Bandys High School Sports

  • HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Trojans’ Spencer signs to play for Sewanee (photo)- HobbsDailyReport.com
  • HIGH SCHOOLS: Bandys will have new volleyball head coach next season (updated)- Catawba County Schools decline comment, citing change as a personnel matter   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – In addition to making a change in varsity boys’ basketball head coaches, Bandys High is also looking to hire a new head coach for girls’ volleyball. Both positions were listed as open on a jobs list for Catawba County Schools (CCS) as ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Dutka exits after 4 years as head coach of Bandys boys (updated)- Catawba County Schools decline comment, citing change as a personnel matter By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Adam Dutka, head boys’ basketball coach at Bandys High for the last four seasons, will not return to guide the Trojans next season. Multiple sources have told HobbsDailyReport.com Dutka – a non-faculty head coach – was informed this week that the school has ...
  • SOUTH FORK 2A GIRLS: Given ‘Green light’, Logan Dutka leads Bandys to tourney final, state playoffs- By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – When the time came late in the second overtime of a workhorse-like game of survival in a must-have game on Thursday night, Bandys High girls’ head coach Nicki Sigmon had just the right words ready. The second-seeded Trojans were in a South Fork 2A tournament semifinal dogfight with sixth-seeded and visiting East Lincoln and ...
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Bandys’ Johnson will play next season at Lenoir-Rhyne (photo)- HobbsDailyReport.com  
  • BANDYS FOOTBALL: Howard heading to Lenoir-Rhyne (signing photo)- HobbsDailyReport.com
  • 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 ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Bandys’ Howard finishes with 4,633 career rushing yards- By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – With final official rushing totals of 39 carries for 189 yards in his 48th and final varsity football game for Bandys High, running back Ethan Howard closed his career with school records for single-season rushing and career rushing. Howard, a 5-foot-11, 245 pound senior, posted his 24th career game of 100 or more yards ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Trojans’ Howard needs 65 yards to break career rushing record- HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Bandys High has credited senior running back Ethan Howard with 205 rushing yards on 28 carries against North Lincoln, leaving him 65 yards shy of becoming the school’s all-time leading rusher. Howard has 571 career carries for 4,000 yards and trails only Chris Spade, who gained 4,064 yards while playing two varsity seasons at Bandys (2003, 2004). ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Howard needs 270 yards to become Bandys’ all-time rushing leader- HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Bandys High has posted senior running back Ethan Howard’s official rushing yardage in last Thursday’s victory over Lake Norman Charter – 165 yards on 18 carries – and Howard needs 270 yards to become the Trojans’ all-time leading rusher. Bandys (9-1, 6-0) plays at North Lincoln (7-2, 6-0) on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in a South ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SUMMARY: Bandys 36, West Lincoln 22- HobbsDailyReport.com FRIDAY’S VARSITY FOOTBALL SUMMARY BANDYS 36, WEST LINCOLN 22 Bandys                     7    7     7    15—36 W. Lincoln             6    8     0      8—22 SCORING SUMMARY First quarter B—Ethan Howard 29 run (Ben Joseph kick), 9:25 WL—Jesse Hatcher 21 pass from Seth Willis (kick failed), 1:04 Second quarter WL—Willis 1 run (Nakathon Phanshook run), 9:40 ...
  • SOUTH FORK 2A: Howard passes Douglas on all-time rushing list as Trojans top Mustangs- Bandys stays unbeaten in South Fork 2A at 4-0, shares lead with North Lincoln By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Bandys High overcame a somewhat sluggish start on Friday night but rolled past visiting East Lincoln 35-14 to keep its share of first place in South Fork 2A football. The Trojans (7-1, 4-0) share the top spot in the standings ...
  • SOUTH FORK 2A: Howard runs for 220 yards as Trojans topple Wolves- Senior RB clears 3,000 career yards, chasing Chris Douglas, Chris Spade on all-time list   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Ethan Howard got the yards he needed to clear 3,000 rushing for his career on Bandys High’s first offensive play on Friday night and finished with 220 in a 27-7 victory over Lincolnton on homecoming night. Howard, a senior ...
  • FRIDAY’S SUMMARY: Bandys 31, Newton-Conover 7- HobbsDailyReport.com FRIDAY’S SUMMARY BANDYS 31, NEWTON-CONOVER 7 Bandys             7     17    7       0—31 N-C                    0     0    0       7—7 SCORING SUMMARY First quarter B—Elijah Clarke 4 run (Ben Joseph kick), 5:34 Second quarter B—FG Joseph 27, 10:25 B—Clarke 3 run (Joseph kick), 6:20 B—Clarke 27 pass from Lake Hojnacki (Joseph kick), 2:01 Third quarter B–Clarke 52 run (Joseph kick), 40.5 Fourth ...
  • SOUTH FORK 2A: Howard runs for 227 yards as Trojans tame Blue Devils- Bandys gains all of its 423 yards on ground, hands Maiden first loss   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Bandys High’s Trojans had no interest in experiencing anything close to a déjà vu moment on Friday night. A week after an empty third quarter played a key role in their first loss of the football season at Hickory, the ...
  • SOUTH FORK 2A: Bandys 37, Maiden 28 (game summary)- HobbsDailyReport.com Editor’s note: HobbsDailyReport.com will post more game coverage by Chris Hobbs — who has covered more Maiden-Bandys football matchups than any reporter in the history of the 64-game series – on Sunday. Visit the website for a game story, plus video and other tidbits after completion of some extensive research we promise you’ll find interesting. BANDYS 37, MAIDEN 28 ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Bandys hammers Bunker Hill, gives Eanes career win No. 150- Trojans, off to 3-0 start, prepare for road battle with Hickory HobbsDailyReport.com CLAREMONT – In one of its highest-scoring football games in school history, visiting Bandys High roughed up nearby rival Bunker Hill 62-6 on Friday night to start the season 3-0. The Trojans (3-0) scored nine rushing touchdowns and ran for 379 yards to beat the Bears (0-4) for ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Trojans rout Foard, go to 2-0 under new head coach- Bandys averaging more than 45 points per game under Eanes HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON – The formula Tom Eanes brought to Bandys High – play tough defense and run the ball hard—is working well. A week after rushing for more than 400 yards to win Eanes’ first game as the Trojans’ head coach, the Trojans collected another one on Friday night, winning ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Howard loves workhorse role in Bandys offense- INTERVIEW WITH ETHAN HOWARD VIDEO (by Myra Hobbs, photo/video/co-owner for HobbsDailyReport.com): ethan howard INTERVIEW WITH TOM EANES VIDEO (by Myra Hobbs, photo/video/co-owner for HobbsDailyReport.com): eanes By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Ethan Howard is A-OK with spreading out the carries in Bandys High’s offense – the Trojans had four players with 53 or more rushing yards and five with at ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Bandys head coach Tom Eanes talks about Friday night’s win over St. Stephens (video)- HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Bandys High head football coach Tom Eanes talks about the Trojans’ 42-28 home victory on Friday night over St. Stephens (video link below). Bandys grabbed an early 21-0 lead, scoring twice on special teams play before having to run an offensive play against the Indians, and then had to battle back from a 28-27 deficit to win ...