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Eastern Randolph Coach Burton Cates directs his team against Providence Grove last Friday night.    Eric Abernathy/Randolph Hub

Tigers shut out Cougars

Michael Duprez
Randolph Hub 


Conference play began last week. Wins by Randleman and Providence Grove set up a showdown between those teams Fri-day night in Randleman. Here’s a recap:


Randleman 24 

SW Randolph 0 

Edison Hernandez ran for 155 yards and a touchdown as undefeated Randleman blanked Southwestern Randolph 24-0. John Kirkpatrick tossed touchdown passes to Lane Swaim and Gregory Price while Tyshaun Goldston scored on a 6-yard run. Goldston also caught 6 passes for 96 yards.


Thomas Dobias, Chase Farlow and Goldston each had an interception to lead the defense.


Nathan Ellis caught 3 passes for 79 yards and had an interception for Southwestern Randolph.


Eastern Randolph 47

Providence Grove 0

Lucas Smith had four rushing touchdowns while Carter Revelle threw touchdown passes to Nicah Taylor and Rayden West in Eastern Randolph’s 47-0 win over Providence Grove.


Trinity 27

Wheatmore 12

Dominic Payne ran for a touchdown, Noah Bradley threw a touchdown pass, Nathan Mathai returned a fumble for a touchdown and Brandon Campbell returned an interception for a touchdown in Trinity’s 27-12 win over Wheatmore.


Kasey Blakeney, Adrian Goodwin and Cam Nelson each also had an interception.


North Davidson 21

Asheboro 21

Logan Laughlin threw touchdown passes to Elijah Woodle and Aiden Robinson in Asheboro’s 42-21 loss to North Davidson.


-Other MPC scores from Friday night: Central Davidson 38, Montgomery Central 15; Oak Grove 41, Ledford 7.


Several local singles and doubles players reached the state playoffs in tennis while the volleyball tournaments in the Mid-Piedmont and PAC-7 conferences got under way on Monday this week. 


Here’s a look at those and other happenings from last week that helped frame the current week.



-Camden Scott recorded 12 kills and 6 digs in Randleman’s 25-17, 25-13, 25-15 win over Ledford. Camryn Vickery had 25 assists and 7 digs. Haley Hinshaw had 6 kills and 7 digs. Karli Kennington had 17 digs and 3 aces. Ava Jones and Mollie Hall each had 4 kills. Kadie Green had 8 digs and 4 aces while Alicia Price had 6 assists.


-Gracie Hodgin pounded 11 kills in Southwestern Randolph’s 25-20, 25-10, 25-19 win over Western Guilford. Coley Shiflet had 22 digs and 6 aces. Raegan LeRoy had 19 assists and 3 aces. Molly Smith had 8 assists and 4 aces.


-Scott had 15 kills and 9 digs in Randleman’s 25-21, 25-21, 21-13 sweep of Trinity. Hinshaw added 9 kills and 11 digs. Haleigh Baity had 8 kills and 6 digs. Kennington had 27 digs and 5 aces. Vickery had 36 assists, 5 digs and 2 kills. Green had 8 digs and 2 aces. Ava Jones had 7 kills and 3 aces.


Kaitlyn McCoy and Sarabeth Johnson each had six kills for Trinity. Karrington Batten had 5 kills, 3 blocks and 2 aces. Avalynn Johnson had 14 assists and 10 digs while Katelyn Hill had 20 digs.


-Ellen Long had 17 kills, 5 aces and 3 blocks in Asheboro’s 20-25, 25-20, 17-25, 25-19, 15-12 win over Ledford. Sion Murrain also had 17 kills to go along with 3 blocks and 2 aces. Eva Vuncannon had 22 assists, 5 digs and 3 aces. Piper Davidson had 24 digs and 3 aces. Lia George had 15 kills, 14 digs and an ace.


-Morgan Lowe had 10 kills, 2 blocks and a dig in Uwharrie Charter’s 21-25, 25-12, 25-20, 25-11 win over Wheatmore. Chloe Painter had 23 assists, 7 kills, 7 digs, 6 aces and a block. Lizah Moore had 8 kills, 3 digs and a block.


-Long walloped 20 kills and had 6 blocks in Asheboro’s 25-18, 25-21, 25-13 sweep of Providence Grove. Murrain also had 20 kills to go along with 16 digs and a block. Davidson had 29 digs. George 7 kills and 10 digs. Vuncannon had 30 assists and 6 aces.


-Smith had 10 kills and 10 digs as Southwestern Randolph beat Uwharrie Charter 25-22, 25-20, 25-20. Hodgin had 9 kills while Key had 5 kills and 3 blocks. Raegan LeRoy had 16 assists and 9 digs. Shiflet had 17 digs.


Painter led Uwharrie Charter with 10 kills, 12 assists, 4 digs, 2 blocks and an assist. Moore had 6 kills, 6 blocks and 2 digs.


-Kyneddi Routh had 13 kills, 34 digs and 2 aces in Providence Grove’s 14-25, 25-22, 19-25, 25-11, 15-10 win over Wheatmore. Taylor Richardson had 19 kills and a block. Lucy Lockwood had 10 kills, 3 aces and a block. Haley Greene had 22 assists and Lanie McMahon had 19.


-Murrain had 18 kills and 8 digs in Asheboro’s 25-19, 25-14, 25-18 sweep of Montgomery Central. Long added 17 kills and 3 blocks. George had 13 kills, 13 digs and 3 aces. Vuncannon had 32 assists and 6 digs while Davidson had 27 digs. Anna Grace LeRoy had 24 assists and an ace.


-Sarabeth Johnson had 19 kills and McCoy added 18 in Trinity's 25-18, 18-25, 25-18, 25-16 win over Eastern Randolph. Batten had 8 kills, 4 blocks and 4 aces. Avalynn Johnson had 41 assists, Hill had 23 digs and Avery Moffitt had 7 kills.


-Addie Flinchum had 19 kills in Eastern Randolph’s 25-18, 25-13, 25-17 win over Providence Grove. Kenly Whitaker had 36 assists, Kaylee Courtemanche had 14 digs and Mariana Corea had 5 blocks.





-Fernando Hernandez and David Lopez each scored two goals in Southwestern Randolph’s 4-2 win over Trinity. Jonathan Lopez and Jaxson Lee had assists.


-Daniel Gutierrez, Aranth Gomez, Tyler Smith and Diego Bustamante each got a goal in Asheboro’s 4-0 win over Montgomery Central. Ozmar Martinez, Bustamante, Gutierrez and Smith had assists.


-J.J. DeNamur scored the goal in Uwharrie Charter’s 2-1 loss to Providence Grove. Israel Jaramillo had the assist.


-Bustamante scored three goals while Martinez had a goal and two assists in Asheboro’s 5-2 victory over Oak Grove. Gutierrez had a goal and an assist. Alan Alcantara and Bustamante each had an assist.


-Kevin Garcia scored two goals in Southwestern Randolph’s 3-1 overtime win over Randleman. David Lopez got the other goal. Hernandez had two assists and Jonathan Lopez had one.


-DeNamur scored two goals in Uwharrie Charter’s 3-3 tie with Trinity. Angel Galarza got the other goal and Jaramillo had two assists.




-Asheboro’s Blair Thomas was runner-up in the Mid-Piedmont Conference tournament and secured a spot in the 3-A Midwest Regional. The doubles team of Malaika Khan/Charlotte Smith finished third and also advanced to the regional tournament.


-Carmen Turgeon of Wheatmore won the PAC Tournament singles title, defeating Providence Grove’s Maya Barber 10-4. Both advanced to the Midwest Regional. So did the other semifinalists — Southwestern Randolph’s Sammie Parks and Wheatmore’s Sarah Smith.


Southwestern Randolph’s team of Allie Popp/Lindsi Brown beat the Trinity team of Karla Rios/DeAnnaCobb 8-5 for the doubles title. Both teams advanced to the regionals. The other semifinal teams of Providence Grove’s Noelle Swaim/Abby Greeson and Randleman’s Stevi Robbins/Gracie Rich also advanced to the regionals.




-Wheatmore’s Zach Hazelwood was the boys winner in a meet with West Davidson. The Warriors’ Olivia Hildreth was third in the girls race.


-Providence Grove’s Laurel Bernhardt was the girls winner in a meet with Uwharrie Charter and Trinity. UCA’s Chris White won the boys race.