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ROSports: Richmond soccer postponed; Rockingham volleyball sweeps Hamlet

RSHS' soccer game was postponed due to inclement weather on Thursday.
Photo courtesy of Kyle Pillar.

LUMBERTON – The Richmond Senior High School varsity soccer team has had a rough go lately with the weather, as Thursday’s scheduled Sandhills Athletic Conference game on the road at Lumberton High School was postponed due to inclement weather.

Head coach Chris Larsen and the Raiders picked up play this week following Hurricane Florence’s two-week delay, and the team also had to endure a 30-minute rain delay during Wednesday’s home win against Purnell Swett High School.

The announcement of the game’s postponement came early Thursday afternoon, as tornado warnings and severe thunderstorms loomed over the Sandhills region. The Lumberton area was hit hard by flooding as a result of the hurricane, leading field conditions to also be considered in deciding to call the game.

No make up date has been announced for the game between the Raiders and the Pirates, but Larsen expects the decision to be made in the coming days. ROSports will update the schedule when more details become available.

Lady Rockets volleyball improves to 4-0 with doubleheader win over rival Hamlet

HAMLET – Back in action for the second time this week, the Rockingham Middle School volleyball team hosted its cross-county rival in the Lady Red Rams of Hamlet Middle School.


Playing a doubleheader, the Lady Rockets took both matches, sweeping Hamlet in the first match, before the Lady Red Rams forced the second match to go all three sets. Scores in both matches were close, as Rockingham took the first match by scores of 25-23 and 25-17.

In the second match, it was Hamlet that struck first with a set score of 25-17. But head coach Teresa Mason’s Lady Rockets rallied at home, taking sets two (25-19) and three (15-9).

For the second straight playing day, it was Rockingham eighth grader Catherine Dennis who led the team with 28 points scored. Fellow eighth graders Joy Styles and Edriana Davis both had an impressive performance, as they tacked on 22 and 21 points, respectively.

Other point scorers for Rockingham were Keyoni Nichols (15 points), Kenleigh Locklear (nine points), Allie Rodgers (eight points) and Karter Walker (three points). Rockingham’s next game is Monday on the road against Anson Middle School Blue at 4 p.m.

Middle school coaches and athletic directors are encouraged to submit scores and game details to sports editor Kyle Pillar at kpillar@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.