September 20, 2019

Area Sports

Alexander JVs control the second half in win at Olympic

Lackey runs for 165 yards & two TDs By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central JV Cougar Football Team rallied from a six-point halftime deficit to topple the Olympic High School JV Trojans on Thursday evening, September 19, in Charlotte. The young Cougars trailed 12-6 at the half but outscored the home team 18-0 in…

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Cougars start fast, blow past South Iredell

ACHS rebounds from Statesville loss to hammer Vikes By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. One week after a disappoint collapse and a loss to Statesville, the Alexander Central Varsity Football Team rebounded in a huge way with a dominating 48-7 win over the South Iredell Vikings on Friday evening, September 13, at Cougar Stadium in Taylorsville. Playing…

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Lackey scores three TDs in JV Cougar win

ACHS downs South Iredell, 30-19 By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Cam Lackey ran for 105 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Alexander Central JV Cougar Football Team to a 30-19 win over the South Iredell Vikings on Thursday evening, September 12, in Troutman. With the win, ACHS improved to 3-0 on the young season, while…

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Late collapse dooms Cougars in first loss

Statesville scores 28 straight points to erase 14-point deficit By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Statesville Greyhounds rallied from 14 points down late in the third period to shock the Alexander Central Varsity Cougar Football Team 49-35 on Friday night, September 6, at Cougar Stadium in Taylorsville. ACHS, which suffered its first loss of the year,…

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Alex Sports Hall to add five

Eighth Class to be inducted November 25  The Alexander County Public Education Foundation and the Alexander County Sports Hall of Fame have announced the eighth  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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Sluggish Cougars escape with win at Wilkes

ACHS tops Eagles, 28-12 By DN PENNELL, Jr. Alexander Central ran its record to 2-0 on the season with a hard-fought 28-12 win over Wilkes Central on Friday evening, August 30, at Wes Steele Stadium in Moravian Falls. The Cougars scored the game’s final 14 points to pull away from the feisty Wilkes Central Eagles…

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Alexander JVs top Wilkes, 28-16

Cougars open 2019 season with 2-0 record By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central JV Cougar Football Team pulled away late to roll to a 28-16 win over the Wilkes Central Eagles on Thursday night, August 29, at Cougar Stadium in Taylorsville. The young Cougars scored 20 straight points after the contest was tied at…

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Cougars rally to prevail in opener

Montgomery shines in 28-19 come-from-behind win By DN PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Cougars rallied from an early 13-0 deficit to record a program defining 28-19 win over the Hibriten Panthers in the 2019 varsity football opener played Friday night, August 23, in Lenoir. After waiting out a lengthy weather delay, the Cougars and Panthers…

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JV Cougars overcome sloppy field, win 8-0

Lackey runs for 117 yards, game’s only points By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central JV Cougar Football Team opened the 2019 season with an 8-0 win over Hibriten on Thursday evening, August 22, at Cougar Stadium in Taylorsville. With the win, the ACHS junior varsity program ran its streak of consecutive wins to 33…

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LRU tabbed media favorite in SAC Preseason Poll

Bears finished 12-2 last season, 7-0 in conference The Lenoir-Rhyne University Football Team was voted to finish first in the 2019 South Atlantic Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll as announced by the league July 31. The Bears won the league championship last year after going 12-2 with a perfect 7-0 mark in conference play, the eighth…

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