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

Published Sunday, May 7th, 2017

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 …

COLLEGE MEN’S LACROSSE: Lenoir-Rhyne gets history-making spot in national tournament

Published Sunday, May 7th, 2017

HobbsDailyReport.com INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – History made a visit to Lenoir-Rhyne University on Sunday, and Tampa University will make one to Hickory on Saturday. The Bears (12-2) were seeded No. 2 in the South Region in NCAA Division II men’s lacrosse — earning the first national bid in school history in the sport for LRU – when pairings were announced on …

NW 3A-4A BASEBALL: Foard clips HHS on squeeze bunt, takes tourney title

Published Saturday, May 6th, 2017

HobbsDailyReport.com MORGANTON – Fred T. Foard High’s baseball team literally squeezed past Hickory on Saturday afternoon, scoring the winning run via a squeeze bunt to capture the Northwestern 3A-4A tournament championship. Tournament MVP Mathew Greenwood bunted on a squeeze play with one out in the eighth inning, scoring Josh McKinney, to give Foard a 4-3 victory and the title. Top-seeded …

CRAWDADS: Rained out in Maryland, will play doubleheader against Suns on Sunday

Published Saturday, May 6th, 2017

HobbsDailyReport.com HAGERSTOWN, Md. – Hickory’s game against the Suns in Hagerstown, Md., was rained out on Friday night. It was the sixth wash out of the season for the Suns, who had only four games rained out last season, the club’s website says. The Crawdads (10-17) and Suns (17-0) will play a 6:05 p.m. game on Saturday in Hagerstown and …