By Shawn Stinson
March 17, 2014
ROCKINGHAM — Weather has once again caused havoc to the Richmond Senior spring sports schedule.
The rain in the area forced Richmond athletic director Ricky Young to postpone Monday’s home tennis match with Purnell Swett and move it to Friday. The team is slated to travel to Laurinburg at 4 p.m. today for a Southeastern Conference clash with Scotland.
In addition, the season’s second SEC boys golf match scheduled for Monday at Pinehurst No. 8 was canceled. The Raiders will return to action 2 p.m. March 25 at Pinehurst No. 8 for its next conference match.
Richmond girls soccer coach Bennie Howard had his team’s match with Marlboro County also called off because of the weather and will not be rescheduled. Howard and his squad will open SEC play 7 p.m. Friday at Hoke County.
Young also announced a new time for the Richmond-Charlotte Christian baseball game that was originally scheduled for March 7, but was postponed because of weather. The teams will now meet at 6:30 p.m. April 7 at Charlotte Christian. There will not be a junior varsity contest.
The Richmond baseball team will look to snap its two-game losing streak 6 p.m. today when it travels to Chesterfield (S.C.). The Rams defeated the Raiders 6-5 Wednesday at Raider Field.
Richmond’s softball team will try to remain undefeated on the season when it faces West Montgomery 6 p.m. Thursday in Mt. Gilead. The Raiders are 7-0 this year.
Track results made official
PEMBROKE — The Richmond boys track team defeated Pinecrest and Purnell Swett to capture its first three-team Southeastern Conference meet of the season.
The Raiders finished with 268 points, the Patriots were second with 166.5 and the Rams totaled 98.5.
Richmond placed first in seven individual events as well as three relays. Eumajesty Ward won the 110- and 300-meter hurdles. Jayvon Boyer took the 100 and Travis Newton grabbed the 200. Brent Flowers was first in the triple jump, while Alfonso Jones and Alphonso Ratliff were victorious in the discus and shot put, respectively.
The Raiders captured the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relays.
On the girls side, Pinecrest claimed first with 236.5 points. Richmond was second at 194.5 and Purnell Swett finished with 93.
Richmond’s Brianna David was first in the 100 hurdles, Asiana Douglas won the long jump and Dasha Everett captured the shot put. The Raiders were first in the 4x100 relay.
Richmond is scheduled to play host to Hoke and Lumberton 4 p.m. Thursday.
— Sports editor Shawn Stinson may be reached at 910-997-3111, ext. 14 or on Twitter @scgolfer.