CATAWBA COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME: Close-knit group grows to 89 with induction of Class of 2019

Published Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – The Catawba County Sports Hall of Famers are a close-knit group. When the fraternity grew by five on Monday night at the Highland Recreation Center, nearly 50 of the 89 members – or someone from their family – came to honor a five-person class of inductees. The Hall of Fame — in its 19th …

CATAWBA COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME: Class of 2019 will be inducted Monday night

Published Monday, May 13th, 2019

READ MORE ON EACH INDIVIDUAL SELECTED: 2019 CCSHOF announcement HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – The next class of the Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame will be inducted on Monday night at Highland Recreation Center in Hickory. The Hickory Metro Sports Commission (HMSC) will recognize these individuals in the Class of 2019, and they will bring membership to 94: Catawba College all-time …

CATAWBA COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME: UNC assistant Woods will be keynote speaker

Published Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Sparky Woods, a former head football coach at Appalachian State and South Carolina, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame (CCSHOF) inductions. Woods, an assistant on Mack Brown’s coaching staff at North Carolina, has worked on the same coaching staff as Class 0f 2019 inductee Brad Lawing during his career. …

CATAWBA COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME: 5 new picks include ex-Maiden football star, NASCAR’s Petree (updated)

Published Monday, April 1st, 2019

  READ MORE ON EACH INDIVIDUAL SELECTED: 2019 CCSHOF announcement HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – The next class of the Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame has been selected. In a Monday afternoon press release by the Hickory Metro Sports Commission (HMSC), these individuals were named as the Class of 2019, and they will bring membership to 94: Catawba College all-time interceptions …

HALL OF FAME: Another great night for sports in Catawba County

Published Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Some of the most impactful and lighthearted moments from Monday night’s induction ceremony for the Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018 at the Highland Recreation Center in Hickory (from one man’s point of view): Hickory native Rick Barnes gave a great speech about how those he came into contact with when he was younger — especially coaches …