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November 17, 2017 – Football playoffs

2AA East Region

#5 Nash Central at #4 Randleman

The Randleman Tigers have a home game Friday night in the second round of the 2AA football playoffs against the Nash Central Bulldogs.

Randleman defeated Roanoke Rapids last week 43-7 while Nash Central (10-2) eliminated PAC 7 member TW Andrews by the score of 41-7.

The Bulldogs finished the regular season in a three way tie for first place in the Eastern Plains Conference going 4-1 along with Southwest Edgecombe and Beddingfield.

The winner will face the winner of #1 East Duplin vs #9 West Stokes in round three.


Nash Central Bulldogs (10-2)

MaxPreps Power Rating: 18.0 (16th in 2A)
Offense: 41.3 points/game, 172.9 passing yards/game, 206.1 rushing yards/game
Defense: 19.5 points allowed/game

Randleman Tigers (10-1)

MaxPreps Power Rating: 21.6 (13th in 2A)
Offense: 44.8 points/game, 195.5 passing yards/game, 185.5 rushing yards/game
Defense: 12.5 points/game

November 16, 2017 – From Wheatmore High School

The Wheatmore wrestling team began its season with victories over Chatham
Central and West Davidson Wednesday night.

Wheatmore defeated Chatham Central 53-28.  Winning for the Warriors were
Hayden Caldwell (106), Seth Miller (113), Conner Nelson (120), Ethan Oakley
(126), Jared Niemiatlo (132), Chase McKinney (152), Brentley Aikens (195),
Joey Ferguson (220), and Mikel Long (285).

Wheatmore defeated West Davidson 54-24.  Winning for the Warriors were
Hayden Caldwell (106), Seth Miller (113), Conner Nelson (120), Ethan Oakley
(126), Jared Niemitalo (132), Chase McKinney (152), Wil Shores (160),
Brentley Aikens (195), Joey Ferguson (220), and Mikel Long (285).

Wheatmore is now 2-0, and will host the Warrior Duals on Saturday with
wrestling starting at 9:00am.

November 16, 2017 – Thursday basketball


Southwestern Randolph 61, Trinity 30


Trinity 52, Southwestern Randolph 28

November 15, 2017 – Soccer championships

Dail Soccer Stadium at NC State University will host the high school soccer championships this Saturday, Nov 18.

11:05 am - 4A  #1 Cardinal Gibbons (22-0-2) vs #1 Hough (24-1-0)

2:05 pm - 2A  #2 First Flight (21-1-0) vs #1 Newton-Conover (26-0-2)

5:05 pm - 3A  #5 Chapel Hill (22-4-1) vs #1 A C Reynolds (23-2-2)

8:05 pm – 1A  #1 Franklin Academy (23-0-1) vs #2 Bishop McGuinness (18-2-3)

November 15 - Wednesday basketball


Wheatmore 59, West Montgomery 24


Wheatmore 59, West Montgomery 23

November 15 - Congratulations to Anika Thomas (SWR '16) for being named JUCO Region X Player of the Year. Thomas recently finished her second year at Surry Community College in Dobson.

Region X is comprised of programs in North and South Carolina.

Article: Surry Community College, The Courier-Tribune

November 14 - Tuesday basketball


Lincoln Charter 64, Uwharrie Charter 31
Trinity 53, West Montgomery 25


Lincoln Charter 86, Uwharrie Charter 66
Trinity 58, West Montgomery 23

November 13 - Basketball opener

Eastern Randolph's basketball games against Rockingham County have been postponed at the request of RCHS because of the ongoing football playoffs. That makes the Wildcat's meeting with Union Pines on Monday, November 20 the season opener. Those games will be played at ERHS.

The Rockingham County games will be played on Monday, November 27.

November 12, 2017 – Opening Wrestling matches for the 8 Randolph County programs.

Wednesday, Nov 15
Eastern Randolph (at SE Guilford 6pm)
Wheatmore (home vs WD, ChCentral 6pm)
Uwharrie Charter (home vs Oak Grove 6pm)
Southwestern Randolph (at Union Pines 7pm)
Friday, Nov 17
Trinity (home vs EM, Thomasville 6pm)
Saturday, Nov 18
Asheboro (at Richmond County 9am)
Monday, Nov 20
Providence Grove (at S Guilford 7pm)
Wednesday, Nov 22
Randleman (home vs AHS + others 9am)

See the complete county schedule HERE.

November 11, 2017 – Basketball opening games for the 10 Randolph County schools.

Tuesday, Nov 14
Trinity (at WMontgomery)
Uwharrie Charter (home vs Lincoln Charter)
Wednesday, Nov 15
Wheatmore (at WMontgomery)
Thursday, Nov 16
Southwestern Randolph (at THS)
Friday, Nov 17
Eastern Randolph (home vs Rockingham Co)
Monday, Nov 20
Faith Christian (home vs Forsyth Home)
Fayetteville Street (home vs Union Grove)
Eastern Randolph (home vs Union Pines)
Tuesday, Nov 21
Providence Grove (home vs EDavidson)
Tuesday, Nov 28
Asheboro (at Northwood)
Friday, Dec 1
Randleman (home vs AHS)

See the complete county schedule HERE.

November 11, 2017 – Football playoffs

The Randleman Tigers advanced to the second round of the football playoffs with a 43-7 win over Roanoke Rapids Friday night at Gregory Stadium. The win marks the first time Randleman has played in round two since 2014. As the #4 seed in the 2AA east bracket, the Tigers will host #5 Nash Central on November 17th.

Nash Central eliminated TW Andrews 41-7 Friday night.

Wheatmore traveled to South Columbus for a first round game which saw the Warriors fall 14-0 to the Stallions. Wheatmore's season ends with a record of 9-3.

November 10, 2017 – Football playoffs

#4 South Columbus 14, #13 Wheatmore 0

#4 Randleman 43, #13 Roanoke Rapids 7

November 10, 2017 – Football playoffs

2A West Region

#13 Wheatmore at #4 South Columbus

Wheatmore's nine wins this season is the most in the program's history but the two losses came against conference opponents – Randleman and TW Andrews – which got the Warriors into the state playoffs as an 'at large' team and a road game in the first round.

South Columbus finished in a three way tie for first place in the Three Rivers 1A/2A Conference with East Bladen and Whiteville. The Stallions' only loss came against Whiteville in last week's season finale.

The winner will face the winner of Graham vs Linconton in round two.


Wheatmore Warriors (9-2)
MaxPreps Power Rating: 0.0 (49th in 2A)
Offense: 17.9 points/game, 123.8 passing yards/game, 128.0 rushing yards/game
Defense: 13.5 points allowed/game
South Columbus Stallions (10-1)
MaxPreps Power Rating: 16.8 (19th in 2A)
Offense: 36.0 points/game, 43.7 passing yards/game, 333 rushing yards/game
Defense: 15.9 points allowed/game

November 10, 2017 – Football playoffs

2AA East Region

#13 Roanoke Rapids at #4 Randleman

Randleman won the Piedmont Athletic Conference with a single loss which came just over two months ago, 27-21 to Ledford, a #7 seed in the 2AA west.

The Yellowjackets started the season with seven straight wins but ended with losses in three of their last four games. Roanoke Rapids ended up in a tie for third place in the Northern Carolina 1A/2A Conference.

The winner will face the winner of TW Andrews vs Nash Central in round two.


Roanoke Rapids Yellowjackets (8-3)
MaxPreps Power Rating: 4.1 (38th in 2A)
Offense: 34.9 points/game, 75.5 passing yards/game, 231.3 rushing yards/game
Defense: 20.5 points allowed/game
Randleman Tigers (9-1)
MaxPreps Power Rating: 19.6 (15th in 2A)
Offense: 45.0 points/game, 215 passing yards/game, 204 rushing yards/game
Defense: 13.0 points/game

November 9, 2017 – Randolph County soccer came to and close for 2017 when Southwestern Randolph was eliminated from the 3A playoffs at Cox Mill High School Wednesday night. The Cougars end the season with a record of 22-4-0.

November 8, 2017 – Today's soccer playoff schedule for Mid-Piedmont, Piedmont Athletic and Yadkin Valley Conference teams. This list will be updated if we learn of any changes due to weather conditions.

#4 Cox Mill 2, #5 SW Randolph 1

#3 Lee County 6, #11 Walter Williams 1

#12 Mt Airy 1, #4 Gray Stone Day 0

#5 Jordan-Matthews 2, #4 Carrboro 1 (OT)

November 7, 2017 – Playoff schedules

  Men's Soccer (remaining schedule)

Round 3 – Wednesday, November 8
Round 4 – Saturday, November 11
Regional Championships – Tuesday, November 14
State Championships – Saturday, November 18


Round 1 – Friday, November 10
Round 2 – Friday, November 17
Round 3 – Friday, November 24
Regional Championships – Friday, December 1

State Championships – Saturday, December 9

 1A & 1AA – Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh
 2A & 2AA – Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill
 3A & 3AA – Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham
 4A & 4AA – BB&T Field, Winston-Salem

November 6, 2017 – Soccer playoffs

Southwestern Randolph (22-3-0) has advanced to the third round of the state soccer playoffs and will play at Cox Mill High School in Concord at 6:30 Wednesday evening.

The Chargers (15-4-3) are champions of the South Piedmont Conference and have made it to the fourth round of the playoffs each of the last two years before being eliminated.

Cox Mill defeated North Iredell 2-1 in overtime in the first round of this year's tournament and then won 3-0 over Tuscola High School in round two.

The Cougars tied with Burlington's Walter Williams High School at the top of the Mid-Piedmont Conference standings and have home playoff wins over West Henderson (5-3) and Watauga (1-0).

The other teams remaining in the Cougar's side of the western bracket are also conference champions or co-champions. Top seed A C Reynolds (Asheville) finished in a tie for first place in the Western Mountain Conference while #8 seed Forestview (Gastonia) won the Big South Conference.

November 4, 2017 – Emma Luther led the Randolph County runners who qualified for today's State Championship in Cross Country. The Eastern Randolph freshman finished in ninth place in the 2A women's race at Ivy Redmon Park in Kernersville. Luther was selected to the 2017 All-State Cross Country Team.

Another freshman runner, Olivia Frankel of Providence Grove finished 55th out of 169 racers in the women's event.

Also in the championship run were sophomores Ellen Moore of Eastern Randolph who finished 108th and Trinity's Victoria Abate in 142nd.

The men's event featured the Randleman Tiger's, one of 23 teams which qualified to race for a team championship. The Tigers finished 18th in the team competition.

Seniors led the way among the Randolph County men with Noe Mercado leading the Tigers with an 88th place finish. Nick Gimble finished 99th for Randleman with Grayson Browder of Providence Grove finishing 102nd, and Nick Malpass of Eastern Randolph crossing the line in 118th. Other Tigers in the championship event were sophomores Benjamin Garcia (109) and William Flores (141), juniors Brad Cassidy (160) and Khalid Abdul-Matin (185) and senior Mason Matthews (178).

November 4, 2017 – Soccer playoffs

Round Two

#5 Chapel Hill 1, #21 Asheboro 0

#5 SW Randolph 1, #12 Watauga 0

#25 Southwest Onslow 2, #24 Wheatmore 1 (2 OT)

#4 Carrboro 3, #13 Randleman 1

November 4, 2017 – Football playoffs

Only two Randolph County teams are in the 2017 North Carolina Football Playoffs.

The Randleman Tigers, champions of the Piedmont Athletic Conference is seeded 4th in the 2AA East and will host #13 Roanoke Rapids in the first round Friday, November 10th.

Wheatmore finished in a tie for second place in the PAC with TW Andrews High School but got lost out on an automatic bid due to Andrews winning the team's head-to-head meeting. The Warriors qualified as an 'at large' entry into the playoffs and travel to South Columbus in the 2A East Regional.

Andrews also travels in round one with a match-up at Nash Central.

In the Mid-Piedmont Conference, Eastern Guilford and Southeast Guilford got the two automatic bids with Walter Williams gaining an 'at large' spot.

November 4, 2017 – It's a very busy Saturday in high school sports across North Carolina with State Championships to be determined in Cross Country, Volleyball and Team Tennis.

The second round of the soccer playoffs are scheduled for most teams and, at some point today, expect the pairings to be released for the football playoffs.


The Cross Country Championships will be held at Redmon Sports Complex in Kernersville with runners from four Randolph County schools competing. The 2A Men's Championship begins at 3:00 pm with Randleman's team racing for a team title along with runners from Providence Grove and Eastern Randolph racing for the individual championship.

The 2A Women's Championship will start at 4:00 pm featuring individual racers from Eastern Randolph, Trinity and Providence Grove.

The racing starts at 10:00 this morning with the 1A men's event followed at thirty minute intervals by the 3A men, 1A women and 3A women. An awards presentation willow follow the final race of the morning session.

This afternoon, the 2A men will be followed by the 4A men, 2A women and 4A women. The awards presentation for the afternoon session will close out the day in Kernersville.


The 2017 Team Tennis Championships are being hosted by Burlington Tennis Center with the 1A and 3A matches starting at 9:30 am followed by the 2A and 4A championships at 12:30 pm.


Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh will host today's State Volleyball Championships. The 1A match starts at 12 noon followed by the 2A championship at 2:30, 3A at 5:00 and the 4A match is scheduled for 7:30 this evening.


Asheboro got the second round of the men's soccer playoffs started Friday night as the Blue Comets season came to an end with a 1-0 loss at Chapel Hill High School.

Other area teams will be in action today with Southwestern Randolph hosting Watauga High School at 5:00 pm. Wheatmore will be home against Southwest Onslow at 6:00 and Randleman plays at Carrboro this evening at 7:00.


Check back with SportsTone for playoff match-ups involving Mid-Piedmont Conference and Piedmont Athletic Conference teams.

November 4, 2017 - Soccer playoffs

#5 Chapel Hill 1, #21 Asheboro 0

November 3, 2017 - Friday night football - UPDATED

Southeast Guilford 51, SW Randolph 14
Trinity 47, Eastern Randolph 37
Providence Grove 22, Jordan-Matthews 20
TW Andrews 20, Wheatmore 6

Open Date: Asheboro, Randleman

2A PAC 7 FINAL Standings Conf All
Randleman 6 0 9 1
T W Andrews 4 2 4 7
Wheatmore 4 2 9 2
Trinity 3 3 6 5
Eastern Randolph 2 4 3 8
Providence Grove 2 4 4 7
Jordan-Matthews 0 6 1 10
3A Mid-Piedmont FINAL Standings Conf All
Eastern Guilford 6 0 9 2
Southeast Guilford 5 1 9 2
Southern Guilford 3 3 3 8
Williams 3 3 5 6
Southern Alamance 2 4 5 6
Asheboro 1 5 2 9
Southwestern Randolph 1 5 4 7

November 3, 2017 – Soccer playoffs

The second round of the men's soccer playoffs is scheduled for Saturday but one area team will be in action today.

Friday, 6 pm - #21 Asheboro at #5 Chapel Hill
Saturday, 5 pm - #12 Watauga at #5 SW Randolph
Saturday, 6 pm - #25 SW Onslow at #24 Wheatmore
Saturday, 7 pm - #13 Randleman at #4 Carrboro

November 3, 2017 - Friday night football

Southeast Guilford (8-2) at Southwestern Randolph (4-6)
Trinity (5-5) at Eastern Randolph (3-7)
Providence Grove (3-7) at Jordan-Matthews (1-9)
Wheatmore (9-1) at TW Andrews (3-7)

Open Date: Asheboro, Randleman

2A PAC 7 Conference Conf All
Randleman 6 0 9 1
Wheatmore 4 1 9 1
T W Andrews 3 2 3 7
Eastern Randolph 2 3 3 7
Trinity 2 3 5 5
Providence Grove 1 4 3 7
Jordan-Matthews 0 5 1 9
3A Mid-Piedmont Conference Conf All
Eastern Guilford 5 0 8 2
Southeast Guilford 4 1 8 2
Southern Guilford 3 2 3 7
Williams 2 3 4 6
Southern Alamance 2 3 5 5
Southwestern Randolph 1 4 4 6
Asheboro 1 5 2 9

November 2, 2017 – American Legion Post 87 and the High Point-Thomasville HiToms have been awarded the 2018 North Carolina Baseball State Championship Tournament.

The event will feature eight teams from around the state during the last week of July. The tournament champion will represent North Carolina in the American Legion Southeast Regional Tournament.

In addition to Legion Baseball's new 7-inning-game format, the 2018 State Tournament will reportedly feature a 'pool play' schedule for the first time.

Read more from the Lexington Dispatch.

November 2, 2017 - Soccer playoffs

Four Randolph County teams advanced in the men's soccer playoffs with first round wins Wednesday.

In the 3A East Region, 21st seeded Asheboro Blue Comets defeated the 12th seed Clayton 2-0 and will travel to Chapel Hill High School for a Saturday meeting with the Tigers. Chapel Hill won the Big Eight Conference and eliminated West Johnston 3-0 in the first round.

In the 3A West Regional, #5 Southwestern Randolph defeated 28th seeded West Henderson 5-3 and will host Watauga High School on Saturday. The 12th seeded Pioneers defeated Kannapolis Brown in overtime Wednesday 2-1. Watauga, located in Boone, finished in a tie for second place in the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference.

Thirteenth seed Randleman needed penalty kicks to move on in the 2A East Region with a win over #20 Wallace-Rose Hill. Saturday the Tigers will travel to #4 Carrboro to face the Jaguars who eliminated Trinity 3-1 in the first round.

Wheatmore, the 24th seed in the 2A east, traveled to Washington and defeated the ninth seeded Pam Pack 2-0 Wednesday. That gives the Warriors a home game in round two against the 25th seeded Stallions of Southwest Onslow, 1-0 upset winners over #8 North Johnston.

Eastern Randolph was eliminated by top seeded East Duplin 5-0 in 2A east action and Uwharrie Charter fell at #11 Hayesville 3-1.

November 1, 2017 - Soccer playoffs

#5 SW Randolph 5, #28 West Henderson 3

#21 Asheboro 2, #12 Clayton 0

#24 Wheatmore 2, #9 Washington 0

#4 Carrboro 3, #29 Trinity 1

#11 Hayesville 3, #22 Uwharrie Charter 1

#13 Randleman 2, #20 Wallace-Rose Hill 1 (2 OT)

#1 East Duplin 5, #32 Eastern Randolph 0

November 1, 2017 – Volleyball State Champioships

The NCCSA State Volleyball Championships were held last Saturday, October 28, at Alamance Christian School. The 2A title was won by Wilmington Christian Academy (26-6) over Vandalia Christian School (19-4) in three sets. This was Wilmington's fifth consecutive state title.

Three champions from last year will return when the NCHSAA Championships take place this Saturday, November 4, at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh. The 1A match starts at 12 noon followed by the 2A championship at 2:30, 3A at 5:00 and the 4A match is scheduled for 7:30 Saturday evening.

1A: Community School of Davidson (21-1) vs Roxboro Community School (28-2). CSD eliminated RCS in the west regional finals last season on the way to the 2016 1A title.

2A: West Iredell (27-3) vs Carrboro (30-0). Carrboro is the defending 2A champion.

3A: North Iredell (27-2) vs Chapel Hill (25-6). Chapel Hill fell to Cox Mill in last years 3A title match.

4A: Hough (26-5) vs Green Hope (30-2). Hough High School from Cornelius against defending 4A champion Green Hope High School from Cary .

Tickets are $9.00 for each match.


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