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UCA wrestlers pin down state duals title

UCA wrestlers pin down state duals title

Here’s the Uwharrie Charter Academy wrestling team after winning the Class 1-A dual team state championship by defeating Avery County on Saturday in Greensboro. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) GREENSBORO – All the pieces came together for Uwharrie Charter Academy’s wrestling team in another tight battle with Avery County. So this time, the Eagles won the Class 1-A dual team state championship. “Anytime you do something like this, it’s pretty special,” UCA coach Chris Waddell said. “It takes plenty – so moving parts to make it happen. It takes a collective effort.” Both teams won seven matches, but UCA racked up crucial…
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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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Championships help define 2022 for Randolph County sports

Championships help define 2022 for Randolph County sports

Summer Bowman of Wheatmore reacts after scoring a goal against Clinton in the Class 2-A state championship game. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Here’s a recap of notable Randolph County-related sports stories for 2022: ** Asheboro’s summer collegiate baseball team undergoes a rebranding that includes a name change. The new name is the Asheboro ZooKeepers in a switch from Asheboro Copperheads. ** Randleman’s girls’ basketball team goes through an undefeated regular season and completes a 25-1 season. The lone loss came in the Class 2-A West Region semifinals to Shelby. ** David Makupson of Trinity captures a state championship in Class 2-A…
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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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