Arthur begins building Raider ‘D’ ROCKINGHAM — The football sailed through the air and dropped softly into the hands of the Chesterfield receiver.
In fact, several passes like that found their targets against Richmond Senior’s defense Tuesday night.
It wasn’t an ideal way to start the team’s first 7-on-7 of the summer, but for new defensive coordinator Mark Arthur it’s a beginning.
Arthur, who returned to the Raider coaching staff on June 1, inherits a defense which los...
Buie tries to become vocal leader Shawn Stinson
ROCKINGHAM — Even though he still felt the sting of the loss to Fuquay-Varina in Game 3 of the 4A East Region final series, Richmond Senior third baseman James Buie returned to the diamond two weeks later.
Buie and his teammates are participating in the Central Carolina Scholastic Summer League. Over the last two seasons, Richmond used its summer schedule as a building block to make back-to-back appearances i...
Richmond Senior releases fall sports schedules ROCKINGHAM — A small change made by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association will result in minor tweaks in the way Richmond Senior schedules its nonconference opponents.
The rule, which goes in effect this fall, drops the number of automatic berths into the postseason each conference receives by one in boys and girls soccer, volleyball, boys and girls basketball, baseball and softball. Now the Southeastern Conference will earn t...
Richmond releases fall schedules Boys soccer Aug. 19 at Lee County 7 p.m.
Aug. 21 at North Moore 7 p.m.
Aug. 26 at Jack Britt 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 28 Union Pines 7 p.m.
Sept. 3 East Montgomery 6 p.m.
Sept. 4 Anson 6 p.m.
Sept. 9 at Anson 6 p.m.
Sept. 11 at Hoke 7 p.m.
Sept. 16 Purnell Swett 7 p.m.
Sept. 18 Lumberton 7 p.m.
Sept. 23 at Pinecrest 7 p.m.
Sept. 25 at Scotland 7 p.m.
Sept. 28 South View 7 p.m.
Oct. 2 Hoke 7 p.m.
Oct. 7 at Purnell Swett 7 ...
Three Raiders earn all-state honors ROCKINGHAM — Three members of the Richmond Senior baseball team received statewide accolades this week.
Rising seniors Bradley Brown and Nic Bullard as well as the recently graduated Drew Butler were named to the NCPreps.com 4A All-State team. Only state champion South Mecklenburg and runner-up Fuquay-Varina had more players named to the squad with four each.
In addition to D.J. Burt, Brett Daniels, Nick Stuart and Garrett Suggs from Fuqu...
Closing the book: Ellerbe ends Ravens’ chapter, begins next with Dolphins MIAMI — It was a homecoming of sorts for Dannell Ellerbe last week.
The former Richmond Senior standout joined his former Baltimore Ravens teammates for a visit to the White House to meet with President Barack Obama to commemorate the Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
Two days later at a private ceremony, Ellerbe and the rest of the team received their championship rings.
“It was like winning the Super Bowl again,” Ellerb...
Richmond preps for summer baseball Shawn Stinson
ROCKINGHAM — Even though their spring season ended just over two weeks ago, members of the Richmond Senior baseball team are gearing up for the Central Carolina Scholastic Summer League schedule.
The squad is scheduled to play 15 games, including a doubleheader against Chapel Hill. The season kicks off 6 p.m. Thursday with a road game against Union Pines before returning to Raider Field to play the Vikings th...
Ellerbe to put on free football clinic ROCKINGHAM — Former Richmond Senior standout Dannell Ellerbe will hold his second annual camp next month.
The clinic is scheduled for July 13 on the practice fields at the high school. The camp is free and open to children from 6 to 14 years of age. It will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
To enroll in this summer’s camp, visit www.usafootball.com/fun and click on clinics. Under find a clinic, type in Dannell Ellerbe and click on the registe...
Stinson: Several lessons to learn at Ellerbe’s clinic For the second straight summer, NFL stars are expected to invade Richmond County.
Former Richmond Senior standout Dannell Ellerbe will put on his second annual football clinic on July 13 on the practice fields at the high school.
Last year’s one-day event drew over 150 local youths and featured appearances from a handful of NFL players including another former Richmond Raider, Melvin Ingram, as well as the Baltimore Ravens’ Vonta Leach an...
Four Richmond players picked for state games ROCKINGHAM — Just like in the baseball, Richmond Senior will be well represented in the Powerade State Games of North Carolina softball tournament.
Rising seniors Ashton Davenport, Summer Jacobs and Hunter Parks as well as rising sophomore Doodle Jacobs will participate for Region 4. It is the first appearance in the games for Davenport and Doodle and Summer Jacobs, while Parks will be playing for the second straight year.
The Region 4 sq...
Raiders named to Powerade State Games team ROCKINGHAM — Two members of the Richmond Senior baseball team will represent the school and the region during the upcoming Powerade State Games of North Carolina.
Rising seniors Bradley Brown and Nic Bullard were selected to the Region 4 squad by Jack Britt coach Christopher Dague. The team consists of players from Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Robeson and Scotland counties.
The tournament ...
Ellerbe meets with Obama Charles Dharapak|AP Photo
Dannell Ellerbe reunited with his Baltimore Ravens’ teammates to meet President Barack Obama at the White House Wednesday to celebrate their win over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. Ellerbe signed with the Miami Dolphins as a free agent this spring.
Ride to raise funds for boxing club ROCKINGHAM — When the calendar flips over to June, Mario Olivera knows what is on the horizon.
“It’s like clockwork,” Olivera said.
The event Olivera talks about is the annual charity motorcycle ride put on by the members of the Ol Skool Tribe Riding Club. The proceeds of the event go to the Dungeon Boxing Club to purchase equipment and minimize travel costs for the boxers.
“They have been helping us out for four years now,” Olivera sai...
Richmond releases 7-on-7 schedule ROCKINGHAM — Even though graduation for the Class of 2013 is a few days away, there will not be much lag time as the preparation for next season’s Richmond Senior football schedule will begin in two weeks.
The Raiders will participate in 10 7-on-7 drills this summer leading up to their opener against Rocky River on Aug. 23.
“The last couple of years we had six dates,” Richmond offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach Greg Williams said....
Richmond Senior 7-on-7 schedule All games to be played on practice football fields
June 18 — Chesterfield (S.C.) 7 p.m.
June 20 — South Stanly, Overhills 7 p.m.
June 25 — Lee County 7 p.m.
June 26 — Piedmont, Albemarle 10 a.m.
June 27 — Northwood, Grimsley, St. Pauls 7 p.m.
July 9 — West Stanly 7 p.m.
July 10 — Southern Lee, West Montgomery, South Stanly 10 a.m.
July 11 — Porter Ridge, Union Pines 7 p.m.
July 16 — Chesterfield (S.C.), Robinson, Overhill 7 ...
Hamlet native wants to share passion with others ROCKINGHAM — When the news reached Sam Bankhead more than two years, it floored him.
Richmond Pines Country Club was shuttering its doors and the Donald Ross-designed golf course would soon be sold for residential development.
“I literally cried when it went under,” the Hamlet native said. “When the course was in good shape, it was just as good as any within 100 miles.”
Earlier this spring, Richmond Pines found new life when owner Craig...
Bowden, Wallace take honors ROCKINGHAM — For the fourth time in her career, Richmond Senior coach Wendy Wallace had a conference player of the year on her roster.
And Wallace added an honor of her own as well.
Cierra Bowden was selected as the Southeastern Conference’s top player after compiling a .463 average with four doubles, four home runs and 21 runs batted in. The senior also had a 3-0 record with a 0.58 ERA. Bowden allowed six hits in 24 innings pitched and s...
Young, Bullard snag SEC honors ROCKINGHAM — After setting a school mark with 28 consecutive victories and Southeastern Conference regular season and tournament championships, the accolades are beginning to roll in for the Richmond Senior baseball team.
Junior starting pitcher Nic Bullard was selected as the league’s player of the year and Ricky Young was named as the SEC’s top coach.
“I am honored to receive it,” Young said. “I think it’s a testament to the players and...
Stinson: Seniors set the foundation for future success The ride eventually had to end, it just wasn’t the way the six seniors on the Richmond Senior baseball team expected.
Not after winning 28 straight games.
Not after grabbing the Southeastern Conference regular season and tournament championships.
Not after taking the first game of the best-of-three series with Fuquay-Varina.
And not on their home turf — Raider Field.
Instead of moving forward and battling in this weekend’s 4A state ...