high school sports

Area athletes lock in next destinations

Area athletes lock in next destinations

Wheatmore swimmer Spencer Hall   Several athletes from around Randolph County signed letters of intent or made college commitments when the early signing period began last week. Some of these had been previously announced intentions. Baseball players were among those most active. From Randleman’s 2021 state-championship team, five players confirmed their intentions. They were Brooks Brannon to North Carolina, Kaden Ethier to Montreat, Braylen Hayes to UNC Greensboro, Trey Way to Virginia Tech and Ryan White to Western Carolina. Randleman volleyball player Kylie Vaughan, an outside hitter, has committed to Guilford College. Wheatmore’s Spencer Hall is heading to Milligan, where…
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Faith Christian girls run to state title

Faith Christian girls run to state title

PLEASANT GARDEN – Faith Christian School twins Karrie Gaines and Kylie Gaines were the top two runners in the North Carolina Christian School Association’s state cross country meet Thursday at Hagan-Stone Park. The duo led a wave of strong finishes for Faith Christian, which secured the team championship for the second season in a row. Karrie Gaines posted a time of 20 minutes, 27.81 seconds on the 5-kilometer course to repeat as individual champion. Kylie Gaines was next in 21:42.18. Faith Christian’s Ruth McLanahan, the 2020 state champion for middle school, was fourth in 23:15.93, Madison Avelino was sixth in…
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Eastern Randolph primed to begin playoffs

Eastern Randolph primed to begin playoffs

RAMSEUR — A week off prior to opening the state playoffs might be a good omen for Eastern Randolph’s football team. When that happened during the past spring for the state playoffs, it worked out. “We really played our best game against Clinton,” coach Burton Cates said. “You’ve got to look at the positives.” The situation is different, though, this season. That was an upset victory for the Wildcats several months ago. Now, Eastern Randolph (9-0) opens the postseason as the top-seeded Class 1-A team in the West Region. The Wildcats are set for Friday night’s game against No. 16…
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