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 week.

GOOD STARTS: Trinity’s volleyball team had only 10 wins last year. It had half that many with five across the first two weeks of this season.

Wheatmore’s volleyball team avenged an early loss to East Davidson by picking up a road victory in four sets Monday night.

In boys’ soccer, Wheatmore has secured shutouts in three of its first five games to produce a 3-0-2 record – all in non-conference competition.

Also in soccer, Asheboro improved to 5-0 by winning its road opener with Monday night’s 5-2 triumph at Trinity. Cristian Benitez posted three goals in that game.

ON TARGET: Asheboro’s Salem Lee shot 1-over-par 36 on Monday at Asheboro Municipal Golf Course to claim medalist honors in the first Mid-Piedmont Conference match of the season.

The Blue Comets placed second, 21 shots behind Oak Grove, in the five-team competition.

BIG GATHERING: The North Carolina High School Athletic Association reported the largest crowd for its Hall of Fame banquet in the organization’s history for last week’s gathering in Cary.

The Hall of Fame classes for 2021 and 2022 were honored. More than 500 tickets were reserved.

By Bob Sutton