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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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