NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A: Bears bruise Cavs, now tied with them for second place

Published Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Hibriten runs league win streak to 30; Rutherford sets receiving record for Patton   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Bunker Hill High’s Bears were hungry on Saturday afternoon and it showed. Getting three rushing scores from Kaden Robinson and two touchdowns each by Jay Abrams and Kaliq Ramseur, the Bears mauled visiting East Burke 47-6 in a key Northwestern Foothills 2A …

COMMENTARY: Football was a small part of Coach Brown’s contributions

Published Monday, March 1st, 2021

We shared a special relationship over the past 45 years   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Tom Brown has been gone, almost to the hour, for three days as I sit down to write on a quiet Sunday night about a man whose impact and life story can’t really be put into words. Last Thursday — the day the Lord called …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Legendary coach Tom Brown dies

Published Thursday, February 25th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com MAIDEN — Legendary football coach Tom Brown, who came to the Greater Hickory area to play college football at then-Lenoir-Rhyne College and was later a high school head football coach at Maiden, Bunker Hill and East Burke, has died. Brown — who battled COVID-19 and other health concerns for several months — died at about 2:30 …

BREAKING NEWS: Wilkinson resigns as varsity boys’ coach at N-C

Published Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

He also coached Bunker Hill varsity boys for 11 seasons   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON – More than 20 years ago, Matt Wilkinson set the criteria for when he would give up coaching. He said Wednesday that time has come. Wilkinson — head boys’ varsity basketball coach at Newton-Conover High the last six seasons after holding the same position …

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Bunker Hill’s Wray signs to play for App State

Published Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Mountaineers’ class of 9 also includes standout from East Lincoln   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com BOONE – Appalachian State’s softball program picked up nine recruits on Wednesday, including high school stars from Bunker Hill and East Lincoln. In a release posted at its website, Appalachian State announced its recruiting class includes shortstop Addie Wray of Bunker Hill and Katelynn Crowe …