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Richmond recognized by MaxPreps

ROCKINGHAM — In its 10 years of existence, MaxPreps.com has ranked high school football teams based on a computer formula.To celebrate its anniversary, MaxPreps.com released its list of Top 20 most dominant teams in the state during this time. MaxPreps.com awarded points based on where a school finished in the final rankings to compile the list. In addition, teams were awarded bonus points for winning a state championship or finishing as the runner-up.Three Charlot...

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Year in Review: Raiders edged for relay title

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior boys track team sent two of its relay teams to the 4A state meet and one of its runners competed in two events.And Richmond just missed by .03 seconds of bringing home a relay championship.In the 4x200 relay, Richmond’s Jayvon Boyer received the baton from Gus Chambers for the anchor leg trailing Butler’s Chuka Soronadi by nearly 10 meters. With every step, Boyer slowly began to chip away at the deficit.

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Scotland QB recovering from crash

CHARLOTTE — Scotland High quarterback Jaylend Ratliffe is in serious condition following a Tuesday ATV crash, sources said Wednesday.The rising senior has been taken off a ventilator and is talking and responsive.Ratliffe, who reportedly suffered head injuries when the ATV overturned, was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Sources close to the family said Ratliffe was still in a lot of pain as doctors decreased his medication to assess the extent o...

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Scotland QB injured in ATV accident

Staff reportLAURINBURG — Scotland High quarterback and Georgia Tech verbal commit Jaylend Ratliffe was airlifted to a Charlotte hospital following a Wednesday afternoon ATV accident, according to sources close to the incident, where he remains in critical condition.Ratliffe and teammate Dakota Holland were riding through a wooded area when the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to overturn. The accident left Ratliffe and Holland with injuries, but both ...

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Year in Review: Flowers scores in bunches vs. Jack Britt

ROCKINGHAM — The play wasn’t really designed for him, but in the end it didn’t really matter.Brent Flowers scored on a 5-yard keeper to make it six rushing touchdowns on the night against Jack Britt.Flowers said it was a high snap that forced him to run the ball behind a wall of blockers into the end zone.“I had to jump and by that time the dive was past me and I just followed his block,” Flowers said. “I didn’t care I...

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Year in Review: Raiders find success on tennis courts

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior may not historically be known as a tennis hotbed, but in recent years it has been.Richmond’s boys tennis team has qualified for the 4A dual team playoffs the last three seasons and also has been represented in either singles or doubles play in the state tournament three out of the last four years.First-year coach Mike James led Richmond to an 11-2 overall record and an 8-2 mark in SEC play. Richmond advanced to face East Chapel Hi...

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Rockingham eliminated from Pony tourney

DAVIDSON — The Rockingham Pony All-Star team needed to play three games to keep its South Region championship hopes alive.Unfortunately, it only got onto the field once.Southampton-Sussex banged out eight hits and took advantage of nine base on balls by two Rockingham pitchers to pull out an 11-9 victory Saturday morning. The loss eliminated Rockingham from the tournament.“Our pitching was a little off,” Rockingham coach Jeff Ingram said. ...

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Parents play vital role in academic success

ROCKINGHAM — Even as the NCAA’s academic requirements for prospective student-athletes is set to increase, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association is prepared to keep its standards the same.While the NCHSAA is setting a minimum for its student-athletes to achieve, it does allow local school boards to toughen those requirements. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools requires a 2.0 GPA for its student-athletes and Wake County has a 1.5 GPA standard.Several ...

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Rockingham Pony stays alive

HUNTERSVILLE — Facing possible elimination, the Rockingham Pony All-Star team came out swinging Friday afternoon.Literally.Rockingham pounded out 12 hits en route to defeating High Point 14-3 in a South Region tournament contest at Huntersville Athletic Park.“We swung the bats pretty well,” Rockingham coach Jeff Ingram said. “I didn’t think they pitching as going to be that good, but they weren’t bad.”Five R...

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Board members look at minimum GPA standard

ROCKINGHAM — Stuck between a rock and a hard place.This is where the majority of the state’s school boards find themselves when addressing the minimum requirements for one of their student-athletes to be academically eligible.The vast majority of school boards follow the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s guidelines of a student-athlete needing to pass at least five classes in the traditional school schedule or three of four in the block ...

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Rockingham Pony squad rained out

DAVIDSON — For the second time in three days, the Rockingham Pony All-Star team had its game at the South Region tournament postponed because of rain.Rockingham coach Jeff Ingram said they were nearly halfway to Davidson when officials informed him of the postponement.Rockingham is scheduled to play High Point in an elimination game at 3:30 p.m. today. The contest has been moved to Huntersville Athletic Park.Ingram added officials told him McEver Park in...

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