HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER: Red Devils lead All-South Fork 2A selections

Joplin tabbed as Defensive Player of Year, Palozzi wins Coach of the Year HobbsDailyReport.com Newton-Conover High’s West 2A championship boys’ soccer team leads the All-South Fork 2A selections with five selections, including the league’s top player and coach. Jon Joplin of the Red Devils was voted the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year by league coaches and Angelo Palozzi was …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER: Clinton nips Newton-Conover for state 2A championship

HobbsDailyReport.com RALEIGH – Clinton High’s Dark Horses denied Newton-Conover a second straight state 2A boys’ soccer championship on Saturday, nipping the Red Devils 2-1 at N.C. State. The Dark Horses finished 26-1-0 by winning in their first appearance in the state finals. Newton-Conover, the South Fork 2A regular season champion, finished 22-4-1. The Red Devils played for a state title …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER: Co-champs Watauga, Hickory lead All-Northwestern 3A-4A

HobbsDailyReport.com Conference co-champions Watauga and Hickory had the top player and coach, respectively, in boys’ high school soccer this year in the Northwestern 3A-4A. The All-Northwestern 3A-4A team — selected in voting by the league’s head coaches — is led by Watauga’s Jair Alvarez as Player of the Year and Hickory’s Brian Jillings as Coach of the Year. The league’s …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER PLAYOFFS: Saturday’s fourth round results, pairings for Tuesday’s semifinals

STATE HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER TOURNAMENT Tuesday’s state semifinals 1A East: No. 4 Camp Lejeune (12-5-0) at No. 2 Voyager Academy (20-3-2) West: No. 7 Polk County (15-10-1) at No. 1 Community School of Davidson (21-1-2) 2A East: No. 2 Clinton (24-1) at No. 1 First Flight (19-1-1) West: No. 4 NEWTON-CONOVER (22-3-1) at No. 3 Salisbury (24-2-1) 3A East: …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER PLAYOFFS: N-C nips Hibriten, returns to West 2A title match

HobbsDailyReport.com LENOIR – Noel Fong scored both goals on Saturday night as fourth-seeded Newton-Conover High kept alive its hope of repeating as state 2A boys’ soccer champion with a 2-1 win over top-seeded Hibriten. The visiting Red Devils (22-3-1) handed the Panthers (24-1-2) their first loss the season to advance to Tuesday’s West 2A title match. Newton-Conover will play at …