Hickory High Sports

  • NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Hickory Red Tornadoes - By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY RED TORNADOES Conference: Northwestern 3A-4A. Head coach: Russell Stone (268-160-5, 37 years; 6-6 at Hickory, 1 year). Last season’s records: 6-6 overall; 4-3 Northwestern 3A-4A, tied for third place. Last season’s results: Statesville, L 26-27, OT; Newton-Conover, L 26-45; at Hunter Huss, W 28-27; at Bandys, W 33-10; at McDOWELL, W 36-13; FREEDOM, L 30-35; ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER: Red Tornadoes’ LaFrancis wins Catawba County Player of the Year - HobbsDailyReport.com
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Red Tornadoes’ Chisholm to play at Averett University - HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Hickory High’s A.J. Chisholm will continue his football career next season by playing at Averett University in Danville, Va. Chisholm will pursue a degree in business at Averett, an NCAA Division III school that plays in the USA South conference and was 6-4 last season. In his last season at Hickory, he had two receptions for 14 ...
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Hickory’s Bell signs to play for Lee University - HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Hickory High senior Jackson Bell has signed to play basketball for Lee University in Tennessee. Bell averaged 15 points and eight rebounds last season, when the Red Tornadoes went 27-3 under head coach Andy Poplin. “Jackson Bell is easily one of the finest young men I have had the privilege of coaching,” Poplin said in a Hickory ...
  • EASTER CLASSIC: Hickory repeats as champ as Hanvey again wins tournament MVP - HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON – If it’s a Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic title game and the ball is in the hands of Hickory High’s Pierson Hanvey, polish up the trophy for the Red Tornadoes. Hanvey — whose pitching sparked Hickory when he won tournament MVP in 2017 — repeated that on Wednesday night in a 9-3 victory over top-seeded Alexander Central ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING: Red Tornadoes’ Durak picks Princeton - HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Anna Durak, a Hickory High swimmer who is a three-time team MVP and holds five school records, will swim next season at Princeton University. Her decision was announced Wednesday via a press release from the Hickory Public Schools. Durak said she chose Princeton because of its renowned education and competitive swim team. “The campus is gorgeous, the ...
  • HIGH SCHOOLS: Panthers will honor Hickory swimmer Durak at Dec. 10 game - HobbsDailyReport.com CHARLOTTE – The Carolina Panthers will honor a Hickory High championship swimmer at their game on Dec. 10. Anna Durak, a senior at HHS, will receive the 2017 Carolina Panthers Community Captain Award, a press release from the Hickory Public Schools (HPS) said. Durak has won a state championship in swimming in each of her previous three seasons. She ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Anderson leads Alex Central to win over Burns - HobbsDailyReport.com TAYLORSVILLE – Quarterback Gunnar Anderson generated 171 yards of offense and scored twice, including a game-winning touchdown on Friday night for Alexander Central High. Anderson ran 12 times for 53 yards with his 1-yard run with two minutes, 45 seconds to play helping the Cougars beat visiting Burns 28-23 to open the season. He also completed 10-of-14 passes for ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Hickory girls to play fundraising tournament - HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Hickory High’s girls’ golf team has scheduled a tournament fundraiser for Wednesday at the Lake Hickory Country Club Town Course with an 8:30 a.m. start. The team is seeking donations and/or pledges per hole. Each member of the Red Tornadoes will play as many holes as possible in order to raise funds, a press release from the ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Worley, Stilwell join St. Stephens coaching staff - By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – St. Stephens High has added two new assistants – both former head coaches – to its football staff. Former Hickory head coach John Worley is coaching offensive linemen and former North Lincoln head coach Scott Stilwell is coaching wide receivers, Indians head coach Wayne Hicks confirmed Wednesday. Worley coached offensive linemen at HHS, his ...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Harper leaving HHS to coach at Central State (Ohio) - By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Former NFL wide receiver Justin Harper, who was set to start his first season as associate head football coach at Hickory High, is leaving the Red Tornadoes. In an exclusive interview with HobbsDailyReport.com on Wednesday, Harper said he’s accepted a college coaching job he feels will help him reach his coaching goals in football ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: An early batch of ‘Did you know?’ (you want to…) - Statistical information compiled by and published at HobbsDailyReport.com is copyrighted and not available for re-publication — print or online — without prior written consent. Copy and pastes of the link from this item are OK. HobbsDailyReport.com A few early tidbits — the things you get from the unique at-your-finger-tips/extensive record-keeping of Chris Hobbs, HobbsDailyReport.com’s  founder — while he’s hard at ...
  • PGA TOUR: Poston fires 7 birdies in final round in Alabama - HobbsDailyReport.com OPELIKA, Ala. – The weather was hot on Sunday at the Barbasol Championship, and J.T. Poston was even hotter. Posting seven birdies, Poston shot a fourth-round 66 – his best round of the tournament – to finish at 68-72-68-66—274 (10-under par) and tie for 42nd in the 25th event of his rookie season on the PGA Tour. Poston, a ...
  • PGA TOUR: Poston starts well, fires 68 in third round in Alabama - HobbsDailyReport.com OPELIKA, Ala. – J.T. Poston birdied hole No. 1 and added three others in his third round on Saturday at the Barbasol Championship, matching his round of 68 from Thursday. Poston, after making the cut for the 17th time in 25 PGA Tour rookie events, moved up on the leaderboard heading into Sunday’s final round. He is at 68-72-68—208 ...
  • PGA TOUR: Poston makes cut for 17th time in rookie season - HobbsDailyReport.com AUBURN, Ala. – Hickory golfer J.T. Poston has made another cut, his 17th in 25 events as a PGA Tour rookie. Poston shot a 68 on Thursday and a second-round 72 at the Barbasol Championship on Friday. His 2-under par 140, which 15 other golfers shot, advanced him to the third round on Saturday. He had four birdies, including ...
  • YOUR FOOTBALL CAREER: Get your stats, prove to the kids you were a star - HobbsDailyReport.com DENVER, N.C. — If you’re a former high school football player in the Greater Hickory area – or are dating or married to one, are the mom, dad, aunt or uncle or granny/grandpa of one or that superstar is your dad, brother or cousin – HobbsDailyReport.com is now offering a unique opportunity for a personalized gift that will dip ...
  • PGA TOUR: Final 3 holes turn tough on Poston in Deere Classic - HobbsDailyReport.com SILVIS, Ill. – The last three holes in the John Deere Classic turned tough on former Hickory High golfer J.T. Poston on Sunday. Poston was at 1-under par through No. 16 in the fourth round, but closed with a double bogey (7) on No. 17 and a bogey on No. 18 to finish at 73 and at 5-under par ...
  • EAST-WEST GIRLS SOCCER: Final rosters for Tuesday’s all-star match - HobbsDailyReport.com EAST-WEST GIRLS’ SOCCER ROSTERS WEST No./Player/Post./High school 2, MADELYN BECKER, D-M, NEWTON-CONOVER 3, SKYLER CHILLSON, F, LAKE NORMAN 4, Katie Kearns, D, A.C. Reynolds 5, Kenzie McDowell, F, Asheville 6, Alivia McKelvy, G, Piedmont 7, Elizabeth Neblett, D, W. Forsyth 8, Maddie Capel, na, Hickory Ridge 9, JOVANNA RAMERIZ SANCHEZ, M, HICKORY 10, MEAGHAN QUINN, F, S. IREDELL 11, ...
  • EAST-WEST GIRLS SOCCER: Red Devils’ Palozzi coaching West girls team - HobbsDailyReport.com GREENSBORO – Newton-Conover High’s head coach will direct the West All-Stars on Tuesday night in the annual East-West girls’ match at the Bryan Soccer Complex. Angelo Palozzi, who in six seasons has 100 wins, three league titles and six state playoff teams for the Red Devils, is the West head coach. His 16-player team features two players from Greater ...
  • PGA TOUR: Poston has up and down start, finishes with second-round 69 - HobbsDailyReport.com SILVIS, Ill. – Former Hickory High golfer J.T. Poston had a bit of a rollercoaster ride Friday in the second round of the John Deere Classic. He ended up shooting a 69 and is tied with nine other golfers for 29th place as the tournament heads to its third round on Saturday. On Friday, Poston worked his way through ...
  • HIGH SCHOOLS: Title IX case forces field improvements at Florida school - HobbsDailyReport.com This article — dealing with Title IX at a high school in Florida — is worth a read, as it is paramount that school systems in every state comply with the (equal) opportunities they provide their student-athletes… an often tough chore given the current economy. http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/6/article/124290/
  • PGA TOUR: Hickory’s Poston not playing in Quicken Loans National - HobbsDailyReport.com Former Hickory High and Western Carolina golfer J.T. Poston is not playing in this week’s PGA Tour event, the Quiken Loans National in Potomac, Md. Poston has played has played in 22 tournaments as a rookie, making the cut in 15. The next PGA Tour events are scheduled Thursday through July 9 and then the John Deere Classic on ...
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  • PGA TOUR: Hickory’s Poston misses cut at Travelers Championship - HobbsDailyReport.com CROMWELL, CT. – Hickory native J.T. Poston missed the cut after two rounds of the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship. Poston, who played high school golf at Hickory and college golf at Western Carolina, shot a 5-over par in the opening round on Thursday and a 1-under 69 on Friday but didn’t make the cut at 144. He has participated ...
  • U.S. OPEN UPDATE: Poston stands pat on back 9, finishes at 6-over par 78 - HobbsDailyReport.com ERIN, Wisc. – Former Hickory High golfer J.T. Poston rallied with two birdies on the back nine to post a 6-over par 78 in the opening round of the U.S. Open on Thursday. Poston, a PGA Tour rookie, struggled on the front nine with four bogeys and a double bogey — shooting a 42 on the par 72 course ...
  • U.S. OPEN: Hickory’s Poston tees off in first major at 8:07 a.m. on Thursday - HobbsDailyReport.com ERIN, Wisc. – It’s a big day in the career of former Hickory High golfer J.T. Poston. On Thursday at 8:07 a.m. EST, Poston joins Japan’s Yusaku Miyazato and Aaron Rai from England at the No. 1 tee to start the first round of the U.S. Open at Erin Hill, Wisc. It’s Poston first major on the PGA Tour ...
  • BASEBALL DRAFT: Jarrett picked by Baltimore Orioles - HobbsDailyReport.com SECAUCUS, N.J. – The Baltimore Orioles have selected outfielder Zach Jarrett, who played baseball at Hickory High, in the Major League Baseball Draft. Jarrett played college baseball at Charlotte, where he is a senior. He was taken by Baltimore in the 28th round with the 848th pick of the draft, which is finishing up the last of three days ...
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  • HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Hickory’s McClain signs to play for Belmont Abbey women - HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – The basketball career of Hickory High’s A’mya McClain will continue next season at Belmont Abbey College. McClain will attend The Abbey on athletic and academic scholarships and play for head coach Audrey Timmerman, a press release issued Tuesday by the Hickory Public Schools said. She was HHS’ Defensive Player of the Year last season and was the ...
  • WELLS FARGO FINAL STANDINGS: Hickory, E. Lincoln among Conference Cup winners - HobbsDailyReport.com CHAPEL HILL – Hickory, East Lincoln, Kings Mountain and Lake Norman fielded the top athletic programs in their respective high school sports conferences this season. Each of those schools won a Wells Fargo Conference Cup when season results were released by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) on Thursday. Each conference in the state annually develops its ...
  • PGA TOUR: Hickory’s Poston will play in St. Jude Classic this week - HobbsDailyReport.com MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Former Hickory High golf star J.T. Poston is on the entry list for this week’s Fed Ex St. Jude Classic, which begins on Thursday. Poston has played in 19 PGA Tour events this season, making the cut 15 times, but did not play in last weekend’s The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide in Dublin, Ohio. Poston, ...
  • HICKORY HIGH: Peterson, Hewitt win Coyne Memorial awards as top athletes - HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Hickory High has named a state championship female swimmer and a three-sport male athlete as winners of this year’s William Coyne Memorial Athletes of the Year. Emmaline Peterson, a swimmer headed to the University of Georgia, won the Coyne award for female athletics while Kaleb Hewitt, who is going to Gardner-Webb University to play basketball, won the ...