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SEDALIA – Orrick sophomore Dylan Comstock probably wishes his performance to close the Class 1 state golf tournament would have been in keeping with his performance in the opener.

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RICHMOND - After a last-minute change that turned a home game into an away game, Richmond struggled at the plate against Lexington.

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RICHMOND - Three Spartans golfers to the Class 2 District 8 Tournament, including senior Shane Leakey.

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Paige Smith (left) and Karson Werle display their medals after last Saturday’s Lions District 26-M5 girls all-star basketball game at Lafayette County High School in Higginsville. Smith and Werle, who graduated in May from Orrick, helped the Purple Team edge the Gold Team 59-57. (Photo by Sh…

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Ashton Vandiver (No. 32) receives his medal following the Lions District 26-M5 all-star boys basketball game last Saturday night at Lafayette County High School in Higginsville. Vandiver, who graduated in May from Richmond, was one of two Richmond players who participated. The other was Andr…

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Colton Rhodes (No. 30) chucks a receiver at the line of scrimmage Tuesday afternoon during Richmond’s varsity football team camp at the high school practice field. Rhodes, who’ll be a sophomore this fall at Richmond, is among approximately 30 Spartans attending the camp, which will conclude …

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Running back Cody Shannon (with football) takes a handoff during Norborne Hardin-Central’s team camp session Tuesday evening at Norborne. Norborne Hardin-Central will conclude its four-day 8-man football camp Thursday evening at Norborne. (Photo by Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News)

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Retired Richmond teacher and coach Jerry Cole (center) displays his Miss Ethel Kirkpatrick Spartan Award plaque. Cole received the award Saturday during the Spartan Athletic Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony at Richmond High School. Also pictured are (left) Jason Berning, Richmond …

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Members of the Hardin-Central girls track team gather Wednesday morning in the Hardin-Central gym and display their medals from the Class 1 state meet, which took place last Friday and Saturday in Jefferson City. Pictured are (from left to right) Lacey Logsdon, Gracie Gibson, Izabella Anders…

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Richmond’s Aidan Dorton (center, carrying baton) heads toward the finish line in the 1,600-meter relay during Saturday’s Class 3 Sectional 4 meet at Odessa, as teammate Trevon Alexander (to Dorton’s right) watches. The Spartans finished third in 3 minutes, 28.63 seconds to qualify for this w…

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Daymean Probst (165), a 2015 RHS grad and now a junior at Central Methodist University, scored twice for the Eagles during the HAAC Track and Field Championships held recently at Baker University. Probst finished fourth in the 800 meters with a time of 1 minute, 57.6 seconds and earned a thi…

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Richmond third baseman Dylan Alexander comes up with a ground ball to throw out a Tiger batter during the Class 4, District 15 championship gmae Wednesday night at Smithville. (Photo by Russ Green/Richmond News.)

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RHS senior Aiden Dorton edges Maryville for second place in the 4 x 400 relay. Richmond’s runner-up finish in the final event of Saturday’s Class 3, District 8 meet at Spartan Stadium helped Chillicothe clinch the district title by four points over the Spoofhounds. (Photo by Russ Green/Richm…

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Freshman Timmy Hamilton was the lone Spartan golfer to get past sectional competition Monday at Green Hills Golf Course in Chillicothe. Hamilton shot an 87 to finish 14th and earn a trip to next week’s Class 2 state tournament in New Bloomfield. (File photo by Russ Green/Richmond News.)

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Laine Todd easily beats the throw to the plate during Richmond’s 7-run second inning. Todd, who earned the win as the starting pitcher, had three hits during a 10-1 win over the visiting Minutemen. (Photo by Russ Green/Richmond News.)

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The members of Hardin-Central’s girls 800-meter relay team hold a relay baton shortly after breaking the school record in the event during Saturday’s Class 1 District 6 meet at Lafayette County High School in Higginsville. The foursome finished in 1 minute, 52.06 seconds — .54 second faster …

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Spartan shortstop Tyler Pyle touches the bag at second and gets ready to make the throw to first to complete a third-inning double play during Richmond’s 11-0 win over St. Paul Friday afternoon. (Photo by Russ Green/Richmond News.)

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Dionte Marquez clears the bar on one of his attempts in the high jump at Thursday’s Lafayette Irish Relays in St. Joseph. The Spartans finished second in the field of 11 teams featuring mostly competition in Saturday’s Class 3, District 8 meet that will be held at the Middleton track in Rich…

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Karson Werle (6) delivers during Orrick’s 9-0 season-ending loss to Kingsville on Monday in the Class 1, District 16 Tournament at Wellington-Napoleon Community Park. Werle, who played her final softball game for Orrick Monday, threw a complete game. (Photo by Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News)

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The Bulldogs got back to the .500 mark Monday thanks to a five-run second inning as they grabbed an 11-1 win over Richmond in a five-inning contest at Odessa. The Bulldogs ended the game early with a four-run fifth innings as they improved to 9-9, while the Spartans fall to 3-13.

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The Holden Eagles stayed in contention for the top spot in the MRVC East baseball race Tuesday afternoon as they outscored the Spartans 11-6 at Southview Park. Once again, a big inning proved to be the difference for Richmond as the Spartans fall to 3-14 overall and 2-6 in conference. Holden…

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The Spartan golf team won its first district tournament in 16 years Monday at Shirkey Golf Couse. The Spartans shot 389 with all five golfers earning all-district honors. From left, coach Murray Dennis, CJ Dana, Timmy Hamilton, Austin Bowman, Dom Cravens and Tyler Pyche. (Photo by Russ Green…

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Richmond senior Sydney Stigall, front row, second from left, signed her letter of intent Friday morning to attend Missouri Western in St. Joseph. Stigall, who played softball and track for the Lady Spartans, will be on the Griffons track squad next season. Attending the ceremony held in the …

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Spartan bats awaken against Knob Noster in 13-5 win

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Laine Todd had a big role in Richmond’s 4-3 win at Lawson Monday. In addition to earning the victory on the mound, the senior had a single and a walk with one run scored. He allowed four hits, with a walk and a hit batter while striking out nine Cardinals. (Photo by Russ Green/Richmond News)