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January 20, 2022

Area Sports

Four ACHS Seniors garner Athlete of the Year Honors

Dyson, Ellis, Hammer, and Montgomery recognized On Friday, June 5, Taylorsville Times Sports Editor Donny Pennell presented the 22nd Annual Taylorsvilletimes.Com Athletes of the Year Awards in an online announcement. Four Cougar Seniors were recognized as the 2019-2020 award winners. Kaylin Dyson and Lanie Hammer were announced as the Co-Female Athletes of the Year, while…

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AC Seniors earn NWC Scholar Athlete Awards

 Kerley & Yount recognized At the conclusion of each school year, the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference presents the Senior Scholar-Athlete Awards to a pair of deserving senior athletes from each member school in the league. These awards are presented to student-athletes that excel not only in athletics but in the classroom. To qualify for this award, …

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Miller to play collegiate football at St. Andrews University

Golden Helmet winner set to join Knights By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Alexander Central High School football standout AJ Miller has announced he will be joining the St. Andrews University football program following his high school graduation. St. Andrews University is located in Laurinburg, NC and the football program is directed by Head Coach David Harper.…

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Late caution propels Keselowski to 600 victory

By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service      A late caution set Brad Keselowski up for victory in NASCAR’s longest race—and set Chase Elliott up for a second straight crushing disappointment. In Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600, which went to overtime for the second time in its history, Keselowski surged ahead after a restart on Lap 404 and…

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Denny Hamlin wins rain shortened race at Darlington

By Holly Cain NASCAR Wire Service Denny Hamlin became the season’s second multi-time winner, the driver of the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota earning the rain-abbreviated Toyota 500 NASCAR Cup Series victory Wednesday night at Darlington Raceway. This year’s Daytona 500 winner Hamlin took the lead during a late race caution – opting to…

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Craig announces committment to Louisville

Edge rusher set to join Satterfield’s Cardinals By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. After fielding nearly 30 offers since January, rising ACHS senior Ryheem Craig announced his college commitment on Thursday, May 13, when he revealed that he would be attending the University of Louisville after high school. The three-star defensive end emerged as a defensive leader…

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NASCAR announces next slate of events in return to racing

Racing returns Sunday at Darlington Staff report NASCAR Wire Service NASCAR   announced the next slate of races in its return to racing, featuring events at Bristol Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. The NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Series and the ARCA Menards…

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PGA REACH Announces 2020-2021 PGA WORKS Golf Management University Scholarship Recipients

Alexander’s Cole Carrigan Earns $8,000 Scholarship PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (May 14, 2020) – PGA REACH has awarded scholarships to 10 students through the PGA WORKS Golf Management University Scholarship Program for the 2020-2021 academic school year. These $8,000 scholarships are designed to improve the recruitment and retention of talented and motivated students from diverse backgrounds,…

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Dugger Goes From Lenoir-Rhyne to New England

Safety is first Bear drafted in 20 years HICKORY, N.C. – Former Lenoir-Rhyne safety/return specialist Kyle Dugger was selected in the second round of the National Football League Draft with the 37th overall pick by the New England Patriots, Friday. Dugger becomes the highest draft pick in South Atlantic Conference history, topping Ricardo Colclough from…

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Hammer to join LRU Women’s Basketball Program

Senior guard led ACHS to 10-game improvement this past season By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Alexander Central senior basketball player Lanie Hammer recently announced on social media that she plans to join the Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball program after graduation. Hammer was the starting point guard for first-year Head Coach Jon Presnell’s Lady Cougars during the 2019-20…

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