St. Stephens High Sports

  • NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A: King runs for career-best 319 as Indians nip Titans - St. Stephens wipes out early 13-point deficit, wins in first visit to Marion HobbsDailyReport.com MARION – St. Stephens High’s Xavian King had a breakout game, rushing for a career-high 319 yards and three scores, as the visiting Indians nipped McDowell 40-36 on Friday night in Northwestern 3A-4A football. The Indians (2-4, 1-1), playing at McDowell for the first time, snapped ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: St. Stephens hires E. Burke grad as new varsity boys’ coach - HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – St. Stephens High has named Patrick Smith as its new varsity boys’ basketball coach. The school announced his hiring on Friday morning. “I am extremely excited that we were able to hire someone with Patrick’s basketball knowledge and credentials,” St. Stephens athletic director Billy Baker said. “I am even more excited about the quality of person that ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: St. Stephens rolls behind 2 defensive scores from Benfield - Senior has 3 on ‘D’ in his career, most in 35 years for Indians By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – St. Stephens High’s Chance Benfield had a Friday night he won’t soon forget – scoring twice on defense — and he loved the impact it had as the Indians cruised past visiting Bunker Hill 44-6 for their first football win ...
  • NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A FOOTBALL PREVIEW: St. Stephens Indians - By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com ST. STEPHENS INDIANS Conference: Northwestern 3A-4A. Head coach: Wayne Hicks (19-38, 5 years; 19-38 at St. Stephens, 5 years). Last season’s records: 5-6 overall; 4-3 Northwestern 3A-4A, tied for third place. Last season’s results: Bandys, L 40-42, 2 OTs; at Bunker Hill, W 35-7; at Maiden, L 7-28; Foard, L 34-55; at FREEDOM, L 0-36; McDOWELL, ...
  • FOOTBALL CAMP: ‘Little Indian’ event begins on Monday night - HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – St. Stephens High’s “Little Indian Football Camp” is scheduled at the school from Monday through Thursday. The camp is open to rising student-athletes in grades 1 through 8 and scheduled each day for 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the St. Stephens football field. Camp registration is Monday at the Indians’ stadium, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Cost ...
  • PREP BASKETBALL: Post resigns as St. Stephens boys’ varsity coach, going into administrative work - HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Murphy Post — only the sixth varsity boys’ basketball coach St. Stephens High has had over the last four decades – is leaving coaching to become an assistant principal. In a Tuesday morning twitter to local media, Post said he won’t return as the Indians’ head coach next season. He’s been in that position for seven years, ...
  • FOOTBALL CAMP: St. Stephens’ ‘Little Indian’ event set for later this month - HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – St. Stephens High’s “Little Indian Football Camp” is scheduled at the school from July 30 through Aug. 2. The camp is open to rising student-athletes in grades 1 through 8 and scheduled each day for 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the St. Stephens football field. Camp registration is on July 30 at the Indians’ stadium, beginning ...
  • BASEBALL CAMP: St. Stephens High event set for July 9-12 at high school - HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – St. Stephens High’s Indian Baseball Camp for rising second- through ninth-graders is scheduled July 9-12 at the high school. The cost is $50 and sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to noon each day at the baseball complex at St. Stephens (rain site is the school gym). Indians head baseball coach Adam Windham is the camp director, and ...
  • JUNIOR OLYMPIC BOXING: Area ninth-grader state runner-up at 135 pounds - HobbsDailyReport.com
  • HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING: St. Stephens wins its own Indian Classic - HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – St. Stephens High won its own 46th annual Indian Classic wrestling tournament on Saturday, edging West Lincoln by 37 ½ points behind Most Outstanding Wrestler Blake Baker. The Indians had 197 points to finish ahead of West Lincoln (159.5), Bunker Hill (125), West Iredell (90) and Pigeon Forge (81) in the top five. Baker won the championship ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL: Shield leaves Lake Norman, will coach Indians - By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – St. Stephens’ pursuit of a third straight winning season in girls’ high school basketball will be directed by Roger Shield, head coach the past three seasons at Lake Norman. Shield has been hired to coach the Indians, 14-12 last season and 17-11 the season before that in a four-year tenure under Betsy Reynolds, who ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Worley, Stilwell join St. Stephens coaching staff - By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – St. Stephens High has added two new assistants – both former head coaches – to its football staff. Former Hickory head coach John Worley is coaching offensive linemen and former North Lincoln head coach Scott Stilwell is coaching wide receivers, Indians head coach Wayne Hicks confirmed Wednesday. Worley coached offensive linemen at HHS, his ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: An early batch of ‘Did you know?’ (you want to…) - Statistical information compiled by and published at HobbsDailyReport.com is copyrighted and not available for re-publication — print or online — without prior written consent. Copy and pastes of the link from this item are OK. HobbsDailyReport.com A few early tidbits — the things you get from the unique at-your-finger-tips/extensive record-keeping of Chris Hobbs, HobbsDailyReport.com’s  founder — while he’s hard at ...
  • YOUR FOOTBALL CAREER: Get your stats, prove to the kids you were a star - HobbsDailyReport.com DENVER, N.C. — If you’re a former high school football player in the Greater Hickory area – or are dating or married to one, are the mom, dad, aunt or uncle or granny/grandpa of one or that superstar is your dad, brother or cousin – HobbsDailyReport.com is now offering a unique opportunity for a personalized gift that will dip ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Ex-Bandys star following in dad’s footsteps - HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – As a young boy, Justin McCombs always enjoyed watching the examples and lessons his father, Eric, provided about how to get things done. In about a month — in-a-follow-in-dad’s footsteps story — the younger McCombs is going down the same path. McCombs, 28 and a former wide receiver at Bandys High and at Lenoir-Rhyne University, has accepted ...
  • ST. STEPHENS SPORTS: Indians prep for football camp; baseball camp complete - HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – St. Stephens High’s Little Indian Football Camp begins July 31 at the school and continues through Aug. 3. The camp is designed to give football players in the St. Stephens community an opportunity to meet and become familiar with the area’s coaches at the middle school and at St. Stephens. It focuses on the fundamentals of offense, ...
  • HIGH SCHOOLS: Title IX case forces field improvements at Florida school - HobbsDailyReport.com This article — dealing with Title IX at a high school in Florida — is worth a read, as it is paramount that school systems in every state comply with the (equal) opportunities they provide their student-athletes… an often tough chore given the current economy. http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/6/article/124290/
  • BASEBALL CAMP: St. Stephens offers one July 10-13 at the school - HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – St. Stephens High head baseball coach Adam Windham has scheduled the 2017 Indian Baseball Camp at the school for July 10-13. The camp is open to rising second through ninth graders, and the cost is $50. Check payments for the camp should be made out to St. Stephens High School and can be mailed to Windham at ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL: Reynolds resigns as head coach at St. Stephens - By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Betsy Reynolds, who helped St. Stephens High’s girls get back on track in basketball with back-to-back winning seasons, has resigned. On Friday, St. Stephens athletic director Jim Woodruff confirmed Reynolds has stepped down and won’t guide the Indians next season when they start play in a revamped Northwestern 3A-4A. Woodruff said via email that ...