Prep Roundup: Lee, Wright place in states; Soccer playoffs to start

Salem Lee of Asheboro placed again in the state tournament for girls’ golf. (Randolph Record file photo)

Salem Lee placed fifth for the second year in a row in the Class 3-A state tournament for girls’ golf.

Lee shot rounds of 75 and 78 for a 9-over-par 153 in last week’s tournament at Longleaf Golf and Family Club in Southern Pines.

Asheboro’s Morgan Coward (123-99—222) and Addison Allen (116-113—229) were 74th and 75th, respectively.

Eastern Alamnance’s Emily Mathews won her third consecutive Class 3-A state title.

In Class 1-A/2-A, Providence Grove’s Caroline Wright was fourth at Foxfire Resort and Golf’s Red Course in Foxfire Village.

Wright shot rounds of 82 and 83 for 21-over 165.

Providence Grove’s Morgan Heilig (97-97—194) tied for 32nd and teammate Anna Holloway (117-122—239) was 75th.

Eastern Randolph entrants MacKenzie Gee (111-117—228) and Madison Canoy (117-114—231) were tied for 67th and 69th, respectively.

Cross country

At Kernersville, Brecken Snotherly of Eastern Randolph in a time of 20 minutes, 42.06 seconds, won the Class 1-A Midwest Regional at Ivy Redmon Complex. The senior had a winning margin of about 27 seconds.

In Class 2-A girls, Providence Grove was fourth in the Midwest Regional to qualify for states. Mai Browder’s 11th-place finish in 21:57.14 led the Patriots.

In Class 2-A boys, Zach Hazelwood of Wheatmore claimed third place in 17:02.86. Robert Burton of Providence Grove was 10th in 17:35.03. Both runners will be in Saturday’s state meet.

Girls’ tennis

Trinity senior Autumn Gentry lost in the first round of the Class 2-A individual state tournament at Ting Park in Holly Springs.

Ellie Spear of Holmes beat Gentry 6-4, 6-1.

Boys’ soccer

Asheboro is the No. 1 seed for the Class 3-A West Region in the state playoffs.

The Blue Comets (19-1-2), the Mid-Piedmont Conference champions, are set to begin their quest for a title with a home game Monday night against a one-win West Mecklenburg team.

On Oct. 21, Asheboro played a 0-0 non-conference tie at Burlington Williams, which is the No. 1 seed in the Class 3-A East Region.

In Class 2-A, Wheatmore (17-0-4) entered the state playoffs undefeated and the No. 2 seed with a scheduled matchup against Monroe.

Also in the field were No. 12 seed Trinity, No. 26 seed Randleman and No. 29 seed Southwestern Randolph.

In Class 1-A, Eastern Randolph held the No. 6 seed and Uwharrie Charter Academy was the No. 19 seed.

By Randolph Record