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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Jayten Beasley

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Jayten Beasley

Providence Grove, baseball Beasley made an impact in multiple sports at Providence Grove. As a senior for the Patriots during the baseball season, he landed a spot on the All-Piedmont Athletic Conference team. The captain was a pitcher and infielder for the Patriots. He led the team with a .365 batting average and he racked up a team-high five pitching victories during Providence Grove’s 10-14 season. Beasley also played basketball and football for the Patriots. He was the football team’s second-leading receiver during his senior season, while also playing on defense. ** During the summer, we recognize seniors from the…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Noelle Swaim

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Noelle Swaim

Providence Grove, girls’ soccer, tennis Swaim participated in three sports for the Patriots and made big impacts. Last fall, she was a member of the Piedmont Athletic Conference champion girls’ tennis team. That included a spot on the All-PAC team. As a senior, she was part of the conference’s third-place doubles tandem. Swaim played key roles for Providence Grove’s girls’ soccer team during the spring. The Patriots made a big jump, finishing second in the PAC and posting an overall 14-5-2 record. She filled a variety of roles on the soccer field. She was credited with eight goals and two…
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Check on the PAC spring all-conference selections

Check on the PAC spring all-conference selections

Addie Flinchum of Eastern Randolph produced a special softball season. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)   Piedmont Athletic Conference all-conference Randolph Record Here’s a list of the Piedmont Athletic Conference’s major award winners and all-conference selections for spring sports:   Baseball Player of the Year: Seth Way (Randleman) Pitcher of the Year: Jake Riddle (Randleman) Coach of the Year: Jake Smith (Randleman) All-conference Randleman: Tate Andrews, Caden Lasley, Jake Riddle, Braxton Walker, Seth Way. Uwharrie Charter Academy: Tory Carver, Trey Kennedy, Brett Smith, Caleb Stickle. Wheatmore: Caleb Coggins, Clay Hill, Parker Kines. Trinity: Gage Griffiths, Brody Little, Andon Simmons, Ethan Willard Southwestern Randolph: Brady Armfield, Jonah Campbell, Lake Lunsford Providence Grove: Jayten Beasley,…
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Wheatmore girls add to success in soccer with another outright PAC crown

Wheatmore girls add to success in soccer with another outright PAC crown

ASHEBORO – Wheatmore’s Ellie Garrison scored three goals and Bri Hill posted two goals as the Warriors clinched another outright Piedmont Athletic Conference championship in girls’ soccer, defeating visiting Uwharrie Charter Academy 5-4 on Monday night. UCA, which dropped out of a second-place tie, received two goals from Kendal Jarrell and another from Jazmin Palma. Also Monday, second-place Providence Grove zipped past host Eastern Randolph 9-0 with three goals apiece from Rylee Stover and Taryn Waugh. Garrison scored seven goals in Wheatmore’s 9-0 victory against host Southwestern Randolph last week. Natalie Bowman had one goal and three assists. Also last…
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Asheboro, Providence Grove girls, Randleman boys claim league track titles

Asheboro, Providence Grove girls, Randleman boys claim league track titles

Asheboro boys’ track and field coach DeNeal McNair’s team had a strong showing in the Mid-Piedmont Conference championships. (Bob Sutton/Randolph Record) TROY – Asheboro’s girls’ track and field team won the Mid-Piedmont Conference championship in a tight competition with Oak Grove last week. The Blue Comets racked up 133 points to Oak Grove’s 129, followed by host Montgomery Central (105), North Davidson (82), Central Davidson (63) and Ledford (42). Jalaya Showers led Asheboro by winning the 100 (12.43 seconds), 200 (25.28) and long jump (15 feet, 9½ inches). Asheboro’s Lia George and Rebecca Wilson placed first and second, respectively in…
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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…
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Holiday hoops return to Asheboro after hiatus

Holiday hoops return to Asheboro after hiatus

Asheboro’s Malaika Khan takes a shot against Uwharrie Charter Academy earlier this season. This week, there will be holiday tournament play in Asheboro’s gym. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – Holiday high school basketball action returns to Asheboro after a three-year gap with this week’s 16-team event at Asheboro High School. The tournament includes a girls’ bracket and a boys’ bracket, with five schools from Randolph County in the field. It’s called the SportsTone.net Christmas Invitational. Games will be held Wednesday through Friday. Along with host Asheboro, the schools entered are Providence Grove, Randleman, Southwestern Randolph, Trinity, Eastern Guilford, North Carolina…
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Prep basketball: PAC play begins with tight girls’ games

Prep basketball: PAC play begins with tight girls’ games

Teams began play Friday night in the Piedmont Athletic Conference and there were a couple of close games in girls’ basketball. Defending champion Randleman received 21 points and 10 rebounds from Audra Petty in a 47-41 home victory against Wheatmore. Providence Grove edged visiting Uwharrie Charter Academy 59-53 with Brooke Ingram racking up 25 points. Southwestern Randolph had an easy time with visiting Trinity in a 55-4 result. Eastern Randolph is slated to begin PAC play this week. Earlier last week, Jordin George scored 21 points when Southwestern Randolph trounced visiting North Davidson 55-28 in non-conference action. Boys’ basketball Providence…
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College Notes: Ex-Wheatmore soccer players make marks as freshmen; Foust starts for Lynchburg; Oakley places in Las Vegas

College Notes: Ex-Wheatmore soccer players make marks as freshmen; Foust starts for Lynchburg; Oakley places in Las Vegas

Freshman Summer Bowman was part of one of the best seasons in Appalachian State women’s soccer history. Bowman, a former Wheatmore player, compiled four goals and three assists. She was second on the team in goals and her 11 points ranked third on the team. Bowman, a forward, appeared in 15 games, starting nine of those. The Mountaineers placed third in the Sun Belt regular season for its best winning percentage in conference play with a 6-2-2 mark. There was a program-record eight shutouts on the way to the team’s most victories since 2018. Appalachian State finished the season with…
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Prep Roundup: Asheboro, Trinity, Providence Grove boys win basketball openers

Prep Roundup: Asheboro, Trinity, Providence Grove boys win basketball openers

Asheboro’s Guillermo Santos, top, works the back of Providence Grove's Josh Fogleman during a heavyweight bout last week in Asheboro. Santos won the match. (Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – There was a sampling of season-opening basketball games for some Randolph County schools Friday night. That included Southwestern Randolph and Asheboro splitting a pair of meetings. In the girls’ game, Caressa King’s 20 points led host Southwestern Randolph to a 67-33 triumph against Asheboro. On the boys’ side, Asheboro won 70-43 behind Jerquarius Stanback’s 26 points and Camden Walker’s 22 points. ** Trinity opened the season with a 71-42 whipping of visiting…
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