HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER PLAYOFFS: Tuesday’s semifinal results, pairings for state championships

Published Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

    HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER STATE PLAYOFF PAIRINGS 2A Saturday’s state championship No. 5 Dixon (24-1-1) vs. No. 1 E. LINCOLN (27-0-0), times/details TBA Tuesday’s state semifinal results West No. 1 E. LINCOLN 5, No. 2 HIBRITEN 1 East No. 5 Dixon 3, No. 3 First Flight 2 Fourth round results West No. 1 E. LINCOLN 6, No. …

HIGH SCHOOLS: Wednesday’s winter sports varsity schedule

Published Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

      HobbsDailyReport.com WEDNESDAY’S WINTER VARSITY SPORTS Schedule of high school events for winter varsity sports teams in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A for Wednesday, as compiled from schedules provided to HobbsDailyReport. These varsity wrestling teams may not yet be included – North Lincoln, Draughn, Patton, West Caldwell, West Iredell, Freedom, Hickory and McDowell …

HIGH SCHOOLS: This week’s schedule for winter varsity sports

Published Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

    HobbsDailyReport.com THIS WEEK’S WINTER VARSITY SPORTS Schedule of high school events for winter varsity sports teams in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A for this week, as compiled from schedules provided to HobbsDailyReport. These varsity wrestling teams may not yet be included – North Lincoln, Draughn, Patton, West Caldwell, West Iredell, Freedom, Hickory and …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STANDINGS: Through first round of playoffs

Published Saturday, November 16th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com VARSITY FOOTBALL STANDINGS (Through first round of state playoffs) SOUTH FORK 2A                                                                     Conf.                      All                     PF           PA N. Lincoln                                                   …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Friday’s first-round playoff results, second round pairings

Published Saturday, November 16th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PAIRINGS NEXT FRIDAY’S SECOND ROUND GAMES WEST 2A No. 7 NEWTON-CONOVER (8-4) at No. 2 Reidsville (11-1), 7:30 p.m. WEST 2AA No. 8 MAIDEN (9-3) at No. 1 Shelby (10-1), 7:30 p.m. No. 13 South Point (6-6) at No. 12 W. LINCOLN (9-3), 7:30 p.m. No. 6 Burns (9-3) at No. 3 HIBRITEN (11-1), 7:30 p.m. …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER: East Lincoln downs N-C 7-1, stays undefeated

Published Thursday, November 14th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com Logan Gilley scored four goals — with his second his 50th of the season and 100th of his career – as top-seeded East Lincoln assured there will be a new West 2A boys’ soccer champion. Gilley led the Mustangs to a 7-1 home victory over South Fork 2A rival Newton-Conover on Wednesday night at East Lincoln. It was the …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER: Wednesday’s third round pairings

Published Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER STATE PLAYOFF PAIRINGS Note: The winners of the first two matches listed in each class meet in the next round at highest seed, winners of second two also meet, etc…. For complete 1A pairings and East pairings in 2A, 3A and 4A visit www.nchsaa.org: 2A WEST Wednesday’s third round pairings No. 8 NEWTON-CONOVER (19-3-1) at …

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Foard sweeps, brings home state title for seventh time

Published Saturday, November 9th, 2019

Tigers finish 31-1, capture 2A title by dominating Ayden-Grifton   HobbsDailyReport.com FAYETTEVILLE – Make that 7-for-7 for Fred T. Foard High’s volleyball program. The Tigers won their seventh state title — this time winning 2A with a 3-0 victory over Ayden-Grifton on Saturday at Fayetteville State University on Saturday – to add to their other six state championships. Foard (31-1), …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: NY Times story on future of game includes look at Maiden

Published Saturday, November 9th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com What is the future for high school football? The New York Times addresses that question in an interesting story in which it includes how the game’s decline of players/interest has impacted our own Biggest Little Football Town In The World. If the game — and interest in it — in falling in the small communities like Maiden, it does …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Final first-round pairings for state playoffs

Published Saturday, November 9th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PAIRINGS (FINAL) Note: These changes were made from the preliminary brackets released earlier — Newton-Conover from No. 8 to No. 7… and Chase became No. 6, changing opponents for the Red Devils (from No. 9 Black Mountain Owen) and the Wildcats (from at No. 6 Eastern Randolph). All games at 7:30 p.m. on Friday WEST 2A …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Friday’s varsity results

Published Friday, November 8th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com FRIDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY FOOTBALL FINALS South Fork 2A Maiden 49, Lincolnton 16 Newton-Conover 42, E. Lincoln 21 N. Lincoln 50, Bandys 13 W. Lincoln 56, Lake Norman Charter 12 Northwestern Foothills 2A Bunker Hill 34, W. Caldwell 13 Draughn 38, E. Burke 7 Hibriten 52, Patton 0 W. Iredell 29, Fred T. Foard 14 Northwestern 3A-4A Alexander Central …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Previews of tonight’s Week 12 games

Published Friday, November 8th, 2019

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( all statistics are unofficial): SOUTH FORK 2A NORTH LINCOLN (9-1, 6-0) at BANDYS (5-5, 2-4), 7:30 p.m. The Knights have already locked up the South Fork 2A championship as they head to Butler Stadium with …

HIGH SCHOOLS: Bandys’ Laney named Player of Year in South Fork 2A girls tennis

Published Friday, November 8th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com Toni Laney of Bandys High has been named the Most Valuable Player in South Fork 2A girls’ tennis and Maiden’s Becky Godfrey won Coach of the Year. In voting by league head coaches, Laney was the MVP and also the Trojans’ only all-conference pick. Godfrey guided the Blue Devils to a 6-1 league record, tying Lake Norman Charter for …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Thursday’s JV scores

Published Friday, November 8th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com THURSDAY’S JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL RESULTS South Fork 2A E. Lincoln 48, Newton-Conover 18 Maiden 40, Lincolnton 16 N. Lincoln 26, Bandys 14 W. Lincoln at Lake Norman Charter Northwestern Foothills 2A Bunker Hill 24, W. Caldwell 8 Hibriten 49, Patton 0 W. Iredell 42, Fred T. Foard 20 Northwestern 3A-4A Alexander Central 30, S. Caldwell 0 Freedom 8, McDowell …

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: West 2A champ Foard plays Saturday for state title

Published Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com STATE VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFFS Saturday’s state championship schedule (Fayetteville State University) 1A: No. 2 Falls Academy (26-43) vs. No. 2 E. Surry (28-3), 5 p.m. 2A: No. 3 Ayden-Grifton (22-5) vs. No. 1 FRED T. FOARD (31-1), 7:30 p.m. 3A: No. 1 Chapel Hill (26-1) vs. No. 2 W. Henderson (30-6), noon 4A: No. 2 Green Hope (26-2) vs. No. …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: JV scores, standings, Thursday’s games

Published Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL STANDINGS (through games of Oct. 31) SOUTH FORK 2A                                          Conf.                       All Bandys                              6-0                 9-0 N. Lincoln                     6-0                 9-0 …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Monday’s results

Published Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com MONDAY’S FOOTBALL RESULTS VARSITY Northwestern Foothills 2A Fred T. Foard 28, E. Burke 21 JUNIOR VARSITY South Fork 2A Bandys 12, Lake Norman Charter 7 E. Lincoln 14, W. Lincoln 12 Maiden 22, Newton-Conover 8 N. Lincoln 33, Lincolnton 14 Northwestern Foothills 2A W. Caldwell 33, Draughn 12 Northwestern 3A-4A Alexander Central 36, Hickory 14 S. Caldwell 22, St. …

NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A: Patton wins in 2 OTs, snaps Bunker Hill’s win streak at 4

Published Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A ROUNDUP Hibriten shuts out West Iredell, wins conference championship   Bryson Ratliff and Weston Fleming made Senior Night special for Patton High on Friday night. Ratliff scored on a 4-yard run in the second overtime and Fleming converted on a two-point run that lifted the Panthers past visiting Bunker Hill 36-35 in Northwestern Foothills 2A football. Patton …

SOUTH FORK 2A: Maiden goes for 2 to win over N-C in second OT

Published Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

SOUTH FORK 2A ROUNDUP North Lincoln rolls past Lincolnton, wraps up conference title   HobbsDailyReport.com Running back Amarion Craig was the hero for Maiden High on Friday night as it beat visiting Newton-Conover 29-28 in two overtimes, scoring both overtime touchdowns and the game-winning two-point conversion. Craig’s three-score game – he also had a 3-yard TD run in the first …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Friday’s varsity final scores

Published Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com FRIDAY’S VARSITY FOOTBALL FINAL SCORES South Fork 2A Bandys 48, Lake Norman Charter 0 E. Lincoln 63, W Lincoln 35 Maiden 29, Newton-Conover 28, 2 OTs N. Lincoln 49, Lincolnton 7 Northwestern Foothills 2A Draughn 48, W. Caldwell 13 Fred T. Foard at E. Burke, ppd., Monday, 7:30 p.m. Hibriten 37, W. Iredell 0 Patton 36, Bunker Hill 35, …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Previews of tonight’s Week 11 games

Published Friday, November 1st, 2019

Red Devils visit Maiden for 50th game of storied series between Catawba County rivals   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. All statistical references are unofficial: SOUTH FORK 2A NEWTON-CONOVER (6-3, 4-1) at MAIDEN (6-3, 3-2), 7:30 p.m.   The Red …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: JV results, standings, schedule

Published Friday, November 1st, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL STANDINGS (through games of Oct. 31) SOUTH FORK 2A                                          Conf.                       All Bandys                              5-0                 8-0 N. Lincoln                     5-0                 8-0 …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER: Wednesday’s results, final regular season standings

Published Thursday, October 31st, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER STANDINGS (Conference matches only) SOUTH FORK 2A (Final regular season) E. Lincoln                                      14-0-0 Newton-Conover                         12-2-0 Lincolnton                      …

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL: Red Devils’ Cornwell says she will play at Rutgers next

Published Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON – Chyna Cornwell, who cleared 1,000 career points and rebounds last season as a junior at Newton-Conover High, has made a verbal commitment to Rutgers University. Cornwell, who at 6-foot-3 has the athleticism to play small or big forward, had a dominating junior season for the Red Devils, averaging 28.3 points and 20.5 rebounds per game for a …

SOUTH FORK 2A: Knights drill Red Devils, take over first place in title chase

Published Saturday, October 26th, 2019

SOUTH FORK 2A ROUNDUP West Lincoln snaps long losing streak against Bandys; Lincolnton, Maiden grab victories in closing seconds   HobbsDailyReport.com Nick Bazzle got a double treat in a bittersweet outing on Friday night for his first-place North Lincoln High football team. With many of his players from Newton-Conover’s 2008 state 2A title team there to watch, Bazzle guided North …

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A: Watauga hammers McDowell, gains at least share of conference title

Published Saturday, October 26th, 2019

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A ROUNDUP Hickory beats South Caldwell, is tied for second place with Freedom HobbsDailyReport.com Watauga High hasn’t done many things this football season without a take-care-of-business outlook. Faced with a chance to secure at least a share of the Northwestern 3A-4A title on Friday night in Marion here’s how the Pioneers addressed the situation in a 62-14 victory: — …

NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A: Bears’ streak grows to 4; Hibriten moves closer to league title

Published Saturday, October 26th, 2019

NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A ROUNDUP   HobbsDailyReport.com Bunker Hill High’s sudden run of grabbing wins and climbing in the conference football standings continued on Friday night in Claremont. The Bears (5-4, 4-1) ran their win streak to four games, surviving two fourth-quarter scores by visiting West Iredell to win 17-13. Bunker Hill, coached by Patrick Clark, is in second place in …

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL: Super Saturday schedule set for Nov. 9 at Freedom

Published Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com MORGANTON – Freedom High’s annual Super Saturday is scheduled on Nov. 9, featuring 24 varsity girls’ basketball teams and some of the top squads from several states. The games will begin at 8:30 a.m. and be played at Freedom’s main and auxiliary gym and at the gym of Table Rock Middle School. The final games tip at 5:40 p.m. …

NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A: West Caldwell nips Foard, snaps 21-game losing streak

Published Monday, October 21st, 2019

NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A ROUNDUP Bunker Hill runs win streak to 3 games; Hibriten takes over sole possession of first place   HobbsDailyReport.com Mike Biggerstaff, who came back for a second tenure as head football coach at West Caldwell High because he said he wants the sport to be important there again, has his 76th victory guiding the Warriors. West Caldwell …

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Published Monday, September 23rd, 2019

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER PLAYOFFS: Hibriten, E. Lincoln battle for West 2A title

Published Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER STATE PLAYOFF PAIRINGS Note: The winners of the first two matches listed in each class meet in the next round at highest seed, winners of second two also meet, etc…. For complete 1A pairings and East pairings in 2A, 3A and 4A visit www.nchsaa.org: 2A Tuesday’s state semifinals West No. 2 HIBRITEN (25-1-2) at No. …