Zach Hazelwood

Here are Piedmont Athletic Conference all-conference  teams for fall sports

Here are Piedmont Athletic Conference all-conference teams for fall sports

Southwestern Randolph’s Fernando Hernandez, left, and Randleman’s Chris Ayala were two of the top boys’ soccer players in the PAC. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Here’s a list of the Piedmont Athletic Conference’s major award winners and all-conference selections for fall sports: Boys’ cross country Runner of the Year: Zach Hazelwood (Wheatmore) Coach of the Year: Dennis Lewis (Providence Grove) Team: Robbie Clark (Providence Grove), Colin Duvall (Providence Grove), Alden Shelton (Providence Grove), Kelton Shoptaw (Providence Grove), Caleb Ward (Providence Grove), Jedidah Dake (Randleman), Freddie Mercado (Randleman), Austin Luck (Uwharrie Charter Academy), Zeriah Thompson (Uwharrie Charter Academy), Chris White (Uwharrie Charter Academy),…
Read More
Prep Roundup: UCA boys win first under new coach

Prep Roundup: UCA boys win first under new coach

Uwharrie Charter Academy’s Aaron Smith shoots over Woods Charter’s Levi Haygood. (Gene Galin/Randolph Record) SUMMERFIELD – Preston Steele’s debut as boys’ basketball coach at Uwharrie Charter Academy went well. The Eagles posted a 53-21 road victory at Bethany Community last Thursday. That was followed by Friday’s 66-34 triumph at Woods Charter. UCA girls won their opener as well, prevailing 60-48 at Bethany Community behind Nevaeh Staples’ 17 points and Lainey Thomas’ 15 points. Next, the Eagles won 66-21 at Woods Charter with Staples scoring 16 points. Boys’ soccer Southwestern Randolph’s season ended with a 3-2 home loss to Lincoln Charter…
Read More
Prep Roundup: Randleman Tigers take off on soccer rise; Cougars win volleyball showdown

Prep Roundup: Randleman Tigers take off on soccer rise; Cougars win volleyball showdown

Randleman’s Chris Lopez (No. 7) and teammates Christian Lopez, left, Chris Ayala and Francisco Vences celebrate a goal against Southwestern Randolph last week. Kevin Garcia of the Cougars looks on. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Randleman showed that it’s ready to be a force in Piedmont Athletic Conference boys’ soccer. The Tigers did that in a big way. First, they knocked off visiting Southwestern Randolph, which had put together a strong non-conference résumé. They then ripped through Uwharrie Charter Academy for an 8-2 road victory at Zoo City Sportsplex. So less than halfway through the PAC schedule, Randleman was the lone team…
Read More
Prep Roundup: Asheboro clicks as soccer season begins; Wheatmore’s Hazelwood wins race

Prep Roundup: Asheboro clicks as soccer season begins; Wheatmore’s Hazelwood wins race

Eastern Randolph teammates Cora Sparrow, left, and Logann Beaver make a play at the net against Western Alamance. Teammate Kenly Whitaker, far left, looks on. (Scott Pelkey/Randolph Record) Several volleyball teams rack up multiple wins Strong starts to the season came in various forms for Randolph County teams as the fall competitions began last week. Here’s a glance at some of the highlights: Boys’ soccer Asheboro, coming off the best season in program history, won its opener in the new season by a 5-1 count against Newton Foard. The Blue Comets had five different goal scorers – Daniel Guttierez, Henry Martinez…
Read More
Prep Golf, Track: Carter claims second again in state tourney; Beane jumps to runner-up spot

Prep Golf, Track: Carter claims second again in state tourney; Beane jumps to runner-up spot

Connor Carter of Eastern Randolph tees off during the Class 1-A state tournament last week at Pinehurst No. 6. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) PINEHURST – Eastern Randolph senior Connor Carter was the runner-up again in the Class 1-A state tournament for boys’ golf. Carter shot rounds of 70 and 77 for 3-over-par 147 last week at Pinehurst No. 6. He was behind only Mitchell’s Connor Warren, the defending champion who checked in at 11-under 133 with rounds of 65 and 68. Carter had a four-shot edge on third-place finisher Reid Smith of South Stanly. In Class 2-A at Longleaf Golf &…
Read More
Prep track and field: Wheatmore girls, Randleman boys notch PAC titles

Prep track and field: Wheatmore girls, Randleman boys notch PAC titles

Randleman’s Gracie Beane, shown here in the high jump during the state meet last year at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, won four events in this week’s PAC championships. (File photo) Snotherly, Beane, Hazelwood claim most individual events TRINITY – Wheatmore’s girls and Randleman’s boys were team champions in the Piedmont Athletic Conference track and field championships. Wheatmore, the host school, posted 137 points in the girls’ competition to runner-up Providence Grove’s 108 and Randleman’s 101. On the boys’ side, Randleman had 145 to Trinity’s 134. Multiple individual winners were prominent on the girls’ side with Brecken Snotherly of Eastern…
Read More
Asheboro runs away in Randolph County track and field championships

Asheboro runs away in Randolph County track and field championships

Numerous schools have stellar results for individuals ASHEBORO – Asheboro’s boys’ and girls’ track and field teams were superior in the Randolph County Championships on Tuesday. But the Blue Comets had plenty of company from entrants from other schools when it came to special individual performances. On the girls’ side, Brecken Snotherly of Eastern Randolph won four events on the track and Randleman’s Gracie Beane was strong in field events. Asheboro’s Jalaya Showers, Wheatmore’s Ariel Martin and Trinity’s Kensley Fox also won multiple individual events. In boys’ races, Southwestern Randolph’s Adam Cole was the top sprinter, Asheboro’s Nicolas Chavez claimed…
Read More
Prep Roundup: Cougars stay on rise in softball

Prep Roundup: Cougars stay on rise in softball

Wheatmore’s Skylar Pittman tags Uwharrie Charter Academy’s Kenzie Hill at second base during Friday’s softball game. UCA won 11-1 in the home game. (Scott Pelkey/Randolph Record) Southwestern Randolph’s softball team has been listed among highly ranked teams in the state and the Cougars have the results to back that up. Southwestern Randolph won 1-0 in 10 innings against visiting Oak Grove last week as Carleigh Whitson drove in Kami Dunn to end the game. Macie Crutchfield had a three-hitter with 13 strikeouts for the Cougars, who entered this week with an 8-0 overall record. In the Piedmont Athletic Conference, Southwestern…
Read More
Prep Roundup: Asheboro’s Lee wins league golf crown

Prep Roundup: Asheboro’s Lee wins league golf crown

 Providence Grove’s Johnathon Ortega, left, and Uwharrie Charter Academy’s Carlos Parroquin battle for the ball during a boys’ soccer game last week. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) ARCHDALE -- Salem Lee of Asheboro won last week’s Mid-Piedmont Conference championship in girls’ golf. Lee shot 73 in the final conference competition at Holly Ridge Golf Links. Asheboro was the team runner-up. Golf regionals are set to be contested early this week. The state tournament is next week. Cross country At Trinity, Uwharrie Charter Academy won girls’ and boys’ meets in the Piedmont Athletic Conference last week on Wheatmore’s course among some top teams.…
Read More
Athlete of the Week: Zach Hazelwood

Athlete of the Week: Zach Hazelwood

ZACH HAZELWOOD Uwharrie Charter Academy | Sophomore | Cross Country Zach Hazelwood of Wheatmore is the Athlete of the Week. He qualified for the state championships in Class 2-A based on his 11th-place finish in Saturday’s Midwest Regional. Hazelwood, a sophomore, finished one spot ahead of Providence Grove’s Robert Burton in 18 minutes, 32.99 seconds at Fisher River Park in Dobson. Hazelwood’s time marked the third-fastest for 5,000 meters in school history. Burton had a time of 18:42.39. Providence Grove advanced to states, which will be held Saturday in Kernersville, as the third-place team behind West Stanly and Wilkes Central.…
Read More