HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Burke County’s 4 schools using new helmet that helps detect head injuries

HobbsDailyReport.com MORGANTON – Burke County’s high school football teams this year have a new tool that helps coaches with the impact of hits on players – a helmet by Riddell that alerts the coaches and trainers about possible concussions. The teams at Draughn, East Burke, Freedom and Patton are equipped with the helmets, the school system said in a press …

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Freedom Patriots

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com FREEDOM PATRIOTS Conference: Northwestern 3A-4A. Head coach: Luke Little (87-56, 11 years; 0-0 at Freedom, first year). Last season’s records: 7-5 overall; 4-3 Northwestern 3A-4A, tied for third place. Last season’s results: Shelby, L 7-14; at Draughn, W 41-6; E. Burke, W 48-8; at Patton, W 31-14; ST. STEPHENS, W 36-0; at HICKORY, W 35-30; ALEXANDER …

STATE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Tidbits, history for Alex, Catawba, Caldwell teams

HobbsDailyReport.com BASEBALL PLAYOFF TIDBITS ON AREA  TEAMS (Alexander, Catawba, Caldwell counties only) (All facts are from playoff format/brackets started in 1984 through last season and all career coaching records of head coaches are unofficial:) WEST 2A No. 27 HIBRITEN (11-10) at No. 6 BUNKER HILL (19-5), 7 p.m. Head coaches: Gabe Gragg, Hibriten, 33-28, third season; Marty Curtis, Bunker Hill, …

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Bunker Hill sweeps Northwestern Foothills 2A titles

HobbsDailyReport.com CLAREMONT – Bunker Hill High, sparked by Caroline Hilliard and Raheem Carson, swept the Northwestern Foothills 2A track and field championships on Monday on its own track. The Bears’ girls had 175 points to outdistance second-place Draughn (137) while the Bunker Hill boys scored 163 points and finished ahead of West Iredell (130). Hilliard won three events for the …