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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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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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PREP NOTES: Area girls pick up league golf titles

PREP NOTES: Area girls pick up league golf titles

ASHEBORO — Two girls from Randolph County schools have won individual conference championships in golf. Asheboro’s Salem Lee shot 77 on Monday for the Mid-Piedmont Conference title at Winding Creek Golf Club. The Blue Comets finished second in the team standings. • In last week’s Piedmont Athletic Conference Tournament, Providence Grove was the team winner, led by Caroline Wright’s 41 at Colonial Country Club. Providence Grove posted 143, for a 15-shot edge on Southwestern Randolph. Randleman (173) was third and Trinity (190) was fourth. The event was shortened from 18 to nine holes because of weather concerns. Morgan Heilig of…
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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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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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Randolph County School System announces STAR students

Randolph County School System announces STAR students

ASHEBORO — The Randolph County Schools announced their "STAR 3" Students for September, 2021. STAR 3 students are recognized for being “Respectful, Responsible, and Doing the Right Thing.” The Board of Education recognizes these students and their accomplishments at a designated board meeting. A school-based committee handles the selection of each school’s awards recipient. Family members and school staff are invited to a student’s recognition at a Board of Education meeting. Three students per year, per school are recognized as STAR3 Students. Selection criteria for the STAR 3 program include passing grades in spite of obstacles, returning to school after…
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Wheatmore volleyball looks to spike cancer

Wheatmore volleyball looks to spike cancer

Annual “Volley for the Cure” raises funds, awareness for worthy cause TRINITY — So many good vibes stemmed from last week’s volleyball match between Trinity and Wheatmore. The occasion was dubbed “Volley for the Cure,” designated as an event to bring awareness to the fight against breast cancer and to raise funds for the cause. It’s a decade-long tradition connected to the Wheatmore team. “The whole gym is decked out in pink,” Wheatmore coach Sarah Beth Campbell said. Breast cancer survivor Wendy Harmon gave a speech and delivered the ceremonial first serve. She’s a 1987 Trinity graduate, while her husband,…
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Prep Football Roundup: Cougars keep it going with strong offense

Prep Football Roundup: Cougars keep it going with strong offense

Southwestern Randolph’s football team kept the big offensive numbers coming. The Cougars topped visiting Starmount 42-30 on Friday night in a non-league game. The matchup was a late schedule addition when Southwestern Randolph’s scheduled matchup with Albemarle was nixed. The Cougars have scored more than 40 points in their last three games. Southwestern Randolph has boosted its record to 4-0. Keaton Reed accounted for 250 yards of total offense in the Starmount game. He rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another, with the pass going to Bryson Reid. Adam Cole scored touchdowns on a punt return and an interception…
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Wheatmore aims to sustain athletics excellence

Wheatmore aims to sustain athletics excellence

TRINITY – Wheatmore has set a standard in recent years for overall excellence in its athletics department. Now with a slightly different mix of conference membership, the Warriors want to keep it going. “We’ve been fortunate enough,” athletics director Rick Halo said. “You know this goes in peaks and valleys. When one program is down a little bit, there’s another that comes along and moves up.” Wheatmore was the past school year’s Wells Fargo Conference Cup winner for the PAC-7. It marked the fifth year in a row that the school was atop the Conference Cup standings for its league.…
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Big point totals become area theme

Big point totals become area theme

ASHEBORO — Big point totals were the order of the week for area high school football games. Each of the Friday games involving Randolph County teams had at least one team reaching the 40-point mark. Other than the only intra-county matchup that involved Eastern Randolph’s 49-7 whipping of host Asheboro, here’s a recap of games: EAST DAVIDSON 37, WHEATMORE 22 Thursday at Trinity, the Warriors (1-1) couldn’t keep up in the home game despite 241 passing yards and two touchdown throws from Ben Walker. Cade Hamilton was charted with 102 receiving yards in the loss. SOUTHWESTERN RANDOLPH 55, SOUTH STANLY…
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