Monday, 02 December 2019 14:44

ACL tears on the playing field

CHERAW, S.C. — Many people associate the serious injury to the knee’s anterior cruciate ligament with the rough contact of football. That statement is half true. It is a serious injury but often not due to on-field contact.

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ROCKINGHAM — On Saturday, more than 100 athletes hailing from six counties across North and South Carolina braved the mid-90 degree heat to participate in the fifth annual HWY 55 Burgers, Shakes and Fries three-on-three soccer tournament. 

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ROCKINGHAM – At the season’s beginning, neither Patrick Hamilton nor Evan Hudson would have imagined receiving post-season accolades, but both were named to the 2017 Sandhills Athletic Conference boys soccer all-conference team.

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ROCKINGHAM - On Wednesday night, all senior players on the Richmond Raiders boys soccer team were celebrated before playing their final regular season game. They're not the only ones, however, as head coach Bennie Howard will be calling it quits at the end of the school year.

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The Richmond Football Club Revolution Ladies U18/U19 soccer team headed to the beach to compete in The Great Carolina Shootout tournament in Myrtle Beach Saturday and Sunday.

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ROCKINGHAM - In a game that would have given the Richmond Senior High School boys soccer team a better shot at making the playoffs this year, the Raiders boys soccer game ended in a 2-2 draw after double overtime against Jack Britt High School Wednesday night.

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SOUTHERN PINES – In what has been a roller coaster season for the Richmond Senior High School boys soccer team, it hit another low Monday night as it fell to Sandhills Athletic Conference foe Pinecrest High School for the second time this season. The Raiders failed to get on the scoreboard, falling 2-0.

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RAEFORD – Soccer players these days don’t just play in the season that their high school plays. Many soccer players now play year-round to not only better themselves, but to keep up with the competition that does the same thing.

One such ladies team is Richmond FC, which is loaded with great players from freshmen up to seniors. The following is a list of their players.

Seniors:

Shelby Matheson

Hanna Millen

Kathleen Pittman

Alannah Yannone

Juniors:

Julia Bornhorst

Jessie Graham

Morgan Hooks

Tatum Hubbard

Jessie Matheson

Jayana Nicholson

Emily Parsons

Kaiyah Sriratanakoul

Kyra Wall

Sophomores:

Carley Lambeth

Aby Lucero

Valery Standridge

Alexis Swinney

Chloe Wiggins

Freshmen:

Morgan Cauley

Kelly Hoffman

Katelyn Millen

Crimson Singletary

On Saturday, Richmond FC played two teams in their league and dominated both games.  In game one, Richmond got off to a slow start giving the Raeford team a few opportunities to put Richmond on its heels.

After halftime, the team found its rhythm and was able to hold Raeford United scoreless while netting 10 goals, while also putting many more shots on net.

Game two was a mismatched affair from the beginning, with Richmond scoring at will for the entire game against the Juggernauts.

Eleven different players were able to find the back net in the second game. At the half, with a 15-0 lead, Richmond’s coaching staff started moving players to different positions to get all the girls a little more comfortable. This will prove to be a huge benefit to the girls as they travel to Myrtle Beach to play in the Great Carolina Shootout this upcoming weekend.    

Freshmen Singletary and Millen were solid on the back line all day, along with seniors Matheson and Yannone, and the goalkeeper play of Swinney and Hoffman. The Richmond team, after three matches this season, has yet to allow a goal, and has only allowed a few shots on goal.

Overall, the Richmond ladies team has scored 41 goals in three matches, while holding their opponents scoreless. Here is the breakdown of scoring in the two games played on Saturday:

Graham, 7

Wiggins, 5

Lambeth, 3

Nicholson, 3

Swinney, 3

Bornhorst 2

Millen, 2

Standridge, 2

Hoffman, 1

Hooks, 1

Matheson, 1

Singletary, 1

“I was very proud of the girls,” head coach Abel Alvarado stated. “They played good all day. It was nice to switch the players around some, so I can see who is capable of playing where, in case of injury or missing players in the next games. Myrtle Beach will be tougher competition."

The Great Carolina Shootout will be on Saturday, October 7, and Sunday, October 8, in Myrtle Beach. Stay tuned to the RO for results from this tournament.

Chris Singletary and Denita Cauley contributed to this article.

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HAMLET – For local adults looking to stay active this fall, the Richmond Adult Soccer League is back for its fourth season, and is gaining notoriety around the county.

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PEMBROKE, N.C. – It wasn’t nearly as easy as last time, but the Richmond Senior High School boys varsity team defeated Sandhills Athletic Conference opponent Purnell Swett High School for the second time this season 3-0.

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