond Senior standout will be participating in the FCS Senior Scout Bowl 7:30-p.m. Saturday at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
The event is the smaller c

Stroman eyes opportunity to showcase skils

ROCKINGHAM — Even though L.J. Stroman wrapped up his career at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, he isn't done with football just yet. The former Richmond Senior standout will be participating in the FCS Senior Scout Bowl 7:30-p.m. Saturday at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The event is the smaller c

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior girls basketball coach Victoria DeFrate couldn't have asked for anything more.
With 2 minutes remaining in the contest, her team was trailing Hartsville but had momentum on its side.
After trailing by as much as 18 points in the second half, Richmond rallied to within six at 51-45 after Zariah Williams hit one o

Red Foxes hold off Raiders

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior girls basketball coach Victoria DeFrate couldn't have asked for anything more. With 2 minutes remaining in the contest, her team was trailing Hartsville but had momentum on its side. After trailing by as much as 18 points in the second half, Richmond rallied to within six at 51-45 after Zariah Williams hit one o

ROCKINGHAM — It took a little while for Richmond Senior to warm up Saturday afternoon.
But once the Raiders did, they got hot quickly.
Richmond scored the game's first 15 points and cruised to a 87-47 win over Hartsville at Raider Gymnasium.
The victory allowed the Raiders to move above the .500 mark for the first time this season, improvi

Richmond slams Hartsville

ROCKINGHAM — It took a little while for Richmond Senior to warm up Saturday afternoon. But once the Raiders did, they got hot quickly. Richmond scored the game's first 15 points and cruised to a 87-47 win over Hartsville at Raider Gymnasium. The victory allowed the Raiders to move above the .500 mark for the first time this season, improvi

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. — Richmond Senior girls basketball coach Victoria DeFrate couldn't have asked for anything more.
With 2 minutes remaining in the contest, her team was trailing Hartsville but had momentum on its side.
After trailing by as much as 18 points in the second half, Richmond rallied to within six at 51-45 after Zariah Williams hit

Hartsville holds off Richmond

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. — Richmond Senior girls basketball coach Victoria DeFrate couldn't have asked for anything more. With 2 minutes remaining in the contest, her team was trailing Hartsville but had momentum on its side. After trailing by as much as 18 points in the second half, Richmond rallied to within six at 51-45 after Zariah Williams hit

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior wrestling coach Earl Nicholson realized there was a bit of a hangover following his team's Southeastern Conference win over Hoke.
So Nicholson gave his team a quick pep talk following its loss to East Rowan in the Cat Fight Duals this past weekend at Anson High School in Wadesboro.
“We came out flat during

Richmond takes second in Anson tourney

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior wrestling coach Earl Nicholson realized there was a bit of a hangover following his team's Southeastern Conference win over Hoke. So Nicholson gave his team a quick pep talk following its loss to East Rowan in the Cat Fight Duals this past weekend at Anson High School in Wadesboro. “We came out flat during

For the full story from Saturday's games between Richmond and Hartsville, please see Tuesday's edition of the Richmond County Daily Journal
ROCKINGHAM — It was the case of the opposites for the Richmond Senior boys and girls basketball teams Saturday afternoon.
The boys squad used a quick start in its game with Hartsville. The girls, on the

Raiders split with Red Foxes

For the full story from Saturday's games between Richmond and Hartsville, please see Tuesday's edition of the Richmond County Daily Journal ROCKINGHAM — It was the case of the opposites for the Richmond Senior boys and girls basketball teams Saturday afternoon. The boys squad used a quick start in its game with Hartsville. The girls, on the

ROCKINGHAM — After not placing a player in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas last year, Richmond Senior will be well-represented this time.
This year, Richmond defensive tackle Cyrus Stanback and offensive lineman Kevin Norton will be participating in the 78th annual Shrine Bowl Dec. 20 at Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
In the

Raiders to suit up in Shrine Bowl

ROCKINGHAM — After not placing a player in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas last year, Richmond Senior will be well-represented this time. This year, Richmond defensive tackle Cyrus Stanback and offensive lineman Kevin Norton will be participating in the 78th annual Shrine Bowl Dec. 20 at Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg, South Carolina. In the

ROCKINGHAM — To say today's games vs. Hartsville are big for the Richmond Senior boys and girls basketball teams would be an understatement.
The Richmond girls are still looking for their first victory of the season, while the boys will be trying to get above .500 for the first team this year.
“All games are important,” Richmond

Back in action

ROCKINGHAM — To say today's games vs. Hartsville are big for the Richmond Senior boys and girls basketball teams would be an understatement. The Richmond girls are still looking for their first victory of the season, while the boys will be trying to get above .500 for the first team this year. “All games are important,” Richmond

ROCKINGHAM — Even after being enshrined into the Fayetteville State Athletic Hall of Fame earlier this year, Nellie Harrington still is in disbelief.
“I didn't believe it until it happened,” Harrington said. “I had to go through the process to believe it. I was at the banquet and I was like, 'It's real…I believe it.'&

Harrington thankful for induction

ROCKINGHAM — Even after being enshrined into the Fayetteville State Athletic Hall of Fame earlier this year, Nellie Harrington still is in disbelief. “I didn't believe it until it happened,” Harrington said. “I had to go through the process to believe it. I was at the banquet and I was like, 'It's real…I believe it.'&

ROCKINGHAM — For the last three years, Hoke has stood between Richmond Senior and a spot in the dual team playoffs.
Things were much different for Richmond Wednesday night.
After losing the opening two matches at 160 and 170, the Raiders reeled off five straight pinfall victories en route to posting a 58-16 Southeastern Conference win over

Raiders break through vs. Bucks

ROCKINGHAM — For the last three years, Hoke has stood between Richmond Senior and a spot in the dual team playoffs. Things were much different for Richmond Wednesday night. After losing the opening two matches at 160 and 170, the Raiders reeled off five straight pinfall victories en route to posting a 58-16 Southeastern Conference win over

Shootout field revealed at annual luncheon

LUMBERTON — The luncheon for the annual Robeson County Shootout is always an interesting affair. Coaches for the eight participating schools attempt to downplay their team's successes or failures this season. Plus, there are a few comic jabs thrown at opposing coaches, but the star of the luncheon is always the release of the tournament brac

Down 11 points with 6:51 left in the game, Richmond Senior didn't have much room for error.
Even after hitting just 1 of 4 free throws in the fourth quarter, Richmond was able to come back and post a 61-60 victory over Cheraw Tuesday night.
That one free throw was made by T.J. Watkins with 9.8 seconds remaining in the game. Watkins was fouled whi

Braves fall to Raiders

Down 11 points with 6:51 left in the game, Richmond Senior didn't have much room for error. Even after hitting just 1 of 4 free throws in the fourth quarter, Richmond was able to come back and post a 61-60 victory over Cheraw Tuesday night. That one free throw was made by T.J. Watkins with 9.8 seconds remaining in the game. Watkins was fouled whi

CHERAW, S.C. — Down 11 points with 6:51 left in the game, Richmond Senior didn't have much room for error.
Even after hitting just 1 of 4 free throws in the fourth quarter, Richmond was able to come back and post a 61-60 victory over Cheraw Tuesday night.
That one free throw was made by T.J. Watkins with 9.8 seconds remaining in the game. W

Watkins helps Raiders to win

CHERAW, S.C. — Down 11 points with 6:51 left in the game, Richmond Senior didn't have much room for error. Even after hitting just 1 of 4 free throws in the fourth quarter, Richmond was able to come back and post a 61-60 victory over Cheraw Tuesday night. That one free throw was made by T.J. Watkins with 9.8 seconds remaining in the game. W

Richmond Senior appeared set to break into the win column midway through the second quarter.
Richmond was leading Cheraw 18-11 after a layup by Brianna Baysek.
Then the Raiders went cold from the field.
Really cold.
Richmond didn't score another point for nearly 8 ½ minutes and didn't score another basket from the field until the 16-second

Cheraw girls sweep series

Richmond Senior appeared set to break into the win column midway through the second quarter. Richmond was leading Cheraw 18-11 after a layup by Brianna Baysek. Then the Raiders went cold from the field. Really cold. Richmond didn't score another point for nearly 8 ½ minutes and didn't score another basket from the field until the 16-second

CHERAW, S.C. — Richmond Senior appeared set to break into the win column midway through the second quarter.
Richmond was leading Cheraw 18-11 after a layup by Brianna Baysek.
Then the Raiders went cold from the field.
Really cold.
Richmond didn't score another point for nearly 8 ½ minutes and didn't score another basket from the fiel

Braves win, sweep series

CHERAW, S.C. — Richmond Senior appeared set to break into the win column midway through the second quarter. Richmond was leading Cheraw 18-11 after a layup by Brianna Baysek. Then the Raiders went cold from the field. Really cold. Richmond didn't score another point for nearly 8 ½ minutes and didn't score another basket from the fiel

ROCKINGHAM — Coming off a seventh-place finish at the Redhawk Invitational, the Richmond Senior wrestling team performed even better at the eighth annual Pin That Fool tournament hosted by Hoke Saturday.
Richmond placed first with 212.5 points, downing Cape Fear that finished with 202 points. Grays Creek was third at 197, followed by Pine Fo

Raiders take 1st at wrestling tourney

ROCKINGHAM — Coming off a seventh-place finish at the Redhawk Invitational, the Richmond Senior wrestling team performed even better at the eighth annual Pin That Fool tournament hosted by Hoke Saturday. Richmond placed first with 212.5 points, downing Cape Fear that finished with 202 points. Grays Creek was third at 197, followed by Pine Fo





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