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PHOTOS: Lady Raider softball tryouts

Junior Ryelan Lyerly slides safely into second base during Tuesday's scrimmage. (Kyle Pillar, sports editor)

ROCKINGHAM — Another season of Richmond Senior High School softball got underway this week, continuing on Tuesday with the program’s second day of tryouts.

Fourth-year head coach Mike Way, along with assistant Andy Shuler, led a combined practice with varsity and junior varsity players. Also helping were JV coaches Jordan Fortune and Caroline Wilson.

There were 24 players at Tuesday’s workout, which saw them participate in a scrimmage. Varsity and junior varsity players were mixed together and a variety of pitchers took the circle for live action.

Way and company will hold one more day of tryouts before officially selecting teams and beginning practice later in the week.

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The Lady Raiders are two weeks away from their season opener on Feb. 28 at home against non-conference Randleman High School.

The Richmond Observer will publish a season preview, complete with video interviews of players and coaches, in the coming weeks. 

Below are photos from Tuesday’s tryout, taken by sports editor Kyle Pillar.



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Kyle Pillar is a 22-time North Carolina Press Association award-winning sports editor with The Richmond Observer. Follow the sports department on X @ROSports_ for the best in-depth coverage of Richmond County sports.