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May 20, 2022

Area Sports

Kyle Troup Wins 2021 Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year Award

Kyle Troup Wins 2021 Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year Award Two titles and the single-season earnings record separate Troup from the pack  New York, N.Y.—On the strength of winning two Guaranteed Rate PBA Tour titles and setting the all-time single-season earnings record, Kyle Troup was named the 2021 Chris Schenkel PBA Player of…

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Crawdads Make Jump to High-A

Arlington, Texas — The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has invited the following four minor league teams to become its affiliates in Major League Baseball’s new player development structure, which will be effective for the 2021 season: Triple-A: Round Rock (TX) Express Double-A: Frisco (TX) RoughRiders High-A: Hickory (NC) Crawdads Low-A: Down East (Kinston,…

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Alexander Sports Hall of Fame will induct four

New Class will be inducted in November The Alexander County Public Education Foundation and the Alexander County Sports Hall of Fame have announced the Ninth 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…

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Brown reflects on Iowa’s decision to cut men’s gymnastics program

Taylorsville native prepping for his junior season By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Despite being 950 miles away from Alexander County, last month’s decision to drop gymnastics by the University of Iowa hit close to home in downtown Taylorsville. On Friday, August 21, Stewart Brown, a rising junior at Iowa and a standout member of the Hawkeye…

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South Atlantic Conference delays the start of fall sports

HICKORY, N.C. – The South Atlantic Conference announced Friday that the start of fall sports has been delayed until September 26th in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This affects football, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country and volleyball. Teams will compete in conference-only competition with the start of preseason practice beginning in…

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Bebber tapped to coach ACHS Women’s Tennis Team

Alexander Central High School is pleased to announce that former Cougar student-athlete Courtney Bebber has been hired as the new Women’s Tennis Head Coach. Bebber is employed with Alexander County Schools as a Physical Education teacher at Taylorsville Elementary School, where she will begin her second year of teaching in August. As well as serving…

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Little hurls second fastest pitch ever clocked

Flame-throwing lefty is grandson of Taylorsville couple Last month, a teen flame thrower with ties to Taylorsville had his dream of playing professional baseball become a reality when he was selected in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball Draft on June 10. Luke Little, who is the son of Billie and Ecford Little…

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Alexander Central High School Athletic Department COVID-19 Return to Play Policies and Procedures

Alexander Central High School Athletic Department COVID-19 Return to Play Policies and Procedures The Alexander Central High School Athletic Department is preparing to implement infection prevention measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while student-athletes are participating in school athletic functions. As the state of North Carolina continues its phased reopening and with the ACHS…

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