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Prep Roundup: Wheatmore girls advance in tennis; Asheboro soccer streak ends

Prep Roundup: Wheatmore girls advance in tennis; Asheboro soccer streak ends

TRINITY — Wheatmore advanced in the Class 2-A dual team state playoffs for girls' tennis by edging visiting Reidsville 5-4 in a first-round match that was contested across two days, concluding Thursday. The Warriors won two of three doubles matches. Kara Comer (No. 1 singles), and Mikalah Walls (No. 5) and Carmen Turgeon (No. 6) were winners in singles and doubles for Wheatmore. The seventh-seeded Warriors (12-2-1) head to second-seeded Hendersonville (14-0) for the West Region’s second-round match Tuesday. In Class 1-A, undefeated Mount Airy advanced via a forfeit against Uwharrie Charter Academy. Boys’ soccer Asheboro had an 18-game unbeaten…
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PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Cougars’ comeback leads to record night

PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Cougars’ comeback leads to record night

Southwestern Randolph’s Eli Gravely makes a catch over Randleman’s Jozey Akines. PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL Southwestern Randolph hits seven wins as Cole collects school TD mark RANDLEMAN -- It took a record-breaking performance for Southwestern Randolph to win its latest football game. And that could mean more records for the Cougars this season. Southwestern Randolph overcame host Randleman for a 28-23 victory Friday night. Junior receiver Adam Cole scored two touchdowns to set the single-season school record for victories. The Cougars (7-1, 2-1 Piedmont Athletic Conference) have matched the school record for wins. They’ll try to break that in Friday…
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PREP NOTES: Area girls pick up league golf titles

PREP NOTES: Area girls pick up league golf titles

ASHEBORO — Two girls from Randolph County schools have won individual conference championships in golf. Asheboro’s Salem Lee shot 77 on Monday for the Mid-Piedmont Conference title at Winding Creek Golf Club. The Blue Comets finished second in the team standings. • In last week’s Piedmont Athletic Conference Tournament, Providence Grove was the team winner, led by Caroline Wright’s 41 at Colonial Country Club. Providence Grove posted 143, for a 15-shot edge on Southwestern Randolph. Randleman (173) was third and Trinity (190) was fourth. The event was shortened from 18 to nine holes because of weather concerns. Morgan Heilig of…
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Prep Football Roundup: Cougars cruise back to win column

Prep Football Roundup: Cougars cruise back to win column

ASHEBORO – Keaton Reed threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Southwestern Randolph got back on track by defeating visiting Wheatmore 55-12 in Monday night’s make-up game in Piedmont Athletic Conference football. Adam Cole scored three touchdowns – one on a run and two on receptions – for the Cougars (5-1, 1-1 PAC), who were coming off their lone loss in a setback to unbeaten Eastern Randolph. Easton Clapp ran for a touchdown and returned an interception for a touchdown. Lane Dalke scored on a touchdown run. Reed rushed for 117 yards and threw for 150 yards. Cole…
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Classic opportunity

Classic opportunity

Local group starts a classic car dealership ASHEBORO — While new car sales are stalled by technology shortages, a new business in Asheboro is focused on vehicles that celebrate carburetors, manual transmissions and American steel. Carolina Classic Cars celebrated their business and showroom opening last week with a grand opening event scheduled for October 16. Carolina Classic Cars bills itself as a classic car dealership and will offer traditional dealership service like financing, service and detailing.  Car collectors Charlie Glass and Mike Allen have been in the classic car business together for five years and have a passion for fine-tuned,…
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Revving up small-town roots

Revving up small-town roots

Cox’s Harley-Davidson celebrates 60 years as Asheboro business ASHEBORO — When the late Recil Cox traveled into Asheboro from the country to take a job in textiles, it led to much more. Now 60 years later, that legacy continues to flourish in what became Cox’s Harley-Davidson of Asheboro. “You surround yourself with good people,” said Stephen Cox, grandson of the founder. “If these people are good people, you’re going to get everything out of them every single day.” A 60th anniversary celebration of the business will take place Saturday at the store on N.C. 134 near Pinewood Country Club. The…
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Athlete of the Week: Jose Cortes

Athlete of the Week: Jose Cortes

JOSE CORTES Asheboro High School | Senior | Soccer Jose Cortes scored a total of 10 goals across two games as the Blue Comets rolled to a pair of victories. In a 9-1 romp past Oak Grove, Cortes, a senior, tallied four goals to go with an assist in the team’s Mid-Piedmont Conference opener. Two nights later, Cortes racked up six goals and another assist in a 9-0 blasting of Central Davidson. Those results gave Asheboro three consecutive games with nine goals. The Blue Comets carried an 8-0-1 record into this week.            
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Revving up small-town roots: Cox’s Harley-Davidson celebrates 60 years as Asheboro business

Revving up small-town roots: Cox’s Harley-Davidson celebrates 60 years as Asheboro business

ASHEBORO – When the late Recil Cox traveled into Asheboro from the country to take a job in textiles, it led to much more. Now 60 years later, that legacy continues to flourish in what became Cox’s Harley-Davidson of Asheboro. “You surround yourself with good people,” said Stephen Cox, grandson of the founder. “If these people are good people, you’re going to get everything out of them every single day.” A 60th anniversary celebration of the business will take place Saturday at the store on N.C. 134 near Pinewood Country Club. The owner is Jan Cox, daughter of the founder.…
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Prep Football Roundup: Cougars keep it going with strong offense

Prep Football Roundup: Cougars keep it going with strong offense

Southwestern Randolph’s football team kept the big offensive numbers coming. The Cougars topped visiting Starmount 42-30 on Friday night in a non-league game. The matchup was a late schedule addition when Southwestern Randolph’s scheduled matchup with Albemarle was nixed. The Cougars have scored more than 40 points in their last three games. Southwestern Randolph has boosted its record to 4-0. Keaton Reed accounted for 250 yards of total offense in the Starmount game. He rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another, with the pass going to Bryson Reid. Adam Cole scored touchdowns on a punt return and an interception…
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Asheboro Hall of Fame inductees represent special era

Asheboro Hall of Fame inductees represent special era

New class members hold precious memories ASHEBORO – At the time about 15 years ago, it might not have been clear to a group of Asheboro High School athletes that they were involved in a special era for the school’s athletics department. It might be more apparent now. Three of the newest additions to the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame are from that time frame, with Lindsay Cross from the Class of 2006 and the following year’s graduates Mike Eddy and Neal Pritchard. “Maybe I’m biased, but the period I was going through, there were great athletes,” Eddy said. “It…
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