Eastern Randolph

Randleman girls, SWR’s Cole lead qualifiers for state track meet

Randleman girls, SWR’s Cole lead qualifiers for state track meet

Eastern Randolph’s Brecken Snotherly has qualified for the Class 1-A state meet in two events. (PJ Ward-Brown / Randolph Record) HIGH POINT – Randleman’s girls excelled in several field events and a Southwestern Randolph sprinter highlighted the boys’ results from Randolph County in Friday’s Class 2-A Midwest Regional track and field meet at High Point Athletic Complex. Randleman junior Iniyah Mitchell and senior Kyle Vaughn held the top two spots in the shot put at 36 feet, 5 inches and 35-8, respectively. Mitchell was fourth in the discus at 94-5. Randleman freshman Gracie Beane was the runner-up in two events…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Connor Carter

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Connor Carter

Eastern Randolph  |   boys’ golf   Carter has turned in a strong postseason. First, he won the Piedmont Athletic Conference individual championship in the league tournament. Then he placed second in last week’s Class 1-A Midwest Regional. Carter, a junior, posted 4-over-par 78 on Monday in the first round of the Class 1-A state tournament at Longleaf Golf & Family Club in Southern Pines. That put him in a three-way tie for second place one shot off the lead going into Tuesday’s final round. Also in the state tournament, Wheatmore’s Ryan Baynard was in the Class 2-A, with competition at…
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SWR pulls upset; UCA, Trinity also advance in boys’ basketball state playoffs

SWR pulls upset; UCA, Trinity also advance in boys’ basketball state playoffs

ASHEBORO — Southwestern Randolph knocked off Piedmont Athletic Conference regular-season champion Providence Grove on the opening night of the state playoffs in boys' basketball Tuesday night. Uwharrie Charter Academy and Trinity will continue their boys' seasons. Asheboro, Randleman and Eastern Randolph bowed out along with Providence Grove. In Class 2-A, Southwestern Randolph, which holds the No. 25 seed in the West Region, won 61-58 a rare in-county road playoff game against No. 8 seed Providence Grove. No. 12 seed Trinity beat the No. 21 seed Lexington 55-46. No. 30 seed Randleman traveled to Shelby, losing 52-47. In Class 3-A, No.…
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UCA, Randleman, SWR, Wheatmore advance in girls’ basketball playoffs

UCA, Randleman, SWR, Wheatmore advance in girls’ basketball playoffs

ASHEBORO — Four Randolph County girls' basketball teams advanced to the second round of the state playoffs with wins Tuesday night, while two others saw their seasons end. Uwharrie Charter Academy, Randleman, Southwestern Randolph and Wheatmore cruised in their first-round playoff games. UCA, a No. 3 seed in Class 1-A in the West Region, topped No. 30 seed Bradford Prep 54-38. Also in Class 1-A, Eastern Randolph fell short in a 65-62 loss to Cherokee. Randleman, the top seed in the Class 2-A, dominated No. 32 seed Shelby Burns with a 64-17 victory. No. 11 seed Southwestern Randolph was a…
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Tears flow at Senior Night ceremony

Tears flow at Senior Night ceremony

Emotions flowed in a special manner on Senior Night at Providence Grove. Thursday night’s ceremony between the girls’ and boys’ basketball games against Wheatmore included recognition of senior basketball players and cheerleaders. Cheerleading and boys’ basketball seniors were honored before the girls’ basketball seniors. The final of those recognitions drew a tearful standing ovation. That’s when the parents of the late Lily Butler came onto the court. Butler, who had been a member of the girls’ program, died in July at age 17. She also had been on the cross country team. Her parents, Chip and Carol Butler, received numerous…
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Patriots try to keep hold of PAC’s top spot

Patriots try to keep hold of PAC’s top spot

It safe to say that it’s heating up in Piedmont Athletic Conference boys’ basketball. Teams are chasing Providence Grove with a couple of weeks to play, but it’s clear the Patriots might not be in cruise control. “We’re banged up,” Providence Grove coach Wes Luther said. “Who can survive the longest? Hopefully, we’re going to keep grinding it out.” An example of the challenges that exist came with last week’s 55-52 escape at Southwestern Randolph. The Cougars made it difficult for much of the night on the first-place Patriots, who cranked up their defense at opportune times. “They turned up…
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UCA, Trinity open strong in state duals

UCA, Trinity open strong in state duals

Trinity’s Casey Hohn, top, works against West Wilkes’ Holt Hanchey during the first round of the Class 2-A dual team state tournament Monday at Trinity. Wrestling teams from Uwharrie Charter Academy in Class 1-A and Trinity in Class 2-A advanced through the first two rounds of the dual team state tournament. UCA and Trinity were both home teams for the first and second rounds Monday. These teams moved on to third- and potentially fourth-round meets Wednesday. The winning teams from that advance to the state finals. The goal is to make it to Saturday’s championship meets at the Fieldhouse at…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Davonte Brooks

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Davonte Brooks

Davonte Brooks  |  Eastern Randolph, boys’ basketball Brooks racked up 25 points as the Wildcats ended a four-game losing streak with Friday’s 68-64 victory at Wheatmore. Brooks, a junior who was coming off a strong football season, has boosted the Wildcats on the basketball court. Eastern Randolph nearly ended its skid earlier last week, but it dropped a 50-46 overtime decision at home to Randleman. Eastern Randolph began the season with five straight wins before some rough patches. The Wildcats entered this week with an 8-9 overall record and 2-6 mark in the Piedmont Athletic Conference.
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Holiday tourneys take new twists for area teams

Holiday tourneys take new twists for area teams

Area basketball teams will be in holiday tournament action next week, but the format will look different from past years. Teams will be headed to two sites, with a Davidson County vs. Randolph County flavor. “They agreed to do that this year,” Asheboro athletics director Steve Luck said. “It kind of worked out. We thought this would be neat.” The changes stem from sponsorship changes and the renovations at Asheboro’s gym, which had been used for what were basically Randolph County tournaments on back-to-back weeks. That venue is unavailable this year. This is called the Davidson-Randolph Christmas Classic. Now, the…
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Eastern Randolph’s Lilly wants to make most of showcase game

Eastern Randolph’s Lilly wants to make most of showcase game

RAMSEUR — Na’heim Lilly is glad to be playing in a football game this weekend. He just wishes it was a different game. But the Eastern Randolph standout said he’ll aim to make the most of his opportunity in the Carolina Bowl Senior Showcase on Sunday in Gaffney, S.C. “I had a good year,” Lilly said. “Didn’t get as far as I wanted. I didn’t get the job done.” Lilly is one of the running backs for the North Carolina team, which takes on a South Carolina team. For Lilly, who says he likely won’t sign with a college this…
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