Richmond Hill beat Bryan County 20-12 in Friday's football game.
The Atlanta Braves path back to the domination that led to 14 consecutive division titles, by their own admission, must go through their starting rotation.
Both Richmond Hill coaches went in to their first game against two highly respected Liberty County teams with a sense of trepidation. Both came away with reasons to be proud of their efforts in spite of both suffering region 3-AAA losses to the Panthers.
Richmond Hill High School basketball coach Elizabeth Bennett may finally be seeing a glimpse of the team she had envisioned being on the court this season. On Tuesday the Lady Wildcats played good defense along with having a balanced scoring attack.
For the third year in a row, Richmond Hill got to the championship game of the season opening Region 3-AAAAA invitational tournament at Paulson Complex. For the third year in a row, they failed to come away with a championship win. They did, however, outscore their opponents 43-7 for the day.
The game results may not have been what head Coach Brian Brocato would prefer, but considering it was his young team's first scrimmage of 2008 and it came at the hands of a more experienced 3-AAAAA Groves team, he had to be pleased with some of the efforts on the field.
The night set aside for honoring RHHS seniors during the last home games turned out to typify the Wildcat baseball season: Big wins followed by close losses.
After getting some revenge for a narrow earlier loss to Benedictine on Friday, a 15-7 slugfest that kept their slim hopes of a post season appearance alive, Richmond Hill saw those hopes dashed in a 1-0 no hit loss at Burke County.
Finally! That one word sums up the feelings of a lot of Wildcat baseball fans on Tuesday night. Finally a close game that went Richmond Hill's way. The Cats rallied with four runs in the final two innings to edge the second place Liberty County Panthers 4-3.
In a game full of more plots, subplots, twists and turns than an Agatha Christie novel could provide, Richmond Hill's second meeting with South Effingham on Friday at Wildcat Field had everything except the desired final result. Richmond Hill squandered a 10 run first inning lead, and a four run lead with one inning to go, only to see the state ranked Mustangs tie it up in the seventh and win it in the eighth 20-15.
After suffering four straight losses Richmond Hill seems to have caught their breath this past week by reeling off three wins in a row including a make up, blow out of Bradwell on Monday 21-4. An impressive 4-1 win over highly regarded Effingham County on Tuesday 4-1, and a 5-2 win on Wednesday against Brantley County.
Assessment of Richmond Hill's recent fortunes at the hands of their region 3-AAA opponents could be characterized as a study of English language contractions - could've, should've and for their most recent 4-3 loss to Burke County - would've.
Despite a strong showing from Wildcat Raul Rodriguez (pictured), Richmond Hill took a 6-3 region loss to Liberty County Tuesday. Rodriguez started the game, pitched nearly five innings and went two for three at the plate with an RBI.
Maybe it was the schedule - the Wildcats won a three-inning slaughter the night before at Johnson High School, not the kind of game that prepares you for the most formidable team in the region.
Richmond Hill managed to find a way to a 12-11 come from behind win at Savannah Christian Monday in what has to rank as one of the team's most memorable games they have ever played.