December 06, 2019

Area Sports

ACHS Women’s Basketball Preview 2019-2020

 First-year Head Coach looks to rebuild program The 2019-20 Women’s Basketball season at Alexander Central is underway and first-year Head Coach Jon Presnell is looking to rebuild the Lady Cougar program after the team won just two games last season. Presnell’s tenure as the ACHS coach got off to a splendid start last Friday evening,…

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Five added to Alexander Sports Hall of Fame

Bolick, Fox, Gwaltney, Odom, and Thomas join prestigious group By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander County Public Education Foundation held its Eighth Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Monday night, November 25, at the Alexander Central High School Auditorium  in Taylorsville. A crowd of more than 200 family, friends, and sports lovers converged on…

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ACHS takes three of four games vs. Raiders

Lady Cougars win in Presnell’s coaching debut By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Alexander Central High School tipped off the 2019-20 basketball season with a four-game set against the visiting North Iredell Raiders on Friday evening, November 22, in the Cougar Den in Taylorsville. ACHS took three of four games on the night. The Cougars swept the…

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Freedom Teams picked to win NWC

Cougar Men picked third; Women tapped for seventh  Members of the Unifour media recently cast votes in the NW 3A/4A Basketball Conference Preseason Poll. The Freedom Patriots Men’s and Women’s Teams were chosen as preseason favorites to capture the NWC crowns. The Freedom men earned six first-place votes, while Hickory was picked to finish second…

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Cougars stifle Hickory with second-half barrage

Montgomery scores four TDs in run-away victory By DN Pennell, Jr. The Alexander Central Varsity Cougar Football Team picked up its third straight win with its 40-19  win over the Hickory Red Tornadoes on Friday night, November 1, at Frank Barger Stadium in Hickory. Alexander outscored the Tornadoes 30-13 in the second half to pull…

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Former Cougar to be inducted into Red Hawks’ Hall of Fame

 CVCC announces First Hall of Fame Class HICKORY, N.C. — Reflecting on its past successes while paving the way for its future achievements, the Catawba Valley Community College athletic department officially announces its inaugural Hall of Fame class. Members of the first-ever class include the 1990 CVCC National Championship golf team, former head golf coach…

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Miller’s fourth quarter eruption sparks Cougars

ACHS rallies for 30-16 win over Saint on Senior Night By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Alexander Central senior AJ Miller sparked a come-from-behind win for the Varsity Cougar Football Team in Friday evening’s 30-16 victory over St. Stephens at Cougar Stadium. On Senior Night, the Cougars rallied from a two-point deficit to post the 14-point win…

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ACHS Cross Country Teams place third at NWC Meet

Three Cougars post All-Conference times By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Cross Country Teams recorded impressive third place finishes at the NW 3A/4A Conference Championship race held at Southside Jaycee Park in Newton on Wednesday, October 23. According to Head Coach Joe Cornwell, every Alexander Central participant in the championship posted personal best times.…

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Cougars crush McDowell 63-0 for first NWC win

ACHS posts second straight shutout win over Titans By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Varsity Cougar Football Team snapped its two game losing streak and picked up its first NW 3A/4A Conference win with a 63-0 win over the McDowell Titans on Friday night, October 18, at Cougar Stadium in Taylorsville.   Steven Montgomery…

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