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Raiders shut down Rams

PEMBROKE — Richmond Senior was a perfect five for five in the first half.Richmond scored on all five of its first-half possessions and three of three in the final 24 minutes en route to a 51-0 win over Purnell Swett Friday night. It was Richmond’s third straight shutout against Purnell Swett. It was also the third consecutive time the Raiders scored at least 50 points against the Rams.The Raiders, the top-ranked 4AA team in the state, improve to 8-0 on the se...

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Locklear happy to return home

Watching some athletes perform, you would claim they were born throwing a football, swinging a golf club or pitching a baseball.Things just come that natural to them.Hamlet’s own Ashton Locklear can top all of them.A member of the U.S. Gymnastics team that recently captured gold at the World Championships in Nanning, China, Locklear decided to begin display her skills while still in her mother’s womb.That’s right, while still in he...

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Richmond loses flip, earns No. 2 seed

ROCKINGHAM — Representatives from Pinecrest and Richmond Senior met in Pine Bluff Thursday afternoon to flip a coin to determine the top seed in next week’s Southeastern Conference soccer tournament.Richmond athletic director Ricky Young pulled a coin out of his pocket and flipped it in the air. A Pinecrest official called tails.The coin landed on tails, giving the Patriots the No. 1 seed.Pinecrest will face the winner of the Scotland-Hoke matchup ...

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One-sided affair

ROCKINGHAM — Purnell Swett coach Mark Heil knows his team will be facing an uphill battle against the top team in the state.“It is going to take a near-perfect game for us to win,” Heil said. “I think Richmond has the greatest tradition of high school football in the state. It is always a pleasure to play against Paul (Hoggard) because he coaches his team very well.”Plus, add the fact Purnell Swett hasn’t defeated Richmond in the last ...

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Raiders earn share of SEC crown

LAURINBURG — It was 19 years in the making, so what was another 64 minutes or so of waiting?Richmond Senior scored all of its goals in the second half to rally for a 2-1 victory over rival Scotland Wednesday night to gain a share of the Southeastern Conference regular season title with Pinecrest.This is the first time the Raiders have secured a piece of a league championship since 1995. Richmond and Pinecrest both finished 9-1 in the SEC. The Raiders are 15-1 overa...

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Richmond awaits playoff destination

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior volleyball team will learn its opponent in the first round of the state 4A playoffs later today when the brackets are released.The Raiders finished the regular season with a 10-12 overall record and were 6-4 in the Southeastern Conference to finish third behind Pinecrest and Scotland.The Patriots swept the Scots to claim both the regular season and tournament championships.Pinecrest will be the top seed out of the SEC, wh...

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The top team in the state

ROCKINGHAM — Despite receiving six fewer first-place ballots than New Bern, Richmond Senior is the new No. 1 4A team in the latest Associated Press poll.The Raiders (7-0) grabbed five first-place votes to finish with 150 points. The Bears (8-0) snagged 11 of the 17 first-place votes and compiled 143 points. The Bears were the top team in the poll last week.Dudley (6-0) moved up two spots to third. Mallard Creek (6-1) fell a spot to fourth. Butler (7-1) also lost gr...

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Raiders place 3 on all-SEC team

RAEFORD — Three members of the Richmond Senior cross country team were named to the all-Southeastern Conference team at the conference meet Tuesday afternoon at the Carolina Horse Park in Raeford.Brandon Silva placed ninth in the boys race with a time of 18:53. Teammate Wells Griffin was 10th, five seconds behind Silva’s pace.On the girls side, Cameron Hudson was ninth, clocking in with a personal best time of 23:29.The top 14 finishers in each rac...

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Bucks sweep Raiders in SEC tourney

ROCKINGHAM — After holding its postseason future in its hands, Richmond Senior will now need some help.Hoke swept Richmond 27-25, 25-22, 25-20 in the first round of the Southeastern Conference tournament Monday afternoon at Raider Gymnasium.“We had opportunities to win and we didn’t take advantage of them,” Richmond coach Shellie Wimpey said. “They wanted it more than most of our girls. It goes back to everyone has to want it and we have to ...

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Richmond stuns No. 2 Pinecrest

SOUTHERN PINES — History definitely wasn’t on the side of Richmond Senior.Richmond hadn’t claimed a conference championship in boys soccer since 1995. And it hadn’t defeated Pinecrest since 1997.The only bright spots for the Raiders against the Patriots during this time were three ties.That all changed Monday night at John W. Williams Stadium as Richmond defeated No. 2 Pinecrest 2-1 to move into a tie atop the Southeastern Conference st...

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Locklear finishes 4th on uneven bars

Staff reportNANNING, China — Hamlet resident Ashton Locklear finished fourth in the individual apparatus finals on the uneven bars at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships Saturday.Locklear went third in the competition and was awarded a score of 15.266.China had the top two finishers. Yao Jinnan won the title with a score of 15.633. Huang Huidan took second with a score of 15.566. Daria Spiridonova from Russia was third with a score of 15.283....

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