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UCA wrestlers pin down state duals title

UCA wrestlers pin down state duals title

Here’s the Uwharrie Charter Academy wrestling team after winning the Class 1-A dual team state championship by defeating Avery County on Saturday in Greensboro. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) GREENSBORO – All the pieces came together for Uwharrie Charter Academy’s wrestling team in another tight battle with Avery County. So this time, the Eagles won the Class 1-A dual team state championship. “Anytime you do something like this, it’s pretty special,” UCA coach Chris Waddell said. “It takes plenty – so moving parts to make it happen. It takes a collective effort.” Both teams won seven matches, but UCA racked up crucial…
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UCA wrestlers head for title rematch with Avery County

UCA wrestlers head for title rematch with Avery County

UCA’s Alec Millikan works against North East Carolina Prep’s Anthony Cairo during a 152-pound match in the state duals last weekend. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Uwharrie Charter Academy’s wrestling team will try again against Avery County with a Class 1-A dual team state championship on the line. The teams meet Saturday afternoon at the Greensboro Coliseum’s field house in a rematch of the 2022 title meet. UCA (35-0) has blown through most opponents, while Avery County (27-7) had stiffer tests to reach this stage again. These teams are familiar competitors in the finals. UCA won the 2019 title before Avery County…
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Titles decided in middle school finals

Titles decided in middle school finals

Jacquline McDaniel of Randleman Middle School launches a shot in the title game against Trinity Middle School’s Madison Hill, right, and overa Brennan Thomas. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) The Randolph County Middle School basketball championships were held Saturday at Eastern Randolph. The winners were the girls’ team from Randleman Middle School, which defeated Trinity Middle School, and the boys’ team from Southwestern Randolph, which topped regular-season champion Southeastern Middle School. Randleman’s girls ended up with an undefeated record.  
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RCSS receives electric bus as part of pilot program

RCSS receives electric bus as part of pilot program

The Randolph County School System is the first public school system in the state to receive an electric school bus as part of a pilot program funded by the North Carolina Volkswagen Settlement program. Various school officials and representatives of other groups gathered last week to document the development. In photo, left to right: Phillip Lanier, Randolph County Board of Education member; Michael Trent, Director of Innovative Energy Solutions, Randolph Electric Membership Corp.; Roy Parks, Western Regional Sales Manager, Carolina Thomas; Dr. Stephen Gainey, Superintendent, Randolph County School System; Elizabeth Biser, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality;…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Thomas Leal

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Thomas Leal

Southwestern Randolph, boys’ basketball  The Cougars might have hit their stride, and they’ve been receiving key contributions from a variety of players. Leal is one of them. This has come as Southwestern Randolph cranked up a late-season surge for the second season in a row. Leal, a senior guard, scored 15 points in last week’s 63-58 victory at Providence Grove. He was one of four Cougars in double figures, led by Sean Adkins with 18. The Cougars entered this week with a six-game winning streak, helping them move into second place in the Piedmont Athletic Conference. Leal has been a…
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Prep Roundup: UCA wrestlers keep rolling in state duals

Prep Roundup: UCA wrestlers keep rolling in state duals

Uwharrie Charter Academy’s Brandon Jordan controls North East Carolina Prep’s Christian Test during a 126-pound match. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – Uwharrie Charter Academy’s wrestling team won two duals Saturday to advance in the Class 1-A state playoffs. The Eagles were at home as the East Region’s top seed, defeating Pender 66-18 and North East Carolina Prep 49-28. That sends UCA to Wednesday’s action against Pamlico, with Thomasville and host Rosewood also meeting in the third round at that site. The third-round winners meet later Wednesday with a spot in the state final at stake. The title matchup takes place…
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Prep Basketball: Asheboro, Eastern Randolph boys remain on rolls

Prep Basketball: Asheboro, Eastern Randolph boys remain on rolls

Asheboro’s Tanner Marsh leads a fastbreak with teammate Jerquarius Stanback on his right during a game against North Davidson earlier this month. (Scott Pelkey/Randolph Record) Asheboro won two more Mid-Piedmont Conference games last week in boys’ basketball to go with a non-conference victory against Uwharrie Charter Academy. The Blue Comets enter this week undefeated in league play. It began when Jerquarius Stanback had 19 points in a 66-54 triumph against visiting UCA. The next night, Asheboro won its first showdown with Ledford in the Mid-Piedmont Conference, prevailing 66-54 for a road triumph behind DJ Headen’s 20 points and Tanner Marsh’s…
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Closed Asheboro daycare fell under scrutiny

Closed Asheboro daycare fell under scrutiny

ASHEBORO – More details have emerged about the closing of an Asheboro daycare. A string of violations led to Harmony Place shutting its doors in late December. About a month later, documents regarding the situation at Harmony Place, which has been identified as one of the largest daycares in Randolph County, provided more insight into the situation. In late August and early September, cases of children being bitten by other children seem to be at the forefront of the case, according to documents released last week. Much of this stemmed from a Sept. 7 visit from an investigation consultant for…
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York nabs Late Models win in Caraway winter event

York nabs Late Models win in Caraway winter event

Cory Rose was pumped up after winning Saturday’s Challengers race at Caraway Speedway. (Courtesy photo) SOPHIA – Jason York pulled into the front spot when two other drivers couldn’t stay clear of trouble and he won the Late Models feature in Caraway Speedway’s Winter Heat on Saturday. Coy Beard and Gary Causey were the front runners, but with two laps to go in the 75-lap race they bumped into each other and York emerged in the lead. York had the fastest qualifying time. Chase Murphy was second, followed by Mason Ludwig, Lanie Bruce and Daniel Roberts. The race event was…
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Randleman girls set high bar in PAC

Randleman girls set high bar in PAC

Randleman’s Elizabeth York looks to go up for a shot against Eastern Randolph’s Logan Beaver. (Scott Pelkey/Randolph Record) RANDLEMAN – Staying atop the Piedmont Athletic Conference has been a challenge for the Randleman girls’ basketball team. The Tigers have passed the test and that’s one of the rewarding aspects of another stellar season. “Right now, everybody is bringing their ‘A’ game against us, but that’s OK,” coach Brandon Varner said. Randleman withstood threats from Eastern Randolph and Southwestern Randolph during the past week. But it has turned out to be another title season for the Tigers, who are 9-0 in…
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