DENVER NUGGETS BASKETBALL: Tryouts scheduled at East Lincoln High

HobbsDailyReport.com DENVER, N.C. – Tryouts for the Denver Nuggets Travel team for boys’ basketball are scheduled for East Lincoln High. All basketball players in Lincoln and surrounding counties are encouraged to try out. They will need to complete parental permission, medical consent and information forms that can be found at http://denvernuggetsnc.teampages.com/ The tryouts – for seventh- through 11th-graders — are …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: This week’s schedule

HobbsDailyReport.com THIS WEEK’S HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS SCHEDULE   Varsity spring sports events scheduled this week 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 …

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Lincoln Memorial sweeps 3-game series against Lenoir-Rhyne

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Lincoln Memorial completed a three-game sweep of Lenoir-Rhyne University in baseball on Saturday, beating the Bears 9-8 and 10-1 to drop them four games below .500. The visiting Railsplitters opened the South Atlantic Conference (SAC) series with a 13-4 victory on Friday at Bears Field. Lincoln Memorial improved to 19-8 overall and 10-2 in the SAC, and …

WOMEN’S COLLEGE LACROSSE: Elmore clears 100 career goals with 5 in win at Tusculum

HobbsDailyReport.com GREENVILLE, Tenn. – Rachel Elmore’s five goals sparked Lenoir-Rhyne University’s 18-7 women’s lacrosse victory on Saturday over Tusculum on the road. She surpassed 100 career goals as the Bears (5-3, 1-0) won their South Atlantic Conference (SAC) opener and dropped the Pioneers to 1-6, 0-1. Elmore is a senior from White Plains, Md., who has 102 career goals, 24 …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: Saturday’s results

HobbsDailyReport.com SATURDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS RESULTS Varsity spring sports results from events scheduled on Saturday 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 …

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Ex-Bandys star Story helps App State make tourney run

HobbsDailyReport.com NEW ORLEANS – Former Bandys High star Madi Story helped Appalachian State reach the semifinals of the Sun Belt Tournament in New Orleans. The fifth-seeded Mountaineers beat No. 8 Coastal Carolina 78-42 in New Orleans on Wednesday when Story scored 18 points. On Thursday, Appalachian State nipped No. 4 Georgia State 47-45 when Story scored seven points and hit …

NCAA DIVISION II MEN’S TOURNAMENT: USC Aiken eliminates Lenoir-Rhyne

HobbsDailyReport.com CHARLOTTE— Third-seeded USC Aiken eliminated No. 6 seed Lenoir-Rhyne University in the first round of the NCAA Division II men’s basketball tournament Saturday, winning 84-71 at Queens University. The Bears, who finish 21-10, trailed 39-23 at the half. Cory Thomas led LRU with 24 points but the Bears did not have any other scorers reach double figures. He also …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Cornwell, Dollar top players in District 10

Local stars lead picks made by N.C. Basketball Coaches Association (NCBCA) HobbsDailyReport.com Chyna Cornwell of Newton-Conover and Sidney Dollar of East Lincoln have been named the District 10 players of the year in basketball in picks by the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association (NCBCA). Only players whose coaches are members of the NCBCA are eligible for selection. Cornwell averaged 28.3 …

HIGH SCHOOL STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Saturday’s results (complete)

HobbsDailyReport.com STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Saturday at UNC, N.C. State) BOYS 1A at UNC No. 3 Bishop McGuinness 55, No. 2 Henderson Collegiate 54 … Bishop McGuinness finishes 24-8; Henderson Collegiate finishes 31-3 2A at N.C. State No. 1 Farmville Central 86, No. 2 Forest Hills 71… Farmville Central finishes 32-0; Forest Hills finishes 29-3 3A at UNC No. 1 SW …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: Saturday’s schedule

HobbsDailyReport.com SATURDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS SCHEDULE Varsity spring sports results from events scheduled on Saturday 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 …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: Friday’s results

HobbsDailyReport.com FRIDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS RESULTS Varsity spring sports results from events scheduled on Friday 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 …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: Friday’s schedule

HobbsDailyReport.com FRIDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS SCHEDULE   Varsity spring sports events scheduled on Friday 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 …

NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A ROUNDUP: Bears score 15 in baseball, knock Foard out of share of first

West Iredell freshman strikes out 11 in win over East Burke HobbsDailyReport.com Carson Sigmon had three hits and drove in five runs on Thursday night, helping Bunker Hill High roll to a 15-2 baseball victory over Fred T. Foard on the road. The Bears won a Northwestern Foothills 2A game after scoring three runs in the first inning and tacking …

SOUTH FORK 2A ROUNDUP: Maiden edges W. Lincoln, continues to lead baseball race

Maiden’s Ikard throws five-inning no-hitter in softball HobbsDailyReport.com Maiden High, playing its fifth straight road game, won again Thursday night to continue atop the South Fork 2A baseball standings. The Blue Devils beat West Lincoln 4-2 behind the pitching of Ross Fowler, who went 6 2/3 innings, gave up four hits and two unearned runs, walked two and struck out …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TENNIS SUMMARIES: Spartans win twice; N-C nips Maiden

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TENNIS SUMMARIES THURSDAY SOUTH CALDWELL 9, EAST BURKE 0 Singles: Andrew Mearns (SC) d. Thomas Wentz 6-1, 6-4; Corey Kincaid (SC) d. Parker Lingerfelt 6-0, 6-0; Caleb Cook (SC) d. Chiamoua Yang 6-0, 6-0; Cameron Connor (SC) d. Trey Blackwood 7-6 (7-5), 6-2; Richie McKercher (SC) d. Raelen Lo 6-0, 6-1; Asher Mearns (SC) d. Tommy …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: Thurday’s results

HobbsDailyReport.com THURSDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS RESULTS Varsity spring sports results from events scheduled on Thursday 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). HobbsDailyReport.com will list any changes in game times provided but fans are advised to call the home school the …

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: Thursday’s schedule

HobbsDailyReport.com THURSDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS SCHEDULE Varsity spring sports events scheduled on Thursday 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: Wednesday’s results

HobbsDailyReport.com WEDNESDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS RESULTS Varsity spring sports results from events scheduled on Wednesday 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). HobbsDailyReport.com will list any changes in game times provided but fans are advised to call the home school the …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Ponder ponders future, accepts job as West Lincoln head coach

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com LINCOLNTON – It’s hard to beat good timing, and new West Lincoln High head football coach Darren Ponder is excited about where things are for him. Ponder — defensive coordinator for the Rebels last season — was named head coach on Wednesday after that was approved by the Lincoln County Board of Education. He’ll now prepare …

NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A ROUNDUP: Bunker Hill grabs 200th career win for head softball coach

HobbsDailyReport.com Winning pitcher Payton Bryant played a key role on Tuesday night as Bunker Hill High collected career softball coach win No. 200 for head coach Randy Joines. Bryant drew a game-winning, walk-off walk in a 4-3 home victory over Hibriten in a Northwestern Foothills 2A game. Lillie Pennington hit a two-run inside-the-park home run for the Bears (3-0, 2-0) …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Dutka exits after 4 years as head coach of Bandys boys

Editor’s note: HobbsDailyReport.com will update this story as more information becomes available. By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Adam Dutka, head boys’ basketball coach at Bandys High for the last four seasons, will not return to guide the Trojans next season. Multiple sources have told HobbsDailyReport.com Dutka – a non-faculty head coach – was informed this week that the school …

TUESDAY’S BOYS TENNIS SUMMARIES: N-C, Maiden pick up victories

HobbsDailyReport.com TUESDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TENNIS SUMMARIES   NEWTON-CONOVER 9, EAST BURKE 0 (at East Burke) Singles: Brann Reid (N-C) d. Thomas Wentz 6-0, 6-0; Tim Eustice (N-C) d. Parker Lingerfelt 6-0, 6-0; Ben Hinshaw (N-C) d. Trey Blackwood 6-1, 6-0; Eli Chellman (N-C) d. Raelen Lo 6-1, 6-0; Thomas Silva (N-C) d. Tommy Lo 6-0, 6-1; Joshua Greene (N-C) …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Watauga’s Sanders exits after 15 years as boys’ head coach

HobbsDailyReport.com BOONE – Rob Sanders – whose 200 wins as head boys’ basketball coach at Watauga High is the most in school history — won’t be back for a 16th season. The Pioneers announced on Tuesday they’ve started a search for a new head coach and that Sanders will remain at the school as a physical education teacher. Sanders became …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL: Lake Norman Charter’s Reeves steps down

HobbsDailyReport.com HUNTERSVILLE – Aaron Reeves, head boys’ basketball coach at Lake Norman Charter High, won’t return for a ninth season. A Tweet on Tuesday afternoon by LNCAthletics said Reeves has stepped down. Reeves guided the Knights to a 10-13 record this season that included going 8-6 in the South Fork 2A and sharing third place in the South Fork 2A …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Saturday’s regional results; pairings for state championships

HobbsDailyReport.com STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Next Saturday at UNC, N.C. State) BOYS 1A No. 2 Henderson Collegiate (31-2) vs. No. 3 Bishop McGuinness (23-8), 2:30 p.m., UNC 2A No. 1 Farmville Central (31-0) vs. No. 2 Forest Hills (29-2), 7:30 p.m., N.C. State 3A No. 4 Burlington Williams (27-3) vs. No. 1 SW Guilford (31-0), 7:30 p.m., UNC 4A No. 3 …

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: In last 10 seasons, S. Caldwell, Bunker Hill rank 1-2 in winning percentage

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL RECORDS, LAST 10 SEASONS   Unofficial records of area high school baseball teams over the last 10 seasons (2008-2018), listed in order of winning percentage: SCHOOL                                                  RECORD                WINNING PERCENTAGE South Caldwell                                         233-43                         .844 Bunker Hill                                                192-82                           .700 Hickory                                                      148-107         …

HOBBSDAILYREPORT.COM: We dedicate our work for 2019 to a brother who set a great example

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 …