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Gainey wins SWR homecoming queen

Gainey wins SWR homecoming queen

Left to Right: Freshman Attendant Camryn Everhart, Sophomore Attendant Ellie Lanier, Homecoming Queen Kaitlyn Gainey, Junior Attendant Keziah Reed, and Senior Attendant Jylian Taylor. SWR defeated Wheatmore 55-12 in the Homecoming football game at Ivey B. Luck Stadium on Monday, October 11, 2021. ASHEBORO -- After rain postponed the football game Friday night between Southwestern Randolph and Wheatmore, SWR students celebrated the homecoming dance before the game itself. With a big halftime lead over the visiting Warriors, the Cougars celebrated the 2021 homecoming court and their new homecoming queen. The student body voted on the winners. Kaitlyn Gainey, a senior,…
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Athlete of the Week: Kaitlyn Gainey

Athlete of the Week: Kaitlyn Gainey

KAITLYN GAINEY Southwestern Randolph High School | Senior | Tennis Southwestern Randolph's Kaitlyn Gainey, a senior, completed Piedmont Athletic Conference play with a 10-0 singles record when the Cougars wrapped up the regular season by defeating Uwharrie Charter Academy 7-2. She was also part of a victory in a doubles match. Gainey plays No. 2 singles for the Cougars, who finished the regular season with an 11-4 overall record and 7-3 PAC mark. Gainey takes an overall singles record of 14-1 into postseason competition. In doubles, Gainey has combined with junior Andee Bullard at the No. 1 position and they’ve…
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Blue Comets homecoming game moved to Thursday

Blue Comets homecoming game moved to Thursday

ASHEBORO — Asheboro High School’s homecoming football game scheduled for Friday night against Central Davidson has been moved up to tonight at 7 pm. “Due to the potential for inclement weather on Friday night, the Asheboro High School Blue Comets will host the Homecoming football game on Thursday, October 7 at 7 p.m. in Lee J. Stone Stadium,” said the school through a release.
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Warriors maintain high level in tennis

Warriors maintain high level in tennis

Wheatmore girls hone in on another conference title TRINITY — Some of the key players have changed from just a few months ago but the rate of success related to the Wheatmore girls’ tennis team remains at a high level. “The key is having a solid team,” coach Doug Gore said. “The girls have worked really hard in the offseason.” The Warriors entered the week on the verge of clinching a conference championship for the third year in a row. Wheatmore is paced by returning starters Kara Comer in the No. 1 position and Kelly Carrick in the No. 3…
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Athlete of the Week: Jose Cortes

Athlete of the Week: Jose Cortes

JOSE CORTES Asheboro High School | Senior | Soccer Jose Cortes scored a total of 10 goals across two games as the Blue Comets rolled to a pair of victories. In a 9-1 romp past Oak Grove, Cortes, a senior, tallied four goals to go with an assist in the team’s Mid-Piedmont Conference opener. Two nights later, Cortes racked up six goals and another assist in a 9-0 blasting of Central Davidson. Those results gave Asheboro three consecutive games with nine goals. The Blue Comets carried an 8-0-1 record into this week.            
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Wildcats excel in showdown with Cougars

Wildcats excel in showdown with Cougars

RAMSEUR — Eastern Randolph didn’t seem fazed by a big-game environment. So the Wildcats settled in quickly and dispatched visiting Southwestern Randolph, winning 32-14 in Friday night’s showdown. “It’s a rival. It’s an in-county game,” Eastern Randolph coach Burton Cates said afterward. “It’s the first conference game. It’s homecoming.” And it’s another notable performance for the Wildcats (5-0). Na’hiem Lilly scored four touchdowns and Eastern Randolph was in command for most of the game. “We didn’t control the line of scrimmage all night long,” Southwestern Randolph coach Seth Baxter said. “We got knocked on our heels a little bit.” Indeed,…
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Wheatmore volleyball looks to spike cancer

Wheatmore volleyball looks to spike cancer

Annual “Volley for the Cure” raises funds, awareness for worthy cause TRINITY — So many good vibes stemmed from last week’s volleyball match between Trinity and Wheatmore. The occasion was dubbed “Volley for the Cure,” designated as an event to bring awareness to the fight against breast cancer and to raise funds for the cause. It’s a decade-long tradition connected to the Wheatmore team. “The whole gym is decked out in pink,” Wheatmore coach Sarah Beth Campbell said. Breast cancer survivor Wendy Harmon gave a speech and delivered the ceremonial first serve. She’s a 1987 Trinity graduate, while her husband,…
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Wildcats, Cougars to clash to set tone in league play

Wildcats, Cougars to clash to set tone in league play

ASHEBORO — It’s easy to recognize all that Southwestern Randolph’s football team has done entering the Piedmont Athletic Conference portion of the schedule. And the opponent Friday night is the team with a No. 1 state ranking. So Eastern Randolph has some clout, too. “It’s a big game for the schools,” Eastern Randolph coach Burton Cates said. “It’s a great way to open conference.” Eastern Randolph (4-0) is the top-ranked team in Class 1-A. Southwestern Randolph (5-0) has cracked the Top 25 in Class 2-A. Southwestern Randolph coach Seth Baxter spent eight years coaching at Eastern Randolph before taking the…
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A result worth remembering for Cougars

A result worth remembering for Cougars

Unbeaten Southwestern Randolph makes history with first win at Asheboro ASHEBORO — Keaton Reed was walking off the Lee J. Stone Stadium field Friday night and he shared a thought with a teammate. “Every time we drive by here, we can say we won here,” the Southwestern Randolph quarterback said. “Somebody is eventually going to do it. Why not us?” Indeed, this edition of the Cougars did it — winning a football game for the first time at Asheboro High School. It was a struggle at times, but Easton Clapp scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to help Southwestern Randolph pull out…
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