Providence Grove athletics

Moran moves to AD role at Providence Grove

Moran moves to AD role at Providence Grove

Cody Moran has been on Providence Grove’s football staff. (Courtesy photo) CLIMAX – Cody Moran figured that staying at Providence Grove might fit him best. Moran is the new athletics director at the school. “This might be my opportunity to move up here,” he said. Moran replaces Calvin Brown, who was named the new football coach at Asheboro. At Providence Gove, Brown held the dual role as football coach and athletics director. Brown remained in the AD role at Providence Grove through last week. Moran was an assistant coach on Brown’s staff and also has been an assistant for two…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Colton Wood

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Colton Wood

Providence Grove, wrestling Wood has had a solid wrestling season, with the postseason approaching. The senior, who competes in the 285-pound weight class, placed second in the RJR Invitational late last month in Winston-Salem. Wood reached the championship bout of that tournament with three pins. Wood finished sixth in last season’s Class 2-A state tournament. He’s a multi-time all-conference selection in football as a lineman for the Patriots.
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Prep football: Brown works on compiling Asheboro staff while finishing duties at Providence Grove

Prep football: Brown works on compiling Asheboro staff while finishing duties at Providence Grove

CLIMAX – New Asheboro football coach Calvin Brown is still finishing his time at Providence Grove. While no longer the football coach of the Patriots, Brown is remaining at the school in other roles, including as athletics director, through Jan. 20. Then he makes the full transition to Asheboro. In more than a month’s time between his introduction as Asheboro’s coach and completely leaving Providence Grove, Brown said he hopes to have in place most of his new staff with the Blue Comets. “I’d like to have everything lined up,” he said. Brown, who spent seven seasons as Providence Grove’s…
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New Asheboro football coach: ‘A great opportunity’

New Asheboro football coach: ‘A great opportunity’

Calvin Brown was introduced Monday as Asheboro High School's new football coach. He spent the past seven seasons in that role at Providence Grove. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – Calvin Brown will try to get Asheboro’s football program back on a winning path. “We want to compete on Friday nights and I know that’s what Asheboro expects,” Brown said Monday. “We want to change the culture and bring back the winning atmosphere.” Brown is leaving Providence Grove, where he directed sustained success, to become coach of the Blue Comets. Among more than 40 applicants, Brown was a clear choice for the…
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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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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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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Liberty Beane

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Liberty Beane

Providence Grove |  volleyball Beane came through with a team-high 16 service points as the visiting Patriots defeated Trinity last week. That outcome helped Providence Grove to its second consecutive victory in the Piedmont Athletic Conference. The Patriots won two of their first three matches in league play after finishing last season with a sub-.500 conference record.  Combined with a four-set non-league loss at Southeast Guilford, the Patriots had other big contributors during the week. Riley Mazzarone had a total of 66 assists, and Emma Mazzarone compiled 32 kills in the two matches. Allie Frazier notched 15 digs in the…
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Experienced Providence Grove Patriots look primed for more on football field

Experienced Providence Grove Patriots look primed for more on football field

Chase Whitaker will remain a key part of Providence Grove’s defense, but his role might expand on offense. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Providence Grove’s large senior class could pay off CLIMAX – Two of the most productive players from Providence Grove’s special 2021 football team are gone. But don’t feel bad for the Patriots because they’re bustling with experience. “A lot of people assume that we’re going to be pretty good,” said coach Calvin Brown, whose roster has 22 seniors. “I think that experience and being a year older is going to make a difference. We’re not relying on a lot…
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Area grads head to various colleges for sports

Area grads head to various colleges for sports

Khyland Hadley-Lindsay of Asheboro intends to play basketball in college. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Here’s where some members of the Class of 2022 intend on playing on college: From Asheboro: Khyland Hadley-Lindsay and Tramir Martin are set to play basketball for Pfeiffer. Hadley-Lindsay was Asheboro’s starting quarterback for the football team. Charles Perry IV decided to play football for Averett. Alexander Spruill is heading to Methodist to play football. Boys’ soccer players Alex Cruz and Irving Velazquez-Luna will go to Carolina University in Winston-Salem. From Eastern Randolph: Softball player Charlise Phillips selected Guilford College. From Providence Grove: Edi Austin, a standout…
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Good hands man for all seasons: Providence Grove’s Thomas makes positive impact

Good hands man for all seasons: Providence Grove’s Thomas makes positive impact

Luke Thomas fires a pitch from the mound this spring. He's planning to play college baseball. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) CLIMAX – Whatever the sport at Providence Grove, Luke Thomas had the ball in his hands. Those were good hands for the Patriots. “I like being in control of the game. I don’t like leaning on other players,” Thomas said. “I like being the make-or-break type of guy.” Thomas helped make Providence Grove relevant on just about every level during a high school career that turned out unmatched. “A fixture not only in the football program but a fixture in the…
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