WADESBORO — The Richmond Senior wrestling team captured third place in the Cat Fight in Anson County on Saturday.
The Raiders knocked off Monroe (72-9), St. Pauls (54-27) and Butler (52-22) and were defeated by Anson (42-39) and Scotland (54-30).
Individually, Jacob Staub and Randy Altman went unbeaten for Richmond, while Devontae Watkins, David Watkins and Trinity Hunt each lost one match during the tournament.
Staub wrestled in two weight divisions during the event. In the 195-pound class, Staub pinned Anson’s Trevor Carr, Butler’s John Ortega and Scotland’s Tony McDonald. At 182, Staub defeated Ed Lewis from St. Pauls and Quin-Shawn Goings of Monroe by pinfall.
Altman went 4-0 in the 126-pound division and picked up pinfall victories against Butler’s Adam Pelter, St. Pauls’ Jacobi Jacobs and Monroe’s Cole Townsend. His other win came by forfeit in the match with Scotland.
Devontae Watkins was 4-1 during the tournament in the 145-pound division. He pinned Alex Wanko of Anson, Davon Smith from St. Pauls and Carlos Lopez of Monroe. Devontae Watkins earned a 15-8 decision over Butler’s Brian Colitti. His only loss came when he was pinned by Scotland’s Deshawn Williams.
At 285, David Watkins won three of his four contests. He pinned Stephon Graham from Scotland and defeated Vdail Polk of Anson by a 2-0 decision. His other victory was a forfeit against Monroe. David Watkins’ lone loss came when he was pinned by Robert Blackman from Butler.
Trinity Hunt was 2-1 for the Raiders in the 106-pound division. Hunt pinned Anson’s Oscer Moses and Butler’s Eric Barhan, but was pinned by Scotland’s Joe Dinkins.
Volleyball duo named all-conference
ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior volleyball players Jessica Steen and Chelsea Barrington were recently named to the all-Southeastern Conference team.
Steen led the Raiders with 26 aces as well as topping the squad with a 70 percent passing percentage. Barrington recorded a team-leading 75 kills and was second behind Steen with 24 aces.
The pair helped Richmond finish fourth in the SEC and earn its first playoff berth in two seasons.
Youth team eliminated from tournament
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Eastern North Carolina all-star football team, which featured Rockingham Middle School’s Robert David II and Luke Hoggard, was knocked out of the Football University National Championship this weekend.
The squad was defeated by the Maryland all-star team 30-6. The following day, Eastern North Carolina rebounded to edge Northern Virginia 19-14. Maryland defeated Central Virginia to advance to next week’s round of 16 against Chicago in Mansfield, Ohio.
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