Prep Notes: Trinity jumper rates high in state

Randleman’s baseball team has largely continued its success this season. Here, players Gus Shelton, left, Bryson Sweatt and Brooks Brannon meet with coach Jake Smith.

Dylan Hodges’ mark of 6 feet, 4 inches in the high jump is tied for the second-best leap in the state this year behind Kyzaiah Stone, a senior from Clayton Cleveland. 

Hodges, a Trinity junior, had his top effort March 19 at the Mighty Viking Invitational.

Stone posted a leap of 7 feet on April 9 in the All-American Track Classic at Spring Valley, S.C.

Among other North Carolina prep athletes with recorded jumps of 6-4 are senior Jaxsen Wilkerson of South Caldwell, junior Khareen Thompson of Hickory Ridge and senior Marcus Holloman of South Rowan.

Randleman falls once

Randleman’s bid for an undefeated baseball season was thwarted after 16 games.

The Tigers lost 8-3 to Catawba Ridge, a team from Fort Mill, S.C., in their second of four games last week in the Hanahan Invitational Tournament an event based in Charleston, S.C.

Randleman responded to win its next two games, returning from the spring break trip with an 18-1 record.

 Solid softball showing

Randleman’s softball team entered an often-stacked field for Southern Alamance’s Easter tournament.

The Tigers lost 10-0 to the host team, which was the 2021 Class 3-A state champion, and then churned out a pair of victories. Randleman topped Chatham Central 5-2 and then defeated Harnett Central 7-6.

All three of those opponents for the Tigers had winning records. Harnett Central’s only previous loss to an in-state team came in a season opener at Southern Alamance.

By Randolph Record