FRIDAY’S PREP ROUNDUP: Spartans hit 6 home runs, advance to West 4A softball title series (updated)

Published Saturday, May 8th, 2021

East. Lincoln reaches West 2A series, Alex Central a victory away in West 3A   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com South Caldwell High blasted six home runs on Friday night – two by senior Addison Blair – to roll into the West 4A title series in softball with a 16-0 victory over Hickory Ridge on the road. The fourth-seeded Spartans (15-1) …

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Jarrett has night off as Bowie falls at Altoona

Published Friday, May 7th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Former Hickory High star Zach Jarrett was not in the lineup on Friday night for the Bowie Baysox. Altoona (Pa.) nipped Bowie 5-4 in 10 innings, handing the Baysox (3-1) their first loss of the Double-A season. Bowie shares second place with Erie (Pa.), each a half-game back of Akron (Ohio). On Thursday night, Jarrett batted …

CRAWDADS: Win at Greensboro on Friday, even record at 2-2

Published Friday, May 7th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY CRAWDADS   Friday’s result at Greensboro: Hickory 8, Greensboro 4 Current record: 2-2, tied for fourth place with Greensboro in High-A East South, 2 games back of Bowling Green (Ky.) Next game: Saturday, 6:30 p.m., at Greensboro Next home game, L.P. Frans Stadium (2500 Clement Blvd NW): Tuesday, May 11, vs. Winston-Salem Dash, 7 p.m. (Magnet schedule giveaway, …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Catholic (3A), Grimsley (4A) capture state titles (summaries)

Published Friday, May 7th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Charlotte Catholic and Greensboro Grimsley captured state varsity football championships on Friday night. Catholic, the West No. 4 seed, edged East No. 3 Havelock 14-7 for a state 3A title at N.C. State. Grimsley, the West 4A champ, won a battle of top seeds, winning 28-8 over Cardinal Gibbons at North Carolina. Catholic finished 9-1 with …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: State title game scores, pairings

Published Friday, May 7th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com STATEWIDE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PAIRINGS (State championship results; results from first three rounds) STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS, SCHEDULE (Games at UNC and N.C. State) 1A (Saturday at N.C. State, noon)  No. 5 Northside-Pinetown (8-2) vs. No. 4 Murphy (9-1) 1AA (Saturday at UNC, noon) No. 1 Tarboro (8-0) vs. No. 2 E. Surry (9-1) 2A (Saturday at UNC, 5 p.m.)  No. …