April 23, 2019

Area Sports

Brown among three Hawkeyes to earn All-American honors

Iowa freshman places seventh in parallel bars at NCAA finals Taylorsville native Stewart Brown earned All-American honors at the NCAA Gymnastics Championships held April 20. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Three University of Iowa men’s gymnasts earned All-America honors at the NCAA championships at the State Farm Center on Saturday night. Senior Jake Brodarzon and freshman Stewart…

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Hammer tosses no-hitter in regular season finale

Cougar southpaw strikes out 11 in win over Indians By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. ACHS junior left-hander Bryson Hammer hurled a no-hitter and faced one batter over the minimum in the Cougars’ 11-0 road win over the St. Stephens Indians on Wednesday evening, April 17, in Hickory. Hammer improved to 5-2 on the season with the…

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Brown takes third in Vault at Big 10 Championships

Taylorsville resident continues to shine for Hawkeyes  IOWA CITY  – University of Iowa Junior Andrew Herrador placed second on high bar, and freshman Stewart Brown of Taylorsville placed third on vault at the Big Ten Individual Championships in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday night, April 6. “They looked really good tonight,” said head coach JD Reive.…

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ACHS Sports Scoreboard, Wednesday, March 27

  Diamond Cougars sweep Saint in NW 3A/4A contests By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Varsity Softball and Baseball Teams chalked up two more NW 3A/4A Conference wins on Tuesday, March 26, when the diamond Cougars swept league games over the visiting St. Stephens Indians. The ACHS Softball Team improved to 8-3 overall and…

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CVCC Red Hawks hire Bumgarner to lead softball program

ACHS grad to lead new program HICKORY, N.C. — Catawba Valley Community College has announced that Josh Bumgarner, a 13-year head coaching veteran, was officially named the first-ever head coach of the Catawba Valley Community College softball program on Friday. CVCC will begin its softball program this fall and will be immediately eligible for championship contention…

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ACHS Sports Scoreboard – March 13

  Baseball Blanks Titans, 14-0; Patterson grabs 50th career win By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Varsity Baseball Team improved to 3-1 in NWC action with a resounding 14-0 victory at McDowell on Wednesday, March 13. Dawson Elder tossed a complete-game, two-hitter and fanned 10 in the five-inning win in Marion. Offensively, ACHS busted…

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ACHS Scoreboard – Tuesday, March 12

Cougar Squads dominate West Caldwell in NWC action March 12; baseball & softball vs. McDowell moved to March 13 By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Alexander Central’s Baseball, Softball, and Soccer Teams enjoyed a successful day of NW 3A/4A action when the Cougar squads visited West Caldwell High School in Gamewell. HAMMER LEADS VARSITY BASEBALL TO WIN…

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Sherrill reaches 200-mark in hits & runs

Pfeiffer, Salem split softball twinbill    Misenheimer, N.C.   –The Pfeiffer University softball team split a USA South doubleheader with Salem College on Tuesday afternoon, March 12,  at Jack Ingram Field.  The Falcons took game one 5-1 and fell in game two to Salem, 5-3. Pfeiffer got two RBI from both Vada Blue Sherrill and Hannah…

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Stewart Brown named Big 10 Freshman of the Week

Former Cougar honored for gymnastics effort IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa freshman gymnast Stewart Brown was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday. It is the first weekly honor of Brown’s career.     The Taylorsville, North Carolina, native placed third on vault (14.050) and parallel bars (13.800) against third-ranked Michigan…

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Cougar Golfers earn runner-up finish in NWC opener

Carrigan leads ACHS with low score of 80 By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Men’s Golf Team opened the 2019 NW 3A/4A Conference schedule with a solid second place finish in the league opener played Monday, March 11, at Orchard Hills Golf Course in Connelly Springs. West Caldwell carded a team score of 325…

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