February 18, 2019

Area Sports

Bazzle voted South Fork 2A Conference Coach of the Year

Alexander County resident led North Lincoln to 10 wins this season By DN PENNELL, Jr. After leading the North Lincoln Knights to 10 wins and a second place finish in the South Fork 2A Conference, Coach Nick Bazzle has been voted the League’s Coach of the Year. Bazzle took over the North Lincoln program in…

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Chapman repeats as NWC’s top defensive player

Cougar senior voted Defensive Player of the Year for second straight season By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. For the second consecutive season, the NW 3A/4A Conference football coaches have voted Alexander Central’s Isaac Chapman as the league’s Defensive Player of the Year. Chapman’s award along with the NWC’s All-Conference Teams were announced on Saturday morning, following…

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ACHS Basketball Teams split with Raiders

JV Women, Varsity Men grab opening game wins By D.N. PENNELL. Jr. The Alexander Central High School JV and Varsity Basketball Squads opened the 2018-19 season with a home four-pack against the North Iredell Raiders on Wednesday, November 28. On the day, ACHS finished with a 2-2 record. The two schools split JV action with…

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Dula Named ODAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

Former Cougar netted a career-high 20 points vs. Greensboro FOREST, Va.– The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced the Men’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday, November 26. Randolph sophomore Justin Dula (Taylorsville, N.C./Alexander Central) was bestowed with the honor for the first time in his career. Last week at Greensboro, Dula scored a career-best…

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Hardee to join NC Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame

Cougar Head Coach has more than 400 high school wins By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Alexander Central High School Baseball Coach Pete Hardee has been recognized by his peers for one of the most prestigious honors a coach can receive. Next month, Hardee will be inducted in the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame…

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Suddreth reaches 1,000 career points in LRU win over Pembroke Nov. 15

Former Lady Cougar is 21st Bear to reach the mark Pembroke, N.C. – The Lenoir-Rhyne University Women’s Basketball Team have been battled tested so far this season, and relied on veteran leadership for the first victory of the year, 63-58 over UNC Pembroke, on Thursday night, November 15.  Senior Madi Suddreth scored the Bears’ first points…

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Bulldogs sweep basketball doubleheader vs. East

West Alexander teams remain unbeaten with Nov. 20th wins By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The West Alexander Middle School Girls and Boys Basketball Teams remained unbeaten this season after sweeping a cross-county doubleheader over rival East Alexander on Tuesday evening, November 20, at Alexander Central High School. The West Lady Bulldogs opened the day with a…

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Alex Sports Hall of Fame inducts Seventh Class

Five new members honored Monday, Nov. 19 By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander County Public Education Foundation held its seventh  Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Monday night, November 19, at the Alexander Central High School Auditorium  in Taylorsville. A crowd of more than 200 family, friends, and sports lovers converged on ACHS to…

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ACHS to face Erwin on the road in playoff opener

  The NCHSAA announced the 2018 high school football playoff pairings on Saturday and the Alexander Central Cougars have been paired against Clyde Erwin High School in next week’s opening round. The Cougars (11th seed), which finished the regular season with an impressive 9-2 record, will travel to Asheville Erwin for a first round contest…

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Cougars rally in the fourth, knock off Hickory, 31-17

  Alexander scores 17 straight points to win Homecoming By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Alexander Central’s Varsity Football Team rallied from a three-point deficit in the second half to take a 31-17 win over the rival Hickory Red Tornadoes on Thursday night, November 8, in Taylorsville. After opening the game with a 14-0 start, ACHS looked…

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