Wheatmore athletics

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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Area Sports: Asheboro goes perfect 10 in soccer; Wheatmore title team receives rings

Area Sports: Asheboro goes perfect 10 in soccer; Wheatmore title team receives rings

Members of the 2022 Wheatmore girls' soccer team receive rings for winning last spring's Class 2-A state championship. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)   Asheboro boys keep rolling in soccer ASHEBORO – The Asheboro boys’ soccer team has picked up state rankings on the way to a perfect record through 10 games of the season. The Blue Comets have made some schedule adjustments, but those didn’t slow down the team. Asheboro added a home game against Langtree Charter Academy, winning 1-0 on Thursday night for the 10th win of the season. Cristian Ortiz scored the second-half goal on an assist from Ozmar…
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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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Early showdowns dot Randolph County prep schedules

Early showdowns dot Randolph County prep schedules

Asheboro boys' soccer players celebrate a goal during a game last year, which turned out to be a good season for the Blue Comets (File photo) High school sports games and matches for the 2022-23 school year begin next week with competitions that count on the records. For most sports in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, the first date for competition comes Monday (Aug. 15). Here are a few notable events on early schedules: •  On Aug. 15, Southwestern Randolph travels to Central Davidson in the first boys’ soccer game with Jimmy Walker back in charge as coach…
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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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Tears of joy for Warriors: Wheatmore girls capture state title

Tears of joy for Warriors: Wheatmore girls capture state title

Members of the Wheatmore girls' soccer team celebrate the school's first state championship Friday night in Cary. (PJ Ward-Brown/North State Journal) CARY – The Wheatmore girls’ soccer team fit right in at the state finals. The Warriors, who were the first Randolph County team to play in a state championship game in soccer, completed an unblemished season with Friday night’s 4-1 victory against Clinton to secure the Class 2-A title. “We definitely deserved it,” Wheatmore forward Summer Bowman said. The Warriors ended up with a 25-0-0 record. “You go 25-0, you set the bar so high for anybody,” coach Ricky…
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