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State playoffs: Home dates dot early postseason slates for Randolph County teams

State playoffs: Home dates dot early postseason slates for Randolph County teams

Uwharrie Charter Academy’s Kayla Brown shoots against Randleman’s Audra Petty during the regular season. The girls’ teams for UCA and Randleman both have home games to start the state playoffs. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)   Boys’ basketball teams from Randleman and Eastern Randolph could play multiple home games in the state playoffs, while Asheboro will begin the tournament at home as well. First-round games are set for Tuesday night. Winning teams advance to Friday night’s second round. The three-week tournament wraps up March 15 and 16 in Winston-Salem. All the Randolph County teams are in the West Region. Randleman (20-5) is…
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Blue Comets blister foes in league tourney

Blue Comets blister foes in league tourney

Asheboro’s Jerquarius Stanback dunks against North Davidson in the Mid-Piedmont Conference Tournament semifinals. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – Asheboro pretty much knows the winning formula in boys’ basketball. It includes a heavy dose of offense from Jerquarius Stanback and Camden Walker. That’s what the Blue Comets used in the Mid-Piedmont Conference Tournament. In Friday night’s tournament final against top-seeded Central Davidson, Stanback posted 23 points and Walker had 16 points as the Blue Comets won 61-46 on their home court to avenge a pair of regular-season losses. Asheboro (22-3) was the designated home team for the semifinals and final. It…
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Prep boys: Blue Comets take momentum to league tourney

Prep boys: Blue Comets take momentum to league tourney

Asheboro’s Jerquarius Stanback had another big week on offense heading into the Mid-Piedmont Conference Tournament. (Randolph Record file photo) ASHEBORO – Asheboro’s boys’ basketball team carries a five-game winning streak into the Mid-Piedmont Conference Tournament. And the Blue Comets won’t have to leave home this week because the pre-determined site for semifinals and finals is Asheboro’s gym. Asheboro (20-3) had one of two byes to the semifinals. The Blue Comets play the winner between sixth-seeded Montgomery Central and third-seeded North Davidson at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The final is set for the same time Friday night. Central Davidson is the top…
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State championships: Asheboro’s Everhart excels in indoor meet; UCA’s Becker places in swimming

State championships: Asheboro’s Everhart excels in indoor meet; UCA’s Becker places in swimming

WINSTON-SALEM – Lance Everhart of Asheboro placed third in three events in the Class 3-A indoor track and field state championships Saturday at JDL Fast Track. Everhart cleared 6 feet, 4 inches in the high jump, posted a mark of 13-6 in the pole vault and leaped 22-3 in the long jump. Kai Matthews of Asheboro was fifth in the long jump (21-6). On the girls’ side, Jalaya Showers had the 11th-best time in the 55 dash at 7.33 seconds. In Class 1-A/2-A, Randleman’s Trisan Chriscoe was sixth in the 55 hurdles (8.42) and teammate Amari Ferdna placed seventh in…
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Prep boys: Randleman, Eastern Randolph, Asheboro look to build off big weeks

Prep boys: Randleman, Eastern Randolph, Asheboro look to build off big weeks

Eastern Randolph’s Julian Brooks goes up for a shot against Southwestern Randolph’s Nathan Ellis last week in Ramseur. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Randleman’s boys’ basketball team clinched the Piedmont Athletic Conference regular-season championship with a couple of convincing victories last week. Heading into this week with an 18-4 overall record and 11-0 mark in PAC play, the Tigers could sew up a perfect league mark by winning Tuesday night’s finale against visiting Trinity. Randleman’s 69-50 victory against host Uwharrie Charter Academy came with 18 points apiece from Tyshaun Goldston and Greg Price. The Tigers finished the week with an 84-58 romp…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Camden Walker

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Camden Walker

 Asheboro, boys’ basketball Walker has been one of the area’s best perimeter shooters and that’s a big plus for the Blue Comets. The senior guard has increased his production during his senior season. He has been an ideal threat to combine with the interior presence of teammate Jerquarius Stanback. Walker averages more than 15 points per game. He has been connecting on about three 3-point shots in each game. He’s shooting 83 percent on free throws. A season ago, he was a key contributor on Asheboro’s team that went undefeated in the Mid-Piedmont Conference regular season. The Blue Comets, who…
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Prep boys: PAC race looks crowded

Prep boys: PAC race looks crowded

It’s tight atop the Piedmont Athletic Conference boys’ basketball schedule near the midway mark of the league slate. Trinity suffered its first PAC loss of the season when host Eastern Randolph won 81-77 in Friday night’s game at Ramseur. That was a rematch of last February’s PAC Tournament championship game on the same court, with the Wildcats winning that one as well. Eastern Randolph also entered this week with just one PAC defeat. Randleman is unbeaten in PAC play going into a game early this week vs. Trinity. Timothy Brower’s 34 points and Nicah Taylor’s 19 points led the way…
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Prep Boys: Randleman Tigers stay on right track

Prep Boys: Randleman Tigers stay on right track

RANDLEMAN – Randleman doesn’t have a game on this week’s boys’ basketball schedule. When the Tigers return to play, there’s a showdown looming. On Jan. 23, there’s a clash at Trinity that looms large on the Piedmont Athletic Conference landscape. Last week, Randleman toppled visiting Uwharrie Charter Academy 67-44 with Greg Price’s 22 points and Tyshaun Goldston’s 20 points leading the way. Two nights later, the Tigers won 59-48 at home with Goldston supplying 18 points and Price with 12 points. Those results pushed Randleman’s record to 12-5 overall, 5-0 in PAC play. The Tigers are one league victory away…
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Prep boys: Asheboro Blue Comets make more statements

Prep boys: Asheboro Blue Comets make more statements

ASHEBORO – It was quite a week for Asheboro’s boys’ basketball team. The Blue Comets topped a strong in-county team to wrap up non-conference play and then won its Mid-Piedmont Conference opener. It all added up to a 10-game winning streak entering this week. Asheboro defeated visiting Eastern Randolph 80-75 in a highly anticipated matchup behind Jerquarius Stanback’s 26 points and David Rodriguez’s 25 points. The game pitted last season’s regular-season champions from the Mid-Piedmont Conference and Piedmont Athletic Conference. It was the first time the Blue Comets and Wildcats met in four years. Eastern Randolph countered with 21 points…
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Prep boys: Asheboro blows through tourney field

Prep boys: Asheboro blows through tourney field

ASHEBORO – The Asheboro boys’ basketball team breezed through three games in the SportsTone.net Christmas Invitational on its home court. The tournament didn’t provide much variety for the Blue Comets, who defeated teams it had already defeated a total of five times earlier this season. The title game Friday night at least proved to be a rubber match, with Asheboro trouncing Randleman 63-41 after the teams split two earlier meetings. Jerquarius Stanback of Asheboro was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. He averaged 24.7 points per game across three games. The Blue Comets (11-1) entered the new year on an…
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