https://bennettfuneralservice.com

Bandys High School Sports

  • BREAKING NEWS: Bandys’ starting QB moving, will play this season at R-S Central - Trey Shearer averaged nearly 100 yards of total offense as a sophomore   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Trey Shearer, who averaged nearly 100 yards of total offense per game last season for Bandys High, won’t be back in the Trojans’ lineup this season. Guy Shearer, Trey’s dad, said Thursday the family is moving back to Rutherford County, and ...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Bandys hires Hickory girls’ assistant as varsity boys’ head coach (updated) - Brandon Helms is son of Barbara Helms, head girls’ hoops coach of Red Tornadoes   Editor’s note: This story and related graphics are copyrighted and statistics, etc., in both can’t be used by print media or broadcasters without a waiver of that copyright by HobbsDailyReport.com. To inquire about a waiver, e-mail chobbs001@att.net. By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Bandys High ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Bandys community raises 25K in support of former girls player - HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA –Read and watch a nice story/video by WCNC about how the Bandys High community — and more specifically the Trojans’ basketball program — is rallying behind a former player as she battles an illness: WCNC’S STORY: https://www.wcnc.com/article/features/catawba-high-school-athlete-chemotherapy-treatment-fundraiser-hoops/275-35236c85-0a0e-4231-b7ba-e7d3b8b75613?fbclid=IwAR2Pjt6OJ6xkEoq4eZjIfs9a44a7yaKUo8PmOFGFBa_BlsvOXQLhDCF9qa4
  • FISHING: Bandys graduate living out his dream as a pro - Bandys High graduate K.J. Queen (right) and his sister, Chelsey, won a North Carolina championship, a N.C. regional title and finished fifth nationally in 2012. They both the attended Bethel University on fishing scholarships. K.J. Queen, after graduating with two degrees from Bethel, has turned his focus to the Bassmaster Series Elite pro fishing circuit/BANDYS HIGH FISHING PHOTO  HobbsDailyReport.com A ...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Longtime Bandys assistant Goodwin back on football coaching staff - After 2 seasons away, ‘Goody’ answers call of Trojans’ new head coach   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – As it begins football workouts with restrictions on Monday morning, Bandys High is reaching a bit into its past with its 2020 coaching staff. Jason Barnes — an assistant coach on the staff and former Trojans star selected as the next ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY: Bandys’ Sigmon retires as head coach - Former star runner at Bunker Hill has also coached at Fred T. Foard     By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Alan Sigmon — a championship runner and title-winning head coach in high schoool track and field and cross country — is retiring. Sigmon’s decision to leave teaching and coaching after 30 years at Bandys was announced by the Bandys ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS: Newman new head coach at Bandys - HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Bandys High has hired Candace Newman, to coach girls’ varsity tennis next school year. She was approved as a non-faculty coach by the Catawba County Schools Board of Education on Monday night. Newman replaces Irma Bedford as head coach. Newman is from Sherrill’s Ford and actively involved in serving and volunteering in the community, a press release ...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Bliss will return to coaching, guide Bandys varsity boys - By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Rob Bliss’ return to coaching prep basketball is official after his teaching contract was approved on Monday night by the Catawba County Board of Education. As first reported by HobbsDailyReport.com on May 6 (https://hobbsdailyreport.com/bandys-high/breaking-news-bliss-will-be-next-varsity-boys-basketball-coach-at-bandys/), Bliss will teach history and be head boys’ varsity basketball coach at Bandys High. He took over as principal at ...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Bliss will be next varsity boys’ basketball coach at Bandys - By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Multiple sources are telling HobbsDailyReport.com to expect a return to classroom teaching and coaching varsity boys’ basketball for Rob Bliss, currently principal at South Caldwell High. The sources say Bliss, who came to South Caldwell in October after retiring after five years as principal at Maiden, will teach and coach at Bandys. That will ...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Bandys promotes defensive coordinator Barnes to head football coach - By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Bandys High has hired Jason Barnes, its defensive coordinator and a former Trojans football player, as its next head football coach. Barnes, a 1997 graduate of Bandys, replaces Tom Eanes. Eanes resigned after two years at Bandys and accepted a head coaching job at Pender County. Barnes played on Bandys’ 1996 football team that ...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Eanes leaving Bandys, will be head football coach at Pender County - By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Tom Eanes is leaving Bandys High after two seasons as the Trojans’ head football coach. In a Thursday afternoon press release, school officials said Eanes has resigned effective March 13, and he will become head football coach at Pender County. Eanes left Patton as head coach after four seasons to become head coach at ...
  • HIGH SCHOOLS: Bandys stars sign to play college soccer, tennis (photo) - HobbsDailyReport.com
  • COMMENTARY: Story’s stories always included his good-natured sense of humor - 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 ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Bandys brings one of its top female athletes home as head coach - Ex-LRU softball star Carlee (Carpenter) Belk will teach, coach at her prep alma mater HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Bandys High has hired a new volleyball head coach, bringing aboard a former three-sport star from its athletic program. On Tuesday, the school’s athletic department announced Carlee (Carpenter) Belk will teach physical education and coach volleyball at her alma mater. Belk played four ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL: Bandys tabs Oaks as head coach for next season -   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Bandys High has turned to one of its former athletes to coach boys’ varsity basketball next season. Trojans Athletic Director Brandon Harbinson announced Matt Oaks, an assistant basketball coach last season, will be Bandys’ interim boys’ coach next season. “Matt is well respected by his players, parents and our community and we are ...
  • 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