high school athletics

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Maggie Lowe

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Maggie Lowe

Southwestern Randolph  |  girls’ soccer Lowe scored 27 goals across 22 games to pace the Cougars in that category. Lowe also finished her senior season with seven assists for the third-most total on the team. The Cougars posted a 14-7-1 record. That was the team’s most victories since 2017. Lowe landed a spot on the All-Piedmont Conference team following the previous season’s selection for the 2021 All-Mid-Piedmont Conference team when Southwestern Randolph competed in a Class 3-A league. Lowe had a team-best six goals in the shortened 2021 season, with the Cougars playing ten games. 
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History runs deep for Class 2-A title contenders Randleman, Whiteville

History runs deep for Class 2-A title contenders Randleman, Whiteville

Powerhouse teams Randleman and Whiteville will meet in the best-of-3 state finals for Class 2-A at Burlington Athletic Stadium. (Bob Sutton/Randolph Record) This Randleman-Whiteville championship matchup, beginning at 8 p.m. Friday at Burlington Athletic Stadium, is ripe with historical overtones. Randleman is in the finals for the sixth time in a 11-season span in which the postseason was conducted. The COVID-19 pandemic wiped out most of the 2020 season, including the playoffs. The Tigers won the 2011 title and then lost in the 2012 finals to Whiteville, were beaten by South Granville in 2015 and fell to North Lincoln in…
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With lofty standard, Tigers just roll with it into state finals

With lofty standard, Tigers just roll with it into state finals

Coach Jake Smith has directed Randleman back to another spot in the state finals. A familiar foe awaits. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) RANDLEMAN — All those lopsided results for Randleman’s baseball team on the way to the Class 2-A state finals don’t mean it has been easy this year for the Tigers. “We can’t take any team lightly,” first baseman Gus Shelton said. “We are expected to win and that is pressure on us, if you want to call it pressure. I don’t think anybody has changed anything. We’re just taking it game-by-game.” It will take two more victories to repeat…
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Wheatmore girls hold state record, will play for state title

Wheatmore girls hold state record, will play for state title

Wheatmore’s Kara Comer, right, heads the ball over East Davidson’s Carson Suggs during a game in the Class 2-A state playoffs earlier this spring in Trinity. Wheatmore won the second-round game 5-1. (PJ Ward-Brown/North State Journal) TRINITY – Wheatmore owns a state record in girls’ soccer. Now it’s a matter of seeing if the Warriors can add a state championship to that. It took overtime in Tuesday night’s regional final, with a 4-3 victory at Wilkes Central to keep the season alive. In the fourth round of the Class 2-A state playoffs, Wheatmore scored three goals to set the record…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Ryan White

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Ryan White

Randleman | baseball The senior pitcher was stellar in the Class 2-A regional finals, setting the tone by going into the fifth inning of the team’s shutout victory in Game 1 of the series against Community School of Davidson. White struck out six while allowing one hit before he was taken out to preserve his pitch count. White, a left-hander who’s signed to play collegiately for Western Carolina, has had an increased role for the Tigers’ offense as well. He holds the No. 8 spot in the batting order, serving as the designated hitter for games when he’s not pitching.
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Jazmin Palma

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Jazmin Palma

Uwharrie Charter Academy  |  Wrestling  Palma secured first place in the girls’ division of the Holy Angels Invitational last week in Charlotte. It was a rare event set up with several brackets for girls. Palma captured first place at 113 pounds. In the title match, she defeated Martha Dominguez of Purnell Swett with a 50-second pin.
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Top 2021 county sports stories

Top 2021 county sports stories

Here are 10 notable Randolph County-related sports stories for 2021: • Randleman’s baseball team wins the Class 2-A state championship behind a no-hitter from Ryan White in the decisive game in the best-of-3 finals against R-S Central. Randleman has a big fan turnout for the championship series at Burlington Athletic Stadium. • Southwestern Randolph’s volleyball team claims the Class 2-A state title, knocking off previously unbeaten Camden County in the championship match at Reynolds Coliseum on the North Carolina State campus in Raleigh. • Eastern Randolph’s football team holds the No. 1 ranking in the state in Class 1-A, going…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Sean Adkins

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Sean Adkins

Southwestern Randolph  |  Boys’ Basketball  |  Junior Adkins poured in 20 points as the Cougars secured a 61-48 non-conference victory last week at Chatham Central. It’s a huge point total for the junior considering Southwestern Randolph has struggled at times on the offensive end. Coupled with the previous Friday’s road victory at Randleman (when Adkins had 12 points), that’s back-to-back wins for the Cougars, who improved to 5-4 overall. The result against Chatham Central marked only the third time this season that the Cougars reached the 60-point mark.
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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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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Dominic Payne

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Dominic Payne

Trinity | Boys Basketball | Sophomore  Payne produced a couple of strong outings as the Bulldogs split two Piedmont Athletic Conference games. It began with the sophomore guard’s 20-point effort in a 53-46 decision against rival Wheatmore. That pushed the Bulldogs’ record to 8-0. Later in the week, Payne racked up 18 points in a 61-54 loss to Uwharrie Charter Academy. Ashton Troutman, a previous winner of the honor this season, had 27 points in that game for UCA.    
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