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November 12, 2019 – Tuesday Schedule


6:00 Fayetteville Street at Faith Christian

November 11, 2019 – SPECIAL FEATURES

Dennis Garcia delves into the success of the 2019 Providence Grove High School football team on the SPECIAL FEATURES page.

November 10, 2019 - CROSS COUNTRY

FROM WHEATMORE HIGH SCHOOL: Wheatmore cross country ran in the state 2A cross country championship on Saturday 11/9 in Kernersville. The boys finished 20th in the state.

Boys' Results:

Jaxon Kimmons 19:04

Finn Owen 19:47
Cole Huggins 19:57
Dawson Payne 20:11
Logan Hannemaan 20:28
Tyler Brooks 21:22
Noah Craddock 22:09

Girls' Results:

Neva Hippert 22:57

Morgan Cunha 22:58
Katie Fritz 23:43

Tyler Brooks and Neva Hippert ran personal record times.

This concludes the best cross country season in school history.

Changes to school records that happened this year:

*Jaxon Kimmons is now the 5th best boy runner in school history with his PR of 18:55.

*Morgan Cunha moved up to be the 4th best girl runner in school history with her PR of 22:48.
*Katie Fritz is now the 6th best girl runner best in school history with her PR of 22:56.78.
*Neva Hippert is now the 7th best girl runner in school history with her PR of 22:57:37.

Local results at SportsTone CROSS COUNTRY.

SportsTone has the VOLLEYBALL championship results or read the NCHSAA recap stories HERE.

November 9, 2019 - ASHEBORO FOOTBALL

Asheboro High School has announced that Kevin Gillespie has resigned as head coach of the Blue Comets football team. The announcement was made Friday night following the team's final game of the season. Gillespie has spent the last three seasons at Asheboro accumulating a 5-28 record.

Gillespie made the move from Page High School following the 2016-17 school year after eleven seasons leading the Pirates' football program. Under Gillespie, Page won the State 4AA Championship in 2011 and finished as state runner-up in his final two seasons there. Page football was 101-45 under Gillespie's leadership.

Gillespie, who grew up in the Archdale area, previously served as head football coach at Trinity High School. The Bulldogs had a 34-26 record during his tenure from 2001-2005.

November 9, 2019 – Saturday Results


At Redmon Sports Complex, Kernersville

2A Men (Team Wheatmore + Randleman and E Randolph runners)

2A Women (Team E Randolph + PG, RHS, ER, WHS runners)


#5 Christ the King 1, #12 Uwharrie Charter 0

#23 Clinton def. #7 Wheatmore 7-5 (PK)

Tied 2-2 following regulation, the Warriors and Darkhorses played to a stalemate in two overtime periods before Clinton took the win on penalty kicks.

Ryan Smith scored both goals in regulation with an assist from Sergio Garcia. Jake Clodfelter had 12 saves in goal. Wheatmore got penalty kick makes from Garcia, Jagur Williams and Collin Burgess.




#12 Providence Grove (8-3) at #5 Eastern Randolph (9-2)


#16 Morehead (4-7) at #1 Randleman (10-0)


November 9, 2019 – Saturday Schedule


At Redmon Sports Complex, Kernersville

2:30 2A Men (Team Wheatmore + Randleman and E Randolph runners)

3:30 2A Women (Team E Randolph + PG, RHS, ER, WHS runners)


3:00 #23 Clinton at #7 Wheatmore

#12 Uwharrie Charter at #5 Christ the King

November 8, 2019 – Friday Results


Northwest Guilford 35, Asheboro 28

Southeast Guilford 31, SW Randolph 14

Braxton Davis scored both Cougar touchdowns and set a new SWR record for touchdowns in a season with 18. The previous record was 17 by Darius Martin in 2012. Davis had 78 rushing yards and 110 yards receiving in the loss.

Elijah Reza completed 13 passes for 215 yards but had three interceptions. Mason Cross had 33 receiving yards, Luke Hall 32, and Luke Dalke 16.

Eastern Randolph 62, Trinity 0

Tavis McAdoo passed 1000 rushing yards for the season with 190 yards and three first half touchdowns to spark the Wildcats. Colby Cockman scored on a 77 yard run for another rushing touchdown.

Cade Snotherly passed for 164 yards and crossed the 2000 passing yard threshold for the season with an 11 for 14 night and touchdown passes to Osiris Ross, Curtis Williams and two to J B Farrish.

The Wildcats also returned a punt for a score.

Trinity's Chandler Shell completed 7 of 15 passes for 65 yards with an interception.

Providence Grove 47, Jordan-Matthews 8

The Patriots produced 359 yards of offense to earn their sixth straight win over the Jets and their eighth win of the season.

Caleb Rogers carried for 75 yards and scored three touchdowns, Drew Needham scored with 57 rushing yards, Travis Boone had a rushing touchdown, Cam Way returned an interception for a touchdown and Luke Thomas - 6 for 10 with 127 passing yards - threw for a touchdown to Mason Collins.

November 7, 2019 – Thursday Results


TW Andrews 56, Wheatmore 22

November 6, 2019 – Wednesday Results


#7 Wheatmore 3, #26 Walkertown 0

Wheatmore got two goals from Ryan Smith and a third from Bryce McDevitt in their first round win over Walkertown. Sergio Garcia had an assist and Jake Clodfelter had five saves. The Warriors will host the Clinton Darkhorses in round two, Saturday afternoon at 3:00.

#12 Uwharrie Charter 5, #21 Piedmont Community 0

#20 Cuthbertson 2, #13 SW Randolph 0

November 5, 2019 – Tuesday Results


#3 Ayden-Grifton def. #1 Wheatmore 3-1 (19-25, 27-25, 25-15, 25-15)


#10 Gray's Creek 4, #23 Asheboro 2

#2 Carrboro 5, #31 Eastern Randolph 0


Southwestern Randolph, Wheatmore and Uwharrie Charter will open the men's soccer playoffs at home while Asheboro and Eastern Randolph begin the postseason with road games.

In the 3A West Region, the #13 seeded Cougars will host #20 Cuthbertson at 6 PM Wednesday.. In the East Region, #23 Asheboro travels to #10 Gray's Creek High School. The top seed from the Mid-Piedmont Conference, Williams High School, is the third seed in the east and will host #30 Union Pines.

Wheatmore, Eastern Randolph and Jordan-Matthews are all in the 2A East Region with #7 Wheatmore hosting #26 Walkertown, #31 Eastern Randolph playing at #2 Carrboro and #19 Jordan-Matthews at #14 James Kenan in the opening round.

Yadkin Valley Conference opponents Uwharrie Charter and Albemarle will face off against each other in the first round of the West Region when the #12 seeded Eagles host the 21st seeded Bulldogs on Wednesday.

Uwharrie Charter will host Piedmont Community in the first round after corrections were made to the 1A seeding. The Eagles are still seeded #12 but Piedmont replaced Albemarle as the 21 seed. The Bulldogs are the #20 seed and will play at Lincoln Charter. Conference champ Gray Stone is also in the west with a first round bye. North Moore is a 10 seed in the 1A eastern bracket and will host #23 East Carteret.

Brackets with area teams are available on the MEN'S SOCCER page.

November 4, 2019 - SPECIAL FEATURES

Welcome the newest feature to SportsTone by checking out Dennis Garcia's story on the Wheatmore High School volleyball team. This and future stories will be found on the SPECIAL FEATURES page.

November 4, 2019 – STATE PLAYOFFS

In fall sports, football is in it's final week, seeding for the soccer playoffs will take place today, volleyball and cross country are in the final week of playoffs and the golf and tennis championships have been decided.

Williams won the Mid-Piedmont soccer championship and Southwestern Randolph finished in second place. Those teams will receive automatic bids into the state playoffs which are scheduled to begin Wednesday. Third place Asheboro will likely qualify and the season could continue for fourth place Southern Alamance.

Wheatmore won the Piedmont Athletic championship with Eastern Randolph and Jordan-Matthews finishing tied for second place. Either the Wildcats or the Jets will receive an automatic bid while the other, and the rest of the PAC 7 teams, wait for today's seeding process.

Gray Stone Day School won the Yadkin Valley soccer championship with Uwharrie Charter and North Moore ending in a second place tie. Both the Eagles and the Mustangs will likely make the 48-team field in 1A soccer with the rest of the conference watching the seeding process.

High School volleyball has reached the state semi-final stage. Tuesday night Wheatmore will host Ayden-Grifton High School in the East Regional Championship match. The winner will advance to the State Championship this Saturday evening at Fayetteville State University's Capel Arena.


Regional Meets were held Saturday in all four classifications. A minimum of four teams from each region along with the fastest seven runners who are not on one of those teams advanced to the State Championship Meets this Saturday, November 9.

From Randolph County, the Wheatmore men's team advanced to the 2A Championship as did Benjamin Garcia (RHS) and Brody Gardner (ER).

The Eastern Randolph women's team qualified along with Olivia Frankel (PG), Katie Kocher and Halie Hains (RHS) and Morgan Cunha, Katie Fritz and Neva Hippert (WHS).

The State Championship Meets will be held at the Ivey M Redmon Sports Complex in Kernersville.

Morning races will feature the 1A and 3A championships for men and women with several runners from Mid-Piedmont (3A) and Yadkin Valley (1A) Conference teams racing at 9:00 (3A men), 9:30 (1A men), 10:00 (3A women) and 10:30 (1A women).

Afternoon race times are 2:00 (4A men), 2:30 (2A men), 3:00 (4A women) and 3:30 (2A women).

FROM WHEATMORE HIGH SCHOOL: Wheatmore traveled to the 2A Mideast Regional Meet in Cary, NC on Saturday. The warrior girls finished 7th in the region as a team while the boys finished 4th. 

Top 7 Wheatmore Girls:
Morgan Cunha 22:48
Katie Fritz 22:56
Neva Hippert 23:53
Lindsay Hazelwood 26:17
Kaitlyn Miller 29:01
Ellie Greene 29:15
Allison Hill 29:23
Top 7 Wheatmore Boys:
Jaxon Kimmons 18:55
Finn Owen 19:18
Cole Huggins 19:31
Dawson Payne 19:58
Logan Hanneman 20:11
Tyler Brooks 21:23
Noah Craddock 22:04

The warriors had an excellent day.  Morgan, Katie, Neva, Lindsay, Ellie, Allison, Jaxon, Finn, Cole, Dawson, Logan, and Tyler set personal records. The 4th place finish qualifies the boys to advance to the state meet next Saturday in Kernersville, NC. Morgan, Katie, and Neva qualified as individuals to go to the state meet.

This is the highest regional place ever for the boys and the first time Wheatmore cross country has qualified for the state meet in school history.

Jacob Stevens also provided a great deal of support and encouragement to the team by cheering the team on while wearing a pickle costume.

November 2, 2019 – Saturday Results


2A Men at Wake Med Soccer Park, Cary

3A Men at McAlpine Greenway Park, Charlotte
1A Men at Fisher River Park, Dobson
2A Women at Wake Med Soccer Park, Cary
3A Women at McAlpine Greenway Park, Charlotte
1A Women at Fisher River Park, Dobson


#1 Wheatmore def. #4 Clinton 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-16)

WHS: Carson Elliott had 11 service points, 23 digs and 16 kills, Hope Turbyfill had 5 service points (1 ace), 15 kills and 12 digs, Kaleigh Craft had 8 service points (1 ace), 14 digs, 43 assists and 1 kill.

Wheatmore will host the winner of Carrboro and Ayden Grifton in the East Regional Championship on Tuesday. Time to be announced.

November 1, 2019 – Friday Results


Asheboro 23, SW Randolph 14

Khyland Hadley-Lindsay passed for one touchdown and ran for another, both in the first quarter, to give the Blue Comets a 14-0 lead. A second quarter safety by the Asheboro defense made the score 16-0 at halftime. Tyler Marsh also scored on a two yard run in the fourth quarter.

Hadley Lindsay was 8 of 19 passing for 87 yards with one interception and a 21 yard score to Isaiah Jackson. Marsh totaled 83 rushing yards, Hadley-Lindsay carried for 80 and Dyvon McKinney added 46 to lead the Asheboro ground attack. Logan Richardson caught five passes for 49 yards and Jackson had three catches for 38 yards.

Braxton Davis caught two touchdown passes from Elijah Reza for the Cougar scores. The first was a three yard toss, the second a 90 yard touchdown.

Reza was 9 of 28 passing for 157 yards and the two scores. Davis had three catches for 97 yards and two touchdowns.

Randleman 35, E Randolph 28

Naheim Lilly rushed for 203 yards and three touchdowns to lead Randleman. Jaquan Snipes added a touchdown and 83 yards. Coby Price was 4 of 7 passing for 40 yards and a touchdown pass to Dawson Edwards.

Tavis McAdoo had 112 rushing yards and a touchdown for the Wildcats. Cade Snotherly (5 of 18, 66 yards) and Kaemen Marley (1 of 1, 41 yards) had one touchdown pass each, both to Osiris Ross who also returned an interception for a score.

Wheatmore 49, Jordan-Matthews 14

In the middle of the first quarter the Warriors scored twice in under a minute to set the tone for the game and led 21-0 after the first.

Nick Halo passed for 268 yards and six touchdowns in the win. Zach Berrier caught four of the scores and Austin Biggs rushed for a touchdown.

Gabe Hernandez made two interceptions for Wheatmore.

TW Andrews 30, Trinity 7

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