November 17, 2018

Area Sports

ACHS announces new website; Blue Forms available for completion

  Alexander Central High School has announced its new athletic website and asks athletes and parents to go online to help with the completion of state-mandated forms and paperwork. According to Nathan Robinson, Director of Athletics at ACHS, the new website is up and running and can be visited at   https://www.alexandercentralathletics.com.  Robinson is asking parents…

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JV Cougars demolish Hickory Red Tornadoes

Alexander routs HHS 58-6 for 30th straight victory By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central JV Cougar Football Team built a 44-0 lead at the half and rolled to a 58-6 victory over the Hickory High Red Tornadoes on Thursday evening, October 25, at Frank Barger Stadium in Hickory. With the resounding win, Alexander improved…

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ACHS Volleyball Team to face West Henderson in 3A Playoffs

The Alexander Volleyball Team finished fourth in the NWC and has earned a spot in the NCHSAA 3A Playoffs. The Cougars are the 31st seed in the West Bracket and will travel to West Henderson on Tuesday, October 23, for a 6 pm.   CHAPEL HILL –  The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA)…

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Alexander Central’s Isaac Chapman makes NC Shrine Bowl Team

    Defensive standout becomes sixth Cougar to be selected for game By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. On Sunday, the Shrine Bowl of the Carolina Game officials announced the players for the North and South Carolina teams that will face off in December in one of the south’s biggest all-star games. Alexander Central’s Isaac Chapman has…

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Strong second half propels Cougars past Saint

ACHS shakes off early mistakes, wins 28-13 By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Varsity Cougar Football earned its second straight NWC win and improved to 3-2 in league action with its 28-13 road win over the St. Stephens Indians on Friday evening, October 19, in Hickory. After a sluggish first half resulted in a…

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Alexander JVs rout Indians behind Morgan’s huge night

  Cougars run winning streak to 29 straight contests Alexander Central sophomore Daniel Morgan enjoyed a huge offensive night in the JV Cougar Football Team’s 50-14 whitewashing of the St. Stephens Indians on Thursday evening, October 18, in Taylorsville. Morgan ran the ball just four times in Alexander’s one-sided win at Cougar Stadium. However, the…

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East Alexander tops West in NWC Tourney Final

By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The NW Middle School Soccer Tournament Championship match was an all-Alexander County affair on Wednesday, October 17, when West Alexander hosted East Alexander in the title match in Bethlehem. In a defensive battle, East Alexander edged West to claim the tourney title and wrap up a clean sweep for the Alexander…

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ACHS Cross Country Team enjoys record day at NWC Finals

Castellaw captures school’s individual first Men’s Championship         By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. It was an historic day for the Alexander Central Cross Country Team at the NW 3A/4A Conference Championships held Wednesday evening, October 17, at Watauga High School in Boone. ACHS placed second in the men’s and women’s team standings for the best ever combined…

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Bears maul Limestone 63-17 on Homecoming 2018

  Offensive Explosion Sends Lenoir-Rhyne to Sixth Straight Win HICKORY, N.C. – The Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team exploded for its highest scoring output since 1975 in a 63-17 destruction of Limestone on Homecoming Weekend. The Bears scored the most points in nearly 43 years when they put up 69 against Davidson under Head Coach Jack Huss.…

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Cougars hammer McDowell, 49-0

Three backs surpass 100 yards in Alexander’s one-sided win By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Three ACHS running backs surpassed 100 yards rushing as the Varsity Cougar Football Team rolled to a 49-0 win over the McDowell Titans on Friday night, October 12, in Marion. The Cougars rebounded from back-to-back losses to Watauga and Freedom with a…

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