Kyle Pillar

Kyle Pillar

Three-time award-winning sports editor. Indiana University of Pennsylvania communications media and journalism alumni. English teacher, Ninth Grade Academy.

Submit local sports scores to: kpillar@richmondobserver.com

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SOUTHERN PINES — The Elks Lodge course, home of the infamous “cake hill,” made Monday’s Sandhills Athletic Conference cross country meet difficult for runners from three local high schools.

SOUTHERN PINES — Will Thompson has been running cross country for Richmond Senior High School for four years. And one of his and the team’s biggest challenges surfaced during Monday’s Sandhills Athletic Conference meet.

ROCKINGHAM — A couple more big hits could have shifted the outcome of Monday’s Sandhills Athletic Conference volleyball match between Richmond Senior and Jack Britt high schools.

ROCKINGHAM — Playing on their home court for the first time this fall, the junior varsity Lady Raiders nearly rallied to win their first match of the season.

ROCKINGHAM — It’s been a pretty successful week for the Richmond Senior High School football community.

ROCKINGHAM — Student-athletes at Richmond Senior High School recently got a surprise from their teachers as the fall sports season officially began after an eight-month break.

SOUTHERN PINES — Two of the Sandhills Athletic Conference’s perennial powerhouse volleyball programs battled it out for the first time this season on Thursday.

SOUTHERN PINES — If there’s one thing Melissa Dennis learned about her junior varsity volleyball team early this season, it’s that the Lady Raiders have a lot of fight in them.

ROCKINGHAM — Raider Nation has spoken and Caleb Hood is the “Big 22 Player of the Year.”

LAURINBURG — Junior cross country runner Maylyn Wallace had a breakout season last fall, and she picked up right where she left off on Wednesday.

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