September 21, 2018

Area Sports

ACHS cruises past Eagles 50-7 in home opener

Cougars (2-0) will face upstart North Iredell team August 31 By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Varsity Cougar Football Team won its 10th straight non-conference game Friday night, August 24, with its 50-7 win over the Wilkes Central Eagles at Cougar Stadium in Taylorsville.   Lyndon Strickland scored four touchdowns, including a defensive score,…

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JV Cougars run past Wilkes in opener

Alexander tops Eagles 36-12 for 24th straight win By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central JV Cougar Football Team opened the 2018 season with a 36-12 win over the Wilkes Central Eagles on Thursday evening, August 23, in Moravian Falls. The Cougars built a 30-6 lead at the half and were never challenged en route…

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Cougars roll over Burns 40-7 in opener

Alexander scores 33 points in dominant second half By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Cougars dominated play in the second half and rolled to a 40-7 win over the Burns Bulldogs in the 2018 season opening football game played in Lawndale on Friday night, August 17. After leading 7-0 at the half, the Cougars…

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Kylie Cockrell Hamby tapped new Alexander Central Softball Coach

Former Cougar star chosen to lead one of NC’s top programs   On Tuesday night, August 14th, the Alexander County Board of Education approved the hire of former standout player Kylie Cockrell Hamby as the Head Coach of the Alexander Central High School Softball team. Hamby will fill the position that came open earlier this…

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West Alexander MS sets dates for fall workouts and tryouts

NW Middle School Conference announces new admission prices West Alexander Middle School Athletics Director and Head Football Coach Brian Killian has announced plans for fall sports workouts and tryouts at the school. According to Killian, boys’ soccer conditioning will be held every Tuesday and Thursday in August from 5pm to 6:30 pm . Student athletes…

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Hickory Crawdads to honor State Champion Lady Cougars

State Series MVP will throw out first pitch August 10 The Alexander Central High School Fast Pitch Team, which captured the school’s 10th Softball State Championship in June,  will attend the Hickory Crawdads’ baseball game on Friday, August 10, at 7:00 for Alexander County night.  The Crawdads will announce ACHS Softball players as the NCHSAA 2018…

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NC State Softball Completes Staff with addition of Chelsea Wilkinson

Former ACHS Star now a part of Wolfpack Staff RALEIGH – NC State head softball coach Jennifer Patrick-Swift completed her staff on Friday with the addition of Chelsea Wilkinson.   Wilkinson, a former standout at Georgia (2013-16), will serve as the program’s pitching coach. She comes to Raleigh after a one-year stint at South Carolina…

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Former Cougar shines in East/West Game

Anderson throws TD pass to lead West All Stars to 23-21 win Alexander Central grad and future Lenoir Rhyne Bear Gunnar Anderson tossed a fourth quarter touchdown pass for the game winning points in the Annual East/West Football All Star game in Greensboro on Wednesday evening, July 19. The son of Cindy and Ron Anderson…

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Adkins announces retirement as AC Softball Coach

 Coach led Lady Cougars to school’s 10th state title in 2018 Alexander Central High School Head Softball Coach Darrell Adkins has announced his retirement from coaching. In the summer of 2015, Adkins was hired to guide the program after the retirement of longtime Head Coach Monte Sherrill for whom Adkins was an assistant coach under…

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Ratliff logging innings for Royals’ Class A Lexington Legends

Former Cougar has 1-0 record in seven appearances By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Former Alexander Central baseball standout Tad Ratliff is currently in his second season with the Kansas City Royals organization as a member of the Class A Lexington Legends Baseball Club. Ratliff, who graduated from ACHS in 2014 and signed with the Royals last…

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