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The Week Ahead: Regular season winds down for several fall sports

D.J. Gainey (right) and the Richmond cross country teams will run their final meet of the season this week. (Kyle Pillar, sports editor)

ROCKINGHAM — The regular season for several Richmond Senior High School fall sports teams will wrap up this week.

Volleyball hoping to end skid in finale

The Lady Raider volleyball team will close its regular season schedule on Thursday at rival Scotland High School.

Richmond (8-12, 4-7 SAC) has lost its last four matches. A win would end the slide and complete the season sweep of Scotland (9-7, 5-5 SAC).

Currently tied for fifth place in the conference standings, the Lady Raiders will begin play at 6:15 p.m.

Golf team set for final regular-season round

Monday will see the Lady Raider golf team compete in its final match of the season at Pinehurst No. 6.

Sophomores Ella Munn and Jacey McRae will face off against other members from Sandhills Athletic Conference schools starting at 2 p.m.

Cross country teams to run at Pinecrest in last meet

Following a pair of second-place finishes at Hinson Lake last week, the Richmond boys’ and girls’ cross country teams will compete in one more regular-season meet this week.

The Raiders and Lady Raiders will run at host Pinecrest High School, and also compete against runners from Hoke County. Race times are set for 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Tennis prepared for conference tournament

After finishing the regular season last Thursday with a big win over Scotland, the Lady Raider tennis team (6-6, 6-6 SAC) will travel to Hoke County for the SAC’s conference tournament on Tuesday.

Richmond and the other competing teams will begin singles play at 1 p.m. in Raeford with qualifications for regionals on the line.

Raider soccer eyes win column with two matches

One of two fall sports teams with several games left on its schedule, the Raider soccer team will also look to end a late-season slide this week.


Richmond (4-11-1, 3-6 SAC), which has dropped three games in a row, will travel to Union Pines (8-7-1, 5-3 SAC) on Monday and host Lee County (11-4-3, 7-0-1 SAC) on Wednesday.

The Raiders will start at 8 p.m. on Monday and host the Yellow Jackets at 7 p.m.

Football teams gear up for Lee County ahead of bye

With just two games left in its regular season, the Richmond football team will play its final road game of the season at Lee County (6-1, 2-1 SAC) this Friday.

The Raiders (4-4, 3-1 SAC) will try to win their third game in a row with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m.

Richmond’s junior varsity football team (5-2, 4-0 SAC) will host the JV Yellow Jackets and attempt its sixth straight win on Thursday, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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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.