NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A ROUNDUP: Greene leads Watauga to victory, start of 3-0

Alex Central wins, can get head coach career win No 125 on Friday Editor’s note: A game story on Hickory will be posted separately on the website. HobbsDailyReport.com Quarterback Jackson Greene ran for 203 yards on eight carries – averaging 25.3 yards per carry – as Watauga High toppled visiting Avery County 58-7 on Friday night for a 3-0 start. …

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A ROUNDUP: Strickland sparks Alex Central’s victory

New Watauga QB shines in win over Ashe County Editor’s note: A game story on St. Stephens will be posted separately on the website. HobbsDailyReport.com Lyndon Strickland ran for three touchdowns and returned a fumble for another on Friday night, sparking Alexander Central High’s 50-7 victory over Wilkes Central that extends the Cougars’ win streak in the series to 15 …

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Alexander Central’s Adkins retires from coaching

HobbsDailyReport.com TAYLORSVILLE – Darrell Adkins, who guided Alexander Central High to its 10th girls’ softball state championship last season, is retiring from coaching. School officials announced Adkins’ decision on Friday in a press release. Adkins took over as Cougars head coach in the summer of 2015 after Monte Sherrill — now head women’s softball coach at Pfeiffer University — retired …

STATE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Tidbits, history for Alex, Catawba, Caldwell teams

HobbsDailyReport.com BASEBALL PLAYOFF TIDBITS ON AREA  TEAMS (Alexander, Catawba, Caldwell counties only) (All facts are from playoff format/brackets started in 1984 through last season and all career coaching records of head coaches are unofficial:) WEST 2A No. 27 HIBRITEN (11-10) at No. 6 BUNKER HILL (19-5), 7 p.m. Head coaches: Gabe Gragg, Hibriten, 33-28, third season; Marty Curtis, Bunker Hill, …

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Alex Central grabs Northwestern 3A-4A crown (& other scores)

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL CONFERENCE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS SOUTH FORK 2A Tuesday’s results At North Lincoln First round No. 1 N. Lincoln (19-2, 13-1), BYE No. 4 W. Lincoln 12, No. 5 E. Lincoln 0, 5 inn. Second round No. 1 N. Lincoln 4, No. 4 W. Lincoln 0 At Bandys First round No. 2 Bandys (19-3, 11-3), BYE No. 6 …