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 …

WOMEN’S COLLEGE GOLF: Lenoir-Rhyne makes field for South Super Regional

HobbsDailyReport.com INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – For the first time in 15 years, Lenoir-Rhyne University’s women’s golf team is headed to the three-day NCAA Division II South Super Regionals. The tournament begins Mondday at the Germantown Country Club in Germantown, Tenn., and the Bears are one of 12 teams in the field. LRU has won four tournaments – the Patsy Rendleman Invitational …

STATE AWARDS: NCHSAA will honor 7 selections Thursday at its annual meeting

HobbsDailyReport.com CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has selected its seven State Award winners for the 2017-18 school year. The NCHSAA annually presents the awards in seven different categories, all based on those “who have done the most for high school athletics” rather than a single accomplishment or having an outstanding won-loss record. State awards …