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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Tucker Batten

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Tucker Batten

Providence Grove, football / tennis He finished the school year as a multi-sport All-Piedmont Athletic Conference selection for his efforts in football and boys’ tennis. Batten was the kicker for Providence Grove’s football team, connecting for several key kicks during the past couple of seasons. He was on the All-PAC football team as a junior and senior. In tennis, Batten moved up to No. 1 singles for Providence Grove as a senior. ** During the summer, we recognize seniors from the past school year.
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Hayleigh Thompson

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Hayleigh Thompson

Southwestern Randolph, softball Thompson played a key role as the Cougars captured the Class 2A state championship this spring. The senior had several crucial plate appearances during Southwestern Randolph’s postseason run. She also was the team’s first baseman, helping the infield for a team that rode its pitching and defense for much of the regular season and the state playoffs. Thompson’s single in the final inning of Game 2 of the state championship series against Midway sparked the title-clinching rally. She also had a single and drove in a run during the first game of the title series. Southwestern Randolph…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Ryan Marshall

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Ryan Marshall

Wheatmore, boys’ golf Ryan Marshall of Wheatmore was the Piedmont Athletic Conference champion by shooting 5-over-par 77 last week at Holly Ridge Golf Links. Marshall, a junior, shot sub-40 on both the front side and backside for a five-stroke edge on Trinity’s Bo Earnhardt. On Monday, Marshall placed third in the Class 2-A Midwest Regional to reserve a spot in next week’s state tournament. In the PAC Tournament, Wheatmore’s 345 team total was 10 shots better than runner-up Uwharrie Charter Academy, while Providence Grove (358) and Southwestern Randolph (360) also contended. The Warriors won the team title for the third…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Ayanna Mears

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Ayanna Mears

Eastern Randolph, softball Mears has been an important part of the Wildcats’ lineup as the team has put together another winning record. Mears, a senior shortstop, has been among the leading hitters for Eastern Randolph. She’s in her fourth season with the team. Eastern Randolph won five of its last six games in the regular season heading into this week’s Piedmont Athletic Conference Tournament. Mears, who’s also a past member of the volleyball and basketball programs at Eastern Randolph, has committed to play softball at North Carolina A&T.
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Walker Wilkins

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Walker Wilkins

Uwharrie Charter Academy, baseball Wilkins provided a bunch of offense during the Asheboro ZooKeepers Classic as the Eagles won all three games in which they played. UCA won games by 12-1 vs. Southern Alamance, by 15-3 vs. Jordan-Matthews and by 9-0 vs. Montgomery Central. In those three games, Wilkins batted .500 (7-for-14) with four triples, 10 runs batted in and seven rusn scored. Wilkins, a senior outfielder, had a triple with three runs batted in against Southern Alamance and rapped four hits, including two triples, in the Jordan-Matthews game. The Eagles carried their second three-game winning streak of the into…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Macy Allred

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Macy Allred

Southwestern Randolph, girls’ soccer ‌Allred is on pace to lead the Cougars in goals again as she has provided some strong outputs this season. She has been among the team’s top goal scorers since her freshman season. The Cougars racked up their second-highest goal total of the season in last week’s 7-5 victory against visiting Eastern Randolph. Allred had five goals and one assist in that game in what became Southwestern Randolph’s first victory against another Randolph County team in five tries this season. The Cougars are off this week because of spring break. They hold a 5-5-1 overall record…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Connor Adams

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Connor Adams

Asheboro, baseball Adams has been a boost for the Blue Comets in several roles on the baseball team. He has been a pitcher and outfielder. When the Blue Comets defeated host Southwestern Randolph 3-2 last week, Adams started the game on the mound and later returned to the rubber to notch the final out. He was summoned in the bottom of the seventh inning with the bases loaded and posted a strikeout to end the game. He recorded a total of nine strikeouts. After a diet of non-conference games, Asheboro was scheduled to launch Mid-Piedmont Conference play this week. Last…
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Making space

Making space

Randolph Record Staff ASHEBORO — Shoppers who prefer their retail fixes from local businesses don’t typically start at a mall. But a new store at Asheboro Mall is bringing local vendors to the big retail space with the goal of showcasing their creations and offerings through a unique brick-and-mortar experience. The Maker and Merchant is a multivendor marketplace that offers creators, makers and sellers the opportunity to have the scale of a large retail storefront without many of the burdens that can be a drain — both financially and operationally — for businesses with limited inventory, small production volume or…
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Asheboro council approves new housing, water grants

Asheboro council approves new housing, water grants

Asheboro is one step closer to getting some new housing units as the Asheboro Council approved a rezoning request for an extension of the Arlington Square community. The approval, which signs off on development plans calling for 180 two-bedroom units, happened at the council’s Thursday, March 7 meeting alongside a number of other issues. The rezoning request, affecting just under 16 acres located adjacent to 1901 North Fayetteville Street will allow for a residential development with multiple family dwelling units with a floor area ratio up to 22%. According to Community Development Director Trevor Nuttall, the development will, in essence,…
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HUDSON: The state of our union is in crisis

HUDSON: The state of our union is in crisis

Under President Biden’s failed leadership, the State of the Union is in crisis. He can try to convince the American people his policies are working, but after his address last week, one thing is clear — they’re not buying it. Over the past three years, Americans have experienced one crisis after another. From the catastrophic open border, skyrocketing prices fueled by inflation, to surging violent crime, to weakness on the world stage, President Biden has made our country less prosperous and less safe. Since President Biden took office, folks in our region and across America are paying more for everything.…
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