Roundup: Zachariah Hamilton, Summer Moore finish 1st


By Leon Hargrove Jr. - [email protected]



ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior boys and girls cross country teams had a good overall showing in the Raiders’ second conference meet of the season.

Both Zachariah Hamilton (18:36) and Summer Moore (24:11) finished first in their respecitive races Tuesday afternoon at Hinson Lake.

“It was a good showing today and good weather,” coach Reggie Miller said. “The kids ran hard coming off a tough weekend race up in Concord, but they don’t have any quit in them. I’m proud of their effort today.”

The girls, who claimed first overall, swept the first four spots — as Ariel Brown, Emily Buie and Cameron Hudson all came in right behind Moore, respectively. Harmony Jones would take sixth place.

Tyler Parker (12th) and Dylan Richardson (16th) highlighted a third-place effort from the boys team. Scotland would take first place — while Purnell Swett was second — in the boys race.

Next Tuesday, Sept. 20, both teams will run in their third SEC meet, against Scotland and Pinecrest, at Scotland at 5 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL DOWNS PURNELL SWETT

MAXTON — It only took three sets (25-15, 25-15, 25-22) for the Richmond Senior volleyball team to down Purnell Swett early Tuesday evening. Richmond registered 32 kills, 31 assists, 27 digs, 14 aces and a block on its way to the 3-0 victory over the Lady Rams.

Tuesday’s win gives The Lady Raiders a 2-0 record in the conference, which should give them confidence heading into next week’s match against Pinecrest — the defending conference champions.

“Hopefully we can keep this momentum going,” coach Shellie Wimpey said. “We are going to have to play hard every game and fine tune some things before next week.”

Before the team looks forward to Pinecrest, however, it will need to focus on the games that are taking place this week.

Richmond will host Union Pines on Wednesday, Sept. 14 and then travel to Lumberton on Thursday, Sept. 15 to complete the three-day, three-game stretch.

TENNIS’ WIN STREAK ENDS

ROCKINGHAM — After opening its season with a loss at Union Pines, the Richmond Senior girls tennis team won six-straight matches before falling to Pinecrest 8-1 at home Tuesday afternoon.

Jayana Nicholson and Greyson Way claimed the only win for the Lady Raiders in the No. 3 doubles match — winning by a score of 8-4.

Scotland will be Richmond’s next opponent, as the Lady Scots will make the trip to Rockingham on Thursday for a 4 p.m. start.

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By Leon Hargrove Jr.

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