Shawn Stinson

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ROCKINGHAM — At this time of the year, it's not about earning style points. It's all about winning.
And both Richmond Senior and Millbrook did just that in the opening round of the state 4AA playoffs. Richmond knocked off Fuquay-Varina 53-6 and Millbrook got past Jack Britt 43-35 last week.
The Raiders got off to a fast start against the Be

Raiders, Wildcats meet in Round 2

ROCKINGHAM — At this time of the year, it's not about earning style points. It's all about winning. And both Richmond Senior and Millbrook did just that in the opening round of the state 4AA playoffs. Richmond knocked off Fuquay-Varina 53-6 and Millbrook got past Jack Britt 43-35 last week. The Raiders got off to a fast start against the Be

ROCKINGHAM — Cody Mullen has been mired in a logjam for the Richmond Senior baseball team.
Mullen has seen spot action at shortstop and in outfield for the Raiders during the last two seasons, but that didn't stop the senior from being noticed by college recruiters.
This summer, Mullen was participating in the Top 96 camp in Pineville when

Mullen heading to Coker

ROCKINGHAM — Cody Mullen has been mired in a logjam for the Richmond Senior baseball team. Mullen has seen spot action at shortstop and in outfield for the Raiders during the last two seasons, but that didn't stop the senior from being noticed by college recruiters. This summer, Mullen was participating in the Top 96 camp in Pineville when

When Richmond Senior makes its football schedule, it is always difficult to know if the non-conference opponents will be a formidable test or not.
While Richmond is still looking to finalize the next two years of contests, the previous two have passed the litmus test.
All six of the last season's non-conference opponents qualified for their state

Richmond's opponents prove they are worthy

When Richmond Senior makes its football schedule, it is always difficult to know if the non-conference opponents will be a formidable test or not. While Richmond is still looking to finalize the next two years of contests, the previous two have passed the litmus test. All six of the last season's non-conference opponents qualified for their state

ROCKINGHAM — For the first time since 2008, the Richmond Senior wrestling team will carry high expectations into the season.
For the second straight year, Richmond finished third in the Southeastern Conference and just qualifying for the 4A state dual-team playoffs. Individually, Richmond sent 13 of its wrestlers to the 4A East Regional. Of

Raiders wrestle with expectations

ROCKINGHAM — For the first time since 2008, the Richmond Senior wrestling team will carry high expectations into the season. For the second straight year, Richmond finished third in the Southeastern Conference and just qualifying for the 4A state dual-team playoffs. Individually, Richmond sent 13 of its wrestlers to the 4A East Regional. Of

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior baseball coach Ricky Young believes recruiting is like a big puzzle. Each player and program just need to find the right fit.
Young believes Ethan Baucom, his senior first baseman, and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke are the perfect match.
After verbally committing to the Braves last week, Baucom ma

Baucom finds fit with UNCP

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior baseball coach Ricky Young believes recruiting is like a big puzzle. Each player and program just need to find the right fit. Young believes Ethan Baucom, his senior first baseman, and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke are the perfect match. After verbally committing to the Braves last week, Baucom ma

FAYETTEVILLE — The Richmond Senior girls basketball team continued its preparations for the upcoming season by participating in the E.E. Smith Jamboree Saturday.
Richmond battled South Robeson, E.E. Smith and Gray's Creek at the event. The Raiders knocked off the Mustangs 35-11, defeated the Bears 29-18 and lost to the Golden Bulls 32-15.
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Raiders go 2-1 in event

FAYETTEVILLE — The Richmond Senior girls basketball team continued its preparations for the upcoming season by participating in the E.E. Smith Jamboree Saturday. Richmond battled South Robeson, E.E. Smith and Gray's Creek at the event. The Raiders knocked off the Mustangs 35-11, defeated the Bears 29-18 and lost to the Golden Bulls 32-15. T

ROCKINGHAM — It was a good start to the playoffs for the three Southeastern Conference teams.
Richmond Senior, Pinecrest and Scotland all picked up double-digit victories in their opening round contests.
The opening kickoff was very important for the Raiders and the Patriots.
Richmond returned the opening kick for a touchdown en route to a

All 3 SEC teams still alive

ROCKINGHAM — It was a good start to the playoffs for the three Southeastern Conference teams. Richmond Senior, Pinecrest and Scotland all picked up double-digit victories in their opening round contests. The opening kickoff was very important for the Raiders and the Patriots. Richmond returned the opening kick for a touchdown en route to a

ROCKINGHAM — It didn't take long for Richmond Senior to set the tone against Fuquay-Varina.
In fact, it took just seven seconds.
On the opening kickoff, Fuquay-Varina attempted an onside kick. Richmond's Desmond Marshall fielded the ball at the 50 and saw daylight. Marshall didn't stop running until he reached the end zone for a touchdown.

Raiders roll into second round

ROCKINGHAM — It didn't take long for Richmond Senior to set the tone against Fuquay-Varina. In fact, it took just seven seconds. On the opening kickoff, Fuquay-Varina attempted an onside kick. Richmond's Desmond Marshall fielded the ball at the 50 and saw daylight. Marshall didn't stop running until he reached the end zone for a touchdown.

ROCKINGHAM — It was only a few innings, but it was enough for the Western Carolina baseball coaching staff to make a scholarship offer to Cody Leviner.
The senior pitcher/shortstop verbally committed in July and made it official by signing his letter of intent with the Catamounts Thursday afternoon in the Richmond Senior media center.
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Leviner inks with WCU

ROCKINGHAM — It was only a few innings, but it was enough for the Western Carolina baseball coaching staff to make a scholarship offer to Cody Leviner. The senior pitcher/shortstop verbally committed in July and made it official by signing his letter of intent with the Catamounts Thursday afternoon in the Richmond Senior media center. ̶

ROCKINGHAM — It was Richmond Senior girls basketball coach Victoria DeFrate's first chance to see her team on the court against an outside opponent.
And she is happy there is another 2 ½ weeks before the season opener against Cheraw.
South Robeson, a 1A school, knocked off Richmond 36-32 in a scrimmage contest Thursday night at Raider

South Rob stops RSHS in scrimmage

ROCKINGHAM — It was Richmond Senior girls basketball coach Victoria DeFrate's first chance to see her team on the court against an outside opponent. And she is happy there is another 2 ½ weeks before the season opener against Cheraw. South Robeson, a 1A school, knocked off Richmond 36-32 in a scrimmage contest Thursday night at Raider

ROCKINGHAM — The schedule for the three winter sports at Richmond Senior was released this week.
The boys and girls basketball teams will open their slate of contests Dec. 2 when they play host to Cheraw. The girls game is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. with the boys to follow at about 7:30 p.m.
The Richmond wrestling squad will start its sea

Richmond releases winter schedules

ROCKINGHAM — The schedule for the three winter sports at Richmond Senior was released this week. The boys and girls basketball teams will open their slate of contests Dec. 2 when they play host to Cheraw. The girls game is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. with the boys to follow at about 7:30 p.m. The Richmond wrestling squad will start its sea

ROCKINGHAM — Both teams are coming off losses in their regular season finales.
Neither can dwell on those defeats, because it's win or go home time now as Richmond plays host to Fuquay-Varina in the opening round of the state 4AA playoffs.
Richmond is back home in the postseason for the first time since 2012. Last year, Richmond played both

Raiders open playoffs vs. Bengals

ROCKINGHAM — Both teams are coming off losses in their regular season finales. Neither can dwell on those defeats, because it's win or go home time now as Richmond plays host to Fuquay-Varina in the opening round of the state 4AA playoffs. Richmond is back home in the postseason for the first time since 2012. Last year, Richmond played both

ROCKINGHAM — The final regular-season Associated Press poll saw several teams flip spots heading into the opening round of the state playoffs.
One of the teams, Richmond Senior, slid from No. 1 to No. 7 this week. The Raiders are the No. 4 seed in the 4AA East Region.
New Bern (11-0) received nine of 14 first-place votes to move back atop t

Raiders slip in latest polls

ROCKINGHAM — The final regular-season Associated Press poll saw several teams flip spots heading into the opening round of the state playoffs. One of the teams, Richmond Senior, slid from No. 1 to No. 7 this week. The Raiders are the No. 4 seed in the 4AA East Region. New Bern (11-0) received nine of 14 first-place votes to move back atop t

On the MaxPreps.com website, there are 16 seniors on the Dudley football roster.
And because of one junior, those 16 may not be able to get the chance to shoot for back-to-back 4A championships.
The controversy on Dudley's status for the playoffs hinges on the final few moments of the team's 50-21 win over Southeast Guilford in the regular-season

'Eight Quarter Rule' needs to be re-examined

On the MaxPreps.com website, there are 16 seniors on the Dudley football roster. And because of one junior, those 16 may not be able to get the chance to shoot for back-to-back 4A championships. The controversy on Dudley's status for the playoffs hinges on the final few moments of the team's 50-21 win over Southeast Guilford in the regular-season

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior boys soccer team tied a school record with 16 victories this season.
It also defeated Southeastern Conference power Pinecrest for the first time since 1997. In addition, the Raiders and the Patriots shared the SEC's regular-season title. It was the first conference championship for Richmond since 1995.
With

RSHS soccer players earn honors

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior boys soccer team tied a school record with 16 victories this season. It also defeated Southeastern Conference power Pinecrest for the first time since 1997. In addition, the Raiders and the Patriots shared the SEC's regular-season title. It was the first conference championship for Richmond since 1995. With

CHAPEL HILL — For the second time in three years, the Richmond Senior football team has been placed in the 4AA East Region.
Richmond (10-1) earned the No. 4 seed in the region and will face Fuquay-Varina (5-6) in Friday's opening round at Raider Stadium.
“We're glad to be in the playoffs,” Richmond coach Paul Hoggard said. ̶

Raiders heading east

CHAPEL HILL — For the second time in three years, the Richmond Senior football team has been placed in the 4AA East Region. Richmond (10-1) earned the No. 4 seed in the region and will face Fuquay-Varina (5-6) in Friday's opening round at Raider Stadium. “We're glad to be in the playoffs,” Richmond coach Paul Hoggard said. ̶

ROCKINGHAM — Scotland coach Richard Bailey wasn't shy about saying he saw some things he liked when watching the Pinecrest-Richmond tape this week.
In fact, he was more than happy to say he “stole” some ideas the Patriots used against the Raiders.
The only difference was his team was just a little bit better at taking advantage

Rushing attack sends Scots to win

ROCKINGHAM — Scotland coach Richard Bailey wasn't shy about saying he saw some things he liked when watching the Pinecrest-Richmond tape this week. In fact, he was more than happy to say he “stole” some ideas the Patriots used against the Raiders. The only difference was his team was just a little bit better at taking advantage

ROCKINGHAM — What a difference a year makes for the Richmond Senior football team.
Heading into last season's clash with Scotland, Richmond was unsure who the starting quarterback was going to be and needed a win to avoid finishing third in the Southeastern Conference.
The Raiders used the Wildcat formation for the majority of the first hal

Raiders, Scots set for battle

ROCKINGHAM — What a difference a year makes for the Richmond Senior football team. Heading into last season's clash with Scotland, Richmond was unsure who the starting quarterback was going to be and needed a win to avoid finishing third in the Southeastern Conference. The Raiders used the Wildcat formation for the majority of the first hal

LAURINBURG — For the third straight year, Richmond Senior junior varsity coach Jason Norton had a reason to smile when the clock hit 0:00 to mark the end of the season's final game.
The reason? Norton guided his team to another 10-0 mark.
This year, Richmond capped its perfect mark with a 48-20 victory over rival Scotland Thursday at Pate S

Richmond JV team goes undefeated again

LAURINBURG — For the third straight year, Richmond Senior junior varsity coach Jason Norton had a reason to smile when the clock hit 0:00 to mark the end of the season's final game. The reason? Norton guided his team to another 10-0 mark. This year, Richmond capped its perfect mark with a 48-20 victory over rival Scotland Thursday at Pate S

ROCKINGHAM — Friday night will mark the end of the season for 36 4A teams around the state.
For the other 64, it means the beginning of the march toward a possible state championship on either the 4A or 4AA level.
Richmond Senior, the top-ranked team in the state according to the Associated Press and CarolinaPreps.com, is locked into a play

Playoff atmosphere

ROCKINGHAM — Friday night will mark the end of the season for 36 4A teams around the state. For the other 64, it means the beginning of the march toward a possible state championship on either the 4A or 4AA level. Richmond Senior, the top-ranked team in the state according to the Associated Press and CarolinaPreps.com, is locked into a play





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