HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING: Area qualifiers for state championships

Published Friday, June 18th, 2021

: Top 4 finishers at regionals earn spot in finals on June 26   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Here’s a list of wrestlers from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A who qualified for the state individual wrestling championships on June 26. The list was provided by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) and wrestlers …

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Jarrett goes 0-for-4, batting average dips to .284

Published Friday, June 18th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Norfolk (Va.) beating visiting Durham 10-6 on Thursday night in Triple-A baseball with Zach Jarrett going hitless for the Tides. Jarrett, after having a day out of the lineup on Wednesday, returned and started in right field. He was 0-for-4 and struck out twice, with his batting average dropping to .284. The series continues on Friday …

CRAWDADS: Losing streak at 6 after falling in Greenville, S.C. again

Published Friday, June 18th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY CRAWDADS   Thursday’s result at Greenville, S.C.: Greenville, S.C. 3, Hickory 1 Current record: 13-26,  seventh place in High-A East South Division, 13 games back of division-leading Bowling Green (Ky.) Next game: Friday at Greenville, S.C., 7:05 p.m. Next series: at Greenville (S.C.) on Tuesday through Sunday, 2:05 p.m. on Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 3:05 p.m. …

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: St. Stephens, E. Lincoln, McDowell reach third round

Published Friday, June 18th, 2021

All 3 will be at home on Saturday for third-round battles   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com All three teams still alive in the state high school baseball playoffs from the Greater Hickory area conferences won Thursday night to advance to Saturday’s third round. East Lincoln advanced in 2A with an 11-0, five-inning victory over visiting Ledford. St. Stephens won in …

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL: McDowell hires Mitchell County’s McCartha as head coach

Published Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com MARION – McDowell High’s varsity girls’ basketball team will be coached next season by Zack McCartha, a graduate of the school. The McDowell News and Asheville Citizen Times reported McCartha is leaving his position as head varsity girls’ coach at Mitchell County after five seasons to coach the Titans. McCartha is replacing Jennifer (Brooks) Kinninger, who …

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Deal’s eighth start for Braves scheduled on Saturday

Published Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Hayden Deal will make his eighth start of the season for the Mississippi Braves on Saturday against Birmingham (Ala.). The Braves have posted Deal as their probable starter for a 7:05 p.m. home Double-A game. Deal is 1-2 with an ERA of 3.64 in seven starts for Mississippi, striking out 27 in 29 2/3 innings. His …

HUNTER HARVEY: Goes 1 1/3 innings as Orioles fall by a run in Tampa Bay

Published Monday, June 14th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Hunter Harvey threw 1 1/3 innings on Saturday night as the second reliever used by the Baltimore Orioles in a 5-4 road loss against Tampa Bay. Harvey did not pitch on Sunday. He walked one in his appearance on Saturday, throwing strikes on 12 of his 21 pitches, and he faced fie batter before a crowd …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL: Keller resigns after 8 seasons of this tenure as head coach

Published Sunday, June 13th, 2021

He also coached at Patterson School, Patton after star career as player at West Caldwell   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com LENOIR – Chad Keller has resigned as head varsity boys’ basketball coach at Hibriten High. He coached the Panthers twice – over the last eight seasons and also for three years starting in 1995-96. Keller’s head-coaching career also includes four …

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Jarrett bats ninth, goes 3-for-4 in Norfolk’s victory

Published Saturday, June 12th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Zach Jarrett, batting ninth in the order for the Norfolk (Va.) Tides on Friday night, delivered a 3-for-4 night in an 8-0 victory at Jacksonville (Fla.). Jarrett batted No.. 8 on Thursday against Jacksonville in a 6-4 loss that dropped his batting average to .284. He’s back over .300 at .303 with two home runs and …

LEGION BASEBALL: Maiden Post 240 schedule

Published Saturday, June 12th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com MAIDEN — Maiden Post 240 has released its 2021 American Legion baseball schedule with home games against Hickory and Caldwell County this weekend. Maiden meets Hickory at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Maiden High and Caldwell County visits for a Sunday game at 7 p.m. Post 240 has a 14-game regular season and playoff dates are …

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL: Hensley to coach Maiden for second time

Published Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

He replaces Frank Snider, who has retired   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com MAIDEN — Maiden High announced Wednesday the return of Stephen Hensley as its varsity girls’ basketball head coach. A press release from the athletic department: Maiden High School Principal Brian Hefner and Athletic Director Caine Houser are excited to announce the hiring of Stephen Hensley as the new …

HIGH SCHOOLS: Hickory Public Schools have new superintendent (updated with contract)

Published Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY — The Hickory Public Schools Board of Education has appointed Dr. Bryan W. Taylor as the school system’s new superintendent. He replaces Dr. Robbie Addell, who is retiring. HobbsDailyReport.com will update this story once documentation of hiring actions by the board of education on Tuesday night are provided. A request for a list of all …

BREAKING NEWS: Bunker Hill promotes defensive coordinator to head football coach

Published Monday, June 7th, 2021

Albert Reid was 4-year football star at Freedom, also played at Western Carolina   Editor’s note: All records, stats, etc., included in graphics with this story and the story itself are copyrighted by HobbsDailyReport.com and can’t be used — partially or otherwise — in print or by broadcast media without crediting HobbsDailyReport.com upon usage. To request a waiver of that …

BREAKING NEWS: Kyle Lowman leaving Bandys, will be head coach at St. Stephens

Published Monday, June 7th, 2021

He’s third person from his football-focused family to guide a Catawba County program   Editor’s note: All records, stats, etc., included in graphics with this story and the story itself are copyrighted by HobbsDailyReport.com and can’t be used — partially or otherwise — in print or by broadcast media without crediting HobbsDailyReport.com upon usage. To request a waiver of that …

BREAKING NEWS: Former Freedom principal picked to guide Burke County Schools

Published Monday, June 7th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com MORGANTON — The Burke County Schools have named former Freedom High principal Mike Swan as the system’s new superintendent. The BCS Board of Education approved a contract offer to Swan a board meeting on Monday night, and the school system public information director provided a press release shortly thereafter. School board approvals of contracts are often …

LEGION BASEBALL: Hickory Post 48’s season starts June 12 at Maiden (updated)

Published Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON — Hickory Post 48 will open its Area IV American Legion baseball schedule with a road game against Maiden on June 12. Post 48 head coach Allen Sigmon released a 14-game schedule with seven home games. The regular season ends June 29 followed by four rounds in the playoffs that conclude on July 20-24 with …

BREAKING NEWS: South Caldwell promotes Justice to head football coach (updated)

Published Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Spartans’ selection is former starting QB, three-sport star who still holds records there     By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HUDSON – When South Caldwell High’s football players are next coached up about how to run a play, develop a work ethic or understand how to be a good teammate, they’ll hear it from someone who knows what they are experiencing. …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Hickory Public Schools announce Lincolnton’s Glass next head coach at HHS (updated)

Published Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Here is an unedited version of a press release from Hickory Public Schools Public Information Officer (PIO) Beverly Snowden received by local media on Wednesday morning. Late Tuesday night, HobbsDailyReport.com reported — via multiple sources — on the selection of Joe Glass, head coach the last two seasons at Lincolnton, as the new HHS head coach …

BREAKING NEWS: Glass leaving Lincolnton to be head football coach at Hickory (updated)

Published Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

He’s a former Red Tornadoes assistant whose first head-coaching job was at Patton   Editor’s note: This story has been edited to correct Glass’ tenure at Lincolnton, the number of years he has been a head coach and his career record. By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Joe Glass, head football coach at Lincolnton High for the last two seasons …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Sources say Hickory closing in on hire of next head coach

Published Sunday, May 23rd, 2021

Exactly who is in charge unclear as Red Tornadoes look to replace leader forced out in late April   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Hickory High may be closing in on a replacement for former head football coach Russell Stone. A source told HobbsDailyReport.com recommendation of a candidate for the open position – barring new developments – would go …

NCHSAA: State legislators have second hearing about their concerns

Published Thursday, May 20th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com RALEIGH — A subcommittee of the North Carolina Legislature investigating the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) held its second hearing on Thursday. Those appearing before the subcommittee included State Superintendent Catherine Truitt and Buddy Collins, former vice chair of the State Board of Education. HighSchoolOT.com, which has led reporting on legislative concerns, livestreamed both …

NCHSAA: Report says legislator asks fines for last 10 years be returned

Published Friday, May 14th, 2021

Total of fines collected over last 5 years exceeds $400,000   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com RALEIGH — A member of the North Carolina Legislature, which is investigating the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA), is asking the organization to refund all funds it has collected over the past 10 years via fines to schools found to have violated NCHSAA …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Clark resigns as Bunker Hill head coach, will move to Tennessee

Published Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

Note: HobbsDailyReport.com will update this story. By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CLAREMONT — Bunker Hill High head football coach Patrick Clark has resigned, telling the Bears he will move back to Tennessee to be closer to his aging parents. The school announced Clark’s decision in a press release on Tuesday morning. The press release: Bunker Hill head football coach Patrick Clark …

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Friday’s results, final regular season standings

Published Saturday, May 1st, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY SOFTBALL STANDINGS (Conference games only through April 30) SOUTH FORK 2A (Final regular season) a-E. Lincoln 13-1 b-Bandys 10-4 Newton-Conover 9-5 N. Lincoln 9-5 W. Lincoln 7-7 Maiden 6-8 Lake Norman Charter 2-12 Lincolnton 0-14 a-league champion, earns No. 1 state 2A playoff bid; b–earns league’s No. 2 automatic state playoff bid. Monday’s results Newton-Conover 5, …

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: LRU president’s updated video response

Published Sunday, April 25th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY — A YouTube video response to accusations of racial problems at Lenoir-Rhyne University by school president Dr. Fred Whitt is posted below. In it, Whitt mentions last Thursday’s protest by some students/student-athletes and the ongoing investigation prompted by allegations from Laney Fox, a sophomore who remains enrolled at the school. She played on the women’s …

HIGH SCHOOLS: Area’s new 3A league will be called Western Foothills Athletic Conference

Published Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com A new eight-team 3A high school conference that begins play in August will be named the Western Foothills Athletic Conference. Conference officials announced the name selection earlier this month. The league, formed by statewide realignment, will consist of East Lincoln, Fred T. Foard, Hickory, North Iredell, North Lincoln, St. Stephens, Statesville and West Iredell. East Lincoln …

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore says her concerns about racism got her kicked off team (updated)

Published Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

School says that wasn’t the reason, opens an  investigation; protest, march to campus from  City Hall planned on Thursday   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com A sophomore who played as a freshman and then opted out last season at Lenoir-Rhyne University has made several social media posts that allege her removal from the school’s women’s basketball team was because she spoke …

NCHSAA: State legislature votes to open an investigation

Published Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

Subcommittee with subpoena power will lead inquiry   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com RALEIGH — A subcommittee of the N.C. Legislature decided on Tuesday it will investigate the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA). A subcommittee will de appointed and the probe includes reviewing the NCHSAA’s finances. Several recent media reports indicate the NCHSAA, primarily through its endowment fund, has …

HOBBSDAILYREPORT.COM: We’re celebrating a birthday!

Published Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com We want to thank the loyal readers of HobbsDailyReport.com, as we are celebrating our fourth birthday this month. We’re proud to report that we have generated more than 6,250 posts about local sports since the first day we launched our website and, at last report, we had generated more than 2 million page views since that opening day. We …

HIGH SCHOOLS: New league will be Catawba Valley 2A Athletic Conference

Published Thursday, March 25th, 2021

Butch Parker, South Fork 2A’s leader, will be conference administrator  for new league   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com The new eight-team 2A conference that begins in August will be named the Catawba Valley 2A Athletic Conference. In an e-mail from Butch Parker — currently conference administrator for the South Fork 2A — he said he has accepted the same role …

HIGH SCHOOLS: Ban of Anson County from 2009 playoffs sparked legislature’s interest in NCHSAA

Published Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com RALEIGH — Additional first-reporting by HighSchoolOT.com managing editor Nick Stevens, who writes a North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) decision to ban Anson County from the 2019 football playoffs triggered the N.C. Legislature’s interest in the NCHSAA. The NCHSAA on Wednesday contacted state prep media, indicating it has coordinated a ZOOM press conference about this development for 9:30 …

HIGH SCHOOLS: State legislature looking at NCHSAA, report says

Published Monday, March 8th, 2021

HighSchoolOT.com: Legislature’s concerns include NCHSAA, as non-profit, having multi-millions   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com RALEIGH – The North Carolina Legislature has questions and some concerns about the role of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA), a breaking report by HighSchoolOT.com says. HighSchoolOT.com managing editor Nick Stevens provides a comprehensive report – a story, a video interview with Sen. …

COMMENTARY: Football was a small part of Coach Brown’s contributions

Published Monday, March 1st, 2021

We shared a special relationship over the past 45 years   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Tom Brown has been gone, almost to the hour, for three days as I sit down to write on a quiet Sunday night about a man whose impact and life story can’t really be put into words. Last Thursday — the day the Lord called …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Legendary coach Tom Brown dies

Published Thursday, February 25th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com MAIDEN — Legendary football coach Tom Brown, who came to the Greater Hickory area to play college football at then-Lenoir-Rhyne College and was later a high school head football coach at Maiden, Bunker Hill and East Burke, has died. Brown — who battled COVID-19 and other health concerns for several months — died at about 2:30 …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Haywood County officials consider defying 100-fan limit for games

Published Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

School system has sent NCHSAA a letter, will then decide next move By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com The Haywood County Board of Education is looking at its options regarding a limit of 100 fans at high school football games this season. The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has ruled only 100 fans — from the home school — can …

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD: Friday, Saturday varsity results

Published Saturday, February 6th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com VARSITY RESULTS SATURDAY BASKETBALL GIRLS Northwestern Foothills 2A Draughn 60, Hibriten 50 BOYS Northwestern Foothills 2A Draughn 64, Fred T. Foard 61 Northwestern 3A-4A McDowell 71, Freedom 68 S. Caldwell 47, Alexander Central 31 FRIDAY BASKETBALL GIRLS South Fork 2A Bandys 61, Lincolnton 30 E. Lincoln 51, N. Lincoln 27 Maiden 59, Lake Norman Charter 44 Newton-Conover 64, W. …

REALIGNMENT: For local schools, third draft same as second

Published Thursday, February 4th, 2021

Bandys, Bunker Hill will go back into the same league in August   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com The third draft of statewide realignment for high schools, released Thursday, did not change anything from the second draft for schools now playing in Greater Hickory area conferences. Final appeals are due to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) by Feb. …

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Foard’s Thao, Lombardi win top 2A state awards

Published Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com The top two awards in 2A volleyball, as chosen by the North Carolina Volleyball Coaches Association (NCVBCA), are headed to Fred T. Foard High. The coaching association has announced its 2A player of the year in the state is Foard senior Michelle Thao, MVP for the second straight season as the Tigers repeated as state 2A …

LENOIR-RHYNE FOOTBALL: Bears sign 26 but none from local conferences

Published Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY — Lenoir-Rhyne University announced its class of 2021 football recruits on Wednesday. The Bears signed 26 players but none of the players are from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A or Northwestern 3A-4A, the three conferences in the Greater Hickory area. LRU currently has a four-game schedule for this season, starting with a March 12 afternoon game …

HOBBSDAILYREPORT: A thank you to those who make what we do possible

Published Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

  They help us provide you with website devoted to local high school coverage   HobbsDailyReport.com As we near the home stretch for high school basketball in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A, we want to publicly thank the coaches and support personnel at the 23 schools in those three conferences for their time, effort and commitment …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SUMMARIES: Varsity girls and boys, Jan. 26-Jan. 30

Published Monday, February 1st, 2021

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BASKETBALL SUMMARIES Editor’s note: HobbsDailyReport.com posts all complete box scores provided by varsity basketball teams in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A and has e-mailed requests for reports to the 23 athletic departments of the schools in those leagues. If you’re interested in seeing boxes from games in those conferences, please encourage the …

BREAKING NEWS: Lake Norman Charter won’t field varsity football team

Published Saturday, January 30th, 2021

South Fork 2A will have 6-game schedule;  state mandates only 100 fans at games, all from home community   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com The South Fork 2A will be a seven-school conference for varsity football after Lake Norman Charter decided it will field only a junior varsity team. In a press release, conference officials said schools scheduled to play Lake …

STATE 2A VOLLEYBALL: Foard rolls over McMichael, repeats with 8th state title in school history

Published Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com Fred T. Foard High won its second straight state 2A volleyball championship on Saturday morning, defeating McMichael 25-14, 25-11, 25-12 at Green Level High in Cary. The Tigers (19-0) lost only one set all season, repeating also as Northwestern Foothills 2A champions under head coach Meredith Lombardi, and Foard is 8-for-8, winning a state title every time it has …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Lowman selected as South’s top head coach

Published Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Trent Lowman (center) celebrates an East Surry High victory with his brother Kyle (left), and his dad, Randy (right). A former star quarterback at Bandys for his dad, Lowman on Tuesday was notified he has been named the Southern Section Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). He begins his third season as …

LINCOLN COUNTY HALL OF FAME: This year’s class includes N. Lincoln’s Bazzle

Published Thursday, January 14th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com LINCOLNTON – The next class of the Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame will include Nick Bazzle, head football coach at North Lincoln and a former head coach at Newton-Conover and Alexander Central. The class, announced on Thursday, also includes Jimmy Cherry, Jay Heafner, Nancy Little and Joanne Potts. Cherry has been public address announcer in …

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Jarrett enjoys workouts back at home

Published Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com Nice video with Zach Jarrett — from Shot By Hype and posted on YouTube — that will help you get to know the former Hickory High and Charlotte baseball star, who is playing in the Baltimore Orioles organization. He has been assigned to the Norfolk Tides, the O’s Triple A team in Norfolk, Va. One of the best things …

NCHSAA: Realignment data says 8 area schools will change classification

Published Friday, December 4th, 2020

Draughn headed to 1A, Foard back up to 3A, Alex Central will be 4A   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CHAPEL HILL – Eight high schools currently in Greater Hickory area conferences will change classifications in the next statewide realignment. East Lincoln, Lake Norman Charter and North Lincoln from the South Fork 2A will go 3A. Draughn will drop to 1A …

NCHSAA: Video details process, info on next statewide realignment

Published Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Average daily membership (ADMs) still a key, but State Cup points enter equation   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) released an 11-minute video (https://www.nchsaa.org/schools/schools-main-page/conferences/realignment-information) on Tuesday that details work being done on the next statewide realignment. The next realignment will be for the school years of 2021-2025 and starts on …

HOBBSDAILYREPORT.COM: We welcome your thoughts, comments as we prep for another year

Published Saturday, October 24th, 2020

An open letter to the thousands of you who follow sports at HobbsDailyReport.com: Thank you for your interest in local sports coverage and specifically in HobbsDailyReport.com, our website launched in April 2017 that is still going strong (more than 1 million page views). We’ve been fortunate – no one in my small family has experienced COVID-19 – but we have …

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A: Football schedule; opening games on Feb. 26

Published Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com The Northwestern 3A-4A has released its 2020 varsity football schedule. There are seven schools in the conference, same as last season, and the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) is limiting teams to seven games due to COVID-19. The first games are Feb. 26, and the regular season continues through April 9. Here are non-conference games scheduled so …

ATHLETES LAB: Adds advanced technology to track each athlete’s progress

Published Friday, June 5th, 2020

Baseball, softball strength and conditioning camps scheduled for July HobbsDailyReport.com MAIDEN – Athletes Lab LLC is adding more technology and broadening its focus on tangible ways pitchers and hitters can track their development. Grant Rembert, CEO of Athletes Lab, announced the company has added Rapsodo Technology, which provides numerical and other feedback to pitchers and hitters. It’s a unique technology …

BREAKING NEWS: Bliss will return to coaching, guide Bandys varsity boys

Published Monday, May 11th, 2020

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Rob Bliss’ return to coaching prep basketball is official after his teaching contract was approved on Monday night by the Catawba County Board of Education. As first reported by HobbsDailyReport.com on May 6 (https://hobbsdailyreport.com/bandys-high/breaking-news-bliss-will-be-next-varsity-boys-basketball-coach-at-bandys/), Bliss will teach history and be head boys’ varsity basketball coach at Bandys High. He took over as principal at …

HOBBSDAILYREPORT.COM WELCOMES ATHLETES LAB

Published Saturday, March 7th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com welcomes Athletes Lab — whose focus is on helping area student-athletes improve and become the best they can be – to our list of advertisers. Editor/content coordinator Chris Hobbs is looking forward to working with Grant Rembert and Aaron Rembert and their staff in Maiden. We’re especially excited to reconnect with former athletes now working with Athletes Lab, as …

JOIN OUR TEAM!

Published Friday, March 6th, 2020

JOIN OUR TEAM! While continuing to follow the end of great seasons in basketball and other winter sports,  HobbsDailyReport.com’s coverage of varsity spring sports in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A has started. If you are interested in advertising on our site, please contact Chris Hobbs at chobbs001@att.net for details and pricing. We have spots available …

WE’RE GROWING, SO JOIN US TO BRING MORE ATTENTION TO YOUR BUSINESS

Published Monday, February 3rd, 2020

JOIN OUR TEAM! While continuing to follow winter varsity sports among local high schools, HobbsDailyReport.com is preparing for varsity spring sports in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A. If you are interested in advertising on our site, please contact Chris Hobbs at chobbs001@att.net for details and pricing. We have spots available on our front page and/or …

OUR PREMIUM CONTENT: An example of the difference in free and premium content moving forward

Published Monday, August 12th, 2019

Here’s how our free area content and new premium service content will differ   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Editor/Content Coordinator HobbsDailyReport.com has opened a premium service area for our coverage of local sports in the Greater Hickory area, with the link to paying for that monthly or full school year membership available at the top right corner above the ad …

We’ll deliver the local sports news you want (video)

Published Friday, June 28th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com As our website enters its third year of following high school athletics in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A and other local sports, we’ll continue to deliver the best coverage in the Greater Hickory area. We’re focused on continuing to provide prep coverage of the area — it’s season No. 44 for content coordinator Chris …

HOBBSDAILYREPORT.COM: We dedicate our work for 2019 to a brother who set a great example

Published Monday, January 7th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com DENVER, N.C. — The daily work on HobbsDailyReport.com for the year 2019  is dedicated to the memory of Chris’ oldest brother, Randy. Randy (Grub) Hobbs, whose joys included playing mandolin for the Cozmic Cowboys band, attending Blue Grass and other festivals and being a master at the grill for many family meals, died on Sunday, Jan. 6 after a …

CRAWDADS: Drive scores 6 in ninth inning to win by a run

Published Thursday, June 17th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY CRAWDADS   Wednesday’s result at Greenville, S.C.: Greenville, S.C. 6, Hickory 5 Current record: 13-25,  seventh place in High-A East South Division, 12 games back of division-leading Bowling Green (Ky.) Next game: Thursday at Greenville, S.C., 7:05 p.m. Next series: at Greenville (S.C.) on Tuesday through Sunday, 2:05 p.m. on Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 3:05 p.m. …