Eastern Randolph athletics

PAC boys: Tigers take tournament title

PAC boys: Tigers take tournament title

Tyshaun Goldston had a big role in Randleman's PAC Tournament games. (Randolph Record file photo) RANDLEMAN – Randleman kept getting better in the Piedmont Athletic Conference Tournament championship game for boys’ basketball. That’s much how the season has gone as a whole for the Tigers. Tyshaun Goldston poured in 34 points and top-seeded Randleman defeated second-seeded Trinity 69-47 in Friday night’s title game. Jirah Price had 12 points and Chase Farlow notched nine points to help the Tigers (20-5) avenge a loss from their regular-season finale. Randleman led 23-19 at halftime, then produced 23 points in each of the final…
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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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Prep boys: Randleman, Eastern Randolph, Asheboro look to build off big weeks

Prep boys: Randleman, Eastern Randolph, Asheboro look to build off big weeks

Eastern Randolph’s Julian Brooks goes up for a shot against Southwestern Randolph’s Nathan Ellis last week in Ramseur. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Randleman’s boys’ basketball team clinched the Piedmont Athletic Conference regular-season championship with a couple of convincing victories last week. Heading into this week with an 18-4 overall record and 11-0 mark in PAC play, the Tigers could sew up a perfect league mark by winning Tuesday night’s finale against visiting Trinity. Randleman’s 69-50 victory against host Uwharrie Charter Academy came with 18 points apiece from Tyshaun Goldston and Greg Price. The Tigers finished the week with an 84-58 romp…
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Eastern Randolph basketball teams still hope for rewards

Eastern Randolph basketball teams still hope for rewards

Coach Johnny Thomas talks to his Eastern Randolph boys’ basketball team during a game last month. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) RAMSEUR – The win-loss record looks drastically different for Eastern Randolph’s boys’ basketball team from a year ago. But second-year coach Johnny Thomas said there could be a payoff in the coming weeks. Thomas lined up the Wildcats for a stiff schedule this season and the game results have been mixed. “What a lot of people don’t understand,” Thomas said. “They ask the question: Why would you play this team? Why would you play this team? Why would I not?” So…
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Norwood begins journey with Tar Heels

Norwood begins journey with Tar Heels

Jani Norwood (Courtesy photo) RAMSEUR – Jani Norwood of Eastern Randolph officially became a member of the signing class for the North Carolina football team this week. The senior lineman was a four-year starter on the offensive line. This year, he was named the Piedmont Athletic Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year for his work on the defensive front for the Wildcats, who won their third consecutive conference championship. Twenty of North Carolina’s 27 signees, including Norwood, are listed as early enrollees and another comes as a junior college transfer. That explains why Norwood isn’t a member of Eastern Randolph’s…
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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, Randleman, Providence Grove win league openers

Prep football: Eastern Randolph, Randleman, Providence Grove win league openers

Providence Grove’s Logan Fox runs the ball against Trinity’s Jason Brown on Friday night. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) RAMSEUR – Nicah Taylor returned two interceptions for touchdowns and two-time defending Piedmont Athletic Conference champion Eastern Randolph flexed in its league opener by shredding visiting Southwestern Randolph 41-0 on Friday night. The Wildcats (5-1) also returned a blocked punt for a touchdown. Quarterback Carter Revelle ran for a touchdown from 16 yards out to begin the scoring. Lucas Smith had a 5-yard touchdown run to complete a short drive after a special teams miscue by Southwestern Randolph late in the first quarter.…
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Prep football: Cougars’ Ellis runs past Asheboro; Eastern Randolph adds to streak

Prep football: Cougars’ Ellis runs past Asheboro; Eastern Randolph adds to streak

Southwestern Randolph’s Nathan Ellis runs away from Asheboro’s Luke Hughes, left, and Lance Everhart for a touchdown Friday night. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – Southwestern Randolph got back in the groove in a hurry a week after its first slip-up of the season. The Cougars benefitted from five touchdown runs from Nathan Ellis in Friday night’s 32-13 football victory at Asheboro. Three Southwestern Randolph players rushed for 80 or more yards and that type of ball control kept Asheboro (1-4) off balance in the final non-conference game for both teams. Until the Cougars won at Lee J. Stone Stadium in…
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Eastern Randolph’s Norwood selected for Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas

Eastern Randolph’s Norwood selected for Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas

Eastern Randolph lineman Jani Norwood was selected for the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas. The game pitting top football seniors from North Carolina against top seniors from South Carolina will be held Dec. 16 in Spartanburg, S.C. Norwood has committed to play for the University of North Carolina. He’s considered one of the state’s top offensive linemen. The head coach for the North Carolina team is Johnny Sowell of Monroe. Here’s the full list of North Carolina player selections, which were unveiled Sunday: Offense ▪ Quarterbacks: Tyler Budge (Weddington), Evan Medders (Marvin Ridge) ▪ Running Backs: Tyler Mason (Mount Airy), Corbin Kerr (Wallace-Rose Hill),…
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Prep football: Randleman, Eastern Randolph cruise; Trinity pulls out victory

Prep football: Randleman, Eastern Randolph cruise; Trinity pulls out victory

RANDLEMAN – John Kirkpatrick threw two touchdown passes and ran for another touchdown in undefeated Randleman’s 53-14 trouncing of visiting Asheboro in Friday night’s non-conference football game. Edison Hernandez scored on two touchdown runs and Randleman (5-0) never trailed. Kirkpatrick completed 19 of 28 throws for 310 yards. Tyshaun Goldston made a touchdown catch and racked up 174 receiving yards on eight receptions. Asheboro (1-3) scored on Quincy Lee’s 2-run and Hamza Khan’s 68-yard pass connection to Ben Luck. Former Randleman player Logan Laughlin was 9-for-17 for 115 passing yards with an interception for Asheboro. Hernandez’s 29-yard touchdown run and…
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