August 03, 2020

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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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Why I Love Alexander County: An Essay Series

Editor’s Note: This is a series of guest essays by people living in Alexander County, telling in their own words why they love to live, work, and play in Alexander. We hope to bring these to readers on a  monthly basis. Essays are reviewed by a committee from the Promote Alexander County group: Gary Herman,…

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Joel Harbinson essay

[Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of guest essays by people living in Alexander County, telling in their own words why they love to live, work, and play in Alexander. We hope to bring these to readers on a monthly basis. Essays are reviewed by a committee from the Promote Alexander County…

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Cougars bury Olympic in non-league finale

ACHS runs for 423 yards in Carter’s 30th win in Taylorsville By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Cougars closed out the non-league portion of the 2019 football schedule in a resounding fashion with its 55-28 win over the Olympic Trojans on Friday night, September 20, at Glenn G. Wilson Field at Cougar Stadium. ACHS…

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Cougars start fast, blow past South Iredell

ACHS rebounds from Statesville loss to hammer Vikes By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. One week after a disappoint collapse and a loss to Statesville, the Alexander Central Varsity Football Team rebounded in a huge way with a dominating 48-7 win over the South Iredell Vikings on Friday evening, September 13, at Cougar Stadium in Taylorsville. Playing…

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Late collapse dooms Cougars in first loss

Statesville scores 28 straight points to erase 14-point deficit By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Statesville Greyhounds rallied from 14 points down late in the third period to shock the Alexander Central Varsity Cougar Football Team 49-35 on Friday night, September 6, at Cougar Stadium in Taylorsville. ACHS, which suffered its first loss of the year,…

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ACHS Mat Men Host Saint for Senior Night

  Powerful Indian Team rolls, improves to 29-0 By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The ACHS Wrestling Team honored its nine senior members prior to its final home match of the season on Tuesday night, January 8. Once the match cranked up, the uber-talented and unbeaten Saint squad rolled to a 59-15 win to improve to 29-0…

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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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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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