Moore County prep sports report

Moore County prep sports report

The Fall season of high school sports is coming to an end and as postseason play starts with the NCHSAA playoffs Moore County 3 schools have had a fair share of postseason play.   In volleyball, all three public schools in Moore County made the playoffs. North Moore lost in the 2nd round of the state playoffs to Cape Hatteras in three sets. Union Pines also lost in the second round in three sets to Carrboro, and Pinecrest lost in the third round to defending State Champions Green level in three sets.   In boys’ soccer, 1A North Moore was the…
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Moore County sports report – volleyball

Moore County sports report – volleyball

The regular season has come to an end for girls' volleyball in North Carolina. On Thursday the NCHSAA released the brackets for the playoffs, and here is where Moore County teams stand for when the playoff starts on Saturday, October 22.  In 1A East bracket North Moore is Ranked #9 and will host #24 seed North Edgecombe. North Moore finished the season 12-13 after losing to Seaforth in the conference semifinals in 5 sets 3-2.  This game will be played at 7 pm on Saturday.   In 3A East bracket Union Pines lost in the conference finals to Pinecrest in…
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Moore County prep sports report

Moore County prep sports report

Robbins —  North Moore High School  The North Moore tennis team had a match against Jordan-Matthews on September 26, which ultimately ended in a 7-2 loss. The singles winner was Logan Maness, who defeated Clara Rojas in two sets, 6-4 and 7-6. In doubles action, Bailea Marley & Paris McCollum defeated Abbey Copeland & Corrine McLaurin 8-6. Their next match is at home against South Davidson on October 4, followed by an away match at Chatham Central on October 5. Their record is 2-6 and 2-5 in the conference. In volleyball, the team had two matches last week going 1-1.…
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Pinecrest takes pride in powerful postseason

Pinecrest takes pride in powerful postseason

BURLINGTON — Pinecrest couldn’t dent Charlotte Providence’s perfect season, but the Patriots left the Class 3-A baseball state finals with an experience worth savoring. They’d like to be playing in the final weekend of the season again. “We’re looking to come back,” junior third baseman/pitcher Colby Wallace said. “We know how this loss felt.” It was a stinging conclusion to the season for Pinecrest, which pushed Charlotte Providence to 10 innings in Game 2 of the championship series before falling 3-1 on Saturday at Burlington Athletic Stadium. The Patriots advanced to the finals by winning a regional championship for just…
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Randleman girls claim tourney title

Randleman girls claim tourney title

CLIMAX – Randleman’s girls’ basketball team secured the championship of the Davidson-Randolph Christmas Classic at the Providence Grove site last week. The Tigers used 25 points from Gracyn Hall to produce a 69-53 victory against Providence Grove in the title game of the three-day event. “We played pretty well for the three days,” Randleman coach Brandon Varner said. “To be able to bring that trophy back to Randleman is pretty special.” Hall was the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Elizabeth York had 14 points and Hannah Hinshaw posted 11 points in the title game for the Tigers, who improved their record…
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Holiday tourneys take new twists for area teams

Holiday tourneys take new twists for area teams

Area basketball teams will be in holiday tournament action next week, but the format will look different from past years. Teams will be headed to two sites, with a Davidson County vs. Randolph County flavor. “They agreed to do that this year,” Asheboro athletics director Steve Luck said. “It kind of worked out. We thought this would be neat.” The changes stem from sponsorship changes and the renovations at Asheboro’s gym, which had been used for what were basically Randolph County tournaments on back-to-back weeks. That venue is unavailable this year. This is called the Davidson-Randolph Christmas Classic. Now, the…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Dominic Payne

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Dominic Payne

Trinity | Boys Basketball | Sophomore  Payne produced a couple of strong outings as the Bulldogs split two Piedmont Athletic Conference games. It began with the sophomore guard’s 20-point effort in a 53-46 decision against rival Wheatmore. That pushed the Bulldogs’ record to 8-0. Later in the week, Payne racked up 18 points in a 61-54 loss to Uwharrie Charter Academy. Ashton Troutman, a previous winner of the honor this season, had 27 points in that game for UCA.    
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UCA wrestlers roll up 15-0 record

UCA wrestlers roll up 15-0 record

LUMBERTON – The Uwharrie Charter Academy wrestling team has reached a 15-0 record after dominating the Lumberton Border Wars on Saturday. The Eagles won five meets, including a 52-27 victory against host Lumberton in the finals. Eight UCA wrestlers were undefeated in the dual-meet tournament. They were Ethan Hines, Brandon Jordan, Jack McArthur, Aldo Hernandez, Grayson Roberts, Doug Bowles, Jaden Maness and Jaden Marion. Plus, Aiden Allred, Carson Robinson, Bryan Lackey and Corbin Grissom posted 4-1 records in the event. The Eagles topped Fayetteville Byrd 84-0, beat Purnell Swett 75-6, topped South Florence (S.C) 75-6 and whipped West Brunswick 72-9.…
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Piedmont Athletic Conference all-conference

Piedmont Athletic Conference all-conference

Providence Grove’s head coach Calvin Brown throws up 1 finger for the extra point after they took the opening kickoff to the house for a touchdown against Jordon-Mathews at PGHS in Climax, NC on September 3, 2021. Brown was named PAC Football Coach of the Year. PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL ASHEBORO — The Piedmont Athletic Conference announced its All-Conference selections this week. Boys’ cross country Runner of the Year: Zach Hazelwood (Wheatmore) Coach of the Year: John Ruiz (Providence Grove) Jayten Beasley (Providence Grove), Robert Burton (Providence Grove), Justin Bush (Providence Grove), Evan Meadows (Providence Grove), Kadan Shoptaw (Providence Grove),…
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Eastern Randolph primed to begin playoffs

Eastern Randolph primed to begin playoffs

RAMSEUR — A week off prior to opening the state playoffs might be a good omen for Eastern Randolph’s football team. When that happened during the past spring for the state playoffs, it worked out. “We really played our best game against Clinton,” coach Burton Cates said. “You’ve got to look at the positives.” The situation is different, though, this season. That was an upset victory for the Wildcats several months ago. Now, Eastern Randolph (9-0) opens the postseason as the top-seeded Class 1-A team in the West Region. The Wildcats are set for Friday night’s game against No. 16…
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