Randleman athletics

New coach Scott Tyson sees Randleman girls’ basketball job as ideal

New coach Scott Tyson sees Randleman girls’ basketball job as ideal

Scott Tyson (Courtesy photo)  RANDLEMAN – When the Randleman girls’ basketball coaching position became open, Scott Tyson saw that as an ideal situation. So he’s back in a coaching capacity after he was hired as the third coach in three years for the Tigers. “It’s really the tradition that Coach (Brandon) Varner started and Coach (Steve) Rightmyer continued last year,” Tyson said. Tyson coached the girls’ team at Southern Guilford in 2022-23 before taking the past school year off from a coaching role. He said he’s happy to be back. While in high school, Tyson spent three years at Western…
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Randleman’s Farlow leaps to state title

Randleman’s Farlow leaps to state title

Randleman’s Chase Farlow became the Class 2-A state champion in the high jump. (Bob Sutton / Randolph Record) High jumper takes calm approach to victory GREENSBORO – Randleman’s Chase Farlow had a good feeling when he prepared to leave home Friday morning for the Class 2-A state track and field championships. That mood turned to elation by the time the high jump competition concluded. He was a state champion. “You just want to feel it with the big meets,” Farlow said. And he sure did. Farlow’s leap of 6 feet, 8 inches made him a winner at North Carolina A&T’s…
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Prep Baseball: UCA survives in 8 innings, advances to West Region finals

Prep Baseball: UCA survives in 8 innings, advances to West Region finals

ASHEBORO – Defending Class 1-A state champion Uwharrie Charter Academy was on the verge of elimination before scoring in three straight innings Friday night to survive. The Eagles pulled out a 4-3, eight-inning victory against visiting Christ the King in the fourth round of the state playoffs. That puts second-seeded UCA (24-5) back in the best-of-3 West Region finals against top-seeded Mount Airy, which edged visiting Cherryville 4-2 on Friday night. Jose Ramirez drove in the winning run in the eighth inning. The Eagles trailed 3-1 before plating a run in the sixth and then benefitting from a seventh-inning error…
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Hitting his Mark: Sprinter gives boosts to Blue Comets

Hitting his Mark: Sprinter gives boosts to Blue Comets

Asheboro’s Valentino Mark leads at the beginning of the final leg of the 400-meter relay in the Randolph County Championships. (Bob Sutton/Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – Valentino Mark is in a hurry, and that’s showing. Mark set two personal-best times in a dominating performance in Tuesday’s Randolph County championships. “Time is ticking,” Mark said of his urgency as a senior. Mark, the triple jump champion, won the 100 and 200 meters and anchored the winning 400 relay as part of host Asheboro’s team championship. Teammate Lance Everhart was a four-time winner as the Blue Comets racked up 220 points to runner-up…
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Randleman seeks new girls’ basketball coach

Randleman seeks new girls’ basketball coach

Steve Rightmyer had the Randleman girls’ basketball team going in the right direction for much of his one season as coach. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Rightmyer’s one season produced another title RANDLEMAN – Randleman will be trying to keep a high winning percentage in girls’ basketball next season after another coaching change. Steve Rightmyer stepped away from the position after one season, though the Tigers maintained their perch atop the Piedmont Athletic Conference. He referred to the time commitment as being overwhelming in his situation. “It was a lot,” Rightmyer said. “I knew it would be.” Randleman went 20-7 last season,…
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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…
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Here’s the Piedmont Athletic Conference winter all-conference selections

Here’s the Piedmont Athletic Conference winter all-conference selections

Randleman’s Audra Petty makes a move against Lincoln Charter in the state playoffs for girls’ basketball. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)   Here’s a list of the Piedmont Athletic Conference’s major award winners and all-conference selections for winter sports: Boys’ basketball Player of the Year: Dominic Payne (Trinity) Coach of the Year: Daniel Mitchell (Randleman) All-Conference Eastern Randolph: Julian Brooks, Timothy Brower, Nicah Taylor Providence Grove: Brady Collins, James Ellis Randleman: Connor Cassidy, Tyshaun Goldston, Greg Price Southwestern Randolph: Nathan Ellis, Marcus Robertson Trinity: Brandon Campbell, Jacob Hodges, Dominic Payne Uwharrie Charter Academy: Braeden Lamb Wheatmore: Parker Kines   Girls’ basketball Player of the Year: Audra Petty…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Kinzie Ivey

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Kinzie Ivey

Randleman, softball ‌Ivey has made quite an impression as a pitcher and batter in the opening weeks of her freshman season for Randleman. The left-handed pitcher rolled up four victories in her first five decisions. She recorded 39 strikeouts in 31 innings. She also has come through with key hits for the Tigers, who won seven of their first eight games. Ivey posted two of the team’s first three home runs this season.
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Strong season ends for Randleman boys

Strong season ends for Randleman boys

Randleman’s Greg Price goes up for a shot against Salisbury in Friday night’s Class 2-A West Region semifinal. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) SALISBURY – The season ended for Randleman’s boys’ basketball team with Friday night’s 78-56 loss at Salisbury in the Class 2-A West Region semifinal. Juke Harris, a Wake Forest signee, poured in 34 points for Salisbury, which won its 20th consecutive game. Sixth-seeded Randleman (23-6), the regular-season and tournament champion in the Piedmont Athletic Conference, received 22 points from Tyshaun Goldston and 14 points from Connor Cassidy. The Hornets reversed Randleman’s 13-10 lead by going ahead 30-22 by halftime.…
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State playoffs: Randleman boys move to West Region semifinals with road victory; Wildcats fall in Class 1-A

State playoffs: Randleman boys move to West Region semifinals with road victory; Wildcats fall in Class 1-A

NEWTON – Randleman’s boys’ basketball team kept its season alive with Tuesday night’s 62-59 victory against Newton-Conover in the third round of the Class 2-A state playoffs. Tyshaun Goldston scored 21 points for the sixth-seeded Tigers (23-5), who’ll play Friday night at second-seeded Salisbury (26-3) in a West Region semifinal Connor Cassidy’s 18 points and Greg Price’s 11 points also boosted Randleman, which held on after leading 52-41 going to the fourth quarter. Randleman’s lead was as large as 15 points in the second quarter. The advantage was down to 60-57 before a Goldston basket. Third-seeded Newton-Conover, which eliminated Trinity…
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