December 10, 2017

Area Sports

ACHS hosts NWC Swim Meet Dec. 7

  Cougars face Watauga, Saint in league meet The Alexander Central Swim Team hosted a Northwestern Conference meet with Watauga and St. Stephens at the Wilkes County YMCA on Thursday, December 7. In combined scoring, St. Stephens finished 2-0 on the night, posting wins over ACHS and Watauga. The Cougars finished 0-2 in combined scoring;…

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Wills among members of 1993 UNC Team honored at Nov. 29 game

During  the  November 29,  North Carolina  game vs. Michigan,  the Tar Heels honored members of the 1993 championship team. It was 25 years ago that they won the National Championship, beating these same Wolverines. Alexander Central Head Basketball Coach served as the Team Manager for Coach Dean Smith on the 1993 Championship Team and was…

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First year Head Coach set to lead Lady Cougars

By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Last week, the Alexander Central Varsity Women’s Basketball Program tipped off the new season, the first campaign with Jonathan Winkler on the bench as the program’s head coach. The Lady Cougars slipped past Ashe County to make the new head coach a winner in his first ever game in the position.…

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ACHS Football Awards presented Nov. 27

        By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.      The Alexander Central JV and Varsity Football Teams were recognized with the program’s annual awards night on Monday evening November 27, at the school.      Coach Butch Carter praised the JV and Varsity Cougar Teams that combined for a 20-2 overall record and two NW 3A/4A Championships this…

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Lady Cougars edge Ashe in Winkler’s debut

Miller scores 23 in opening night win By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.      The Alexander Central Varsity Women’s Basketball Team made a winner out of first-year coach Jonathan Winkler in his first game on the Lady Cougar bench on Tuesday night, November 21, at Ashe County.      Behind a game-high 23 points from Key Key Miller, the Lady…

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Alex Sports Hall of Fame enshires Class of 2017

Large crowd turns out for event November 20 at BMGC By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.      The Alexander County Public Education Foundation held its Sixth Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Monday night, November 20, at McLindon’s Restaurant at Brushy Mountain Golf Club in Taylorsville.      A crowd of more than 250 family, friends, and sports lovers…

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ACHS Dominates NWC Post Season Football Awards

Anderson, Chapman, Carter garner major accolades; 16 Cougars honored By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.      After winning the league championship this past season, the Alexander Central Cougar Football Team was rewarded when the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference coaches voted on the 2017 All-Conference Teams last month.     Three Cougars earned major awards in the league voting and numerous others garnered…

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East Falcons sweep West in cross-county doubleheader

By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.      The Alexander County Middle School Basketball Teams reached the midway point of their seasons when East and West Alexander faced off in a hardcourt doubleheader at Alexander Central High School on Wednesday, November 15.      The East Alexander Teams managed a two-game sweep in the first of two regular season twinbills between…

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