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PREP ROUNDUP: UCA wins PAC Tournament in volleyball; Providence Grove runners claim titles

PREP ROUNDUP: UCA wins PAC Tournament in volleyball; Providence Grove runners claim titles

Third-seeded Uwharrie Charter Academy upset top-seeded Southwestern Randolph to win the Piedmont Athletic Conference Tournament for volleyball Wednesday night. The Eagles won 24-26, 16-25, 25-23, 25-13,15-13 against the host school. UCA swept Trinity and Randleman earlier in the week to reach the final. Southwestern Randolph, which swept Wheatmore in the semifinals after a first-round bye, had been undefeated in PAC play. The Cougars received 29 kills and nine digs from Payton Shiflet, 22 digs from Coley Shiflet and 19 digs from Carleigh Whitson. Raegan LeRoy added 39 assists and 17 digs. UCA (17-5) heads to the Class 2-A state playoffs…
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Uwharrie Charter Academy tops SWR for volleyball title

Uwharrie Charter Academy tops SWR for volleyball title

ASHEBORO — Uwharrie Chater Academy rallied from two sets down to beat in-county rival Southwestern Randolph and capture the Piedmont Athletic Conference Touranment for volleyball Wednesday night. SWR took the first set 26-24 and the second set 25-16. Facing a win-or-go-home third set, UCA charged back to capture the third set 25-13. The Eagles took the fourth set 25-13 and the deciding fifth set 15-13. Southwestern Randolph finished 12-0 in regular-season conference play and will play host to the first round of the state playoffs Saturday in SWR's Castelloe Gym. For the Cougars, Payton Shiflet had 29 kills and nine…
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PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Cougars’ comeback leads to record night

PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Cougars’ comeback leads to record night

Southwestern Randolph’s Eli Gravely makes a catch over Randleman’s Jozey Akines. PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL Southwestern Randolph hits seven wins as Cole collects school TD mark RANDLEMAN -- It took a record-breaking performance for Southwestern Randolph to win its latest football game. And that could mean more records for the Cougars this season. Southwestern Randolph overcame host Randleman for a 28-23 victory Friday night. Junior receiver Adam Cole scored two touchdowns to set the single-season school record for victories. The Cougars (7-1, 2-1 Piedmont Athletic Conference) have matched the school record for wins. They’ll try to break that in Friday…
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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 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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Athlete of the Week: Kaitlyn Gainey

Athlete of the Week: Kaitlyn Gainey

KAITLYN GAINEY Southwestern Randolph High School | Senior | Tennis Southwestern Randolph's Kaitlyn Gainey, a senior, completed Piedmont Athletic Conference play with a 10-0 singles record when the Cougars wrapped up the regular season by defeating Uwharrie Charter Academy 7-2. She was also part of a victory in a doubles match. Gainey plays No. 2 singles for the Cougars, who finished the regular season with an 11-4 overall record and 7-3 PAC mark. Gainey takes an overall singles record of 14-1 into postseason competition. In doubles, Gainey has combined with junior Andee Bullard at the No. 1 position and they’ve…
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Wildcats excel in showdown with Cougars

Wildcats excel in showdown with Cougars

RAMSEUR — Eastern Randolph didn’t seem fazed by a big-game environment. So the Wildcats settled in quickly and dispatched visiting Southwestern Randolph, winning 32-14 in Friday night’s showdown. “It’s a rival. It’s an in-county game,” Eastern Randolph coach Burton Cates said afterward. “It’s the first conference game. It’s homecoming.” And it’s another notable performance for the Wildcats (5-0). Na’hiem Lilly scored four touchdowns and Eastern Randolph was in command for most of the game. “We didn’t control the line of scrimmage all night long,” Southwestern Randolph coach Seth Baxter said. “We got knocked on our heels a little bit.” Indeed,…
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Wildcats, Cougars to clash to set tone in league play

Wildcats, Cougars to clash to set tone in league play

ASHEBORO — It’s easy to recognize all that Southwestern Randolph’s football team has done entering the Piedmont Athletic Conference portion of the schedule. And the opponent Friday night is the team with a No. 1 state ranking. So Eastern Randolph has some clout, too. “It’s a big game for the schools,” Eastern Randolph coach Burton Cates said. “It’s a great way to open conference.” Eastern Randolph (4-0) is the top-ranked team in Class 1-A. Southwestern Randolph (5-0) has cracked the Top 25 in Class 2-A. Southwestern Randolph coach Seth Baxter spent eight years coaching at Eastern Randolph before taking the…
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Catch him if you can: Southwestern Randolph’s Cole off to blazing start

Catch him if you can: Southwestern Randolph’s Cole off to blazing start

ASHEBORO – Adam Cole doesn’t need an encore, though after a six-touchdown performance in Southwestern Randolph’s most recent game that would be difficult. But the versatile junior has more to accomplish. With the Cougars off to a 2-0 start going into Friday night’s home game against West Davidson, Cole figures to be at the forefront of the game plan. “There’s a decent number (of plays called) for me,” Cole said. Just determining how he might be used could be the tricky part. He’s considered a running back, but his hybrid role often calls for him to be lined up in…
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SWR tops Trinity in volleyball

SWR tops Trinity in volleyball

ASHEBORO — The Southwestern Randolph Cougars topped the Trinity Bulldogs in varsity and junior varsity matches today. In the varsity match, the Cougars took down the Bulldogs in three sets with scores of 25-13, 25-9, 25-10. Payton Shiflet had 19 kills, 7 digs and 2 aces, Josie Allred had 8 kills, 4 blocks and 5 aces, Raegan LeRoy had 27 assists, and Coley Shiflet had 8 digs. The Cougars are now 2-0 in conference play and 10-2 overall. The Bulldogs fell to 1-1 in conference. In the JV match, SWR defeated Trinity in two sets with scores of 25-20, 25-17.…
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