Trinity athletics

Prep Notes: Trinity’s Payne starts strong; Wrestlers compete in tourneys

Prep Notes: Trinity’s Payne starts strong; Wrestlers compete in tourneys

Southwestern Randolph’s Kenzie Martin shoots over Asheboro’s Kaylen Nance earlier this season. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) TRINITY – Junior guard Dominic Payne of Trinity has been off to a sizzling start in boys’ basketball. Payne scored 37 points in a 67-66 overtime victory last week at Oak Grove. He was back at it the next night with 25 points in a 71-28 trouncing of visiting East Davidson. Teammate Dylan Hodges added 21 points in that game. Meanwhile, Asheboro’s boys’ basketball team won a notable matchup based on last season’s area conference champions. The Blue Comets won 65-35 at Providence Grove. Last…
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Prep Notes: Coaches have various results in debuts

Prep Notes: Coaches have various results in debuts

Maddie Small of Southwestern Randolph goes up for a shot against Asheboro during last week’s season opener. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Southwestern Randolph ruined the coaching debut for Asheboro’s Mike Headen in girls’ basketball last week. The host Cougars defeated Asheboro 52-49 in Friday night’s non-conference game. Headen was promoted from assistant coach to head coach during the summer upon the retirement of Don Corry. Also in girls’ basketball, a couple of area players who’ve already eclipsed 1,000 career points got off to good starts. They are seniors Gracyn Hall and Autumn Gentry. Hall of Randleman racked up 16 points in…
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Prep Notes: Wheatmore girls repeat as PAC tennis champs; Soccer rivals tie again

Prep Notes: Wheatmore girls repeat as PAC tennis champs; Soccer rivals tie again

Trinity’s Andrew Cox, left, and Wheatmore’s Anakin Leister compete for the ball during a boys’ soccer game earlier this season. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Wheatmore headed into the postseason with another Piedmont Athletic Conference championship to its credit in girls’ tennis. Wheatmore’s lone conference defeat came by 5-4 at Southwestern Randolph. The Warriors avenged that loss a few weeks later with a 6-3 victory. Boys’ soccer Wheatmore remained undefeated through last week, but nothing much has been solved between the Warriors and rival Trinity. Those teams tied for the second time this year. Last week’s 2-2 outcome left the teams atop…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Madison Burgiss

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Madison Burgiss

Madison Burgiss  | Trinity, volleyball Burgiss, a senior setter, has been a steady contributor as Trinity has gone on a good stretch early in the season. She helped the Bulldogs to three victories last week. It began when the Bulldogs avenged a loss to Asheboro by winning in three sets at home as Burgiss provided 28 assists. Burgiss recorded 31 assists as the Bulldogs swept Southern Guilford and then posted 21 assists in a three-set sweep of High Point Central. Teammate Karrington Batten helped finish many of the assists from Burgiss by racking up 31 kills during the week. Kaitlyn…
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Trinity, Wheatmore aim for upgrades in football season

Trinity, Wheatmore aim for upgrades in football season

Wheatmore cheerleaders, shown here last year at Asheboro, hope to have more to cheer about this season. (File photo) TRINITY – Trinity and Wheatmore will try to move up from the bottom spots in the Piedmont Athletic Conference football standings this year. Trinity was 4-6 a year ago, with its lone PAC victory against Wheatmore. Wheatmore was winless in five conference games and 3-6 overall. Trinity, which plays Friday night at Chatham Central under third-year coach Marlon Morris, might be able to count on versatile Dominic Payne and Dylan Hodges to spark the offense. Wheatmore has some offensive potential under…
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David Makupson gears up for next challenges

David Makupson gears up for next challenges

David Makupson of Trinity reacts to winning the Class 2-A state title at 138 pounds during the past season in a match vs. Will Nix of Bandys. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Trinity’s state champion built powerful prep career TRINITY — In order for Trinity’s David Makupson to become a high school state champion in wrestling, he took a path of nonstop pursuit of that goal. He thought he worked hard to attain that. Now, he’s aiming even higher. “I just know I have to work that much harder if I want to be on the D-I level,” Makupson said. “I got…
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Area grads head to various colleges for sports

Area grads head to various colleges for sports

Khyland Hadley-Lindsay of Asheboro intends to play basketball in college. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Here’s where some members of the Class of 2022 intend on playing on college: From Asheboro: Khyland Hadley-Lindsay and Tramir Martin are set to play basketball for Pfeiffer. Hadley-Lindsay was Asheboro’s starting quarterback for the football team. Charles Perry IV decided to play football for Averett. Alexander Spruill is heading to Methodist to play football. Boys’ soccer players Alex Cruz and Irving Velazquez-Luna will go to Carolina University in Winston-Salem. From Eastern Randolph: Softball player Charlise Phillips selected Guilford College. From Providence Grove: Edi Austin, a standout…
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Sports Council honors seniors in spring

Sports Council honors seniors in spring

Front row, left to right: Madison Farlow, Kylie Vaughan, David Makupson, Molly Strider, Haley Langley, Haley Hedrick. Back row: Gus Shelton, Brody Gardner, Luke Thomas, Gracie Ballard, Edi Austin, Spencer Hall. (Courtesy photo) SOPHIA – Area high school athletes were recognized for sportsmanship during the Randolph Sports Council’s spring banquet last month at Snyder Farms Restaurant. Two senior athletes from seven schools were recipients of the sportsmanship awards, which are accompanied by $500 scholarships. Recipients are selected by each school’s scholarship committee. The recipients were: Madison Arroyo and Tramir Martin of Asheboro. Haley Langley and Brody Gardner of Eastern Randolph.…
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