HIGH SCHOOLS: E. Lincoln, Patton, Watauga win Wells Fargo Conference Cups

Published Friday, September 18th, 2020

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CHAPEL HILL – East Lincoln, Patton and Watauga have won 2019-2002 Wells Fargo Conference Cup Championships from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA). The Cup is annually presented to schools that have the top athletic programs in a conference and each league determined its method of earning points. Wachovia, and now Wells Fargo, has …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Patton hires Freedom’s defensive coordinator as head coach

Published Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Mark Duncan has also been assistant at Crest, Richmond County during career   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com MORGANTON – Mark Duncan, defensive coordinator at Freedom High since 2017, will be Patton’s head football coach as the Panthers head into their 13th varsity season in February. A press release on Wednesday by the Burke County Public Schools said Duncan will leave …

NFL: Former Hickory star Succop signs with Bucs, wins starting kicker’s job

Published Monday, September 7th, 2020

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Former Hickory High kicking star Ryan Succop appears to ready to rebound. Succop — who played six games in 2019 with the Tennessee Titans before being sidelined by an injury — has signed with Tampa Bay, and he won the kicking job with the Bucs. Tampa Bay’s first game, with Tom Brady debuting at quarterback, is …

HIGH SCHOOLS: Lake Norman Charter gets new football turf, adds on-site track

Published Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com HUNTERSVILLE — Lake Norman Charter High will go into its next athletic season in the South Fork 2A with a new facility that features a new football field with turf and a track for track and field. As a charter school, the school does not receive money from the state for its athletic programs and facilities. Read more about …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Bunker Hill promotes Church to varsity boys’ head coach

Published Thursday, August 27th, 2020

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CLAREMONT – Anthony Church is changing spots on the Bunker Hill High boys’ varsity basketball bench. Church — a Bears assistant last season under Dylan Johnson — has been promoted to head coach, Bunker Hill athletic department officials announced Wednesday. Johnson left the Bears after one season (they went 3-22 overall, 1-13 in the Northwestern Foothills …