Hickory Christian's Will Miller won a state championship last Saturday in the NCISAA 2A Outdoor Track and Field state meet.

Miller, a junior, claimed the boys high jump title by clearing a mark of 6 feet. He was named to the All-State team for his accomplishments.

Additionally, senior Gabe Walker placed second in the boys long jump with a mark of 20 feet, 4.75 inches. He also finished third in the triple jump at 40-07.5.

Senior Chris Maxy finished fourth in the boys discus with a toss of 99-09. As a team, the Hickory Christian boys placed eighth with 35 total points. 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Alexander Central names interim coach

Alexander Central High School named Larry Sharpe the interim head coach for the girls varsity basketball team on Friday, according to a press release from the school.

The position was vacated March 1 after Jonathan Winkler stepped down following two seasons leading the Cougars. Sharpe has served as the head JV coach and an assistant to the varsity team for the past 10 years.

“With the summer fast approaching and an off-season workout plan needing to be in place, we feel that naming coach Sharpe as the interim head coach is in the best interest of our women’s basketball program,” athletic director Nathan Robinson said via the release. “Coach Sharpe will be running the summer workout program and will be in charge of organizing camps as well.”

The release also stated that the search for a full-time head coach is still ongoing. Those interested in applying can contact Robinson at nrobinson@alexander.k12.nc.us.

Coaches are encouraged to submit results to sports@hickoryrecord.com with detailed information, including scores, individual statistics, team record and upcoming games.​

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