NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A: Cox’s passing carries Draughn past Avery County

Published Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Foard off to 0-5 start after falling at St. Stephens   HobbsDailyReport.com The ball stayed in the air on Friday night at Draughn High – a lot – and the Wildcats rolled past visiting Avery County 48-22 behind another big night from quarterback Braxton Cox. Cox threw for 383 yards and six scores, outdueling Avery County quarterback Troy Hoilman, as …

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A: McLauchlin, Hancock spark St. Stephens’ win over Tigers (updated)

Published Saturday, September 21st, 2019

South Caldwell scores in final minute to nip R-S Central on road   HobbsDailyReport.com St. Stephens High, riding 100-yard games by Zac McLauchlin and Matthew Hancock, nipped visiting Fred T. Foard 26-21 on Friday night in a non-league game to pick up head coach Wayne Hicks’ 25th win with the Indians. McLauchlin had 24 carries for 189 yards with two …

SOUTH FORK 2A: North Lincoln cruises past Bessemer City

Published Saturday, September 21st, 2019

East Lincoln, West Lincoln win to stay undefeated   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Taking care of business early made for smooth sailing Friday night in North Lincoln High’s 42-0 home football victory over Bessemer City. The Knights (3-1) scored 21 first-quarter points and led 35-0 at the half on homecoming night, sparked by a defense that kept the Yellow Jackets …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Varsity standings through Friday’s games

Published Friday, September 20th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com VARSITY FOOTBALL STANDINGS (through games of Friday, Sept. 20) SOUTH FORK 2A                                                                               Conf.                    All                     PF           PA Bandys                                                             0-0                            3-1                106             58 E. Lincoln                                                        0-0                            4-0                 …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD: Friday’s varsity results

Published Friday, September 20th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com FRIDAY’S VARSITY RESULTS (all finals) Alexander Central 55, Olympic 28 Burns 49, Newton-Conover 12 Crest 51, Freedom 48 Draughn 48, Avery County 22 E. Lincoln 56, E. Gaston 7 N. Lincoln 42, Bessemer City 0 Winston-Salem Reagan 46, Hickory 21 St. Stephens 26, Fred T. Foard 21 S. Caldwell 44, R-S Central 43 Watauga 42, Ashbrook 14 W. Iredell …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Previews for Friday’s Week 5 games

Published Friday, September 20th, 2019

Foard (0-4) continues to chase first win of season   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: FRED T. FOARD (0-4) at ST. STEPHENS (1-2), 7:30 p.m. The Tigers, still chasing a first return victory for Ryan Gettys in his second tenure …

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD: Thursday’s results

Published Friday, September 20th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com THURSDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS Results from high school athletic events on Thursday scheduled by teams in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A, compiled from schedules provided by the schools. Events scheduled by all schools that responded to a request by HobbsDailyReport.com are included, and they are from original schedules. Events that are postponed by weather …

HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE: Thursday’s varsity schedule

Published Thursday, September 19th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com THURSDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE A schedule of high school athletic events on Thursday – other than junior varsity football (posted elsewhere on the site) — scheduled by teams in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A, compiled from schedules provided by the schools. Events scheduled by all schools that responded to a request by HobbsDailyReport.com are …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: JV standings, Thursday’s schedule

Published Thursday, September 19th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL STANDINGS (through games of Sept. 12) SOUTH FORK 2A                                            Conf.               All Bandys                              0-0                 3-0 E. Lincoln                        0-0                 1-1 LN Charter                     0-0                 1-1 Lincolnton                      0-0                 0-3 Maiden                           0-0                  3-0 N-Conover                     0-0                 2-0 N. Lincoln                     0-0                 2-0 W. Lincoln                    0-0                 3-0 Thursday’s games E. Burke …

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD: Wednesday’s results

Published Thursday, September 19th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com WEDNESDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS Results from Wednesday’s high school athletic events  scheduled by teams in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A, compiled from schedules provided by the schools. Events scheduled by all schools that responded to a request by HobbsDailyReport.com are included, and they are from original schedules. Events that are postponed by weather or …

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS: Maiden, N. Lincoln win conference matches

Published Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS SUMMARIES TUESDAY MAIDEN 8, LINCOLNTON 1 Singles: Gracie Arrowood (M) d. Allie Blackburn 6-0, 6-0; Hannah Sherrill (M) d. Emilee Reynolds 6-0, 6-0; Macy Sigmon d. Lauren Keener 6-0, 6-1; Alyson Soumpholphakdy (M) d. Haley Morris 6-1, 6-0; Abigail Lail (L) d. Marcee Trouille 6-4, 6-2; Allie Faldowski d. Angel Jin 6-2, 6-2. Doubles: Arrowood-Sherrill …

HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE: Wednesday’s varsity events

Published Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com WEDNESDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE Wednesday’s schedule of high school athletic events  scheduled by teams in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A, compiled from schedules provided by the schools. Events scheduled by all schools that responded to a request by HobbsDailyReport.com are included, and they are from original schedules. Events that are postponed by weather or …

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD: Tuesday’s results

Published Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com TUESDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS Results from Tuesday’s high school athletic events scheduled by teams in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A, compiled from schedules provided by the schools. Events scheduled by all schools that responded to a request by HobbsDailyReport.com are included, and they are from original schedules. Events that are postponed by weather or …

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Varsity standings through Monday

Published Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL STANDINGS (conference matches only, through Sept. 16) SOUTH FORK 2A E. Lincoln 4-0 Maiden 4-0 Bandys 2-2 Newton-Conover 2-2 Lake Norman Charter 2-2 N. Lincoln 1-3 Lincolnton 1-3 W. Lincoln 0-4 Tuesday’s matches E. Lincoln at Maiden, 6 p.m. Lake Norman Charter at Lincolnton, 6 p.m. N. Lincoln at Newton-Conover, 6 p.m. W. Lincoln at Bandys, …

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Catawba County Cross Country Championships reset for Wednesday

Published Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com The Catawba County Cross Country Championships have been delayed for one day because of weather concerns. The event at Murray’s Mill has been changed until Wednesday afternoon. The time schedule has not changed – boys’ race at 5 p.m., girls’ race at 5:45 p.m. and awards at 6:30 p.m. BOYS SOCCER East Lincoln 9, Lake Norman Charter 2 The …

HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE: This week’s varsity events (other than football)

Published Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com THIS WEEK’S HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE A daily schedule of high school athletic events – other than junior varsity and varsity football (posted elsewhere on the site) — scheduled by teams in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A, compiled from schedules provided by the schools. Events scheduled by all schools that responded to a request by …

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD: Monday’s varsity results

Published Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com MONDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS Results from Monday’s schedule of high school athletic events of teams in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A, compiled from schedules provided by the schools. Events scheduled by all schools that responded to a request by HobbsDailyReport.com are included, and they are from original schedules. Events that are postponed by weather …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Varsity standings through Monday”s games, Week 5 schedule

Published Monday, September 16th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com VARSITY FOOTBALL STANDINGS (through games of Monday, Sept. 16) SOUTH FORK 2A                                                                               Conf.                    All                     PF           PA Bandys                                                             0-0                            3-1                106             58 E. Lincoln                                                        0-0                            3-0                 …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Bears score 28 unanswered points, run win streak to 12

Published Sunday, September 15th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com RICHMOND, Va. – Lenoir-Rhyne University scored 28 consecutive points on Saturday to run its football win streak to 12 games by beating Virginia Union 28-11 on the road. Dareke Young, a 6-foot-3, 215 pound junior running back from Raleigh, scored a career-high three touchdowns – two rushing and one receiving – to lead LRU (2-0). LRU returns home to …

SOUTH FORK 2A: Bridges leads unbeaten West Lincoln as it hammers Foard

Published Saturday, September 14th, 2019

SOUTH FORK 2A ROUNDUP Ethan Rhodes throws for 5 TDs as Maiden pounds St. Stephens   HobbsDailyReport.com Cannon Bridges led visiting West Lincoln High on both sides of the ball Friday night as the Rebels remained unbeaten by routing Fred T. Foard 41-7, winning the Battle of Hog Hill for the fourth time in five seasons. Bridges ran 27 times …

NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A: Bunker Hill stuns Bandys, gains first win of season

Published Saturday, September 14th, 2019

NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A ROUNDUP Bears snap Trojans’ 10-game home win streak with 12-9 victory   HobbsDailyReport.com Bunker Hill High, playing as an underdog, bit Bandys on Friday night by stunning the Trojans 12-9 in Butler Stadium. The win, the third for Patrick Clark as head coach of the Bears (1-3), snapped Bandys’ 10-game win home streak. It was the first …

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A: Watauga cruises but Satterfield leaves game with injury

Published Saturday, September 14th, 2019

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A ROUNDUP Alexander Central rolls past South Iredell, improves to 3-1   HobbsDailyReport.com Watauga High cruised to another football win on Friday night – beating visiting Wilkes Central 59-6 – but the Pioneers could end up with star running back Bryce Satterfield sidelined. WATA Radio, which broadcast Watauga games, reported Satterfield left the game in the second quarter with …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: JV highlights, standings, this week’s games

Published Saturday, September 14th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL STANDINGS (through games of Sept. 12) SOUTH FORK 2A                                            Conf.               All Bandys                              0-0                 3-0 E. Lincoln                        0-0                 1-1 LN Charter                     0-0                 1-1 Lincolnton                      0-0                 0-3 Maiden                           0-0                  3-0 N-Conover                     0-0                 2-0 N. Lincoln                     0-0                 2-0 W. Lincoln                    0-0                 3-0 Thursday’s results Bandys 30, …

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Varsity standings through Wednesday

Published Thursday, September 12th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL STANDINGS (conference matches only, through Sept. 11) SOUTH FORK 2A E. Lincoln 3-0 Maiden 3-0 Bandys 2-1 Newton-Conover 2-1 Lake Norman Charter 1-2 N. Lincoln 1-2 Lincolnton 0-3 W. Lincoln 0-3 Tuesday’s results Bandys 3, Lincolnton 0 E. Lincoln 3, N. Lincoln 0 Maiden 3, Lake Norman Charter 1 Newton-Conover 3, W. Lincoln 1 Thursday’s matches …

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 …

GOLDEN HELMET AWARD: St. Stephens’ Lee winner for Week 2 games

Published Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON – St. Stephens senior wide receiver Zach Lee is the Oldies 101.3 FM WNNC Coca-Cola Golden Helmet Award winner for the second week of the high school football season. Lee’s selection was announced Tuesday morning by the radio station. He sparked the Indians’ first win of the season on Friday night – 21-13 at Bunker Hill – by …

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 …

WELCOME TO OUR NEW SITE AND PARTNERSHIP WITH 1 GOAL — GIVING YOU THE BEST IN LOCAL SPORTS COVERAGE

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 …