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Wheatmore’s Ellie Garrison reacts as the ball hits the back of the net in a 6-1 win against Uwharrie Charter in a game played at the Zoo City Sportsplex Wednesday. It was one of five scores for the senior.    Eric Abernathy/Randolph Hub

Garrison’s scoring mark now unquestioned

Mike Duprez

Randolph Hub


It was another record-setting week for Wheatmore soccer star Ellie Garrison. Already owning the official state record for career goals, she scored 11 goals over two games and in the process broke an unreported mark of 226 goals compiled by Isabel Pearce of Woods Charter in Chatham County in the late 2010s. Garrison now has 230 goals (the official state record was 217) and each future goals will just add to a career mark that will be tough for any future player to catch.


Meanwhile, Macie Crutchfield pitched back-to-back shutouts, including an 11-inning effort, to pace the Southwestern Randolph’s softball team last week, while Randleman’s Seth Way tossed a two-hitter with 13 strikeouts in a baseball victory.


Here’s a look at those and other highlights from the week as high school spring sports geared back up following Spring Break:



*Trey Kennedy had a hit and two RBIs in Uwharrie Charter’s 7-1 win over Eastern Randolph. Walker Wilkins had three hits, including a double. Troy Carver had two hits and an RBI. 

Will Stalker got two hits, including a double, and RBI to lead Eastern Randolph.

*Payton Mooney had three hits and five RBIs in Wheatmore’s wild 20-10 win over Southwestern Randolph. The Cougars were up 10-7 entering the bottom of the sixth when Wheatmore scored 13 runs to earn a run-ruled victory.

Cole Coggins and Ayden Byrd each had three hits and an RBI for the Warriors. Rowan Wagner had two hits and an RBI. Lukas Usterbowski had two hits and an RBI.

Grant Kirk had three hits, including a double, and three RBIs to lead SW Randolph. Jonah Campbell had three hits and an RBI. Kam Carter had two hits and two RBIs. Brady Armfield had two hits, including a double, and an RBI.

*Just a day earlier, Caleb Coggins was 3-for-6 while Rowan Wagner was 3-for-7 with two RBIs as Wheatmore beat Southwestern Randolph 8-4 in 14 innings. Clay Hill and Jonathan Heraldo each had two hits for the Warriors. Ayden Byrd struck out eight in eight innings. 

The Cougars piled up 17 hits but couldn’t push across enough runs. Thomas Hogan, Kirk and Armfield all had three hits.

*Connor Adams pitched a two-hitter with seven strikeouts and got the Blue Comets’ only two hits in a 1-0 loss to North Davidson.

*Seth Way threw a two-hitter with 13 strikeouts in Randleman’s 1-0 win over Providence Grove. Braxton Walker produced the game’s only run with a single. 

Andrew Thomas threw a two-hitter over six innings with 10 strikeouts.

*Cade McCallum had a double, single and three RBIs as Eastern Randolph edged Faith Christian 13-12 in eight innings. Bryson Marley had two hits and two RBIs. Avery Wright had a hit and three RBIs. Samuel Asbill and Alex Kivett each had a hit and RBI.

*Camden Walker went 4-for-5 with a double in Asheboro’s 6-5 loss to North Davidson in eight innings. Cohen Caviness had a pair of doubles and an RBI. Shane Immel and Adams both had two hits while Ben Luck had a single and two RBIs. Adam Curry allowed three earned runs in 5 1/3 innings.

*Braxton Walker had two hits and three RBIs as Randleman downed Providence Grove 8-2. Kai Strickland had a hit and RBI. Jake Riddle pitched a five-hitter with six strikeouts.

*Eastern Randolph collected 12 hits but lost 4-2 to Uwharrie Charter. Asbill and Marley both had three hits for the Wildcats. Kivett had two hits. McCallum allowed one earned run with eight strikeouts.



*Kayla Brown had a double, single and four RBIs as Uwharrie Charter overwhelmed Trinity 18-1. Lillian O’Brian had a double and three RBIs. Kenzie Hill had two hits, including a triple, and an RBI. Mollie Bulla had a triple and three RBIs. 

*Macie Crutchfield hurled an 11-inning shutout in Southwestern Randolph’s 3-0 win over West Stanly. Madelyn Smith and Alyssa Harris each had three hits. Micah Wilson and Nautica Parrish both had two hits.

*Kinzie Ivey smashed two solo home runs while Teanna Bostick and Lyric Chriscoe both homered as Randleman outlasted Central Davidson 6-5. Chriscoe was 3-for-3 with 2 RBIs. Natalie Roach had a hit and RBI. Ivey struck out 10 in 6 1/3 innings. 

*Harris smashed a grand slam and Maci Crutchfield pitched a two-hitter with 13 strikeouts as Southwestern Randolph blanked Randleman 9-0. Crutchfield also had a two-run double. Madelyn Smith got two hits and Maddie Strider had a run-scoring single. 

Teanna Bostick had a double for Randleman.

*Katelyn West had two hits and three hits in Uwharrie Charter’s 10-3 win over Providence Grove. Kenzie Hill had two hits and two RBIs. Bulla scattered eight hits and struck out 11 in the complete game win.

*Eastern Randolph beat Wheatmore 6-1. Maddie Nichols doubled for Wheatmore’s only hit.



*Taryn Waugh scored three goals while Caroline DuVall and Anaeli Puente Garcia each had a pair of goals in Providence Grove’s 9-0 rout of Eastern Randolph. Brooke Ingram and Rylee Stover each had one. 

*Ellie Garrison scored five goals in Wheatmore’s 6-1 win over Uwharrie Charter. Natalie Bowman had a goal and an assist. 

*Gigi Flores and Jaira Arellano each scored a goal in Asheboro’s 2-0 victory over Central Davidson. Carlisle Dozier made nine saves. 

*Macy Allred scored the goal in Southwestern Randolph’s 1-0 win over Gray Stone Day. Lucy Griffin got the assist and Molly Smith made five saves.

*Wheatmore defeated SW Randolph 9-1 behind six goals from Garrison. Bowman had three goals and four assists.



*Former state champion Cliff Thompson was named head wrestling coach at Asheboro. Thompson is a graduate of Randleman, where he won a state title, a second-place finish and a third-place finish during his four years in high school.