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7 of 9 local prep hoop teams advance to second round

AHS finished rally after star player injured; other three boys teams romped and three girls teams triumphed.

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Comets rout Spartans for tourney title

Hot start, sticky defense help AHS avenge two earlier losses to Central Davidson

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Tigers sweep PAC titles

Both Tiger boys and girls cruise to easy wins in finals

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Uwharrie Charter set to defend 1-A baseball title

Eagles are re-loaded for bear with experienced lineup

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Rewinding the week in sports

Stanback has 39 points in Asheboro win over North Davidson

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Four wrestlers bring home state titles

Three from UCA, 1 from Trinity triumph; 15 others place

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Everhart places thrice at state meet

Competing in three field events at same time, he finishes top three in each

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Asheboro beginning youth athletic scholarship program

New initiative will help kids from low-income families be able to participate in city’s athletic programs

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RHS boys, girls, AHS boys earn first-round byes in conference tourneys

Trinity boys beat RHS, ER  in same week to add intrigue to PAC event

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38 Randolph wrestlers advance

This week’s state wrestling championships will have heavy Randolph influence

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Brower takes lead as ’Cats eye repeat postseason run

ER hopes tough schedule will pay off in playoffs

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Teams vie for position as conference tournaments near

Stanback leads points explosion for Blue Comets

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Fall sportsmanship awards

Randolph Sports Council rewards athletes for sportsmanship

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Two state champions

UCA wins second straight 1-A dual title; Trinity wins first 2-A title

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Randolph County All-Unsung Basketball Team

Recognizing the players who do the little things to help their team

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Tigers’ basketball teams strengthen conference leads

Audra Petty scores 1,000th career point

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Trinity, UCA wrestle for state titles Saturday

While UCA is looking for its third 1-A title in five years, Trinity is seeking its first 2-A title since 1980.

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Trinity, UCA chase title dreams

Bulldogs in 2-A, Eagles in 1-A start playoffs 2-0

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Volleyballer helping UCA on basketball court, too

UNC-Pembroke volleyball commit becomes a two-sport standout

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Randleman, ER continue winning ways

Timothy Brower scores 37 points for Eastern Randolph

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SWR boys make strides in own fashion

Hustle, effort and grit: Cougar boys have got those qualities

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Wildcats launch themselves back into PAC-7 race with thrilling win

ER rounding into form after a purposely stout early schedule

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Blue Comets race past Montgomery

Wheatmore swimmers win girls' conference crown, second to Providence Grove on boys' side

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Price is right for Randleman

Tigers open 12-4,  including 5-0 in PAC-7 play

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Central Davidson nips Asheboro in OT

Battle for first place in the MPC

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Zookeepers coach now also club’s GM

Korey Davis calls decision ‘a no-brainer.’

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Former Blue Comets break records for college teams

Two local players are stepping out for their colleges

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Apparently, we need more AHS-ER hoop clashes

One-loss Comets, defending 2-A state runnerup Wildcats use contrasting styles to put on a show in 80-75 AHS victory

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New year kicks off with local fireworks

Two players tally 29-point nights as teams open conference play

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Trinity wrestlers have eyes on the prize: A state 2-A dual meet championship

Bulldogs are perfect in dual meets thus far this season

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Comets, Cougars capture titles

Defense carries day for both teams in 3-0 marches to their titles

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Trinity senior leading the state in scoring

Dominic Payne, PAC-7 Player of the Year as a junior, is even better this year

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Uwharrie Charter wins wrestling tourney in Bunn

Local sports roundup

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The draw of McCrary Park

Ballpark improvements drawing interest from college teams: ‘People call us now’

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Representing Randolph

Norwood,  Dobias talk about their  separate  all-star experiences

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Wrestling offers youth chance to change path

New-found discipline puts AHS wrestler on varsity map as freshman

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Audra Petty scores 26 for Randleman

Payne, Stanback continue to put up the points

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All-Randolph County Football Team

Goldston, Norwood top Randolph Hub's 32-player team

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New holiday tournament set for AHS

5 county schools, 3 others will play 24 games in 3 days

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AHS boys cruise; THS’ Payne has another big night

SWR girls clobber North Davidson

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Wheatmore girls return to winning ways

Team is reunited with former coach

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Will they do it again?

Eastern Randolph finally kicks off its follow-up hoops season after reaching state finals last year

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Stanback signs with App State

6-foot-7 Blue Comets standout says he's Boone bound

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Petty steps up her game to offset loss of seniors, injured teammate

Randleman's shooting star is averaging 24 points per game

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Blue Comets avenge loss to Randleman

Dominic Payne has 32- and 34-point nights for Trinity

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Eight classifications?

Here’s how NCSHAA’s plan for 2025-26 could affect high school athletics in Randolph County

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Hernandez named Region’s top player

SWR sophomore is also selected to the all-state team

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Time to pass out accolades

Conferences honor top fall sport athletes

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Randleman’s balance leads to win over Asheboro

Asheboro hosts ‘Cold Turkey’ wrestling tournament

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Caressa King: SWR senior a coach’s dream

King is a standout in all phases of the game

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Mount Airy rallies past Wildcats

Turnovers hurt as ER again can’t hold onto second half lead

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Randolph Hub’s 2023 All-Randolph County Volleyball Team

Shiflet, Kennell lead all-star group

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Trinity’s Payne scores 97 points in two games

Asheboro boys open season with 3-0 record

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ER sets up Round 4 at Mount Airy

Wildcats earn playoff rematch, thanks to OL’s dominance

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Asheboro's Stanback picks up where he left off

Stanback enters final season taller, experienced and ready to lead Blue Comets

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Winter sports begin play in Randolph

Blue Comets roll to easy victory over Southwestern Randolph in basketball opener

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Wildcats reach third round

Transition to Eastern Randolph  going just fine for QB Carter Revelle

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Randleman falls in state playoffs

Southwestern Randolph knocked out of state soccer playoffs

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Zoo City Sportsplex hosts first tournament

And so it begins … Four fields rented, used for 44 matches

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GIVING THEIR BEST SHOTS

Lewis Baldwin’s local boxing  group giving hope, opportunity  to young fighters in the area

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Tigers start slow, finish fast in first-round rout

Explosive second half breaks game open

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Smith fulfilling childhood dream with Wildcats

Four scores lead Wildcats to playoff romp

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After third-round exit, Cougars' soccer future looks bright

Coach Jimmy Walker  has high hopes for his young team’s future

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Playoffs end early for SW Randolph, PG, Trinity

Randleman, Asheboro also ousted early in state soccer playoffs

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Wildcats outlast Tigers in showdown for league title

Eastern Randolph's defense comes up strong to preserve 22-21 victory

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Cougars ousted in fourth round

Southwestern Randolph again loses to tough Brevard team

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Tigers' Dobias picked for East-West game

First Randleman player selected for the annual All-Star game in 11 years

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Trinity outlasts SW Randolph in final seconds

Volleyball  playoffs end locally; now it's soccer teams’ turns

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SWR helps home playoff game hopes with win over PG

‘Urgency’ is the watchword for the Cougars as season comes to a close

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Friday: It’s ER at Randleman

John Kirkpatrick of Randleman throws five touchdown passes

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Hazelwood runs ahead of competition

Wheatmore senior tops tough course record to capture individual honors in PAC championship

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Local teams off to hot start in first round of playoffs

Eastern Randolph pulls off the upset in 1-A tournament opener

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Moore among reasons UCA optimistic about 1-A tournament chances

Coach calls athletic junior ‘a freak of nature’

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ER continues impressive run through conference

47-0 romp over Providence Grove makes it four shutouts in four games

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Tigers shut out Cougars

Volleyball, tennis post-season tournaments are underway

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Can you say ... domination?

Matt Shiflet Stables captures 2 of 7 World Grand titles, 19 world titles in prestigious event

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Asheboro High honors new gym’s namesake

Martin Smith’s trail of success leads to reward of a lifetime

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Kirkpatrick throws for 6 TDs in Randleman rout

Junior receiver Tyshaun Goldstone catches seven passes, five for touchdowns

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Wildcats, Tigers romp

Southwestern Randolph rolls on in volleyball, while Randleman and Asheboro did so in soccer,

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AHS adds to its Hall of Fame

1962 state hoops champs among inductees into AHS Sports Hall

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Summer Bowman saves ASU with late-game goals

A former Wheatmore girls soccer star had a week to remember for her new team, Appalachian State

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SWR sweeps Trinity, RHS

Undefeated Randleman rolls over Wheatmore in football

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ER lays down the law ... again

Wildcats turn back another challenger; 3 TDs in 2:30 undoes SWR

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Changes on the way for NCHSAA

NC legislature to put athletics group under state control

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Thrown in spotlight, senior Fox is shining

Patriots senior steps into lead back role, and steps up

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RHS coach leaves to be with family

Coach Shane Timmons putting family first

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ER’s Norwood selected to Shrine Bowl

Carolina-bound lineman only player in PAC-7 or MPC to be invited to all-star game

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Ellis’ 5 TDs lead SWR past AHS

Cougars' record now at 4-1 on the season 

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Wildcats roll past Parkwood on the road

Cougars spoil Asheboro's Homecoming

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Former assistant takes over and PG tennis takes off

Patriot girls jump out to 7-0 start

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SWR tops UCA in volleyball to take conference lead

Area sports roundup

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Philosophy switch has Eagles flying high

With talented senior group leading way, UCA is atop PAC-7 with SW Randolph 

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Cougars, Eagles heading for volleyball showdown

SWR soccer team continues winning ways

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Cougars welcome 14 into new HOF

“This is a special place. I am thank- ful I had the opportunity to come  here when I did.” – Donnie Baxter

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RHS rocks AHS; ER rolls

Eastern Randolph pounds Central Davidson

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Cougars hope to right ship before Friday’s game at AHS

A preview of Friday's rivalry matchup at Asheboro

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Providence Grove tops AHS in emotional win

Comets score two TDs in first 5 minutes, then Patriot defense stiffens

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Expectations begin to climb for ER volleyball

Wildcats end 0-24 drought vs. Wheatmore

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RHS, SWR add victories

Trinity's Noah Bradley throws three touchdown passes

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SWR, UCA netters pile up impressive victories

SWR's Fernando Hernandez has 5 goals in one match

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City plans Oct 19 grand opening for Sportsplex

Signage, open play starting in spring among wrinkles  being ironed out

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Providence Grove wins in comeback

Patriot players will face former coach in emotional tilt against Asheboro

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SWR announces first Hall of Fame class

SWR wins in four sets over Asheboro High

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RHS, ER roll to victories

Prep football roundup

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REMC’s Sports Camp scholarships lead to training for two local athletes

Scholarship winners train with top basketball programs

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Wildcats bounce back, survive mistakes and AHS

Both teams have their moments in entertaining affair

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Cougars thrive in difficult early season tests

Following unexpected end last season, SWR prepares for next playoff run with beefed up schedule

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Hernandez has six goals to lead Cougars to pair of wins

Local prep sports roundup

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Scores and Standings

High school sports schedules and standings 

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Asheboro may have a new dynamic duo

Asheboro captures opener behind offensive connection

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Cox, Ellis stand out for Cougars

Football season underway with mostly local success

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Area roundup

fall sports are off and running

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Blue Comets look to recapture past glory

Blue Comet volleyball team opens season

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Standings/Scheduless

the latest scores and schedules for local sports

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Divine intervention? Wolfpack player takes us behind the scenes of magical 1983 national title season

Alvin Battle is today a Randolph County resident involved in many community activities.

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Post 45 ousted from SE Regional in 11 innings

Post 45's season ends in a game for the ages against eventual SE Regional winner Florence, SC.

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'Dynamic Duo' are together for All-Star experience

‘Dynamic Duo’ are together again under the All-Star spotlight

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AHS teammates 2 of just 3 to ever be in All-Star game

AHS teammates 2 of just 3 to ever be in All-Star game 

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Zookeepers trio recount fun week as All-Stars

Zookeepers trio recount fun week as All-Stars

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Post 45 plays for a spot in the World Series

Post 45 plays in SE Regional Thursday; Zookeepers' week has memorable moments

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Post 45 ousted in Game 5

Rowan County gets spot in state finals

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Three Zookeepers are all-stars

McPeak, Scott, Dienes represent Asheboro in CPL game

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Standings & Schedules

Here's the latest standings and schedule

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Baseball Roundup: Zookeepers’ offense comes to life

Legion team loses tough series, while Zookeepers pound Forest City

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Players to watch

An early look at top players from each local football program

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County stars play together in East-West game

County rivals are teammates in all-star game

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All-Star game bound

Asheboro has two players in this year’s East-West game

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Post 45 begins post-season play

Post 45 swept its opening round series with Davidson County; Rowan is up next

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BASEBALL ROUNDUP

Lodise powers Zookeepers past Forest City

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Davidson finishes 2nd in NC Amateur

Asheboro grad, current Guilford golfer is having quite a run

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Keeping up with the Marshes

Thanks to skill sharpening from family competition, fourth Marsh brother keeps his promise

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Post 45 has a rare two-loss week

Zookeepers split a doubleheader with Hi-Toms

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NASCAR drivers try Caraway

A couple of big name drivers made a local visit last week

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Play ball! At McCrary Park

Zookeepers win first McCrary Park home game, and are ready for many more

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Finally healthy, McPeak showing what he can do

Payoff has arrived for Lenoir-Rhyne athlete

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Once again, Post 45 sharpens tools on difficult schedule

Some of the top Legion programs in the Southeastern USA gather at McCrary Park

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Randolph Sports Roundup

ER’s Flinchum is 1-A District 5 Player of Year; Murphy Football Camp postponed

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It was a season of firsts for Wake, George Miller

With Deacons back in College World Series, local man looks back at the first time he and Wake were there ... in 1955

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Sports Roundup: Post 45 picks up four more victories

Chad Whitson resigns as softball coach at SWR, replaced by Toby Strider

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Raiders have big plans, big dreams after first season

Local sports academy registering students for the 2023 fall season

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Making the right call

Entering 50th year of officiating, Bill Croom receives ultimate honor

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Murphy Football Camp to honor Andy Headen

Eastern Randolph product won NCAA Championship at Clemson and Super Bowl with the New York Giants

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Record score leads Bass to third straight City-Am title

Bass has improved his total score in each of the past three tournaments

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Finally healthy, Brooks Brannon smashes first pro HR

Now playing in the Red Sox organization

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Post 45 loads up again

After 7-1 start, big stretch begins as more players roll in

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Coach says ZooKeepers are close to turning a corner

June 22 is target date for opening of McCrary Park

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Sports Roundup

Seven baseball players, Wheatmore’s star soccer duo make all-state teams

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Uwarrie Charter triumphs

Eagles win second state 1-A baseball title in 5 years

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Defending champs fall short of repeat

Wheatmore’s attempt to win back-to-back 2-A titles ends late in second half

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Brown has core in place

New Asheboro football coach has staff ready 

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Sports Roundup

Post 45's Braylen Hayes has a huge night at the plate in 16-2 romp

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Wheatmore triumphs on road, plays for second straight 2-A title Saturday

Summer Bowman scored three goals and Ellie Garrison two as Wheatmore set more state records in a 5-2 victory over Pine Lake Prep on Tuesday, May 30.

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Uwharrie has own story to tell

Eagles come back from a 5-9 mid-season record to a championship berth

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UCA rallies into state 1-A finals, ending ER’s Cinderella run

Eagles strike for 8 runs late to capture all-Randolph County semifinal series

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Area sports roundup

American Legion Post 45 gets season underway

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Sports Scores and Schedules

Playoff scores and what's ahead

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ER trainer receives state honor

Jana Webb to be recognized during All-Star week in Greensboro

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Big changes coming for high school basketball

Rule changes related to team fouls and free throws

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Wheatmore scores late to move into Final Four

Going gets tougher for Warriors as they try to repeat as State Champs

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Early look at the Sportsplex

Sneak peak at the new sports complex on Zoo Parkway

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Rain, mud and McCrary Park

Zookeepers, Post 45 scramble to find venues for early home games as McCrary is not ready

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Cougars falter 2-1 in 10 innings

SWR playoff run ends against dominating pitcher from West Wilkes 

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ER’s dream run continuesER’s dream run continues

Cougars to meet Uwharrie Charter in next round while RHS, SWR seasons come to end

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ER golfer is second in state tournament

Senior Connor Carter is runner-up in 1A championship at Pinehurst

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Post 45 begins promising season

First home game is Saturday at newly renovated McCrary Park

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Hall, Snotherly selected for All-Star game

Two will be teammates in July 17 East-West game in Greensboro

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Sports Roundup: Wheatmore romps in playoff games

Randleman Tigers hopes for  third straight title end in 4th round

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Prep scores, schedule

Here is the upcoming playoff and Post 45 schedule

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Garrison tops own state record

... and then some after  scoring six more in playoff  opening victory Monday

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Wildcats, Eagles roll in 1-A playoffs

In baseball playoffs, RHS and UCA move on ...  as does 6-17 ER; AHS upsets Enka

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Six county high school teams make soccer playoffs

End-of-season honors are awarded

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Crutchfield no-hits rivals in playoffs

Cougars win matchup between two great pitchers to advance to round three

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Randleman moves on in playoffs

Tiger bats explode in second-round win

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AHS hires new softball coach

Program alumnus Kristen Faircloth to take the helm as coach

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High school basketball to create 'Final Four' feel

Tournament semi-finals and finals to be played at single site

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Signups open for 2023 Asheboro City Amateur Golf Championship

May 26 is the entry deadline

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Randolph Sports Council Spring Banquet

Local high school athletes honored at Snyder Farms

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Randleman captures conference baseball title

One pitch from being ousted in semifinals, Tigers rally to win it all

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How the PAC7 tournament unfolded

In Mid-Piedmont, AHS knocked out in semi-final round

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Garrison hits 70 mark for 2nd straight season

Wheatmore star could break her own single season scoring record

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Dominant Cougars win first title since 2015

How the conference softball tourney unfolded

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Game-changer?

NCHSAA vote to implement NIL in NC could have major impact on high school sports

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Wingate getting heavenly returns from Maness

Former SWR star continues to shine with Bulldogs

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Registration opens May 12 for 61st City Am

61st City Amateur will be played June 22-24 at Pinewood

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Emma Mazzarone: Remember the name

Senior will finish as one of Randolph’s — and NC’s — greatest softball players

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Tigers’ girls coach resigns

Varner ‘recharging batteries’ after stress of overlapping jobs

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Asheboro girls rebuild on the run

It takes more than numbers to tell this story

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Lemons answers call in a big way for Tigers

Tigers' senior waited patiently for his turn

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Crutchfield, Turgeon, Pugh, Flinchum shine

ER's Skylar Pugh no-hits Trinity

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UCA wins pair over Cougars

Luck leads Comets' 10-0 rout over Montgomery Central

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Garrison, Bowman keep the train going

Wheatmore gets double-figures in win over Randleman

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Radical changes ahead for realignment?

High school sports in North Carolina soon to grow to seven classifications

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Asheboro dominates County Meet

AHS boys, girls teams triumph in first county meet since 2019

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Among powerhouses lurks a star at UCA

Uwharrie Charter’s Molly Bulla entered the week hitting .522

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Randleman clinches 16th straight title

Mazzarone tops  800 career Ks as she no-hits Trinity

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‘THE SKY’S THE LIMIT’

SWR’s Macie Crutchfield work ethic has helped her reach some lofty heights ... and she’s just a sophomore

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Comets end on winning note in Grasshoppers Spring Break event

Blue Comets finish strong in Greensboro

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Trinity hires new football coach

New job is like a homecoming for Coach Bradley

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Patriots end Randleman’s long streak

Uwharrie Charter pitcher's three-hitter blanks Eastern Randolph

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Prep Standings, Schedule

The latest high school standings and schedules

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Randolph teams earn splits in tourney

First Zookeepers Showdown gives county baseball teams some fresh opponents

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Blue Comets fall to North Davidson

Tanner Marsh picks up three hits in loss

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Uwharrie's Bulla contributes at plate, from the circle

Asheboro High soccer picks up two more wins

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ER's Berwick headed to Guilford College

Wildcats standout to play two sports for Quakers

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Randleman reloads

Despite near total makeover, Tiger baseball keeps rolling along

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Managing expectations

SW Randolph’s lofty rankings — No. 1 in the state, No. 21 nationally — have coach, players on their guard

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‘The game is not all about winning’

Here’s how Asheboro High School’s seniors are turning a so-far winless softball season into a positive experience

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RHS rolls; Lemons Ks 14 in win

Pitching continues to lead the way in local baseball action

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Mazzarone throws no-hitter, strikes out 15

Providence Grove pitcher also homers twice in game

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Allred scores four for SWR

Was one of six Cougars scoring in 10-1 victory

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Nationally ranked Cougars keeping attention on business at hand

Southwestern Randolph's softball team has been ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 21 nationally by Max Preps.

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MasTac Bat Co.

Remember the name: Your favorite player might one day be using one

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Cougars remain unbeaten

Pitchers continue to shine in local softball action

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Way strikes out 15 over six innings

Providence Grove rolls over South Davidson, 11-3

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Warriors win a state record 33rd in row

Offensive star Ellie Garrison adds eight more goals in two games.

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Randleman holds off Cougars for 12-5 win

Randleman’s Austin Lemons escapes a third inning, bases-loaded, no-out jam by striking out three batters in a row 

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Staying focused

A state title and state record behind her, Ellie Garrison’s junior season is all about keeping her eye on the ball

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Blue Comets finding their offense after slow start

Asheboro breaks out the bats

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Seth Way has 12 Ks, 2 RBI in Tigers’ win

Randleman pitcher has big night at the plate, too

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ER's Pugh throws pair of shutouts

Two area pitchers show domination with no-hitters

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ER’s Snotherly, Trinity’s Payne top hoop honors in PAC-7

Garrison scores 7 goals in one game for Wheatmore

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SWR wins first showdown with PG

Pitchers' Duel: Randleman's Crutchfield wins first matchup

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SWR’s Crutchfield racks up 32 strikeouts in pair of wins

Pitching is ahead of hitting in local softball action

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Randleman gets three victories on the week

Tigers asserting themselves in early-season play

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Wildcats fight to the end

Eastern Randolph falls short in state basketball finals

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Providence Grove’s Emma Mazzarone picks up where she left off

In season opener, Emma Mazzarone looks to be in peak form

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Randleman begins double title defense with rout of Asheboro

Tigers off to a good start in three-peat attemps

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Garrison begins season with 4-goal effort

State's scoring leader as a sophomore opens new season on the same kind of roll.

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Randleman girls end stellar run

Tigers finish the season at 27-2, giving this senior class a record of 88-10 over the last four years

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A comeback for the ages

ER lives up to its moto once again

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Unbelievable comeback leads ER into state finals

Down 21 points at halftime and with key players in foul trouble, the Wildcats hold Bishop McGuinness to 18 points in the second half to reach their first state championship game in basketball.

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ER rallies to reach final four; RHS loses in fourth round

Eastern Randolph's basketball team reaches the regional finals for the first time; Randleman's girls tripped up in fourth round for the fourth straight year.

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AHS freshman makes big splash in state finals with 2nd, 4th place finishes

Megan Becker qualified for the A finals in two individual events and swam her best time ever to finish second in the 100.

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Davonte Brook's goal was to leave his mark on ER

Davonte Brooks turns it up his senior year 

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Spruill puts her name in UCA's record books

Uwharrie Charter Academy star flips switch in junior year, turns results into a spot with Texas Southern University next year.

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ER boys win, girls fall in rare playoff twinbill

In a strange bracket coincidence, both ER girls and boys teams advanced to the third round of the 1-A state playoffs with home games against boys and girls teams from Robbinsville.

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ER boys, RHS girls advance to 4th round

A roundup of results for all 12 Randolph County teams in the 2023 NCHSAA playoffs.

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Nail-biting outcomes mark conference tournaments

Randleman girls win OT thriller; ER boys outlast Trinity

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State basketball playoff field features 12 county teams

Playoffs began Tuesday;  1st three rounds will be  finished by week’s end

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How it all unfolded

Area basketball featured some thrilling finishes in conference tourneys

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Three local wrestlers are state champs

SWR’s Flores, UCA’s Hernandez, Alston finish on top

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AHS finishes conference play unbeaten

First Asheboro team to accomplish feat since 1976

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Snotherly scores 51 points versus Trinity

Career-high puts SWR senior past 2,000 point career mark

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Hernandez, Roberts have goals in sight for final tournament

Two Uwharrie Charter Academy athletes defend state titles

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UCA wrestlers continue domination

35 local wrestlers make state tournament

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Gracyn Hall

Dominant basketball career is coming to close at Randleman

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Tanner Marsh named Area III’s Player of the Year

Asheboro High, Post 45 player signs with Liberty University to play next year

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Council honors sportsmanship

Good sportsmanship is honored by Sports Council

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State champions!

Uwharrie Charter finally tops Avery for 1-A wrestling title

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SWR ends Eastern's long win streak

Nathan Ellis was one of five Cougars in double figures in upset win

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It's now the Tim Kelly Gym

Trinity High honors long-time coach in a very special way

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No. 1 teams hold serve in twinbill

Wildcat girls, Tiger boys hold off challengers in double-header

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Conference battles heating up ... for 2nd place, that is

Asheboro captures 4th straight wrestling title in MPC

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Standings and schedules

The latest high school standings and schedules

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Archery event hits the mark

Nearly 150 archers compete in Indoor Archery Championships in Randleman

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No one’s snickering now

As ER racks up big wins, crowds are pouring in to see this new brand of Wildcat basketball

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Former Globetrotter puts ER on right track

Eastern Randolph's Coach Johnny Thomas’ resume includes a stint as a Globetrotter. 

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ER boys, AHS boys, RHS girls keep rolling

Three county teams are playing especially well after the holiday break

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A day in the spotlight

Pin Down Autism Tournament

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Some high scoring starts to 2023

Snotherly hits 1,000-point mark at ER; Brooks, Payne continue strong outputs

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Comets fall in tournament finals

Asheboro boys fall to Thomasville in tournament

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Sports scores and standings

The latest scores and upcoming schedules

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No. 43 rides again

Thad Moffitt continues the Petty legacy in  Trans Am

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Local Sports Roundup

ER's Brecken Snotherly lit it up 35 points in an otherwise light week of local sports

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Standings/Schedules

The latest prep schedules and standings

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Randleman girls move to 11-0

Eastern Randolph, Southwestern Randolph begin conference play

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Providence Grove coach takes Blue Comet reins

Calvin Brown hopes to turn Asheboro's fortunes around

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Weekly roundup: PAC play begins

Devonte Brooks scored 37, with 18 rebounds, for Eastern Randolph

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Standings / Schedules

The latest high school standings and upcoming schedules

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Time to pass out the local accolades

Players of the Year and other awards for the two local conferences are announced

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Trinity’s Payne goes off

Local Sports Roundup: Blue Comet boys, Randleman girls remain unbeaten

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Mount Airy ends Wildcats’ state title quest

Granite Bears running attack proves too much for ER playoff hopes.

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Weekly roundup: Asheboro wins third in a row

Asheboro cruises to its third straight hoops win, 72-54 over Tigers

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Wounded Warrior Wrestling winners

Uwharrie Charter Academy honored veterans during wrestling event.

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Wildcats rally for playoff win

The Wildcats roll on and will play Mount Airy this Friday

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Basketball, wrestling seasons begin

Winter sports seasons get underway; ER's Snotherly commits to East Tennessee State

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Standings, schedule

Here are the latest prep sports standings and a schedule for the weeks ahead

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Blue Comets fall 2-1 in state semifinals

A nightmarish one minute of play transformed a 1-0 Asheboro lead into an eventual 2-1 loss to Hickory, which moves on to the title game for the second year in a row.

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Skylar Abbott an energizing force among RHS cheerleaders

Everybody loves Skylar, Randleman's cheerleader with Down syndrome.

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Wildcats move on; Patriots ousted

Eastern Randolph will be at home again Friday night to play Robbinsville in the third round of the state 1A playoffs.

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Blue Comets play Monday night for spot at state title game

Asheboro High School plays Hickory Monday night at AHS in the state 3-A semifinals. The winner plays for the 3-A soccer title next weekend.

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Tigers lose playoff opener in OT

Randleman made a quick exit in the state playoffs, losing to Lincolnton in an overtime thriller. Meanwhile Providence Grove recorded its first-ever post-season victory.

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Asheboro soccer reaches third round of playoffs

With teams having wrapped up volleyball season, attention turned to the soccer playoffs, where a handful of teams competed. Asheboro, the No. 1 seed in the West in 3-A, began with a pair of wins, including a one-goal nail-biter.

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Steve Harris makes $5,000 putt

Local golfer putted for dough in pocketing a $5,000 check.

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ER wins PAC-7 again

Wildcats, Tigers and Patriots move into state playoffs this Friday night.

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SWR’s title defense ends in heartbreak

Southwestern Randolph's drive to repeat as state volleyball champions came to an end in the playoffs against Brevard.

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Standings and Schedules

Standings and the schedule for local sports.

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Unsung Heroes

High school students are honored by the Randolph Sports Council. 

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Eastern Randolph, Randleman will battle for conference title

Randleman and Eastern Randolph continued their collision course with victories last Friday.

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Cougars win PAC-7 volleyball title

Five teams make 2A volleyball playoffs, but only SWR and Randleman advance to the second round.

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Sports Standings and Schedules

Here are the latest conference standings for fall sports, and the prep schedules.

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Randleman, Eastern win to set up showdown

Randleman and Eastern Randolph are headed toward a showdown for the PAC-7 conference championship.

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SWR captures PAC-7 volleyball crown

Cristian Ortiz of Asheboro was wearing two hats this week, as in a pair of 3-goal hat trick games in soccer. 

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Sports standings and schedules

Here are the latest high school sports standings, and schedules for the week ahead.

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Cougars roll on; Asheboro knocks off Ledford

In volleyball, Southwestern Randolph defeated Oak Grove in four sets. Meanwhile in soccer, Asheboro beat Ledford to take sole possession of first place in the conference.

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Randleman, Eastern Randolph win again

Eastern Randolph and Randleman, who are tied at the top of the PAC-7 conference standings, both won easily this week.

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Prep sports schedules

Here are the schedules for local high school sports.

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Eastern tops Cougars; Randleman keeps rolling

Three touchdowns from Devonte Brooks led Eastern Randolph past Southwestern Randolph, 20-12. Meanwhile Randleman blanked Wheatmore 49-0.

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Sports roundup: Randleman knocks off SWR in volleyball

Randleman's volleyball team pulled off a three-set victory over the defending state champions from Southwestern Randolph.

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Asheboro to rename gym for Coach Martin Smith

Asheboro High will rename its gym after long-time coach Martin Smith, the school announced. Meanwhile, fall sports matchups continue at the county's high schools.

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Cougars, Wildcats roll in slim schedule

In a light schedule for a September Friday night, Southwestern Randolph rolled over Asheboro and Eastern Randolph blanked West Stanly. 

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Sports schedule

Here are the high school sports schedules for the next two weeks.

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SWR, Randleman get four-set wins in volleyball

Southwestern Randolph had an exciting four-set win over Wheatmore in volleyball play this week.

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Asheboro snaps long skid; Trinity, SWR win

Asheboro ended a 12-game losing streak with a 18-13 victory over Wheatmore Friday night.

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Manager, pitching coach selected for 2023 Zookeepers

State and Carolina joining forces? Yes, next summer for the Asheboro Zookeepers baseball team. 

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Coastal Plain League is sold

The Coastal Plain League, home of the Asheboro Zookeepers baseball team, has been sold to the Capital Broadcasting Company.  Meanwhile, the Zookeepers' Trent Youngblood was named to the 2022 All-League Team.

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Asheboro knocks off defending state champs in soccer

Asheboro stays undefeated in soccer with a 2-1 win over the defensing state champion Christ the King.

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Payne, Trinity erupt for big win; Providence Grove still undefeated

Trinity moved to 3-1 in an impressive 60-7 romp over Jordan Matthews. Quarterback Dominic Payne three for three scores, ran for another and returned a kickoff for a touchdown on an amazing night for the junior. 

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SWR tops Patriots in early showdown; Asheboro stays unbeaten

Southwestern defeated Providence Grove in an early season volleyball matchup. Meanwhile, Asheboro remains unbeaten in soccer action.

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Sports Schedules

Prep sports schedules for the coming weeks

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Football roundup: Providence Grove rolls again; Randleman wins big

Providence Grove, Randleman and Eastern Randolph were among Friday night football victors.

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Eastern Randolph roars back; Trinity rolls again

Eastern Randolph went up 35-0 in the first quarter on its way to demolishing Asheboro. Trinity, Providence Grove and SWR were also winners on Friday.

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Pac 7 teams keep on spiking

Mike Duprez looks at the week in local high school sports.

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Southwestern Randolph, Randleman make history

In last Friday's season opener, Southwestern Randolph set school records for touchdowns (nine) and total points in a 62-13 romp over Jordan-Matthews.  Meanwhile, playing on the road at Asheboro, Randleman recorded its first-ever shutout of the Blue Comets.

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Sports Roundup: Southwestern volleyball picks up where it left off

A look at the week's sports action in volleyball, soccer, golf and tennis.

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Sports Schedules

Here are the county schools' athletic schedules for the next couple of weeks.

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Five prep soccer players to watch this fall

Several high school soccer players are going to be standouts this fall

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Five games to put on your calendar

The 2022 high school football season is about to begin and here are five games to put on your calendar. 

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Cougars appear primed for another fast start

In 2021 Southwestern Randolph got off to a fast 5-0 start on its way to an 8-3 season and a home playoff game. This year the Cougars are looking to get off to a similar kind of start in their non-conference schedule.

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Post 45 Season Comes to an End

Post 45 got off to a great start with a 5-0 lead, but Wilmington Post 10 roared back to win 15-5 in five innings in a Southeastern Regional tournament elimination game at McCrary Park, ending the local team's season.

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Brannon signs with Red Sox

Randleman High baseball star Brannon Brooks has signed with the Boston Red Sox and will likely begin his pro career for the Rookie League FCL Red Sox, who play in Fort Myers, Florida.

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Post 45 now gunning for a trip to World Series in Shelby

Randolph County Post 45 will be one of eight teams, which includes state champions from Kentucky, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee which will be vying for the trip to the American Legion World Series in Shelby.

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Post 45 falls in state tournament semifinals

Randolph County’s bid for the 2022 American Legion baseball state championship ended with a loss in the semifinals to Queen City from Charlotte.

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Legion notes: Great run by Post 81 ends on a downer

Post 81 forced to end playoff dreams due to not having enough players. Meanwhile Post 45 rolls into the state finals.

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Rating the non-conference football schedules

The high school football season is about a month away and Randolph County teams are getting prepared. In the next few weeks, Mike Duprez takes a look at the strengths and possible pitfalls of the non-conference schedules.

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Post 45 clinches state tournament berth

Randolph County continued its dominating run through the American Legion Area III playoffs Tuesday night by crushing Kannapolis 15-2 to complete a 3-0 sweep of their best-of-five semifinal series. Post 45 won the other two games 11-1 and 12-0. 

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Wheatmore completes a 25-0 dream season

Unbeaten, undisputed ... and still a young team with a 77-goal scorer only a sophomore

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LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

Brooks Brannon savors the home run record he now shares with the man who set it in 1989, his father Paul

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CHAMPS AGAIN! Tigers win second straight state 2-A title

Randleman tops off a record-setting season with a title and the most wins in one season in NCHSAA history

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Randleman keeps ripping up the record book, meets Whiteville in state finals

Tigers, Whiteville begin best-of-3 series Friday night in Burlington: Win or lose, the numnber of records broken this season will make your eyes pop

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RHS slugger sets new state RBI record

Brooks Brannon sets state RBI record in just 20 games; two Eastern Randolph players from the 1990s shared the Randolph County record before this season

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Emma Mazzarone is one of the best in North Carolina

Emma Mazzarone has established herself as one of the best high school softball pitchers in North Carolina.

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Unbeaten Randleman girls roll into 4th round

Top-seeded Tigers (25-0) face No. 5 Shelby (21-2) Tuesday, March 1, at 6 p.m. in Randleman

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5 players to watch

The boys are mostly seniors; the girls are all underclassmen

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Welcome to the 1,000-point club

Randleman's Gracyn Hall accomplishes the feat after in her junior year, and there's more basketball to play.

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Randleman girls are pulling away; hot battle for second in PAC-7

With less than two weeks left in the regular season, here's a look at the girls basketball conference races.

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Boys hoops race at a glance: PAC-7 is competitive

With less than two weeks to go in the regular season, here's a look at the boys basketball conference races.

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COVID claims well-known sports official

Tommy Caudle helped many referees in Randolph County get started on a career in officiating.

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UCA wrestlers in new conference, tougher foes … and unbeaten

Eagles, 30-0 so far, thrive in ‘family atmosphere’

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Copperheads change names: Now they're the ZooKeepers

The rebrand coincides with major upgrade renovations taking place at McCrary Park.

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Randleman girls smash foes on way to tourney title

Tigers go to 10-0 after beating PGHS in first Davidson-Randolph Christmas Classic

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New Christmas tournament tips off Dec. 27

Bottom line 16 schools, 3 days, 2 locations, 2 girls champions and 2 boys champions; heere's the schedule

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Asheboro’s Darrell Moody still going strong after 50 years in coaching

Though never a head coach, Moody has been coaching and advising for five decades

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New tennis club owner has a new vision

Tennis and swimming programs, for beginners and upper levels, for kids and adults

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Copperheads 2022 season announced

Here's the schedule for 2022, key matchups and more

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