The college football season is ready to kickoff in little more than a week.For the first time in a while, the collegiate spotlight is shining brightly on the ACC, well at least one school.
SOUTHERN PINES — A second-place finish in the Southeastern Conference.
ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior volleyball team hasn't fared well in contests that have gone five games in recent history.
RAEFORD — Tom Paris doesn't plan on ignoring the strides former coach Milton Butts made with the Hoke County football program over the last four years.
GREENSBORO — It may not have been a regular-season game or even a contest that meant anything.
LUMBERTON — Call it a new beginning.
PEMBROKE — Despite posting a 3-8 overall record and a 1-4 mark in conference play last season, Purnell Swett coach Mark Heil thought his team was close to being a playoff team.
ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior soccer coach Bennie Howard is tired of hitting the road for the first round of the state 4A playoffs.He is hoping to break the six-year stretch of being road warriors during the post-season.
ROCKINGHAM — With the regular season opener more than a week away, Richmond Senior football coach Paul Hoggard likes the way his team is preparing for Rocky River.
ROCKINGHAM — Before Richmond Senior and South View took to the gridiron for a scrimmage Wednesday afternoon, head referee Jason Graham talked to the players about four rule changes for the upcoming season.
ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior volleyball coach Shellie Wimpey believes her team has the ability to compete with the best in the Southeastern Conference.
ROCKINGHAM — The softball season isn't quite over for Cher Morse.
AJ Allmendinger's first victory on the NASCAR Sprint Cup stage should have been the major story coming out of Watkins Glen, New York this weekend.
Youth soccer team looking for players
CHARLOTTE — Butler athletic director Courtney Paschal announced Thursday the Richmond Senior-Butler football game scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 will be played at Providence High School.
ROCKINGHAM — Scotland volleyball and conference championships seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly.You can't have one without the other.
ROCKINGHAM — When Justin Jones and the rest of the staff at CarolinaGridiron.com finished compiling its pre-season Top 15 4A poll, there was a glaring omission.No Richmond Senior.
Staff reportCHARLOTTE — Butler athletic director Courtney Paschal announced Thursday the Richmond Senior-Butler football game scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 will be played at Providence High School.
ROCKINGHAM — Unlike their football brethen, the soccer coaches of the Southeastern Conference don't have a pre-season poll.
ROCKINGHAM — The coaches and the media have placed the bull's-eye squarely on the backs of the Scotland football team once again.
ROCKINGHAM — If you are a Richmond Senior football fan, now is the time to purchase your tickets for the upcoming season.
Staff reportROCKINGHAM — Adam Morris captured the Championship Flight in the first Richmond Pines Summer Open last weekend.Anthony Spivey took second in the event.
RAEFORD — Despite the excitement of the first game of the high school football season being right around the corner, the mood was a bit muted Sunday evening for the six Southeastern Conference coaches.
In one moment, the fortune of one young man and one team changed.
Golf team looking for playersThe Richmond Senior girls golf team is looking for players for its upcoming season. For information, contact coach Jeff Ingram at 910-995-6912.Kickoff changed for RSHS opener
ROCKINGHAM — For two straight years the Richmond Senior baseball team was knocking on the door.This spring, it finally broke through and knocked it down.
ROCKINGHAM — Nellie Harrington thought it was going to be a long shot and even laughed when her old teammate said she was going to do it.
ROCKINGHAM — In its season opener, the Richmond Senior softball team slipped past Anson 3-2.
ROCKINGHAM — For the second straight year, Richmond Senior soccer coach Bennie Howard will be busy during his summer break.
ROCKINGHAM — In its 10 years of existence, MaxPreps.com has ranked high school football teams based on a computer formula.
ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior boys track team sent two of its relay teams to the 4A state meet and one of its runners competed in two events.And Richmond just missed by .03 seconds of bringing home a relay championship.
CHARLOTTE — Scotland High quarterback Jaylend Ratliffe is in serious condition following a Tuesday ATV crash, sources said Wednesday.The rising senior has been taken off a ventilator and is talking and responsive.
ROCKINGHAM — The play wasn't really designed for him, but in the end it didn't really matter.Brent Flowers scored on a 5-yard keeper to make it six rushing touchdowns on the night against Jack Britt.
ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior may not historically be known as a tennis hotbed, but in recent years it has been.
DAVIDSON — The Rockingham Pony All-Star team needed to play three games to keep its South Region championship hopes alive.Unfortunately, it only got onto the field once.
ROCKINGHAM — Even as the NCAA's academic requirements for prospective student-athletes is set to increase, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association is prepared to keep its standards the same.
HUNTERSVILLE — Facing possible elimination, the Rockingham Pony All-Star team came out swinging Friday afternoon.Literally.
ROCKINGHAM — Stuck between a rock and a hard place.
DAVIDSON — For the second time in three days, the Rockingham Pony All-Star team had its game at the South Region tournament postponed because of rain.
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ROCKINGHAM — The NCAA is doing its best to debunk the stereotype of athletes being labeled as just “dumb jocks.”
DAVIDSON — Rockingham Pony coach Jeff Ingram went away from his strategy of playing small ball for one inning.
ROCKINGHAM — It's like an earthquake in the middle of the ocean.Everyone knows the tsunami is coming, but they are helpless to do anything to combat it.
ROCKINGHAM — Cody Leviner felt like it was “weight off of his shoulders.”What Leviner was referring to was his decision to verbally commit to Western Carolina University to play baseball.
ROCKINGHAM — The end result in Asheboro was just as Rockingham Pony coach Jeff Ingram hoped.