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Melonie Flomer | Richmond County Daily JournalWalkers in Rockingham’s Eastside Cemetery take advantage of the paved walkways and springtime weather to get in shape. The cemetery is a popular place for people to exercise each day after 5 p.m. when the weather is nice.

 

Raiders hope for fresh start at the beach

ROCKINGHAM — It is not the way Richmond Senior thought it would head into spring break.Richmond has lost two of its last four games, dropped into a tie for first in the Southeastern Conference with Lumberton and Pinecrest just a half-game behind.So Richmond coach Ricky Young believes it is the perfect time to head to the beach and get the team ready for the final week of the regular season. The Raiders (10-6-1 overall, 6-2 in the SEC) will participate in the Beach ...

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Wallace plans on keeping same approach

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior coach Wendy Wallace doesn’t plan on varying from her blueprint.And why should she?Richmond is off to its best start in school history — 17-0 — and matched the school-mark with its 17th straight win Thursday night. It even clinched the Southeastern Conference regular season championship with the 5-0 victory over Lumberton and will have the No. 1 seed in the league tourney.But more importantly, the Raiders wil...

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Pirates drop Raiders into 2-way tie for 1st

LUMBERTON — If last week’s shutout loss at Pinecrest was stomach-turning for the Lumberton Pirates, then Thursday’s 3-1 win over Richmond was the ideal remedy heading down the stretch in the Southeastern Conference championship race this season.Nursing a three-run lead in the sixth, Justice Sampson relieved Lumberton starter Evan Odum and was able to get out of a no-out, bases-loaded jam nearly unscathed as the Pirates pulled into a tie for first with the Raiders ...

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Raiders clinch SEC title in shutout

LUMBERTON — It was fitting that the Richmond Senior softball team clinched the Southeastern Conference regular season title with a shutout.After all, the Raiders have yet to lose this season.Summer Jacobs scattered four hits and struck out four as Richmond blanked Lumberton 5-0 Thursday to improve to 17-0 overall and 8-0 in the SEC.The Raiders haven’t lost a regular season conference game in 21 tries, dating back to a 6-5 defeat at Purnell Swett on...

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Bad judgement leads to bad play

In the scorebook it looks like a harmless 3-2 putout to end the fourth inning, but in reality it could have been more.Much, much more.The play started simple enough with runners on first and second with one out. Richmond pitcher James Buie coaxed Purnell Swett’s cleanup hitter, Jordan Swett, to hit a ground ball to short for a possible inning-ending double play.Cody Leviner fielded the ball cleanly, flipped it over to Mike Rush to force Anthony Williamso...

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Sweet Sixteen

PEMBROKE — Early in the season, the Richmond Senior softball team set its sights big.The first part of the goal came to fruition Wednesday with a 12-0 win in six innings at Purnell Swett that clinched a share of the Southeastern Conference championship for the Raiders (15-0, 7-0 SEC) and guaranteed a playoff spot in the process.“We came in with our goals set to win the conference, win the conference tournament, make a run through the playoffs and hopefully ta...

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Raiders seize 1-game lead in SEC

PEMBROKE — Purnell Swett was inches away from heading into its dugout leading by three going into the bottom of the fourth.Instead, the Rams found themselves trailing by four after committing several miscues and errors in the top of the inning.“Our balloon got deflated,” Purnell Swett coach Bryan McDonald said. “We never recovered. It’s been a struggle lately and tonight typified our season.”Richmond took advantage and cruis...

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Raiders look to inch closer to title

ROCKINGHAM — Over the last three years, Richmond Senior has posted records of 9-5-1, 14-1 and 11-4 in its first 15 games.The biggest difference is where the Raiders were in the Southeastern Conference standings at that point in the season.Richmond was in first with a 4-0 mark last year. In 2011, Richmond was 3-2 and sitting in third behind Scotland and Pinecrest.And now Richmond is 5-1 and sitting atop the SEC with both Lumberton and Pinecrest trailing b...

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Strength in their power

ROCKINGHAM — Before the season started, Richmond softball coach Wendy Wallace believed her team could hit.She just didn’t realize the power surge that would come along with all the offense. The Raiders have launched 14 home runs this season, a record for a Wallace-coached team.Junior Chelsea Davis leads the squad with six homers and senior Hunter Parks has four. Seniors Ashton Davenport, Jennifer Steen and Jessica Steen as well as junior Jordan Richardson eac...

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Richmond slips past Swett behind McFayden

PEMBROKE — Cassie McFayden scored two goals to lead Richmond Senior girls soccer team to something it hasn’t accomplished this season.Winning back to back games.Richmond improved to 4-9-1 on the season and 2-5 in the Southeastern Conference with its 3-1 victory over Purnell Swett Monday night.“We didn’t play very well at times,” Richmond coach Bennie Howard said. “We were fortunate to get out of Big Mo with a win on Senior N...

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Pinehurst unveils ‘new’ course

This isn’t going to be Payne Stewart’s or Michael Campbell’s Pinehurst No. 2 when the U.S. Open returns to the course that played host to the 1999 and 2005 championships.Instead, it is going to be the one Denny Shute tamed to win the first of his consecutive PGA crowns.Who is Denny Shute, you ask? He is the winner of the 1936 PGA Championship.Shute would probably be pleased to grab his hickory-shaft driver and take a run at Phil Mickelson or ...

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