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Wheatmore’s Ellie Garrison, shown here against North Davidson on March 11, tied the state record for most career goals last week.    Eric Abernathy/Randolph Hub

Payne, Petty receive honors in PAC

Mike Duprez
Randolph Hub 


It was another week of awards for winter sports, this time in the PAC-7. Familiar names were at the top of the lists, although a non-PAC player was named the District hoops Player of the Year. 


Plus, it was another busy week of spring action. Here’s a look back.



*Dominic Payne of Trinity was named Player of the Year in the Piedmont Athletic Conference and Randleman’s Daniel Mitchell was named Coach of the Year.

In addition to Payne, the all-PAC was Connor Cassidy (Randleman), Tyshaun Goldston (Randleman), Greg Price (Randleman), Brandon Campbell (Trinity), Jacob Hodges (Trinity), Julian Brooks (Eastern Randolph), Timothy Brower (Eastern Randolph), Nicah Taylor (Eastern Randolph), Nathan Ellis (Southwestern Randolph), Marcus Robertson (Southwestern Randolph), Brady Collins (Providence Grove), James Ellis (Providence Grove), Braeden Lamb (Uwharrie Charter) and Parker Kines (Wheatmore).

*Asheboro’s Jerquarius Stanback was named North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association District 8 Player of the Year.

Other county players making all-district were Payne (1st team), Goldston (2nd team) and Brower (2nd team).



*Randleman’s Audra Petty was named Player of the Year in the PAC and the Tigers’ Steve Rightmyer was named Coach of the Year.

Joining Petty on the all-PAC team were Bella Byman (Randleman), Chenleigh Robinson (Randleman), Jordin George (Southwestern Randolph), Caressa King (Southwestern Randolph), Maddie Strider (Southwestern Randolph), Chloe Painter (Uwharrie Charter), Nevaeh Staples (Uwharrie Charter), Brooke Ingram (Providence Grove), Jada Nixon (Providence Grove), Brianna Hill (Wheatmore), Kynnedi Routh (Wheatmore), Ziera Watson (Eastern Randolph), Kenly Whitaker (Eastern Randolph) and Ava Nance (Trinity).

*Petty was named to the all-district first team. Making the second team were Sion Murrain (Asheboro) and King. George made the third team. 



*Nathan Clendinen of Uwharrie Charter was named Swimmer of the Year in the PAC and Wheatmore’s Kristi Hall was named Coach of the Year.

Joining Clendinen on the all-PAC team were Ashton Taylor (Providence Grove), Grant Underwood (Providence Grove), Austin Williams (Providence Grove), Cooper Wright (Providence Grove), Colton Osborne (Wheatmore), Jack Tobey (Wheatmore) and Alexis Vega-Torres (Wheatmore).



*Wheatmore’s Paislee Hollifield was named Swimmer of the Year and Wheatmore’s Kristi Hall was named Coach of the Year.

The rest of the all-PAC consisted of Emily Cribbs (Wheatmore), Sydney Hall (Wheatmore), Ava Williamson (Wheatmore), Sophie Williamson (Wheatmore), Mia Browder (Providence Grove), Olivia Coleman (Providence Grove), Aubrie Goodman (Providence Grove), Chloe Toomes (Providence Grove), Kendall Fortson (Randleman), Emma Herring (Randleman), Samantha Marin (Randleman) and Megan Becker (Uwharrie Charter).



*Dual team state champion Trinity made a clean sweep of the top PAC honors with Spencer May getting Lower Weight Wrestler of the Year, Gavin Hardister claiming Upper Weight Wrestler of the Year and Brandon Coggins earning Coach of the Year.

The rest of the all-PAC team was Jayden Allred (Trinity), Aiden Burkholder (Trinity), Lawson Coltrane (Trinity), Levi Dennis (Trinity), Brayden Hall (Trinity), Baron Justice (Trinity), Bear Schaefer (Trinity), Joseph Trahan (Trinity), Edgar Vasquez (Trinity), Lorenzo Alston (Uwharrie Charter), Caden Bond (Uwharrie Charter), Ethan Hines (Uwharrie Charter), Jack McArthur (Uwharrie Charter), Alek Millikan (Uwharrie Charter), Carson Robinson (Uwharrie Charter), Caleb Saldana (Uwharrie Charter), Brennan Worrell (Uwharrie Charter), Maddox Carson (Eastern Randolph), Trevor Coltrane (Eastern Randolph), David Lambright (Eastern Randolph), Nolan Hammonds (Wheatmore), Dominic Hittepole (Wheatmore), Zack Starkweather (Wheatmore), Trey Swaney (Wheatmore), Kolby Garner (Randleman), Braxton Walker (Randleman), Jose Flores (Southwestern Randolph) and Erick Lopez (Southwestern Randolph).



*Jake Riddle pitched a five-inning two-hitter with three strikeouts as Randleman beat Trinity 10-0. Walker had a double and two RBIs.

*Camden Nelson had two hits and two RBIs as Trinity downed Southwestern Randolph 12-6. Jacob Proctor also had two hits. Brody Little had two sacrifice flies while winning pitcher Andon Simmons had a double and two RBIs.

Austin Harvell had a home run, double and two RBIs for Southwestern Randolph. Kam Carter had two hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Jonah Campbell got two hits, including a double. Grant Kirk had a hit and two RBIs.

*Samuel Asbill pitched a five-hitter with nine strikeouts in Eastern Randolph’s 3-0 loss to Seaforth.

*Connor Adams allowed two hits in 5 1/3 innings – winning and saving his own game – and struck out nine as Asheboro trimmed Southwestern Randolph 3-2. Ben Luck had a double and Gavin Allen drove in a run.

Campbell and Kirk each had a hit and RBI for Southwestern Randolph. Harvell allowed two earned runs and struck out six in six innings.

*Brady Armfield blasted a grand slam as Southwestern Randolph beat Trinity 7-3. Zack Scruggs was 3-for-4 with an RBI. Jake Lunsford, Armfield and Campbell each had two hits. Campbell struck out 10 in five innings to get the win.

Walker Parrish had two hits and two RBIs for Trinity while Ethan Willard stole four bases.

*Tate Andrews had a huge night with four hits, including two doubles, and five RBIs as Randleman beat Wheatmore 12-5. Walker had three hits and three RBIs. Seth Way struck out 10 in 5 2/3 innings.

Clay Hill was 3-for-4 with an RBI to lead Wheatmore. Caleb Coggins and Sean Jennings each had a hit and RBI.



*Kenzie Ivey had a home run, single and three RBIs in Randleman’s 10-4 win over Western Alamance. Teanna Bostick had two hits and an RBI. Camden Scott pitched a five-hitter with one earned run.

*Macie Crutchfield fired a two-hitter with 12 strikeouts as Southwestern Randolph blanked Randleman 7-0. Maddie Strider and Kami Dunn each had a hit and two RBIs for the Cougars. Madelyn Smith had two hits. Alyssa Harris and Crutchfield each had a hit and RBI.

*Gracie Smith homered, doubled and drove in three runs as Uwharrie Charter beat Providence Grove 10-3. Kenzie Hill had two hits, including a triple, and an RBI. Molly Bulla struck out 10 and had a double.

*A’Mya Mosby had three hits in Asheboro’s 16-15 loss Trinity. Yasmina Saad had a hit and 2 RBIs. Addison Allen and Trynitee Brady both had a hit and 2 RBIs. 

*Addie Flinchum threw a dominating shutout with 18 strikeouts and also blasted a solo home run in Eastern Randolph’s 9-0 win over Wheatmore. Logann Beaver had two hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Ayanna Mears had a triple, single and two RBIs. Brooklyn Jones had two doubles and two RBIs. Hailey Ritter had two hits and Payton Hill doubled in a run.

*Harris pitched a three-hitter in defeat as North Stanly beat Southwestern Randolph 2-0. Harris got seven strikeouts. She also had a double, as did Strider.

*Callie Lambert smashed her third home run of the season, doubled and had 4 RBIs in Providence Grove’s 7-6 loss to Chatham Charter in nine innings. Devon Kelly had three hits and Riley Gibson got two. 

*Flinchum pitched a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts, but Eastern Randolph lost 2-0 to Jordan-Matthews. Ziera Watson had two hits for the Wildcats.

*Skylar Pittman had two hits, including a triple, and 5 RBIs as Wheatmore overwhelmed Asheboro 16-0. Savannah Heiney had three hits, including two doubles. Carmen Turgeon tossed a four-inning perfect game with eight strikeouts.



*Penny Smith scored Asheboro’s goal as the Blue Comets played Providence Grove to a 1-1 tie. Carolina Castro Perez got the assist and Carlisle Dozier made nine saves.

*Ellie Garrison scored two goals in Wheatmore’s 5-3 loss to North Davidson. Natalie Bowman had a goal and an assist while Lucy Lockwood made seven saves.

*Taryn Waugh had three hits in Providence Grove’s 9-0 rout of Southwestern Randolph. Anaeli Puente Garza gad two goals while Sara Majors, Kaylan Doolin, Noelle Swaim and Patience Keller each had one. Rylee Stover, Brooke Ingram and Garza all had one assist. Ingram made seven saves.

*Garrison scored six goals for the second time in 2024 in a 7-1 pounding of Trinity. Natalie Bowman scored Wheatmore’s other goal. Lockwood made three saves.

*Jaira Arellano and Iztel Macias scored the goals in Asheboro’s 2-1 win over Jordan-Matthews. Chloe Chanmaly had an assist and Emma Little made nine saves, including one on a penalty kick.



*Rodolfo Fiscal, Brandon Tyl, Asher Perkins and Noah Freeman won in singles as Southwestern Randolph beat Trinity 6-3. The teams of Fiscal/Perkins and Jason Owen/Tyl won in doubles.

*Aiden Allred, Coltan Bryant, Cadence Butler, Cole Koenig and Walter Callicutt won in singles as Uwharrie Charter beat Trinity 7-2. The teams of Koenig/Butler and Gavin Charlesworth/Callicutt won as well.

Silas Jessup and the doubles team of Avery Plummer also won.



*Wheatmore’s Ryan Marshall shot a 35 to win medalist honors and led the Warriors to an eight-stroke win in a PAC match at Colonial Country Club. 

Bo Earnhardt of Uwharrie Charter was second with a 41 while Uwharrie Charter’s Brodie Lambeth shot 43.



Asheboro’s boys won a four-team meet with Randleman, Providence Grove and Chatham Charter. Providence Grove’s girls won the meet, which also included Eastern Randolph.

Winning for the Providence Grove girls were the 4x800 relay (Aaliyah Burpee, Abbie Lewis, Jensen Auman); Laurel Bernhardt (1600 meters, 400 meters); Auman (3200 meters); and the 4x400 relay (Burpee, Lewis, Caylee Morgan, Reece Davis).

Winning for the Asheboro girls were Nyla Price (100-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles); Jalaya Showers (100 meters, long jump); the 4x200 relay; and the 4x100 relay; Lia George (pole vault).

Winning for the Randleman girls was Gracie Beane (triple jump, high jump).

Winning for the Eastern Randolph girls was Mariana Corea (shot put, discus).

Winning for the Randleman boys were the 4x800 relay; Triston Chriscoe (110-meter hurdles); Jedidiah Dake (1600 meters); Freddie Mercado (3200 meters); Chase Farlow (high jump); and Ty Moton (shot put, discus).

Winning for the Asheboro boys were the 4x200 relay; Michael Mark (300-meter hurdles); Valentino Mark (triple jump); Kai Matthews (long jump); and Lance Everhart (pole vault).

Winning for the Providence Grove boys were the 4x100 relay (Chandler Lovings, Nick Jennings, Sam Peters, Jackson Rhyne); and the 4x400 relay (Christian Swaim, Jackson Goodman, Malachi Combo, Tucker Layton).