February 18, 2019

Area Sports

Varsity Cougars Split Senior Night contests with Spartans

ACHS Men close NWC schedule with 9-5 record By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Varsity Basketball Teams closed the regular season with a doubleheader split against the South Caldwell Spartans on Friday, February 15, in Taylorsville. The ACHS Men topped South Caldwell 53-37 in the varsity men’s game, avenging a loss to the Spartans…

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Chapman advances to 3A Heavyweight title bout

Cougar senior is first to reach two championship finales By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. ACHS Senior Isaac Chapman will defend his 285-pound state championship on Saturday evening, February 16, at the Greensboro Coliseum. Chapman, who posted three wins in matches on Thursday and Friday, will face Ashebrook’s Antwon McClee in the title match set for Saturday.…

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JV Lady Cougars complete perfect season

Alex Squad tops Hickory to finish 18-0 By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central JV Women’s Basketball Team survived a late rally by visiting Hickory High to win its final game of the season and close a perfect regular season on Tuesday, February 12. The young Lady Cougars held off Hickory down the stretch to…

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NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Chapman headed to Lenoir-Rhyne

Reigning NWC  Defensive Player of the Year signs with Bears After one of the most decorated football careers in ACHS history, senior Isaac Chapman signed his National Letter of Intent to attend Lenoir Rhyne University on National Signing Day Wednesday morning, February 6. The son of Sonya and Gary Chapman of Sugar Loaf, Isaac is…

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Cougar Men get road win for 15th victory

ACHS shakes off slow start to top McDowell By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Three Cougars scored in double figures to lead a come-from-behind effort against the McDowell Titans on Tuesday evening, February 5, in Marion. Despite trailing 16-8 after one period, the Cougars outscored McDowell 43-26 during the second and third stanzas to secure an impressive…

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Boot Ranch elevates Rhyne to Head Golf Professional Position

 Stony Point Native takes over Fredricksburg Course management Fredericksburg, TX   – Boot Ranch, the exclusive private club community in the Texas Hill Country, has named Alex Rhyne as its head golf professional.   Rhyne, 24, joined the Boot Ranch team in March 2017 after graduating from Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C., where he received a…

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Bunker Hill’s Mays voted Coach of the Year

Alexander native garners recognition as League’s Top Wrestling Coach Alexander County native Michael Mays  has been  selected as the Northwestern Foothills Conference Wrestling Coach of the Year for the 2018-19 season. Mays is the head coach for the Bunker Hills Bears’ Wrestling Program and has led the Bears to the dual team state tournament the…

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Freedom Teams continue to dominate NWC foes

Patriots squads remain unbeaten in varsity league play By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Freedom High School Patriots put their unbeaten NWC varsity records on the line in games against the Alexander Central Varsity Cougar Teams on Wednesday evening, January 30, in Taylorsville. At the end of the evening, the Patriot squads left Taylorsville with their…

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Cougars Split Varsity Contests with Warriors

ACHS Men rebound, snap two-game skid By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Varsity Cougar Basketball Teams split a pair of contests against the West Caldwell Warriors on Friday evening, January 25, in Gamewell. The Lady Cougars dropped a 69-57 decision against the West Caldwell Lady Warriors in the varsity opener on Friday. West’s Jaleah…

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Dear Mom and Dad: Cool it

By Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Que Tucker, Commissioner of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in North Carolina, this message is primarily for you. When you attend an athletic event that…

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