HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL: State championship scores, boxes

Published Saturday, March 6th, 2021

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL SATURDAY’S STATE CHAMPIONSHIP BOXES 1A No. 4 Wilson Prep 65, No. 5 Lincoln Charter 58 Box: 2021 NCHSAA 1A Mens Basketball State Championship Game Final Box Score 2A No. 9 Farmville Central 113, No. 1 Hendersonville 98 Box: 2021 NCHSAA 2A Mens Basketball State Championship Final Box Score (1) 3A No. 2 Weddington 56, No. 13 …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Shade sizzles as Red Devils topple Bandys

Published Saturday, March 6th, 2021

Maiden scores in final minute, nips West Lincoln by one point   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Newton-Conover High rode its defense and four rushing scores by running back Allan Shade to victory on Friday night, downing visiting Bandys 32-14 in a South Fork 2A football game at Gurley Stadium. Shade, a 6-foot, 220-pound senior, unofficially ran for 201 yards and …

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD: Thursday’s results

Published Friday, March 5th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com THURSDAY’S RESULTS BOYS SOCCER South Fork 2A Maiden at N. Lincoln (Highland Park) Northwestern Foothills 2A Bunker Hill 2, Patton 0 Fred T. Foard at W. Caldwell Northwestern 3A-4A Watauga 9, McDowell 0 GIRLS LACROSSE Lake Norman Charter 7, Community School of Davidson 6, 2 OTs BOYS LACROSSE Lake Norman Charter 16, Community School of Davidson 6 JUNIOR VARSITY …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: All-Northwestern Foothills 2A led by Bears’ Wray, Panthers’ Castle

Published Thursday, March 4th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com The conference championship basketball teams in the Northwestern Foothills 2A also produced the league’s top players. In voting by conference head coaches, Addison Wray of Bunker Hill was selected girls’ player of the year and Caleb Castle of Patton won boys’ player of the year. Wray, a high-scoring senior who has signed to play softball at …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Spartans’ Ramsey, Red Tornadoes’ Lefevers top All-Northwestern 3A-4A

Published Thursday, March 4th, 2021

Hickory boys’ Daniel Willis win Coach of Year in first season at alma mater   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com A 6-foot-7 post player from South Caldwell High and 6-foot guard from Hickory won Northwestern 3A-4A Player of the Year honors in basketball on Wednesday. In voting by conference head coaches and released by league officials, the top boys’ player selected …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: N. Lincoln boys, N-C girls lead All-South Fork 2A

Published Thursday, March 4th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com The South Fork 2A’s championship basketball teams swept top honors in voting for all-conference. The league released All-South Fork 2A teams on Wednesday, led by players of the year Cole Seagle of boys’ champ North Lincoln and Cassidy Geddes of girls’ champ Newton-Conover. Seagle, a 5-foot-8 senior guard who sparked North Lincoln to 12-2 league record, …

HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE: This week’s events

Published Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL  SPORTS SCHEDULE   High school schedule for events this week involving teams from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A. Outdoor sports, by state regulations, are limited to 30 percent of stadium capacity with visiting and home fans now able to purchase tickets. All COVID-19 restrictions will be enforced, including social distancing. Fans are …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL: Tuesday’s regional finals, pairings for Saturday’s state championships

Published Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Lincoln Charter to play Wilson Prep for 1A title   SATURDAY’S STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS Note: Visit www.nchsaa.org to review the complete round-by-round scores for East and West 1A at Wheatmore High, Trinity: No. 4 Wilson Prep (6-2) vs. No. 5 Lincoln Charter (16-2), 3:30 p.m. 2A at Providence Grove High, Climax: No. 9 Farmville Central (14-0) vs. No. 1 Hendersonville (17-0), …

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL: Tuesday’s regional finals, pairings for Saturday’s state championships

Published Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Carson eliminates Hickory in West 3A Regional title game   SATURDAY’S STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS Note: Visit www.nchsaa.org to review the complete round-by-round scores for East and West. 1A at Wheatmore High, Trinity: No. 9 Princeton (15-0) vs. No. 13 Murphy (16-0). 1 p.m. 2A at Providence Grove High, Climax: No. 9 Farmville Central (14-0) vs. No. 6 Shelby (8-0), 1 p.m. …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Cavs nip West Caldwell for Minor’s 50th career victory

Published Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Maiden beats Bandys; former Maiden player wins debut as Freedom coach   HobbsDailyReport.com Blane Fulbright ran for 125 yards and for two scores on 28 carries on Saturday afternoon, leading East Burke High’s 18-13 home win over West Caldwell that gave Cavs head coach Derrick Minor his 50th career victory. Minor — whose previous head-coaching jobs include at Princeton, Rockingham …

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 …

BREAKING NEWS: N-C girls’ head coach retires from administrative position

Published Saturday, February 27th, 2021

Whether she will coach basketball again yet to be clarified   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON – Sylvia White — whose third tenure as head girls’ basketball coach at Newton-Conover High ended on Thursday night — retired from her administrative position with the Newton-Conover City Schools on Friday. White exits her position as Executive Director of Operations, and the school …

SOUTH FORK 2A FOOTBALL: Schools announce seating capacity during COVID (corrected)

Published Friday, February 26th, 2021

Editor’s note: An earlier list posted incorrectly calculated 30 percent of the numbers listed but those numbers were the actual 30 percent that can get in and not stadium capacity. HobbsDailyReport.com apologizes for the error, now corrected. By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com The South Fork 2A on Friday released the number of fans each of the seven schools playing varsity football …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL: Thursday’s second round results, Saturday’s pairings

Published Thursday, February 25th, 2021

North Lincoln only team for area league still alive   SATURDAY’S THIRD ROUND PAIRINGS WEST 2A Area No. 10 Shelby (15-1) at No. 3 N. Lincoln (14-2) Others No. 5 Mountain Heritage (13-0) at No. 1 Hendersonville (15-0) WEST 3A No. 4 Crest (15-1) at No. 1 W. Rowan (15-1) No. 6 Mount Tabor (13-2) at No. 2 Weddington (15-0) …

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD: Thursday’s varsity results (other than football)

Published Thursday, February 25th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com THURSDAY’S RESULTS VARSITY BOYS SOCCER South Fork 2A E. Lincoln 2, Lincolnton 0 Lincolnton at Maiden Northwestern Foothills 2A Fred T. Foard 9, E. Burke 0 BASKETBALL (Second round state playoffs) GIRLS 2A Bunker Hill 80, R-S Central 52 W. Stokes 59, Newton-Conover 41 3A Freedom 70, Asheville 66 Hickory 53, Ashbrook 33 4A S. Caldwell 47, Lake Norman …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Thursday’s results

Published Thursday, February 25th, 2021

 HIGH  SCHOOL FOOTBALL THURSDAY’S VARSITY RESULTS South Fork 2A Lincolnton 27, Newton-Conover 13 Maiden 21, Bandys 7 N. Lincoln 10, W. Lincoln 6 Northwestern Foothills 2A Draughn 14, W. Iredell 3 Fred T. Foard 28, Patton 6 Hibriten 50, Bunker Hill 13 Northwestern 3A-4A Freedom 18, St. Stephens 14 Others S. Iredell 7, Alexander Central 2 FRIDAY’S VARSITY GAMES Northwestern …

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 SCHOOLS: Cooper lifts some restrictions, more fans will be allowed at events

Published Thursday, February 25th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com RALEIGH — With numbers improving in the battle with COVID-19, Gov. Roy Cooper relaxed some of the requirements of how many fans can attend indoor and outdoor events, including high school football. The new executive order begins at 5 p.m. on Friday. Until then, the current limits — 25 fans in prep basketball and 100 in …

HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE: Thursday’s events

Published Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE   Thursday’s high school schedule for events involving teams from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A. Until Friday at 5 p.m., when a revised order from Gov. Cooper kicks in, outdoor sports are limited to 100 fans — all of those will be from the home team (no visiting fans allowed) …

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD: Wednesday’s results

Published Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS VARSITY BOYS SOCCER South Fork 2A Bandys at Lincolnton, ppd., March 5 E. Lincoln at N. Lincoln, ppd., Thurs. Lake Norman Charter 7, Maiden 0 Newton-Conover at Bandys Northwestern Foothills 2A Bunker Hill 3, W. Caldwell 1 E. Burke at Draughn Fred T. Foard 9, W. Iredell 0 Hibriten at Patton Northwestern 3A-4A Alexander Central at Freedom Hickory …

BREAKING NEWS: Wilkinson resigns as varsity boys’ coach at N-C

Published Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

He also coached Bunker Hill varsity boys for 11 seasons   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON – More than 20 years ago, Matt Wilkinson set the criteria for when he would give up coaching. He said Wednesday that time has come. Wilkinson — head boys’ varsity basketball coach at Newton-Conover High the last six seasons after holding the same position …

HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE: Wednesday’s events

Published Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE   High school schedule for Wednesday’s events involving teams from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A. Outdoor sports, by state regulations, are limited to 100 fans — all of those will be from the home team (no visiting fans allowed), and all COVID-19 restrictions will be enforced, including social distancing. Indoor …

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD: Tuesday’s varsity results

Published Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com TUESDAY’S VARSITY RESULTS BASKETBALL (State playoffs, first round) GIRLS 2A Bunker Hill 58, N. Davidson 50 Newton-Conover 57, Canton Pisgah 46 Salisbury 53, Patton 37 Shelby 56, E. Lincoln 24 3A Ashbrook 55, Alexander Central 48 Freedom 48, N. Buncombe 35 Hickory 53, NW Cabarrus 38 4A S. Caldwell 45, W. Forsyth 38 BOYS 2A N. Davidson 62, E. …

HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE: This week’s varsity events (other than football)

Published Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY SPORTS SCHEDULE   High school varsity schedule for events this week involving teams from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A. Outdoor sports, by state regulations, are limited to 100 fans — all of those will be from the home team (no visiting fans allowed), and all COVID-19 restrictions will be enforced, including …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: This week’s junior varsity games

Published Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Note: Because of COVID-19 restrictions, schools are currently limited to allowing 100 fans into a game (does not include support personnel, etc.) and fans from only the HOME school. For more specifics about how each school is handling admission, parking or other related aspects of going to a game, contact the home school’s athletic …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: This week’s varsity games (updated)

Published Monday, February 22nd, 2021

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Note: Because of COVID-19 restrictions, schools are currently limited to allowing 100 fans into a game (does not include support personnel, etc.) and fans from only the HOME school. For more specifics about how each school is handling admission, parking or other related aspects of going to a game, contact the home school’s athletic department …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Freedom girls West 3A top seed in final brackets

Published Sunday, February 21st, 2021

Alex Central girls, not in preliminary, earn wild card bid in 3A   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has released finalized brackets for the basketball playoffs, with Freedom’s girls seeded as No. 1 in the West 3A bracket. After a review until 3 p.m. on Sunday of preliminary brackets released …

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL: Varsity standings through Saturday, Feb. 20

Published Saturday, February 20th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL STANDINGS (through Saturday, Feb. 20) Note: Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, South Fork 2A and Northwestern Foothills 2A teams were limited to 14-game schedules with no non-league games, while Northwestern 3A-4A teams had two available playing dates for non-league opponents. SOUTH FORK 2A (Final regular season) a-Newton-Conover             14-0 b-E. …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL: Varsity standings through Saturday, Feb. 20

Published Saturday, February 20th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL STANDINGS (through  Saturday, Feb. 20) Note: Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, South Fork 2A and Northwestern Foothills 2A teams were allowed a 14-game, with no available dates for non-league games. The  Northwestern 3A-4A teams had two available playing dates for non-league opponents. SOUTH FORK 2A (Final regular season) a-N. Lincoln          …

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD: Wednesday’s varsity results

Published Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com WEDNESDAY’S VARSITY RESULTS BASKETBALL GIRLS Northwestern Foothills 2A Alexander Central 60, Hibriten 42 (non-conference) Draughn 67, Fred T. Foard 58 Northwestern 3A-4A Alexander Central 60, Hibriten 42 (non-conference) Freedom 69, St. Stephens 38 Hickory 56, Watauga 48 BOYS Northwestern Foothills 2A Draughn 53, W. Iredell 48 Fred T. Foard at Bunker Hill, ppd., Fri. Hibriten 53, Fred T. Foard …

HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE: Wednesday’s varsity events

Published Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY SPORTS SCHEDULE   Wednesday’s high school varsity schedule involving teams from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A. With COVID already causing quarantines and sidelining teams for up to 14 days, it is very important for fans considering attending games or purchasing the ability to livestream a game(s) to call the home schools …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Bandys community raises 25K in support of former girls player

Published Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA –Read and watch a nice story/video by WCNC about how the Bandys High community — and more specifically the Trojans’ basketball program — is rallying behind a former player as she battles an illness: WCNC’S STORY: https://www.wcnc.com/article/features/catawba-high-school-athlete-chemotherapy-treatment-fundraiser-hoops/275-35236c85-0a0e-4231-b7ba-e7d3b8b75613?fbclid=IwAR2Pjt6OJ6xkEoq4eZjIfs9a44a7yaKUo8PmOFGFBa_BlsvOXQLhDCF9qa4

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL: Varsity standings through Monday, Feb. 15

Published Monday, February 15th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL STANDINGS (through  Monday, Feb. 15) Note: South Fork 2A and Northwestern Foothills 2A teams can play only 14-game schedules, which allowed no non-league games, while Northwestern 3A-4A teams have two available playing dates for non-league opponents. Playing dates are listed but fans should call the home school for specifics of scheduling from now to …

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD: Monday’s varsity results

Published Monday, February 15th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com MONDAY’S VARSITY RESULTS BASKETBALL GIRLS Northwestern Foothills 2A Hibriten 42, E. Burke 30 Patton 35, Draughn 32 BOYS Northwestern Foothills 2A Bunker Hill 60, W. Iredell 56 Draughn 59, Fred T. Foard 55 BOYS SOCCER South Fork 2A Bandys at N. Lincoln Lincolnton at Maiden, ppd., Tues., 5 p.m. Newton-Conover at E. Lincoln Northwestern Foothills 2A Bunker Hill at …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Alex Central boys cancel games with Hickory, S. Caldwell

Published Monday, February 15th, 2021

McDowell boys end their season after having to quarantine   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com TAYLORSVILLE – Alexander Central High’s boys won’t play two games scheduled this week after notification of a possible close contact with COVID-19 over the weekend. Jonathan Watts, the Cougars’ sports information director, said in a Monday night e-mail the varsity boys’ team: — Won’t play Tuesday …

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Harvey excited about Orioles, his next season

Published Monday, February 15th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com Listen in on his thoughts as Catawba County native Hunter Harvey prepares for his next major league baseball season with the Baltimore Orioles. He’s a former star pitcher at Bandys High, where his older brother, Kris, and his father, Bryan, also pitched. Kris Harvey is now the pitching coach at Catawba Valley Community College, and Hunter talks about what …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SUMMARIES: N-C girls wrap up South Fork 2A title

Published Saturday, February 13th, 2021

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BASKETBALL SUMMARIES (Week of Feb. 8 through Friday, Feb. 12 games)   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 …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL: Varsity standings through Friday, Feb. 12

Published Saturday, February 13th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL STANDINGS (through  Friday, Feb. 12) Note: South Fork 2A and Northwestern Foothills 2A teams can play only 14-game schedules, which allowed no non-league games, while Northwestern 3A-4A teams have two available playing dates for non-league opponents. Playing dates are listed but fans should call the home school for specifics of scheduling from now to …

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD: Friday’s varsity results

Published Saturday, February 13th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com FRIDAY’S VARSITY RESULTS BASKETBALL GIRLS South Fork 2A Bandys 50, W. Lincoln 38 E. Lincoln 69, Maiden 53 Lake Norman Charter 44, Lincolnton 34 Newton-Conover 62, N. Lincoln 30 Northwestern Foothills 2A Draughn 66, W. Iredell 54 Northwestern 3A-4A Freedom 68, Alexander Central 51 S. Caldwell 41, McDowell 24 Others N. Rowan at St. Stephens, cancelled BOYS South Fork …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL: Varsity standings through Thursday, Feb. 11

Published Thursday, February 11th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL STANDINGS (through  Thursday, Feb. 11) Note: South Fork 2A and Northwestern Foothills 2A teams can play only 14-game schedules, which allowed no non-league games, while Northwestern 3A-4A teams have two available playing dates for non-league opponents. Playing dates are listed but fans should call the home school for specifics of scheduling from now to …

HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE: Friday’s varsity events

Published Thursday, February 11th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY SPORTS SCHEDULE   Friday’s high school varsity schedule for events involving teams from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A. With COVID already causing quarantines and sidelining teams for up to 14 days, it is very important for fans considering attending games or purchasing the ability to livestream a game(s) to call the …

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD: Thursday’s varsity results

Published Thursday, February 11th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com THURSDAY’S VARSITY RESULTS BASKETBALL GIRLS Northwestern Foothills 2A Bunker Hill 62, Draughn 49 Fred T. Foard 58, Hibriten 46 Patton 51, E. Burke 38 Northwestern 3A-4A Hickory 63, St. Stephens 37 BOYS Northwestern Foothills 2A Draughn 79, Bunker Hill 75 Patton 85, Fred T. Foard 45 W. Caldwell 71, W. Iredell 45 GIRLS LACROSSE Lake Norman Charter 13, Pine …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL: Varsity standings through Wednesday, Feb. 10

Published Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL STANDINGS (through  Wednesday, Feb. 10) Note: South Fork 2A and Northwestern Foothills 2A teams can play only 14-game schedules, which allowed no non-league games, while Northwestern 3A-4A teams have two available playing dates for non-league opponents. Playing dates are listed but fans should call the home school for specifics of scheduling from now to …

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD: Wednesday’s varsity results

Published Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com WEDNESDAY’S VARSITY RESULTS BASKETBALL GIRLS Northwestern 3A-4A Freedom 53, Watauga 32 Hickory 60, Alexander Central 53 BOYS South Fork 2A N. Lincoln 77, Lincolnton 52 Northwestern 3A-4A Hickory 68, Alexander Central 58 BOYS SOCCER South Fork 2A Bandys 3, Lake Norman Charter 2 Lincolnton 0, N. Lincoln 0, tie Newton-Conover 8, Maiden 0 Northwestern Foothills 2A Bunker Hill 9, …

NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A: Basketball schedule revamped for remaining regular season games

Published Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDaily Report.com The Northwestern Foothhills 2A schools met on Wednesday and developed a schedule for  the basketball games it feels it can get played by Feb. 19, the final night of the regular season. The hardest hit by COVID-19 of the three local conferences, the Northwestern Foothills opened the season on Jan. 6 with all eight schools …

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 BASKETBALL SUMMARIES: Andrews hits 15 shots in win over N. Lincoln

Published Monday, February 8th, 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 …

HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE: This week’s varsity events

Published Sunday, February 7th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY SPORTS SCHEDULE   High school varsity schedule for events this week involving teams from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A. With COVID already causing quarantines and sidelining teams for up to 14 days, it is very important for fans considering attending games or purchasing the ability to livestream a game(s) to call …

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 …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SUMMARIES: Seagle scores 39 as North Lincoln boys win

Published Wednesday, February 3rd, 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 …

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 …

REALIGNMENT: Patton, W. Caldwell go to new leagues in second draft

Published Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Panthers into 2A conference with Brevard, Chase; Warriors would renew rivalries with Bandys, Maiden, N-C   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CHAPEL HILL – Patton and West Caldwell were the only area high schools moved in the second draft of the next statewide realignment, released Thursday by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA). Patton was shifted from a 1A/2A …

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 …

HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE: Thursday’s varsity events (our 6,000th post)

Published Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Editor’s note: We are proud to note this is the 6,000th post to HobbsDailyReport.com since we launched the website on April 1, 2017. Based on our numbers we’ve averaged 5.74 posts for 1,044 consecutive days. Thank you for visiting with us. HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY SPORTS SCHEDULE   High school varsity events scheduled Thursday for games involving teams from the South …

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 …

NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A: Football schedules; first varsity games on Feb. 26

Published Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com The Northwestern Foothills 2A has released its 2020 varsity and junior varsity football schedules. There are eight schools in the conference, same as last season, and none will play non-league games this season because 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 …

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 …

SOUTH FORK 2A: North Lincoln’s Lackey nears end of career

Published Saturday, May 9th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com A good read about Mark Lackey, a unique guy whose athletic career — as an athlete, coach and athletic director — saw him play a role at all four current Lincoln County high schools. HobbsDailyReport.com editor and content coordinator Chris Hobbs first met Lackey when Lackey was a student-athlete at West Lincoln, and has worked with him for more …

BREAKING NEWS: Bliss will be next varsity boys’ basketball coach at Bandys

Published Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Multiple sources are telling HobbsDailyReport.com to expect a return to classroom teaching and coaching varsity boys’ basketball for Rob Bliss, currently principal at South Caldwell High. The sources say Bliss, who came to South Caldwell in October after retiring after five years as principal at Maiden, will teach and coach at Bandys. That will …

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 …