SOUTH FORK 2A BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: First round on Wednesday, remaining pairings TBA

HobbsDailyReport.com Bad weather on Tuesday and the threat for more of it have caused the South Fork 2A to delay the start of its basketball tournaments and re-huddle on Wednesday morning to look at playing date and game location options. Butch Parker, the league’s executive secretary, said via email that all eight first-round tournament games – four girls, four boys …

HS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS: All first-round South Fork 2A games postponed

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS HobbsDailyReport.com SOUTH FORK 2A Note: All semifinal and final locations, game dates and game times subject to change… decisions expected on that on Wednesday. GIRLS Tuesdays’ first round (all postponed until Wednesday) No. 8 W. Lincoln (5-19) at No. 1 Newton-Conover (20-4), 6 p.m. No. 5 N. Lincoln (13-9) at No. 4 Maiden (8-16), 6 …

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Heading into Sophomore Night, CVCC alone atop Region X standings

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – This year’s Sophomore Night could be big for the Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) women’s basketball team. The Red Hawks (21-3, 15-1 Region X) will put a 13-game win streak on the line on Thursday night in a 6 p.m. game against Louisburg College at the Tarlton Complex. CVCC is fresh off a significant win in a …

MEN’S COLLEGE GOLF: Lenoir-Rhyne 14th after opening rounds at Newberry

HobbsDailyReport.com NEWBERRY, S.C. – After two rounds on Monday to open the season, Lenoir-Rhyne University’s men are 14th heading into the final round of the Newberry College Invitational. The Bears shot 601 and are ahead of only two teams in the standings, with Florida Southern leading at 568. LRU’s Matthew Raybould (73-72—145)  is tied for No. 12 in the player rankings. A …

MONDAY’S CONFERENCE TOURNEY SUMMARIES: Freedom boys score 38 in first quarter, roll past Spartans

HobbsDailyReport.com MONDAY’S CONFERENCE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SUMMARIES   NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A BOYS No. 1 FREEDOM 95, No. 8 SOUTH CALDWELL 40 S. Caldwell      7      18     12        3—40 Freedom        38     18     26     13—95 SOUTH CALDWELL 40 (incomplete)—Justin Eggers 10, Ramsey 6, Kirby 2, Raynor 6, Collins 6, Seagle 2, Hadschin 4, Kincaid 3. FREEDOM 95—Jakari Dula 23, Fletcher …

HS BASKETBALL CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS: Both top-seeded Freedom teams advance

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS   HobbsDailyReport.com SOUTH FORK 2A GIRLS Tuesdays’ first round No. 8 W. Lincoln (5-19) at No. 1 Newton-Conover (20-4), 6 p.m. No. 5 N. Lincoln (13-9) at No. 4 Maiden (8-16), 6 p.m. No. 7 Lake Norman Charter (8-13) at No. 2 Bandys (14-7), 7 p.m. No. 6 E. Lincoln (7-16) at No. 3 Lincolnton …

STATE GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: Some No. 2 seeds still up for grabs

Special playoff games could ultimately be needed in all 3 local leagues   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com As the area’s conference basketball tournaments begin on Monday night, there are two ties that have not been clearly broken regarding the state playoffs. At least one published report incorrectly says the Patton girls (Northwestern Foothills 2A) and Bandys girls (South Fork 2A) …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: Next week’s schedule

HobbsDailyReport.com NEXT WEEK’S HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS SCHEDULE Varsity sprint sports events scheduled next week by schools in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A, compiled from schedules provided by the schools, with starting times (if available). Games added or dropped since the schedules have been released may not be included and schools sometimes trade home playing …

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Bandys’ Harvey in camp with Baltimore Orioles

Former first-round pick on 40-man roster, working out in Sarasota, Fla.   HobbsDailyReport.com SARASOTA, Fla. – Former Bandys High ace Hunter Harvey, who is on the Baltimore Orioles’ 40-man roster, is in spring training and ready to see where the next baseball season takes him. Harvey, 24 and a first-round draft pick in 2013, has battled injuries for several years …

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER: Early previews, first week’s schedule

HobbsDailyReport.com When the season begins, HobbsDailyReport.com will again lead coverage of high school girls’ soccer in the Greater Hickory area, providing results from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A’s 23 schools. As we did last season, we’ll provide a weekly and daily schedule of matches from the three conferences, have scores from the matches as soon …

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Early preview, schedule of first week’s games

HobbsDailyReport.com When the season begins, HobbsDailyReport.com will again lead coverage of high school softball in the Greater Hickory area, providing results from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A’s 23 schools. As we did last season, we’ll provide a weekly and daily schedule of games from the three conferences, have scores from the games as soon as …

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Early preview, schedule of first week’s games

Season opens Monday; conference openers are set for March 5   HobbsDailyReport.com When the season begins, HobbsDailyReport.com will again lead coverage of high school baseball in the Greater Hickory area, providing results from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A’s 23 schools. As we did last season, we’ll provide a weekly and daily schedule of games from …

BREAKING FOOTBALL NEWS: Lenoir-Rhyne lands record-breaking RB from Bandys

Ethan Howard, saying he can tell exactly what his next step should be, picks Bears over Wingate   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Ethan Howard’s on-field sense that something felt right — an innate ability that helped him become the greatest rusher in Bandys High football history – also kicked in when he made a big off-field decision. Faced …

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

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 …