LEGION BASEBALL: Schedule from Sunday through next Sunday

HobbsDailyReport.com AREA IV AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL (from original schedules) SUNDAY Cherryville at Hickory, 3 p.m. (Legion Fairgrounds, Newton) Lincoln County at Maiden, 7 p.m. (Maiden High) MONDAY Caldwell County at Asheville, 7 p.m. Cherryville at Taylorsville, 7 p.m. (Alexander Central High) Gaston Braves at Maiden, 7 p.m. TUESDAY Burke County at Taylorsville, 7 p.m. (Alexander Central High) Hickory at Henderson …

LEGION BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Maiden nips Hickory in extra innings

HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON – Scoring two runs in the ninth inning, Maiden Post 240 gave up a run in the bottom of the inning but still nipped Hickory 5-4 on Saturday afternoon in American Legion baseball. Four Maiden players had two hits each at the Legion Fairgrounds – Taylor Tibbs, Bryson Ledford, Grayeson Brown and J.R. McRee – to back solid …

CRAWDADS: Lakewood scores shutout win, checking Hickory on 4 hits

HobbsDailyReport.com LAKEWOOD, N.J. – JoJo Romero used his 89 pitches on Friday night effectively, limiting Hickory to four hits, as Lakewood (N.J.) blanked the visiting Crawdads 6-0 in South Atlantic League (SAL) baseball. Romero (5-1) gave up four hits, walked none and struck out 10 as the BlueClaws (38-30) won and held onto second place in the SAL’s Northern Division. …

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Trio of Lenoir-Rhyne players make first-team all-state

HobbsDailyReport.com GREENSBORO – Three Lenoir-Rhyne University women’s softball players are first-team all-state, and the Bears had two players named second-team. On Friday, the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) released its all-state college teams (NCAA Division II, Division II and NAIA), and LRU’s five picks were the most in the state. LRU’s first-team picks are senior catcher Sarah Kenley …

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Former Bears head coach Pate hired by Marshall

HobbsDailyReport.com HUNTINGTON, W. Va. – Katie Pate, who spent seven years in Lenoir-Rhyne University’s women’s basketball program, will join the coaching staff at Marshall, the school announced Friday. A press release on Marshall’s athletic website said she will begin working as associate head coach in July on the staff of Thundering Herd head coach Tony Kemper. Pate also has previous …