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Troutman returns to UCA, passes 1,000 points

Troutman returns to UCA, passes 1,000 points

Ashton Troutman of Uwharrie Charter Academy goes up for a shot against Trinity last season. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record). ASHEBORO – Ashton Troutman returned to the Uwharrie Charter Academy boys’ basketball team and pretty much picked up where he left off. After spending a few months as a transfer at The Burlington School, Troutman decided to finish his high school career where it began. “It was just a lot (of reasons), nothing basketball related,” Troutman said of coming back to UCA. “I just had a good three years at Uwharrie and I missed what was going on. I was missing my…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: DJ Thomas

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: DJ Thomas

Eastern Randolph, football Thomas, a senior, had a solid final football season for the Wildcats, who had the longest postseason run among teams from Randolph County. Eastern Randolph finished with an 11-2 record. For the second year in a row, the team was undefeated in the Piedmont Athletic Conference. Thomas was a receiver for the Wildcats, who averaged 36 points per game. He also has been a member of the school’s boys’ basketball program.
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Prep Football: Patriots win for first time in state playoffs; Randleman falls in OT

Prep Football: Patriots win for first time in state playoffs; Randleman falls in OT

Randleman’s Chase Farlow chases Lincolnton's Andre Bost during Friday night’s game. (Scott Pelkey/Randolph Record) MAYODAN – Providence Grove won a football game in the state playoffs for the first time in school history Friday night. The visiting Patriots topped McMichael 48-14 in the Class 2-A first round. Next, Providence Grove (8-3) aims for an even more monumental task by going to state power Reidsville, which is the No. 1 seed in the West Region, for a second-round game. Zander Cheek and Zane Cheek both scored three touchdowns. Zane Cheek ran for three touchdowns and Zander Cheek had two rushing touchdowns…
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Prep Roundup: Lee, Wright place in states; Soccer playoffs to start

Prep Roundup: Lee, Wright place in states; Soccer playoffs to start

Salem Lee of Asheboro placed again in the state tournament for girls' golf. (Randolph Record file photo) Salem Lee placed fifth for the second year in a row in the Class 3-A state tournament for girls’ golf. Lee shot rounds of 75 and 78 for a 9-over-par 153 in last week’s tournament at Longleaf Golf and Family Club in Southern Pines. Asheboro’s Morgan Coward (123-99—222) and Addison Allen (116-113—229) were 74th and 75th, respectively. Eastern Alamnance’s Emily Mathews won her third consecutive Class 3-A state title. In Class 1-A/2-A, Providence Grove’s Caroline Wright was fourth at Foxfire Resort and Golf’s…
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Three area teams land in state playoffs for football

Three area teams land in state playoffs for football

Andrew Canter throws a pass for Providence Grove, which is in the state playoffs again. Eastern Randolph’s football team is the top seed in Class 1-A’s West Region for the second year in a row. Randleman and Providence Grove are in the states in Class 2-A West Region. Eastern Randolph (9-1), the Piedmont Athletic Conference champion, receives a first-round bye and will play Nov. 11 at home against the winner of this Friday night’s game between South Stokes (4-6) and Mountain Heritage (4-6). In Class 2-A, Randleman (7-3) is the No. 10 seed with a home date Friday night against…
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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: Providence Grove teams win league cross country titles, girls’ golf regional

Prep Roundup: Providence Grove teams win league cross country titles, girls’ golf regional

TRINITY – Providence Grove won the girls’ and boys’ team championships for cross country in vastly different manners in the Piedmont Athletic Conference on Wheatmore’s 3.1-mile course last week. The girls’ competition marked a tie between Providence Grove and Uwharrie Charter Academy with 34 points apiece using the five scoring runners from each team. The Patriots prevailed because their sixth runner came in 18th compared to UCA’s 30th place for its sixth runner. The girls’ individual winner was Eastern Randolph’s Brecken Snotherly in 21 minutes, 38 seconds. Providence Grove had the next two finishers with Jensen Auman (23:33) and Mia…
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Prep volleyball: Defending champ SWR starts strong in states; Randleman, UCA also roll

Prep volleyball: Defending champ SWR starts strong in states; Randleman, UCA also roll

Randleman’s Gabi Carter, left, and Mollie Hall defend at the net in the Class 2-A first-round matchup against visiting Bandys on Saturday. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Southwestern Randolph had a strong showing to begin defense of its Class 2-A state championship in volleyball. The Cougars, who are the No. 2 seed in the West Region, opened the playoffs by defeating visiting Surry Central 25-9, 25-13, 25-11 on Saturday. Madelyn Smith provided 13 kills and nine digs, Riley Key had 10 kills, Raegan LeRoy provided 30 assists and Carleigh Whitston made 10 digs to go with four aces for Southwestern Randolph (24-3).…
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Prep football: Wildcats, Tigers win routs to set up title clash

Prep football: Wildcats, Tigers win routs to set up title clash

Randleman’s Amarion Moton leaps Trinity’s Jacob Hodges on the way to a touchdown. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record). The showdown for the Piedmont Athletic Conference football championship is set for Friday night. That comes after more blowouts across the league, including romps for co-leaders Eastern Randolph and Randleman last Friday night. Those teams meet for the title in Ramseur. Here’s a look at games from the second-to-last week of the regular season: Eastern Randolph 62, Wheatmore 0: At Trinity, the visiting Wildcats posted their highest point total of the season in their last road game as Stratton Barwick threw for four touchdowns.…
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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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