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The Week Ahead: Senior nights planned for several RSHS programs

Joy Styles is one of many senior fall student-athletes who will be recognized this week. (Kyle Pillar, sports editor)

ROCKINGHAM — The eighth week of the high school fall sports season will see Richmond Senior High School’s programs inch nearer to the end of the regular season.

Following Homecoming last week, the Raiders and Lady Raiders will continue Sandhills Athletic Conference competition, with several programs recognizing its seniors.

Boys’ soccer set for two 4A matches, senior night

After splitting two matches last week, the Raider soccer team will face off against its two 4A SAC opponents this week.

Fourth-place Richmond (4-9-1, 3-4 SAC) will host second-place Pinecrest High School (5-4-1, 4-0-1 SAC) on Monday and look to even the season series after a 1-0 loss last month. It will also be senior night for the team’s nine senior players.

On Wednesday, the Raiders will travel to fifth-place Hoke County High School (6-6, 2-4 SAC) and go for the season sweep of the Bucks. Both matches are set for 7 p.m.

Volleyball to honor seniors, eye return to win column

Looking to get back into the win column after a pair of losses last week, the Richmond volleyball team will start with a road trip to second-place Union Pines High School (10-7, 6-2 SAC).

The Lady Raiders (8-10, 4-5 SAC) are currently in fifth place in the conference standings, and hope to earn a victory over fourth-place Lee County High School (7-7, 4-4 SAC) at home on Thursday.

That match will be senior night to honor the team’s three seniors, as well as Pink Night, to raise awareness for breast cancer. Both matches are slated for a 6:15 p.m. start.

Munn, McRae set to play 18 holes at Whispering Pines

The Lady Raider golf team will continue its season with an 18-hole match at Whispering Pines on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Sophomore Ella Munn will return to course after missing last week’s match due to injury, and fellow sophomore Jacey McRae will compete in her third match of the fall.

Cross country teams host second meet of season for senior night

The outer loop at Hinson Lake will be the site of an SAC cross country meet for the second time this fall when Richmond’s teams host on Tuesday.

The Raiders and Lady Raiders will welcome in Scotland High School and Union Pines for a 3.2-mile race, beginning at 5 p.m. Seniors from both teams will also be recognized.

Girls’ tennis to close season, recognize seniors

Editor’s note: The day for the tennis team’s senior night has been changed to the correct day, which is this Wednesday.

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Richmond’s girls’ tennis team will play its final two regular-season matches this week, starting with senior night on Wednesday against Lee County High School. 

After suffering a loss in one match last week, the Lady Raiders (4-6, 4-6 SAC) can get back to the .500 mark with a win over the Lady Yellow Jackets and rival Scotland on Thursday. 

Richmond’s season finale will be at Scotland, with both matches beginning at 4 p.m.

Football teams prepare for Union Pines 

A key win for the Richmond varsity football team during its homecoming game last Friday will hopefully create some momentum moving into the final stretch of the regular season. 

Up next for third-place Richmond (3-4, 2-1 SAC) will be sixth-place Union Pines (2-4, 0-2 SAC). The game will be played on the road in Cameron on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

The JV Raiders (4-2) will host the JV Vikings (3-3) on Thursday, with kickoff set for 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.