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The Zookeepers' Todd Hudson (25) is high-fived after scoring a run against Boone on June 22 in McCrary Park.    Eric Abernathy/Randolph Hub

Randolph Sports Roundup

Mike Duprez

Randolph Hub




*Abbie Flinchum of Eastern Randolph was named 1-A player of the year in District 5 (Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham and Stokes counties) as chosen by the North Carolina Softball Coaches Association. Other county players who made the all-district were Eastern Randolph’s Wynn Bartholow, Skylar Pugh, Logann Beaver, Ziera Watson and Lanie McDaniel and Uwharrie Charter’s Kynley Brewer and Molly Bulla.


*Southwestern Randolph had seven players chosen for the 2-A all-district team. They included Alley Lowe, Lileigh Payne, Ky Perdue, Madison Varner, Carleigh Whitson, Macie Crutchfield and Maddie Strider.


Providence Grove’s Maddie Flinchum, Devon Kelly, Callie Lambert, Emma Mazzarone and Gracie Smith also made the 2-A all-district team.



Murphy Football Camp postponed to August

ASHEBORO — The organizers of the Coach Russell Murphy Football Camp postponed the event until August due to heavy rains last week.


The football and cheerleading camps will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 4-5 at the Coach Murphy Field of Eastside Park. The camp is free to youth ages 6-16. The Football Combine with Asheboro Police Department, Asheboro Fire Department, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and the NC Highway Patrol will be held Aug. 1-3. Also, on Sunday, Aug. 6, the camp will host a free gospel concert at 3 p.m. on Murphy Field. 


For more details, contact Willie Gladden at 336-706-0923.




*Braylen Hayes smashed a walk-off three-run homer, his fourth of the season, as Post 45 rallied for a 7-4 win over St. Mary’s of Maryland. Tanner Marsh, Pierce Leonard and Hunter Atkins each had an RBI single while Drew Harmon had an RBI grounder. Post 45 trailed 4-1 heading into the bottom of the third inning.


Robert Garner tossed three innings of hitless relief, striking out three, to get the win.


*Samuel Asbill pitched a three-hitter, striking out three and walking four, over six innings in Post 45’s 4-1 win over Cleveland County. Marsh pitched a scoreless seventh inning for his third save.


Marsh had two doubles and two RBIs. Grat Dalton had two hits and an RBI. Atkins had an RBI single.


*Hayes had two hits, including a double, and three RBIs in Post 45’s 14-5 rout of Morgantown, West Virginia. Josh Meadows, Marsh, Atkins and Leonard all had two hits as Post 45 improved to 14-1.


Connor Adams went four innings, allowing six hits and four runs with five strikeouts to pick up the win. Harmon allowed one unearned run in relief.




*Tyler McPeak smashed a two-run homer and ripped a two-run double in a 9-6 win over the Boone Bigfoots. It was their first game at McCrary Park, which was undergoing renovations, in the 2023 season. Jared Beebe added a two-run homer. Ethan Snyder was the winning pitcher and Jaden Stockton earned a four-out save.


*Jarrett Pokrovsky drove in four runs, including the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th inning, as the Zookeepers beat the High Point-Thomasville HiToms 11-10. Pokrovsky belted a three-run homer in the fifth. Carter French had a two-run double and Cooper George contributed a two-run single. Danny Thompson struck out seven in relief and got the win.


*Jay Dillard delivered a two-run single as the Zookeepers beat Martinsville 3-1 in the first game of a doubleheader. McPeak brought home the other run with a sacrifice fly. Win Scott hurled a seven-inning complete game, allowing two hits and striking out three.



*June 19 - 1-for-5 with a  double.

*June 20 - 2-for-5 with a double and RBI.

*June 22 - 0-for-5 with an RBI.

*June 23 - 1-for-6 in a doubleheader.