ALL-NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A: Indians’ McLauchlin named top player, Spartans’ Kirkpatrick earns Coach of the Year

Published Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Cougars’ Craig shares Player of Year with South Caldwell’s Raynor   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Four seniors and a junior led voting for the top awards in Northwestern 3A-4A football for spring varsity football. Conference head coaches voted for: — Zak McLauchlin, a 5-foot-7, 160-pound senior running back for St. Stephens who led the league is rushing, as Offensive Player …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Alex Central boys cancel games with Hickory, S. Caldwell

Published Monday, February 15th, 2021

McDowell boys end their season after having to quarantine   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com TAYLORSVILLE – Alexander Central High’s boys won’t play two games scheduled this week after notification of a possible close contact with COVID-19 over the weekend. Jonathan Watts, the Cougars’ sports information director, said in a Monday night e-mail the varsity boys’ team: — Won’t play Tuesday …

BREAKING NEWS: Lincolnton hires ex-head coach as defensive coordinator, AD

Published Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Tom Harper has previously been boss at E. Burke, Alex Central, Hickory and Fred T. Foard   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com LINCOLNTON – Tom Harper — a former head football coach in Alexander, Burke and Catawba counties — is moving to Lincolnton High as defensive coordinator and athletic director. Lincolnton head football coach Joe Glass welcomed Harper, who has been …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: N. Lincoln has 2 West All-Stars, team also includes Cougars’ Montgomery

Published Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

West coaching staff includes Indians’ Hicks, ex-Hibriten head coach Cannon   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com GREENSBORO – The West All-Star football team includes five players from Greater Hickory area conferences – two of them from North Lincoln High – for a July game against the East. West head coach Doug Robertson, whose staff includes St. Stephens head coach Wayne Hicks …

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A: Alex Central scores 63, snaps losing streak at 2 games

Published Monday, October 21st, 2019

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A ROUNDUP Castle has 443 yards of total offense as Watauga pounds St. Stephens   HobbsDailyReport.com Alexander Central High roared back from a two-game losing streak in a big way Friday night, overpowering visiting McDowell 63-0 in a Northwestern 3A-4A game that included the Cougars gaining 399 yards. Running back Steven Montgomery scored on half of his six carries …