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Three UCA wrestlers claim state titles

Three UCA wrestlers claim state titles

Uwharrie Charter Academy’s Jaden Maness lifts Tyler Stevens of Pamlico County during the Class 1-A final at 215 pounds. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) GREENSBORO – Uwharrie Charter Academy wrestlers were busy in Saturday’s finals of the Class 1-A state tournament, coming away with three championships and two runners-up spots at the Greensboro Coliseum. UCA’s Lorenzo Alston won his second state title by cruising at 150 pounds, while teammates Carson Robinson at 157 and Jaden Maness at 215 also nabbed championships. Eagles seniors Ethan Hines (106 pounds) and Alek Millikan (165) were runners-up, while junior Caden Bond (175) was third. Robbinsville won…
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UCA excels for pressure-packed Class 1-A team title

UCA excels for pressure-packed Class 1-A team title

Uwharrie Charter Academy's wrestling team claimed the top hardware in Saturday's Class 1-A dual team final. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Eagles wipe out deficit with pins to defend crown GREENSBORO – Uwharrie Charter Academy wrestlers say they thrive on embracing pressure situations. One after another, the Eagles had chances to show that on a big stage Saturday afternoon. Needing to get through most of the back half of the Class 1-A dual team championship meet against Avery County without a glitch, the Eagles clicked time and time again. Then it came down to 215-pounder senior Jaden Maness in the final bout.…
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UCA, Trinity head to state finals Saturday in Greensboro

UCA, Trinity head to state finals Saturday in Greensboro

Members of the Uwharrie Charter Academy wrestling team pose for a photo after winning the Class 1-A East Region title Wednesday night at home. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) GREENSOBORO – Trinity and Uwharrie Charter Academy will try to capture state championships in dual team wrestling Saturday afternoon. Trinity is bidding for its first state crown when it takes on Seaforth in the Class 2-A final at noon. UCA (34-1) will tangle with Avery County (30-1) for the third year in a row and for the fourth time in as many tournaments in Class 1-A at 3 p.m. Avery County won in…
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UCA, Trinity eye next rounds of wrestling duals

UCA, Trinity eye next rounds of wrestling duals

Defending Class 1-A state champion Uwharrie Charter Academy and undefeated Class 2-A team Trinity held up their ends to begin the wrestling dual team state playoffs. They're tops-seeded teams and looked the part when those competitions began Saturday with two rounds on their respective home mats. UCA and Trinity advanced to this week’s third round, which is set for Wednesday. Winners in the third round meet against in regional finals later Wednesday. The winner goes on to Saturday’s state finals. UCA (32-1) is the designated home team in the East Region for Wednesday. The third-round pits UCA vs. fifth-seeded Albemarle…
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Defending champ Mount Airy tops Eastern Randolph in regional semifinal

Defending champ Mount Airy tops Eastern Randolph in regional semifinal

MOUNT AIRY — Eastern Randolph’s football season ended in a familiar fashion. The Wildcats lost to Mount Airy. For the second season in a row, Mount Air defeated Eastern Randolph in the Class 1-A West Region semifinals. Friday night’s 42-21 outcome spelled the end for the third-seeded Wildcats (12-2), who had a 12-game winning streak end. A year ago, the season ended with a home defeat. Eastern Randolph led 21-14 at halftime before three second-half turnovers were too much to overcome. Mount Airy tied the game and went ahead in the third quarter. The second of those touchdowns came after…
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Eastern Randolph heads for playoff rematch after bruising Thomasville to advance

Eastern Randolph heads for playoff rematch after bruising Thomasville to advance

Eastern Randolph’s Ladaryan Spinks makes a stop on a Thomasville ball carrier during Friday night’s game in the Class 1-A state playoffs. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) RAMSEUR – Running back Lucas Smith ran for two touchdowns and Eastern Randolph’s football team cranked out another victory in the Class 1-A state playoffs. The Wildcats defeated visiting Thomasville 40-19 in the third round Friday night. Third-seeded Eastern Randolph (12-1) displayed balanced offense by compiling 246 passing yards to go with 225 yards on the ground. This means a rematch with defending state champion Mount Airy (13-0), the No. 2 seed, in the West…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Nicah Taylor

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Nicah Taylor

Eastern Randolph, football Taylor has been one of the main playmakers for the Wildcats during their Piedmont Athletic Conference championship season. Taylor is a receiver who has been one of the primary targets for quarterback Carter Revelle, who has thrown for 30 touchdowns. The Wildcats (12-1) have won three games in the Class 1-A state playoffs at home. Next is Friday night’s West Region semifinal at Mount Airy. Taylor also was a key player on Eastern Randolph’s state finalist boys’ basketball team during the last school year.
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Prep Football: Eastern Randolph cruises in second round

Prep Football: Eastern Randolph cruises in second round

RAMSEUR – Eastern Randolph is the last football team standing in Randolph County. The Wildcats won again in the Class 1-A state playoffs, rolling past visiting Hayesville 39-10 on Friday night. Lucas Smith ran for two touchdowns and Nicah Taylor had two touchdown catches. Smith also made a pair of two-point conversion receptions. The outcome moves third-seeded Eastern Randolph (11-1) to the third round in the West Region with a home game this Friday night against 11th-seeded Thomasville (9-3), a 41-13 winner against Albemarle. Quarterback Carter Revelle threw for two touchdowns and the two two-point conversions to go with a…
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Prep football: Eastern Randolph, Randleman roll in first round

Prep football: Eastern Randolph, Randleman roll in first round

It worked out well for a couple of Randolph County football teams playing home games Friday night when the state playoffs began. Not so much for teams going on the road. Eastern Randolph and Randleman were the lone county teams to keep their seasons alive. Here’s a look: Eastern Randolph 68, Cherryville 7: In Class 1-A at Ramseur, the third-seeded Wildcats cruised against the No. 30 seed. Eastern Randolph (10-1) has won 10 consecutive games. Next, the Wildcats welcome No. 14 seed Hayesville (7-4) for a second-round game. Hayesville topped Christ the King 28-0 in the first round. Randleman 43,…
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Eastern Randolph Wildcats look for deep playoff run

Eastern Randolph Wildcats look for deep playoff run

Eastern Randolph coach Burton Cates has watched his team move into a good spot going into the postseason. (Randolph Record file photo) RAMSEUR – Eastern Randolph doesn’t have a bye to begin the state playoffs this year. But the Wildcats have lots of other factors going for them in the Class 1-A West Region. Eastern Randolph (9-1) is the No. 3 seed with Friday night’s home game against No. 30 seed Cherryville (2-8). A year ago, the Wildcats reached the fourth round after holding a first-round bye for the second season in a row as the No. 1 seed in…
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