Prep Roundup: Asheboro boys, Cougars girls win twice; Trinity wrestlers nab big wins

Prep Sports Randolph

Here’s a look at some of last week’s area high school sports highlights:

The Asheboro boys’ basketball team avenged a loss to Randleman by securing a 58-36 home victory with Jerquarius Stanback posting 18 points.

Stanback had 18 again when the Blue Comets defeated visiting Uwharrie Charter Academy 70-33 later in the week.

** Dominic Payne’s 32 points boosted Trinity past East Davidson 73-56. Payne’s 34 points vs. visiting Oak Grove weren’t enough in a 76-67 loss.

** Parker Kines had 22 points in Wheatmore’s 53-50 loss at Ledford. He posted 13 points in a 58-37 setback to North Davidson.

** Randleman topped Class 4-A team Northwest Guilford 64-60 with Chase Farlow providing 16 points.

Girls’ basketball

Caressa King led Southwestern Randolph in two home victories last week.

King had 16 points in a 61-32 romp past South Davidson and 21 points when the Cougars beat East Davidson 64-30.

** Audry Petty’s 23 points were tops as Randleman defeated host Asheboro 52-45.

Randleman fell 41-35 to longtime power Northwest Guilford despite Petty’s 16 points.

** Wheatmore defeated host Ledford by 42-29 and topped visiting Central Davidson by 38-32, giving the Warriors victories in five of their first six games. That’s already more than halfway to the team’s nine-win mark from last season.

** Kenly Whitaker led Eastern Randolph in scoring with 15 points vs. visiting Williams and 24 points vs. visiting Chatham Charter, but the Wildcats lost both games. It was the second time Chatham Charter defeated the Wildcats this season.

In between the setbacks, Whitaker rallied 18 points in a 48-35 victory at Southern Lee.


Trinity topped Uwharrie Charter Academy 36-30 in a PAC showdown. Both teams won seven matches, but the Bulldogs cranked out some extra points.

UCA responded by going 5-0 in a dual-meet tournament Saturday at Southwest Guilford. For the Eagles, Ethan Hines, Jack McArthur, Carson Robinson, Alek Millikan and Caden Bond were all 5-0.

** In the Trinity Invitational, champions from Trinity were Aiden Burkholder (106), Spencer May (120), Levi Dennis (132), Charles Schaefer (144), Barron Justice (150) and Gavin Hardister (215).

Randleman 190-pounder Braxton Walker also won first place, pinning Roxboro Person’s Malakai Newman in the final.

Burkholder topped Randleman’s Alex Raymundo 3-2 in the final; May’s title was secured with a pin of Greensboro Grimsley’s Grant McCord; Dennis shut out Cary’s Sidd Atri 9-0 in the final; Schaefer pinned Asheboro’s Alex Patino for the title; Justice defeated Randleman’s Jesus Garis 2-0 in the title bout.

Trinity’s runners-ups were Edgar Vasquez (113), Brayden Hall (126) and Lawson Coltrane (165).

Southwestern Randolph’s Michael Jaimes was second at 138, losing by 7-5 to Central Davidson’s Corbin McCartney in the final.

** At Kernersville, Wheatmore’s Spencer Moore and Dominic Hittepole were individual champions in the Nick Sgroi Invitational at Bishop McGuinness.

Moore topped the field at166 pounds and Hittepole won at 175.

Second-place spots for the Warriors went to Noland Hammonds at 132, Trey Swaney at 138, Zack Starkweather at 150 and Noah Browning at 190.

Wheatmore was the team runner-up in the nine-team field with 127 points. Rockingham County won with 199 points.

By Randolph Record