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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Jagur Williams

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Jagur Williams

Wheatmore  |  soccer  |  basketball  |  tennis Williams completed a well-rounded high school career with all-conference recognition in two sports as a senior.  Williams landed on the All-Piedmont Athletic Conference teams in men’s soccer and tennis. He also was one of the Warriors’ top players in men’s basketball. In soccer, the midfielder led Wheatmore with 35 goals (with eight goals, the nest-best total on the team). He tied for second on the team with four assists across the 18 games as the Warriors posted a 9-9 record. On the basketball court, he rated second on the team with 8.3 points…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Joseph Phetmixay

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Joseph Phetmixay

UCA  |  boys’ tennis Phetmixay had an undefeated season in dual competition in singles and doubles for Uwharrie Charter Academy. Phetmixay joined with classmate Drew Auman to finish as the Class 1-A state runners-up in doubles. Phetmixay played No. 1 singles for the Eagles, who were unbeaten duals in the regular season and finished with a 12-1 overall team record. Phetmixay received an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy and will head to Colorado Springs, Colo. As a junior, he was one of five UCA students to become a professionally licensed drone pilot. Phetmixay also was a member of…
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Prep Roundup: UCA pair takes second in 1-A tennis; Providence Grove sparkles in softball

Prep Roundup: UCA pair takes second in 1-A tennis; Providence Grove sparkles in softball

The Uwharrie Charter Academy doubles team of Joseph Phetmixay and Drew Auman ended up as state runner-up in Class 1-A boys’ tennis at Cary Tennis Park. Phetmixay and Auman won two matches before they were denied in the final. The Bishop McGuinness pairing of Luca Pestana and Timothy Hackman captured the title by winning 6-1, 6-4. For the Villains, it was the fourth time the school has produced a doubles state champion pair, though the first since 2014.  A day earlier, the Phetmixay-Auman tandem defeated Voyager Academy’s Jacob McKenna and Simon Osceanas by 6-0, 6-0 and then claimed the semifinal…
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Prep Roundup: Wheatmore girls advance in tennis; Asheboro soccer streak ends

Prep Roundup: Wheatmore girls advance in tennis; Asheboro soccer streak ends

TRINITY — Wheatmore advanced in the Class 2-A dual team state playoffs for girls' tennis by edging visiting Reidsville 5-4 in a first-round match that was contested across two days, concluding Thursday. The Warriors won two of three doubles matches. Kara Comer (No. 1 singles), and Mikalah Walls (No. 5) and Carmen Turgeon (No. 6) were winners in singles and doubles for Wheatmore. The seventh-seeded Warriors (12-2-1) head to second-seeded Hendersonville (14-0) for the West Region’s second-round match Tuesday. In Class 1-A, undefeated Mount Airy advanced via a forfeit against Uwharrie Charter Academy. Boys’ soccer Asheboro had an 18-game unbeaten…
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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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Warriors maintain high level in tennis

Warriors maintain high level in tennis

Wheatmore girls hone in on another conference title TRINITY — Some of the key players have changed from just a few months ago but the rate of success related to the Wheatmore girls’ tennis team remains at a high level. “The key is having a solid team,” coach Doug Gore said. “The girls have worked really hard in the offseason.” The Warriors entered the week on the verge of clinching a conference championship for the third year in a row. Wheatmore is paced by returning starters Kara Comer in the No. 1 position and Kelly Carrick in the No. 3…
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