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May 31, 2017 – The Mid-Piedmont 3A Conference has announced All Conference performers for Spring, 2017 teams.

Both Asheboro High School and Southwestern Randolph High School placed four athletes on the All Conference softball team.

Megan Banker, Sydney Cox, Catie Ficquette and Jillian Strider were the Blue Comets honored. They were joined by Hailee Cagle, Samantha Lagrama, Heaven Maness and Shayna Ritter.

Four baseball players from each school were also selected for All Conference honors: Parker Clayton, Austin Curry, Trevor Marsh and Tristan Marsh from Asheboro; Garrett Brewer, Bryce Marsh, Nate Ray and Jackson Snider from Southwestern.

The 2017 MPC Players of the Year came from Ledford: Mason Hedgecock (softball) and Logan Whitaker (baseball).

May 31, 2017 – The Mid-Piedmont 3A Conference has announced All Conference performers for Spring, 2017 teams.

Local honorees in mens tennis include Will Britt, Jonathan Estrada and Gio Hernandez of Asheboro along with Wes Koehleer and Eric Smith of Southwestern Randolph.

The Player of the Year was Sam Hartzell of Ledford.

Mens golfers chosen as All Conference performers included Sam Davidson, Alex Elliott, Dylan Hoffman and Matthew Swaney from AHS with Cameron Cagle, Zack Martin and Zach Parker of SWR.

The Mid-Piedmont Conference Player of the Year was Sam Davidson of Asheboro and Terry Allmon (AHS) was selected Coach of the Year.

May 31, 2017 – The Mid-Piedmont 3A Conference has announced All Conference performers for Spring, 2017 teams.

Asheboro was represented by seven honorees in womens track: Maci Bunting, Victoria Johnson, Allison Kauffman, Kalynn McNair, Jaliyah Martin, Teyanna Walden and Tetyana Watts.

Additionally, Kalynn McNair was recognized as the Field Event Winner of the Year.

In mens track Luke Patterson of Southwestern Randolph was joined on the All Conference team by Malik Brady, Jaheim Covington, Nate Fisher, Tyreke Little, Marcus Lowery, Marlon McCorey and Da'Corey Medley of Asheboro.

The 2017 Conference Most Valuable Athletes were Makayla Watkins of Western Guilford (women) and Jordan Howerton of Ledford (men).

May 31, 2017 – The Mid-Piedmont 3A Conference has announced All Conference performers for Spring, 2017 teams.

Randolph County student athletes from Asheboro High School and Southwestern Randolph High School were among those honored for their work in track and field, womens soccer, mens tennis and golf, softball and baseball.

Womens soccer players selected to the All Conference team include Yulissa Hernandez, Mattie McGee, Madison Priest, Grace Roberts, Emma Trotter and Reagan Underwood from Asheboro High School. From Southwestern: Alexa Dunn, Aranza Gallegos, Deisi Hernandez, Cassie Kopf and Sarah Teague.

Defensive Player of the Year in the conference was Madison Priest (AHS).

Offensive Player of the Year was Deisi Hernandez (SWR).

MPC Coach of the Year: Mike Leach (AHS).

May 27, 2017 - An outstanding season for the Eastern Randolph softball team ended this morning as South Granville advanced past the wildcats in the 2A Eastern Regional Championship Series.

The Vikings remain undefeated after winning in Ramseur Friday night and again in Creedmore Saturday morning to sweep the best of three series.

Eastern Randolph finished the year with a 20-9 record.

South Granville (26-0) will face Monroe Parkwood (24-2-1) in a best of three series for the 2A State Championship next weekend.

May 24, 2017 - Weather is altering schedules for regional playoffs in baseball, softball and soccer. Here is the NCHSAA schedule from this morning.

Eastern Randolph softball game 1 will be at South Granville at 7 pm Thursday.

May 23, 2017 – The Colonial Athletic Conference announced Casey Golden as their 2017 baseball Player of the Year.

The senior outfielder from UNC-Wilmington led the CAA with 18 home runs and a season slugging percentage of .622.

Before becoming a Seahawk, Golden was a standout player for Jordan-Matthews High School and for the Eastern Randolph Post 81 American Legion team. His accolades included HS Conference Player of the Year (2012), All-State HS baseball selection (2013) and Legion Area III All-Star selection (2013).

Link to CAA article

May 22, 2017 – Former Randleman High School and Post 45 baseball standout Caleb Webster was named Freshman of the Year in the Southern Conference today according to information released by UNC-Greensboro.

Webster led the country in batting average during the 2017 season hitting .391 in 43 games played. He also led the Spartans with 13 doubles.

In two seasons of American Legion Baseball for Randolph County Webster totalled 25 doubles, 4 triples and 5 home runs, hitting for a .362 average in 2016 and .360 in 2015.

Webster and his UNCG teammates begin play in the Southern Conference Tournament in Greenville, SC on Wednesday as the number 3 seeded Spartans (31-21, 14-10) take on 6th seeded Samford (31-24, 11-13). The tournament runs through Sunday.

Link to UNCG article

May 21, 2017 – Eastern Randolph faces South Granville this week in the East Regional softball finals. The best of three series is scheduled to begin in Creedmore at seven o'clock Tuesday night.

Game two will be Thursday at ERHS, also scheduled for 7 pm. If needed, game three will be played Saturday.

The west finals are also scheduled for this week between Madison High School (Marshall, NC) and Parkwood High School (Monroe, NC).

May 20, 2017 – More area athletes competed Saturday at the High School 3A Track & Field Championships at NC A & T State University in Greensboro, including state champion Kalynn McNair of Asheboro High School. McNair's triple jump distance of 38' 10.75” was 7.75 inches further than her closest competitor.

McNair also qualified in the long jump while teammate Maci Bunting competed in the high jump.

In boys competition Luke Patterson of Southwestern Randolph cleared 6.0' in high jump which placed him 12th in the state.

The 4x100 meter relay team from Asheboro: Da'Corey Medley, Tyrek Little, Nate Fisher and Marlon McCrary placed 11th with a time of :43.38.

The 2017 Team Champions were the West Carteret girls and the Weddington boys.

May 20, 2017 – Randleman's Tyson Green finished 3rd in the high jump Friday in the 2A Track & Field State Championships in Greensboro. Green cleared 6'4”, just two inches lower than first place jumper Jaquarii Roberson of Hertford County.

Conner Garner, also of Randleman, qualified in men's discus and capped off his senior season with a throw of 135' 4” which was good enough for 7th place at the state meet. Senior Cody Brady of Providence Grove also qualified in discus and finished with a 14th place toss of 123' 7”.

In the 110 meter hurdle preliminaries Umar Abdul-Matin of Randleman finished at 16.00 seconds but did not qualify for the event finals.

Freshman Neva Hippert of the Wheatmore High School women's team participated in pole vault Friday while Kristen Sutphin of Randleman competed in women's discus. Sutphin had a best throw of 81' 10” which was good for 15th place at the 2A championships.

The 2017 team championships were won by the T W Andrews women's team and by North Brunswick's men's team.

May 17, 2017 – Randleman baseball and Eastern Randolph softball teams have advanced to the fourth round of the 2017 high school playoffs.

The Wildcats (19-7) have a Friday night trip to Siler City for a meeting with the Jets (19-6) of Jordan-Matthews High School. The winner will advance to the East Regional Championship series next week against either North Johnston (20-5) or South Granville (23-0).

The Tigers (23-6) are in the east baseball bracket and will face South Granville's Vikings (24-3) Friday night in Creedmore. The other remaining teams in the east are Holmes (23-3) and North Lenoir (21-6).

Regional Series for both baseball and softball are scheduled to begin in Tuesday, May 23rd.

May 16, 2017 – Good luck to the local athletes in the 3A Track & Field State Championships scheduled for Saturday at NC A & T State University in Greensboro:

Southwestern Randolph – Luke Patterson (high jump)

Asheboro – Maci Bunting (high jump); Kalynn McNair (long jump, triple jump); Da'Corey Medley, Desmond Trogdon, Nate Fisher, Marlon McCrary (4x100 m relay)

May 16, 2017 – Good luck to the local athletes in the 2A Track & Field State Championships scheduled for Friday at NC A & T State University in Greensboro:

Providence Grove – Cody Brady (discus)

Randleman – Tyson Green (high jump); Kristen Sutphin (discus); Conner Garner (discus); Umar Abdul-Matin (110 m hurdles)

Wheatmore – Neva Hippert (pole vault)

May 13, 2017 - Some of the top finishers at the Track & Field regional meets:

Athlete School Place Event
Kalynn McNair AHS 1st Triple Jump (W)
Maci Bunting AHS 2nd High Jump (W)
Tyson Green RHS 2nd High Jump (M)
Neva Hippert WHS 2nd Pole Vault (W)
Kalynn McNair AHS 3rd Long Jump (W)
4x100 Relay AHS 3rd
Omar Abdul-Matin RHS 3rd 110 Meter Hurdles (M)
Conner Garner RHS 3rd Discus (M)

Information on the State Championship Meet to come on the Track & Field schedule page.

May 13, 2017 - The Faith Christian School baseball team lost in the NCCSA Championship Game Saturday afternoon to Bethel Christian Academy of Kinston. The 2-0 loss was the first of the season, leaving the Eagles with an outstanding 14-1 record for the year.

May 12, 2017 - The North Carolina High School Athletic Association announced their Athletes of the Year for the 2016-2017 school year. Read the article HERE.

May 11, 2017 – The second round of the high school softball playoffs will feature four teams from Randolph County.

Southwestern Randolph (17-4) will travel to Cleveland High School (18-5) near Clayton, NC for a 6 pm Friday game in 3A softball.

In the 2A playoffs Eastern Randolph (16-7) will host Holmes (16-9) while Providence Grove (17-6) travels to East Duplin (21-2). Both games are scheduled for Saturday at 6 pm.

Round two of the 1A softball playoffs features a matchup of conference teams as Uwharrie Charter Academy (11-7-1) travels to Chatham Central (17-3). The Central Tar Heel champion Bears won both conference meetings with the UCA Eagles during the regular season.

May 11, 2017 – The NCCSA State Golf Tournament was played at Neuse Golf Club in Clayton, NC.

Fayetteville Street Christian School golfers Micah Wollard and Dalton Staley qualified for the event and were both selected All State 1st Team for their play this season.

Wollard finished the state tournament in second place, two strokes behind champion Austin Trent of Vandalia Christian School.

In team scoring, FSCS finished third in the state.

May 11, 2017 – Three area teams continue play in the girls soccer playoffs.

Asheboro (17-2-1) will host West Brunswick (11-7-1) Friday at 6 pm in a 3A east matchup.

Trinity (18-3) will host Currituck County (18-2-1) in 2A east second round action.

NCCSA East Regional finals will feature Faith Christian School (13-2) taking on Wilson Christian (11-3-1) in Wilson, NC. That game is scheduled for 5 pm Friday.

May 11, 2017 – High School second round baseball playoffs get started today when Asheboro (21-7) visits Foard High School (18-5) near Newton, NC in 3A west regional action. The game is scheduled for 6 pm.

Randleman (21-6) will host South Columbus (11-8) in a 2A east game Friday at 6 pm.

In 1A west action, Uwharrie Charter Academy (14-7) will travel to Murphy (18-5).

Christian School baseball playoffs feature undefeated Faith Christian (13-0) taking on Wilmington Christian Academy (12-5) for the East Regional Championship on Friday at 5 pm. The game will be played in Wilson, NC.

May 4, 2017 - The Asheboro High School volleyball team was recognized this morning by the NCHSAA as having the highest GPA in NC.  Coach Blanchard’s team also won it in 2014.

May 4, 2017 - A tie for the Mid-Piedmont Conference Championship in women's soccer means that Asheboro and Ledford will play a neutral-site tie-breaker game this afternoon at 5:00 at Southwestern Randolph High School. Both Asheboro and Ledford are 10-2 in conference action.

May 3, 2017 - Asheboro Lacrosse team into state playoffs for first time.

After completing their fourth season with a school record six wins, the Men's Lacrosse team at Asheboro High School has earned a trip to the state playoffs for the first time in the program's history.

Coach Richard Schrader's team (6-8) will travel to Marvin Ridge High School in Waxhaw on Friday for a 6 pm matchup. The Mavericks (9-7) are defending state champions."
May 3, 2017 - Greensboro News & Record reports on changes in high school playoffs and student transfer rules to take effect in the 2017-18 school year. Read the article HERE.


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