RHHS locks up home game
Richmond Hill High School’s baseball team locked up the No. 2 seed in Region 3-AAAAA after pulling out a 3-2 win in extra innings over Ware County on Thursday in Waycross.
Zach Balcomb’s RBI single plated Shane Buerster with the game-winning run in the top of the ninth inning. Buerster had doubles in the seventh and ninth inning.
Brian Eichorn and Josh Lawhon combined to hold the Gators to two runs. Lawhorn got the win, improving the Wildcats to 11-2 in 3-AAAAA and 17-8 overall. The Wildcats wrap up the regular season April 24, then will host a first-round series against the No. 3 seed from 1-AAAAA in the state playoffs beginning May 2.
‘Cats open regular season at BI
Richmond Hill High School’s first football schedule in revamped Region 3-AAAAA has been released.
The Wildcats open with a scrimmage Aug. 15 at state and national powerhouse Camden County. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m., as are all kickoffs during the regular season, which begins Sept. 5 against visiting Johnson in a non-region contest.
The Wildcats open the region schedule Sept. 12 at Bradwell Institute in Hinesville, then play host to Ware County on Sept. 17 on “Future Wildcat Night.”
Richmond Hill has an away game on Sept. 26 in Brunswick against Glynn Academy. The Wildcats play host to Effingham County on Oct. 3 for homecoming.
Richmond Hill will get a TV game this fall as well. The Wildcats hit the road Oct. 9 to Statesboro to take on the powerhouse Blue Devils in WSAV’s Thursday night game of the week. The Wildcats play host to South Effingham on Oct. 17, are at Brunswick on Oct. 24 and then wrap up the region schedule Oct. 31 against Coffee County.
Richmond Hill finishes the regular season schedule at Liberty County on Nov. 7.
The Wildcats finished 10-2 last season and made it to the second round of the state Class AAAAA playoffs.
Spring football starts May 5.
Redskins open at Metter
Bryan County High School’s football season opens Aug. 22 at Metter. The Redskins, who play in Region 2-AA and finished 7-4 last season and advanced to the Class AA playoffs, will then play host to Claxton on Sept. 5, the first of three consecutive home games. Bryan County hosts Southeast Bulloch on Sept. 12 and Groves on Sept. 19 before hitting the road to take on Benedictine on Sept. 26 and Bacon County on Oct. 10.
The Redskins have a home contest against McIntosh County Academy on Oct. 17, a road game at Jeff Davis in Hazelhurst on Oct. 24 before playing host to Long County on Oct. 31. The Redskins end the regular season Nov. 7 against Vidalia. A scrimmage hasn’t been announced. Kickoffs are 7:30 p.m. Spring football for the Redskins gets under way May. 5
RHHS track update
Richmond Hill High School track and field athletes Corey Jones, Tanner Hicks, Althea Awe and Rachel Hammesfahr each qualified for the state sectionals in the first round of the Region 3-AAAAAA track meet Thursday at Ware County High School. Other events were scheduled for today.
— Staff report