January 23, 2019

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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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ACHS Spring Football Practice underway

Cougars hold first spring workouts May 9      The Alexander Central Football Team held its first spring practice of the season on Wednesday, May 9, at the School. Coach Butch Carter and his staff took to the field with more than 50 potential players for the upcoming season. Practice is slated to resume on…

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NCHSAA finalizes playoff brackets for baseball, softball, and soccer

ACHS will host opening round games in baseball and soccer this Wednesday The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has finalized the 2018 3A Playoff brackets for softball, baseball, and women’s soccer. Alexander Central High School Teams have earned berths in each sports. The Cougar Baseball and Softball Teams are scheduled to open the post…

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Elder’s Gem propels Cougars to NWC Tourney Crown

Third Time is a Charm for ACHS vs. Spartans By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The ACHS Cougars gained some revenge against NW 3A/4A rival South Caldwell on Friday night, May 4, in the finals of the league post season tournament in Granite Falls. Behind the four-hit, shutout pitch of junior Dawson Elder the Cougars blanked the…

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Pauline Nelly Hurst Fairfax

Pauline Nelly Hurst Fairfax, 89, of Hiddenite, passed away Monday, April 30, 2018, at her residence. She was born April 19, 1929, in Cook County, Illinois, daughter of the late Gerald Hurst and Margaret Baily Hurst. Pauline was a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan College with a degree in music. She was a retired receptionist, a…

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Carroll David Jonas

Carroll David Jonas, age 80, of Taylorsville, left this world for his final home on Friday, April 27, 2018, at Catawba Regional Hospice. Born September 14, 1937, he was the son of the late Butler Stephen and Effie Bentley Jonas. He was a faithful member of Fellowship Advent Christian Church in Bethlehem. During his career…

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Falls, Anderson honored as Wendy’s Heisman winners locally

     Two Cougar Seniors earn school honors       There are some students who set the bar. They work harder, show more passion and lead by example—in the classroom, on the field and within the community. On Tuesday, October 17,   Wendy’s High School Heisman recognized Ashlee Falls and Gunnar Anderson  from  Alexander Central High School and…

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JV Cougars defeat Freedom, improve to 6-0

ACHS rallies from two points down at halftime By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.        The Alexander Central JV Cougar Football Team rallied from a two-point halftime deficit to defeat the Freedom Patriots 28-16 on Thursday, October 5, at Cougar Stadium in Taylorsville.        With the win, the young Cougars improved to 3-0 in NW 3A/4A games…

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