Prep Roundup: Wheatmore girls advance in tennis; Asheboro soccer streak ends

TRINITY — Wheatmore advanced in the Class 2-A dual team state playoffs for girls’ tennis by edging visiting Reidsville 5-4 in a first-round match that was contested across two days, concluding Thursday.

The Warriors won two of three doubles matches.

Kara Comer (No. 1 singles), and Mikalah Walls (No. 5) and Carmen Turgeon (No. 6) were winners in singles and doubles for Wheatmore.

The seventh-seeded Warriors (12-2-1) head to second-seeded Hendersonville (14-0) for the West Region’s second-round match Tuesday.

In Class 1-A, undefeated Mount Airy advanced via a forfeit against Uwharrie Charter Academy.

Boys’ soccer

Asheboro’s Jose Cortes controls the ball against Southwestern Randolph during a non-conference game in Asheboro on September 1, 2021. PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL

Asheboro had an 18-game unbeaten streak that extended to last season snapped when it lost for the first time this season, falling 2-1 to visiting Burlington Williams in a non-league game Thursday night. Jose Cortes had the Asheboro goal in the first half.

Ty Thompson and Max Sommer scored second-half goals for Williams (13-3-2).

It was a matchup of former conference combatants until this summer’s realignment kicked in. Williams was the 2019 state champion. In last winter’s season (the 2020 campaign that was pushed back several months), Asheboro and Williams played to a tie and then Asheboro won a rematch as part of the Blue Comets’ three-game winning streak to end the season.

Asheboro (13-1-2) enters the final week of the regular season with a showdown Monday night at Ledford with first place at stake in the Mid-Piedmont Conference. The teams played to a 0-0 tie Oct. 6 in Asheboro.

Cross country

In Thursday’s Mid-Piedmont Conference championships, Seth Hydzik was Asheboro’s top boys’ finisher in seventh place at Denton Farm Park.

For the girls, Asheboro’s Sophia Roman was tops for Asheboro in fifth place.

Central Davidson was the team champion for boys and girls, with Oak Grove the runner-up in each case.

By Moore County Staff

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