August 21, 2018

Area Sports

Cougars roll over Burns 40-7 in opener

Alexander scores 33 points in dominant second half By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Cougars dominated play in the second half and rolled to a 40-7 win over the Burns Bulldogs in the 2018 season opening football game played in Lawndale on Friday night, August 17. After leading 7-0 at the half, the Cougars…

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Kylie Cockrell Hamby tapped new Alexander Central Softball Coach

Former Cougar star chosen to lead one of NC’s top programs   On Tuesday night, August 14th, the Alexander County Board of Education approved the hire of former standout player Kylie Cockrell Hamby as the Head Coach of the Alexander Central High School Softball team. Hamby will fill the position that came open earlier this…

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West Alexander MS sets dates for fall workouts and tryouts

NW Middle School Conference announces new admission prices West Alexander Middle School Athletics Director and Head Football Coach Brian Killian has announced plans for fall sports workouts and tryouts at the school. According to Killian, boys’ soccer conditioning will be held every Tuesday and Thursday in August from 5pm to 6:30 pm . Student athletes…

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Hickory Crawdads to honor State Champion Lady Cougars

State Series MVP will throw out first pitch August 10 The Alexander Central High School Fast Pitch Team, which captured the school’s 10th Softball State Championship in June,  will attend the Hickory Crawdads’ baseball game on Friday, August 10, at 7:00 for Alexander County night.  The Crawdads will announce ACHS Softball players as the NCHSAA 2018…

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NC State Softball Completes Staff with addition of Chelsea Wilkinson

Former ACHS Star now a part of Wolfpack Staff RALEIGH – NC State head softball coach Jennifer Patrick-Swift completed her staff on Friday with the addition of Chelsea Wilkinson.   Wilkinson, a former standout at Georgia (2013-16), will serve as the program’s pitching coach. She comes to Raleigh after a one-year stint at South Carolina…

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Former Cougar shines in East/West Game

Anderson throws TD pass to lead West All Stars to 23-21 win Alexander Central grad and future Lenoir Rhyne Bear Gunnar Anderson tossed a fourth quarter touchdown pass for the game winning points in the Annual East/West Football All Star game in Greensboro on Wednesday evening, July 19. The son of Cindy and Ron Anderson…

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Adkins announces retirement as AC Softball Coach

 Coach led Lady Cougars to school’s 10th state title in 2018 Alexander Central High School Head Softball Coach Darrell Adkins has announced his retirement from coaching. In the summer of 2015, Adkins was hired to guide the program after the retirement of longtime Head Coach Monte Sherrill for whom Adkins was an assistant coach under…

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Ratliff logging innings for Royals’ Class A Lexington Legends

Former Cougar has 1-0 record in seven appearances By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Former Alexander Central baseball standout Tad Ratliff is currently in his second season with the Kansas City Royals organization as a member of the Class A Lexington Legends Baseball Club. Ratliff, who graduated from ACHS in 2014 and signed with the Royals last…

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More Softball Honors For Lady Cougars….Six named All State

  Gast is 3A West Player of the Year; Millsaps voted top 3A West hurler By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Six members of Alexander Central’s 3A State Championship Softball Team have been selected to the   North Carolina Softball Coaches Association 3A All State Team. Seniors Julie Gast, Chesney Millsaps, Kelsea DeJarnette, and Alexis Walter were joined…

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Six Cougars earn All-District Honors in Softball

Gast, Millsaps garner top awards for 3A Players By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Six members of Alexander Central’s 3A State Championship Softball Team have been chosen as All-District 7 by the North Carolina Softball Coaches Association. Seniors Julie Gast and Chesney Millsaps took the top 3A awards in District 7. Gast was selected as the District’s…

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