June 24, 2018

Area Sports

McLain turns heads in Class A debut

Hiddenite native goes four for five in first game with Great Lakes By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Josh McLain of Hiddenite started his Class A professional career with a huge bang on Thursday evening, June 21. In his first game with the LA Dodgers’ Class A affiliate, the Great Lakes Loons, McLain went four for five…

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Youth Camps continue next week at ACHS

Alexander Central High School will be offering numerous youth sport camps during summer vacation starting in June. LADY COUGAR  SOFTBALL  CAMP The 2018 ACHS Lady Cougar Softball Camp is scheduled for June 25-27 at Central Park in Taylorsville. The camp will run from 9am – 12 noon for campers ages 5-9, and from 1 pm…

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Former Cougar Nick Bazzle named North Lincoln HS Head Football Coach

Cougars will face former Coach September 7 By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. After spending the last three football seasons on the sidelines, former Alexander Central High School Head Coach has come out of retirement to accept the Head Coach position at North Lincoln High School in Pumpkin Center. Bazzle, who spent four seasons at ACHS before…

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Taylor Wike selected 18th overall in ASBA Professional Draft

Hiddenite native selected by the “Outkast” MOBILE, Ala. – Drafted 18th overall, North Carolina’s Taylor Wike will begin her professional softball career with the American Softball Association’s Outkast this summer in Mobile, Alabama. Beginning June 15, the ASBA will play an intensive six-week schedule in its inaugural season with one to two games daily at…

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NY Mets select Alexander’s Hammer in 21st Round of MLB Draft

Alexander Central HS school senior Zachary Hammer was selected in the 21st round of the Major League Baseball draft by the New York Mets on Wednesday afternoon, June 6. The son of Stacie and Scott Hammer, Zachary has committed to play at CVCC next season. A right handed pitcher for AC Coach Pete Hardee this…

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McLain drafted by Dodgers again…this time in 9th round

Josh McLain, the son of Tammy and Bradley McLain of Hiddenite, was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 9th round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday evening. He was the 284th overall pick.       McLain, who was a first-team All-ACC performer for the NC State Wolfpack this past season, was drafted…

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FINALS BOUND!!!

ACHS routs Carson, punches ticket to State Championship Series By DN PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Varsity Softball Team earned a spot in the NCHSAA 3A State Championship series with a 20-8 win over Carson High School on Thursday night, May 24, in China Grove. ACHS (26-5) exploded for 10 runs in the seventh inning…

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ACHS edges Carson in game one of Regional Finals Series

Game two set for Thursday at Carson High School  By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Alexander Central waited out a one-hour rain delay and held off a furious seventh inning rally by the Carson Cougars to escape with a 5-4 win in game one of the NCHSAA 3A Regional Series on Tuesday evening, May 22, in Taylorsville.…

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Charlotte’s Pace and Rhoney Named to Academic All-District Team

Charlotte 49’er Senior Bailey Rhoney (Charlotte Athletics, Sam Roberts   FreezeFrame Photography)CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Seniors Haley Pace and Bailey Rhoney garnered Academic All-District 3 Softball Team honors, announced by College Sports Information Directors of America. Pace earned Academic All-District 3 honors each of the past two seasons en route to Academic All-American First Team last season…

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Hiddenite’s McLain among seven Wolfpackers on All-ACC Teams

  Wolfpack Senior earns First Team honors after leading ACC in hits GREENSBORO, N.C. – NC State baseball’s Brian Brown has been named Pitcher of the Year and Patrick Bailey was tabbed Freshman of the Year to headline seven All-ACC Selections for the Wolfpack, announced Monday by the conference office. Brown, Brett Kinneman, Hiddenite native Josh…

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