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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ROCKINGHAM — High school playoff football is officially back in Richmond County and the Raiders are ready to start their “chase for eight.”

ROCKINGHAM — A little Raider Magic and positive community energy is what the Richmond Senior High School football program hopes to spark during Thursday’s pep rally bonfire.

ROCKINGHAM — When sophomore point guard Micah Jackson completed a drive off the glass with 55 seconds left in the first quarter of Tuesday’s junior varsity basketball game, he gave the Richmond Raiders nearly all the points they would need to earn a season-opening win.

ROCKINGHAM — A 10-point third quarter from freshman Nyla Stroman was the difference maker in Tuesday’s junior varsity girls’ basketball game.

ROCKINGHAM — From the opening tip of Tuesday’s first game of the year, the Richmond Senior High School boys’ basketball team controlled the tempo against Anson High School.

ROCKINGHAM — Behind a career-high 20 points from junior point guard Jayla McDougald, the Richmond Senior High School girls’ basketball team opened its season with a non-conference win over Anson High School.

ROCKINGHAM — Capacity crowds are expected for Friday’s second-round playoff game and Richmond Senior High School’s football program has announced pre-sale tickets are now available.

ROCKINGHAM — As soon as Hough High School won its opening-round playoff game Friday against Olympic High School, Richmond Raider head coach Bryan Till went to work on trading film and studying the Huskies.

ROCKINGHAM — As the Richmond Senior High School bowling program enters its third season of existence, second-year head coach Ralph Butler has seen the sport’s interest grow, and that, he hopes, will bring the boys’ and girls’ teams success this winter.

ROCKINGHAM — When Devon Tillman signed his name on his commitment letter to Pfeiffer University on Monday, his signature stood for a lot more than continuing his cross country career.

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