Area Sports

Five Lady Cougars earn All-District honors

By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Five members of the 2017 Alexander Central Softball Team have been recognized as North Carolina Softball Coaches Association All-District players. The State’s All-District players were announced last week and five members of the Lady Cougar Team were included on the District 7 Team. ACHS graduate and Pfeiffer signee Kendra Mayes was…

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CVCC’s Riley Smith named ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Winner

Local standout heading to App State next season After notching their 6th connective All-American the Catawba Valley Community College baseball team notches their 3rd consecutive ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Winner.  Sophomore catcher Riley Smith (Alexander Central HS) has been named the NJCAA DII Gold Glove Catcher of the year.  The team consists of one player at…

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Dodgers select McLain in MLB Draft

Hiddenite native chosen in 14th round By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.    Hiddenite native and former Alexander Central baseball standout Josh McLain was the 14th round pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the Major League Baseball Draft held June 12-14.    The son of Tammy and Bradley McLain of Hiddenite, Josh is a rising senior…

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ACHS lands 29 on NPC All Conference Teams

  NPC Pitcher of the Year Zach Brzykcy Brzykcy, Godfrey garner top honors By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.           Last week, the North Piedmont Conference made the final All-Conference announcement in the league history when the 2017 Spring All-NPC Teams were announced.           In all, a total of 29 Alexander Central athletes garnered All-Conference spots and…

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Family Care Center Athletic Screenings set for May 30

Iredell Family Care Center in Taylorsville is offering discounted Athletic Screenings for Alexander County athletes on Tuesday, May 30, from 5-7 pm in the Alexander Central High School varsity gym. The screenings will cover student athletes for the 2017-18 academic year. The cost of the discounted screening is $20. Checks should be made payable to…

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ACHS Summer Athletic Camps Start in June

 Alexander Central High School will be offering numerous youth sport camps during the upcoming summer vacation starting in June. COUGAR SOCCER CAMP The 2017 Alexander Central Youth Soccer Camp is scheduled for June 14-16 from 9-11:30 am each day.  The cost of the camp is $40 each and it is open for ages 5 through…

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Cougar Club plans Annual Golf Tourney Sat., June 10 at BMGC

Players will have a chance to win 2017 Harley Davidson motorcycle The Alexander Central Cougar Club will host its Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 10, at Brushy Mountain Golf Club in Taylorsville.  The tournament is the major spring fundraiser for the club which  is designed to enhance ALL athletic programs at Alexander Central High…

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“Stop Hunger” Concert May 26 at Brushy Mtn. Golf Club

Brushy Mountain Golf Club will sponsor a “Stop Hunger in Alexander” concert featuring the Band of Oz, on Friday, May 26, at 6:30 p.m., at the golf course. All proceeds from the event will go to help Hiddenite Helpers, 957 Mobile Cafe, and Stony Point Food Pantry in fighting hunger.  Advance tickets can be purchased…

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Senior duo leads Cougars past SWG into fourth round

Cougars will host North Davidson May 18 at 7 pm   By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Alexander Central advanced to the fourth round of the NCHSAA 4A Softball Playoffs on Tuesday night, May 16, with a 10-0 home win over the SW Guilford Cowgirls in Taylorsville. A seven-RBI offensive effort from Caroline Maltba, coupled with a…

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Wike among for UNC Players named to All-ACC Teams

Hiddenite Sophomore earns All-ACC honors for third time in three years GREENSBORO – North Carolina pitcher Brittany Pickett was selected as ACC Freshman of the Year on Thursday morning, as voted on by the league’s head coaches. The Indian Trail, North Carolina, native was also named to the All-ACC First Team and the inaugural All-Freshman…

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