October 16, 2019

Area Sports

Bulldogs roll to third straight Apple Bowl win

West Alexander topples Falcons to claim NW Conf. title By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The West Alexander Middle School Football Team completed its third straight perfect season and  retained the coveted Apple Bowl trophy with its 54-6 win over East Alexander on Tuesday evening, October 15, at Cougar Stadium in Taylorsville. Behind a four-touchdown effort from Logan…

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Cougars lose 17-point lead late; suffer heartbreaking loss to Pats

Birchfield, Caldwell lead Freedom to 46-42 win in Morganton By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Freedom Patriots rallied from 17 points down in the final stages of Friday night’s game versus Alexander Central to post a 46-42 win in Morganton. The Patriots scored 21 points in the final 5:14 to erase a huge Cougar lead in…

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Superintendent clarifies events at Oct. 8 WAMS soccer game

The Alexander County Schools administration is hoping to clarify information about the events which occurred at a boys’ soccer game at a middle school in the county. The following statement was released by the school system the evening of October 10: On Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, the West Alexander Middle School (WAMS) vs. Gamewell Middle…

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Alex JVs score 35 straight, win 43-6

Stubbs picks off four Pat passes By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central JV Cougar Football Team scored 35 unanswered points and recorded four pass interceptions en route to a 43-6 win over the visiting Freedom Patriots on Thursday evening, October 10, at Cougar Stadium in Taylorsville. The Cougars held a slim 8-6 lead after…

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ACHS Women’s Tennis Trio Headed to Regionals

Three members of the Alexander Central Women’s Tennis Team will represent the program at the NCHSAA 3A West Regional Tournament on Friday, October 18, and Saturday, October 19, at Hickory High School. The doubles team of Hannah and Emma Malta earned a regional berth with its top-four finish at the NWC Tournament held this week…

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Watauga spoils ACHS Homecoming in one-sided affair

Watauga races to big lead, rolls to 42-10 victory By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. For the second straight season, the Watauga Pioneers rolled over the Alexander Central Cougars in resounding fashion on the NWC gridiron. The Pioneers rolled up 381 total yards and built a 22-3 halftime lead in a 42-10 victory over the homestanding Cougars…

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AC Junior Varsity blanks outmatched Pioneers

JV Cougars roll past Watauga 46-0 in NWC opener By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Junior Varsity Football Team opened NW 3A/4A play in rousing fashion with a 46-0 road win over the Watauga Pioneers on Thursday evening, October 3, in Boone. Sophomore Harrison Brashear accounted for three touchdowns and passed for a pair…

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Cougars bury Olympic in non-league finale

ACHS runs for 423 yards in Carter’s 30th win in Taylorsville By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Cougars closed out the non-league portion of the 2019 football schedule in a resounding fashion with its 55-28 win over the Olympic Trojans on Friday night, September 20, at Glenn G. Wilson Field at Cougar Stadium. ACHS…

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Alexander JVs control the second half in win at Olympic

Lackey runs for 168 yards & two TDs By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central JV Cougar Football Team rallied from a six-point halftime deficit to topple the Olympic High School JV Trojans on Thursday evening, September 19, in Charlotte. The young Cougars trailed 12-6 at the half but outscored the home team 18-0 in…

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Cougars start fast, blow past South Iredell

ACHS rebounds from Statesville loss to hammer Vikes By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. One week after a disappoint collapse and a loss to Statesville, the Alexander Central Varsity Football Team rebounded in a huge way with a dominating 48-7 win over the South Iredell Vikings on Friday evening, September 13, at Cougar Stadium in Taylorsville. Playing…

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