There was very little drama the last two weeks at Charlotte Motor Speedway.For the casual NASCAR fan, that isn't a good thing. For the hardcore follower of the sport, this really isn't a good thing.
CONCORD — To everyone else at Charlotte Motor Speedway it was a gamble, but to Carl Edwards' crew, it was anything but a risk.
ROCKINGHAM — It may not be visible, but there is a chip on Dannell Ellerbe's shoulder.He is looking to erase the last two seasons and anxious for a fresh start in New Orleans.
HUDSON — It was tailor-made for a comeback.Richmond Senior's top hitter at the plate with a chance to keep the inning alive for the team's top run producers.
ROCKINGHAM — Tre Pettigrew is very shy and reserved. When he talks, it is barely above a whisper.That's OK, because Pettigrew allows his play on the basketball court to do all the talking for him.
ROCKINGHAM — It's like deja vu all over again.
Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera was known for being a tad bit conservative and following conventional football wisdom when he was first hired.
Swimming lessons set for Rockingham
ROCKINGHAM — After 54 days and an 18-minute closed-door session, Richmond Senior has its 10th football coach in the school's 43-year history.
CHARLOTTE — This time, the skies were clear and there was no precipitation in sight.
ROCKINGHAM — There was a moment when it looked as if the Richmond Senior baseball team might not earn one of the automatic berths into the state 4A playoffs.
ROCKINGHAM — It is now official.Mike Castellano is the next head football coach at Richmond Senior.
CHARLOTTE — The Richmond Senior softball team piled into the bus to make the two-hour trek to Olympic High School for the third-round matchup in the state 4A playoffs.
ROCKINGHAM — Only two members of the Richmond Senior girls soccer team were selected to the all-conference squad last season.
ROCKINGHAM — For the longest time, Richmond Senior's Armando Garcia was trying to figure out which college to attend this fall.
ROCKINGHAM — The search for the 10th football coach in Richmond Senior may have finally come to an end.
ROCKINGHAM — The good news is that Richmond Senior's third-round opponent, Olympic, doesn't know much about them.The bad news is that Richmond also doesn't know too much about Olympic.
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ROCKINGHAM — It's often said that in a rivalry game, records can be thrown out the window. Fortunately, there were only two losses between Rockingham and Hamlet Middle Schools when they battled for the Southeastern Middle School Conference...
HAMLET — Ever since Kyle Roller appeared at his Hit-A-Thon back in January, Hamlet Middle School baseball coach Ralph Butler has been racking his brain to show the former Richmond Senior standout his appreciation.
CONCORD — Everyone knows there are no points to be won and no way to qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
ROCKINGHAM — Friday night's second-round playoff contest between Scotland and Richmond Senior was the fourth time the two rivals met this season, and as Raiders coach Wendy Wallace put it, she wouldn't know what to do if they had to...
LEXINGTON — The first three batters of the game for Richmond Senior ripped the cover off the ball.
AP Photo | Bob LeveroneChris Nolan and his daughter, Camden, 6, of Rockingham, watch golfers on the 15th tee during the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament Thursday at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte.
ROCKINGHAM — The journey doesn't get any easier for the Richmond Senior baseball team. Especially trying to make its way to the state championship series through the rugged West Region.
ROCKINGHAM — Usually this time of year, Richmond Senior softball coach Wendy Wallace is burning the phones and scouring the Internet for information about her team's next opponent in the playoffs.
ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior coach Ricky Young says his teams are designed to win in the postseason.Since he took over the baseball program at Richmond, he has been right.
If you are a sports fan, this is a good time to be living near Charlotte.For the next 10 days, the Queen City will be the center of the golfing and NASCAR universe.
ROCKINGHAM — It wasn't the way Richmond Senior pitcher NaLee Jacobs wanted her first playoff start to go.At least the first four batters.
ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior coach Ricky Young looked over the playoff brackets and muttered to himself.
ROCKINGHAM — There is a familiar foe — Scotland — looming as a possible matchup in the second round.But to get there, Richmond Senior has to get past its opening-round opponent.
ROCKINGHAM — For the first time since 2012, the Richmond Senior girls soccer team has plans for the postseason.
GREENSBORO — It was not the ending members of the Richmond Senior boys track and field team expected.
ROCKINGHAM — It seemed like everyone's attention was focused on Las Vegas last weekend with the “Fight of the Century” between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.
CHAPEL HILL — There are usually a good number of actions taken by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Board of Directors at its meetings, and the one this week was no different.
ROCKINGHAM — Last year's state championship meet serves as a piece of motivation as well as frustration for members of Richmond Senior's 4x200 relay team.
Staff reportLAUREL HILL — The Ellerbe Middle School baseball team opened the Southeastern Middle School Athletic Conference tournament play with a win over Carver Thursday afternoon.
ROCKINGHAM — The bases were loaded with no one out and Richmond Senior's cleanup hitter stepping into the batter's box.
ROCKINGHAM — History repeated itself Thursday night in Rockingham.
ROCKINGHAM — Demarcus Hough only heard one thing: Run.That is exactly what he did.
ROCKINGHAM — At this point in the season, it doesn't matter if you win ugly or pretty, just as long as you win.That's what Richmond Senior did in its Southeastern Conference Tournament semifinal clash with Hoke.
ROCKINGHAM — It isn't too surprising that both the Richmond Senior baseball and softball teams will get an extra day to rest and prepare for the Southeastern Conference tournament.
LUMBERTON — From nearly the opening whistle of Tuesday's 8-0 loss to Lumberton, Richmond Senior soccer coach Bennie Howard didn't like what he saw from his team.
HAMLET — Offenses from both Rockingham and Hamlet middle schools were on full display Tuesday afternoon with the winner securing the No. 1 seed in the upcoming conference tournament.
ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior girls soccer coach Bennie Howard has been pleading with Destiny Buie to shoot with her right foot.
The superintendent didn't want to address the issue, but that doesn't mean it isn't out there — because it is in a big way.
Contributed PhotoChris Turner, left, Brian Baucom and Ryan Baucom were the winners of the first Tommy Britt Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday at Scotch Meadows Country Club in Laurinburg.
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