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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Riley Queen

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Riley Queen

 Wheatmore  |  boys’ soccer   Queen has been an offensive force early in the season as the Warriors have been on a tear. A senior forward, Queen has 12 goals and four assists in nine games. That helped the Warriors to a 6-0-3 start. Queen scored Wheatmore’s only goal in last week’s 1-1 overtime tie at home with rival Trinity in a Piedmont Athletic Conference game. Later in the week, he notched two goals and an assist as the Warriors won 7-1 at Randleman. Henry Santos also had two goals in the Randleman game, while Hayden Hemming, Anakin Leister, and…
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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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Championships, individual excellence highlight spring prep season in county

Championships, individual excellence highlight spring prep season in county

Asheboro’s Arianna Lovingood-Smith’s makes an attempt in the high jump during the Class 3-A state championships last month at North Carolina A&T. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) There was plenty to digest for spring prep sports involving Randolph County teams in addition to Wheatmore’s girls’ soccer team and Randleman’s baseball team winning Class 2-A state championships. Those accomplishments were certainly among the highlights, but other developments deserve certain attention as well.   Blue Comets jump ahead Asheboro’s girls’ track and field team won the program’s first conference championship by capturing the Mid-Piedmont Conference title. “We’ve had some good talent come through, but…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Summer Bowman

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Summer Bowman

Wheatmore  |  girls’ soccer   Bowman scored two goals to boost the Warriors in the Class 2-A state championship game. That resulted in a 4-1 victory against Clinton on Friday night in Cary. She was named Most Valuable Player of the title game. Bowman, a junior forward, was an instrumental part of Wheatmore’s 25-0-0 season that was capped by the school’s first state team championship. In the West Region final earlier in the week, Bowman had the team’s only two assists in the 4-3 overtime triumph at Wilkes Central. Bowman finished the season third on the team in goals (36)…
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Wheatmore girls hit big stage with spot in state final

Wheatmore girls hit big stage with spot in state final

Wheatmore’s Kara Comer, left, and Summer Bowman hug Ellie Garrison after her penalty-kick goal against Wilkes Central in the Class 2-A West Region final Tuesday night at Wilkes Central in Wilkesboro. Wheatmore (PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL) It’s hard to imagine there’s more to accomplish for the Wheatmore girls’ soccer team. Yet the biggest prize is still out there for the Warriors. They hold a 24-0 record and the state record for goals (191) in a season. There’s one more chance to add to those accomplishments. They take on Clinton (25-2) in Friday night’s Class 2-A state championship game at WakeMed…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Ellie Garrison

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Ellie Garrison

Wheatmore  |  girls’ soccer   Garrison racked up more big offensive numbers as the Warriors completed an undefeated regular season with two more victories last week. Garrison, a sophomore, produced four goals and one assist in a 12-3 triumph against visiting Uwharrie Charter Academy. Summer Bowman was credited with five goals and three assists, Natalie Bowman posted two goals and one assist and Maggie Messner had a goal in that game. Garrison followed that a day later with six goals and one assist in the 9-0 romp past host Providence Grove to conclude the Piedmont Athletic Conference portion of the…
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Prep Notes: Wheatmore golfers claim PAC crown

Prep Notes: Wheatmore golfers claim PAC crown

Asheboro’s David Elliott putts on the fourth green during a match at Asheboro Municipal Golf Course in March. (PJ Ward-Brown / Randolph Record) Wheatmore was the overwhelming winner in the Piedmont Athletic Conference Tournament for boys’ golf last week at Colonial Country Club in Thomasville. The Warriors posted a score of 324 for a 43-shot advantage on runner-up Providence Grove. Randleman (375) was third, followed by Trinity (376), Uwharrie Charter Academy (417) and Southwestern Randolph (453). Eastern Randolph didn’t have enough entrants for a team score, but that didn’t stop the school from making an impact. The individual champion was…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Rob Hales

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Rob Hales

Wheatmore  |  baseball  Hales did important work on the pitching mound and at the plate as the Warriors won a pair of games against Eastern Randolph. Hales threw six innings in the first meeting, giving up one earned run and two walks while striking out 10 across in an 8-2 outcome. Three days later, Hales drove in two runs and had a double as the Warriors posted an 11-1 victory while compiling their highest run total of the season. Wheatmore improved to 4-5, winning its Piedmont Athletic Conference games for the first time and also capturing back-to-back games for the…
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UCA, Randleman, SWR, Wheatmore advance in girls’ basketball playoffs

UCA, Randleman, SWR, Wheatmore advance in girls’ basketball playoffs

ASHEBORO — Four Randolph County girls' basketball teams advanced to the second round of the state playoffs with wins Tuesday night, while two others saw their seasons end. Uwharrie Charter Academy, Randleman, Southwestern Randolph and Wheatmore cruised in their first-round playoff games. UCA, a No. 3 seed in Class 1-A in the West Region, topped No. 30 seed Bradford Prep 54-38. Also in Class 1-A, Eastern Randolph fell short in a 65-62 loss to Cherokee. Randleman, the top seed in the Class 2-A, dominated No. 32 seed Shelby Burns with a 64-17 victory. No. 11 seed Southwestern Randolph was a…
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Tears flow at Senior Night ceremony

Tears flow at Senior Night ceremony

Emotions flowed in a special manner on Senior Night at Providence Grove. Thursday night’s ceremony between the girls’ and boys’ basketball games against Wheatmore included recognition of senior basketball players and cheerleaders. Cheerleading and boys’ basketball seniors were honored before the girls’ basketball seniors. The final of those recognitions drew a tearful standing ovation. That’s when the parents of the late Lily Butler came onto the court. Butler, who had been a member of the girls’ program, died in July at age 17. She also had been on the cross country team. Her parents, Chip and Carol Butler, received numerous…
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