BREAKING NEWS: Alex Central hires former pitching star as softball head coach

Published Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

HobbsDailyReport.com TAYLORSVILLE – Kylie Cockrell Hamby, a former player and assistant coach in Alexander Central High’s storied softball program, is the next Cougars head coach. Hamby teaches physical education in the Alexander County School System, and the county’s board of education signed off on her new job at a Tuesday night meeting, a press release issued Wednesday from Alexander Central’s …

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Cougars’ Gast, Millsaps lead 45 area all-state selections

Published Friday, June 29th, 2018

HobbsDailyReport.com Forty-five players from the Greater Hickory area – led by Alexander Central’s shortstop and ace pitcher as the state’s top players in Western North Carolina — have been named All-State by the North Carolina Softball Coaches Association (NCSCA). Alexander Central High shortstop Julie Gast, a senior, was named the West 3A Player of the Year, and teammate Chesney Millsaps, …

ALL-NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A SOFTBALL: South Caldwell has top pitcher, head coach

Published Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

HobbsDailyReport.com South Caldwell High, the state’s West 4A softball champion, won two of the three major awards in Northwestern 3A-4A softball for this season. In a vote of league head coaches, pitcher Anna King of the Spartans won Pitcher of the Year and Casey Justice, a former star athlete at South Caldwell, was named Coach of the Year. South Caldwell …