HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Mayfield’s KO return TD key as Maiden beats Bandys

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com MAIDEN – All that separated visiting Bandys and Maiden on Friday night at the half of their 65th all-time meeting in high school football was about 15 yards. The Blue Devils had gained 189 yards, the Trojans had 174, and each team had scored twice and they were tied. But less than 20 seconds into the …

BLAST FROM THE PAST: A few memories from the Bandys-Maiden football series

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com When WNNC Oldies 101.3 FM first asked me to write about some of my memories of the Bandys versus Maiden high school football series – which started three years before I was born – I cautioned that after 43 years of covering the series, the years sometimes run together. That said, here are some things that …

GAME PREVIEWS: Bandys, Maiden battle at Maiden in Game No. 65 of series

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Previewing tonight’s varsity football games (all statistical references are unofficial totals): SOUTH FORK 2A BANDYS (2-2) at MAIDEN (4-0), 7:30 p.m. It’s game No. 65 in a storied series that includes Maiden going 25-0-3 in the first 28 games and the teams playing twice in both 1962 and 1963. Maiden leads the all-time series 48-13-3, which …

HIGH SCHOOL X-C: Indians’ Hefner, Trojans’ McAllister win Catawba County championships

HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – St. Stephens High’s boys and the Hickory girls won Catawba County Championships in cross country on Tuesday, the Indians by having the top two finishers on a 5K course at Murray’s Mill. St. Stephens had 29 points, finishing well ahead of second-place Bunker Hill, after Jayden Hefner won the boys’ race in 17 minutes, 39.85 seconds and …

GAME PREVIEWS: Unbeatens Newton-Conover, Hibriten battle in Lenoir

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Previewing tonight’s varsity football games (all statistical references are unofficial totals): NEWTON-CONOVER (3-0) at HIBRITEN (4-0), 7:30 p.m. A measuring stick game for both teams as they meet for the first time since 2008. The thought they’ll possibly see each other again in the state playoffs is a reasonable one because both are considered among the …