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UCA bows out in Class 1-A soccer

UCA bows out in Class 1-A soccer

MT. AIRY – Uwharrie Charter Academy’s season ended in boys’ soccer with a 4-2 loss to host Mt. Airy on Monday night in the third round of the Class 1-A state playoffs. “We’ve had an amazing season, the best season our school has ever had,” UCA coach Nathan Russell said. “We gave it our absolute all. It just didn’t fall our way.” Sixth-seeded UCA (12-4-1) allowed a season-high goal total. It gave up three goals in two games for the previous high surrendered, while securing 10 shutouts. Mt. Airy (25-0) led 3-1 at halftime. Last week, Danny Palma scored two…
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Soccer playoffs start with mixed results for area teams

Soccer playoffs start with mixed results for area teams

Uwharrie Charter Academy’s Max DeNamur scores a goal against Avery County during the first round of the Class 1-A state playoffs at Asheboro. PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL ASHEBORO — For all the good that Asheboro and Eastern Randolph did during the regular season in boys’ soccer, it was gone in a flash. Both teams were upset in the first round of the state playoffs Monday night. There was better news for Trinity and Uwharrie Charter Academy as both teams moved to the second round. In Class 3-A, Asheboro fell 2-1 in double-overtime to visiting No. 29 North Lincoln in the…
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Four soccer teams to start states at home

Four soccer teams to start states at home

Uwharrie Charter Academy's Max DeNamur takes a shot on goal against Wheatmore during their conference soccer game last month in Asheboro. PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL ASHEBORO — Four boys’ soccer teams from Randolph County schools will open the state playoffs with home games Monday. Asheboro tops the list as a No. 4 seed in the West Region bracket for Class 3-A. The Blue Comets (14-1-3) take on North Lincoln in the first round. Asheboro gained the top spot for seeding out of the Mid-Piedmont Conference after it tied with Ledford in the regular season. Both teams had 8-0-2 records, though…
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Asheboro freshman kicks in right away

Asheboro freshman kicks in right away

Blue Comets welcome huge contributions from Letterlough ASHEBORO — Cameron Letterlough says one of the best parts about the opening weeks of the season has been forging relationships with his new teammates. He’s a freshman on the Asheboro boys’ soccer team. It seems like he has made quite an introduction on the high school scene. “I’ve just been scoring,” Letterlough said. “My team is really good and I have confidence to know when to shoot and not to shoot.” Letterlough racked up five goals in a 9-0 victory against Randleman. He followed that last week with two more goals in…
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SWR men’s soccer cruises past North Stanly

SWR men’s soccer cruises past North Stanly

NEW LONDON — The Southwestern Randolph High School men's soccer team bounced back from a season-opening loss to Montgomery Central last week with a decisive 6-1 win against over the North Stanly Comets Tuesday night. The Cougars dominated possession throughout the game and went into halftime with a 2-0 lead.  A pair of goals were netted by junior Steven Vences with additional talleys coming from freshmen Berni Zuniga and Rudolfo Fiscal.  Sophomore Adam Roberts and senior Miguel Vences each added goals to finish the game. The team showed their chemistry by moving the ball with connective passes resulting assists on…
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