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RCS Middle School Sports Report: Volleyball Playoffs, Football Week Three, Cross Country Opener

RICHMOND COUNTY — As the RO proudly supports local middle school athletics, here’s this week’s edition of our middle school sports report. 

Middle school volleyball is coming to an end, while football is ramping up and cross country opened its season Thursday.

CROSS COUNTRY

The 2017 boys and girls cross country season got underway at Spring Hill Middle School in Scotland County. The Ellerbe Middle boys and Rockingham Middle girls teams are looking to defend their conference titles from last season. Ellerbe boys also won in 2015.

Runners raced a 2.1-mile course around Spring Hill Middle and ended with a 100-yard dash on the football field. Here are the results by teams:

Girls: 1)  Rockingham, 25; 2) Spring Hill, 39; 3) Hamlet, 48; 4) Carver, 51. Ellerbe finished fifth, Anson was sixth, and Cordova came in the final spot. 

Boys: 1) Carver, 14; 2) Ellerbe, 39; 3) Hamlet, 54; 4) Spring Hill, 57. Rockingham (5), Anson (6) and Cordova (7) closed out the standings.
 
FOOTBALL

The Hamlet Middle School Red Rams football team was in action Wednesday, and picked up a victory over Sandy Grove Middle School (Hoke County). The final score was 38-14 in favor of Hamlet.

Jaleak Gates, Traeveon Short and Jamari Broadi all scored a rushing touchdown for Hamlet. Keshawn Ingram scored two rushing touchdowns. The Red Rams defense produced three sacks on the afternoon.

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VOLLEYBALL

The Rockingham Lady Rockets volleyball team was in action Thursday as the playoffs got started in the first round. Rockingham beat Carver Middle School (Scotland County) in three sets. The scores were 25-8, 25-11 and 25-21.

The top scorers for Rockingham were Alliyah Swiney (21 points), Catherine Dennis (14 points), Kenleigh Frye (13 points), E.J. Davis (11 points), and Madison Jenkins and Joy Styles each had 8 points.

The Lady Rockets will host Anson Middle School Monday, October 16 for the championship match.

If you are a coach, principal, teacher or parent, and would like to submit scores to the RO, email them to editor@richmondobserver.com.

 

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