BREAKING NEWS: Catawba County Hall of Fame adds 5; induction set for May 2021

Published Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Selections include former Bandys star Chappell, St. Stephens’ wrestling coach, ex-Hickory standout Willis   HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – The Hickory Metro Sports Commission’s Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame has made five selections for its Class of 2020 but won’t induct the picks until May of 2021. The induction ceremony is delayed because of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) regulations at the local, state …

HIGH SCHOOLS: NCHSAA extends sports suspension until at least May 18

Published Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

No determination yet if state basketball finals will be played   HobbsDailyReport.com CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has suspended athletic events until at least May 18 following an order by Governor Roy Cooper. In a press release, the NCHSAA said Cooper’s executive order closing all public schools in the state through May 15 further …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: N-C’s Cornwell named state’s top girls’ player by coaches’ organization

Published Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

Rutgers signee with more than 2,000 career points and rebounds also leads District 10 team   HobbsDailyReport.com The North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association (NCBCA) has selected Newton-Conover High senior Chyna Cornwell as the state’s top girls’ basketball player in 2020. Cornwell, who averages 26.7 points, 16.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game for the West 2A champions, also won District …

DENVER NUGGETS BASKETBALL: Tryouts delayed until March 30

Published Thursday, March 19th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com DENVER, N.C. – Tryouts for Denver Nuggets Basketball teams have been postponed due to the threats of coronavirus. The tryouts will now be on March 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at East Lincoln High. The tryouts will be for teams of players from seventh-grade to 11th grade. Basketball players in Lincoln and surrounding counties are encouraged to …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Jacobs’ debut as Lenoir-Rhyne head coach set for Sept. 5

Published Thursday, March 19th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Mike Jacobs’ debut as head football coach at Lenoir-Rhyne University will be Sept. 5 at St. Augustine’s. The Bears announced a 2020 schedule this week, and it includes five home games. Jacobs’ home debut comes Sept. 12 in a 6 p.m. game against Virginia Union. He came to LRU after four seasons at head coach at Notre …

CATAWBA COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME: Class to be announced soon but no induction ceremony this year

Published Thursday, March 19th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – The induction ceremony for the Class of 2020 for the Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame has been cancelled. The class is expected to announced early next week – as well as a Team of Distinction for 2020 – but induction will come in May of 2021, Ju Ju Phillips, chairman of the Hall of Fame committee, …

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Sealey resigns as Lenoir-Rhyne women’s head coach

Published Thursday, March 19th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University has announced Cameron Sealey, its head women’s basketball coach, won’t return next season. An LRU press release said Sealey, head coach since 2017, resigned effective immediately. “I want to thank Lenoir-Rhyne University for the opportunity to lead the women’s basketball program, and wish Lenoir-Rhyne University success in the future,” Sealey said in that press release. …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: Boys golf schedules (originals)

Published Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com BOYS GOLF SCHEDULES Note: Dates are from the conference schedules as originally released. CORONAVIRUS The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has suspended spring sports from March 14 until at least April 6 due to the coronavirus. Schedules posted are the original playing dates as released by a conference and subject to change. The South Fork 2A announced …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: Track and field schedules (originals)

Published Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com TRACK AND FIELD SCHEDULES Note: Dates are from the conference schedules as originally released. CORONAVIRUS The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has suspended spring sports from March 14 until at least April 6 due to the coronavirus. Schedules posted are the original playing dates as released by a conference and subject to change. The South Fork 2A …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: Northwestern 3A-4A boys tennis schedule (original)

Published Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A BOYS TENNIS SCHEDULE Note: Dates are from the conference schedules as originally released. CORONAVIRUS The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has suspended spring sports from March 14 until at least April 6 due to the coronavirus. Schedules posted are the original playing dates as released by a conference and subject to change. The Northwestern 3A-4A …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: Northwestern Foothills 2A boys tennis schedule (original)

Published Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A BOYS TENNIS SCHEDULE Note: Dates are from the conference schedules as originally released. CORONAVIRUS The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has suspended spring sports from March 14 until at least April 6 due to the coronavirus. Schedules posted are the original playing dates as released by a conference and subject to change. The Northwestern …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: South Fork 2A boys tennis schedule (original)

Published Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com SOUTH FORK 2A BOYS TENNIS SCHEDULE Note: Dates are from the conference schedules as originally released. CORONAVIRUS The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has suspended spring sports from March 14 until at least April 6 due to the coronavirus. Schedules posted are the original playing dates as released by a conference and subject to change. The South …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: Northwestern 3A-4A girls soccer schedule (original)

Published Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A GIRLS SOCCER SCHEDULE Note: Dates are from the conference schedules as originally released. CORONAVIRUS The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has suspended spring sports from March 14 until at least April 6 due to the coronavirus. Schedules posted are the original playing dates as released by a conference and subject to change. The Northwestern 3A-4A …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: Northwestern Foothills 2A girls soccer schedule (original)

Published Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A GIRLS SOCCER SCHEDULE Note: Dates are from the conference schedules as originally released. CORONAVIRUS The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has suspended spring sports from March 14 until at least April 6 due to the coronavirus. Schedules posted are the original playing dates as released by a conference and subject to change. The Northwestern …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: South Fork 2A girls soccer schedule (original)

Published Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com SOUTH FORK 2A GIRLS SOCCER SCHEDULE Note: Dates are from the conference schedules as originally released. CORONAVIRUS The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has suspended spring sports from March 14 until at least April 6 due to the coronavirus. Schedules posted are the original playing dates as released by a conference and subject to change. The South …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: Northwestern 3A-4A softball schedule (original)

Published Monday, March 16th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A SOFTBALL SCHEDULE Note: Dates are from the conference schedules as originally released. CORONAVIRUS The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has suspended spring sports from March 14 until at least April 6 due to the coronavirus. Schedules posted are the original playing dates as released by a conference and subject to change. The Northwestern 3A-4A has …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: Northwestern Foothills 2A softball schedule (original)

Published Monday, March 16th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A SOFTBALL SCHEDULE Note: Dates are from the conference schedules as originally released. CORONAVIRUS The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has suspended spring sports from March 14 until at least April 6 due to the coronavirus. Schedules posted are the original playing dates as released by a conference and subject to change. The Northwestern Foothills …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: South Fork 2A softball schedule (original)

Published Monday, March 16th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com SOUTH FORK 2A SOFTBALL SCHEDULE Note: Dates are from the conference schedules as originally released. CORONAVIRUS The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has suspended spring sports from March 14 until at least April 6 due to the coronavirus. Schedules posted are the original playing dates as released by a conference and subject to change. The South Fork …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: Northwestern 3A-4A baseball schedule (original)

Published Monday, March 16th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A BASEBALL SCHEDULE Note: Dates are from the conference schedules as originally released. CORONAVIRUS The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has suspended spring sports from March 14 until at least April 6 due to the coronavirus. Schedules posted are the original playing dates as released by a conference and subject to change. The Northwestern 3A-4A has …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: Northwestern Foothills 2A baseball schedule (original)

Published Monday, March 16th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A BASEBALL SCHEDULE Note: Dates are from the conference schedules as originally released. CORONAVIRUS The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has suspended spring sports from March 14 until at least April 6 due to the coronavirus. Schedules posted are the original playing dates as released by a conference and subject to change. The Northwestern Foothills …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: South Fork 2A baseball schedule (original)

Published Monday, March 16th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com SOUTH FORK 2A BASEBALL SCHEDULE Note: Dates are from the conference schedules as originally released. CORONAVIRUS The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has suspended spring sports from March 14 until at least April 6 due to the coronavirus. Schedules posted are the original playing dates as released by a conference and subject to change. The South Fork …

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Huskers win 7 games in Lutz’s first season at Nebraska

Published Sunday, March 15th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com LINCOLN, Neb. – The first season for Catawba County native Bobby Lutz as a special assistant at Nebraska was a tough one. The Cornhuskers finished 7-25 overall, losing their final 17 games, and went 2-18 in the Big Ten. Indiana beat Nebraska in the opening round of the Big Ten tournament before the NCAA called off the rest of …

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BASEBALL: Final standings, 2019 season

Published Sunday, March 15th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL STANDINGS (Final 2019) SOUTH FORK 2A                                                                               Conf.                      All                 Streak *N. Lincoln                                                     11-3       …

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BASEBALL: Standings through Saturday, March 14

Published Sunday, March 15th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BASEBALL STANDINGS (through Saturday, March 14) Note: Due to the coronavirus, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has postponed all spring sports until April 6 or later. SOUTH FORK 2A                                                 …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: South Fork 2A reworking spring schedules

Published Saturday, March 14th, 2020

Changes to be released soon, but more may have to be made in future as well   HobbsDailyReport.com MAIDEN – The South Fork 2A’s athletic directors met Friday morning in Maiden and made adjustments and revisions to the spring sports schedule that will be released next week. The meeting came after the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) announced …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: Thursday, Friday scores

Published Saturday, March 14th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS VARSITY RESULTS Note: The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has suspended spring sports in the state from March 14 through April 6 — including all practices and workout sessions — and will continue to monitor developments related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Results from Friday and Thursday schedules of high school events for spring …

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: State basketball championships off, springs sports to take a break

Published Thursday, March 12th, 2020

No spring sports workouts, practices or games after Friday and until at least April 6   HobbsDailyReport.com CHAPEL HILL – The state high school basketball championship games are postponed indefinitely, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) announced on Thursday. The decision is due to the threat from COVID-19, and the NCHSAA Board of Director also voted that no …

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: NCHSAA’s Tucker releases statement on COVID-19

Published Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com CHAPEL HILL – North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Commissioner Que Tucker has released this statement regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19): Be assured that the NCHSAA is monitoring the latest information.  Currently, we are planning for the State Basketball Championships, while the spring sports season is underway.  At this time, there are no plans to cancel or suspend any sports. …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: Maiden’s James, Sipe combine to no-hit Red Devils

Published Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Correction: The original post of this story gave a wrong last name for one of the Maiden pitchers, Dalton James. HobbsDailyReport.com apologizes for that error.   HobbsDailyReport.com Maiden High remained unbeaten on Wednesday in baseball, opening the South Fork 2A schedule with a 10-0, no-hit victory over Newton-Conover on the road. Junior left-hander Dalton James and senior right-hander Bain Sipe …

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. Owner Myra Hobbs and editor/content coordinator Chris Hobbs are 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …