Shawn Stinson

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SOUTHERN PINES — A second-place finish in the Southeastern Conference.
That kind of thought was nearly unheard of from anyone associated with the Pinecrest football program back in 2006. At that time, school officials were contemplating if it should continue fielding a team or not.
What a difference eight years makes as Pinecrest is looking

Previewing the SEC: Pinecrest looks to stay at the top

SOUTHERN PINES — A second-place finish in the Southeastern Conference. That kind of thought was nearly unheard of from anyone associated with the Pinecrest football program back in 2006. At that time, school officials were contemplating if it should continue fielding a team or not. What a difference eight years makes as Pinecrest is looking

Seminoles may have company in the ACC

The college football season is ready to kickoff in little more than a week. For the first time in a while, the collegiate spotlight is shining brightly on the ACC, well at least one school. The conference has the reigning champion — Florida State. The Seminoles are also the overwhelming No. 1 team in the pre-season, grabbing 57 of 60 first-

RAEFORD — Tom Paris doesn't plan on ignoring the strides former coach Milton Butts made with the Hoke County football program over the last four years.
He and his players have embraced it while preparing for the upcoming season.
“We want to continue to build off what Coach Butts was able to do and what he accomplished,” Paris sa

Previewing the SEC: Paris takes over at Hoke

RAEFORD — Tom Paris doesn't plan on ignoring the strides former coach Milton Butts made with the Hoke County football program over the last four years. He and his players have embraced it while preparing for the upcoming season. “We want to continue to build off what Coach Butts was able to do and what he accomplished,” Paris sa

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior volleyball team hasn't fared well in contests that have gone five games in recent history.
That trend continued Monday afternoon in its season opening match with South Stanly. The Rowdy Rebel Bulls squeezed out a 25-20, 22-25, 21-25, 25-23, 15-13 victory over the Raiders.
It was the fifth consecutive match R

Richmond drops season opener

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior volleyball team hasn't fared well in contests that have gone five games in recent history. That trend continued Monday afternoon in its season opening match with South Stanly. The Rowdy Rebel Bulls squeezed out a 25-20, 22-25, 21-25, 25-23, 15-13 victory over the Raiders. It was the fifth consecutive match R

LUMBERTON — Call it a new beginning.
Since Mike Brill retired following the 2012 season, Lumberton is now under the director of its third head coach. Joe Salas took over from Brill, but lasted just seven games before resigning. Ron Cook stepped into the interim role to close out the year.
The Pirates were 0-7 under Salas and 1-3 with Cook o

Previewing the SEC: Lumberton

LUMBERTON — Call it a new beginning. Since Mike Brill retired following the 2012 season, Lumberton is now under the director of its third head coach. Joe Salas took over from Brill, but lasted just seven games before resigning. Ron Cook stepped into the interim role to close out the year. The Pirates were 0-7 under Salas and 1-3 with Cook o

GREENSBORO — It may not have been a regular-season game or even a contest that meant anything.
But for at least 20 minutes, Richmond Senior stood toe-to-toe and traded blows with Dudley, last season's 4A champion, in Friday's scrimmage in Greensboro.
Richmond found the end zone twice during the running clock as Luke Hoggard tossed two touch

Richmond wraps up preparation for new season

GREENSBORO — It may not have been a regular-season game or even a contest that meant anything. But for at least 20 minutes, Richmond Senior stood toe-to-toe and traded blows with Dudley, last season's 4A champion, in Friday's scrimmage in Greensboro. Richmond found the end zone twice during the running clock as Luke Hoggard tossed two touch

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior soccer coach Bennie Howard is tired of hitting the road for the first round of the state 4A playoffs.
He is hoping to break the six-year stretch of being road warriors during the post-season.
The Raiders were 8-9-1 last year, but were 6-4 in Southeastern Conference play to finish third. Richmond traveled to Pfaf

Richmond shoots for SEC title

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior soccer coach Bennie Howard is tired of hitting the road for the first round of the state 4A playoffs. He is hoping to break the six-year stretch of being road warriors during the post-season. The Raiders were 8-9-1 last year, but were 6-4 in Southeastern Conference play to finish third. Richmond traveled to Pfaf

PEMBROKE — Despite posting a 3-8 overall record and a 1-4 mark in conference play last season, Purnell Swett coach Mark Heil thought his team was close to being a playoff team.
The Rams were outscored by their opponents by an average by 31.8 to 18.4. In Southeastern Conference action, it was worse. The opposition averaged 38.8 points a game,

Previewing the SEC: Purnell Swett

PEMBROKE — Despite posting a 3-8 overall record and a 1-4 mark in conference play last season, Purnell Swett coach Mark Heil thought his team was close to being a playoff team. The Rams were outscored by their opponents by an average by 31.8 to 18.4. In Southeastern Conference action, it was worse. The opposition averaged 38.8 points a game,

ROCKINGHAM — With the regular season opener more than a week away, Richmond Senior football coach Paul Hoggard likes the way his team is preparing for Rocky River.
Richmond battled South View in a scrimmage Wednesday morning in its first live-action against an opponent with officials this summer. Earlier in the week Richmond did stand toe-to

Raiders hit the gridiron vs. Tigers

ROCKINGHAM — With the regular season opener more than a week away, Richmond Senior football coach Paul Hoggard likes the way his team is preparing for Rocky River. Richmond battled South View in a scrimmage Wednesday morning in its first live-action against an opponent with officials this summer. Earlier in the week Richmond did stand toe-to

ROCKINGHAM — Before Richmond Senior and South View took to the gridiron for a scrimmage Wednesday afternoon, head referee Jason Graham talked to the players about four rule changes for the upcoming season.
It didn't take long for one of those changes to become the talk of the scrimmage.
While on offense, one of Richmond's running backs was

Rule changes take center stage at scrimmage

ROCKINGHAM — Before Richmond Senior and South View took to the gridiron for a scrimmage Wednesday afternoon, head referee Jason Graham talked to the players about four rule changes for the upcoming season. It didn't take long for one of those changes to become the talk of the scrimmage. While on offense, one of Richmond's running backs was

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior volleyball coach Shellie Wimpey believes her team has the ability to compete with the best in the Southeastern Conference.
It's getting her players to believe is going to be the tough part.
Richmond finished with a 6-14 overall record last season and was tied for fourth in the SEC with a 3-7 mark. The Raiders su

Raiders eye return to playoffs

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior volleyball coach Shellie Wimpey believes her team has the ability to compete with the best in the Southeastern Conference. It's getting her players to believe is going to be the tough part. Richmond finished with a 6-14 overall record last season and was tied for fourth in the SEC with a 3-7 mark. The Raiders su

Death at track overshadows success on it

AJ Allmendinger's first victory on the NASCAR Sprint Cup stage should have been the major story coming out of Watkins Glen, New York this weekend. Allmendinger was indefinitely suspended by NASCAR for failing a random drug test just hours before the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway in July of 2012. The failed drug test sent Allmend

ROCKINGHAM — The softball season isn't quite over for Cher Morse.
Morse, who played on the junior varsity team at Richmond Senior, was selected to participate in the eighth annual Queen of the Diamonds Showcase South at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina later this month. There is also an event scheduled for Kent State Universi

Morse to showcase softball skills

ROCKINGHAM — The softball season isn't quite over for Cher Morse. Morse, who played on the junior varsity team at Richmond Senior, was selected to participate in the eighth annual Queen of the Diamonds Showcase South at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina later this month. There is also an event scheduled for Kent State Universi

CHARLOTTE — Butler athletic director Courtney Paschal announced Thursday the Richmond Senior-Butler football game scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 will be played at Providence High School.
The information was first reported by the Charlotte Observer.
Paschal said the contest was moved because Butler's home field can only seat approximately

Richmond-Butler contest changes venue

CHARLOTTE — Butler athletic director Courtney Paschal announced Thursday the Richmond Senior-Butler football game scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 will be played at Providence High School. The information was first reported by the Charlotte Observer. Paschal said the contest was moved because Butler's home field can only seat approximately

ROCKINGHAM — Scotland volleyball and conference championships seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly.
You can't have one without the other.
Since the Southeastern Conference reformed in 2009, Scotland has won all five regular season and tournament titles. During this five-year stretch, the Scots are 48-2 in SEC play and 10-0 in th

Burning questions — SEC volleyball

ROCKINGHAM — Scotland volleyball and conference championships seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. You can't have one without the other. Since the Southeastern Conference reformed in 2009, Scotland has won all five regular season and tournament titles. During this five-year stretch, the Scots are 48-2 in SEC play and 10-0 in th

ROCKINGHAM — When Justin Jones and the rest of the staff at CarolinaGridiron.com finished compiling its pre-season Top 15 4A poll, there was a glaring omission.
No Richmond Senior.
Even Jones was surprised the Raiders were left out of the Top 15.
“When we were done, I noticed that too,” Jones said.
Jones said his group uses hu

Raiders snubbed in pre-season poll

ROCKINGHAM — When Justin Jones and the rest of the staff at CarolinaGridiron.com finished compiling its pre-season Top 15 4A poll, there was a glaring omission. No Richmond Senior. Even Jones was surprised the Raiders were left out of the Top 15. “When we were done, I noticed that too,” Jones said. Jones said his group uses hu

ROCKINGHAM — Unlike their football brethen, the soccer coaches of the Southeastern Conference don't have a pre-season poll.
If they did, there would be little doubt on the team to beat this season. In fact, it has been the same squad to beat the previous five years — Pinecrest.
The Patriots have won the previous five regular season ch

Burning questions — SEC soccer

ROCKINGHAM — Unlike their football brethen, the soccer coaches of the Southeastern Conference don't have a pre-season poll. If they did, there would be little doubt on the team to beat this season. In fact, it has been the same squad to beat the previous five years — Pinecrest. The Patriots have won the previous five regular season ch

RSHS football tickets on sale

ROCKINGHAM — If you are a Richmond Senior football fan, now is the time to purchase your tickets for the upcoming season. Richmond will have a total of six home games this year, beginning with Vance visiting Raider Stadium on Sept. 5. Also coming to Rockingham this season during Richmond's non-conference portion of the schedule are Jack Brit

ROCKINGHAM — The coaches and the media have placed the bull's-eye squarely on the backs of the Scotland football team once again.
After winning three straight Southeastern Conference championships, no one thought the Scots wouldn't be near the top of the pre-season rankings.
With last week's news coming out of Laurinburg and the injury to J

Five burning questions

ROCKINGHAM — The coaches and the media have placed the bull's-eye squarely on the backs of the Scotland football team once again. After winning three straight Southeastern Conference championships, no one thought the Scots wouldn't be near the top of the pre-season rankings. With last week's news coming out of Laurinburg and the injury to J

RAEFORD — Despite the excitement of the first game of the high school football season being right around the corner, the mood was a bit muted Sunday evening for the six Southeastern Conference coaches.
The biggest news surrounding the annual SEC coaches meeting at Bayonet at Puppy Creek Golf Course in Raeford was the health of Scotland senio

No change at the top

RAEFORD — Despite the excitement of the first game of the high school football season being right around the corner, the mood was a bit muted Sunday evening for the six Southeastern Conference coaches. The biggest news surrounding the annual SEC coaches meeting at Bayonet at Puppy Creek Golf Course in Raeford was the health of Scotland senio




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