Area Sports

Cougars to open playoffs Tuesday

        The Alexander Central Varsity Basketball Teams will participate in the first-round of the NCHSAA 4A State Playoffs on Tuesday evening, February 21.         The ACHS Men (19-8), which captured the NPC Tourney title last Friday, will host Ben L. Smith High School of Greensboro in an opening round game Tuesday evening in Taylorsville. The…

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Dula, Parsons lead Cougars to NPC Crown

         By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Seniors Justin Dula and Kaleb Parsons combined for 45 points to lead the Alexander Central Varsity Men’s Basketball Team past Mooresville 75-62 in the championship game of the North Piedmont Conference Tournament on Friday night, February 17, in Olin.        Playing in front of a packed house at North…

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ACHS Varsity Men’s Team advances to NPC Tourney Final Friday evening

By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.           The Alexander Central Varsity Men’s Basketball Team outscored Statesville 39-21 over the second and third periods and rolled to a 61-39 victory in the semi-final round of the North Piedmont Conference Tournament on Wednesday night, February 15, in Olin.           With the win, the Cougars advance to the tourney title…

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Alexander Varsity Teams win NPC Tourney openers

By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central High School Varsity Basketball Teams opened play in the 2017 North Piedmont Conference Tournament with a pair of home wins on Monday evening, February 13, in Taylorsville. The Lady Cougars cruised to a 57-24 win over the West Iredell Lady Warriors in Monday’s opening game in the Cougar…

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Cougar Quartet earns trip to Wrestling Finals

Lewis wins Regional crown, while three ACHS grapplers claim third-place finishes By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.           Four members of the Alexander Central Wrestling Team reached the ultimate individual goal each season when they qualified for the NCHSAA Wrestling Championships based on this past weekend’s regional performances.           Alexander junior Ethan Lewis finished 4-0 en route…

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Senior Night Sweep

Varsity Cougars take pair from Hounds in home finale  By DN PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Varsity Basketball Teams sent their senior team members out as winners with a doubleheader sweep over Statesville in North Piedmont Conference action on Tuesday night, February 7, in Taylorsville. On Senior night, ACHS honored four senior women’s players and…

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Laura Little fulfilling a dream as member of HoneyBees

If you have attended a Charlotte Hornets game this season, chances are you have seen Laura Little of the Bethlehem Community on the court as a member of the HoneyBees Dance Team. Laura is the daughter of Gail and Buddy Little and joined the HoneyBees last year after earning a spot on the squad for…

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Cougar Grapplers prepping for West Regional

This weekend, several members of the Alexander Central Varsity Wrestling Team will participate in the North Carolina High School 4A Western Regional Tournament at Hough High School in Cornelius. The 2017 regional event will being on Friday evening, February 10 and conclude with matches on Friday, February 11. The top-four finishers in each weight class…

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Ratchford, Godfrey to compete at North Carolina Indoor Track State Championship Saturday

A pair of Alexander Central High School student-athletes will be participating at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s Indoor Track State Championship meet on Saturday, February 11. Alexander Central sophomore thrower Madison Ratchford has qualifed for the state finals in the women’s shot put, while junior sprinter Bryson Godfrey will be competing in the…

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ACPR accepting sign-ups for spring sports all this month

The Alexander County Parks and Recreation is currently holding sign-ups for spring sports. This spring, the ACPR will offer t-ball, instructional softball and baseball, fastpitch softball, baseball, and soccer. The leagues include: 3-4 and 5-6 t-ball; baseball for ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-15; softball for ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-16; and soccer for…

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