October 17, 2017

Area Sports

Cougars shake off slow start, rout McDowell, 55-21

Godfrey runs for 218 yards to become school’s all-time leader By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.       Alexander Central’s Varsity Football Team fought through a sluggish first half before breaking the game open in a 55-21 win over the McDowell Titans on Friday night, October 13, in Taylorsville.        Alexander, which improved to 4-0 in the NWC and…

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Last minute TD lifts JV Cougars to 7-0 start

ACHS rallies from behind for road win at McDowell By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.       The Alexander Central JV Cougar Football Team had to rally from behind to stay unbeaten on Thursday night, October 12, in Marion.       After trailing 7-0 entering the fourth quarter, the Cougars notched a pair of TDs in the final stanza to escape…

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Cougars knock off Freedom for seventh win

ACHS knocks off Patriots, secures outright lead in NWC By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.        The Alexander Central Varsity Cougar Football Team remained perfect on the season with an impressive 33-27 road win over the Freedom Patriots on Friday night, October 6, in Morganton.       Devon Weiss (181 yards) and Gunnar Anderson (133 yards) sparked a 394-yard…

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JV Cougars defeat Freedom, improve to 6-0

ACHS rallies from two points down at halftime By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.        The Alexander Central JV Cougar Football Team rallied from a two-point halftime deficit to defeat the Freedom Patriots 28-16 on Thursday, October 5, at Cougar Stadium in Taylorsville.        With the win, the young Cougars improved to 3-0 in NW 3A/4A games…

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Never Stop Believing… Cougars rally late for game-winning score, remain perfect

Last minute TD pass propels team to 6-0 By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.       Just before launching a game-winning 46-yard touchdown pass to Kendall Flowers with just over a minute to play, Alexander Central senior quarterback Gunnar Anderson told anyone who would listen on the Cougar sidelines to “Never Stop Believing,”.       Anderson, who said he dreamt about…

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Hands of a Sportsman assisted deer hunt deemed a big success

  By MICAH HENRY There were hugs, whoops, high fives, and even some tears of joy among male and female hunters during the local Hands of a Sportsman deer hunt for youth and disabled hunters this month. Seventeen disabled hunters from the area, ranging in age from 11 to 72 years, plus family members and…

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Cougars power past West Caldwell in NWC opener

  Godfrey, Weiss Combo leads ACHS to 59-35 win By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.        The Alexander Central Varsity Cougar Football Team opened the 2017 NW 3A/4A Conference Schedule with a resounding 59-35 win over the West Caldwell Warriors on Friday night, September 22, in Gamewell.       Bryson Godfrey (229 yards) and Devon Weiss (171 yards) combined…

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Alexander JVs cruise to 17th straight win

Cougars wallop West Caldwell, 52-16 By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.       The Alexander Central JV Cougar Football Team scored the game’s first 45 points and rolled to a 52-16 win over the West Caldwell Warriors in the NWC opener for each team on Thursday night, September 21, in Taylorsville.       The Cougars piled up 310 yards of offense…

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Cougars hang on for 40-36 win over North Lincoln

    By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.         The Alexander Central Varsity Football Team closed its non-conference schedule with a 40-36 win over North Lincoln on Friday night, September 8, at Cougar Stadium in Taylorsville.         The Cougars managed to hold off the Knights down the stretch to survive with a four-point win and improve to…

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Alexander County Sports Hall to induct five new members

The Alexander County Public Education Foundation and the Alexander County Sports Hall of Fame have announced the Sixth 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 County and who have lived a life…

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