Prep Roundup: Asheboro boys stay on track in soccer; Cougars soar in soccer; Wheatmore girl wins in PAC tennis

Diego Bustamante of Asheboro controls the ball during a non-league boys’ soccer game earlier this season against visiting North Moore. (File photo)


Asheboro has moved past the midway mark in Mid-Piedmont Conference boys’ soccer and remains unscathed.

Asheboro’s Diego Bustamante scored three goals as the Blue Comets topped Oak Grove 5-2.

That pushed Asheboro’s league record to 6-0 with four games remaining.

Earlier in the week, the Blue Comets defeated Montgomery Central 4-0 with goals from Daniel Gutierrez, Aranth Gomez, Tyler Smith and Bustamante.

** In a Piedmont Athletic Conference showdown, Southwestern Randolph nipped Randleman 2-1 in overtime last week.

Freshman Kevin Garcia had two goals and David Lopez scored the other goal for the Cougars, who received two assists from Fernando Hernandez.

The result put both teams at 8-1 in league play with three games remaining. The outcome avenged a one-goal loss to the Tigers from last month.

Hernandez and David Lopez each racked up two goals in Southwestern Randolph’s 4-2 victory against host Trinity.

Also earlier in the week, Randleman defeated visiting Wheatmore 1-0.


The first round of the state playoffs is set for Saturday. Seeds and pairings should come out Thursday.

The PAC Tournament has been going on this week, with the championship match set for Wednesday night at Southwestern Randolph.

** Southwestern Randolph had already secured the PAC championship, but the Cougars capped the regular season in style.

They swept second-place Uwharrie Charter Academy for a 25-22, 25-20, 25-20 road victory to go 12-0 in regular-season conference play.

That result gave Southwestern Randolph a nine-match winning streak head into this week’s PAC Tournament. In those nine matches, the Cougars posted sweeps seven times.

** In the Mid-Piedmont Conference, Asheboro placed second behind Oak Grove with an 8-2 league mark.

The Blue Comets received a first-round bye in the conference tournament. Semifinals and final are slated for Oak Grove, wrapping up Wednesday.

The Blue Comets won their last six regular-season matches. That stretch concluded by defeating visiting Montgomery Central 25-19, 25-14, 25-18 behind Piper Davidson’s 27 digs, Eva Vuncannon’s 32 assists, Sion Murrain’s 18 kills, Ellen Long’s 17 kills and Lia’s George’s 13 kills, 13 digs and three aces.

Girls’ tennis

Carmen Turgeon of Wheatmore captured the PAC singles championship by defeating Providence Grove’s Maya Barber 10-4 in the title match at Asheboro Memorial Park.

Sammie Parks of Southwestern Randolph ended up in third place by defeating Wheatmore’s Sarah Smith 10-1.

The Southwestern Randolph tandem of Allie Popp and Lindsi Brown won the doubles title by defeating Trinity’s Karla Rios and DeAnna Cobb 8-5 in the final.

Third place in doubles went to Providence Grove’s Noelle Swaim and Abby Greeson, who were 8-4 winners against Randleman’s Stevi Robbins and Gracie Rich.

Girls’ golf

Addison Allen of Asheboro placed seventh in the Mid-Piedmont Conference championships last week at Sapona Country Club in Lexington. That earned her a spot in the Class 3-A regionals Oct. 23 at The Valley Golf Course in Burlington.

By Randolph Record