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The Week Ahead: RSHS sports return after spring break

ROSports File Photo: Senior catcher Macy Steen. (Kyle Pillar, sports editor)

ROCKINGHAM — Local high school sports will pick back up this week following Richmond County Schools’ spring break.

Over the past 10 days, just the baseball and track and field teams participated in any athletic events.

Baseball set for trio of non-conference games

The Raider baseball team (11-7) will take a break from Sandhills Athletic Conference opponents this week and play three non-conference games.

Looking to get back into a grove after dropping four of their last five games, the Raiders will host Freedom Christian Academy (10-9) on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.. 

That will be followed by a road trip to West Stanly (15-3) on Thursday, followed by a home game on Saturday against Myers Park (11-5). Those games are set for 6 p.m. and 12 p.m., respectively.

Softball to continue conference action

Currently on a three-game winning streak, the Lady Raider softball team will look to stay near the top of the SAC standings with a pair of conference games.

Still in second place, Richmond (11-2, 8-1 SAC) will start its week on the road at Union Pines (8-7, 6-3 SAC). The Lady Raiders will return home on Friday to host Lee County (3-8, 3-5 SAC).

Richmond has a chance to complete the season sweep of the Lady Vikings and Lady Yellow Jackets. Both games are slated to start at 7 p.m.

Soccer on the road for two conference games

Also continuing conference play this week, the Lady Raider soccer team (9-4-1, 3-3 SAC) will kick off its second round of SAC action.

Both of Richmond’s matches will be on the road, beginning with a trip to first-place Pinecrest (9-4, 6-0 SAC) on Tuesday. Rounding out the week at home, the Lady Raiders will host last-place Hoke County (1-11-2, 1-6 SAC) on Friday.

Sitting in fourth place in the standings, the Lady Raiders will try to avenge an earlier loss to the Lady Patriots and go for the sweep of the Lady Bucks. Play will start at 7 p.m.

Tennis ready for three matches

Having not played in the week leading up to spring break, the Raider tennis team (5-2, 5-2 SAC) will hit the court three times this week.

Set to play three SAC teams, the Raiders will first travel to Union Pines on Monday before hosting Lee County on Wednesday. During the first round of conference play, the Raiders defeated both opponents.


Closing the week at Scotland on Thursday, the Raiders will try to go for the season sweep of the Fighting Scots. All three matches will get underway at 4 p.m.

Golf team to play fourth match of season

Looking to keep improving like it has in all of its matches this spring, the Raider golf team will return to play on Tuesday at Scotch Meadows.

Tuesday’s round will be the first 18-hole match of the season, as the previous three have all been nine-hole contests.

The Raiders are currently fifth in the SAC standings with 10 points, but erased 18 strokes off their team scoring in their last outing. Golfers will begin teeing off at 2 p.m.

Track and field to host second meet of spring

On Thursday, the Richmond boys’ and girls’ track and field teams will host Scotland and Union Pines for the program’s second home meet.

Events will begin at 4 p.m. at Raider Stadium. The Richmond Observer will publish results from the Apex Lions Relays, which was held over the weekend, later this week.

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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.