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Prep boys: Blue Comets take momentum to league tourney

Prep boys: Blue Comets take momentum to league tourney

Asheboro’s Jerquarius Stanback had another big week on offense heading into the Mid-Piedmont Conference Tournament. (Randolph Record file photo) ASHEBORO – Asheboro’s boys’ basketball team carries a five-game winning streak into the Mid-Piedmont Conference Tournament. And the Blue Comets won’t have to leave home this week because the pre-determined site for semifinals and finals is Asheboro’s gym. Asheboro (20-3) had one of two byes to the semifinals. The Blue Comets play the winner between sixth-seeded Montgomery Central and third-seeded North Davidson at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The final is set for the same time Friday night. Central Davidson is the top…
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Trinity’s Hardister knocks off champ on way to title

Trinity’s Hardister knocks off champ on way to title

Trinity’s Gavin Hardister reacts after defeating Matthew Cranfill of Bandys to win the 215-pound state title in Class 2-A . (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) GREENSBORO – Gavin Hardister had to defeat a defending state champion along the way, but the Trinity wrestler largely dominated the rest of the Class 2-A field at 215 pounds on the way to a state championship. The Bulldogs senior finished it with a 13-5 decision against Bandys senior Matthew Cranfill in Saturday’s final at the Greensboro Coliseum. His toughest match: Against another wrestler from the Piedmont Athletic Conference. Trinity had seven wrestlers with top-six finishes in…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Levi Dennis

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Levi Dennis

Trinity, wrestling Dennis is wrapping up another stellar season for the Bulldogs. He won four matches last week to win the Class 2-A Midwest Regional at 132 pounds. He recorded two pins and a technical fall before defeating East Surry’s Michael Fischer 6-2 in the final. Dennis, a senior, holds a 49-1 record this season. Last February, he placed fifth in the state at 126. He received All-Piedmont Athletic Conference recognition the past two years.
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Trinity wrestlers cap unbeaten run with Class 2-A crown

Trinity wrestlers cap unbeaten run with Class 2-A crown

Trinity's wrestling team poses for a photo after winning the Class 2-A dual team final. (Randolph Record) Bulldogs blow past Seaforth for first dual team championship GREENSBORO – Once Trinity got rolling, there was no stopping the Bulldogs in the Class 2-A dual team state finals. Trinity racked up victories in seven consecutive bouts and came away with a 36-31 triumph against Seaforth on Saturday afternoon at the fieldhouse on the Greensboro Coliseum Complex grounds. Lawson Coltrane clinched the victory and undefeated season for the Bulldogs with a second-period pin in the 170-pound match. “The whole team did it,” Coltrane…
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UCA, Trinity head to state finals Saturday in Greensboro

UCA, Trinity head to state finals Saturday in Greensboro

Members of the Uwharrie Charter Academy wrestling team pose for a photo after winning the Class 1-A East Region title Wednesday night at home. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) GREENSOBORO – Trinity and Uwharrie Charter Academy will try to capture state championships in dual team wrestling Saturday afternoon. Trinity is bidding for its first state crown when it takes on Seaforth in the Class 2-A final at noon. UCA (34-1) will tangle with Avery County (30-1) for the third year in a row and for the fourth time in as many tournaments in Class 1-A at 3 p.m. Avery County won in…
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UCA, Trinity eye next rounds of wrestling duals

UCA, Trinity eye next rounds of wrestling duals

Defending Class 1-A state champion Uwharrie Charter Academy and undefeated Class 2-A team Trinity held up their ends to begin the wrestling dual team state playoffs. They're tops-seeded teams and looked the part when those competitions began Saturday with two rounds on their respective home mats. UCA and Trinity advanced to this week’s third round, which is set for Wednesday. Winners in the third round meet against in regional finals later Wednesday. The winner goes on to Saturday’s state finals. UCA (32-1) is the designated home team in the East Region for Wednesday. The third-round pits UCA vs. fifth-seeded Albemarle…
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Prep boys: Trinity splits games as Payne hits milestone

Prep boys: Trinity splits games as Payne hits milestone

Uwharrie Charter Academy’s Braeden Lamb goes up for a shot against Wheatmore’s Parker Kines during a game last week. Wheatmore’s Robert Nyamongo, left, looks on. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Randleman and Trinity were involved in a Piedmont Athletic Conference boys’ basketball showdown last week and it turned out to be a compelling matchup. Randleman needed overtime to defeat host Trinity 74-69 with Greg Price recording 24 points, Connor Cassidy posting 18 points and Tyshaun Goldston providing 16 points. Dominic Payne had 21 points and Brandon Campbell racked up 18 points for Trinity. Randleman kept it going by blowing out host Wheatmore…
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UCA, Trinity hold top seeds for dual team wrestling state playoffs

UCA, Trinity hold top seeds for dual team wrestling state playoffs

Defending Class 1-A state champion Uwharrie Charter Academy and undefeated Trinity both received top seeds in their respective regions for the wrestling dual team state playoffs, which begin Saturday with two rounds. UCA (30-1) is home against No. 16 seed North Rowan (1-17) to open East Region competition. Eighth-seeded Northeast Carolina Prep (23-4) and ninth-seeded Eastern Randolph (19-9) also will meet at UCA. The winners clash in the second round. In the Class 2-A West Region, Trinity (33-0) will welcome No. 16 seed Reidsville (2-3) for a first-round matchup, with Shelby Burns (17-7) and Lincoln Charter (19-19) meeting in the…
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Trinity, UCA flatten more wrestling foes; Dual team states coming up

Trinity, UCA flatten more wrestling foes; Dual team states coming up

Ethan Hines, shown here in last year's state tournament, has been a key member of Uwharrie Charter Academy's lineup in the lower weights. (Randolph Record file photo) Trinity and Uwharrie Charter Academy wrestling teams have geared up for the postseason in fine fashion. Trinity completed a sweep of the Piedmont Athletic Conference in duals by winning 70-0 last week at Eastern Randolph. The Bulldogs (33-0) capped the regular season by winning three meets on their home mats the next night in non-conference action. Trinity won all except one bout in defeating Asheboro 68-6. The Bulldogs also overwhelmed Kernersville Glenn by…
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Prep boys: PAC race looks crowded

Prep boys: PAC race looks crowded

It’s tight atop the Piedmont Athletic Conference boys’ basketball schedule near the midway mark of the league slate. Trinity suffered its first PAC loss of the season when host Eastern Randolph won 81-77 in Friday night’s game at Ramseur. That was a rematch of last February’s PAC Tournament championship game on the same court, with the Wildcats winning that one as well. Eastern Randolph also entered this week with just one PAC defeat. Randleman is unbeaten in PAC play going into a game early this week vs. Trinity. Timothy Brower’s 34 points and Nicah Taylor’s 19 points led the way…
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