February 24, 2018

Area Sports

Lady Cougars open 2018 softball season February 28 at Pfeiffer

Adkins prepares for third season as ACHS Head Coach Each spring, the ACHS Softball Team is favored or at least among the favorite to win a conference and possibly a state title. This season will be no different for third-year coach Darrell Adkins and the 2018 Lady Cougars. The Lady Cougars are coming off back-to-back…

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Alexander’s Isaac Chapman wins school’s second state wrestling title

Three Cougars earn a spot on 3A Medal Stand ACHS Junior Isaac Chapman during his overtime quarterfinals win on Friday.Alexander Central junior Isaac Chapman posted a perfect 4-0 record en route to claim the second individual state championship in school history on Saturday evening, February 17, in Greensboro. After defeating Freedom’s James Boyd in the…

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Lenoir-Rhyne’s Madi Suddreth Named The AstroTurf SAC Women’s Basketball Player Of The Week

Junior forward from Taylorsville, N.C., led the Bears to consecutive victories last week Hickory, N.C. – Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Madi Suddreth has been named the South Atlantic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, league officials announced today. Suddreth, a junior forward from Taylorsville, N.C., averaged 13.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in leading the Bears to…

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Five Cougar Wrestlers headed to State Championship Tournment in Greensboro

Lewis, Chapman earn runner-up finishes in tough region By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Five members of the Alexander Central Varsity Wrestling Team have earned the right to participate in the biggest grappling event in North Carolina for high school mat men, the NCHSAA State Championships in Greensboro. By finishing in the top four in their respective…

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Lenoir-Rhyne Football Signs First 37 Players For The 2018 Campaign

Alexander’s Anderson in first recruiting class under Drew Cronic Hickory, N.C. – The Lenoir-Rhyne University Football Team signed the first 37 student-athletes for the 2018 campaign, first-year Head Coach Drew Cronic announced Wednesday.  The breakdown by states is as follows:  Georgia (19), North Carolina (15), South Carolina (one), Tennessee (one) and Alabama (one).    Lenoir-Rhyne…

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NATIONAL SIGNING DAY – ANDERSON SIGNS WITH LRU BEARS

ACHS QUARTERBACK  TO PLAY IN HICKORY On Wednesday morning, February 7, Alexander Central senior quarterback Gunnar Anderson signed his National Letter of Intent to play college football at Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory. Anderson joins a highly-touted National Signing Day Class and the first class for new Head Coach Drew  Cronic at LRU. The son…

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Wike preparing to pen final chapter of Chapel Hill career

Three-time All-ACC performer set to lead Lady Tarheels in 2018 By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Three years into her college softball career, Hiddenite native Taylor Wike has put up statistics that put her among some of the best players to ever play the sport at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A three-year starter…

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Lady Cougars down West Caldwell, snap losing streak

Four players score in double figures to lead ACHS By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Four players finished in double figures, lifting the Alexander Central Lady Cougar Basketball Team past West Caldwell 66-46 on Thursday, February 1, in Taylorsville. Key Key Miller led the effort with 23 points as ACHS snapped a 10-game losing streak and earned…

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Knight secures NWC crown in 100-yd backstroke

LEAGUE CHAMP – NWC 100-yard Backstroke Champ Jaycie Knight is pictured above with ACHS Swim Coach Nikki Bost.       Alexander Central High School Senior Jaycie Knight wrapped her 2017-18 conference swim season with a first-place finish and a NW 3A/4A title in the 100-yard backstroke at the league championship meet held last week.      Knight, who…

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ACHS Wrestlers place second to Indians in NWC Tourney

Four Cougar Grapplers claim top honors in Saturday meet       By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.       The Alexander Central Varsity Wrestling Team came up a little short in its quest for a Northwestern 3A/4A Wrestling Tourney title on Saturday afternoon, January 27, in Taylorsville.        Serving as the host team for the end-of-season championship event,…

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