HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Murphy (1A), Tarboro (1AA) collect state title trophies

Published Saturday, May 8th, 2021

Ex-Bandys head coach Trent Lowman gets E. Surry to title game for third straight year   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Murphy and Tarboro won state varsity high school football championships on Saturday. Murphy, the West No. 4 seed, nipped East No. 5 Northside-Pinetown 14-7 at N.C. State to finish 10-1 and win a state title for the 10th time. Nine …

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Braves rained out, delaying Deal’s first start (updated)

Published Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Former Bandys High lefty begins fourth on-field minor league season in Double A   Editor’s note: Tuesday’s game was rained out and reset for Wednesday at 5:35 p.m. with Deal still slated as Mississippi’s starter. By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com PEARL, Mississippi — Hayden Deal, a 6-foot-5 lefty who starred at Bandys High and who has 17 wins and 208 strikeouts …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Towson State promotes ex-Bandys star Harper

Published Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

He’ll lead passing game at Towson State, continue to coach team’s wide receivers   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com TOWSON, Md. — Justin Harper is moving up in college football and in responsibility as an assistant coach at Towson State. The school has announced Harper — a former wide receiver at Bandys High who starred at Virginia Tech and played in …

PRO FISHING: Queen finishes 10th in Elite Series tourney in Texas

Published Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Professional fisherman K.J. Queen, a Bandys High graduate in his rookie season on the BASSMASTER Elite Series, had a very good weekend. Queen had catches of 35 pounds, 15 ounces on the Sabine River in Texas to finish 10th and pocket $16,000. He has now played in 12 tournaments with two Top 10 finishes and finished …

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Lutz leaving Huskers to pursue other coaching opportunities

Published Saturday, March 20th, 2021

Bandys High grad said he’s ready to get back to recruiting, 1-on-1 coaching   Editor’s note: Full disclosure … Lutz and Chris Hobbs — editor and content coordinator of this website — are high school classmates, graduating from Bandys High in 1976, and have continued that relationship over the past 45 years in our careers. By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com LINCOLN, …