November 17, 2018

Area Sports

Alexander Central announces weather related athletic changes

JV Football and Men’s Soccer contests postponed The Alexander Central Athletic Department has announced the following schedule changes due to inclement weather: JV Football Game against McDowell for  (10/10/18) has been postponed and is rescheduled for Monday, November 5 at 6:30pm JV and Varsity Men’s Soccer Games scheduled at Freedom for  (10/10/18) have been postponed…

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Bears top Newberry in Anderson’s first start

LRU tops Wolves in battle of SAC unbeatens By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Lenoir Rhyne Bears Football Team traveled to Newberry, SC and posted a 34-21 win over Newberry College on Saturday afternoon, October 6. ACHS grad and true freshman Gunnar Anderson made his first start at quarterback for the Bears in the game which…

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Freedom hands Cougars their second straight loss

Patriots roll over Alexander, 38-6 By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Freedom Patriots led 30-6 at the half and rolled to a 38-6 win over the Alexander Central Cougars on Friday night, October 5, in Taylorsville. The Patriots ran their current win streak to six straight and handed the Cougars their second loss in as many…

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Alexander Central JV Cougars dispatch of Patriots, 46-0

By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central JV Cougar Football Team remained unbeaten on the season and ran the program win streak to 28 straight with its 46-0 win over the Freedom JV Patriots on Thursday night, October 4, in Morganton. The Cougars built a 24-0 lead at the half and cruised to another one-sided…

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JV Cougars’ roll continues with win over Watauga

ACHS downs Pioneers for 27th straight win By D.N. PENNELL, Jr The Alexander Central JV Cougar Football Team shut out the Watauga Pioneers in a rain-shortened contest played Thursday evening, September 27, in Taylorsville. In the game, which was stopped early in the third period due to weather issues, the young Cougars posted a 32-0…

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Cougars breeze past out-matched West Caldwell Squad, 69-0

Alexander improves to 5-0, will travel to Watauga September 28 By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Varsity Cougar Football Team opened NW 3A/4A play with a 69-0 win over the West Caldwell Warriors on Friday night, September 21, in Taylorsville. In the most one-sided win in ACHS history, the Cougars built a 55-0 lead…

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Lady Cougar Volleyball Teams sweep Freedom

The Alexander Central JV and Varsity Volleyball Team posted NW 3A/4A wins over the Freedom Patriots in home action on Thursday, September 20, in the ACHS Cougar Den. The Alexander Central JV Cougars won their match 2-0 and upped their overall record to 13-3 on the season. The win allowed the JV Cougars to improve…

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Lady Cougar Tennis Team evens NWC record at 1-1

Alexander netters down Freedom, 7-2 Tuesday   The Alexander Central Women’s Tennis Team evened its NW 3A/4A Conference record with its 7-2 win over the Freedom Lady Patriots on Tuesday, September 18, at the ACHS Tennis Courts. After losing a close league opener at Watauga on September 13, the Lady Cougars rebounded on Tuesday to…

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Former NBA player Chris Herren to speak at CVCC Wednesday

Retired player shares harrowing story of abuse and recovery Chris Herren, a basketball legend from Fall River, Mass., dreamed of one day playing for his hometown team, the Boston Celtics. An All-American, Chris broke scoring records, was recruited by top colleges, featured in “Sports Illustrated” and became the focus of an acclaimed book, “Fall River Dreams.”…

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