NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Alexander Central Cougars

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com ALEXANDER CENTRAL COUGARS Conference: Northwestern 3A-4A. Head coach: Butch Carter (121-86, 17 years; 17-7 at Alexander Central, 2 years). Last season’s records: 10-2 overall; 6-1 Northwestern 3A-4A, champion. Last season’s results: Burns, W 28-23; at Wilkes Central, W 28-6; at N. Iredell, W 46-0; N. Lincoln, W 40-36; at W. CALDWELL, W 59-35; WATAUGA, W 38-33; …

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Dads win series opener in Asheville (Wednesday)

HobbsDailyReport.com WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS FROM ASHEVILLE HICKORY 6, ASHEVILLE 3 CRAWDADS’ RECORD: 61-59 overall, 31-21 second half South Atlantic League (SAL) Northern Division, second place, 4 1/2 games behind division leader Lakewood, N.J. BOX http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2018_08_15_hicafx_ashafx_1&t=g_box&sid=milb SCORING http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2018_08_15_hicafx_ashafx_1&t=g_log&sid=milb ROSTER http://www.milb.com/roster/index.jsp?sid=t448 NEXT Thursday: at Asheville, 7:05 p.m. Friday: at Asheville, 7:05 p.m. Saturday: at Greenville, S.C., 7:05 p.m. Sunday: at Greenville, S.C., 4:05 …

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Pushed to a fifth game, Maiden nips St. Stephens in volleyball

HobbsDailyReport.com MAIDEN – Maiden High evened its volleyball record on Wednesday night by nipping visiting St. Stephens 3-2. The Blue Devils rallied after falling in the third and four games to win 15-6 and even their record at 1-1. Maiden won 29-27 and 25-19 before the Indians rebounded to win 27-25 and 25-19 to force a fifth and deciding game. …

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS: Alexander Central 8, Wilkes Central 1

HobbsDailyReport.com GIRLS TENNIS WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS ALEXANDER CENTRAL 8, WILKES CENTRAL 1 Singles: Kristen Ratliff (AC) d. Trinity Victors 8-2; Carlee Caskaddon (AC) d. Monica Eller 8-2; Emma Maltba (AC) d. Kiaya Barber 8-1; Hannah Maltba (AC) d. Mackenzie Walker 8-0; Caeley Arney (AC) d. Riley Clearly 8-1; Caroline Wills (AC) d. Kaitlyn Black 8-1. Doubles: Victors-Eller (WC) d. Ratliff-Caskaddon 8-5; …