HobbsDailyReport.com awaiting more
info from Catawba, Lincoln County school systems
By CHRIS HOBBS
CATAWBA — We’ll also post updated or more complete information — if and when — it becomes available.
Lincolnton played at Bandys in a high school varsity game on Thursday night — Lincolnton won 43-34 in a Catawba Valley 2A Athletic battle — and there was a game officials’ report filed with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) post-game.
The NCHSAA chooses not to discuss ejection reports on actions taken by NCHSAA board of directors-imposed rules governing its member schools; the “no comment, go to the schools involved for information and inquiries” is not an NCHSAA rule but a policy Commissioner Que Tucker has chosen to continue (most, if not all, previous commissioners also made that choice).
HobbsDailyReport.com has contacted both the Catawba County Schools and Lincoln County Schools with questions and concerns regarding information about what happened at the game, if ejections were given (how many, if any, for each school) and how many players are subject to missing varsity games on Friday night (Maiden at Bandys; West Caldwell at Lincolnton).
Some video of a sequence of events has been posted on social media. It is of what happened at the end of the first half, after Bandys scored and tried to kick an extra point.
When we receive addtional info and a return of such — both school systems are subject to public records laws — we will update this situation.
Under state law, school systems are allowed “reasonable time” to answer inquiries from the public and the media.
The post below– from three days ago — is by BHS officials with an update on Bandys head coach Jason Barnes on Facebook from Barnes’ wife.
HobbsDailyReport.com normally would not post any health-related information because of privacy concerns but the post clearly indicates to the BHS community the injuries to Coach Barnes.
Thank you all for your concerns, thoughts and prayers for Coach Barnes. We wanted to update you all.
From Coach Barnes wife, Moriah:
Please thank our wonderful community for their texts and reaching out about Jason.
He will have an MRI on Tuesday.
He has a break in his fibula and bone has pulled away from the knee. Two torn hamstrings and a torn bicep.
He is still honestly in really good spirits!
Get well soon, Coach!￼