COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Bears score 28 unanswered points, run win streak to 12

Published Sunday, September 15th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com RICHMOND, Va. – Lenoir-Rhyne University scored 28 consecutive points on Saturday to run its football win streak to 12 games by beating Virginia Union 28-11 on the road. Dareke Young, a 6-foot-3, 215 pound junior running back from Raleigh, scored a career-high three touchdowns – two rushing and one receiving – to lead LRU (2-0). LRU returns home to …

SOUTH FORK 2A: Bridges leads unbeaten West Lincoln as it hammers Foard

Published Saturday, September 14th, 2019

SOUTH FORK 2A ROUNDUP Ethan Rhodes throws for 5 TDs as Maiden pounds St. Stephens   HobbsDailyReport.com Cannon Bridges led visiting West Lincoln High on both sides of the ball Friday night as the Rebels remained unbeaten by routing Fred T. Foard 41-7, winning the Battle of Hog Hill for the fourth time in five seasons. Bridges ran 27 times …

NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A: Bunker Hill stuns Bandys, gains first win of season

Published Saturday, September 14th, 2019

NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A ROUNDUP Bears snap Trojans’ 10-game home win streak with 12-9 victory   HobbsDailyReport.com Bunker Hill High, playing as an underdog, bit Bandys on Friday night by stunning the Trojans 12-9 in Butler Stadium. The win, the third for Patrick Clark as head coach of the Bears (1-3), snapped Bandys’ 10-game win home streak. It was the first …

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A: Watauga cruises but Satterfield leaves game with injury

Published Saturday, September 14th, 2019

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A ROUNDUP Alexander Central rolls past South Iredell, improves to 3-1   HobbsDailyReport.com Watauga High cruised to another football win on Friday night – beating visiting Wilkes Central 59-6 – but the Pioneers could end up with star running back Bryce Satterfield sidelined. WATA Radio, which broadcast Watauga games, reported Satterfield left the game in the second quarter with …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: JV standings, this week’s games

Published Saturday, September 14th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL STANDINGS (through games of Sept. 12) SOUTH FORK 2A                                            Conf.               All Bandys                              0-0                 3-0 E. Lincoln                        0-0                 1-1 LN Charter                     0-0                 1-1 Lincolnton                      0-0                 0-3 Maiden                           0-0                  3-0 N-Conover                     0-0                 2-0 N. Lincoln                     0-0                 2-0 W. Lincoln                    0-0                 3-0 Thursday’s results Bandys 30, …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Varsity standings through Friday, Week 5 schedule

Published Saturday, September 14th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com VARSITY FOOTBALL STANDINGS (through games of Sept. 13) SOUTH FORK 2A                                                                               Conf.                    All                     PF           PA Bandys                                                             0-0                            3-1                106             58 E. Lincoln                                                        0-0                            3-0                 102             …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Friday’s scores

Published Saturday, September 14th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com FRIDAY’S VARSITY FOOTBALL RESULTS Alexander Central 48, S. Iredell 7 Bunker Hill 12, Bandys 9 Draughn 61, Cherryville 0 E. Lincoln 41, N. Gaston 21 Freedom at Patton, ppd., Monday, 7 p.m. Hendersonville 38, Newton-Conover 31 Hunter Huss 33, Hickory 7 Lake Norman Charter 42, Highland Tech 27 Lincolnton 14, E. Gaston 3 Maiden 41, St. Stephens 14 Mitchell …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Previews for Friday’s Week 4 varsity games

Published Friday, September 13th, 2019

Bandys battles Bunker Hill, chases  11th straight home victory   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com A brief look at Friday’s varsity football games involving teams from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A: BUNKER HILL (0-3) at BANDYS (3-0), 7:30 p.m. The Trojans go for their 11th straight home victory when they battle the Bears for the 52nd …

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD: Thursday’s JV football, other varsity sports results

Published Friday, September 13th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com THURSDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS Thursday’s results from JV football and other varsity sports of events played 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 are included, and they are from original schedules. Events that are …

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Harvey not worried by bicep soreness, expects to pitch more

Published Thursday, September 12th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com BALTIMORE – Hunter Harvey hasn’t pitched for the Baltimore Orioles since Sept. 2 but says he is fine – just some normal soreness that goes with pitching – and he’s ready to close the major league baseball season strong. Harvey, a former Bandys High star who was a first-round draft pick by Baltimore in 2013, has experienced some bicep …

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Varsity standings through Wednesday

Published Thursday, September 12th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL STANDINGS (conference matches only, through Sept. 11) SOUTH FORK 2A E. Lincoln 3-0 Maiden 3-0 Bandys 2-1 Newton-Conover 2-1 Lake Norman Charter 1-2 N. Lincoln 1-2 Lincolnton 0-3 W. Lincoln 0-3 Tuesday’s results Bandys 3, Lincolnton 0 E. Lincoln 3, N. Lincoln 0 Maiden 3, Lake Norman Charter 1 Newton-Conover 3, W. Lincoln 1 Thursday’s matches …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: JV standings, Thursday’s games

Published Thursday, September 12th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL STANDINGS (through games of Sept. 5) SOUTH FORK 2A                                            Conf.               All Bandys                              0-0                 2-0 E. Lincoln                        0-0                 1-1 LN Charter                     0-0                 1-1 Lincolnton                      0-0                 0-2 Maiden                           0-0                  2-0 N-Conover                     0-0                 2-0 N. Lincoln                     0-0                 2-0 W. Lincoln                    0-0                 2-0 Thursday’s games Bandys at …

HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE: Thursday’s varsity events

Published Thursday, September 12th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com THURSDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE Thursday’s schedule of high school athletic events – other than junior 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 are included, and …

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD: Wednesday’s varsity results

Published Thursday, September 12th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com WEDNESDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS Results from Wednesday’s schedule of high school athletic events of 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 are included, and they are from original schedules. Events that are postponed by weather …

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Foard wins all singles, downs St. Stephens

Published Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS SUMMARIES TUESDAY FRED T FOARD 6, ST. STEPHENS 3 Singles: Alexis Woglemuth (F) d. Natalie Harper 6-0, 6-0; Claire Boger (F) d. Kate Starr 6-0, 6-1; Hannah Cummings (F) d. Sophie Hainor 6-2, 6-3; Adia Livert (F) d. Klaire Starr 6-0, 6-2; Maddie Gee (F) d. Zoey Boston 6-4, 6-3; Tori Lutz (F) d. Chloe …

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

Published Monday, September 9th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com THIS WEEK’S HIGH SCHOOL 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 …

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Lutz preparing for first season on Nebraska staff

Published Sunday, September 8th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com LINCOLN, Nebraska – The new college basketball season is not that far away nor is a new gig for Catawba County native Bobby Lutz. Lutz, a 1976 Bandys High graduate who helped coach the Trojans varsity and was later head coach of the Bunker Hill boys before heading into college coaching, is a special assistant to Nebraska head coach …

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 …

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Crawdads open SAL title series with 2 home games

Published Saturday, September 7th, 2019

Game 1 against Lexington (Ky.) Legends is Monday at 7 p.m.   HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – The Hickory Crawdads will play for the South Atlantic League (SAL) Championship this week, opening a best-of-5 baseball series against Lexington (Ky.) on Monday at L.P. Frans Stadium. Game 1 starts at 7 p.m. and Game 2 on Tuesday is also at 7 p.m. The …

NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A: Draughn wipes out early deficit, trips Foard 55-52

Published Saturday, September 7th, 2019

NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A ROUNDUP Wildcats survive 315 yards rushing by Foard’s Corey Siemer to take league lead   HobbsDailyReport.com Down by 10 points early, Draughn High still hung with Fred T. Foard on Friday night and came back to beat the host Tigers 55-52 in the opening varsity football game of the Northwestern Foothills 2A schedule for both teams. In …

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A: Birchfield leads Freedom to another Fat Friday victory

Published Saturday, September 7th, 2019

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A ROUNDUP Kick by Patton sophomore only score in McDowell’s 3-0 loss   HobbsDailyReport.com Riding another big game by quarterback Jayden Birchfield, Freedom High overwhelmed visiting East Burke on Friday night in varsity football. The Patriots won 56-7, picking up another Fat Friday win, and improved to 2-1 as Birchfield threw for 221 yards and four touchdowns and ran …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Varsity standings through Week 3 games, Week 4 schedule

Published Saturday, September 7th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com VARSITY FOOTBALL STANDINGS (through games of Sept. 6) SOUTH FORK 2A                                                                               Conf.                    All                     PF           PA Bandys                                                             0-0                            3-0                97             46 E. Lincoln                                                        0-0                            2-0                  61             …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Friday’s varsity results

Published Saturday, September 7th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com FRIDAY’S VARSITY FOOTBALL RESULTS (finals) Northwestern Foothills 2A Draughn 55, Fred T. Foard 52 Others Bandys 34, S. Caldwell 24 E. Lincoln 20, Ashbrook 7 Freedom 56, E. Burke 7 Hibriten 36, Ashe County 18 Lincolnton 32, N. Gaston 14 Maiden 40, Bunker Hill 13 Newton-Conover 31, Hickory 6 N. Lincoln 51, W. Caldwell 7 Patton 3, McDowell 0 …

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Hickory hands defending state 2A soccer champ N-C first loss

Published Friday, September 6th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com Hickory High handed defending state 2A champion Newton-Conover its first boys’ soccer loss of the season on Thursday night, shutting out the Red Devils 3-0 in Hickory. Jose Vallecillos, Carter Holt and Patrick Cecatto scored the goals for Hickory (4-2-2). Cecatto had two assists and Jeremiah Bush added one and Peyton Winkler was in goal for the Red Tornadoes. …

GOLDEN HELMET AWARD: St. Stephens’ Lee winner for Week 2 games

Published Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON – St. Stephens senior wide receiver Zach Lee is the Oldies 101.3 FM WNNC Coca-Cola Golden Helmet Award winner for the second week of the high school football season. Lee’s selection was announced Tuesday morning by the radio station. He sparked the Indians’ first win of the season on Friday night – 21-13 at Bunker Hill – by …

COMMENTARY: Fans, parents should chill out and enjoy the games

Published Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

The main thing needed at N.C. prep events: Improved adult behavior   HobbsDailyReport.com Commentary by Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFSHA) and Que Tucker, Commissioner of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA): Inappropriate adult behavior at high school athletic events in North Carolina and across our country has reached epidemic …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Friday’s varsity final scores

Published Friday, August 30th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com FRIDAY’S VARSITY FOOTBALL RESULTS Alexander Central 28, Wilkes Central 12 Bandys 27, Fred T. Foard 7 E. Lincoln 41, E. Rowan 20 Freedom 60, Draughn 14 Hibriten 42, Hickory 12 McDowell 41, E. Burke 28 N. Lincoln 57, E. Rutherford 21 N. Wilkes 52, W. Caldwell 14 Pine Lake Prep 20, Lake Norman Charter 14, OT R-S Central 41, …

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS: Foard beats Alex Central, St. Stephens

Published Friday, August 30th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS SUMMARIES THURSDAY EAST BURKE 5, NEWTON-CONOVER 3 Singles: Alexa Allison(N-C) d. Erin Carico 6-1, 6-1; Paige Houston (EB) d. Anna Grace Hinshaw 6-3, 6-1 (10-4); Emily Rector (EB) d. Maddie Barrymore 6-4, 6-2; Zoie Smith (EB) d. Keira Hirons 6-4, 7-6 (7-2); Jaden Ramsey (EB) d. Kylee Spizzo 6-2, 6-1; Taylor Bostain (EB) d Stacey …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Previews for Friday night’s games

Published Friday, August 30th, 2019

Bandys battles Foard at Butler Stadium, seeks 10th straight home win   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com A brief look at Friday’s varsity football games involving teams from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A: FRED T. FOARD (0-1) at BANDYS (1-0), 7:30 p.m. The Tigers, coming off a 48-24 loss at home against Maiden in head coach …

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD: Thursday’s JV football, other varsity sports results

Published Friday, August 30th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com THURSDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS Results from Thursday’s high athletic events 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 are included, and they are from original schedules. Events that are postponed by weather or that …

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. unless otherwise noted)   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 …

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. unless otherwise noted)  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 …

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 …