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Randleman girls set high bar in PAC

Randleman girls set high bar in PAC

Randleman’s Elizabeth York looks to go up for a shot against Eastern Randolph’s Logan Beaver. (Scott Pelkey/Randolph Record) RANDLEMAN – Staying atop the Piedmont Athletic Conference has been a challenge for the Randleman girls’ basketball team. The Tigers have passed the test and that’s one of the rewarding aspects of another stellar season. “Right now, everybody is bringing their ‘A’ game against us, but that’s OK,” coach Brandon Varner said. Randleman withstood threats from Eastern Randolph and Southwestern Randolph during the past week. But it has turned out to be another title season for the Tigers, who are 9-0 in…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Tyshaun Goldson, Randleman, boys’ basketball

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Tyshaun Goldson, Randleman, boys’ basketball

Randleman’s Tyshaun Goldston puts up a shot against South Davidson in last month’s holiday tournament. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Goldston, a sophomore, had quite a week in a pair of victories for the Tigers. He rolled up 19 points and six rebounds when Randleman defeated visiting Uwharrie Charter Academy 68-42.  Then came Goldston’s 15 points, six rebounds, and three blocked shots in a 49-43 victory at Providence Grove. Goldston holds team-leading marks of 16.1 points, 7.7 rebounds per game, and 2.1 blocked shots per game. With an 11-5 record entering this week, the Tigers already eclipsed last season’s eight-win mark.
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Championships help define 2022 for Randolph County sports

Championships help define 2022 for Randolph County sports

Summer Bowman of Wheatmore reacts after scoring a goal against Clinton in the Class 2-A state championship game. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Here’s a recap of notable Randolph County-related sports stories for 2022: ** Asheboro’s summer collegiate baseball team undergoes a rebranding that includes a name change. The new name is the Asheboro ZooKeepers in a switch from Asheboro Copperheads. ** Randleman’s girls’ basketball team goes through an undefeated regular season and completes a 25-1 season. The lone loss came in the Class 2-A West Region semifinals to Shelby. ** David Makupson of Trinity captures a state championship in Class 2-A…
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Prep Notes: Girls’ players Gentry, York hit special marks

Prep Notes: Girls’ players Gentry, York hit special marks

Trinity’s Autumn Gentry takes a shot against East Davidson last week. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) TRINITY – There were special occasions last week for a couple of area girls’ basketball players. Senior Autumn Gentry became Trinity’s all-time leading scorer. She scored 14 points against visiting East Davidson to reach the record. The previous record of 1,252 was held by Jordan Parker. Randleman’s Elizabeth York, a senior guard, eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for her career. York had 24 points in a 57-41 victory against visiting Central Davidson in the game when she reached the milestone. Teammate Gracyn Hall, who passed the 1,000-point…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Christian Long

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Christian Long

Randleman, football/boys’ basketball The seasons changed for Randleman, but Christian Long keeps on producing. After helping guide the Tigers to a second-place finish in the Piedmont Athletic Conference football standings as the starting quarterback, Long turned his attention to basketball. In last week’s season-opening 71-54 victory at Lexington, Long racked up 17 points. He made three of four 3-point shots and went 4-for-4 on free throws. He also was charted with a team-high five steals. Sophomore Tyshaun Goldston, who was on the receiving end of some of Long’s passes during football season, paced the Tigers with 19 points in the…
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Prep Notes: Coaches have various results in debuts

Prep Notes: Coaches have various results in debuts

Maddie Small of Southwestern Randolph goes up for a shot against Asheboro during last week’s season opener. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Southwestern Randolph ruined the coaching debut for Asheboro’s Mike Headen in girls’ basketball last week. The host Cougars defeated Asheboro 52-49 in Friday night’s non-conference game. Headen was promoted from assistant coach to head coach during the summer upon the retirement of Don Corry. Also in girls’ basketball, a couple of area players who’ve already eclipsed 1,000 career points got off to good starts. They are seniors Gracyn Hall and Autumn Gentry. Hall of Randleman racked up 16 points in…
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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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Prep Notes: Randleman pulls volleyball surprise; Asheboro starts strong in soccer league play

Prep Notes: Randleman pulls volleyball surprise; Asheboro starts strong in soccer league play

RANDLEMAN – Randleman served up a three-set sweep of Southwestern Randolph last week to hand the Cougars their first loss in Piedmont Athletic Conference volleyball. The Tigers used 17 digs and six kills from Haley Hinshaw, 23 assists and 14 digs from Kenzie Roach and 13 digs and 11 kills from Chloe Dixon. Karli Kennington supplied 29 digs. It was the first PAC loss of the season for the Cougars. That result came as part of a challenging week for Southwestern Randolph, which is the reigning Class 2-A state champion. It began with a non-league loss at McMichael in a…
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Randleman must start season minus standout Dobias

Randleman must start season minus standout Dobias

Randleman’s Thomas Dobias won’t be on the field at the start of the season after knee surgery. (Bob Sutton/Randolph Record) Surgery means Tigers linebacker / running back will miss at least a month RANDLEMAN – Randleman junior Thomas Dobias, considered one of the top football players in Randolph County, underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus Thursday. He’s expected to play this season for the Tigers after missing four to six weeks. “I should be back for the start of conference play,” said Dobias, who plays linebacker and running back. Randleman, which opens the season Friday night at Asheboro,…
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