September 21, 2020

Area Sports

Alexander Sports Hall of Fame will induct four

New Class will be inducted in November The Alexander County Public Education Foundation and the Alexander County Sports Hall of Fame have announced the Ninth Hall of Fame Class of inductees. The Hall of Fame was established in 2012 to recognize, honor, and memorialize those individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to sports in Alexander…

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Brown reflects on Iowa’s decision to cut men’s gymnastics program

Taylorsville native prepping for his junior season By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Despite being 950 miles away from Alexander County, last month’s decision to drop gymnastics by the University of Iowa hit close to home in downtown Taylorsville. On Friday, August 21, Stewart Brown, a rising junior at Iowa and a standout member of the Hawkeye…

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South Atlantic Conference delays the start of fall sports

HICKORY, N.C. – The South Atlantic Conference announced Friday that the start of fall sports has been delayed until September 26th in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This affects football, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country and volleyball. Teams will compete in conference-only competition with the start of preseason practice beginning in…

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Bebber tapped to coach ACHS Women’s Tennis Team

Alexander Central High School is pleased to announce that former Cougar student-athlete Courtney Bebber has been hired as the new Women’s Tennis Head Coach. Bebber is employed with Alexander County Schools as a Physical Education teacher at Taylorsville Elementary School, where she will begin her second year of teaching in August. As well as serving…

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Little hurls second fastest pitch ever clocked

Flame-throwing lefty is grandson of Taylorsville couple Last month, a teen flame thrower with ties to Taylorsville had his dream of playing professional baseball become a reality when he was selected in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball Draft on June 10. Luke Little, who is the son of Billie and Ecford Little…

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Alexander Central High School Athletic Department COVID-19 Return to Play Policies and Procedures

Alexander Central High School Athletic Department COVID-19 Return to Play Policies and Procedures The Alexander Central High School Athletic Department is preparing to implement infection prevention measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while student-athletes are participating in school athletic functions. As the state of North Carolina continues its phased reopening and with the ACHS…

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Four ACHS Seniors garner Athlete of the Year Honors

Dyson, Ellis, Hammer, and Montgomery recognized On Friday, June 5, Taylorsville Times Sports Editor Donny Pennell presented the 22nd Annual Taylorsvilletimes.Com Athletes of the Year Awards in an online announcement. Four Cougar Seniors were recognized as the 2019-2020 award winners. Kaylin Dyson and Lanie Hammer were announced as the Co-Female Athletes of the Year, while…

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AC Seniors earn NWC Scholar Athlete Awards

 Kerley & Yount recognized At the conclusion of each school year, the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference presents the Senior Scholar-Athlete Awards to a pair of deserving senior athletes from each member school in the league. These awards are presented to student-athletes that excel not only in athletics but in the classroom. To qualify for this award, …

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Miller to play collegiate football at St. Andrews University

Golden Helmet winner set to join Knights By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Alexander Central High School football standout AJ Miller has announced he will be joining the St. Andrews University football program following his high school graduation. St. Andrews University is located in Laurinburg, NC and the football program is directed by Head Coach David Harper.…

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