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Randleman extends all-state streak to a decade

Randleman extends all-state streak to a decade

ASHEBORO — The North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association released its 2021 all-state teams and the list is heavy on players from Class 2-A state champion Randleman. Randleman’s Hunter Atkins, Brooks Brannon, Andrew Cox, Braylen Hayes, Trey Way and Ryan White made the Class 2-A list. They were joined by Southwestern Randolph’s Bryson Hogan on the Class 3-A list and Uwharrie Charter Academy’s Hunter Hill and Colt Wilkins on the Class 1-A list. Randleman has had at least one selection in 10 consecutive seasons when an all-state team was named (skipping 2020 because of the pandemic-shortened season). The Tigers have had…
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PREP NOTES: Area girls pick up league golf titles

PREP NOTES: Area girls pick up league golf titles

ASHEBORO — Two girls from Randolph County schools have won individual conference championships in golf. Asheboro’s Salem Lee shot 77 on Monday for the Mid-Piedmont Conference title at Winding Creek Golf Club. The Blue Comets finished second in the team standings. • In last week’s Piedmont Athletic Conference Tournament, Providence Grove was the team winner, led by Caroline Wright’s 41 at Colonial Country Club. Providence Grove posted 143, for a 15-shot edge on Southwestern Randolph. Randleman (173) was third and Trinity (190) was fourth. The event was shortened from 18 to nine holes because of weather concerns. Morgan Heilig of…
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Prep Football Roundup: Cougars cruise back to win column

Prep Football Roundup: Cougars cruise back to win column

ASHEBORO – Keaton Reed threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Southwestern Randolph got back on track by defeating visiting Wheatmore 55-12 in Monday night’s make-up game in Piedmont Athletic Conference football. Adam Cole scored three touchdowns – one on a run and two on receptions – for the Cougars (5-1, 1-1 PAC), who were coming off their lone loss in a setback to unbeaten Eastern Randolph. Easton Clapp ran for a touchdown and returned an interception for a touchdown. Lane Dalke scored on a touchdown run. Reed rushed for 117 yards and threw for 150 yards. Cole…
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NASCAR Day returns with big crowds

NASCAR Day returns with big crowds

Randleman Festival roars back to life to celebrate racing heritage RANDLEMAN — Last weekend’s NASCAR Day Festival went off pretty much without a hitch as several thousand people roamed Randleman streets. “We had a perfect weekend for it,” said Jeff Freeman, director of the festival. “The attendance was wonderful.” Saturday’s festival came after the 2020 version was cancelled because of the pandemic. There were precautions taken for this year’s edition, but Freeman said there were largely positive reviews. Asheboro cancelled it's annual Fall Festival for the second year in a row citing concerns over hospital capacity for such a large…
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Prep Football Roundup: Cougars keep it going with strong offense

Prep Football Roundup: Cougars keep it going with strong offense

Southwestern Randolph’s football team kept the big offensive numbers coming. The Cougars topped visiting Starmount 42-30 on Friday night in a non-league game. The matchup was a late schedule addition when Southwestern Randolph’s scheduled matchup with Albemarle was nixed. The Cougars have scored more than 40 points in their last three games. Southwestern Randolph has boosted its record to 4-0. Keaton Reed accounted for 250 yards of total offense in the Starmount game. He rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another, with the pass going to Bryson Reid. Adam Cole scored touchdowns on a punt return and an interception…
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Big point totals become area theme

Big point totals become area theme

ASHEBORO — Big point totals were the order of the week for area high school football games. Each of the Friday games involving Randolph County teams had at least one team reaching the 40-point mark. Other than the only intra-county matchup that involved Eastern Randolph’s 49-7 whipping of host Asheboro, here’s a recap of games: EAST DAVIDSON 37, WHEATMORE 22 Thursday at Trinity, the Warriors (1-1) couldn’t keep up in the home game despite 241 passing yards and two touchdown throws from Ben Walker. Cade Hamilton was charted with 102 receiving yards in the loss. SOUTHWESTERN RANDOLPH 55, SOUTH STANLY…
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Randleman volleyball drops JV and Varsity matches to Oak Grove

Randleman volleyball drops JV and Varsity matches to Oak Grove

ASHEBORO — The Randleman Tigers fell to the Oak Grove Grizzlies in junior varsity and varsity volleyball action Tuesday night. The JV Tigers lost in 3 sets (22-25, 25-23, 4-15) to . Mollie Hall and Camden Scott had 3 kills each in the loss. The JV team is now 1-1 on the season. The varsity Tigers lost in 5 sets (25-21, 20-25, 25-20, 21-25, 12-15). Hannah Hinshaw led with 21 kills, 5 aces, and 10 blocks. Kylie Vaughan added 10 kills and 20 digs. Kenzie Roach had 35 assists. Alissa Russ was the top player for the Grizzlies. Randleman fell…
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County teams send strong opening messages

County teams send strong opening messages

ASHEBORO — What an opening week for Randolph County football teams. The seven football-playing schools went a combined 6-1, with the lone loss coming in the only intra-county matchup (Asheboro defeating Randleman). In the other five games, the county teams outscored their opponents by a combined score of 177-31. The most notable might have been Eastern Randolph’s whipping of Eastern Alamance, which has been a Class 3-A power for most of the past decade. And don’t discount what Trinity did, with its decision against Chatham Central marking its first triumph against an opponent other than Jordan-Matthews in its last 24…
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Blue Comets collect early prize

Blue Comets collect early prize

Asheboro pulls opening surprise at Randleman RANDLEMAN — Asheboro’s football team won for the first time in more than 600 days to open the season. Now the Blue Comets will have their sights set on more conquests. After a winless record in seven games when the 2020 season was shifted to this past spring, Asheboro might have been largely dismissed as a factor entering the new campaign. That was far from the case in Friday night’s season-opening 20-7 conquering of Randleman. “We proved that we got the talent,” linebacker / running back Qamelo Butler said. Asheboro plays its home opener…
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Prep baseball awards go to area players, coaches

Prep baseball awards go to area players, coaches

ASHEBORO — Randleman third baseman Hunter Atkins was selected as the PAC-7 Player of the Year in baseball. Atkins's teammate Andrew Cox was picked as Pitcher of the Year in the league for the eventual Class 2-A state champions. The league’s Coach of the Year is Glen Hunt of Providence Grove. In the Mid-Piedmont Conference, Southwestern Randolph’s Bryson Hogan was picked as Player of the Year. Asheboro’s Brett Hoogkamp of the regular-season co-championship team was named Coach of the Year for the league.
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