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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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Soccer playoffs start with mixed results for area teams

Soccer playoffs start with mixed results for area teams

Uwharrie Charter Academy’s Max DeNamur scores a goal against Avery County during the first round of the Class 1-A state playoffs at Asheboro. PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL ASHEBORO — For all the good that Asheboro and Eastern Randolph did during the regular season in boys’ soccer, it was gone in a flash. Both teams were upset in the first round of the state playoffs Monday night. There was better news for Trinity and Uwharrie Charter Academy as both teams moved to the second round. In Class 3-A, Asheboro fell 2-1 in double-overtime to visiting No. 29 North Lincoln in the…
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Uwharrie Charter heads to the second round in volleyball

Uwharrie Charter heads to the second round in volleyball

Uwharrie Charter Academy’s Carter Duggins spikes the ball against Andrews' Rylie McDonald in the first set in the Class 1-A West state playoffs in Asheboro on October 23, 2021. PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL ASHEBORO -- Coming off of a conference tournament championship, Uwharrie Charter Academy volleyball coach Lee Kennell hoped his team would maintain its momentum in the the first round of the Class 1-A state playoffs. The Eagles did just that with a three-set victory against Andrews on Saturday, winning 25-8, 25-9, 25-14. The third-seed Eagles were tied at 12-12 in the third set before turning up the tempo…
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