WORTH READING: A veteran sports guy’s insight on the value of team

HobbsDaily Report.com A good read that should make parents and others think hard(er) about the decision(s) not to play an entire career at one high school, from a North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Hall of Famer who has spent most of his adult life covering high school athletes. Earl Vaughn Jr. of Fayetteville — still contributing to student-athletes’ …

MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER: Lenoir-Rhyne gets postseason bid, faces Young Harris first

HobbsDailyReport.com INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Lenoir-Rhyne University men’s soccer team is headed back to the NCAA Division II playoffs. The Bears (10-3-3) earned the No. 5 seed from the Southeast Regional when the national field was revealed on Monday, and they’ll face No. 4 Young Harris (11-3-2) in a first-round match Thursday at 7 p.m. in Gaffney, S.C. Thursday’s winner …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne’s Dugger wins league special teams award

HobbsDailyReport.com ROCK HILL, S.C. – A punt return for a touchdown helped Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Kyle Dugger win this week’s South Atlantic Conference (SAC) Player of the Week Award for special teams. Dugger, a sophomore safety from Fayetteville, Ga., returned a punt 38 yards for a score last Saturday in the Bears’ league battle at home with Carson-Newman. The Eagles downed …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER PLAYOFFS: N-C wins, faces Owen next; HHS advances to play Statesville

HobbsDailyReport.com STATE BOYS SOCCER PLAYOFFS Second round results and pairings for Wednesday’s third round of the state West 2A, West 3A and West 4A boys’ soccer playoffs, with match times (if available) and with teams from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A indicated by bold and all caps. The lower-seeded team visits the higher-seeded team. For …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Final junior varsity standings

HobbsDailyReport.com JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL STANDINGS (Final regular season) SOUTH FORK 2A (Conf./All) Maiden 7-0, 10-0 N. Lincoln 6-1, 6-3 Newton-Conover 5-2, 7-3 Lincolnton 3-4, 6-4 Bandys 3-4, 5-5 E. Lincoln 3-4, 5-5 W. Lincoln 1-6, 4-6 Lake Norman Charter 0-7, 0-8 Thursday’s results Maiden 22, Lincolnton 14 Newton-Conover 31, E. Lincoln 13 N. Lincoln 34, Bandys 24 W. Lincoln 30, …