NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A FOOTBALL: Media poll favors Watauga to repeat as champion

Published Thursday, August 8th, 2019

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com A year after winning all seven of its league games, Watauga High is favored to win the Northwestern 3A-4A varsity football championship this season. That’s based on a preseason poll of media that covers the conference, which drops from eight teams to seven after West Caldwell’s request to drop a classification because of its declining enrollment …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Northwestern 3A-4A varsity football schedules

Published Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A 2019 VARSITY FOOTBALL SCHEDULES  (all games at 7:30 p.m.) ALEXANDER CENTRAL COUGARS Aug. 23—at Hibriten Aug. 30—at Wilkes Central Sept. 6—Statesville Sept. 13—S. Iredell Sept. 20 – Olympic Oct. 4—WATAUGA Oct. 11—at FREEDOM Oct. 18—McDOWELL Oct. 25—ST. STEPHENS Nov. 1—at HICKORY Nov. 8—at S. CALDWELL FREEDOM PATRIOTS Aug. 23—Shelby Aug. 30—at Draughn Sept. 6—E. Burke Sept. 13—at …

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Duo of former Cougars selected All-Americans at Pfeiffer

Published Friday, May 24th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com MISENHEIMER — Two former Alexander Central High softball stars have gained All-American status. Vada Blue Sherrill was a first-team pick by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) and Mackenzie Pennell earned second-team status. Sherrill, a senior, hit .482 this season with 15 home runs and 58 RBIs as she became the first NCAA player (all levels) to finish a …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER: Alexander Central names McConnell as new head coach

Published Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com TAYLORSVILLE – Alexander Central High has named David McConnell, who formerly coached boys’ soccer at Forestview, as its new varsity boys’ soccer head coach. McConnell works as a Credit Recovery and Online Courses teacher at Alexander Central, and he was head boys’ soccer coach at Forestview from 2015-17. His coaching experience also includes seven seasons as an assistant coach …

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: CVCC’s first head coach comes from Alexander County

Published Monday, March 25th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Josh Bumgarner, a former athlete at Alexander Central High with an extensive background in coaching softball, is moving center stage with Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC). Bumgarner has been named to lead the Red Hawks as they launch their women’s softball program. CVCC will start play this fall and be immediately eligible for championship contention in the …