April 22, 2018

Area Sports

ACHS Men’s Tennis wins pair, secures playoff berth

Cougars headed to post season for first time since 2004 By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. A strong spring season for the Alexander Central Men’s Tennis Team continued this week as the Cougars claimed a pair of league wins over league rivals St. Stephens and Hickory High. With the 5-4 home win over the Indians and 8-1…

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Cougar Golfers pull to within one shot of regional berth

Final NWC match set for Monday in Boone By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. After earning a third place finish in a NWC match played at Lenoir Golf Club on Tuesday, the Alexander Central Men’s Golf Team will enter the final match of the season one shot behind Hickory for the third and final spot at the…

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ACHS Varsity Teams cruise to diamond wins at Watauga Tuesday

Cougar Teams brave the elements, earn wins By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Varsity Softball and Baseball Teams traveled to a cold and windy Boone area on Tuesday, April 17, to face off against the Watauga Pioneers in NW 3A/4A Conference play. Both ACHS teams managed to return home with resounding wins against Watauga…

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NCHSAA “Heart of a Champion” Awards given to 32 Student-Athletes

Alexander’s Gunnar Anderson among athletes honored at luncheon           CHAPEL HILL—A total of 32 student-athletes from North Carolina High School Athletic Association member schools were honored for their outstanding sportsmanship as winners of “Heart of a Champion” recognition on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The sportsmanship recognition is part of the program offered by the NCHSAA Student…

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Cougar Golfers place third at Orchard Hills

Senior Garrison Millsaps takes Medalist honors By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Men’s Golf Team turned in a solid performance and posted a third-place finish in a Northwestern 3A/4a Conference match played Monday afternoon, April 9, at Orchard Hills Golf Club in Caldwell County. ACHS senior Garrison Millsaps tallied a two-over-par score of 74…

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Tornadoes dash Alexander’s CVC title hopes

Hickory upsets Cougars behind Hanvey’s gem By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The third time must have been a charm for Hickory’s Pierson Hanvey in last week’s Catawba Valley Classic title game versus Alexander Central on April 4. After losing two previous starts against ACHS this spring in NWC action, Hanvey tossed a complete-game, four hitter in…

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Wike earns ACC Player of the Week Award for second time

Hiddenite native leads Lady Tarheels’ offense GREENSBORO, N.C. – For the second time this season, senior Taylor Wike has been named the ACC Player of the Week, as announced Tuesday afternoon by the league office. This is the fourth weekly honor for the Tar Heels in 2018. With two hits in each game, Wike led…

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Cougars rally late; advance to Classic Finals vs. Hickory

Hubbard’s RBI double snap tie in sixth By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The ACHS Varsity Baseball Team punched its ticket to the finals of the Catawba Valley Classic with a come-from-behind 5-4 win over the West Lincoln Rebels at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds on Tuesday night, April 3. The Cougars rallied from one run down…

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Fans can vote for NASCAR Hall of Fame Class

 Your vote matters! Each year, NASCAR fans are invited to help pick the legends that will be enshrined in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. This is YOUR chance to be a part of the historical selection of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Voting is open March 27 through May 21, 2018. Fans can vote up…

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Cougars dump Newton-Conover 11-1 in CVC opener

Cook tosses complete game, improves to 4-0   The top seeded ACHS Cougars needed just over an hour to dispatch of the winless Newton-Conover Red Devils in the first round of the Catawba Valley Easter Classic on Monday afternoon. The Cougars pounded out 15 hits and rolled to an 11-1 win over Newton to advance…

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