BREAKING NEWS: Bandys promotes defensive coordinator Barnes to head football coach

Published Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Bandys High has hired Jason Barnes, its defensive coordinator and a former Trojans football player, as its next head football coach. Barnes, a 1997 graduate of Bandys, replaces Tom Eanes. Eanes resigned after two years at Bandys and accepted a head coaching job at Pender County. Barnes played on Bandys’ 1996 football team that …

BREAKING NEWS: Eanes leaving Bandys, will be head football coach at Pender County

Published Thursday, February 13th, 2020

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Tom Eanes is leaving Bandys High after two seasons as the Trojans’ head football coach. In a Thursday afternoon press release, school officials said Eanes has resigned effective March 13, and he will become head football coach at Pender County. Eanes left Patton as head coach after four seasons to become head coach at …

COMMENTARY: Story’s stories always included his good-natured sense of humor

Published Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

The impact of his work with Catawba County youth went well beyond his contributions to area high school basketball   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – When named head girls’ varsity basketball coach at Bandys High back in 2012, Mark Story’s sense of humor – as it always did – quickly came into play. Asked in an interview what his …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Ex-Bandys head coach Lowman back in state 1AA title game

Published Friday, December 13th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com Coverage by The Mount Airy News of East Surry High — coached by former Bandys quarterback and head coach Trent Lowman – as the Cardinals head into Saturday night’s state 1AA championship football game. In rematch of the 2018 state title game, West No. 1 seed East Surry (14-0) faces East No. 1 Tarboro (14-0) at 7 p.m. on …