prep soccer

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Caroline DuVall

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Caroline DuVall

Providence Grove, girls’ soccer DuVall had a strong week, notching a pair of goals for the Patriots. DuVall, a senior, generally excels on the defensive end for Providence Grove, which has registered four shutouts in its first 11 games. Providence Grove entered this week on a three-game winning streak with a 6-3-2 overall record. In those games, the Patriots outscored opponents by a combined 20-1 total. DuVall has had a busy school year. She was an All-Piedmont Athletic Conference selection in cross country and also competed for the Patriots’ girls swimming team. She qualified to compete in regionals in both…
Read More
Prep Roundup: Southwestern Randolph, UCA keep torrid softball paces; Wheatmore girls roll in soccer

Prep Roundup: Southwestern Randolph, UCA keep torrid softball paces; Wheatmore girls roll in soccer

Asheboro’s Chloe Chanmaly looks to make a move on Oak Grove’s Kyrstin Varmer during last week’s girls’ soccer game. Oak Grove claimed a 1-0 home victory. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Southwestern Randolph’s softball team remained unbeaten in the Piedmont Athletic Conference by winning two league games to go with a non-conference triumph last week. The Cougars completed the week with a 9-0 beating of host Randleman, highlighted by Alyssa Harris’ grand slam. Winning pitcher Macie Crutchfield struck out 11 batters and added to the offense with two runs batted in. Madelyn Smith scored three runs. Southwestern Randolph’s 7-3 triumph at Providence…
Read More
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Macy Allred

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Macy Allred

Southwestern Randolph, girls’ soccer ‌Allred is on pace to lead the Cougars in goals again as she has provided some strong outputs this season. She has been among the team’s top goal scorers since her freshman season. The Cougars racked up their second-highest goal total of the season in last week’s 7-5 victory against visiting Eastern Randolph. Allred had five goals and one assist in that game in what became Southwestern Randolph’s first victory against another Randolph County team in five tries this season. The Cougars are off this week because of spring break. They hold a 5-5-1 overall record…
Read More
Prep roundup: Randleman edges UCA in tight baseball tilts

Prep roundup: Randleman edges UCA in tight baseball tilts

Wheatmore’s Payton Mooney makes contact during the Warriors’ 4-3 baseball victory at West Davidson last week. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) There was a reduced number of competitions last week in high school sports around Randolph County, largely because of weather-related postponements or cancelations. This week, schedules are limited in many cases because of spring break at many schools. Here are some the highlights from last week’s events: Baseball Randleman swept a Piedmont Athletic Conference doubleheader from Uwharrie Charter Academy, winning 1-0 and then 3-1 in nine innings in a matchup of recent state champions. Jake Riddle pitched the first game for…
Read More
Wheatmore’s Garrison sets state record with special goal

Wheatmore’s Garrison sets state record with special goal

Wheatmore’s Ellie Garrison takes a shot between two Pine Lake Prep players during last year’s state playoffs. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) TRINITY – There are lots of ways to score a goal in soccer, and Ellie Garrison’s state-record tally ranked up there as quite unique. The Wheatmore senior became North Carolina’s girls’ record holder for goals by scoring against Bishop McGuinness last week. The record came shortly after the Warriors gave up a goal. Garrison wanted to receive the first pass when play resumed. “She noticed the goalie was way off the line,’ Wheatmore coach Rick Maness said. “She struck it,…
Read More
Prep Roundup: Randleman makes early PAC baseball push; Southwestern Randolph, UCA have strong softball stretches

Prep Roundup: Randleman makes early PAC baseball push; Southwestern Randolph, UCA have strong softball stretches

Asheboro’s Aiden Robinson reaches for the ball as Randleman’s Kai Strickland dives into third base during a non-conference baseball game earlier this season at McCrary Park in Asheboro. (Randolph Record) Randleman was the only baseball team in the Piedmont Athletic Conference without a league loss entering this week. Randleman whipped visiting Southwestern Randolph 13-3 with Seth Way striking out nine from the mound and hitting a home run. Braxton Walker added three hits, including a double. Earlier in the week, Randleman won 9-5 against the Cougars with Jake Riddle pitching and Tate Andres and Way leading the offense. Those outcomes…
Read More
Prep Roundup: Array of results for area teams in baseball, softball, girls’ soccer

Prep Roundup: Array of results for area teams in baseball, softball, girls’ soccer

There were an array of results in baseball, softball and girls’ soccer last week for Randolph County teams. Here’s an overview:   Baseball   Randleman blanked Wheatmore 10-0 at home behind Jake Riddle’s pitching in the Piedmont Athletic Conference. Two nights later, the Tigers won 12-5 at Wheatmore with Tate Andrews driving in five runs and collecting four hits and Braxton Walker posting three runs batted in and three hits. Seth Way struck out 10 batters in 5 2/3 innings. At Thomasville, Randleman dropped Saturday’s non-conference, neutral-site clash with West Davidson at Finch Field Also at that site, Southwest Guilford…
Read More
Prep roundup: Shutouts dot early softball results

Prep roundup: Shutouts dot early softball results

Randleman’s Addyson Dees celebrates the final out of last week’s PAC softball victory at Eastern Randolph. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)   Many area teams have completed two weeks of competition in spring sports. While a few days of scheduled competition were dashed because of inclement weather, here are some recent highlights: Softball Southwestern Randolph began its season with a pair of victories in Piedmont Athletic Conference play under new coach Toby Strider. The Cougars rolled 20-0 at Trinity, with Macie Crutchfield and Alyssa Harris combining on a perfect game, and then defeated visiting Providence Grove 11-1. Crutchfield struck out 10 Providence…
Read More
Here are Piedmont Athletic Conference all-conference  teams for fall sports

Here are Piedmont Athletic Conference all-conference teams for fall sports

Southwestern Randolph’s Fernando Hernandez, left, and Randleman’s Chris Ayala were two of the top boys’ soccer players in the PAC. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Here’s a list of the Piedmont Athletic Conference’s major award winners and all-conference selections for fall sports: Boys’ cross country Runner of the Year: Zach Hazelwood (Wheatmore) Coach of the Year: Dennis Lewis (Providence Grove) Team: Robbie Clark (Providence Grove), Colin Duvall (Providence Grove), Alden Shelton (Providence Grove), Kelton Shoptaw (Providence Grove), Caleb Ward (Providence Grove), Jedidah Dake (Randleman), Freddie Mercado (Randleman), Austin Luck (Uwharrie Charter Academy), Zeriah Thompson (Uwharrie Charter Academy), Chris White (Uwharrie Charter Academy),…
Read More
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…
Read More