Asheboro High School

Asheboro girls work through growing pains

Asheboro girls work through growing pains

ASHEBORO – It’s a learning season for the Asheboro girls’ basketball team. Last year at about this time, the team was embarking on a shortened season that resulted on a spot in the Class 3-A state championship game. Now the Blue Comets are in a different situation. “We’re working on things and we’re improving and getting better,” coach Don Corry said. It’s not a huge surprise to Corry that there are growing pains this season. The Blue Comets lost personnel that accounted for about 85 percent of the offensive production off last season’s team. This Asheboro team has four freshmen…
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Recreation center hopping with activities

Recreation center hopping with activities

High school’s use of gym works well for all parties ASHEBORO — Use of the Asheboro Recreation Center is almost nonstop and that’s expected to continue through the winter. The boost in activity comes for various reasons, largely with Asheboro High School using the venue for basketball and wrestling as the gym on campus is part of a renovation project. “The relationship we have with Parks and Rec and what they’ve really done for us has been great,” Asheboro High School athletics director Steve Luck said. “They’ve just reached out tremendously. The behind-the-scenes things they’ve done have been great.” The…
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A result worth remembering for Cougars

A result worth remembering for Cougars

Unbeaten Southwestern Randolph makes history with first win at Asheboro ASHEBORO — Keaton Reed was walking off the Lee J. Stone Stadium field Friday night and he shared a thought with a teammate. “Every time we drive by here, we can say we won here,” the Southwestern Randolph quarterback said. “Somebody is eventually going to do it. Why not us?” Indeed, this edition of the Cougars did it — winning a football game for the first time at Asheboro High School. It was a struggle at times, but Easton Clapp scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to help Southwestern Randolph pull out…
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Construction on campus means different venues for Blue Comets

Construction on campus means different venues for Blue Comets

ASHEBORO — Many of Asheboro High School’s teams will be on the move this school year, playing at alternate venues while a construction project is ongoing at the school. The changes largely will impact volleyball, basketball and wrestling teams, though some teams that play at outdoor venues also will be affected. “There’s a lot of moving parts right now,” athletics director Steve Luck said. “Everything is going to be OK, but we haven’t started doing anything yet other than practice. … There’s changes just about every moment. I feel like I have my head on a swivel like a linebacker.”…
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Prep baseball awards go to area players, coaches

Prep baseball awards go to area players, coaches

ASHEBORO — Randleman third baseman Hunter Atkins was selected as the PAC-7 Player of the Year in baseball. Atkins's teammate Andrew Cox was picked as Pitcher of the Year in the league for the eventual Class 2-A state champions. The league’s Coach of the Year is Glen Hunt of Providence Grove. In the Mid-Piedmont Conference, Southwestern Randolph’s Bryson Hogan was picked as Player of the Year. Asheboro’s Brett Hoogkamp of the regular-season co-championship team was named Coach of the Year for the league.
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Asheboro High student awarded Park Scholarship to NC State

Asheboro High student awarded Park Scholarship to NC State

ASHEBORO — Ferdinand “Freddy” Ray Kelley, son of J.W. and Kathy Kelley of Asheboro, was awarded the Park Scholarship to attend N.C. State University in the fall. Kelley graduated from Asheboro High School on June 3 where he served as drum major of the Band and Captain of the Swim, Cross Country, and Tennis Teams. He also served as Science Olympiad team Captain and attended the NC School of Science and Math Summer. He was first chair all-district bassoonist. Kelley plans to major in biochemistry and sociology. The 26th class of Park Scholars was selected from a pool of more…
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