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TaylorsvilleTimes.Com Athletes of the Year Named

(Updated May 26, 9:53 am)

Suddreth, Alanis named TaylorsvilleTimes.Com Athletes of the Year

        On Friday, May 22, Taylorsville Times Sports Editor Donny Pennell and ACHS? Coaches Brad Mangum and Jonathan Winkler presented the 17th Annual Taylorsvilletimes.Com Athletes of the Year Awards during the Alexander Central Awards Day.
 Seniors Madi Suddreth and Kevin Alanis were selected as the 2014-15 winners.
 Madi Suddreth played two sports at Alexander Central this past year. She was a member of the women’s tennis team and women’s basketball team. Suddreth, who will attended Lenoir-Rhyne University on a basketball scholarship after graduation, was voted the Conference Player of the Year an unprecedented four times during her high school career. She was named to the Associated Press All-State Team this past season and is the first ACHS basketball player ever selected for the East/West All-Star Game. Madi is the all-time leading scorer (male or female) in ACHS basketball history with her 1,890 career point total. She is the daughter of Diane and Johnny Suddreth of the

The son of Candi Alanis, Kevin Alanis was a four-sport athlete this past year at ACHS. He was a member of the football, wrestling, spring track, and winter track teams. Kevin is a four-time qualifier for the NCHSAA 4A State Championships in track and field as a thrower. This spring, he won the NPC Championship in the discus and also claimed the 4A West Regional Championship in discus for the second straight spring. In wrestling, he won a 4A West Regional Championship and earned a third trip to the NCHSAA State Championships. A two-way player in football, Kevin was voted the North Piedmont Conference Punter of the Year in 2013 and 2014, averaging more than 40 yards per kick. Kevin plans to attend Methodist University in Fayetteville where he will play football and throw for the track and field team at the school.    
 Athlete of the Year nominees  are submitted by ACHS?Varsity Coaches. The overall winners are selected based on votes by the Cougar Coaches, an internet vote, and a vote by the Times’ Staff. This year, more than 500 Taylorsville Times readers cast votes online.
 The nominees this year included: Madi Suddreth, Abbey Hartsell, Kiana Millsaps, Vada Sherrill, Willow Blankenship, Carson Gilleland, Kevin Alanis, Ty Ireland, Zane Knight, Caleb Lohrei, Caleb Riddle, and Bub Parsons.

ATHLETES OF THE YEAR - Madi Suddreth, right, and Kevin Alanis were recognized as The Taylorsvilletimes.Com Athletes of the Year at ACHS during the school’s Awards Day on Friday, May 22.

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