NCHSAA STATE AWARD WINNERS: Former Lenoir-Rhyne football player named top male coach

HobbsDailyReport.com CHAPEL HILL – A former Lenoir-Rhyne University football player was among those honored with state awards by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) during the week. Reggie Lucas — who played defensive back for the Bears and now teaches health and physical education and is head football coach at Wake Forest-Rolesville High — won the Harvey Reid …

NCHSAA SCHOLARSHIPS: Athletes from N-C, Hickory win Bradshaw Memorial awards

HobbsDailyReport.com CHAPEL HILL — High school athletes from Newton-Conover and Hickory were among the winners of Willie Bradshaw Memorial Endowed scholarships presented by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) during the first week of May. The NCHSAA presents a $750 scholarship to outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska native and/or Asian Pacfic Islander American or Hispanic Americans in each …

STATE’S TOP ATHLETES: Top male award goes to Lincolnton star Surratt

HobbsDailyReport.com CHAPEL HILL — Record-setting football star Sage Surratt of Lincolnton High was named during the week as the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Male Athlete of the Year. Surratt, who previously played at East Lincoln, had sterling seasons as a senior with the Wolves in football as a wide receiver and also in boys’ basketball. He will …

CRAWDADS: Split doubleheader with Suns, play Monday at 10:35 a.m.

HobbsDailyReport.com HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The Hickory Crawdads split a South Atlantic League (SAL) baseball doubleheader on Sunday against the Hagertown (Md.) Suns on the road. Hagerstown built an early five-run lead in the first game en route to a 10-9. That game was played as a makeup of a rained out game earlier in the four-game series. In the nightcap, …

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Rowan County’s biggest sports voice retiring

HobbsDailyReport.com Here’s a Blast From My Past… written not by me, but by one of the state’s best writers about one of the state’s sports radio icons. Normally, I would write my own reflections on Howard Platt and his decision to retire… but given this read I would be doing an injustice to even try. I was blessed to work …