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Randleman girls claim tourney title

Randleman girls claim tourney title

CLIMAX – Randleman’s girls’ basketball team secured the championship of the Davidson-Randolph Christmas Classic at the Providence Grove site last week. The Tigers used 25 points from Gracyn Hall to produce a 69-53 victory against Providence Grove in the title game of the three-day event. “We played pretty well for the three days,” Randleman coach Brandon Varner said. “To be able to bring that trophy back to Randleman is pretty special.” Hall was the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Elizabeth York had 14 points and Hannah Hinshaw posted 11 points in the title game for the Tigers, who improved their record…
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Holiday tourneys take new twists for area teams

Holiday tourneys take new twists for area teams

Area basketball teams will be in holiday tournament action next week, but the format will look different from past years. Teams will be headed to two sites, with a Davidson County vs. Randolph County flavor. “They agreed to do that this year,” Asheboro athletics director Steve Luck said. “It kind of worked out. We thought this would be neat.” The changes stem from sponsorship changes and the renovations at Asheboro’s gym, which had been used for what were basically Randolph County tournaments on back-to-back weeks. That venue is unavailable this year. This is called the Davidson-Randolph Christmas Classic. Now, the…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Gracyn Hall

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Gracyn Hall

Gracyn Hall | Randleman | Girls Basketball Hall was the leading scorer in two of the Tigers’ three games last week. She averaged 19.3 points in those games as Randleman improved its record to 5-0. Last week’s victories included two on the road. They won 51-42 at Oak Grove, defeated visiting Ledford 56-35 and then captured their Piedmont Athletic Conference opener by 61-52 at Wheatmore. Hall, a junior post player, racked up 25 points and 12 rebounds against Oak Grove. The next night, she posted 17 points against Ledford. Hall had 16 points and 11 rebounds in the Wheatmore game,…
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Poole provides big freshman impact

Poole provides big freshman impact

Former Randleman standout Dominick Poole has been racking up honors after his freshman season with The Citadel football team. Poole, a defensive back, has received recognition on the Southern Conference and national levels. Poole was named Freshman of the Year in the Southern Conference by the Southern Conference Sports Media Association. Poole became The Citadel’s first media Freshman of the Year since 1982. That was the only other time a Bulldog has been honored with that award. Poole came off the bench in The Citadel’s first two games before starting the final nine. He finished the season with 51 total…
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Five days of Christmas … festivities

Five days of Christmas … festivities

ASHEBORO — Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Shop Local Saturday and Cyber Monday are passed. It's parade season in Randolph County. You can attend a Christmas parade in the county four straight days starting Thursday. One the fifth day, you can celebrate with The Embers in Randleman. Here's a look at the upcoming parades in Randleman, Asheboro, Liberty, Ramseur and Archdale plus a beach-music inspired Christmas concert from the Randolph Guide. December 2 Randleman Christmas Parade | 7pm The town’s annual Christmas parade begins at Randleman Elementary School. December 3 Asheboro Christmas Parade | 7pm This year’s Christmas parade will involve cars…
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First-round losses end seasons for three area teams

First-round losses end seasons for three area teams

Southwestern Randolph quarterback Keaton Reed throws the ball against visiting Polk County during the Class 2-A state playoffs in Asheboro on November 5, 2021. PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL ASHEBORO -- The historic season came to an end for Southwestern Randolph with a 29-14 loss to Polk County on Friday night. Across the county, Providence Grove lost to Forest Hills. Randleman fell at  traveled Reidsville. The 16th-seeded Cougars (8-3) finished a historic season where they defeated rival Asheboro at Lee J. Stone Stadium for the first time in school history, set the school record for wins, and was the home team…
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Football Playoffs: Looking for history

Football Playoffs: Looking for history

Providence Grove coach Calvin Brown throws up 1 finger for the extra point after a touchdown against visiting Jordon-Mathews in a non-league game in Climax on September 3, 2021. PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL Providence Grove, Southwestern Randolph seek playoff breakthroughs ASHEBORO — Three football teams from Randolph County will play in home games to begin the state playoffs, though one of them will have to wait an extra week before playing. Undefeated Eastern Randolph (9-0) is the No. 1 seed for the Class 1-A West Region, receiving a bye to the second week of the playoffs. That’s when the Wildcats…
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ER, Providence Grove, SWR to open football playoffs at home

ER, Providence Grove, SWR to open football playoffs at home

ASHEBORO — Three football teams from Randolph County will play in home games to begin the state playoffs, though one of them will have to wait an extra week before playing. Undefeated Eastern Randolph (9-0) is the No. 1 seed for the Class 1-A West Region, receiving a bye to the second week of the playoffs. That’s when the Wildcats will be slated for a home game Nov. 12 against the Draughn / Elkin winner. Eighth-seeded Providence Grove (8-2) and 16th-seeded Southwestern Randolph (8-2) will open the Class 2-A states at home Friday night. Providence Grove takes on No. 25…
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Prep Football Roundup: Wildcats complete unbeaten regular season with blanking of Randleman

Prep Football Roundup: Wildcats complete unbeaten regular season with blanking of Randleman

Na'heim Lilly runs for a touchdown during Eastern Randolph's road victory at Randleman on Friday night. PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL ASHEBORO — Eastern Randolph completed an undefeated regular season by whipping host Randleman 46-0 on Friday night. The Wildcats (9-0 overall, 5-0 Piedmont Athletic Conference) received four touchdowns from Na’heim Lilly and two touchdowns from Elias Alston in securing the outright league title. Lilly’s 34-yard run opened the scoring in the first quarter. He added a 2-yard run in the second quarter. He finished with 174 rushing yards on 20 carries. Alston caught two touchdown passes from Stratton Barwick, the…
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Randleman tops Pine Lake in volleyball playoffs

Randleman tops Pine Lake in volleyball playoffs

Randleman’s Hannah Hinshaw spikes the ball against Pine Lake Prep in the Class 2-A West bracket state playoffs in Randleman on October 23, 2021. PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL RANDLEMAN -- Randleman topped Pine Lake to advance to the second round of the Class 2-A state volleyball playoffs Saturday afternoon. The 13th-seeded Tigers defeated the 20th-seed Pride in straight sets to improve to 19-6. The Pride opened a 7-2 lead in the first set. Later tied at 16-16, Randleman and Pine Lake traded the lead with the Tigers ultimately taking the set 25-22. Randleman led the entire way in the second…
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