BREAKING NEWS: Bandys promotes defensive coordinator Barnes to head football coach

Published Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Bandys High has hired Jason Barnes, its defensive coordinator and a former Trojans football player, as its next head football coach. Barnes, a 1997 graduate of Bandys, replaces Tom Eanes. Eanes resigned after two years at Bandys and accepted a head coaching job at Pender County. Barnes played on Bandys’ 1996 football team that …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL: Tuesday’s first round results (as of 9:37 p.m.)

Published Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com STATE HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL PAIRINGS (Final) Note: All first round games are Tuesday at the higher seeds. Starting times for area schools, if provided by the school, are listed. To determine teams that will meet in the second round, review the pairings by groups of four, i.e. first line and second line winners meet, third and fourth …

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL: Tuesday’s first round results (as of 9:25 p.m.)

Published Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com STATE HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYOFF PAIRINGS (Final) Note: All first round games are Tuesday at the higher seeds. Starting times for area schools, if provided by the school, are listed. To determine teams that will meet in the second round, review the pairings by groups of four, i.e. first line and second line winners meet, third and fourth …

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING: Newton-Conover has 3 capture state 2A titles

Published Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

Foard’s Foor stays unbeaten, wins 2A crown at 182 pounds HobbsDailyReport.com GREENSBORO – Seven wrestlers from Greater Hickory area schools came home state high school champions in wrestling on Saturday, all of them from South Fork 2A teams. Newton-Conover had three state champions, West Lincoln produced two and North Lincoln and Fred T. Foard each had a state champion. Fred …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: N-C’s Cornwell, Mustangs’ Kuthan lead All-South Fork 2A

Published Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com The South Fork 2A has named its top high school basketball award winners for the season with Newton-Conover sweeping girls’ honors. In a vote of conference coaches, Chyna Cornwell of Newton-Conover (6-foot-3 center) repeated as the league’s player of the year and her coach, Sylvia White, won Coach of the Year. East Lincoln’s Justin Kuthan won boys’ top players …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL: Patton surprises top-seeded Hibriten in final; Freedom wins title (summaries)

Published Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL CONFERENCE BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SUMMARIES SATURDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIPS NORTWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A No. 3 PATTON 66, No. 1 HIBRITEN 63, OT (at East Burke) Patton         14    17    10   14    11—66 Hibriten     16    14     11    14     8—63 PATTON 66—Lytle 7, Jackson Vance 25, Rigsbee 2, Connor Rudisill 10, Bryson …

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL: Freedom, E. Burke roll to tournament titles (summaries)

Published Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL CONFERENCE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SUMMARIES SATURDAY’S GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIPS NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A No. 1 FREEDOM 56, No. 3 WATAUGA 29 (at McDowell) Watauga    6    11     2     10—29 Freedom    9    14   12    21—56 WATAUGA 29—Rebekah Farthing 12, Sheffler 6, Hodges 4, Byrd 1, Reece 2, Sturgill 4, Ward, Keller, Williamson, Lubsen, Lipford. FREEDOM 56—Josie …

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL: E. Burke, Freedom win tournament titles

Published Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY  GIRLS CONEFERENCE TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS SOUTH FORK 2A Monday No. 1 Newton-Conover 73, No. 8 W. Lincoln 25 No. 4 E. Lincoln 67, No. 5 N. Lincoln 27 No. 2 Bandys 72, No. 7 Lincolnton 41 No. 3 Maiden 52, No. 6 Lake Norman Charter 35 Wednesday At Maiden: No. 1 Newton-Conover 76, No. 4 E. Lincoln …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL: Patton, Freedom bring home tournament crowns

Published Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com VARSITY HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL CONERENCE TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS SOUTH FORK 2A Monday No. 1 Lake Norman Charter 81, No. 8 W. Lincoln 34 No. 5 Lincolnton 61, No. 4 Newton-Conover 56 No. 2 E. Lincoln 88, No. 7 Bandys 38 No. 3 N. Lincoln 60, No. 6 Maiden 38 Wednesday At CVCC: No. 1 Lake Norman Charter 60, No. …

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Jarrett on Shorebirds’ Silver Anniversary team

Published Friday, February 21st, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com DELMARVA, Md. — An update on former Hickory High baseball star Zach Jarrett, honored as one of the picks for a Silver Anniversary team by the Delmarva (Md.) Shorebirds. Jarrett, who played college baseball at Charlotte, is in spring training and preparing for his fourth season of pro baseball. JARRETT’S PRO CAREER: http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?player_id=676913#/career/R/hitting/2019/ALL SILVER ANNIVERSARY: https://www.milb.com/news/silver-anniversary-team-zach-jarrett-center-field-312821490

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Finally over the flu, Harvey’s ready (Baltimore Sun story)

Published Friday, February 21st, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com A good read from coverage of the Baltimore Orioles by The Baltimore Sun on relief pitcher Hunter Harvey, updating how things have gone for him so far in spring training. Sidelined by the flu recently, he’s ready to pitch. BALTIMORE SUN ON HARVEY: https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/bs-sp-hunter-harvey-is-finally-over-the-flu-20200219-2djvj3kduze2vcbf26vgipbxbq-story.html?fbclid=IwAR1e8Syem4sVn6rUmNjjiJ2o8dvOf7dB5voS-4ZHtI0xoePozhrQ8TxYLPs

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL: E. Lincoln wins in OT for Hancock’s 400th (summaries)

Published Thursday, February 20th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com Editor’s note: Boxes from earlier rounds reported are below those of Wednesday HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL SUMMARIES CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS WEDNESDAY’S GAMES SOUTH FORK 2A SEMIFINALS No. 2 EAST LINCOLN 71, No. 3 NORTH LINCOLN 69, OT (at Maiden) N. Lincoln    18    15     13    14     9—69                   …

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL: Maiden topples Bandys, gets to South Fork 2A title game (summaries)

Published Thursday, February 20th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com Editor’s note: Boxes from earlier rounds reported are below those of Wednesday HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL SUMMARIES CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS WEDNESDAY’S GAMES SOUTH FORK 2A SEMIFINALS No. 3 MAIDEN 44, No. 2 BANDYS 38 (at CVCC) Maiden          8     10    17      9–44 Bandys           6       7      …

HIGH SCHOOL WINTER SPORTS: Friday, Saturday schedule

Published Friday, February 14th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL WINTER VARSITY SPORTS SCHEDULE Schedule of high school events for winter varsity sports teams in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A for Friday and Saturday, as compiled from schedules provided to HobbsDailyReport. Start times are listed, if available, and girls’ basketball generally starts after JV games are completed, with most tip times in …

HIGH SCHOOL WINTER SPORTS SCOREBOARD: Thursday’s results

Published Friday, February 14th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com THURSDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL WINTER VARSITY SPORTS RESULTS Results from Thursday’s high school events for winter varsity sports teams in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A as compiled from schedules provided to HobbsDailyReport. Events that are added and/or have date changes may not be included: BASKETBALL GIRLS Northwestern Foothills 2A E. Burke 57, W. Iredell 47 …

BREAKING NEWS: Eanes leaving Bandys, will be head football coach at Pender County

Published Thursday, February 13th, 2020

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Tom Eanes is leaving Bandys High after two seasons as the Trojans’ head football coach. In a Thursday afternoon press release, school officials said Eanes has resigned effective March 13, and he will become head football coach at Pender County. Eanes left Patton as head coach after four seasons to become head coach at …

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL: Hickory honors Helms for 450th career win

Published Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Game-by-game results give coach 449 wins at East Burke and with Red Tornadoes   Editor’s note: Information in this story, including research on Barbara Helms’ records, is copyrighted and can’t be reproduced in print, via broadcast or any other means without a direct waiver of the copyright by HobbsDailyReport.com. To request that waiver, email chobbs001@att.net. By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY …

HIGH SCHOOL WINTER SPORTS SCOREBOARD: Tuesday’s results (as of 11:55 p.m.)

Published Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com TUESDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL WINTER VARSITY SPORTS SCHEDULE Tuesday’s results from high school events for winter varsity sports teams in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A, as compiled from schedules provided to HobbsDailyReport. Events that are added and/or have date changes may not be included. BASKETBALL GIRLS South Fork 2A Bandys 54, Lake Norman Charter 44 …

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY WINTER SPORTS: Tuesday’s schedule

Published Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL WINTER VARSITY SPORTS SCHEDULE Schedule of high school events for winter varsity sports teams in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A for Tuesday, as compiled from schedules provided to HobbsDailyReport. Start times are listed, if available, and girls’ basketball generally starts after JV games are completed, with most tip times in the 6 …

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY WINTER SPORTS SCOREBOARD: Monday’s results

Published Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com MONDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL WINTER VARSITY SPORTS RESULTS Monday’s results from high school events for winter varsity sports teams in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A, as compiled from schedules provided to HobbsDailyReport. Events that are added and/or have date changes may not be included. BASKETBALL GIRLS Northwestern 3A-4A Hickory 50, Watauga 48 BOYS Northwestern 3A-4A …

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY WINTER SPORTS: This week’s schedule

Published Monday, February 10th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL WINTER VARSITY SPORTS SCHEDULE This week’s schedule of high school events for winter varsity sports teams in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A for Friday, as compiled from schedules provided to HobbsDailyReport. Start times are listed, if available, and girls’ basketball generally starts after JV games are completed, with most tip times in …

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING: St. Stephens falls match shy of N.C. dual-team 3A final

Published Monday, February 10th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING SUMMARIES Note: All summaries reported by Roy Hoffman, St. Stephens wrestling WEST 3A DUAL-TEAM STATE PLAYOFFS ENKA 38, ST. STEPHENS 33 (West 3A final at St. Stephens on Feb. 6) 152: Tony Torres (E) d. Beck Nestor 12-4 160: Luke Artz (E) d. Jayden Jackson 15-10 170: Garrett Pugh (E) d. Dorian Whitworth 8-0 182: Eli …

HIGH SCHOOL DUAL-TEAM WRESTLING: Foard goes unbeaten, wins state 2A title

Published Monday, February 10th, 2020

Tigers, in bracket for 11th straight year, now have 5 state wrestling crowns HobbsDailyReport.com GREENSBORO – Fred T. Foard High added another entry in its rise to a state power in wrestling on Saturday, hammering Croatan 59-9 to win the state 2A championship. Foard (47-0) – which was dominant all season in the Northwestern Foothills 2A under head coach Mike …

HIGH SCHOOL DUAL-TEAM WRESTLING: State championship summaries

Published Monday, February 10th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com STATE DUAL-TEAM WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHPS 1A AVERY COUNTY 35, UWHARRIE ACADEMY 30 120–Ethan Shell (A) d. Gage Beal (U) by major decision (19-6). 126–Jonah Hayes (A) d. Austin Kennedy (U) 6-4 132 – River Griffith (A) d. Byan Lackey (U) by fall (0:28) 138–Tristan Adams (A) d. Drew Shelton (U) by major decision (13-3) 145–Grayson Roberts (U) d. Johnathan Cable …

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY WINTER SPORTS SCOREBOARD: Friday’s results

Published Saturday, February 8th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com FRIDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL WINTER VARSITY SPORTS RESULTS   Friday’s results from high school events for winter varsity sports teams in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A, as compiled from schedules provided to HobbsDailyReport. Events that are added and/or have date changes may not be included. BASKETBALL GIRLS South Fork 2A Bandys 49, W. Lincoln 26 …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Wingate lands 4 from area, including Foard’s Siemer

Published Friday, February 7th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com WINGATE – Wingate University’s football program in 2020 will include four players from the Greater Hickory area, highlighted by the signing of Fred T. Foard running back Corey Siemer. The Bulldogs have also signed Freedom offensive lineman Austin Lowery and McDowell multi-position player Richard Handy. Bunker Hill lineman Aaron Bryant is also headed to Wingate as a preferred walk-on. …

LRU FOOTBALL: Recruiting class includes trio of players from local schools

Published Friday, February 7th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – The first recruiting class for new Lenoir-Rhyne University football head coach Mike Jacobs includes 27 players, three of them from local high schools. The Bears announced they’ve signed St. Stephens running back Matthew Hancock (5-foot-11, 210 pounds) and offensive linemen Grayson Lineberger (6-2, 280) of Hickory and Jacob Clark (6-2, 270) of Hibriten. Hancock also played defense …

HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING: Lincoln Charter girls, boys make splash in 1A-2A championships

Published Friday, February 7th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com CARY – Lincoln Charter had an impact on the state 1A-2A high school swimming championships on Thursday. The Eagles’ girls finished with 220 points and finished second to Carrboro (231) while the boys’ team ended up third (184) behind Pine Lake Prep (238) and Raleigh Charter (196). Lake Norman Charter’s boys placed 10th with 96 points and had a …

HIGH SCHOOL WINTER SPORTS: Friday’s schedule

Published Friday, February 7th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com FRIDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL WINTER VARSITY SPORTS SCHEDULE   Friday’s schedule of high school events for winter varsity sports teams in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A, as compiled from schedules provided to HobbsDailyReport. Start times are listed, if available, and girls’ basketball generally starts after JV games are completed, with most tip times in the …

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY WINTER SPORTS SCOREBOARD: Thursday’s results

Published Friday, February 7th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com THURSDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL WINTER VARSITY SPORTS RESULTS Thursday’s results from high school events for winter varsity sports teams in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A, as compiled from schedules provided to HobbsDailyReport. Events that are added and/or have date changes may not be included. STATE DUAL-TEAM WRESTLING TOURNAMENT (Third, fourth rounds) 2A At Fred T. …

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL (game summaries): Lake Norman Charter nips N-C, stays in first place

Published Friday, February 7th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL SUMMARIES Game summaries reported to HobbsDailyReport.com since Friday, Jan. 31 GAMES OF TUESDAY, FEB. 4 SOUTH FORK 2A LAKE NORMAN CHARTER 46, NEWTON-CONOVER 43 LN Charter     15    13   10   8—46 N-C                       7   11    15 10—43 LAKE NORMAN CHARTER 46—Jackson Porter 12, …

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL (game summaries): Freedom reaches 20 wins for 12th straight season

Published Thursday, February 6th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com Game summaries reported to HobbsDailyReport.com since Friday, Jan. 31 HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL SUMMARIES GAMES OF WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5 NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A HICKORY 44, SOUTH CALDWELL 40, OT S. Caldwell     7    13     10   5     5—40 Hickory         10    10      5    1     9—44 SOUTH CALDWELL 40—Propst 6, Miller 5, …

HIGH SCHOOL DUAL-TEAM WRESTLING: Matches at Foard delayed until Friday

Published Thursday, February 6th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON — The next round of the state dual-team wrestling tournament scheduled on Thursday at Fred T. Foard has been postponed by heavy rains. Athletic officials at Foard have reset the third-round matches in the 2A bracket until Friday at 2 p.m. Defending state 2A champion Central Academy meets Foard and Canton Pisgah faces Surry Central in the third …

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY WINTER SPORTS: Thursday’s schedule (updated)

Published Thursday, February 6th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com THURSDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL WINTER VARSITY SPORTS SCHEDULE Thursday’s schedule of high school events for winter varsity sports teams in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A, as compiled from schedules provided to HobbsDailyReport. Start times are listed, if available, and girls’ basketball generally starts after JV games are completed, with most tip times in the 6 …

COMMENTARY: Story’s stories always included his good-natured sense of humor

Published Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

The impact of his work with Catawba County youth went well beyond his contributions to area high school basketball   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – When named head girls’ varsity basketball coach at Bandys High back in 2012, Mark Story’s sense of humor – as it always did – quickly came into play. Asked in an interview what his …

BREAKING NEWS: East Burke hires former Foard head football coach Minor

Published Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com ICARD – East Burke High said Tuesday morning it has hired former Fred T. Foard head football coach Derrick Minor as its varsity football head coach. The decision was announced via a press release from Burke County Public Schools. School boards approve teaching contracts and coaches are assigned by school principals. Katie Moore is principal at …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Maiden to honor 1989-90 boys team at Feb. 14 games

Published Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Team was first for Blue Devils to reach Western Regionals   HobbsDailyReport.com Maiden High will have a 30th anniversary recognition of its 1989-90 varsity boys’ basketball team on Feb. 14. The Blue Devils will play host to Lincolnton on Feb. 14 in a South Fork 2A doubleheader with the 1989-90 team being honored at halftime of the varsity boys’ game. …

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY WINTER SPORTS SCOREBOARD: Monday’s results

Published Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com MONDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL WINTER VARSITY SPORTS RESULTS Results from Monday’s schedule of high school events for winter varsity sports teams in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A for Friday, as compiled from schedules provided to HobbsDailyReport. Events that are added and/or have date changes may not be included. BASKETBALL GIRLS Northwestern 3A-4A Alexander Central 66, …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL: Red Devils have opportunity to win league title

Published Monday, February 3rd, 2020

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HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL: Consistency serves Cavs well in Northwestern Foothills 2A

Published Monday, February 3rd, 2020

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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 …

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY WINTER SPORTS: This week’s schedule

Published Monday, February 3rd, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL WINTER VARSITY SPORTS SCHEDULE This week’s schedule of high school events for winter varsity sports teams in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A, as compiled from schedules provided to HobbsDailyReport. Start times are listed, if available, and girls’ basketball generally starts after JV games are completed, with most tip times in the 6 …

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL: Hickory’s Helms closing in on 450 career wins

Published Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Editor’s note: Information in this story, including research on Barbara Helms’ records, is copyrighted and can’t be reproduced in print, via broadcast or any other means without crediting HobbsDailyReport.com or via a direct waiver of the copyright by HobbsDailyReport.com. To request that waiver, email chobbs001@att.net. By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Hickory High girls’ varsity basketball head coach Barbara Helms …

HIGH SCHOOLS: New principal at Hickory has coached at Crest

Published Thursday, January 30th, 2020

School system indicates it plans to keep ex-principal charged with DWI as an employee   HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Robert Brown, whose career includes coaching at Crest, started his role as interim principal at Hickory High on Thursday. In a press release by the Hickory Public Schools, the system said Brown will serve as principal during the absence of Rebecca Tuttle, …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Little leaving Freedom for job at Wilmington Laney

Published Saturday, January 25th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com WILMINGTON – Luke Little, head football coach at Freedom High the past two seasons, is the new leader at Wilmington Laney. Laney officials announced Friday on Twitter they’ve hired Little to replace Ashaad Yeoman, who coached six seasons at his alma mater (31-38 record). Little — a second generation head coach with stints at South Stanly and Whiteville before …

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Follow Bobby Lutz and Nebraska with this link

Published Thursday, November 28th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com Follow Nebraska basketball and special assistant to the head coach Bobby Lutz, a Catawba County native, with this link to Cornhuskers basketball: https://huskers.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule/2019-20 They are 4-3 with their next game on Dec. 4 in Atlanta against Georgia Tech. Lutz, a 1976 Bandys High graduate and a starting point guard for the Trojans, is a former head coach at Pfeiffer …

A REMINDER: Why and how we do what we do at HobbsDailyReport.com

Published Saturday, September 7th, 2019

  HobbsDailyReport.com DENVER, N.C. — The daily work on HobbsDailyReport.com for the year 2019 — by editor and content coordinator 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 …

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 — by editor and content coordinator Chris Hobbs and Myra Hobbs, owner of the website and its video/graphics coordinator — 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 …