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November 30, 2020 – Monday Results


SW Randolph def. Providence Grove 3-0 (25-15, 25-17. 25-11)

SWR: Anna Kate Schiebel had 12 kills; Payton Shiflet had 11 kills and 10 digs; Josie Allred had 6 kills, 2 blocks and 4 aces; Peyton LeRoy had 26 assists

PG: Jill Stern had 11 kills and 18 digs; Gracey Menscer had 15 digs and 16 assists; Malea Ferguson had 15 digs; Jordan Waugh had 12 digs

November 27, 2020 – Friday Schedule

No events scheduled.

November 26, 2020 – HAPPY THANKSGIVING

November 25, 2020 – Wednesday Schedule

No events scheduled.

November 24, 2020 – Tuesday Results


Uwharrie Charter, Gray Stone at South Davidson COMPLETE RESULTS

4:00 Asheboro at Southwestern Randolph


Wheatmore def. Providence Grove 3-0 (25-16, 25-10, 25-16)

PG: Emma Mazzarone had 10 kills; Gracey Menscer had 16 assists; Malea Ferguson had 6 kills and 8 digs

Uwharrie Charter def. Albemarle 3-0 (25-4, 25-8, 25-10)

UCA: Gabi Greene had 4 aces, 6 kills, 4 digs and 1 block; Maddie Mabe had 6 aces, 19 assists and 1 kill; Bre Brooks had 3 kills and 2 blocks; Carter Duggins had 3 aces, 6 kills and 2 digs

Trinity def. Jordan-Matthews 3-0 (25-9, 25-6, 25-8)

THS: Isabella Clem had 5 aces and 5 digs; Sara Johnson had 3 aces, 3 blocks and 9 kills; Gracie Ballard had 2 aces and 16 kills; Maddie Stevens had 2 aces, 5 digs and 14 kills; Taylor Garrick had 3 blocks; Taghan Mooney had 21 assists

SW Randolph def. Williams 3-0 (25-8, 25-16, 25-18)

SWR: Payton Shiflet had 14 kills and 7 digs; Peyton LeRoy had 18 assists; Anna Kate Schiebel had 6 kills and 5 aces; Addison Boyers had 2 kills and 2 blocks

TW Andrews at Randleman - POSTPONED 1/7

November 23, 2020 – Monday Results


Uwharrie Charter def. Chatham Central 3-0 (25-7, 25-19, 25-19)

UCA: Maddie Mabe had 28 assists, 11 digs and 2 aces; Haedyn Hill had 3 aces, 2 assists and 4 digs; Gabi Greene had 1 ace, 7 kills and 3 digs; Carter Duggins had 2 aces, 4 kills and 8 digs; Breana Brooks had 11 kills and 2 blocks; Dacia Lowery had 4 aces and 1 dig; Paige Ingram had 1 ace, 1 assist and 6 digs; Maelee Hall had 1 kill and 1 block; Brooke Parks had 1 kill, 1 dig and 1 assist

Asheboro def. Eastern Guilford 3-0 (25-15, 25-10, 25-9)

AHS: Diamond McDowellhad 10 kills, 4 aces, 4 assists and 1 block; Ashton Manness had 5 digs, 3 kills and 3 aces; Mary Anne Cagle had 4 kills, 4 aces and 1 dig; Kaylen Nance had 12 assists and 5 aces

Trinity def. Providence Grove 3-1 (16-25, 25-22, 25-14, 25-15)

THS: Gracie Ballard had 5 aces, 1 block and 20 kills; Maddie Stevens had 1 block, 7 digs and 20 kills; Isabella Clem had 7 digs, 5 assists and 2 aces; Madison Burgiss had 2 aces and 2 digs; Taghan Mooney had 38 assists

Wheatmore def. Southwest Guilford 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 26-24)

6:00 Eastern Randolph at TW Andrews

6:00 Randleman at Jordan-Matthews

November 23, 2020 – SPECIAL FEATURES

Dennis Garcia features Southwestern Randolph senior Peyton LeRoy and her outstanding volleyball career in the latest article on the SPECIAL FEATURES page.

November 23, 2020 – Monday Schedule


6:00 Eastern Guilford at Asheboro

6:00 Eastern Randolph at TW Andrews
6:00 Trinity at Providence Grove
6:00 Randleman at Jordan-Matthews
6:00 Wheatmore at Southwest Guilford
6:00 Chatham Central at Uwharrie Charter

November 20, 2020 – Friday Schedule

No events scheduled

November 19, 2020 – Thursday Results


Wheatmore def. Trinity 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-10)

WHS: Bailey Whiteford had 12 service points, 4 aces, 13 digs and 3 kills; Carson Elliott had 8 service points, 18 digs and 13 kills; Kelly Williams had 11 service points, 3 aces, 1 dig and 3 kills;
Natalie Dodd had 1 ace and 21 digs; Kara Moore had 4 service points, 7 digs and 27 assists.

Southern Alamance def. Asheboro 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-14)

AHS: Claudia Harrell had 6 kills and 1 block; Ashton Maness had 6 kills and 10 digs; Diamond McDowell had 9 kills, 1 ace and 1 block; Caroline Langdon had 3 kills and 10 assists; Kaelyn Nance had 22 assists and 3 kills.

E Randolph def. Jordan-Matthews 3-0 (25-13, 25-22, 26-24)

ER: Addie Flinchum had 7 kills; Bailey Herring had 14 digs; Courtnee Carter had 6 aces and 12 assists; Addie Flinchum had 6 aces; Kolby Snider had 12 points.

SW Randolph def. Eastern Guilford 3-0 (25-14, 25-8, 25-20)

Providence Grove at Randleman - POSTPONED 12/11


3:00 Asheboro at Albemarle

4:00 Central Davidson at Wheaatmore
4:30 Uwharrie Charter at Gray Stone

November 18, 2020 – Wednesday Schedule

No events scheduled

November 17, 2020 – Tuesday Results


Oak Grove def. Trinity 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-21)

THS: Gracie Ballard had 18 kills, 6 digs and 3 service points; Maddie Stevens had 11 kills, 7 digs and 3 service points (2 aces); Isabella Clem had 13 digs; Taghan Mooney had 28 assists.

Providence Grove def. E Randolph 3-0 (25-19, 25-12, 25-8)

PG: Gracey Menscer had 16 assists; Malea Ferguson had 8 kills and 10 digs; Aleah Batten had 9 kills; Paige Needham had 10 kills.

Wheatmore def. Randleman 3-1 (25-22, 21-25, 25-17, 25-15)

WHS: Carson Elliott had 21 kills and 27 digs; Natalie Dodd had 3 service points, 1 ace and 20 digs;
Kelly Williams had 9 kills, 2 blocks, 11 service points, 2 aces and 3 digs; Bailey Whiteford had 8 kills, 3 service points, 1 ace and 19 digs; Kara Moore had 6 service points, 4 digs, 1 kill, 1 block and 36 assists; Zoie Wyatt had 3 kills, 11 service points and 8 digs; Payton Routh had 1 kill, 8 service points and 7 digs.

RHS: Ceci Carter had 12 kills and 3 blocks; Hannah Hinshaw had 10 kills and 2 blocks; Kylie Vaughan had 8 kills and 22 digs; Kenzie Green had 32 assists and 16 digs; Aubrey Maness had 26 digs; Lindsay Peele had 18 digs .

Asheboro def. Southeast Guilford 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-19)

AHS: Ashton Manness had 10 kills, 3 aces and 5 digs; Claudia Harrell had 9 kills and 1 block;
Diamond McDowell had 7 kills, 3 aces and 3 digs; Caroline Langdon had 12 assists, 3 kills and 1 ace; Kaelyn Nance had 16 assists and 2 aces.

Southern Alamance def. SW Randolph 3-1 (25-14, 20-25, 25-14, 25-19)


4:30 Uwharrie Charter at North Moore

November 17, 2020 – COLLEGE SIGNING

Providence Grove senior Malea Garrison has signed with Queens University of Charlotte to continue her education and basketball career.

Malea has averaged over 17 points and eight rebounds per game during her two varsity seasons.

The Royals are members of the South Atlantic Conference.

November 17, 2020 – Tuesday Schedule


4:30 Uwharrie Charter at North Moore


6:00 Southeast Guilford at Asheboro

6:00 Southern Alamance at SW Randolph
6:00 Eastern Randolph at Providence Grove
6:00 Randleman at Wheatmore
6:00 Trinity at Oak Grove

November 16, 2020 – Monday Results


Uwharrie Charter def. North Moore 3-1 ( 18-25, 25-15, 25-11, 25-16)

UCA: Gabi Greene had 2 aces, 16 kills, 1 block, 16 digs and 2 block assists; Maddie Mabe had 40 assists and 10 digs; Bre Brooks had 10 kills and 1 block assist; Madi Duvall had 1 ace, 8 kills and 1 block; Carter Duggins had 2 aces, 6 kills, 3 assists and 11 digs. 


Wheatmore at East Davidson


Wheatmore Cross Country traveled to East Davidson High School last night for a night race and a chilly return to athletic competition.With some varsity boys out, the warriors lost to a very strong East Davidson team. 

The top 7 warrior boys were: 

Finn Owen 19:38
Jaxon Kimmons 19:44
Cole Huggins 21:00
Noah Swaney 21:34
Zach Hazelwood 21:35
Chase St.Clair 21:53
Hayden Yates 22:20

The girls contest was much closer but still resulted in a warrior loss. 

The top 7 warrior girls were: 

Morgan Cunha 24:13
Katie Fritz 24:15
Lindsay Hazelwood 25:00
Danae Henderson 27:05
Allison Hill 28:06
Ellie Greene 29:56
Kaitlyn Miller 31:15

Wheatmore will host Central Davidson this Thursday.  Randolph County Schools is not currently allowing visitors from other schools to attend sporting events.



North Carolina High School Athletic Association Commissioner Que Tucker spoke to the media this morning in a virtual press conference. Her remarks and the questions asked focused on the status of high school athletics which begin competitions today.


November 16, 2020 – SPECIAL FEATURES

Dennis Garcia explores the world of high school volleyball in the midst of a pandemic in this weeks Special Feature article. He includes season capsules for each of the eight public school teams on the SPECIAL FEATURES page.

November 16, 2020 – Monday Schedule


6:00 Wheatmore at East Davidson


6:00 Uwharrie Charter at North Moore

November 14, 2020 – UPCOMING EVENTS

In a Facebook Live video this morning, Tony Wright announced three events which are coming to SportsTone next week. The video is available to view on the SportsTone Facebook page in which Tony gives more details about the return of high school sports webcasts and the return of Special Features articles by Dennis Garcia which have been previously mentioned.

The third event which begins next week is the “Sharing the Harvest” contest which returns to SportsTone on Monday, November 16 and continues until Wednesday, November 25.

Sharing the Harvest will see SportsTone visiting various business locations to speak with the owners, managers and employees and allow them to talk about their products and services on a Facebook Live video. There will be daily prizes awarded and a final prize of $500 to be given away on November 25th.

There is no charge to set up a Facebook account but be sure to “Like” the SportsTone Facebook page to receive notifications about the live videos and more as we Share the Harvest.

November 13, 2020 – SPECIAL FEATURES

Along with the resumption of high school sports, next week will also see the return of Dennis Garcia to the Special Features page at Check in for weekly articles featuring Randolph County student-athletes, teams, coaches and more or browse previous stories at your convenience.



According to published reports, the NCHSAA has notified member schools that athletes, coaches and staff involved in indoor conditioning, practices and contests are required to wear a face mask at all times. Exceptions will be made for documented medical conditions which prevent a face covering, otherwise, everyone will be 'masked up' until further notice.

Volleyball competition is scheduled to begin next week.

November 12, 2020 – CROSS COUNTRY

The cross country season traditionally ends in early November but the 2020 season is set to begin Monday. Twenty-one Randolph County runners qualified for the 2019 Cross Country State Championship Meet, the highest number in recent years. Many are back for the new season and hope to return to the championship meet in late January.



Randleman High School senior Bethany Dobias was a member of the Lady Lightning Demarini Platinum Squad which won the 2020 Junior Olympic National Softball Championship.

Bethany is a two sport standout for Randleman, playing volleyball and softball. She will attend Western Carolina University in the fall of 2021 where she will play softball and major in speech pathology and communication disorders.

November 11, 2020 – ALUMNI NEWS

Lauren LaPlant (SWR '16) has been named to the Preseason All-Southern Conference Women's Basketball Team. The record-setting three point shooter is set to begin her senior season at Western Carolina University soon.

ARTICLE from Catamount Sports.

November 11, 2020 – VETERANS DAY

Thank you for your service.

Veterans Day honors all of those who have served the country in war or peace — dead or alive — although it’s largely intended to thank living veterans for their sacrifices.

From 5 Facts to Know About Veterans Day (“No apostrophe needed”).


SportsTone will soon be adding another sport to the list of live events covered since the website began in 2017. High school volleyball has continued to grow in popularity around Randolph County since it became a state-sanctioned sport in 1976 and SportsTone is looking forward to providing coverage during the 2020 season.

Since 2013, at least six teams from Randolph County's public high schools have qualified for the post-season every year with all eight programs qualifying for the state tournament in 2015. After the 2019 season seven teams qualified for the NCHSAA playoffs with five advancing to the second round. Three local teams made it to the third round and Wheatmore High School made it as far as the East Region finals (round five) before the Warriors' season ended.

SportsTone volleyball coverage is scheduled to begin Tuesday, November 17 with a PAC 7 match featuring Randleman at Wheatmore.

State Tournament appearances and playoff records:

Asheboro 24 appearances 27-23 1 state title; 3 runners-up
Eastern Randolph 18 appearances 7-18
Providence Grove 11 appearances (since 2008) 11-11
Randleman 16 appearances 15-16
Southwestern Randolph 30 appearances 42-28 2 state titles
Trinity 25 appearances 17-24 1 state title
Uwharrie Charter 4 appearances (since 2015) 2-4
Wheatmore 11 appearances (since 2009) 32-11 2 runners-up

November 6, 2020 – Friday Results


Mustangs 7, Jets 5

Cougars 4, Bears 2

November 5, 2020 – Thursday Results


Timberwolves 3, Cougars 3

Patriots 4, Jets 3

November 4, 2020 – Wednesday Results


Comets 6, Cats 1

Jets 7, Bears 2

November 3, 2020 – Tuesday Results


Jets 9, Timberwolves 3

Patriots 11, Cats 4


According to published reports, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association has updated the guidelines for member schools regarding 'in-season' sports.

As cross country and volleyball teams begin try-outs and practice Wednesday, the indoor limit of 25 people will no longer be in effect. However, no one other than players, coaches and support staff will be permitted to attend. The NCHSAA still recommends working in smaller groups, maintaining social distancing and face coverings when possible but removing the limitations on participants should allow all teams to practice together.

For outdoor sports, skill development session limits of 50 participants (players, coaches and staff) are being increased to 100 participants. No spectators are permitted at development sessions. When try-outs and in-season practices begin for outdoor sports, spectators will still not be allowed but the limit on players, coaches and support staff will be removed.

Game day changes have also been announced. They include an allowance for teams waiting to compete in a second game – e.g. varsity volleyball teams scheduled to play after a junior varsity contest – to be in the facility but are required to follow the public mask/distancing guidelines until their game begins.

Transportation guidelines indicate that only one person may be seated on each bench seat in an activity bus except for people who live in the same household. Other vehicles are limited to two students except for people who live in the same household.

For spectators, the limits remain at 25 people for indoor competitions (except 50 percent capacity for swimming venues) and the lesser of 100 people or 30 percent capacity at outdoor competitions. Spectators must remain seated. A clarification of those numbers is that players, coaches, support staff, workers and entertainers do not count against the capacity limit.

Cross country and volleyball seasons begin Monday, November 16. Swimming competitions begin on Monday, December 7.

November 3, 2020 – Tuesday Schedule


5:30 Timberwolves vs Jets

7:30 Cats vs Patriots

November 2, 2020 – Monday Results


Eagles 16, Cats 9

Comets 1, Mustangs 0


Faith Christian School won the North Carolina Christian School Association women's Cross Country State Championship in Wilson last week.

Karrie Gaines and Madison Avelino finished in the top two sports with Eagles teammate Ella Joy Mathison finishing in sixth place. Also scoring were Kylie Gaines (13th) and Brittney Redding (29th).


Trevor Brunson finished 2nd in the men's meet as the Eagles finished in fourth place. Also scoring were Shawn Cox (10th) and Nathan Gardner (24th).



Fayetteville Street Christian School won the North Carolina Christian School Association 1A Volleyball Championship Saturday defeating Oak Level Baptist Academy 3-1 in the title match (27-25, 15-25, 25-18, 25-23).

The Patriots were undefeated in conference play and ended the championship year with a 15-4 record. The final loss came on October 19 between the conference and state tournaments. That loss was followed by four straight post-season wins culminating with the title match on Halloween.

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES for Randolph County volleyball teams.

November 2, 2020 – Monday Schedule


5:30 Cats vs Eagles

7:30 Comets vs Mustangs

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