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Uwharrie Charter’s Kenzie Hill watches teammate Sadie Upchurch dive for the ball against Wheatmore on Thursday.    Eric Abernethy/Randolph Hub

Cougars, Eagles heading for volleyball showdown

Michael Duprez
Randolph Hub 


Southwestern Randolph and Uwharrie Charter Academy volleyball teams continued to pile up wins as the two teams, tied for the top spot in the PAC-7 Conference, head toward a showdown later in the season. 


The first-place SWR soccer team also continued to roll with three more wins, including a 2-0 close one over second-place Trinity. Here are some highlights from those and other games played across the county last week.




*Addie Morgan had 12 kills and Riley Mazzarone had 34 assists as Providence Grove beat Southeast Guilford 28-26, 25-23, 28-26 in three tight games. Peyton Whitaker had 5 kills and 5 aces. Taryn Waugh had 8 kills and Mailey Way piled up 28 digs.


*Sarabeth Johnson had 15 kills, 11 digs and 3 aces in Trinity’s 25-13, 25-21, 25-16 win over Central Davidson. Kaitlyn McCoy had 12 kills while Avalynn Johnson had 30 assists and 9 digs. Natalie Franko had 8 kills and 3 blocks. 


*Sion Murrain had 18 kills and 3 blocks in Asheboro’s 25-14, 25-21, 25-20 sweep of Eastern Randolph. Ellen Long added 11 kills and 5 blocks for the Blue Comets. Anna Grace LeRoy had 24 assists, 12 digs and 2 aces. Piper Davidson had 18 digs, Lia George had 7 kills and Eva Vuncannon had 11 assists.


Addie Flinchum led Eastern Randolph with 14 kills and 18 digs. Kenly Whitaker had 25 assists and Mariana Corea had 4 blocks.


*Lizah Moore had 13 kills, 6 blocks and a pair of digs as Uwharrie Charter held off Bishop McGuinness 19-25, 26-14, 25-20, 25-7. Chloe Painter had 8 kills, 14 digs, 6 aces and a block for the Eagles. Kenzie Hill had 19 digs, 6 kills, an ace and a block.


*Madelyn Smith had 13 kills and 24 digs as Southwestern Randolph turned back Oak Grove 15-25, 25-20, 25-10, 25-18. Gracie Hodgin and Riley Key both contributed 11 kills. Molly Smith and Raegan LeRoy each had 21 assists. Coley Shiflet had 28 digs and 5 aces. Jade Matias had 7 kills and 2 blocks.


*Camden Scott had 15 kills, 10 digs and 2 aces in Randleman’s 25-18, 25-18, 25-17 sweep of Providence Grove. Haley Hinshaw had 13 kills, 10 digs and an ace. Camryn Vickery had 37 assists, 7 digs and 3 kills. Karli Kennington had 20 digs and 3 aces. Haleigh Baity had 5 kills while Ava Jones and Mollie Hall landed 4 each.


*Hill had 14 digs, 7 kills, 2 blocks and an ace as Uwharrie Charter swept Eastern Randolph 25-16, 25-19, 25-18. Addie Duggins had 26 digs while Kayden Faglier had 7 kills, 2 digs and a block. Morgan Lowe had 5 kills and 2 blocks.


Flinchum led Eastern Randolph with 10 kills and 2 aces.


*Hodgin had 13 kills while Key had 10 kills and 2 blocks in Southwestern Randolph’s 25-22, 25-12, 25-15 win over Wheatmore. Smith contributed 12 assists, 11 digs and 4 aces. Raegan LeRoy had 27 assists.


*Murrain had 25 kills, 14 digs, 2 aces and 2 blocks in Asheboro’s 25-17, 27-25, 25-27, 25-15 win over Central Davidson. George had 15 kills and 7 digs. Davidson had 26 digs and a pair of aces. Anna Grace LeRoy had 27 assists and 2 aces.


*Karrington Batten had 13 kills and 4 blocks in Trinity’s 25-10, 25-11, 25-20 sweep of Jordan-Matthews. Natalie Franko had 7 kills and 4 blocks. Kaitlyn McCoy had 5 kills, 7 aces and 7 digs. Avalynn Johnson had 15 assists. Katelyn Hill recorded 7 digs and 2 aces.


*Duggins had 22 digs, 6 aces and an assist in Uwharrie Charter’s 25-21, 25-13, 25-10 sweep of Wheatmore. Lowe contributed 7 kills, 3 blocks and 3 digs. Moore had 7 kills, 2 blocks and 2 digs. Chloe Painter had 21 assists, 8 digs, 2 aces and a kill.


*McCoy had 18 kills and 2 aces as Trinity outlasted Randleman 20-25, 25-18, 16-25, 25-17, 15-9. Batten had 17 kills and 2 blocks. Sarabeth Johnson added 15 kills and 3 aces. Hill had 21 digs and aces while Avalynn Johnson had 42 assists. Franko added 4 kills and 2 blocks.




*Fernando Hernandez scored five goals and assisted two other goals as Southwestern Randolph rolled over Providence Grove 8-1. Logan Freeman netted a pair of goals and Kevin Garcia scored once. Erick Lopez, Daniel Arellano and Pedro Ortiz each had an assist.


*Diego Bustamante, Daniel Resendez, Carlos Gonzalez, Ivan Castaneda, Juan Marcias, Jean Brou and Tyler Smith all scored one goal in Asheboro’s 7-1 rout of Western Guilford. Rudy Huerta, Cristian Raygadas, Henry Cruz, Ozmar Martinez, Alexander Diaz, Bustamante and Smith each had an assist.


*Laurel Suarez Ortiz scored the goal in Wheatmore’s 5-1 loss to Trinity.


*Pedro Ortiz and Hernandez scored the goals in Southwestern Randolph's 2-0 win over Trinity in a battle for first place in the PAC-7.


*Laurel Suarez Ortiz tallied the goal in Wheatmore’s 9-1 loss to Randleman.


*Hernandez added two more goals, giving him seven for the week, in Southwestern Randolph's 4-1 win over North Davidson. David Dominguez and Pedro Ortiz each scored one goal. Braydon Tyl, Jonathan Lopez and Hernandez each had an assist.


*Laurel Suarez Ortiz scored the goal in Wheatmore’s 6-1 loss to Lexington. Carter Queen got the assist.


*Jaydon DeNamur scored all three goals in Uwharrie Charter’s 3-1 win over Providence Grove. Israel Jaramillo had two assists. Victor Nino made several saves for the Eagles.




*Allie Popp, Sammie Parks, Lindsi Brown, Larson Kelly and Bethany Latham won singles matches in Southwestern Randolph’s 8-1 win over Uwharrie Charter. Doubles winners were the teams of Popp/Parks, Jurhona Robinson/Brown and Caroline Farlow/Jillian Cox.


*Maya Barber, Noelle Swaim, Abby Greeson, Caroline Tidwell and Alisa Shaw won in singles as Providence Grove downed Wheatmore 7-2. Winning in doubles were the teams of Barber/Swaim and Greeson/Shaw.


Carmen Turgeon won in singles and the team of Tatum Wagner/Arielle Turgeon took a doubles contest for Wheatmore.


*Barber, Swaim, Greeson, Tidwell and Shaw took singles wins as Providence Grove beat Southwestern Randolph 7-2. Winning in doubles were the teams of Swaim/Greeson and Elizabeth Shoe/Tidwell.


Popp won a singles match for SWR.


*Brown, Kelly, Latham and Farlow won in singles as Southwestern Randolph edged Asheboro 5-4. The doubles team of Popp/Parks provided the clincher.