August 19, 2019

Area Sports

LRU tabbed media favorite in SAC Preseason Poll

Bears finished 12-2 last season, 7-0 in conference The Lenoir-Rhyne University Football Team was voted to finish first in the 2019 South Atlantic Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll as announced by the league July 31. The Bears won the league championship last year after going 12-2 with a perfect 7-0 mark in conference play, the eighth…

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LRU Football ranked third in preseason poll

Poe and Dugger Earn Individual Accolades HICKORY, N.C. – After reaching the Third Round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs last season, the Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team has been selected as the preseason No. 3 team according to the College Football America Yearbook. The Bears are coming off a 12-2 season that saw them post a…

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Martin invited to Blue/Grey All American Bowl

 Game to be played in Tampa in January Alexander Central High School rising  senior football standout Garrett Martin has been selected to participate in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in Tampa Bay, Florida on January 4, 2020. A returning starter for Coach Butch Carter on the Cougar offensive line, Martin was selected out of more than…

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Presnell to lead ACHS Women’s Hoops Program

New Coach plans meeting July 11th On Tuesday night, July 9th, the Alexander County Board of Education approved the hire of Jon Presnell as Alexander Central High School Women’s Basketball Head Coach. Presnell will fill the position that came open in March after Jonathan Winkler announced his resignation from the position after two seasons at…

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Benton, Chapman voted Athletes of the Year

 Seniors recognized at Awards Ceremony On Friday, May 24, Taylorsville Times Sports Editor Donny Pennell,    presented the 21st Annual Taylorsvilletimes.Com Athletes of the Year Awards during the Alexander Central Awards Day. Seniors Olivia Benton and Isaac Chapman were selected as the 2019 winners. Athlete of the Year nominees are submitted by ACHS Varsity Coaches. The overall…

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Strickland wins 3A Discus Crown

Breaking news from state track finals… Alexander Central High School senior Lyndon Strickland has won the NCHSAA 3A State Championship in the Men’s Discus. Strickland is the first ever Track & Field individual champion in school history. Check Wednesday’s Taylorsville Times for more details from the 3A state track and field finals in Greensboro.  …

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More Softball Honors for Pennell & Sherrill

  Pfeiffer pair voted to All-Region Team Misenheimer, N.C. (May 15, 2019) – A pair of Pfeiffer University softball players have been tabbed first-team All-Region selections by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Makenzie Pennell, a junior second baseman from Taylorsville, N.C. earned the award after finishing the 2019 season with a USA South-best .489 batting average. …

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NWC announces All-League Teams in Women’s Soccer, Golf

Alex trio earns golf honors By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Following its runner-up finish in the league standings, the Alexander Central Men’s Golf Team placed three players on the Northwestern 3A/4A All-Conference Team. With the competition of the season last week, NWC officials released the All-League teams for the 2019 season. Three Cougars earned spots on…

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McConnell named ACHS Men’s Soccer Coach

Coach recently led Forestview Program Alexander Central High School is pleased to announce that David McConnell has been hired as the new Men’s Soccer Head Coach. McConnell is employed with Alexander County Schools as the Credit Recovery and Online Courses teacher at Alexander Central High School. Most recently, McConnell served as the Head Men’s Soccer…

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Patterson voted NWC Tennis Player of the Year

Cougar senior is four-time All-Conference selection ACHS Senior Carter Patterson, the record holder in career singles wins at the school, was voted the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Player of the Year following this past season. The league’s coaches selected Patterson for the award after the senior amassed a 14-2 regular season record. A four-time all-conference selection…

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