HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS: Newman new head coach at Bandys

Published Monday, May 11th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Bandys High has hired Candace Newman, to coach girls’ varsity tennis next school year. She was approved as a non-faculty coach by the Catawba County Schools Board of Education on Monday night. Newman replaces Irma Bedford as head coach. Newman is from Sherrill’s Ford and actively involved in serving and volunteering in the community, a press release …

BREAKING NEWS: Bliss will return to coaching, guide Bandys varsity boys

Published Monday, May 11th, 2020

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Rob Bliss’ return to coaching prep basketball is official after his teaching contract was approved on Monday night by the Catawba County Board of Education. As first reported by HobbsDailyReport.com on May 6 (https://hobbsdailyreport.com/bandys-high/breaking-news-bliss-will-be-next-varsity-boys-basketball-coach-at-bandys/), Bliss will teach history and be head boys’ varsity basketball coach at Bandys High. He took over as principal at …

SOUTH FORK 2A: North Lincoln’s Lackey nears end of career

Published Saturday, May 9th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com A good read about Mark Lackey, a unique guy whose athletic career — as an athlete, coach and athletic director — saw him play a role at all four current Lincoln County high schools. HobbsDailyReport.com editor and content coordinator Chris Hobbs first met Lackey when Lackey was a student-athlete at West Lincoln, and has worked with him for more …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Red Devils’ Johnson says he will play at Duke

Published Friday, May 8th, 2020

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON – Brandon Johnson, a top receiver and defensive back last season for an eight-win team at Newton-Conover High, announced this week he will play college football at Duke. Johnson (5-foot-10, 175 pounds) revealed his decision in a video he posted on twitter on his mother’s birthday (https://twitter.com/i/status/1258164531626467332). He indicated he also received offers or considered, …

SOUTH FORK 2A: League issues Courage Awards to spring sports seniors

Published Friday, May 8th, 2020

Retiring coach, AD at Lincolnton also recognized by conference HobbsDailyReport.com The South Fork 2A has released a list of its senior athletes for spring sports, awarding each a Courage Award. Each of the conference’s eight schools will receive a plaque listing its senior student-athletes in baseball, girls’ golf, softball, girls’ soccer, boys’ tennis and girls’ and boys’ track and field, …