PREP NOTES: Area girls pick up league golf titles

ASHEBORO — Two girls from Randolph County schools have won individual conference championships in golf.

Asheboro’s Salem Lee shot 77 on Monday for the Mid-Piedmont Conference title at Winding Creek Golf Club. The Blue Comets finished second in the team standings.

• In last week’s Piedmont Athletic Conference Tournament, Providence Grove was the team winner, led by Caroline Wright’s 41 at Colonial Country Club.

Providence Grove posted 143, for a 15-shot edge on Southwestern Randolph. Randleman (173) was third and Trinity (190) was fourth. The event was shortened from 18 to nine holes because of weather concerns.

Morgan Heilig of Providence Grove was the runner-up with 47, followed by Southwestern Randolph’s Lindsey Auman (48) and Randleman’s Paulina Palmer (50).

Randleman racks up baseball honors

Randleman’s Hunter Atkins takes a swing during the 2021 state playoffs (PJ Ward-Brown/NORTH STATE JOURNAL)

The North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association released its 2021 all-state teams and it’s heavy on players from Class 2-A state champion Randleman.

Randleman’s Hunter Atkins, Brooks Brannon, Andrew Cox, Braylen Hayes, Trey Way and Ryan White made the list. They were joined by Southwestern Randolph’s Bryson Hogan on the Class 3-A list and Uwharrie Charter Academy’s Hunter Hill and Colt Wilkins on the Class 1-A list.

Randleman has had at least one selection in 10 consecutive seasons when an all-state team was named (skipping 2020 because of the pandemic-shortened season). The Tigers have had multiple selections in eight (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2021) of those 10 seasons.

Wheatmore’s Hales chooses college

Wheatmore senior Robert Hales has signed to play baseball for St. Andrews University in Laurinburg. (Photo submitted)

Senior outfielder / pitcher Robert Hales of the Wheatmore baseball team has decided to play for St. Andrews University in Laurinburg.

Hales has been a three-year starter for Wheatmore. St. Andrews competes in the NAIA and posted a 28-19 record in 2021.


By Randolph Record