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Wheatmore denied in quest to return to state soccer final

Wheatmore denied in quest to return to state soccer final

MOORESVILLE – Wheatmore’s bid to make it to the state final in girls’ soccer for the third year in a row was dashed Tuesday night. Pine Lake Prep defeated the visiting Warriors 3-2 in the Class 2A West Region final in a rematch from last season. Ellie Garrison scored both goals for the sixth-seeded Warriors (17-5). Natalie Bowman provided an assist. Lucy Lockwood recorded 12 saves, though her four-game shutout streak ended. Avery Garrett, Maddyson Kerley and Morgan Reisig scored goals for top-seeded Pine Lake Prep. The game was tied 1-1 at halftime. Pine Lake Prep (20-1-1) will face East…
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Area Golf: Raleigh man wins tourney at Holly Ridge Golf Links

Area Golf: Raleigh man wins tourney at Holly Ridge Golf Links

ARCHDALE – Dale Fuller of Raleigh was the winner in the North Carolina Senior Amateur held earlier this month at Holly Ridge Golf Links. Fuller’s three-round total of 7-under-ar 209 was good for a three-stroke edge on Pinehurst’s Daniel Neveu. Paul Simson, a multi-time champion on the Carolinas Golf Association circuit, from Raleigh, Tee Burton of Shelby and Jonathan Sielsky of Huntersville tied for third place at 3 under. Liberty’s Steve Kidd tied for 20th at 4 over and Gary Pugh of Asheboro was among a three-way tie for 25th at 6 over. Randleman’s Andy Routh didn’t make the cut,…
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Randolph County volunteer fire departments receive more than $42K in grants

Randolph County volunteer fire departments receive more than $42K in grants

The North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal announced the recipients of the 2024 Volunteer Fire Department Fund, also known as Fire Grant, earlier this month. Three departments in Randolph County received more than $42,000 between them. Farmer Fire was awarded $19,984, New Hope Fire received $11,619 and Ramseur Fire received $10,571. The money will go toward new equipment and must be paired with matching funds. "Fire and rescue organizations protect our communities large and small across North Carolina, but sometimes their budgets don't grow with their responsibilities," Brian Taylor, State Fire Marshal, said in the announcement. "Our emergency service…
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Marsh receives tourney MVP honor for UNCW

Marsh receives tourney MVP honor for UNCW

WILMINGTON – UNC Wilmington’s Trevor Marsh from Asheboro was the Most Outstanding Player of the Coastal Athletic Association Tournament as the Seahawks repeated as baseball league champions Sunday at Brooks Field. Marsh went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs, including a two with a seventh-inning single that put the Seahawks ahead to stay in second-seeded UNCW’s 6-4 victory against top-seeded College of Charleston. Marsh, a senior center fielder, batted 8-for-13 in the Seahawks’ three tournament games. On Monday, UNCW (39-19) was assigned to the Athens, Ga., site as the No. 2 seed in the four-team, double-elimination NCAA regional. The Seahawks…
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UCA Eagles put down hammer in baseball regional final

UCA Eagles put down hammer in baseball regional final

UCA infielder Caleb Stickle makes a throw during a game earlier this spring. (Randolph Record file photo) Strong pitching carries team back to Class 1A state finals MOUNT AIRY – Uwharrie Charter Academy’s baseball team made a definitive statement in the winner-take-all game of the Class 1A West Region finals. The Eagles blasted Mount Airy 12-0 in Saturday night’s Game 3 of the best-of-3 finals to keep alive their hopes of repeating as state champions. Logun Wilkins pitched a shutout to continue the team’s dominating work from the mound. The Eagles allowed one run across the three games. “Our pitching…
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Southwestern Randolph Cougars advance to state finals after tense regionals in softball

Southwestern Randolph Cougars advance to state finals after tense regionals in softball

Southwestern Randolph's Maddie Strider prepares to bunt in a state-playoff game against Walkertown earlier this month. (Scott Pelkey / Randolph Record) Southwestern Randolph aims for first state title in 14 years NEW LONDON – Southwestern Randolph’s softball team made enough clutch plays in the Class 2-A West Region finals that was full of tense moments. The Cougars earned a spot in the state championship series by defeating host North Stanly 2-0 on Friday night in the decisive Game 3 behind pitcher Macie Crutchfield’s five-hitter. That means that the Cougars have more games to play under first-year coach Toby Strider by…
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U.S. 421 to become I-685 through Randolph County

U.S. 421 to become I-685 through Randolph County

N.C. Transportation secretary Joey Hopkins, left, and N.C. Transportation board member Lisa Mathis stand next to a Future I-685 sign during Monday's ceremony in Liberty. (P.J. Ward-Brown / Randolph Record) Upgrading the highway to interstate standards will take years LIBERTY — With an interstate cutting through Randolph County, it’s going to contribute to the area’s growth, Darrell Frye said. Frye, chair of the Randolph County commissioners, was among the state and local leaders gathering Monday to celebrate the designation of U.S. Highway 421 as the future Interstate 685. “I think it’s a recognition of what’s happening here in this part…
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Eastern Randolph’s Corea throws to state crown in discus

Eastern Randolph’s Corea throws to state crown in discus

Here's Mirianna Corea after winning the discus competition in the Class 1-A state championships. (Courtesy photo) Asheboro boy improves from last season’s spots in state meet GREENSBORO – Eastern Randolph’s Mirianna Corea won the girls’ discus in the Class 1-A track and field state championships Monday. The sophomore thrower unleashed a heave of 118 feet, 8 inches to win the event by more than 3 feet at the throwing area outside North Carolina A&T’s stadium. The runner-up was North Rowan’s Brittany Ellis at 115-5. Corea placed seventh in the shot put at 31-2. The winner was Ellis at 38-1¼. The…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Lucy Lockwood

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Lucy Lockwood

Wheatmore, girls’ soccer Lockwood, a goalkeeper, has recorded three consecutive shutouts in the Class 2-A state playoffs. That makes her Wheatmore’s all-time leader in shutouts for girls’ soccer. Her 25th career shutout tied the record last week against Mount Pleasant in the second round and she moved into the sole spot on the list with another blanking Monday night against Wilkes Central in the third round. Lockwood is in her second season with the soccer team. Victoria Lowe, who was the goalkeeper for the 2022 state championship team, had set the school record. Lockwood, a senior, is planning to play…
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Teen shooting victim’s death mourned at county school

Teen shooting victim’s death mourned at county school

Pedro Ortiz-Perez (Courtesy photo) Southwestern Randolph sophomore played on soccer team ASHEBORO – Southwestern Randolph High School has been mourning the loss of 16-year Pedro Ortiz-Perez, who was the victim of a fatal shooting earlier this month. Ortiz-Perez died May 14 from injuries sustained in the incident near North Asheboro Park, Asheboro police said. Ortiz-Perez was injured in a shooting May 3 and transported to the emergency room at Randolph Hospital by vehicle with a gunshot wound to the jaw and neck. He was later transferred to UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill, where he had remained in critical condition. Ortiz-Perez…
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