Dominic Payne

Prep Roundup: Eastern Randolph boys keep rolling; Baxter hits milestone win with SWR

Prep Roundup: Eastern Randolph boys keep rolling; Baxter hits milestone win with SWR

Asheboro’s Elijah Woodley locks in defensively on North Davidson’s Payton Eccles during last week’s game at the Asheboro Recreation Center. In the background, Asheboro’s Jerquarius Stanback keeps tabs on Caiden Bean. (Scott Pelkey/Randolph Record).   With three players scoring 20 or more points, Eastern Randolph came away with a 95-77 road victory against Trinity in boys’ basketball last week. Pierce Leonard led the Wildcats with 29 points, Nicah Taylor scored 27 and Davonte Brooks had 20. Those offset Dominic Payne’s 37 points for Trinity. Teammate Dylan Hodges had 22. The Wildcats followed that by pounding visiting Providence Grove 93-60 to…
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Prep Roundup: Snotherly, Payne maintain rapid scoring paces: UCA, Asheboro wrestlers roll

Prep Roundup: Snotherly, Payne maintain rapid scoring paces: UCA, Asheboro wrestlers roll

Eastern Randolph’s Brecken Snotherly prepares to launch a shot last week against Uwharrie Charter Academy. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Here are some notable performances from around area high schools last week: In girls’ basketball, Southwestern Randolph defeated host Eastern Randolph 59-52 as Jordin George had 15 points. Still, it was a special week for Eastern Randolph senior Breck Snotherly, who eclipsed the 1,000-point mark with the Wildcats. Plus, she has more points from her time at Winston-Salem Christian. Snotherly racked up 32 points in the Southwestern Randolph game. The next night, Snotherly produced 21 points when Eastern Randolph defeated host Jordan-Matthews…
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Davidson-Randolph Christmas Classic recap: Cougars surprise Randleman girls for tourney title

Davidson-Randolph Christmas Classic recap: Cougars surprise Randleman girls for tourney title

Caressa King, the eventual tournament Most Valuable Player from Southwestern Randolph, goes up for a shot against Thomasville in the Davidson-Randolph Christmas Classic at Providence Grove. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)   CLIMAX – Southwestern Randolph’s three-game sweep of girls’ basketball games in the Davidson-Randolph Christmas Classic was far from ordinary. The Cougars knocked off previously undefeated Randleman 48-47 in Thursday night’s championship game. Caressa King scored 19 points on the way to being named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Randleman (12-1) lost a regular-season game for the first time since the abbreviated season in the 2020-21 school year. It was also…
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Prep Notes: Area hoops teams show big progress

Prep Notes: Area hoops teams show big progress

Southwestern Randolph senior center Landon Williamson battles between Chatham Central’s Jacob Gilliland, left, and Aiden Johnson during last week’s game. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) RAMSEUR – The week before Christmas was relatively light for area teams and athletes, but there were some notable achievements anyway. There was more high-scoring basketball action involving Eastern Randolph. This time, a chunk of that was on the girls’ side with Brecken Snotherly pouring in 35 points as the Wildcats defeated visiting Burlington Williams 58-50. On the boys’ side, Eastern Randolph rang up another big point total with an 84-66 home triumph against Burlington Williams. That…
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Prep Notes: 41-point mark hit twice by area boys; UCA, Trinity wrestlers excel

Prep Notes: 41-point mark hit twice by area boys; UCA, Trinity wrestlers excel

Eastern Randolph’s Davonte Brooks goes up for a shot last week against Wheatmore. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)   It was a big week for top scorers around Randolph County basketball last week. Dominic Payne of Trinity and Davonte Brooks of Eastern Randolph were in the same category at times. Payne poured in 41 points Friday in a 65-64 victory at Uwharrie Charter Academy. On the same night, Brooks posted 41 points in a 99-47 romp at Wheatmore. Teammate Timothy Brower had 28 points. Wheatmore’s Parker Kines had more than half of his team’s points in that game with 26. Payne scored…
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Prep Notes: Trinity players keep rapid scoring paces; Wrestlers win from Trinity, Wheatmore

Prep Notes: Trinity players keep rapid scoring paces; Wrestlers win from Trinity, Wheatmore

Tyshaun Goldston of Randleman dunks against Lexington during one of his big games last week. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) TRINITY – It was another big week for Trinity guard Dominic Payne. He racked up 32 points in a 66-53 victory at Jordan-Matthews. That was just the appetizer. He scored 27 points in a 61-45 victory against visiting North Carolina Leadership Academy. Then he finished the week in style by going for 42 points when the Bulldogs defeated host East Rowan 82-68. Payne wasn’t the only big scorer during the week for Trinity. Autumn Gentry poured in 33 points to go with…
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Prep Notes: Trinity’s Payne starts strong; Wrestlers compete in tourneys

Prep Notes: Trinity’s Payne starts strong; Wrestlers compete in tourneys

Southwestern Randolph’s Kenzie Martin shoots over Asheboro’s Kaylen Nance earlier this season. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) TRINITY – Junior guard Dominic Payne of Trinity has been off to a sizzling start in boys’ basketball. Payne scored 37 points in a 67-66 overtime victory last week at Oak Grove. He was back at it the next night with 25 points in a 71-28 trouncing of visiting East Davidson. Teammate Dylan Hodges added 21 points in that game. Meanwhile, Asheboro’s boys’ basketball team won a notable matchup based on last season’s area conference champions. The Blue Comets won 65-35 at Providence Grove. Last…
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Prep Football: Randleman, E. Randolph win key road games

Prep Football: Randleman, E. Randolph win key road games

Amarion Moton tries to run away from Southwestern Randolph’s Jentezen Cox and the rest of the Cougars. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Randleman and Eastern Randolph won road games Friday night to move closer to a huge Piedmont Athletic Conference showdown in two weeks. Randleman rocked Southwestern Randolph, while Eastern Randolph knocked off neighbor Providence Grove. Here’s a look at Friday night’s games. Randleman 34, Southwestern Randolph 7: At Asheboro. Amarion Moton ran for two touchdowns and Tyshaun Goldston scored on two passes from Christian Long for the visiting Tigers (6-2, 3-0 PAC). Christian McLeod kicked field goals from 33 and 24…
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Prep Football: Tigers topple Providence Grove; Wildcats, Cougars cruise to wins

Prep Football: Tigers topple Providence Grove; Wildcats, Cougars cruise to wins

Randleman quarterback Christian Long makes a pass earlier this season. (Randolph Record file photo) CLIMAX – Amarion Moton scored on two fourth-quarter touchdown runs to help Randleman seal a 30-14 road victory against Providence Grove in Piedmont Athletic Conference football Friday night. Randleman’s defense limited the often-potent Providence Grove offense to 180 yards. Randleman never trailed, going up in the first quarter on Christian McLeod’s 26-yard field goal. Tyshaun Goldston scored on a 13-yard pass from Christian Long in the second quarter. James Ellis of Providence Grove scored on a 44-yard pass play before halftime. Gregory Price’s 40-yard interception return…
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Blue Comets enter win column, but Providence Grove suffers first loss

Blue Comets enter win column, but Providence Grove suffers first loss

TRINITY – Every team in Randolph County has at least one victory after Friday night’s results. There also is no longer an undefeated team among the seven football-playing schools in the county. Asheboro entered the win column by securing an 18-13 road victory at Wheatmore. The Blue Comets (1-3) won for the first time since August 2021, snapping a 12-game losing streak. Josh Meadows scored on a 2-yard run with about four minutes to play for the winning points. Michael Brady scored a first-half touchdown for Asheboro. Kai Matthews ran 18 yards for the Blue Comets’ second touchdown. Wheatmore is…
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