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Prep Football Roundup: Cougars keep it going with strong offense

Prep Football Roundup: Cougars keep it going with strong offense

Southwestern Randolph’s football team kept the big offensive numbers coming. The Cougars topped visiting Starmount 42-30 on Friday night in a non-league game. The matchup was a late schedule addition when Southwestern Randolph’s scheduled matchup with Albemarle was nixed. The Cougars have scored more than 40 points in their last three games. Southwestern Randolph has boosted its record to 4-0. Keaton Reed accounted for 250 yards of total offense in the Starmount game. He rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another, with the pass going to Bryson Reid. Adam Cole scored touchdowns on a punt return and an interception…
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Asheboro Hall of Fame inductees represent special era

Asheboro Hall of Fame inductees represent special era

New class members hold precious memories ASHEBORO – At the time about 15 years ago, it might not have been clear to a group of Asheboro High School athletes that they were involved in a special era for the school’s athletics department. It might be more apparent now. Three of the newest additions to the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame are from that time frame, with Lindsay Cross from the Class of 2006 and the following year’s graduates Mike Eddy and Neal Pritchard. “Maybe I’m biased, but the period I was going through, there were great athletes,” Eddy said. “It…
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Athlete of the Week: SWR’s Payton Shiflet

Athlete of the Week: SWR’s Payton Shiflet

Payton Shiflet Southwestern Randolph | Senior | Volleyball Payton Shiflet, a senior, posted the 1,000th kill of her career when the Cougars knocked off Central Davidson in four sets last week. The milestone was part of her 34-kill, nine-dig outing as Southwestern Randolph won for the 12th time in 16 matches this season. Raegan LeRoy’s 56 assists providing a boost to Shiflet’s efforts. It was the team’s second victory of the week after earlier sweeping Wheatmore.    
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Randleman racks up baseball recruits

Randleman racks up baseball recruits

RANDLEMAN — As if the past season wasn’t good enough for Randleman’s baseball players, the offseason has been productive in many ways as well. The Tigers, who are fresh off a Class 2-A state championship won in late June, have been racking up college offers and subsequent commitments. “It has been amazing,” catcher Brooks Brannon said. “I don’t think the state championship alone did it. All the guys are grinders. It’s awesome.” Brannon had committed to North Carolina prior to the latest season. Others in the now-senior class have been accepting offers in the weeks since the Tigers won the…
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Labonte contends in Caraway feature

Labonte contends in Caraway feature

SOPHIA – Bobby Labonte, a NASCAR Hall of Famer, had to settle for second place at Caraway Speedway. That’s because Jonathan Brown won for the first time in the SMART Modified Tour, edging Labonte in Saturday night’s 99-lap race. Brown became the seventh different driver to win on the SMART Modified Tour this year. Labonte previously won this year at Dillon Motor Speedway and Carteret County. “We were off a little bit in qualifying, I didn’t feel like I got a good lap, but we were able to start third on the redraw and get some points for the 30-lap…
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Patriots pad early resume

Patriots pad early resume

CLIMAX – Each week there has been something to cherish for Providence Grove’s football team. That came in various doses in Friday night’s 28-14 triumph against visiting Asheboro. “Anytime you can beat one of the bigger schools in the county, that’s huge,” Providence Grove coach Calvin Brown said. Providence Grove is 4-0 for just the second time in school history. It’s shaping up as a potential special season for the Patriots. “They’re aware of it,” Brown said of the place in history early in the season. “I want them to understand that it’s something special.” This week, the Patriots try…
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Athlete of the Week: Jensen Auman

Athlete of the Week: Jensen Auman

Jensen Auman Providence Grove | Cross Country | Sophomore Auman, a sophomore, won the Millennium Charter Academy Invitational, helping the Patriots to the team title at Beeson Park in Kernersville. Auman finished the 5-kilometer race in 23 minutes, 55.61 seconds for about a 13-second victory on runner-up Annika Bell of East Wilkes. There was a field of 43 runners. On the boys’ side, Wheatmore was the team champion among a field of 12 scoring teams. Providence Grove, led by third-place individual Robert Burton, was the team runner-up. Burton finished in 20:00.03, with Wheatmore’s Zach Hazelwood fourth in a personal-best 20:06.90.…
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Asheboro freshman kicks in right away

Asheboro freshman kicks in right away

Blue Comets welcome huge contributions from Letterlough ASHEBORO — Cameron Letterlough says one of the best parts about the opening weeks of the season has been forging relationships with his new teammates. He’s a freshman on the Asheboro boys’ soccer team. It seems like he has made quite an introduction on the high school scene. “I’ve just been scoring,” Letterlough said. “My team is really good and I have confidence to know when to shoot and not to shoot.” Letterlough racked up five goals in a 9-0 victory against Randleman. He followed that last week with two more goals in…
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Catch him if you can: Southwestern Randolph’s Cole off to blazing start

Catch him if you can: Southwestern Randolph’s Cole off to blazing start

ASHEBORO – Adam Cole doesn’t need an encore, though after a six-touchdown performance in Southwestern Randolph’s most recent game that would be difficult. But the versatile junior has more to accomplish. With the Cougars off to a 2-0 start going into Friday night’s home game against West Davidson, Cole figures to be at the forefront of the game plan. “There’s a decent number (of plays called) for me,” Cole said. Just determining how he might be used could be the tricky part. He’s considered a running back, but his hybrid role often calls for him to be lined up in…
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Hunting season opens with a bang

Hunting season opens with a bang

ASHEBORO — Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer for many but it’s also the beginning of hunting season. The first hunt of the season for North Carolina sportsmen is often opening day of dove hunting on the Labor Day Saturday. Dove hunting season is separated into three segments: Sept. 4 through Oct. 2, Nov. 6 through Nov. 27 and Dec. 9 through Jan. 31. All hunters must follow applicable migratory game bird licensing requirements and hunting regulations. The daily bag limit is 15 mourning or white-winged doves, either as single species or combined, and shooting hours are from 30…
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