Ex-Randleman coach moves on

Former Randleman football coach Shane Handy stepped away from his coaching job after two seasons at Clayton High School. His resignation was announced last week.

The Comets went 8-2 in the restructured 2020 season (played in the spring semester of 2021). Then they were 5-6 with a first-round loss to Heritage in the Class 4-A state playoffs in the 2021 fall season.

Handy’s teams at Randleman went a combined 95-53 in 12 seasons.

Baseball highlights

Eastern Randolph pitcher Stratton Barwick struck out 11 batters in a 2-0 blanking of visiting Southwestern Randolph.

In the rematch later in the week, Southwestern Randolph rode Tyler Parks’ 10 strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings to a 5-4 home victory.

Josh Meadows of Asheboro had a grand slam in last week’s 12-1 non-conference victory against Wheatmore.

Softball success

Wheatmore softball pitcher Carmen Turgeon was credited with a perfect game in an 18-0 romp past visiting Trinity on Friday. The game was reduced to three innings because of the mercy rule. Turgeon struck out six. Teammates Karleigh Hunt (four RBI), Maddie Nichols (three RBI) and Avery Dykes (three RBI) were among the offensive standouts.