HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Crest wins big, advances to state 3A championship series

Published Saturday, May 27th, 2017

HobbsDailyReport.com Crest High has advanced to the state 3A best-of-3 championship series. Follow the Chargers by following the blanket-like coverage provided by The Gaston Gazette and Shelby Daily Star. Click the link below for details on how Crest won on Friday to secure its bid. http://www.gastongazette.com/sports/20170526/crest-raps-out-11-hits-including-four-home-runs-to-beat-marvin-ridge-for-western-nc-3a-baseball-championship    

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL: Reynolds resigns as head coach at St. Stephens

Published Saturday, May 27th, 2017

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Betsy Reynolds, who helped St. Stephens High’s girls get back on track in basketball with back-to-back winning seasons, has resigned. On Friday, St. Stephens athletic director Jim Woodruff confirmed Reynolds has stepped down and won’t guide the Indians next season when they start play in a revamped Northwestern 3A-4A. Woodruff said via email that …

Lenoir-Rhyne sports: McAllister league’s top scholar-athlete in women’s lacrosse

Published Saturday, May 27th, 2017

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Noreen McAllister of Lenoir-Rhyne University has been named the South Atlantic Conference (SAC) Scholar-Athlete of the Year in women’s lacrosse. McAllister, from Bayport, N.Y., graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in middle grades education. Her grade point average was 3.84. She lettered four years for the Bears (2014-17) while starting every game the last two …

LEGION BASEBALL: Caldwell County wipes out 6-run deficit, beats Hickory

Published Saturday, May 27th, 2017

HobbsDailyReport.com Caldwell County Post 29 wiped out a six-run deficit on Friday night en route to beating visiting Hickory 8-6 in American Legion baseball at M.S. Deal Stadium in Granite Falls. Hickory had a 6-0 lead behind five shutout innings by Caleb Lutjens before Caldwell County rallied to tie it at 6 in the bottom of the sixth inning and …

PGA TOUR: Poston struggles in second round, drops from lead to tie for 33rd

Published Saturday, May 27th, 2017

HobbsDailyReport.com FORTH WORTH, Tex. – J.T. Poston had a good day on Thursday, but Friday was much different in the second round of the US PGA Tour Dean & DeLuca Invitational. Poston, a former golfing star at Hickory High and Western Carolina, left the course at the Colonial Country Club on Thursday in a three-way tie for the lead after …