NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A: Football schedule; opening games on Feb. 26

Published Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com The Northwestern 3A-4A has released its 2020 varsity football schedule. There are seven schools in the conference, same as last season, and the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) is limiting teams to seven games due to COVID-19. The first games are Feb. 26, and the regular season continues through April 9. Here are non-conference games scheduled so …

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 …

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 …