AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL: Union County joins Cherryville, Gaston Braves in state tourney

Published Sunday, July 21st, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com AREA IV AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL PLAYOFFS CHAMPIONSHIP WEST NO. 1 CHERRYVILLE (26-10) vs. EAST NO. 3 GASTON BRAVES (20-8) Friday at Cherryville: Cherryville 12, Gaston Braves 8; Cherryville (27-10) wins Area IV title Note: State tournament is Friday through Tuesday at Cherryville High with Cherryville of Area IV earning a bid as the host team of the tournament… Gaston …

MINOR LEAGUE UPDATE: Crawdads half-game out of first place; Deal’s next start comes Saturday

Published Saturday, July 20th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com We will periodically update game scores, etc.,  for the Hickory Crawdads and will also feature reports on three Catawba County players chasing their dream of reaching The Show. Visit our FREE website to see if former Bandys High stars Hunter Harvey (Orioles system) and Hayden Deal (Braves system) pitched and also check in on former Hickory High star outfielder …

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Cherryville wins Area IV title

Published Saturday, July 20th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com AREA IV AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL PLAYOFFS CHAMPIONSHIP WEST NO. 1 CHERRYVILLE (26-10) vs. EAST NO. 3 GASTON BRAVES (20-8) Friday at Cherryville: Cherryville 12, Gaston Braves 8; Cherryville (27-10) wins Area IV title Note: State tournament is Friday through July 30 at Cherryville High with Cherryville of Area IV earning a bid as the host team of the tournament… …

EAST-WEST FOOTBALL: East wins handily after holding West to no first downs

Published Thursday, July 18th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com GREENSBORO – Sparked by the longest scoring pass in East-West All-Star Game history and a dominating defense, the East beat the West 20-8 on Wednesday night. The East held the West to no first downs, 36 rushing yards on 19 carries and 155 yards on offense. The game was played in 90-degree weather at Greensboro Grimsley High’s Jamieson Stadium. …

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Players from E. Lincoln, W. Lincoln, Alex Central make all-state

Published Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com Three players from the Greater Hickory area’s three conferences have been named all-state in baseball by the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association (NCBCA). Freshman Garrett Michel of East Lincoln and junior Chris Moxley of West Lincoln earned spots on the 2A team, while senior Byron Younts of Alexander Central was selected to the team in 3A. Michel, a third …

LENOIR-RHYNE HALL OF FAME: Class of 2019 will have 6 new inductees

Published Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

  HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University’s next Sports Hall of Fame class will include six new members. The Bears’ athletic department announced in a press release that the school has selected Crystal Clary, Bill Davis, Audrey Kreske, Vernon Long, Tom Lumsden and Lauren (McLelland) Mauldin as the Class of 2019. Due to a scheduling conflict, Clary will be inducted with …

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: CVCC adds former star from Bunker Hill, standout from Gaffney, S.C.

Published Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

  HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) has grown the roster for its first women’s softball team by two, including adding a former Bunker Hill High star. On Tuesday, the Red Hawks announced via a press release they have signed Payton Goble and Tatum Arboleda. Goble, who played prep softball at Bunker Hill and then at Surry Community …

EAST-WEST BOYS’ SOCCER: West wins as Watauga’s Alvarez scores only goal

Published Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com GREENSBORO – Watauga High’s Jair Alvarez scored on a rebound kick on Tuesday night to lift the West past the East 1-0 in the East-West All-Star boys’ soccer match. Alvarez broke a scoreless tie at McPherson Park at the 69:05 mark, scoring from about 10 yards away after the East had made a save on a shot on goal. …

EAST-WEST GIRLS’ SOCCER: Chapel Hill’s Kerr sparks 3-2 East victory

Published Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Hickory’s Jess LaFrancis has an assist on second goal for West   HobbsDailyReport.com GREENSBORO – Alex Kerr of Chapel Hill High sparked the East’s 3-2 victory over the West on Tuesday night in the East-West All-Star girls’ soccer match. Kerr scored twice, first on an assist by Mikayla Brenman (Chapel Hill) at the 14:06 mark, for a 1-0 lead. She …

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Cherryville faces Gaston Braves on Friday, one game for Area IV title

Published Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com AREA IV AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL PLAYOFFS CHAMPIONSHIP WEST NO. 1 CHERRYVILLE (26-10) vs. EAST NO. 3 GASTON BRAVES (20-8) Gaston Braves at Cherryville, Friday, 7 p.m., one game for title Note: State tournament is July 26-30 at Cherryville High with Cherryville of Area IV earning a bid as the host team of the tournament… Gaston Braves (20-8) have also …

COLLEGE: Lenoir-Rhyne makes 2 administrative hires for athletic department

Published Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University has added two athletic department positions and announced changes for other personnel. The Bears have hired Justin Hay as Assistant Athletic Director for Corporate Relations and selected Jenna Beauregard as Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance. Hay has spent the last five years as an assistant baseball coach at Southwest Mississippi Community College, where he was …

EAST-WEST BOYS BASKETBALL: Freedom’s Abee scores 11 as West dominates

Published Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Trio of Queens University signees spark 119-80 rout   HobbsDailyReport.com GREENBORO – Jay’den Turner, one of three Queens University signees on the West roster, led a 119-80 rout of the East on Monday night in the East-West All-Star boys’ basketball game at the Greensboro Coliseum. Turner — a 6-foot-5 guard from Southwest Guilford — made 11 of 17 field goals …

EAST-WEST GIRLS BASKETBALL: Wake Forest signee leads East to 3-point victory

Published Monday, July 15th, 2019

Freedom’s Madison Bailey, only area player for West, scores 3 points   HobbsDailyReport.com GREENSBORO – Led by Wake Forest signee Alexandria Scruggs, a 6-foot forward from Fayettevlle E.E. Smith, the East All-Stars nipped the West 81-78 on Monday night in girls’ basketball at the Greensboro Coliseum. Scruggs was named MVP of the annual seniors-only game sponsored by the North Carolina …

FOOTBALL CAMP: ‘Little Indian’ at St. Stephens scheduled for July 29-31

Published Sunday, July 14th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – St. Stephens High’s annual “Little Indian Football Camp” is scheduled July 29-31 at the high school. The camp is for rising first through eighth-graders under the direction of St. Stephens head football coach Wayne Hicks. Daily camp times will be from 6:30-8 p.m. on the Indians’ football field. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. at the field on …

MINOR LEAGUE UPDATE: Harvey takes loss in Durham; Deal’s 17th start on Sunday; Jarrett hitting .283

Published Saturday, July 13th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com We will periodically update game scores, etc.,  for the Hickory Crawdads and will also feature reports on three Catawba County players chasing their dream of reaching The Show. Visit our FREE website to see if former Bandys High stars Hunter Harvey (Orioles system) and Hayden Deal (Braves system) pitched and also check in on former Hickory High star outfielder …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne will demolish home seating for 2019 season, use temporary bleachers

Published Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Study shows structural integrity at issue in stadium that opened in  1924; new seating coming for 2020 season   HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University will renovate Moretz Stadium’s home side seating after an engineering study indicated issues with the structural integrity of those seats. In a press release on Tuesday, school officials said they will demolish seating on the home …

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 …