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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Chloe Dixon

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Chloe Dixon

Randleman, volleyball Dixon played key roles as the Tigers won matches on three consecutive nights last week. Those results were a 25-27, 25-14, 25-12, 23-25, 15-12 escape at Eastern Randolph in a Piedmont Athletic Conference opener, a 25-17, 25-20, 25-18 non-conference decision against visiting Oak Grove and a 16-25, 25-19, 25-22, 25-12 toppling of visiting Wheatmore in another PAC match. Dixon, a senior hitter and defensive specialist, had a team-high 11 kills to go with 15 digs in the test at Eastern Randolph. She shared team honors with six kills against Oak Grove along with 15 digs. Dixon had four…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Cristian Cruz

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Cristian Cruz

Asheboro  |  boys’ soccer Asheboro began the season with going 3-0 during the first week, boosted by Cruz’s production. The senior striker and midfielder had a total of three goals and four assists in those games. It was a strong opening stretch for the Blue Comets, who outscored their first three opponents by a combined score of 16-2. Asheboro has a steady diet of non-conference games before beginning Mid-Piedmont Athletic Association play with a Sept. 26 home game against Oak Grove. This week began well for Asheboro. On Monday night at home, the Blue Comets blanked 2021 Class 3-A state…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Thomas Vickers

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Thomas Vickers

Trinity  |  boys’ track and field Vickers was productive in his senior season for the Bulldogs, who he helped to the Piedmont Athletic Conference title. In the PAC championships, he was part of three point-producing events for Trinity. He placed second in the 400 meters in 58.63 seconds and took third in the triple jump at 35 feet, 1½ inches. While he didn’t place in the long jump, he posted a mark of 16-5 for 10th place. Vickers was part of the winning 1,600 relay, which had a time of 4:00.97. He was joined by teammates Ayden Harlow, Mason Lewis,…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Maggie Lowe

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Maggie Lowe

Southwestern Randolph  |  girls’ soccer Lowe scored 27 goals across 22 games to pace the Cougars in that category. Lowe also finished her senior season with seven assists for the third-most total on the team. The Cougars posted a 14-7-1 record. That was the team’s most victories since 2017. Lowe landed a spot on the All-Piedmont Conference team following the previous season’s selection for the 2021 All-Mid-Piedmont Conference team when Southwestern Randolph competed in a Class 3-A league. Lowe had a team-best six goals in the shortened 2021 season, with the Cougars playing ten games. 
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Asheboro duo picked for CPL All-Star Game

Asheboro duo picked for CPL All-Star Game

Trent Youngblood has given the Asheboro ZooKeepers a boost in several ways so far this season. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) ASHEBORO — Infielder Trent Youngblood and outfielder Kennedy Jones will represent the Asheboro ZooKeepers in Sunday’s Coastal Plain League All-Star Game in Holly Springs. Youngblood, who plays in college for Transylvania, leads the ZooKeepers with 23 runs batted in and co-leads the team with ten extra-base hits across his first 29 games. He entered this week as the only player to appear in every CPL game for Asheboro. Kennedy is a standout for UNC Greensboro. Because the Spartans were in the…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Lane Dalke

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Lane Dalke

Southwestern Randolph  |  baseball, football Dalke, a senior, wrapped up his high school career by leading the Cougars with 20 runs batted in. He homered twice to lead the team in that category while playing in all 25 games. In the field, Dalke was a third baseman and catcher. He played primarily behind the plate when an injury on the team necessitated that versatility. Dalke was a linebacker for the school’s eight-win football team. He received All-Piedmont Athletic Conference honors for his role as one of the key contributors to the defense. 
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HUDSON: Democrats responsible for high prices

HUDSON: Democrats responsible for high prices

“Higher energy prices act like a tax.” Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snow was exactly right when it comes to the burden high energy prices have on American families. Unfortunately, this tax is one that Democrats in Washington seem more than willing to pass on to you and your family. Gas prices have continued to soar because of President Joe Biden and Washington Democrats’ ongoing war on American energy. Last week, the national average price for gas hit a new record 10 days in a row. For the first time ever, the price of gas is now…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Ryan White

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Ryan White

Randleman | baseball The senior pitcher was stellar in the Class 2-A regional finals, setting the tone by going into the fifth inning of the team’s shutout victory in Game 1 of the series against Community School of Davidson. White struck out six while allowing one hit before he was taken out to preserve his pitch count. White, a left-hander who’s signed to play collegiately for Western Carolina, has had an increased role for the Tigers’ offense as well. He holds the No. 8 spot in the batting order, serving as the designated hitter for games when he’s not pitching.
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Commissioners approve budget amendments, hospital funding

Commissioners approve budget amendments, hospital funding

ASHEBORO — The Randolph County Board of Commissioners held a meeting Monday to vote on multiple budget amendments as well as to approve a funding for new projects.  To kick off the meeting, Lieutenant Reid Linthicum was recognized before the board for 40 years of voluntary service as a Reserve Deputy for Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. “It’s been an honor,” said Sheriff Greg Seabolt on working with Lt. Linthicum. “I’ve been working some more at night and I’ve observed Reid as he’s working with the younger guys. I’ve seen what kind of mentor he is to them. He’s a great…
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Four charged in catalytic converter theft ring

Four charged in catalytic converter theft ring

ASHEBORO — Members of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office were involved in weeks of investigating before announcing arrests that what has been described as a theft ring targeting catalytic converters. The investigation stretched to multiple counties. Eventually, charges were filed against James Kennedy Jr., 28; Ricky Shawn Morris, 38; Christopher Allen Bolling, 37; and Christopher Cole Lawson, 35.  Police reported that catalytic converters were taken from a variety of locales. Automobiles owned by some of the victims were simply in parking lots. “It takes a lot of money to replace those converters,” Randolph County Sheriff Greg Seabolt said. “That’s money…
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