COLLEGE WOMEN’S GOLF: Bears’ Hartsell gains bid to play in NCAA regionals

Published Monday, May 1st, 2017

HobbsDailyReport.com INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Lenoir-Rhyne University women’s golfer Abbey Hartsell, a former prep star at Alexander Central High, is headed to the NCAA Division II South Super Regional. Hartsell, a sophomore, earned a spot as an individual in the field for a two-day event that begins next Monday at The Members Club at Woodcreek in Elgin, S.C. She was recently …

STATE BOYS’ DUAL-TEAM TENNIS: Newton-Conover earns home opener in 2A

Published Monday, May 1st, 2017

HobbsDailyReport.com CHAPEL HILL – The state boys’ dual-team tennis playoffs begin on Tuesday with 10 schools from area leagues in the brackets. Shelby from the South Mountain Athletic 2A-3A gained the highest 2A seed in the West bracket at No. 2, with Newton-Conover from the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A grabbing the West No. 3 seed. Other area 2A teams …

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne’s Boone on national top 25 watchlist

Published Monday, May 1st, 2017

HobbsDailyReport.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Erin Boone of Lenoir-Rhyne University is on a watch list for National Player of the year in women’s softball. Boone, a sophomore outfielder from Creedmore, has twice been a first-team All-South Atlantic Conference (SAC) selection. She is among 25 players on the watch list distributed by Schutt Sports for the National Fast-pitch Coaches Association (NFCA) for …

SD-7 2A SOFTBALL: Lincolnton at W. Lincoln tourney game time changed

Published Monday, May 1st, 2017

HobbsDailyReport.com VALE – The starting time for Tuesday’s first-round Southern District 7 Athletic 2A softball tournament game between Lincolnton and West Lincoln has been changed. League officials said Monday the No. 8 Wolves will now play the top-seeded Rebels at 7 p.m. rather than an originally listed start time of 4:30 p.m. The winner advances to a semifinal at 7 …

SD-7 2A BOYS TENNIS: N-C’s Reid, Porter win top conference awards

Published Monday, May 1st, 2017

HobbsDailyReport.com Newton-Conover High swept the top awards for boys’ tennis in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A for this season. Conference officials released All-SD-7 2A on Monday with Brann Reid of the Red Devils as the league’s player of the year and his coach, Randall Porter, winning the coaching award in a vote of conference coaches. Newton-Conover won the league …