Semifinal Game of Northwestern Conference Tournament
Alexander Central 9
The Cougars dispatched of Freedom handily in a Northwestern Conference Tournament game on Tuesday in Sawmills.
Alexander Central scored a pair of runs in the 1st and added another in the 2nd. They were up 5-0 after the 4th inning. Senior Cade Miller allowed a run in 6 innings to earn the win. He allowed only 1 hit, struck out 8 Patriots and and issued 5 walks.
2B Jaret Hoppes went 3-4 with 2 rbi and he scored 3 times. Gage Weaver had 2 runs batted in.
The Cougars improve to 20-4. Freedom finishes the season at 8-16.
The win advances the Blue and Gold to the league championship game against South Caldwell. The game has been move forward to Thursday at 7pm. South advanced with an 11-1 defeat of Watauga.
Freedom 2 runs-5 hits-4 errors
Alex Central 9 runs-8 hits-2 errors
Varsity Women’s Soccer
Alexander Central 5
Ashe County 0
Goals by Genesis Ponce, Taylor Sharpe, Alyssa McCammon, and Cassidy Caskaddon
Assists by Abi Ponce and Taylor Sharpe
Abby Bumgarner and Keaton George combined for 13 saves in goal
Alexander Central hosted the State 4A West Regional at Brushy Mountain Golf Club on Tuesday. The Cougars finished a disappointing 5th in the event. Aidan Hollar and Christian Stone were low for the Cougars with 79’s. Hollar won a playoff to earn a spot in the state finals.