HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Previews for Friday’s varsity games

Published Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Can Bunker Hill pull a stunner and knock off Newton-Conover at Gurley Stadium?   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com A brief look at Friday’s varsity football season-opening games involving teams from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A: BUNKER HILL at NEWTON-CONOVER, 7:30 p.m. The Red Devils, 4-7 last season, begin their second season under head coach Steven …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBAL SCOREBOARD: Thursday’s games

Published Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com THURSDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RESULTS Varsity Lincolnton 7, Stuart Cramer 7, suspended 2:04 3Q, resumes Monday at 6 p.m. Junior Varsity Alexander Central 8, Hibriten 0 Hickory at Statesville, ppd. Maiden 36, Fred T. Foard 0 Newton-Conover 31, Bunker Hill 16 N. Buncombe at Patton R-S Central at McDowell S. Caldwell at W. Caldwell

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD: Wednesday’s results

Published Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY RESULTS Scores from non-football varsity sports events played by teams in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A, as available: WEDNESDAY VOLLEYBALL Alexander Central 3, Wilkes Central 1 Ashe County 3, Hibriten 0 (25-16, 25-10, 25-23) Crest 3, E. Lincoln 1 (24-26, 25-20, 25-18, 25-21) E. Rutherford at Patton Highland Tech at N. …

HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE (other than football): Thursday’s events

Published Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE A daily schedule of high school athletic events – other than junior varsity and varsity football (posted elsewhere on the site) — scheduled by teams in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A, compiled from schedules provided by the schools. Events scheduled by all schools that responded to a request by HobbsDailyReport.com …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: This week’s junior varsity, varsity games

Published Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Debut of new coach at Lincolnton moved up to Thursday night HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE THURSDAY Varsity Lincolnton at Stuart Cramer, 7:30 p.m. Junior varsity Fred T. Foard at Maiden, 7 p.m. Hibriten at Alexander Central, 6:30 p.m. Hickory at Statesville, 6:30 p.m. Newton-Conover at Bunker Hill, 7 p.m. N. Buncombe at Patton, 6:30 p.m. R-S Central at McDowell, …

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Foard opens with victory over Hickory

Published Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS SUMMARIES TUESDAY FRED T. FOARD 7, HICKORY 2 Singles: Alexis Woglemuth (FTF) d. Nicole Kozischek 6-1, 6-4; Claire Boger (FTF) d. Jonellis Heredia 6-4, 6-4; Ellie Holtzman (H) d. Hannah Cummings 6-2, 7-5; Maddie Gee (FTF) d. Charlotte Henry 6-0, 6-2; Tori Luz (FTF) d. Finley Lefevers 6-1, 6-1; Gabi McIntire (FTF) d. Chloe Lum …

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL: Idaho wins World Series championship

Published Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com SHELBY – Idaho Falls nipped North Dakota (Fargo) 5-3 on Wednesday to win an American Legion Worlds Series title. Designated hitter Cole Hage went 3-for-4 and scored twice and second baseman Brandt Kolpack had two hits and drove in two runs to lead Idaho Falls. Idaho Falls knocked North Carolina champion Randolph County out of the double-elimination tournament at …

BASEBALL: Harvey hits 99.8 mph, collects first major league victory

Published Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com BALTIMORE – The second outing of a dream waiting to happen was magical for former Bandys High star Hunter Harvey. Making his second relief appearance since being called to the major leagues by the Baltimore Orioles on Friday, Harvey sparkled again on Tuesday night and gained his first big league victory. He came on in the eighth inning of …

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD: Tuesday’s varsity results

Published Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY RESULTS Scores from non-football varsity sports events played by teams in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A, as available: TUESDAY VOLLEYBALL Bandys at St. Stephens Bunker Hill 3, Alexander Central 2 (25-19, 25-22, 23-25, 19-25, 15-13) Draughn at Mitchell County E. Burke 3, S. Caldwell 0 Fred T. Foard 3, Maiden 0 …

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A FOOTBALL PREVIEW: St. Stephens Indians

Published Monday, August 19th, 2019

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com ST. STEPHENS INDIANS Conference: Northwestern 3A-4A Head coach: Wayne Hicks (23-45, 6 years; 23-45 at St. Stephens, 6 years) Last season’s records: 4-7 overall; 3-4 Northwestern 3A-4A, tied for fourth place BY THE NUMBERS OVERALL Returning starters: 9 Returning lettermen: 14 OFFENSE Returning starters: 6 Leading returning rusher: Matthew Hancock, 5-10, 202, Sr. (56-323, 2 TDs) …

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Hickory Red Tornadoes

Published Monday, August 19th, 2019

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY RED TORNADOES Conference: Northwestern 3A-4A Head coach: Russell Stone (273-166-5, 38 years; 11-12 at Hickory, 2 years) Last season’s records: 5-6 overall; 3-4 Northwestern 3A-4A, tie for fourth place BY THE NUMBERS  OVERALL Returning starters: 13 Returning lettermen: 23 OFFENSE Returning starters: 6 Leading returning rusher: Cody Young, 5-9, 175, Sr. (146-1,137, 19 TDs in …

NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Fred T. Foard Tigers

Published Monday, August 19th, 2019

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com FRED T. FOARD TIGERS Conference: Northwestern Foothills 2A Head coach: Ryan Gettys (30-61, 8 years; 0-0 at Foard, start of second tenure) Last season’s records: 6-6 overall; 5-1 Northwestern Foothills 2A, second place BY THE NUMBERS OVERALL Returning starters: 9 Returning lettermen: 16 OFFENSE Returning starters: 6 Leading returning rusher: Corey Siemer, 6-2, 205, Sr. (228-2,501, …

NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Bunker Hill Bears

Published Monday, August 19th, 2019

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com BUNKER HILL BEARS Conference: Northwestern Foothills 2A Head coach: Patrick Clark (2-9, 1 year) Last season’s records: 2-9 overall; 2-4 Northwestern Foothills 2A, fifth place BY THE NUMBERS OVERALL Returning starters: 16 Returning lettermen: 18 OFFENSE Returning starters: 7 Leading returning rusher: Desmond Anderson, 5-9, 145, Jr. (107-281, 4 TDs) Leading returning passer: Desmond Anderson, 5-9, …

SOUTH FORK 2A FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Newton-Conover Red Devils

Published Monday, August 19th, 2019

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON-CONOVER RED DEVILS Conference: South Fork 2A Head coach: Steven Pack (4-18, 2 years; 2-9 at Newton-Conover, 1 year) Last season’s records: 4-7 overall; 2-5 South Fork 2A, sixth place BY THE NUMBERS OVERALL Returning starters: 17 Returning lettermen: 23 OFFENSE Returning starters: 9 Leading returning rushers: Allen Wilfong, 6-0, 190, Sr. (221-1,502, 15 TDs); Allan …

SOUTH FORK 2A FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Maiden Blue Devils

Published Monday, August 19th, 2019

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com MAIDEN BLUE DEVILS Conference: South Fork 2A Head coach: Will Byrne (27-9, 3 years; same at Maiden, 3 years) Last season’s records: 8-4 overall; 4-3 South Fork 2A, fourth place BY THE NUMBERS OVERALL Returning starters: 14 Returning lettermen: 14 OFFENSE Returning starters: 7 Leading returning rusher: Bain Sipe, 5-9, 170, Sr. (79-114, 1 TD)  Leading …

SOUTH FORK 2A FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Bandys Trojans

Published Monday, August 19th, 2019

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com BANDYS TROJANS  Conference: South Fork 2A  Head coach: Tom Eanes (159-189-1, 30 years; 12-2 at Bandys, 1 year)  Last season’s records: 12-2 overall; 7-0 South Fork 2A, champion  BY THE NUMBERS OVERALL Returning starters: 6 Returning lettermen: 15 OFFENSE  Returning starters: 3  Leading returning rushers: Malik Kennedy, 5-10, 170, Jr. (35-246, 3 TDs for Maiden); Josh …

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

Published Monday, August 19th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE A daily schedule of high school athletic events – other than junior varsity and varsity football (posted elsewhere on the site) — scheduled by teams in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A, compiled from schedules provided by the schools. Events scheduled by all schools that responded to a request by HobbsDailyReport.com …

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Harvey makes debut, hitting 99 mph on radar gun in scoreless inning

Published Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Former Bandys High ace gets into first big league game at age of 24 HobbsDailyReport.com BOSTON – Hunter Harvey got into his first major league game on Saturday night after being called to the bigs by the Baltimore Orioles earlier in the day. Harvey, a right-hander and first-round pick in 2013 by the Orioles after a sterling career at Bandys …

BREAKING NEWS: Former Bandys star Harvey called up to major leagues

Published Saturday, August 17th, 2019

He joins Orioles in Boston, awaits making debut in the big leagues   HobbsDailyReport.com BALTIMORE – Former Bandys High pitching star Hunter Harvey is back in the major leagues. The Baltimore Orioles, who took Harvey with a first-round pick in the draft in 2013, announced Saturday they are moving him from Triple-A Norfolk (Va.) to the big league roster. This …

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 …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Northwestern 3A-4A varsity football schedules

Published Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A 2019 VARSITY FOOTBALL SCHEDULES  (all games at 7:30 p.m.) ALEXANDER CENTRAL COUGARS Aug. 23—at Hibriten Aug. 30—at Wilkes Central Sept. 6—Statesville Sept. 13—S. Iredell Sept. 20 – Olympic Oct. 4—WATAUGA Oct. 11—at FREEDOM Oct. 18—McDOWELL Oct. 25—ST. STEPHENS Nov. 1—at HICKORY Nov. 8—at S. CALDWELL FREEDOM PATRIOTS Aug. 23—Shelby Aug. 30—at Draughn Sept. 6—E. Burke Sept. 13—at …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Northwestern Foothills 2A varsity schedules

Published Friday, August 2nd, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A VARSITY FOOTBALL SCHEDULES  (all games at 7:30 p.m.) BUNKER HILL BEARS Aug. 23—at Newton-Conover Aug. 30—St. Stephens Sept. 6—Maiden Sept. 13—at Bandys Sept. 27—HIBRITEN Oct. 4—at FRED T. FOARD Oct. 11—DRAUGHN Oct. 18—at E. BURKE Oct. 25—W. IREDELL Nov. 1—at PATTON Nov. 8—W. CALDWELL DRAUGHN WILDCATS Aug. 23—at W. Lincoln (E) Aug. 30—Freedom Sept. 6—at FRED …

2019 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: South Fork 2A varsity schedules

Published Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com 2019 SOUTH FORK 2A VARSITY FOOTBALL SCHEDULES  (all games at 7:30 p.m.)   BANDYS TROJANS Aug. 23—at St. Stephens Aug. 30—Fred T. Foard Sept. 6—at S. Caldwell Sept. 13—Bunker Hill Sept. 27—at MAIDEN Oct. 4—NEWTON-CONOVER Oct. 11—at LINCOLNTON Oct. 18—at E. LINCOLN Oct. 25—W. LINCOLN Nov. 1—at LAKE NORMAN CHARTER Nov. 8—N. LINCOLN EAST LINCOLN MUSTANGS Aug. 30—at E. …

2019 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Varsity games by playing date

Published Monday, July 29th, 2019

  HobbsDailyReport.com 2019 VARSITY FOOTBALL BY PLAYING DATE (all games at 7:30 p.m.)  FRIDAY, AUGUST 23  Alexander Central at Hibriten Bandys at St. Stephens (E) Bunker Hill at Newton-Conover Draughn at W. Lincoln (E) Highland Tech at E. Burke Lincolnton at Stuart Cramer Maiden at Fred T. Foard McDowell at R-S Central N. Lincoln at Parkwood Patton at N. Buncombe …

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’ve merged with another smaller website in Catawba County, and you can reach our FREE website — which launched in …

WELCOME TO OUR NEW SITE AND PARTNERSHIP WITH 1 GOAL — GIVING YOU THE BEST IN LOCAL SPORTS COVERAGE

Published Monday, May 6th, 2019

WELCOME… to CatawbaValleySports.com, powered by HobbsDailyReport.com, our new FREE local sports website that is the product of a developing merger of CatawbaValleySports.com — a website recently started by Will Hancock of Hickory — and HobbsDailyReport.com, a website developed by Chris Hobbs and his wife, Myra, of Denver, N.C., that launched on April 1, 2017. We’re joining forces today — Monday, …

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 — by owner-editor Chris Hobbs and Myra Hobbs, co-owner and video coordinator for the website — 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 …