WINTER SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS: Bandys boys win at West Caldwell for first time in school history

Highlights from Tuesday’s winter sports…. Editor’s note: For game summaries on items in this story from Tuesday and additional game summaries, see additional post on HobbsDailyReport.com. HobbsDailyReport.com LENOIR — Bandys High’s boys spoiled the return of Billy Anderson to West Caldwell as head basketball coach on Tuesday night, nipping the Warriors 72-69 to win at West Caldwell for the first …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Trojans’ Howard adds 224 more yards, has 4,444 for his career

HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – The official rushing yardage for Bandys High senior running back Ethan Howard in last Friday night’s 51-14 home state 2AA football playoff victory over West Stokes is 22 carries for 224 yards. Howard’s official rushing totals are compiled by Bandys coaches as they review weekly game film. Third-seeded Bandys (12-1) plays at second-seeded Hibriten (13-0) on Friday …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Hibriten will sell advance tickets for game with Bandys

HobbsDailyReport.com LENOIR – Hibriten High has announced tickets for Friday’s third-round state 2AA playoff football game against Bandys can be purchased in advance at the school. Tickets are $8 and available in the office at Hibriten from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, as long lines are expected for tickets at the game. Third-seeded Bandys (12-1) and …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Lowman, Laws have teams in third round games

Coaches with ties to Bandys, Newton-Conover have teams contending for state titles Editor’s note: If you know of other head football coaches whose teams are still playing and they’re a native of the Greater Hickory area, please let us know at hobbsdailyreport@gmail.com. HobbsDailyReport.com Two of the out-of-town teams still in contention for state high school football titles are coached by …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SUMMARY: Bandys 51, W. Stokes 14

HobbsDailyReport.com FRIDAY’S SECOND ROUND STATE 2AA SUMMARY No. 3 BANDYS 51  No. 6 WEST STOKES 14 W. Stokes      7        7        0          0—14 Bandys            7     17      14        13—51 Scoring summary First quarter B—Ethan Howard 6 run (Ben Joseph kick), 4:25 WS—Chris Brown 31 pass from Tyler Smith (Caleb Peters kick), 45.5 Second …