COLLEGE SOFTBALL: With program coming in fall, CVCC adds 6 new players to roster

Published Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) has added six players to its first recruiting class for softball, including a former player from Bunker Hill High. The Red Hawks, announcing the additions via a press release, picked up Ashley Parsons of Bunker Hill, Katie Camp of Cherryville, Alli Fay of East Davidson and three players – Audi Wallace, Sarah …

HIBRITEN BASKETBALL CAMP: Instructors include 2 with NBA experience

Published Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com LENOIR – Hibriten High’s basketball camp, scheduled June 17-20 at the school, will feature two instructors who reached the NBA. Hibriten head coach Chad Keller will provide instruction at the camp along with former Hibriten players and former NBA guard Keith “Mister” Jennings (Golden State, Denver) and Dave Hanners, currently an assistant coach with the New Orleans Pelicans. The …

SOUTH FORK 2A: East Lincoln wins Wells Fargo Cup, North Lincoln ends up second

Published Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com Sparked by winning a boys’ tennis title and finishing second in softball and girls’ soccer, East Lincoln High has won the South Fork 2A’s Wells Fargo Cup. The award, presented by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association in each league in the state on an annual basis, measures overall athletic success in each conference. East Lincoln gained 45 …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER: Alexander Central names McConnell as new head coach

Published Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com TAYLORSVILLE – Alexander Central High has named David McConnell, who formerly coached boys’ soccer at Forestview, as its new varsity boys’ soccer head coach. McConnell works as a Credit Recovery and Online Courses teacher at Alexander Central, and he was head boys’ soccer coach at Forestview from 2015-17. His coaching experience also includes seven seasons as an assistant coach …

NEWTON-CONOVER HALL OF FAME: Trio of new members will be added Thursday night

Published Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON – Newton-Conover High will add three inductees to its Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the school gym. No tickets are required to attend a ceremony that will honor the Class of 2019 – LaShawn Coulter, John Rabold and the late Linda Richards. LaShawn Coulter A 1990 graduate, he was a three-time all-conference …

LEGION BASEBALL: Gastonia nips Hickory 2-0; teams play on Wednesday at Legion Fairgrounds

Published Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com GASTONIA – Gastonia edged visiting Hickory 2-0 on Monday night, dropping Post 48 to 1-2 in Area IV American Legion baseball. Post 48 is at home on Wednesday at 7 p.m., facing Gastonia at the Legion Fairgrounds Field in Newton. Gastonia won a pitching duel on Monday night behind Logen Blattau, who threw seven innings. He gave up six …

WEST 4A SOFTBALL TITLE SERIES: Mooresville rolls in Game 1; S. Caldwell must win at home Wednesday to stay alive

Published Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Game 2 in Hudson starts at 6:30 p.m. HobbsDailyReport.com MOORESVILLE – Held to a first-inning run on Tuesday night and falling 10-1 at Mooresville has the South Caldwell High softball team’s season on the line Wednesday night in Hudson. Third-seeded Mooresville beat the Spartans in Mooresville in the opening game of a best-of-3 series for the West 4A title. Game …

WEST 2A BASEBALL TITLE SERIES: Knights nip Rebels, move win away from playing for state championship

Published Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

North Lincoln visits West Lincoln on Thursday for Game 2 of series HobbsDailyReport.com LINCOLNTON – North Lincoln — winning for the ninth straight time on Tuesday night — is a victory away from playing for the state 2A baseball championship. The second-seeded Knights got off to a quick start at home, scoring twice in the first inning, and nipped 13th-seeded …

STATE SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS: South Caldwell must win Wednesday to stay alive in West 4A series (other results)

Published Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

STATE SOFTBALL PLAYOFF TITLE SERIES PAIRINGS (Best-of-3 series) 1A EAST No. 2 Princeton (14-2) vs. No. 1 Camden County (24-1) Game 1, Tuesday at Camden County: Camden County 1, Princeton 1 Game 2, Thursday at Princeton, 6 p.m. Game 3, Friday at Camden County, TBD WEST No. 3 Robbinsville (23-3) at No. 1 North Stokes (25-0) Game 1, Tuesday at …

STATE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: North Lincoln nips West Lincoln in West 2A series opener (other results)

Published Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

STATE BASEBALL PLAYOFF TITLE SERIES PAIRINGS (Best-of-3 series) 1A EAST No. 5 Bear Grass Charter (23-3) vs. No. 2 Rosewood (21-3) Game 1, Tuesday at Rosewood: Rosewood 2, Bear Grass 1 Game 2, Friday at Bear Grass, 7 p.m. Game 3, if needed, Saturday at Rosewood, TBD WEST No. 12 Roxboro Community (19-4) vs. No. 10 Uwharrie Charter (22-5) Game …

ALL-NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A: Foard has 4 Coaches of the Year in spring sports

Published Monday, May 20th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com Fred T. Foard High led voting for All-Northwestern Foothills 2A spring sports in five sports with five top player awards and four league coaches of the year. In voting by conference head coaches, the Tigers: — Gained two top girls’ soccer awards and the Pitcher of the Year in baseball and softball . — Had four head coaches – …

EAST-WEST ALL-STAR GAME: Freedom’s Abee, E. Lincoln’s Dollar picked to play for West

Published Monday, May 20th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com GREENSBORO – The top boys’ basketball players at Freedom and East Lincoln will play in the East-West All-Star Game in July. Fletcher Abee, a 6-foot-3 guard from Freedom, and Sidney Dollar, a 6-5 wing from East Lincoln, are on the West roster recently announced. The game is July 15 at the Greensboro Coliseum with East Forsyth’s Mike Muse as …

ALL-NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A: Hickory leads girls’ soccer, West Caldwell tops in golf

Published Monday, May 20th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com Hickory High won three of the four top individual awards in Northwestern 3A-4A girls’ soccer after sharing the regular season title with Watauga. In voting by conference head coaches, the Red Tornadoes’ Izzi Wood was named the league’s top players, Lauren Hayes was voted the top defensive player in the league and Brian Jillings took Coach of the Year. …

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL: Maiden Post 240 schedule, roster for 2019 season

Published Sunday, May 19th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com AREA IV  AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL East Division: Gaston, Gastonia, Huntersville, Lincoln County, Maiden, Mint Hill, Pineville, Shelby Union County MAIDEN POST 240 SALAMANDERS SCHEDULE  May 17—Burke County at Bandys HS, Won 6-5 19—Legion Kickoff at Mount Pleasant High 25—Huntersville at Maiden High 26—at Gaston Braves (E. Gaston High) 28—Gaston Braves at Maiden High, 7 p.m. 29—Union County at Maiden …

STATE BASEBALL TITLES SERIES: West 2A series starts Tuesday night at North Lincoln

Published Sunday, May 19th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com The West 2A best-of-3 championship baseball series – West Lincoln versus North Lincoln – will begin on Tuesday night at North Lincoln. West Lincoln, seeded No. 13, is 21-7 and has won four games in a row while North Lincoln (22-5) is the No. 2 seed and has won eight games in a row. Game time on Tuesday at …

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Best records over last 10 years; coaches with 100 career victories

Published Sunday, May 19th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BASEBALL RECORDS  (Last 10 years – 2009 through 2019 – by winning percentage, all totals unofficial)   School                              Record            Winning pct. South Caldwell                    231-47                    .830 Bunker Hill           …

MINOR LEAGUE UPDATE: Harvey fans 8, gains second win on Saturday; Deal will start Sunday against Jupiter

Published Sunday, May 19th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com We will update game scores, etc., for the Hickory Crawdads again this season and will also feature reports on three Catawba County players chasing their dream of reaching The Show. Visit our FREE website nightly 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 SCHOOL FOOTBALL: McDowell in market for new head coach after Morgan goes to A.C. Reynolds

Published Saturday, May 18th, 2019

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com MARION – McDowell High will have a new head coach in football next season in the Northwestern 3A-4A, where five of the schools have hired new leaders since 2016. Andy Morgan, the Titans’ head coach for three years, has resigned to accept an assistant coaching job at A.C. Reynolds. Morgan replaced Carson Gowan after the 2015 …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL: Bandys tabs Oaks as head coach for next season

Published Saturday, May 18th, 2019

  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 SCHOOLS: Joines retiring as girls’ basketball, softball coach at Bunker Hill

Published Saturday, May 18th, 2019

  By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CLAREMONT – Randy Joines, whose second long run as an impactful teacher and coach endeared him to Bunker Hill High, is retiring. Joines, the Bears’ head girls’ varsity basketball coach since 2010 and their softball coach since 2014, announced Friday this school year is his last. He spent 20 years at North Wilkes High in …

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS: South Caldwell faces Mooresville in West 4A best-of-3 series

Published Friday, May 17th, 2019

  HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL STATE PLAYOFFS Friday’s fourth round results and those from the first three rounds of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state softball playoffs for teams from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A: COMPLETE STATEWIDE BRACKETS: www.nchsaa.org WEST 4A CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (best-of-3) No. 5 SOUTH CALDWELL (21-3) vs. No. 3 Mooresville …

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Friday’s fourth round results (as of 9:45 p.m.)

Published Friday, May 17th, 2019

  HobbsDailyReport.com West 2A title series features Lincoln County rivals from South Fork 2A   HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL STATE PLAYOFFS Friday’s fourth round results and those from the first three rounds of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state baseball playoffs for teams from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A: COMPLETE STATEWIDE BRACKETS: www.nchsaa.org WEST …

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER PLAYOFFS: Lake Norman Charter only area team still alive in state title chase

Published Friday, May 17th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER STATE PLAYOFFS Wednesday’s third round results and fourth round pairings, if available, plus first and second round from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state girls soccer playoffs for teams from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A: COMPLETE STATEWIDE BRACKETS: www.nchsaa.org WEST 2A FOURTH ROUND (must be played by Saturday) …

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Can all 4 area teams win, reach West best-of-3 title series?

Published Friday, May 17th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com Alex Central, S. Caldwell, N. Lincoln, W. Lincoln all at home for Friday’s games   HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL STATE PLAYOFFS Friday’s fourth round pairings and results from the first three rounds of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state baseball playoffs for teams from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A: COMPLETE STATEWIDE BRACKETS: www.nchsaa.org …

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL STATE PLAYOFFS: S. Caldwell home on Friday, facing Providence in Round 4

Published Friday, May 17th, 2019

  HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL STATE PLAYOFFS Friday’s fourth round pairings and results from the first three rounds of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state softball playoffs for teams from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A: COMPLETE STATEWIDE BRACKETS: www.nchsaa.org WEST 4A FOURTH ROUND (must be played by Friday) No. 9 Providence (18-5) at …

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Hill, Knox from Red Tornadoes headed to play at CCC&TI (photos)

Published Friday, May 17th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HUDSON — Two standouts for last year’s Hickory High girls’ varsity team that won 18 games have signed to play basketball next season at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI). The Cobras have announced the signing of Mykalah Hill and CoCo Knox, who were leaders on a Hickory team coached by Barbara Helms that finished 18-8 last season. …

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: West Lincoln’s Gilmore will play on first team at CVCC

Published Thursday, May 16th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Kinsley Gilmore, a .328 hitter for West Lincoln High this season, is headed to Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) to play softball. The Red Hawks announced this week they’ll have Gilmore for the inaugural season of softball at CVCC. “We are thrilled to be signing a player like Kinsley,” said CVCC head softball coach Josh Bumgarner. “The …

CATAWBA COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME: Close-knit group grows to 89 with induction of Class of 2019

Published Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – The Catawba County Sports Hall of Famers are a close-knit group. When the fraternity grew by five on Monday night at the Highland Recreation Center, nearly 50 of the 89 members – or someone from their family – came to honor a five-person class of inductees. The Hall of Fame — in its 19th …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS GOLF STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS: Lake Norman Charter brings home 2A title

Published Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com PINEHURST – Lake Norman Charter High, after dominating South Fork 2A golf this season, added a state 2A championship title on Tuesday at Longleaf Golf and Family Club. The Knights won it all after two previous second place finishes. Logan Patrick of Midway, which finished second, won the individual state title with a 1-over par 145 in a two-day …

MINOR LEAGUES: Dads win in 12 innings; Harvey gives up 7 earned runs in most recent start

Published Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

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

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL STANDINGS: Through third-round state playoff games

Published Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL STANDINGS (through third round playoff games) SOUTH FORK 2A                                                                               Conf.                      All                 Streak N. Lincoln                                                      …

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Freeman leaving Watauga after 2 seasons as head coach

Published Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com BOONE – Seth Freeman has decided he won’t return for a third season as head baseball coach at Watauga High. Freeman, who came to Boone from Cherryville, is returning to live there as he also prepares to get married. The Pioneers were 15-31 under Freeman in two seasons, including 10-15 overall this season and 9-5 in the Northwestern 3A-4A. …

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER PLAYOFFS: Foard faces South Point in Belmont in third round

Published Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER STATE PLAYOFFS Wednesday’s third round pairings and results from the first and second round from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state girls soccer playoffs for teams from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A: COMPLETE STATEWIDE BRACKETS: www.nchsaa.org WEST 2A THIRD ROUND (must be played by Wednesday) No. 5 FRED …

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS: Spartans home for third-round battle against Reagan

Published Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Bunker Hill, Draughn go on the road for games in 2A bracket HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL STATE PLAYOFFS Tuesday’s pairings for the third round and first and second round results from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state softball playoffs for teams from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A: COMPLETE STATEWIDE BRACKETS: www.nchsaa.org WEST 2A …

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Alex Central, South Caldwell home on Tuesday night for third round

Published Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

  North Lincoln, West Lincoln also still alive in 2A, playing at home HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL STATE PLAYOFFS Tuesday’s third round schedule and results from the first and second rounds from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state baseball playoffs for teams from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A: COMPLETE STATEWIDE BRACKETS: www.nchsaa.org WEST …

CATAWBA COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME: Class of 2019 will be inducted Monday night

Published Monday, May 13th, 2019

READ MORE ON EACH INDIVIDUAL SELECTED: 2019 CCSHOF announcement HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – The next class of the Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame will be inducted on Monday night at Highland Recreation Center in Hickory. The Hickory Metro Sports Commission (HMSC) will recognize these individuals in the Class of 2019, and they will bring membership to 94: Catawba College all-time …

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Standings through playoff’s second round

Published Monday, May 13th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL STANDINGS (through second round playoff games) SOUTH FORK 2A                                                                               Conf.                      All                 Streak N. Lincoln                                                      …

MINOR LEAGUES: Harvey will start on Monday night; Dads in third place

Published Monday, May 13th, 2019

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

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TENNIS: Red Devils’ Reid wins third straight 2A singles title

Published Sunday, May 12th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com Newton-Conover High’s Brann Reid won the state 2A singles title on Saturday at the Cary Tennis Park, his third straight crown. Reid defeated Alexandre Haran of Clinton 6-1, 6-0 in the championship match. Reid is a junior and will have an opportunity as a senior to win a fourth state 2A singles title. Only one other player has finished …

HIGHS SCHOOL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Bunker Hill stuns Forbush in softball, faces N. Davidson next in 2A

Published Saturday, May 11th, 2019

  North Lincoln, West Lincoln win, move to third round in 2A baseball HobbsDailyReport.com Bunker Hill High’s girls’ softball team is making another run at a state 2A title. The Bears, seeded No. 22 in the West, stunned sixth-seeded Forbush 5-4 on Friday night on the road to reach the third round for the second straight season. Bunker Hill (12-8), …

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Southeastern nips CVCC in extra innings in Region X tournament

Published Saturday, May 11th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com GREENVILLE, N.C. – A late rally fell short for Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) on Friday in the opening round of the Region X/Southeast District baseball tournament. Fifth-seeded Southeastern Community College nipped the fourth-seeded Red Hawks 6-4 in 11 innings at the Minges-Overton Complex. CVCC (32-20) must beat No. 8 Guilford Tech (17-6) in a 9 a.m. game on …

GOLF: Balls Creek Optimist tournament seeking door prizes for June event in Maiden

Published Saturday, May 11th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com MAIDEN — The 19th annual Balls Creek Optimist golf tournament, scheduled for June 1 at Glen Oaks, is actively seeking door prizes and other sponsorships for the event. The tournament is $70 per player or $280 per team (includes mulligans) and is a fundraiser for the club’s work with youth sports programs in the Bandys and Maiden communities. A …

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER PLAYOFFS: Foard, Watauga advance with second round victories

Published Friday, May 10th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER STATE PLAYOFFS Friday’s second round pairings results and Tuesday’s first round results from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state girls soccer playoffs for teams from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A: COMPLETE STATEWIDE BRACKETS: www.nchsaa.org WEST 2A SECOND ROUND Friday’s results No. 2 LAKE NORMAN CHARTER 8, No. 18 …

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: North Lincoln, West Lincoln reach third-round games

Published Friday, May 10th, 2019

  HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL STATE PLAYOFFS Thursday’s and Friday’s second round results, pairings for the third round, if available, and first round results from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state baseball playoffs for teams from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A: COMPLETE STATEWIDE BRACKETS: www.nchsaa.org WEST 2A THIRD ROUND (must be played by …

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS: Draughn, Bunker Hill win on Friday, reach third round in 2A

Published Friday, May 10th, 2019

  HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL STATE PLAYOFFS Second rounds results from Thursday and Friday, third round pairings for Tuesday, if available, and first round results from Tuesday from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state softball playoffs for teams from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A: COMPLETE STATEWIDE BRACKETS: www.nchsaa.org WEST 2A THIRD ROUND (must …

STATE PLAYOFFS ROUNDUP: Alexander Central, South Caldwell reach third round in baseball

Published Friday, May 10th, 2019

  Cougars made it that deep for ninth time since 1984, Spartans for 6th straight year HobbsDailyReport.com Alexander Central High set up a shot at its 30th postseason baseball win since 1984 on Thursday night, nipping Cuthbertson 4-1 in Taylorsville in the second round of the state 3A playoffs. Maddox Kerley threw 5 1/3 innings, scattering five hits, walking three …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS PLAYOFFS: Boys dual-team tennis, boys lacrosse pairings

Published Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

  HobbsDailyReport.com STATE BOYS LACROSSE PLAYOFFS (Tuesday’s second round) 1A/2A/3A Community School of Davidson at ST. STEPHENS, 6:30 p.m. Marvin Ridge at LAKE NORMAN CHARTER, 7:30 p.m. STATE BOYS DUAL-TEAM TENNIS PLAYOFFS (Tuesday’s second round) West 2A NEWTON-CONOVER (10-2) at Salisbury (19-0) FRED T. FOARD (8-5) at EAST LINCOLN (11-3) West 4A Ardrey Kell (12-2) at SOUTH CALDWELL (14-0)

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL STATE PLAYOFFS: Alexander Central, Foard plays home openers on Tuesday

Published Monday, May 6th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL STATE PLAYOFFS (Final pairings) Final seeds and first round games on Tuesday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state softball playoffs for teams from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A. Game times will be added as they are received. COMPLETE STATEWIDE PAIRINGS: https://www.nchsaa.org/sports/softball WEST 2A No. 19 MAIDEN (17-6) at …

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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, …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: Thursday’s results (other than conference tourneys)

Published Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com THURSDAY’S  HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS RESULTS Varsity spring sports results from events scheduled on Tuesday by schools in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A, compiled from schedules provided by the schools. Games added or dropped since the schedules have been released may not be included and schools sometimes trade home playing dates. HobbsDailyReport.com will list …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: Wednesday’s results (other than conference tourneys)

Published Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com WEDNESDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS RESULTS Varsity spring sports results from events scheduled on Wednesday — other than conference tournaments — by schools in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A, compiled from schedules provided by the schools. Games added or dropped since the schedules have been released may not be included and schools sometimes trade …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: Wednesday’s schedule

Published Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com WEDNESDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS SCHEDULE   Varsity spring sports events scheduled on Wednesday — other than conference tournaments — by schools in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A, compiled from schedules provided by the schools. Games added or dropped since the schedules have been released may not be included and schools sometimes trade home …

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Conference standings (final regular season)

Published Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL STANDINGS (Conference games only, final regular season) SOUTH FORK 2A N. Lincoln                    13-1 E. Lincoln                    11-3 Newton-Conover       9-5 Maiden                         9-5 W. Lincoln                  6-8 Bandys                        5-9 LN Charter                 2-12 Lincolnton                 0-14 NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A Fred T. Foard             10-2 Draughn                      9-3 Bunker Hill                  8-4 Hibriten                      …

STATE SPRING SPORTS PLAYOFFS: Foard, Hickory, S. Caldwell open dual-team tennis at home

Published Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com STATE SPRING SPORTS PLAYOFF PAIRINGS State playoff pairings for teams from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A: BOYS DUAL TEAM TENNIS 2A Tuesday’s first round NEWTON-CONOVER (9-2) at Mount Pleasant (12-1) Canton Pisgah (8-2) at FRED T. FOARD (7-5) EAST LINCOLN (10-3) at Shelby (6-0) WEST IREDELL (9-6) at Black Mountain Owen (7-6-1) LAKE NORMAN …

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Conference standings, tourney results and pairings

Published Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL STANDINGS (through games of Tuesday, April 30) SOUTH FORK 2A                                                                               Conf.                      All                 Streak W. Lincoln                                                   …

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Conference tourney results, pairings (updated through Thursday)

Published Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS SOUTH FORK 2A Tuesday’s results No. 1 N. Lincoln 20, No. 8 Lincolnton 0 No. 4 Maiden 6, No. 5 W. Lincoln 1 No. 6 Bandys 6, No. 3 Newton-Conover 3 No. 2 E. Lincoln 10, No. 7 Lake Norman Charter 0 Thursday’s semifinal results at East Lincoln No. 3 Maiden 3, No. …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: Tuesday’s schedule (other than conference tourneys)

Published Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com TUESDAY’S  HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS SCHEDULE Varsity spring sports events scheduled on Tuesday by schools in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A, compiled from schedules provided by the schools, with starting times (if available). Games added or dropped since the schedules have been released may not be included and schools sometimes trade home playing dates. …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: Monday’s results

Published Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com MONDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS RESULTS Varsity spring sports results from events scheduled on Monday by schools in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A, compiled from schedules provided by the schools. Games added or dropped since the schedules have been released may not be included and schools sometimes trade home playing dates. HobbsDailyReport.com will list …

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Conference tournament pairings (updated, South Fork 2A revises some game times)

Published Monday, April 29th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS SOUTH FORK 2A Tuesday’s games No. 8 Lincolnton (2-16, 0-14) at No. 1 N. Lincoln (18-1, 13-1), 5 p.m. No. 5 W. Lincoln (8-9, 6-8) at No. 4 Maiden (12-5, 9-5), 5 p.m. No. 6 Bandys (9-10, 6-8) at No. 3 Newton-Conover (11-5, 9-5), 7 p.m. No. 7 Lake Norman Charter (3-14, 2-12) …

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Freedom win away from best baseball record in more than 2 decades

Published Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Bandys finishes second at Causby Classic; E. Lincoln picks up third beach victory   HobbsDailyReport.com Freedom High is one win away from its best baseball season in nearly 2 ½ decades after winning its final game in the Tony Causby Classic on Wednesday at Patton. The Patriots grabbed a 12-2 victory over Draughn in five innings, improving to 14-9 to …

BREAKING NEWS: Lenoir-Rhyne University fires head baseball coach

Published Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Tom Fleenor had been on leave for undisclosed reasons since mid-April; Frank is interim head coach HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Eight days after placing him on paid administrative leave without comment, Lenoir-Rhyne University on Wednesday terminated head baseball coach Tom Fleenor. In an e-mail from the athletic department, the Bears said Fleenor’s six-year run as their head coach is over and …

GOLF: Balls Creek Optimist tournament set for June 1 at Glen Oaks

Published Monday, April 22nd, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com MAIDEN – The 19th annual Balls Creek Optimist Club golf tournament is scheduled June 1 at Glen Oaks in Maiden. The tournament is $70 per player or $280 per team (includes mulligans) and is a fundraiser for the club’s work with youth sports programs in the Bandys and Maiden communities. A shotgun start is set for 1 p.m. – …

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Listen to interview with new Nebraska assistant coach Bobby Lutz

Published Friday, April 19th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com Listen to a video by the Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star with Catawba County native Bobby Lutz, a 1976 Bandys High graduate, who began work this week as a special assistant coach on the basketball staff at Nebraska. Lutz, 61 and a former head coach at Pfeiffer University and Charlotte, is returning to college coaching. BOBBY TALKS HOOPS: https://journalstar.com/sports/nebraska-basketball-special-assistant-bobby-lutz-on-analytics-philosophy-and/video_dee6e010-f7ca-5bd1-abe1-6fdae7d952b4.html?utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR12-9spGG8znHEoF3kDZQZPNEYYk7sLhyAjx7H1P1PCOaNSrShC9EisdOQ

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Biggerstaff back as West Caldwell’s head coach

Published Thursday, April 18th, 2019

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com LENOIR – West Caldwell High on Thursday welcomed the return of its all-time winningest head football coach. In a press release, the Warriors’ athletic department named Mike Biggerstaff – whose West Caldwell teams from 1979 through 1987 went 75-21 – as the next head football coach. The field at West Caldwell’s Thuss Stadium was named after …

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Lutz confirms he’s joining coaching staff at Nebraska

Published Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Bandys grad returning to college basketball as special assitant   HobbsDailyReport.com Catawba County native Bobby Lutz is back in college basketball, confirming Thursday he’s signed a contract to join the coaching staff at Nebraska. Lutz, 61, told HobbsDailyReport.com in a social media message that he’s been in Nebraska this week and already inked a contract to return to coaching with …

CATAWBA COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME: UNC assistant Woods will be keynote speaker

Published Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Sparky Woods, a former head football coach at Appalachian State and South Carolina, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame (CCSHOF) inductions. Woods, an assistant on Mack Brown’s coaching staff at North Carolina, has worked on the same coaching staff as Class 0f 2019 inductee Brad Lawing during his career. …

CATAWBA COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME: 5 new picks include ex-Maiden football star, NASCAR’s Petree (updated)

Published Monday, April 1st, 2019

  READ MORE ON EACH INDIVIDUAL SELECTED: 2019 CCSHOF announcement HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – The next class of the Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame has been selected. In a Monday afternoon press release by the Hickory Metro Sports Commission (HMSC), these individuals were named as the Class of 2019, and they will bring membership to 94: Catawba College all-time interceptions …

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 …