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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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Former Division I college players take roles with ZooKeepers staff

Former Division I college players take roles with ZooKeepers staff

Korey Dunbar will be the head head coach of the Asheboro ZooKeepers ASHEBORO – A new coaching staff has been selected for the Asheboro ZooKeepers and there’s regional college flavor involved in those selections. Former North Carolina catcher Korey Dunbar will be the head coach. Ex-North Carolina State pitcher Josh Pike will be the 2023 pitching coach. The ZooKeepers are a Coastal Plain League team. Dunbar, who has been on Barton College’s coaching staff for three seasons, played for North Carolina from 2012-15. That included a trip to the College World Series in 2013. “I am extremely grateful and excited…
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Prep football: Randleman, E. Randolph, Providence Grove rack up wins

Prep football: Randleman, E. Randolph, Providence Grove rack up wins

Eastern Randolph’s Ervodd Cassady runs into the end zone against Walkertown on Friday night. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) RANDLEMAN – Quarterback Christian Long ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as the Tigers cruised in a 47-7 victory against visiting Montgomery Central on Friday night. Amarion Moton scored on touchdown runs of 3 and 1 yards for Randleman (2-1). Long connected with Tyshaun Goldston, who racked up 135 yards on five catches, for a 66-yard touchdown play. Long’s touchdown runs came from 4 and 22 yards out. Micah Thurston also scored on a 13-yard touchdown run. Eastern Randolph 35, Walkertown…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Madison Burgiss

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Madison Burgiss

Madison Burgiss  | Trinity, volleyball Burgiss, a senior setter, has been a steady contributor as Trinity has gone on a good stretch early in the season. She helped the Bulldogs to three victories last week. It began when the Bulldogs avenged a loss to Asheboro by winning in three sets at home as Burgiss provided 28 assists. Burgiss recorded 31 assists as the Bulldogs swept Southern Guilford and then posted 21 assists in a three-set sweep of High Point Central. Teammate Karrington Batten helped finish many of the assists from Burgiss by racking up 31 kills during the week. Kaitlyn…
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Prep Notes: Asheboro to move to another volleyball venue

Prep Notes: Asheboro to move to another volleyball venue

Wheatmore senior Haley Pease spikes the ball during Monday night's victory at East Davidson. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – The Asheboro volleyball team is moving practices and matches to South Asheboro Middle School from Sept. 8-26. For the second season in a row, the Blue Comets have been displaced from the high school’s gym because of the massive construction and renovation project taking place on campus. The Blue Comets had been using North Asheboro Middle School as its home facility. This latest move comes as repairs to the gym floor at North Asheboro Middle School are scheduled to begin next…
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Brinkley secures Caraway win on induction night

Brinkley secures Caraway win on induction night

Archie Adams Sr., center, receives recognition as he’s inducted into Caraway Speedway’s Wall of Fame on Saturday night. (Courtesy photo) SOPHIA – Blaise Brinkley returned to Caraway Speedway and won the Late Models feature Saturday night. Brinkley, who was the 2021 track champion in the division, finished ahead of current points leader Coy Beard. Tommy Neal was third, followed by Blake Bledsoe and Dylan Ward. In Mini Stocks, Patrick Mullen claimed the checkered flag ahead Adam Thomas and Rudy Hartley. Mullen and Jimmy Crigger were engaged in a battle at the front until an electrical issue with Crigger’s car put…
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Former Ramseur man runs summer baseball circuit for college-age players

Former Ramseur man runs summer baseball circuit for college-age players

Alec Allred oversees the Old North State League.   RAMSEUR –  Alec Allred is making a career out of baseball and it’s not on the field. He’s the president of the Old North State League, a summer college circuit that wrapped up what he called a successful season earlier this summer. “This is my full-time job now, trying to coordinate everything,” Allred said. “It’s a lot that goes into it, but it’s a ton of fun.” Allred, 27, is from Ramseur and a 2014 graduate of Faith Christian. His family has largely overseen Eastern Randolph Post 81’s program on the…
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Prep football: Wildcats trounce Asheboro; Providence Grove, SWR cruise

Prep football: Wildcats trounce Asheboro; Providence Grove, SWR cruise

Southwestern Randolph’s Grant Little heads for a big gain against South Stanly on Friday night. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) RAMSEUR – Ervodd Cassady scored on four touchdown runs as Eastern Randolph bashed visiting Asheboro 69-7 in Friday night’s non-conference football game The Wildcats improved to 1-1 to maintain dominance in the series under veteran coach Burton Cates. Eastern Randolph scored 28 points in each of the first and second quarters to build a 56-0 lead by halftime. Stratton Barwick threw for two touchdowns and ran for another. Nicah Taylor returned an interception for a touchdown, marking one of the three pick-offs…
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Post 45 could have core of roster back next year

Post 45 could have core of roster back next year

Alex Martinez, shown here batting for Randolph County Post 45 during the Southeast Regional earlier this month in Asheboro, could be among the team's returning players for 2023. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)   ASHEBORO – When the season ended for Randolph County Post 45 earlier this month, it was a downer. The team lost back-to-back games to be eliminated from the Southeast Regional in American Legion baseball in its home ballpark. Yet there might have been a ray of hope regarding the future that day at McCrary Park. “Only three of our 17 players are gone,” Randolph County manager Ronnie Pugh…
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Elder Labonte to be honored at Caraway Speedway

Elder Labonte to be honored at Caraway Speedway

Bob Labonte, rear, poses with his sons Bobby Labonte, left, and Terry Labonte, right. (Courtesy photo) SOPHIA -- Bob Labonte will be inducted into Caraway Speedway’s Wall of Fame on Saturday during the speedway’s 57th anniversary night. He’ll join Wayne “Speedy” Thomas, Ronald Fox, Banner Shelton and Archie Adams, Sr. in the Wall of Fame’s Class of 2022. Bob Labonte is the father of NASCAR Cup champions Terry Labonte and Bobby Labonte and grandfather of Justin Labonte. Bob Labonte was born in 1933 in Rumford, Maine and turned 89 this year. He became interested in racing when he was 16…
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