Kyle Pillar

Kyle Pillar

Sports Editor. IUP communications media and journalism alumni. English teacher, Ninth Grade Academy.

Submit local sports scores to: kpillar@richmondobserver.com

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SOUTHERN PINES — Through his four years as a high school football assistant coach, Chris Campolieta had always been on the learning side of coaching clinics. That changed for the 27-year-old Richmond assistant on Saturday.

ROCKINGHAM — Although there is still a wintry chill in the air, the high school spring sports season is right around the corner.

LAURINBURG — The Richmond Senior High School boys’ and girls’ swimming teams participated in their third ever Sandhills Athletic Conference championship meet on Saturday.

HAMLET — The stage is set for this season’s Richmond Adult Soccer League championship match.

ROCKINGHAM — Just like they did to start Sandhills Athletic Conference play in early December, the Richmond Senior High School boys’ junior varsity and freshman basketball teams swept Purnell Swett High School.

ROCKINGHAM — It had been a week since the Richmond Senior High School girls’ junior varsity basketball team had hit the hardwood when it hosted Purnell Swett on Friday.

PEMBROKE — Five simple words -- “we can shoot the ball” -- have been repeated by Richmond Senior High School head basketball coach Donald Pettigrew all season.

PEMBROKE — Heading into Friday’s Sandhills Athletic Conference game against Purnell Swett High School, Lady Raider head coach Teddy Moseley knew his team would have to contain freshman Kylie Chavis.

ELLERBE — Meeting in the northern end of the county for some boys’ basketball action Thursday were longtime rivals Cordova and Ellerbe middle schools.

ELLERBE — It may have taken it a little longer than it wanted to, but the Ellerbe Middle School girls’ basketball team earned its first win of the season on Thursday.

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