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Uwharrie Charter catcher Grat Dalton applies the tag to Asheboro's Ben Luck at home plate on Wednesday.      Eric Abernethy/Randolph Hub

Garrison injured, but teammate steps up

Mike Duprez

Randolph Hub


A busy week wasn’t headlined by Wheatmore’s Ellie Garrison as expected. 


Injured in a club game the weekend before the week began, Garrison missed both Warrior games and remained tied for the girls state record for career goals with 217. She was expected to play in Wheatmore’s home game this Monday against Bishop McGuinness. In her stead, however, Natalie Bowman scored 11 goals in a pair of wins, including 8(!) in one game. 


Read about what that meant and more from around the county for the week.



*Logan Fox had two hits and two RBIs as Providence Grove beat East Davidson 5-4 in eight innings. Jayten Beasley had two hits and an RBI while also pitching two innings of relief to get the win. Jacob Flinchum had two hits and Grant Underwood doubled in a pair of runs.

*Sean Jennison scattered six hits over six innings and struck out three as Wheatmore beat East Randolph 6-4. Ayden Byrd pitched a scoreless seventh inning for the save. Lukas Usterbowski led the hitting by going 3-for-3 with a double and 3 RBIs. 

Lucas Smith was 3-for-4 with a double and 2 RBIs for Eastern Randolph. Cade McCallum doubled in a run. 

*Jake Riddle went the distance and struck out eight as Randleman beat Southwestern Randolph 9-5. Tate Andrews was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles while Seth Way went 2-for-3.

Brady Armfield smashed a home run while Jake Lunsford and Zack Scruggs each had two hits for Southwestern Randolph. 

*Canaan Shepherd allowed three hits and an earned run as Providence Grove downed Surry Central 6-3. Trevor Kirkman pitched the seventh inning and got the save. Beasley and Fox each had two hits. Underwood had a double and scored a run.

*Ben Luck had a single and double in Asheboro’s 7-5 loss to Oak Grove. Camden Walker doubled in a run. Connor Adams allowed seven runs — one earned — in five innings.

*Jennison had three hits, including two doubles, and three RBIs as Wheatmore downed Eastern Randolph 8-3. Yariell Figueroa, Clay Hill, Rowan Wagner and Byrd each had a hit and RBI. Parker Kines allowed two earned runs in five innings.

*Uwharrie Charter walked it off in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Asheboro 4-3. Grat Dalton had two hits and an RBI. Troy Carver got the win with two innings of relief.

Luck had three hits with a double and RBI for Asheboro. Sam Gore had two hits and Gavin Allen had a hit and RBI.

*Beasley scattered 10 hits and struck out 8 over six innings as Providence Grove beat Surry Central 6-4. Jacob Flinchum had a two-run double. Beasley had a single, double and RBI. Kirkman retired the side in the seventh inning, striking out two, to get the save.

*Seth Way smashed a two-run homer and struck out nine batters as Randleman pounded Southwestern Randolph 13-3. Braxton Walker had three hits, including a double, and RBI. 

Armfield had two hits for the Cougars.

*Mason Kotlowski pitched a six-hitter on just 78 pitches in Asheboro’s 3-2 win over Oak Grove. Camden Walker and Aiden Robinson both had two hits, with Robinson driving in a run. Sam Gore and Luck each had a hit and RBI. Luck’s hit was a double.

*Hill had four hits and four stolen bases in Wheatmore’s 9-8 loss to East Davidson.



*Callie Lambert went 4-for-4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs in Providence Grove’s 8-7 loss to Chatham Charter. Devon Kelly had a pair of hits and two RBIs. Cailyn York and Campbell Ziemba both had two hits.

*Lileigh Payne cranked out four hits while Alyssa Harris had three hits, including an inside-the-park home run, as Southwestern Randolph rolled past Wheatmore 14-4. Madelyn Smith had two hits and two RBIs. Kami Dunn also had two hits. Harris was the winning pitcher. 

*Mollie Bulla threw a six-hitter with 12 strikeouts and no walks as Uwharrie Charter edged Eastern Randolph 1-0. Katelyn West had two hits, including a seventh-inning triple. West scored the game’s only run on a throwing error in the seventh inning after her triple.

Addie Flinchum pitched a three-hitter with 16 strikeouts for Eastern Randolph. Ziera Watson had two hits, including a triple.

*Lily Cozart and Sarah Norton each had a double and two RBIs in Randleman’s 15-0 romp over Trinity. Camden Scott pitched a one-hitter with six strikeouts.

*Southwestern Randolph scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning and beat Eastern Randolph 5-1. Macie Crutchfield, Micah Wilson and Alyssa Harris all had two hits. Haleigh Thompson had a hit and two RBIs. Crutchfield pitched a six-hitter with eight strikeouts.

Logann Beaver had two hits for Eastern Randolph. Flinchum pitched a seven-hitter with 11 strikeouts.

*Reece Thompson was 4-for-4 with a double and 2 RBIs as Uwharrie Charter routed Chatham Charter 11-1. Bulla blasted a home run, doubled twice and drove in three runs. Kenzie Hill had three hits, including two doubles. Ansley Wright had a single, double and two RBIs. West struck out six in four innings.

*Hill was 4-for-4 with a triple and 2 RBIs in Uwharrie Charter’s 15-1 romp over Wheatmore. Bulla was 3-for-3 while West had two doubles and four RBIs. Wright had two hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Gracie Smith had two hits and two RBIs. Jay Hurley had two hits and an RBI.

*Kaylee Phillips had a hit and three RBIs as Randleman beat Providence Grove 8-2. Addyson Dees had two hits. Kinzie Ivey pitched a five-hitter with eight strikeouts.

Kolbi Jo Lineberry had two hits for Providence Grove.

*Watson pitched a two-hitter with three strikeouts in Eastern Randolph’s 12-0 rout of Trinity. She also had three hits, including a double, and four RBIs. Makayla Parks smashed a home run while Payton Hill and Beaver each had two hits and an RBI.



*Natalie Bowman scored three goals and had an assist in Wheatmore’s 5-0 win over Randleman. Sarah Spoon and Hallie Meyer got the other goals. Kynnedi Routh had an assist and Lucy Lockwood made five saves.

*Jazmin Palma, Kendal Jarrell and Lily Charlesworth scored the goals in Uwharrie Charter’s 3-0 win over Providence Grove. Palma had two assists and Charlesworth had one. 

*Karen Cox tallied the lone goal as Asheboro edged Southeast Guilford 1-0. Emma Little made six saves, including one on a penalty kick. Little has stopped two penalty kicks in two tries this season.

*Gigi Flores and Jaira Arellano both scored two goals in Asheboro’s 4-2 win over Richmond County. Iztel Macias, Abby Becker, Bridgett Diaz Lopez and Flores each had an assist. Emma Little made seven saves.

*Natalie Bowman erupted for eight goals – tied for the fourth highest single-game total in NCHSAA history – as Wheatmore overwhelmed Eastern Randolph 9-0. Brianna Hill scored the other goal. Maggie Messner had an assist and Lucy Lockwood made five saves.



*Ryan Marshall shot a 38 to win medalist honors and Uwharrie Charter took the team title in a PAC match at Tot Hill Farm. Bo Earnhardt of Trinity and Tyler Gee of Eastern Randolph tied for second at 43. Uwharrie Charter’s Coen Branson, Southwestern Randolph’s Brayden Chapman and Randleman’s Ashton Dillow all shot 44.

*Chapman shot a 44 in Southwestern Randolph’s 188-202 loss to South Davidson.



*Evan Morin, Aiden Allred, Cadence Butler, Colton Bryant and Walker Callicutt won in singles as Uwharrie Charter beat Trinity 8-1. The teams of Allred/Morin, Cole Keonig/Butler and Bryant/Callicutt swept the doubles.



*Asheboro swept an MPC meet with Central Davidson.

Winning for the Asheboro boys were Lance Everhart (110-meter hurdles, long jump, high jump, pole vault), Valentino Mark (100 meters, triple jump), the 4x200 relay, the 4x100 relay, Luke Brumley (400 meters, 200 meters),  Dakarius Alston (300-meter hurdles), and the 4x400 relay.

Winning for the Asheboro girls were Nyla Price (100-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles), Jayla Showers (100 meters, 200 meters), the 4x200 relay, the 4x100 relay, Liberty Adams (800 meters), A’mya Mosley (shot put), Sion Murrain (long jump), Lia George (triple jump), and Rebecca Wilson (high jump).

*Providence Grove swept a three-team PAC meet with Southwestern Randolph and Eastern Randolph.

Winning for the Providence Grove girls were Mailey Way (200 meters), Laurel Bernhardt (400 meters, 1600 meters), Jensen Auman (800 meters, 3200 meters), Haylee Sodlink (100-meter hurdles), the 4x100 relay, the 4x200 relay, and the 4x400 relay, the 4x800 relay.

Winning for the Southwestern Randolph girls were Ay-Janai Doggett (100 meters), Kiersten Litell (300-meter hurdles) and Gracelyn Hodgin (long jump).

Winning for the Eastern Randolph girls were Callie Craven (high jump, triple jump), and Miriana Corea (shot put, discus).

Winning for the Providence Grove boys were Jackson Lawver (100 meters, 200 meters), Jackson Goodman (400 meters), Meshack Butler (800 meters), Caleb Ward (1600 meters), Robbie Clark (3200 meters), Jackson Rhyne (110-meter hurdles), Christian Swaim (300-meter hurdles), the 4x100 relay, the 4x200 relay, the 4x400 relay, the 4x800 relay, Tucker Layton (long jump) and Bradin Laughlin (shot put).

Winning for the Southwestern Randolph boys were Caleb Shelton (high jump, triple jump) and Owen Whealin (discus).