ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior boys tennis team dropped its second consecutive SEC match Thursday afternoon, as it played its third match in four days.
Richmond was tied with conference rival Scotland heading into the doubles matches after an even 3-3 split in the singles. Justin Todd (No. 3), Miles Harrington (No. 4) and Kris Spivey (No. 6) each earned a point for the Raiders, while Shane Dubbs (No. 1), Ryan Phillips (No. 4) and Nate Dubbs (No. 5) each grabbed a win for the Fighting Scots.
Todd and Austin Harrington — who played the No. 2 singles — were forced into tie breakers after split sets in the respective bouts. Both lost their first sets but won the second. Todd got a 10-4 win over Sam Poage in the final set, while Austin Harrington dropped a close 10-8 decision to Phillips.
The No. 1 and No. 3 doubles also went into tiebreakers, but Richmond was unable to come out on top in either match. Todd and Prashil Thakar took home a 8-6 win over Poage and Jackson Collins in the No. 2 doubles.
Ellerbe boys, girls bounce back with wins
The Ellerbe Middle School boys and girls soccer teams started the week off with losses to Rockingham, but turned things around Wednesday by sweeping Sandy Grove.
Tuesday, the Lady Wildcats were held scoreless against the Lady Rockets and suffered a 6-0 defeat. The boys team also failed to score a goal in a 3-0 loss.
On Wednesday, however, Sheila Martinez, Bri Garrison and Rosalinda Jaimes each scored a goal and helped the girls soccer team to a 3-0 victory over Sandy Grove. For the boys, River Meacham scored both goals in the 2-1 win.
The girls are now 2-2 on the season, while the boys sit at 3-1 overall.
Youth baseball, softball accepting registration
ROCKINGHAM — The City of Rockingham Parks and Recreation began accepting registration for its youth baseball and softball leagues earlier this week and will conclude signups Thursday, Apr. 6.
The registration fee, which includes insurance for all players, is $45 for city residents and $55 for non-city residents. All current and new players must register by the deadline.
Those interested, boys and girls, must turn 4 years of age on or before Sunday, Apr. 30. Boys cannot reach their 13th birthday on or before Apr. 30, while girls couldn’t have turned 16 on or before Jan. 1.
Registration is limited and restricted to participants living in the city limits of Rockingham and the greater Rockingham area. All new players must bring copy of their birth certificates at the time of registration.
For more information, contact Rockingham Parks and Recreation at 910-895-6810.