February 22, 2020

Area Sports

Montgomery chosen for East/West All Star Game

Record setting back is 13th Cougar to garner a spot in prestigious game Wittenburg resident Steven Montgomery has been selected to play in the 2020 East/West All Star Football Game planned for Wednesday, July 22, in Greensboro. The game is played each year in conjunction with the North Carolina High School Coaches Clinic in Greensboro.…

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Alexander’s Blake Martin earns spot in 3A State Finals in Greensboro

Junior is lone Cougar to advance By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Alexander Central junior Blake Martin posted a 4-2 record and earned a trip to the NCHSAA State Wrestling Championships during mat action at the 3A West Regional Tournament this past weekend. Martin was the lone Cougar to advance to the State Finals Tournament, which is…

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Hamlin edges Blaney in Daytona 500

Ryan Newman hospitalized after last lap crash By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With the car of Ryan Newman sliding upside-down trailing sparks behind him, Denny Hamlin joined elite company on Monday night in the second-closest finish in Daytona 500 history. Hamlin beat Ryan Blaney to the finish line at Daytona…

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Rain pushes completion of Daytona 500 to Monday afternoon

  By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Rain stopped the Daytona 500 after 20 laps of a scheduled 200 Sunday afternoon, forcing postponement of the Great American Race until Monday afternoon at 4 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania…

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Alexander’s Earley makes school history with her appearace in NCHSAA Women’s Wrestling Invitational

Wrestling history was made on Saturday, February 9, when Alexander Central sophomore Alysha Earley became the first female wrestler from the school to compete in the NCHSAA Women’s State Wrestling Invitational.  The event was held at Carolina Courts in Concord, NC in conjunction with the USA Elementary and Middle School state tournament.  Earley finished 2-2…

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Cougar cagers win three of four road games in Boone

Lowrance nets game-high 23 to lead ACHS Men By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central JV and Varsity Basketball Teams headed to Boone on Tuesday, January 28, to face the Watauga Pioneers in four NW 3A/4A contests. The day was a successful one for the Cougars as the visitors claimed three wins in four contests.…

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ACHS Varsity Basketball Teams stumble at Freedom

Cougars drop league pair to talented Patriots clubs By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Alexander Central’s Varsity Basketball Teams made the trip to Morganton to face the talented Freedom Patriots squads in a NW 3A/4A twinbill on Tuesday evening, January 14. The Patriot squads grabbed a sweep over the visiting Cougars, winning both contests by double figures.…

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Cougar cagers pick up four wins Tuesday

Three ACHS teams improve to 2-0 in NWC By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central JV and Varsity Basketball Teams recorded four total wins on Tuesday, January 7, when the Cougars hosted North Iredell and St. Stephens for games in Taylorsville. Alexander’s JV Women grabbed a win over North Iredell, while the JV Men and…

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Pairings announced for 33rd Dick’s Sporting Goods Classic

Tournament dates are December 27, 28, & 30 The Hickory Metro Sports Commission has announced the pairings for the 33rd Annual Dick’s Sporting Goods Classic Tournament scheduled for Friday, December 27th, Saturday, December 28th and Monday, December 30th, 2019.  The tournament will feature the men’s and women’s teams from eight area high schools competing in…

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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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