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Cougars win PAC-7 volleyball title


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*Chloe Dixon had 13 kills and 9 digs as No. 2 Randleman swept No. 7 Eastern Randolph 25-15, 25-15, 25-17 in the first round of the PAC-7 tournament. Gabi Carter had 7 aces and 9 digs for the Tigers. Camden Scott had 8 kills and Mollie Hall had 5. Haley Hinshaw had 21 digs and Karli Kennington had 19. Kenzie Roach 22 assists and 7 digs. Camryn Vickery had 9 assists and 4 digs.


*Emma Mazzarone had 17 kills and Paige Needham had 15 as No. 4 Providence Grove rallied past No. 5 Wheatmore 24-26, 18-25, 25-11, 25-11, 15-11 in the first round of the PAC-7 tournament. Riley Mazzarone had 45 assists and Allie Frazier had 17 digs.


*Lizah Moore had 5 kills and 4 blocks in No. 3 Uwharrie Charter’s 25-19, 25-14, 26-24 win over No. 6 Trinity in the first round of the PAC-7 tournament. Kaden Faglier had five kills and a block. Chloe Painter had four kills and a block.


*Kaylen Nance had 39 assists, 6 aces and 2 kills as No. 4 Asheboro outlasted No. 5 Central Davidson 18-25, 25-10, 25-20, 23-25, 15-9 in the first round of the Mid-Piedmont Conference tournament. Ellen Long had 15 kills, 3 blocks and 2 aces for the Blue Comets. Sarah Hildreth had 11 kills, 7 digs and a block. Piper Davidson had 9 kills, 5 digs and an ace. Lia George had 5 kills and 2 aces. Sion Murrain had 5 kills and 2 blocks.


*Karli Kennington had 19 digs and 5 aces in Randleman’s 25-9, 25-15, 25-21 tournament semifinal win over Uwharrie Charter. Kennington surpassed 1,000 career digs. Scott had 10 kills while Dixon — who also had 13 digs and 4 aces — and Hinshaw each had 9. Roach had 18 assists and Vickery had 17 assists.


*Madelyn Smith had 14 digs and 13 kills as top-seeded Southwestern Randolph swept Providence Grove 25-23, 25-13, 25-12 in the tournament semifinals. Gracie Hodgin had 13 kills while Riley Key had 11 kills and 5 blocks. Raegan LeRoy had 36 assists and 2 kills. Coley Shiflet had 16 digs.


*Davidson had 13 digs and 12 kills in Asheboro’s tournament semifinal 25-15, 25-20, 14-25, 25-22 loss to Oak Grove. Nance had 26 assists and 3 kills. Long had 8 kills, 5 blocks and 3 aces.


*Smith pounded 24 kills and got 16 digs as Southwestern Randolph overcame Randleman 25-12, 26-24, 23-25, 21-25, 15-11 in the tournament championship match. Hodgin had 23 kills and 9 assists for the Cougars. LeRoy had 64 assists and 3 aces. Shiflet had 31 digs and Carleigh Whitson had 26. Riley Key had eight kills.


Scott had 12 kills to lead Randleman while Dixon had 10 and Carter had 6 along with 3 aces. Hinshaw had 30 digs while Kennington had 28 and Dixon 17. Roach and Carter both had 10 digs. Roach had 17 assists and Vickery had 14.


*Dixon had 18 kills and 18 digs as Randleman beat Bandys 14-25, 25-18, 25-13, 25-22 in the first round of the 2-A state playoffs. Carter had 12 kills and 8 digs. Hinshaw had 21 digs and 6 kills, Roach 29 assists and 13 digs. Kennington had 19 digs.


*Smith had 13 kills and 9 digs in No. 2 Southwestern Randolph’s 25-9, 25-13, 25-11 win over No. 31 Surry Central. LeRoy had 30 assists, Whitson produced 10 digs and 4 aces and Hodgin had 8 kills.


*Providence Grove, Trinity and Wheatmore all lost first-round matches.




*Jaydon DeNamur and Carlos Parraquin each had a goal and an assist in Uwharrie Charter’s 3-0 win over Randleman.




*Asheboro’s Salem Lee shot a 76 to finish second in the 3-A Central regional tournament at Whispering Pines. Lee and the Blue Comets were second as a team and qualified for the 3-A state tournament at Longleaf in Southern Pines.


*Providence Grove’s Caroline Wright shot a 75 to win the 1-A/2-A Central regional tournament by five strokes at Stonebridge Golf Course. The Patriots also won the team championship and advanced to the state tournament at Foxfire in Jackson Springs.




*Providence Grove swept the PAC-7 boys and girls championships. Brecken Snotherly was the overall winner for the girls. The Patriots’ Robert Burton was the boys’ top runner.