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The Week Ahead: Richmond’s fall sports teams continue conference play

Junior Katie Way makes a kill during one of Richmond's matches last week. (Kyle Pillar, sports editor)

ROCKINGHAM — All of Richmond Senior High School’s fall sports programs will continue competition this week, with several facing Sandhills Athletic Conference opponents.

Lady Raider volleyball set for two matches

The Richmond volleyball team (6-5, 2-2 SAC) had a busy week last week, winning two of its three matches. In the coming days, the Lady Raiders will play twice more.

Up first will be a road match at SAC opponent Lee County High School (4-5, 1-2 SAC) on Tuesday. That will be followed by another away match at non-conference Anson High School (6-2) on Wednesday, a team Richmond defeated last week.

Both varsity matches will start around 6:15 p.m. following junior varsity action. The JV Lady Raiders (6-5, 2-2 SAC) will start play at 5 p.m.

Raider soccer looking to build conference record

Richmond’s boys’ soccer team (2-5-1, 1-1 SAC) was everywhere but in the net last week, losing a pair of one-goal matches. Now the team will look to add two more wins against conference foes.

The Raiders will first host Hoke County High School (4-3, 1-1) on Monday in what could be a pivotal match to determine 4A playoff implications down the road. Also at home on Wednesday, the Raiders will welcome in Union Pines High School (2-5-1, 0-1 SAC).

The varsity Raiders will begin both home games at 7 p.m. Richmond’s junior varsity soccer team (1-2-2, 0-1 SAC) will also play at home at 5 p.m.

Lady Raider tennis team to close first round of conference play

Through its first four matches, all against SAC opponents, the Lady Raider tennis team collected a 2-2 record. After playing just one match last week, Richmond returns with two home matches.

On Tuesday, Scotland High School will make the trip to campus to close out the first round of SAC action. Thursday’s match will feature Southern Lee, as Richmond will try to avenge a loss to the Lady Cavaliers from earlier this fall.

All singles matches will get started at 4 p.m., followed by doubles play.

Cross country teams ready for familiar opponents

After impressing in their home meet at Hinson Lake, which saw the Lady Raiders take first overall and the Raiders tie for second, Richmond’s cross country teams will race against the same three teams this week.

Both squads will run against host Southern Lee High School on Tuesday, along with Lee County and Hoke County. Last week, the Hoke boys’ team placed first and the Raiders tied with Lee County.

The boys’ race will start at 5 p.m., with the girls’ start time slated for 5:30 p.m.

Girls’ golf team hosts home match

Sophomore Ella Munn, the team’s lone golfer this fall, shot a 62 during last week’s season-opening nine-hole match.

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She’ll look to improve that score this week at Richmond’s home course, Fox Fire, with another nine-hole round. Golfers will tee off beginning at 3 p.m.

Raider football teams open SAC play 

Both of Richmond’s football teams picked up their first win of the season last week, defeating South View High School to close conference play.

This week brings on Southern Lee to kickoff a six-game SAC schedule. The varsity Raiders (1-3) will look to add another win in their column, continuing a month-long road trip on Friday. The Cavaliers are also 1-3 to start the year and kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

Thursday will feature another junior varsity home game, with the JV Raiders (1-2) prepared to play the JV Cavs (1-2). Raider Stadium will be the site for kickoff at 6:30 p.m.

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Kyle Pillar is a 16-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.