TODAY’S BLAST FROM THE PAST: Start of a state high school record book

Published Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com One of the things I spent a good amount of time on in my early sports reporting career was a push toward establishing a much-needed North Carolina High School Record Book. It doesn’t seem that long ago – 26 years actually – that many of the state’s newspaper reporters who were assigned to prep coverage worked …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Wearing No. 44 to become big honor at Bandys

Published Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Starting this season, seeing uniform No. 44 on the varsity football field at Bandys High will mean the Trojans have a very special player. On Wednesday, head coach Trent Lowman announced the school will issue that number – worn by his father, Randy, in the early 1970s at Bandys and most recently by linebacker-fullback …

GOLF FROM TUESDAY: Hull leads St. Stephens to Northwestern 3A-4A victory

Published Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

HobbsDailyReport.com NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A GOLF (Tuesday at Catawba Springs, 18 holes) Team scores: 1. St. Stephens 310; 2. Hickory 333; 3. Hibriten 352; 4. Foard 360; 5. Watauga 361; 6. Patton 365; 7. S. Caldwell 379; 8. Freedom 326. Medalist: Bryce Hull (SS) 71. Scores, winning team: St. Stephens 310 (Hull 71, Trent McLauchlin 74, Caden Powell 80, Andy Bowman 85, …

UPDATED GIRLS SOCCER STANDINGS: Lincolnton leads SD-7 2A race

Published Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

GIRLS SOCCER Thru Tuesday, April 11 (conference matches only) SOUTHERN DISTRICT 7 ATHLETIC 2A Lincolnton 7-0-2 E. Lincoln 6-1-1 Newton-Conover 6-1-1 Maiden 5-4-0 Bandys 2-6-0 W. Lincoln 2-6-0 Bunker Hill 2-7-0 W. Caldwell 2-7-0 NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A Hickory 7-1-0 Foard 7-2-0 Watauga (4A) 5-2-2 Hibriten 4-2-2 S. Caldwell (4A) 4-4-0 St. Stephens 4-5-0 Freedom 1-8-0 Patton 0-8-0 SOUTH MOUNTAIN ATHLETIC 2A-3A …

UPDATED SOFTBALL STANDINGS: S. Caldwell only area team unbeaten in league play

Published Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Thru Tuesday, April 11 (conference games only) SOUTHERN DISTRICT 7 ATHLETIC 2A E. Lincoln 9-1 W. Lincoln 8-2 Bunker Hill 7-4 Maiden 7-4 W. Caldwell 5-6 Bandys 2-6 Newton-Con. 2-9 Lincolnton 0-8 NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A S. Caldwell (4A) 9-0 Foard 8-2 Freedom 6-3 St. Stephens 6-5 Hibriten 5-5 Watauga (4A) 4-7 Patton 3-8 Hickory 0-11 SOUTH MOUNTAIN ATHLETIC 2A-3A R-S Central …