Kyle Pillar

Kyle Pillar

Sports Editor. IUP alumni. English teacher, Ninth Grade Academy. Sports guru. Eagle Scout. Motorcycle enthusiast. Pretend golfer. Avid reader. Pennsylvania native. 

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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Raider varsity basketball team hadn’t beaten rival Scotland High School in nearly two years entering Friday’s game in Raider Gymnasium. But that streak ended as the Raiders picked up their third-straight Sandhills Athletic Conference win.

ROCKINGHAM — A strong fourth-quarter performance and a career high in points for one Lady Raider helped make the difference in Friday’s Sandhills Athletic Conference showdown between Richmond and Scotland high schools.

ELLERBE — Ellerbe Middle School’s two-game sweep streak came to an end Thursday, as the Wildcats hosted Anson Middle School.

ROCKINGHAM — Hungry locals looking to support Richmond Senior High School athletics while enjoying a bar-b-que lunch will get their opportunity to do so next month.

RALEIGH — Following its winningest season since 2015, the Richmond Senior High School football team continues to see the postseason accolades rolling in.

WADESBORO — Wednesday’s middle school wrestling match followed the script the Raiders have written all season -- another split.

ROCKINGHAM — Two Richmond Raider senior wrestlers were recognized ahead of Wednesday’s senior night match against visiting Scotland High School, but it was a wealth of underclassmen who picked up the majority of the points for the Raiders.

WAGRAM — Most of Richmond County’s middle school basketball programs had the first part of the week off, save for the Ellerbe Middle School teams. And they didn’t disappoint.

ROCKINGHAM — On the heels of Richmond Senior High School’s upset win over Seventy-First High School Tuesday, the junior varsity and ninth grade basketball teams completed the sweep against the Falcons.

FAYETTEVILLE — Something that hadn’t happened since 2004 took place Tuesday night inside Seventy-First High School’s gymnasium in a Sandhills Athletic Conference battle between the Richmond Raiders and the host Falcons.

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