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Ex-Randleman standout Atkins looks for new baseball home

Ex-Randleman standout Atkins looks for new baseball home

Hunter Atkins (Bob Sutton / Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – Former Randleman baseball standout Hunter Atkins said playing for the Asheboro ZooKeepers this summer is a treat. It’s also serving as an audition. After one season in UNC Greensboro’s program, Atkins has entered the NCAA transfer portal. That puts more emphasis on the third baseman’s production for the ZooKeepers in the Coastal Plain League. “Trying to get some stats up and see if I can get to a good home,” Atkins said. Atkins had a redshirt season in 2024, so he never took the field for UNCG. The Spartans had a…
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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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Track and field: Everhart, Beane win two regional events

Track and field: Everhart, Beane win two regional events

The stadium at North Carolina A&T will be the site of this week's high school state championships for track and field.  Asheboro, Randleman lead area teams to states CONCORD – Lance Everhart of Asheboro will be entered in three events in the Class 3-A state meet after winning two events and placing second in another in the Class 3-A Midwest Regional on Saturday at Robinson High School. Everhart’s first-place leap of 21 feet, 11 inches in the long jump gave him a 2½-inch margin on Greensboro Dudley’s Keyaun Dow. In the pole vault, Everhart cleared 13-7. The runner-up was Greensboro…
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Two UCA teams plus Randleman in baseball, Cougars in softball move on in states

Two UCA teams plus Randleman in baseball, Cougars in softball move on in states

Southwestern Randolph’s Alyssa Harris slides into the plate as Walkertown catcher Sadie Smith tries to make a play in a first-round game of the Class 2-A state playoffs for softball. (Scott Pelkey/Randolph Record) Two baseball teams and two softball teams from Randolph County made it through the first week of the state playoffs. Now it likely becomes more challenging for Randleman and Uwharrie Charter Academy in baseball and Southwestern Randolph and UCA in softball. In baseball, there was one team from the county guaranteed to advance to the third round when Randleman and visiting Wheatmore met in Friday night’s second-round…
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Wheatmore, UCA girls hold best seeds from area for soccer playoffs

Wheatmore, UCA girls hold best seeds from area for soccer playoffs

Randleman’s Carolina Candelero, left, and Providence Grove’s Taryn Waugh contend for possession during a game last month. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Wheatmore has a challenging path to try to reach the Class 2-A state final for the third year in a row in girls’ soccer. The Warriors hold the No. 6 seed in the West Region based on seeds and pairings unveiled Friday. First-round games are Monday. Wheatmore, which was the 2022 state champion and last year’s runner-up, opens against No. 27 seed Lincoln Charter (4-10-2). The Warriors will be guaranteed another home game if they win. Wheatmore lost a Piedmont…
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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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UCA Eagles dethrone Randleman in PAC Tournament for baseball

UCA Eagles dethrone Randleman in PAC Tournament for baseball

RANDLEMAN – Uwharrie Charter Academy’s baseball team went where it had never gone before Thursday night. Claiming the championship in the Piedmont Athletic Conference. Brett Smith pitched a seven-hitter with nine strikeouts and the Eagles came up with clutch hits, with Carter Brown providing three run-producing singles and Alex Carver homering in visiting UCA’s 6-1 victory in the PAC Tournament championship game. “We hadn’t beaten them since we joined the conference,” Brown said. “We had that mindset that we’re going to play good and we should come out and win. We came with the confidence that we could beat them.”…
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Randleman Tigers conjure more magic for PAC baseball supremacy

Randleman Tigers conjure more magic for PAC baseball supremacy

Randleman’s Braxton Walker had a big impact at the plate and on the mound earlier this week. (Bob Sutton / Randolph Record) RANDLEMAN – Randleman had just enjoyed another one of those defining moments that seem to come so often for the school’s baseball team. There were various assessments of what that meant after Tuesday night’s 6-5, eight-inning victory against visiting Trinity. “We got to get better,” shortstop Jake Riddle said. “We got to.” While it wasn’t the smoothest outing for the Tigers, they again found a way. The result secured another outright Piedmont Athletic Conference regular-season championship and kept…
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Prep baseball: UCA blasts three foes in Asheboro event; Randleman adds to win total during spring break

Prep baseball: UCA blasts three foes in Asheboro event; Randleman adds to win total during spring break

Southwestern Randolph’s Grant Kirk slides into the plate to score a run against Westchester Country Day School last week at McCrary Park in Asheboro. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – Uwharrie Charter Academy’s baseball team won three times in the Asheboro ZooKeepers Classic last week at McCrary Park. The Eagles socked Southern Alamance 12-1, trounced Jordan-Matthews 15-5 and topped Montgomery Central 9-0. Wheatmore had a winning record in the classic, while Southwestern Randolph and Asheboro both finished with 1-2 records in the multi-day competition. UCA’s Jake Hunter pitched in the first game of the event. Walker Wilkins had four hits, including…
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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…
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