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Athlete of the Week: Jensen Auman

Athlete of the Week: Jensen Auman

Jensen Auman Providence Grove | Cross Country | Sophomore Auman, a sophomore, won the Millennium Charter Academy Invitational, helping the Patriots to the team title at Beeson Park in Kernersville. Auman finished the 5-kilometer race in 23 minutes, 55.61 seconds for about a 13-second victory on runner-up Annika Bell of East Wilkes. There was a field of 43 runners. On the boys’ side, Wheatmore was the team champion among a field of 12 scoring teams. Providence Grove, led by third-place individual Robert Burton, was the team runner-up. Burton finished in 20:00.03, with Wheatmore’s Zach Hazelwood fourth in a personal-best 20:06.90.…
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Providence Grove builds early success

Providence Grove builds early success

ASHEBORO — Providence Grove’s football team is in a groove early in the season. The Patriots attempt to match a school record for the best start to a season when Asheboro visits Friday night. For just the second time in school history, Providence Grove holds a 3-0 record. The most-recent result was last week’s 54-0 whipping of visiting Jordan-Matthews. The only time Providence Grove – a school that opened in 2008 – began a season with four consecutive victories came in 2009. Combined with winning their last two games of the past season (played in the spring), the Patriots hold…
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Athlete of the Week: Hannah Hinshaw

Athlete of the Week: Hannah Hinshaw

HANNAH HINSHAW Randleman | Middle Blocker | Senior Randleman’s Hannah Hinshaw is this week's Strider Auto “Best Overall” Athlete of the Week. The senior middle blocker led the team in multiple categories as the Tigers won twice. Randleman swept Montgomery Central and then topped Wheatmore in four sets to improve its record to 7-2. In the Montgomery Central match, Hinshaw collected 16 kills and 21 digs, both the top numbers for the team. Against Wheatmore, she chipped in with 16 kills to go with a team-best six blocks.          
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Boating, dove hunting highlight long weekend

Boating, dove hunting highlight long weekend

ASHEBORO -- Labor Day Weekend is a big weekend for outdoor enthusiasts. The weekend marks a traditional to the summer boating and beach season but kicks off the hunting season with Dove hunting. Saturday is the first day of dove season. The season opens September 4 and runs through October 2. The bag limit for dove hunters is 15 and shooting hours are a half-hour before sunrise to sunset. According to a release from the N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission, no migratory game birds may be taken with the use and aid of bait. The long-weekend will also see Wildlife Resources…
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State Senate approves sports betting

State Senate approves sports betting

RALEIGH — Sports gambling would be authorized across N.C., with up to a dozen entities licensed to offer online and in-person betting, in legislation approved last week by the state Senate. The bipartisan measure advances to the House though a majority of Senate Republicans, who control the chamber, voted against the bill. Nine Republicans joined most Democrats attending Thursday’s floor session in approving the measure 26-19. Four GOP senators, including Randolph County’s Sen. Dave Craven, had excused absences and did not vote on the measure.
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SWR defeats Chatham Central in ladies golf

SWR defeats Chatham Central in ladies golf

SILER CITY — The Southwestern Randolph Ladies Golf team defeated Chatham Central in varsity golf today with a nine-stroke team win. The match, played over nine holes at the Siler City Country Club, was paced by low-scorer and SWR top seed Lexi Auman who shot a 54. SWR's 2-seed Lindsey Auman shot 56, 3-seed Caiden McDuffie shot 65, and 4-seed Taylor Edwards shot 65. SWR Athletics also announced three changes to the ladies gold schedule on Tuesday: Thursday, August 26 will now be at Asheboro Muncipal vs. Asheboro and Union Pines Wednesday, September 8 will now be at Tot Hill vs.…
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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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New football season begins with chance to upgrade point totals

New football season begins with chance to upgrade point totals

Getting the offenses going could be the main mission for Randolph County football teams as the season begins this week. The scheduled openers come Friday night. The 2020 season was wiped out in its traditional manner because of the pandemic. Teams played that season during the spring semester of 2021, so the offseason was shortened. Area teams will hope that was enough to figure out how to crank up the offenses. RANDLEMAN Randleman was an exception to the sluggish offenses for area teams. The Tigers had nine players score at least one touchdown a year ago. Randleman is 32-3 across…
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SWR’s Parks picks Tar Heels for baseball

SWR’s Parks picks Tar Heels for baseball

ASHEBORO — Tyler Parks says he has lots of things he needs to do regarding baseball across his final two years of high school with Southwestern Randolph. Selecting a college destination isn’t one of them. Parks made a verbal commitment to play for North Carolina, a choice that was solidified Friday. “When they offered, I took it the next day,” Parks said of his goal to play for the Tar Heels. “It has been a dream of mine ever since middle school. I grew up watching Carolina play.” Parks, a member of the Class of 2023, is primarily an infielder.…
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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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