Mid-Piedmont Conference

Brewer out as Asheboro’s football coach

Brewer out as Asheboro’s football coach

Blake Brewer gives instructions from the sideline during a 2021 game. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – Blake Brewer, who as an Asheboro football player had considerable success, couldn’t turn around the Blue Comets’ sluggish program as a coach and is no longer in that position. Brewer is done as the coach after three seasons. “I had every intention of continuing and putting our best foot forward,” Brewer said Monday. “We’re just behind. We just were not successful enough on Friday nights. That’s what it came down to.” Brewer said during a postseason meeting with principal Ryan Moody and athletics director…
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Prep Football: Eastern Randolph takes PAC title by defeating Randleman

Prep Football: Eastern Randolph takes PAC title by defeating Randleman

RAMSEUR – Devonte Brooks scored two touchdowns and Eastern Randolph repeated as Piedmont Athletic Conference football champion with a 28-13 victory against visiting Randleman on Friday night. Ervodd Cassady returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown against his former team as part of Eastern Randolph’s scoring plays. The Wildcats (9-1 overall, 5-0 PAC) have won nine games in a row since a season-opening loss at Eastern Alamance. They benefited from three Randleman turnovers. Stratton Barwick threw for a on a 12-yard play with Adonye Herbert. Nicah Taylor had 83 receiving yards among Barwick’s 128 passing yards. Randleman (7-3, 4-1),…
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Prep Roundup: Asheboro’s Lee wins league golf crown

Prep Roundup: Asheboro’s Lee wins league golf crown

 Providence Grove’s Johnathon Ortega, left, and Uwharrie Charter Academy’s Carlos Parroquin battle for the ball during a boys’ soccer game last week. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) ARCHDALE -- Salem Lee of Asheboro won last week’s Mid-Piedmont Conference championship in girls’ golf. Lee shot 73 in the final conference competition at Holly Ridge Golf Links. Asheboro was the team runner-up. Golf regionals are set to be contested early this week. The state tournament is next week. Cross country At Trinity, Uwharrie Charter Academy won girls’ and boys’ meets in the Piedmont Athletic Conference last week on Wheatmore’s course among some top teams.…
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Prep Football: Wildcats fend off SWR; Providence Grove, Randleman cruise in PAC openers

Prep Football: Wildcats fend off SWR; Providence Grove, Randleman cruise in PAC openers

Davonte Brooks of Eastern Randolph heads for the end zone against Southwestern Randolph. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – Davonte Brooks scored three touchdowns and Eastern Randolph relied on its defense in a 20-12 road victory against Southwestern Randolph in a Piedmont Athletic Conference football opener Thursday night. “We just all came together and played as one and that’s how we got the job done,” Brooks said. Eastern Randolph (5-1), which is the reigning PAC champion, won despite its lowest point total of the season. “It was not our best game,” Eastern Randolph coach Burton Cates said. “Too many mistakes –…
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Former Asheboro AD takes conference role

Former Asheboro AD takes conference role

ASHEBORO – Steve Luck didn’t stay away from high school athletics for long. The former Asheboro High School athletics director is the new commissioner of the Mid-Piedmont Conference. “Those ADs in the Mid-Piedmont know me and I know them,” Luck said. “I’m working with six ADs and those guys are good at what they do.” Luck replaces long-time commissioner Charlie Chapman, who reduced his workload and yet remains commissioner of the Piedmont Athletic Conference. Luck retired from Asheboro in the spring. Yet he remained an interested observer of the Blue Comets as his son, sophomore Ben Luck, is a participant…
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Area Prep Notes: Asheboro hits pause in volleyball season; Blue Comets excel in soccer

Area Prep Notes: Asheboro hits pause in volleyball season; Blue Comets excel in soccer

Cristian Ortiz, right, of Asheboro makes a move on Southwestern Randolph’s Richard Dominguez during a boys’ soccer game earlier this season. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – The Asheboro volleyball team hoped to be back in action this week after a health-related pause. The Blue Comets called off two matches last week and another for Monday night. Athletics director Wes Berrier said five team members were hit by COVID-19, so team activities were shut down. A Mid-Piedmont Conference match with Oak Grove was reset for Thursday at South Asheboro Middle School, which is the team’s temporary home court. A non-conference match…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Cristian Cruz

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Cristian Cruz

Asheboro  |  boys’ soccer Asheboro began the season with going 3-0 during the first week, boosted by Cruz’s production. The senior striker and midfielder had a total of three goals and four assists in those games. It was a strong opening stretch for the Blue Comets, who outscored their first three opponents by a combined score of 16-2. Asheboro has a steady diet of non-conference games before beginning Mid-Piedmont Athletic Association play with a Sept. 26 home game against Oak Grove. This week began well for Asheboro. On Monday night at home, the Blue Comets blanked 2021 Class 3-A state…
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Asheboro Blue Comets intent on collecting confidence, winning in football

Asheboro Blue Comets intent on collecting confidence, winning in football

Asheboro coach Blake Brewer, here at practice earlier this month, will try to help the Blue Comets head in the right direction. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Asheboro seeks change from five-year stretch of doldrums ASHEBORO – There’s no reason for members of the Asheboro football team to dwell on the past. What’s ahead is the exciting part for the Blue Comets. “The expectations are higher,” senior safety DJ Headen. “Another year to prove ourselves.” Asheboro has dipped to the depths in recent seasons, but that hasn’t depleted optimism. Coming off a one-win season, the Blue Comets are anxious to change the…
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Asheboro represented on Mid-Piedmont Conference all-conference lists

Asheboro represented on Mid-Piedmont Conference all-conference lists

Asheboro’s Arianna Lovingood-Smith’s lands in the pit in the triple jump during the state championships last month at North Carolina A&T. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Here’s a list of the Mid-Piedmont Conference’s major award winners plus Asheboro’s all-conference selections for spring sports: Baseball Player of the Year: Bailey Smith (Ledford) Pitcher of the Year: Walker Bethune (Ledford) Coach of the Year: Kevin Goss (Ledford) Asheboro: Hunter Koontz, Davis Gore, Tanner Marsh, Alex Martinez.   Boys’ golf Player of the Year: Cayden Bryner (Oak Grove) Coach of the Year: Guhi Bowers (Central Davidson) Asheboro: David Elliott, Luke Payne   Girls’ soccer Offensive…
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Blue Comets capture boys’ league title

Blue Comets capture boys’ league title

Asheboro’s Hakeeme Butler goes up in the lane against Central Davidson during the semifinals of the Mid-Piedmont Tournament last week at Oak Grove. WINSTON-SALEM – Asheboro’s boys’ basketball team made it happen when it mattered most in the Mid-Piedmont Conference. The Blue Comets took down top-seeded Ledford 60-52 in Friday night’s final at Oak Grove. It was a balanced effort offensively for Asheboro, which received 14 points from Jerquarius Stanback, 13 points from Tramir Martin, 12 points from Hakeeme Butler and eight points from Tanner Marsh. It was the third meeting this month between Asheboro and Ledford, with the road…
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