Mid-Piedmont Conference

Blue Comets blister foes in league tourney

Blue Comets blister foes in league tourney

Asheboro’s Jerquarius Stanback dunks against North Davidson in the Mid-Piedmont Conference Tournament semifinals. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – Asheboro pretty much knows the winning formula in boys’ basketball. It includes a heavy dose of offense from Jerquarius Stanback and Camden Walker. That’s what the Blue Comets used in the Mid-Piedmont Conference Tournament. In Friday night’s tournament final against top-seeded Central Davidson, Stanback posted 23 points and Walker had 16 points as the Blue Comets won 61-46 on their home court to avenge a pair of regular-season losses. Asheboro (22-3) was the designated home team for the semifinals and final. It…
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Prep boys: Blue Comets take momentum to league tourney

Prep boys: Blue Comets take momentum to league tourney

Asheboro’s Jerquarius Stanback had another big week on offense heading into the Mid-Piedmont Conference Tournament. (Randolph Record file photo) ASHEBORO – Asheboro’s boys’ basketball team carries a five-game winning streak into the Mid-Piedmont Conference Tournament. And the Blue Comets won’t have to leave home this week because the pre-determined site for semifinals and finals is Asheboro’s gym. Asheboro (20-3) had one of two byes to the semifinals. The Blue Comets play the winner between sixth-seeded Montgomery Central and third-seeded North Davidson at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The final is set for the same time Friday night. Central Davidson is the top…
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Prep boys: Randleman, Eastern Randolph, Asheboro look to build off big weeks

Prep boys: Randleman, Eastern Randolph, Asheboro look to build off big weeks

Eastern Randolph’s Julian Brooks goes up for a shot against Southwestern Randolph’s Nathan Ellis last week in Ramseur. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Randleman’s boys’ basketball team clinched the Piedmont Athletic Conference regular-season championship with a couple of convincing victories last week. Heading into this week with an 18-4 overall record and 11-0 mark in PAC play, the Tigers could sew up a perfect league mark by winning Tuesday night’s finale against visiting Trinity. Randleman’s 69-50 victory against host Uwharrie Charter Academy came with 18 points apiece from Tyshaun Goldston and Greg Price. The Tigers finished the week with an 84-58 romp…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Camden Walker

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Camden Walker

 Asheboro, boys’ basketball Walker has been one of the area’s best perimeter shooters and that’s a big plus for the Blue Comets. The senior guard has increased his production during his senior season. He has been an ideal threat to combine with the interior presence of teammate Jerquarius Stanback. Walker averages more than 15 points per game. He has been connecting on about three 3-point shots in each game. He’s shooting 83 percent on free throws. A season ago, he was a key contributor on Asheboro’s team that went undefeated in the Mid-Piedmont Conference regular season. The Blue Comets, who…
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Prep Boys: Randleman Tigers stay on right track

Prep Boys: Randleman Tigers stay on right track

RANDLEMAN – Randleman doesn’t have a game on this week’s boys’ basketball schedule. When the Tigers return to play, there’s a showdown looming. On Jan. 23, there’s a clash at Trinity that looms large on the Piedmont Athletic Conference landscape. Last week, Randleman toppled visiting Uwharrie Charter Academy 67-44 with Greg Price’s 22 points and Tyshaun Goldston’s 20 points leading the way. Two nights later, the Tigers won 59-48 at home with Goldston supplying 18 points and Price with 12 points. Those results pushed Randleman’s record to 12-5 overall, 5-0 in PAC play. The Tigers are one league victory away…
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Prep boys: Asheboro Blue Comets make more statements

Prep boys: Asheboro Blue Comets make more statements

ASHEBORO – It was quite a week for Asheboro’s boys’ basketball team. The Blue Comets topped a strong in-county team to wrap up non-conference play and then won its Mid-Piedmont Conference opener. It all added up to a 10-game winning streak entering this week. Asheboro defeated visiting Eastern Randolph 80-75 in a highly anticipated matchup behind Jerquarius Stanback’s 26 points and David Rodriguez’s 25 points. The game pitted last season’s regular-season champions from the Mid-Piedmont Conference and Piedmont Athletic Conference. It was the first time the Blue Comets and Wildcats met in four years. Eastern Randolph countered with 21 points…
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Check on Asheboro’s Mid-Piedmont Conference fall all-conference selections

Check on Asheboro’s Mid-Piedmont Conference fall all-conference selections

Carlos Gonzalez was one of the Asheboro players helping the Blue Comets to the Mid-Piedmont Conference title. (Randolph Record file photo) Here’s a list of the Mid-Piedmont Conference’s major award winners plus Asheboro’s all-conference selections for fall sports: Boys’ cross country Runner of the Year: Hunter Creech (Oak Grove) Coach of the Year: Trey Cook (Central Davidson)   Girls’ cross country Runner of the Year: Jillian Parks (Central Davidson) Coach of the Year: Daniel Parker (North Davidson)   Football Co-Offensive Players of the Year: Connor Creech (Oak Grove), Alex Sanford (Ledford) Defensive Player of the Year: Bradley Byrd (Oak Grove) Lineman of…
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Prep football: Eastern Randolph, Randleman, Providence Grove win league openers

Prep football: Eastern Randolph, Randleman, Providence Grove win league openers

Providence Grove’s Logan Fox runs the ball against Trinity’s Jason Brown on Friday night. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) RAMSEUR – Nicah Taylor returned two interceptions for touchdowns and two-time defending Piedmont Athletic Conference champion Eastern Randolph flexed in its league opener by shredding visiting Southwestern Randolph 41-0 on Friday night. The Wildcats (5-1) also returned a blocked punt for a touchdown. Quarterback Carter Revelle ran for a touchdown from 16 yards out to begin the scoring. Lucas Smith had a 5-yard touchdown run to complete a short drive after a special teams miscue by Southwestern Randolph late in the first quarter.…
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With league play starting, it’s time to sort through possibilities in Randolph County prep football

With league play starting, it’s time to sort through possibilities in Randolph County prep football

Randleman’s Micah Thurston, here carrying the ball against Union Pines, has scored three touchdowns this season. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) It’s conference time for football teams from Randolph County and there are numerous similarities to recent seasons. Eastern Randolph goes for its third consecutive PAC championship. The Wildcats’ biggest challenge might come from Randleman. Those teams conveniently meet in the regular-season finale Oct. 27 at Randleman. There’s plenty to sort through prior to that potential showdown. Just like last year, the Wildcats are riding a four-game winning streak with a 4-1 mark entering league play. Randleman was last year’s PAC runner-up,…
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Check on college-bound athletes from area schools

Check on college-bound athletes from area schools

Jake Little of Trinity made a big impact in baseball for the Bulldogs and he’ll continue playing in 2024. (File photo) Here’s a check on some of Randolph County’s top athletes from the Class of 2023 with their college intentions: ** Asheboro’s Nicolas Chavez signed to go to UNC Asheville for men’s track and field. He was a hurdler and pole vaulter for the Blue Comets. ** Katelyn Thomas of Asheboro is headed to Anderson (S.C.) University to play women’s tennis. She has been on the Mid-Piedmont Conference all-conference team the past two years. ** Diego Gutierrez of Asheboro is…
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