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

Published Monday, August 19th, 2019

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com ALEXANDER CENTRAL COUGARS Conference: Northwestern 3A-4A Head coach: Butch Carter (130-89, 18 years; 26-10 at Alexander Central, 3 years) Last season’s records: 9-3 overall; 5-2 Northwestern 3A-4A, third place BY THE NUMBERS  OVERALL Returning starters: 10 Returning lettermen: 26 OFFENSE  Returning starters: 5 Leading returning rushers: Steven Montgomery, 5-7, 180, Sr. (56-747, 10 TDs); A.J. Miller, …

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Players from E. Lincoln, W. Lincoln, Alex Central make all-state

Published Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com Three players from the Greater Hickory area’s three conferences have been named all-state in baseball by the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association (NCBCA). Freshman Garrett Michel of East Lincoln and junior Chris Moxley of West Lincoln earned spots on the 2A team, while senior Byron Younts of Alexander Central was selected to the team in 3A. Michel, a third …

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL: Alexander Central hires Presnell as new head coach

Published Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com TAYLORSVILLE – Jon Presnell — a former Alexander Central High basketball player who last coached at the school in 2000 — has been named head coach of the girls’ varsity basketball team. The Cougars announced his hiring on Wednesday via a press release, after the Alexander County Board of Education approved the move on Tuesday night. Presnell, employed as …

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL: Sharpe named interim head coach at Alexander Central

Published Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

He guided junior varsity girls to 18-0 record last season, Northwestern 3A-4A title   HobbsDailyReport.com TAYLORSVILLE – Larry Sharpe, head coach of the Alexander Central High junior varsity girls’ basketball team the last 10 years, has been elevated to interim head coach for next season. The Alexander Central athletic department announced Sharpe’s new position in a press release. He has …

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Duo of former Cougars selected All-Americans at Pfeiffer

Published Friday, May 24th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com MISENHEIMER — Two former Alexander Central High softball stars have gained All-American status. Vada Blue Sherrill was a first-team pick by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) and Mackenzie Pennell earned second-team status. Sherrill, a senior, hit .482 this season with 15 home runs and 58 RBIs as she became the first NCAA player (all levels) to finish a …