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Randleman girls, SWR’s Cole lead qualifiers for state track meet

Randleman girls, SWR’s Cole lead qualifiers for state track meet

Eastern Randolph’s Brecken Snotherly has qualified for the Class 1-A state meet in two events. (PJ Ward-Brown / Randolph Record) HIGH POINT – Randleman’s girls excelled in several field events and a Southwestern Randolph sprinter highlighted the boys’ results from Randolph County in Friday’s Class 2-A Midwest Regional track and field meet at High Point Athletic Complex. Randleman junior Iniyah Mitchell and senior Kyle Vaughn held the top two spots in the shot put at 36 feet, 5 inches and 35-8, respectively. Mitchell was fourth in the discus at 94-5. Randleman freshman Gracie Beane was the runner-up in two events…
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Causey comes from back to capture Caraway victory

Causey comes from back to capture Caraway victory

Heath Causey, left, celebrates his Late Models victory Saturday night at Caraway Speedway. (Courtesy photo) SOPHIA – Heath Causey emerged at the front at the right time to win Saturday’s Late Models feature at Caraway Speedway. Causey was at the back of the 15-car field before making his moves. Garrett Campbell, Coy Beard and Justin Hicks all held the lead at some point during the 75 laps. Beard ended up second and Chase Murphy turned in his best finish at the track in third place, followed by Tristian McKee and Ronnie Riggs. In the Mini Stocks race, Rudy Hartley roared…
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Randleman’s rich pitching provides perks

Randleman’s rich pitching provides perks

Randleman pitcher Drake Purvis reacts to an out during Thursday night's shutout of East Gaston in the Class 2-A state playoffs. (PJ Ward-Brown / Randolph Record) Tigers blank first two baseball foes in state playoffs RANDLEMAN – Trey Way is considered among the best pitchers on Randleman’s star-studded baseball team. Too bad he rarely finds his way to the mound these days. “They don’t give me chances anymore,” Way said with a laugh, understanding the situation. “It’s a good thing.” Randleman’s bid to repeat as Class 2-A state champion is off to a rousing start through the first week of…
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Prep Roundup: UCA pair takes second in 1-A tennis; Providence Grove sparkles in softball

Prep Roundup: UCA pair takes second in 1-A tennis; Providence Grove sparkles in softball

The Uwharrie Charter Academy doubles team of Joseph Phetmixay and Drew Auman ended up as state runner-up in Class 1-A boys’ tennis at Cary Tennis Park. Phetmixay and Auman won two matches before they were denied in the final. The Bishop McGuinness pairing of Luca Pestana and Timothy Hackman captured the title by winning 6-1, 6-4. For the Villains, it was the fourth time the school has produced a doubles state champion pair, though the first since 2014.  A day earlier, the Phetmixay-Auman tandem defeated Voyager Academy’s Jacob McKenna and Simon Osceanas by 6-0, 6-0 and then claimed the semifinal…
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Luck retires from roles at AHS

Luck retires from roles at AHS

ASHEBORO — Steve Luck has retired as athletics director and a teacher from Asheboro High School, where he served in various roles for nearly 25 years. He became the AD in 2013. “The thing that I’m proud of the most is the work in the classroom,” Luck said. “That’s what paid the bills.” He stepped aside at the end of April. The following week, he began a job as a maintenance manager for Source Properties. “It was a good run,” he said.  Wrestling coach Wes Berrier will formally become the AD this summer. Luck, a 1985 AHS graduate, attended North…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Connor Carter

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Connor Carter

Eastern Randolph  |   boys’ golf   Carter has turned in a strong postseason. First, he won the Piedmont Athletic Conference individual championship in the league tournament. Then he placed second in last week’s Class 1-A Midwest Regional. Carter, a junior, posted 4-over-par 78 on Monday in the first round of the Class 1-A state tournament at Longleaf Golf & Family Club in Southern Pines. That put him in a three-way tie for second place one shot off the lead going into Tuesday’s final round. Also in the state tournament, Wheatmore’s Ryan Baynard was in the Class 2-A, with competition at…
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Randleman tunes up for states with another special night

Randleman tunes up for states with another special night

Randleman's Braylen Hayes rips one of his two grand slams in the PAC Tournament title game against Trinity. (PJ Ward-Brown / Randolph Record) RANDLEMAN – There were a few more highlights for Randleman’s baseball team before the Tigers get around to main event. For the 25-win team, the state playoffs are about to arrive. “There will definitely be pressure because it’s playoffs, one-and-done type deal,” center fielder Braylen Hayes said. “I feel we can overcome the pressure once we get out there.” There were no nerves present for the Piedmont Athletic Conference Tournament, with the Tigers rolling to the championship.…
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College Notes: Maness tabbed for All-SAC team

College Notes: Maness tabbed for All-SAC team

Former Southwestern Randolph softball standout Heaven Maness of Wingate added to her accolades by being named to the All-South Atlantic Conference first team. Maness is a first-team pick for the second year in a row. She posted a .361 batting average during the regular season while belting nine home runs and a team-best 12 doubles. The third baseman also went 20-for-20 in stolen bases. She was the 2021 SAC Freshman of the Year. Hill notches another honor Uwharrie Charter Academy alum Hunter Hill picked up USA South Conference honors for the second time. He was named Rookie Pitch of the…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Arianna Lovingood-Smith

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Arianna Lovingood-Smith

Asheboro  |  track and field  Lovingood-Smith won three individual events as the Blue Comets were overwhelming winners in the Mid-Piedmont Conference championship last week at Oak Grove. Lovingood-Smith, a senior, won the high jump with an effort of 4 feet, 8 inches, claimed the long jump at 15-7 and captured the triple jump at 36-6. This was all part of Asheboro’s title effort. The Blue Comets rang up 157 points compared to runner-up Central Davidson’s 93. Asheboro also had an individual winner in the shot put with Morgan Williams’ toss of 29-4½. 
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Beard secures victory at Caraway

Beard secures victory at Caraway

SOPHIA – Coy Beard led for a large portion of the Late Models race on his way to victory Saturday night at Caraway Speedway. Dean Fogleman was the runner-up, with Daniel Schadt in third place. In the 30-lap Challengers race, the winner was Brian Rose in a wire-to-wire effort. Alan Vance placed second and Fletcher Whatley was third among nine entrants. In the Mini Stocks, Jimmy Crigger was the winner for the second time this year. He topped the field in the 20-lap race, edging Alex Whatley. A.J. Briscoe was sixth, a notable finish given it was his first appearance…
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