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 …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER: Alexander Central names McConnell as new head coach

Published Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com TAYLORSVILLE – Alexander Central High has named David McConnell, who formerly coached boys’ soccer at Forestview, as its new varsity boys’ soccer head coach. McConnell works as a Credit Recovery and Online Courses teacher at Alexander Central, and he was head boys’ soccer coach at Forestview from 2015-17. His coaching experience also includes seven seasons as an assistant coach …

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: CVCC’s first head coach comes from Alexander County

Published Monday, March 25th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Josh Bumgarner, a former athlete at Alexander Central High with an extensive background in coaching softball, is moving center stage with Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC). Bumgarner has been named to lead the Red Hawks as they launch their women’s softball program. CVCC will start play this fall and be immediately eligible for championship contention in the …

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A ROUNDUP: Greene leads Watauga to victory, start of 3-0

Published Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

Alex Central wins, can get head coach career win No 125 on Friday Editor’s note: A game story on Hickory will be posted separately on the website. HobbsDailyReport.com Quarterback Jackson Greene ran for 203 yards on eight carries – averaging 25.3 yards per carry – as Watauga High toppled visiting Avery County 58-7 on Friday night for a 3-0 start. …

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A ROUNDUP: Strickland sparks Alex Central’s victory

Published Saturday, August 25th, 2018

New Watauga QB shines in win over Ashe County Editor’s note: A game story on St. Stephens will be posted separately on the website. HobbsDailyReport.com Lyndon Strickland ran for three touchdowns and returned a fumble for another on Friday night, sparking Alexander Central High’s 50-7 victory over Wilkes Central that extends the Cougars’ win streak in the series to 15 …