WELCOME to Hobbs Daily Report, which launches today as a sports website we hope you will visit often to follow sports in the region for the latest results, schedules, standings and other news from area high schools, Lenoir-Rhyne University sports, the Hickory Crawdads, Catawba Valley Community College and many other sports news you’d like the general public to be able to read about (send items to hobbsdailyreport@gmail.com).

At the high school level, the site is currently focused on the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A, Northwestern 3A-4A, South Mountain Athletic 2A-3A and North Piedmont 3A-4A. Come August, with statewide realignment on the horizon, the primary leagues followed will be the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and the Northwestern 3A-4A.

Hobbs Daily Report is a continuation of my 42-plus years of sports coverage (see my bio) and a labor of love.

Today is an exciting day – a new direction – and Hobbs Daily Report is dedicated to the people who have and continue to stand behind me… from my late father, Jimmy Hobbs, who we lost in 1964, to my beloved grandparents who have passed — Cecil (1981) and Nellie Hamilton (1997) — to my older brothers (Randy and David) and to my mom, Betty.

I couldn’t attempt to take on this task without the support of my better half, Myra. She is why I still do what I do – cover sports – but with a new outlook and renewed focus as she reminds me often “Hon, I need some new…. shoes, dresses and (fill in the blank)….

Yes, ma’am.

Chris Hobbs


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