September 20, 2017

Area Sports

Cougars hang on for 40-36 win over North Lincoln

    By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.         The Alexander Central Varsity Football Team closed its non-conference schedule with a 40-36 win over North Lincoln on Friday night, September 8, at Cougar Stadium in Taylorsville.         The Cougars managed to hold off the Knights down the stretch to survive with a four-point win and improve to…

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Alexander County Sports Hall to induct five new members

The Alexander County Public Education Foundation and the Alexander County Sports Hall of Fame have announced the Sixth Hall of Fame Class of inductees. The Hall of Fame was established in 2012 to recognize, honor and memorialize those individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to sports in Alexander County and who have lived a life…

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Calhoun scores three TDs to lead Alex JVs past Raiders

Cougars roll up 418 yards in victory Aug. 30 By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.       Alexander Central freshman Dayente Calhoun ran for 126 yards and three touchdowns to lead the JV Cougar Football Team to a 48-16 win over North Iredell on Wednesday night, August 30, at Cougar Stadium in Taylorsville.      Calhoun scored on Alexander’s first offense…

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Cougars survive mistake-plagued performance in win over Wilkes

ACHS builds large halftime lead before going scoreless in second half By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.           The Alexander Central Cougars survived one of the most sluggish performance in recent memory en route to a 28-6 win over the Wilkes Central Eagles on Friday night, August 25, at Wes Steele Stadium in Moravian Falls.           For…

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Alexander Soccer Team prepping for NWC play with strong start

The Northwestern 3A/4A Conference schedule is just around the corner for the Alexander Central Varsity Men’s Soccer Team. Coach CJ Shook has his 2017 club off to a strong start which includes an 8-0 win over West Wilkes in action last week. In that match, Lisandro Lopez led a balanced ACHS attack with a pair…

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JV Cougars top Wilkes 44-14 in opener

Win over Eagles is 14th straight for program By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central JV Cougar Football Team opened the 2017 gridiron campaign with a convincing 44-14 win over the Wilkes Central Eagles on Thursday evening, August 24, at Cougar Stadium in Taylorsville. The Cougars rolled up 324 yards and scored touchdowns on six…

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Cougars come from behind to knock off Burns in opener

Anderson accounts for 4 touchdowns in 28-23 win         Alexander Central senior quarterback Gunnar Anderson ran for two scores and threw a pair of TD passes to lift the Cougars to a 28-23 win over the Burns Bulldogs in the season opening game on Friday night, August 18, at Cougar Stadium.         Anderson scored the…

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Alexander County native David Elder inducted into NCHSAA Hall of Fame

– The North Carolina High School Athletic Association is pleased to announce the new eight-member Hall of Fame Class of 2017. The group of eight was publically presented and introduced at a live-streaming press conference at the NCHSAA Headquarters in Chapel Hill a few minutes ago. This year’s class is comprised of: Coach James “Jim”…

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Alex. Central details football scrimmage & endowment information

ACHS has announced details for the upcoming football scrimmages and endowment game later this month. * On August 9, ACHS will host a head-to-head football scrimmage against the Bunker Hill Bears. This scrimmage will feature JV and Varsity teams and will begin at 6 pm at Cougar Stadium. Admission for the scrimmage is $4. *…

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ACHS Basketball to play in Coaches vs. Cancer Shootout

Cougars will face Owen in Thanksgiving weekend matchup This coming fall, the Alexander Central Men’s Basketball Team will be participating in a very special event when the Cougars play in the 2017 Coaches vs. Cancer Shootout in Asheville on Thanksgiving weekend. The event, which is sponsored by NC Basketball Coaches Association, the National Association of…

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