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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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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: 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 Football: Eastern Randolph, Randleman post shutouts

Prep Football: Eastern Randolph, Randleman post shutouts

Randleman quarterback John Kirkpatrick picks up yards on a run as Southwestern Randolph’s Chris Leon-Avalos, left, and Caleb Shelton pursue him during Friday night’s game. (Scott Pelkey/Randolph Record) RAMSEUR – Lucas Smith ran for four touchdowns and Eastern Randolph registered its fourth consecutive shutout as the host Wildcats blew out neighboring Providence Grove 47-0 in a Piedmont Athletic Conference football game Friday night. The Wildcats (7-1 overall, 3-0 PAC) built a 28-0 halftime lead on the way to their seventh consecutive victory. Carter Revelle threw for two touchdowns, racking up 155 yards on 10-for-13 passing. Rayden West and Nicah Taylor…
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Trinity’s football team adjusts with Payne taking new role

Trinity’s football team adjusts with Payne taking new role

Dominic Payne continues to play a key role for Trinity's football team. (Bob Sutton/Randolph Record)   TRINITY – When Bear Bradley became Trinity’s football coach in the spring, he had lots of area to address. At or near the top the list was meeting with Dominic Payne. “He was one of the first student-athletes I wanted to talk to,” Bradley said. “I said to him, ‘Where do you see yourself best?’ ” Payne had been the Bulldogs’ quarterback the past two seasons, earning All-Piedmont Athletic Conference honors as a sophomore. Now he’s two games into his senior season and playing…
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