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The Week Ahead: RSHS athletics continue conference play

ROCKINGHAM — Following the busiest week to date this fall sports season, Richmond Senior High School will start the seventh week of play on Monday.

Many of Richmond’s programs will continue Sandhills Athletic Conference play, with some non-conference games sprinkled in.

Volleyball away, home for SAC matches

There are just two SAC matches on the schedule this week for the Lady Raider volleyball team (7-8, 4-3 SAC). 

Fourth-place Richmond will travel to first place Pinecrest (11-5, 6-0 SAC) on Tuesday and host fifth-place Hoke County (6-8, 2-5 SAC) on Thursday. Both matches will start at 6 p.m.

The JV Lady Raiders (10-5, 4-3 SAC) will try to extend their five-match winning streak. They’ll play both days at 5 p.m.

Soccer set for trio of matches

Playing three matches for the second straight week, the Raiders (5-5-1, 2-2-1) will play two conference matches and one non-conference match.

Fifth-place Richmond starts at last-place Scotland (1-5-1, 0-5 SAC) on Monday, followed by a trip to second-place Southern Lee (6-3-1, 4-1 SAC) on Wednesday. Thursday’s home match will be against Terry Sanford (7-5-1), with all three matches starting at 7 p.m.

The JV Raiders (5-1-4, 2-0-3 SAC) will only play Southern Lee and Terry Sanford, both beginning at 5 p.m.

Tennis continues conference slate

As the season enters its final three matches for the Lady Raider tennis team, Richmond will play two this week.

The first will be at home on Tuesday against Union Pines, with a road match at Lee County on Thursday. Singles play will begin at 4 p.m. both days.

Golf team ready for third match

With continued improvement in individual and team scores last week, the Lady Raider golf team will play another nine-hole match on Monday.

Richmond will compete against the other SAC teams at Sanford Golf Course. Tee times will begin at 3 p.m.


XC teams to run at Scotland

Co-head coaches Ashleigh Buie and Morgan have expressed their pleasure with the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams’ growth in two races this season.

The Raiders and Lady Raiders will run at Scotland on Tuesday against the host teams, Hoke County and Lee County. The first race will start at 5 p.m.

Football teams hoping to reset

The Richmond football team (1-5, 1-1 SAC) has another meaningful game this Friday following an eight-point loss to 4A rival Pinecrest over the weekend.

The Raiders will play the only other 4A opponent in the conference, traveling to Hoke County (2-4, 0-2 SAC). Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

After suffering its largest loss of the season, the JV team (1-4, 1-1 SAC) will host the JV Bucks (1-3, 1-1 SAC) at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.

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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.