BREAKING NEWS: Basketball’s West Regionals will return to Hickory this season

Title games will be played at CVCC, Lenoir-Rhyne University   HobbsDailyReport.com CHAPEL HILL – In a Tuesday press release, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) announced it has reached an agreement to return its Western Regional basketball tournament title games to Catawba County. The press release: The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) and the Hickory Metro …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL UPDATE: Pairings for Dick’s Sporting Goods Classic changed

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Pairings for the Dick’s Sporting Goods Classic high school basketball tournaments have been redone. The tournaments (girls and boys) — scheduled Dec. 27-29 at Catawba Valley Community College’s Tarlton Complex — had some seeds revised on Thursday afternoon. Those came after the original pairings were released in the morning. Tournament officials announced changes and said the brackets …

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Cobras halt Red Hawks’ unbeaten start

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI) halted an unbeaten start by the Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) men on Wednesday night with a 68-63 men’s basketball win at the Tarlton Complex. CCC&TI broke a 34-all tie at the half and won behind their free-throw shooting, going 22 of 39 while CVCC went 14 of 39, including …

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A ROUNDUP: Greene leads Watauga to victory, start of 3-0

Alex Central wins, can get head coach career win No 125 on Friday Editor’s note: A game story on Hickory will be posted separately on the website. HobbsDailyReport.com Quarterback Jackson Greene ran for 203 yards on eight carries – averaging 25.3 yards per carry – as Watauga High toppled visiting Avery County 58-7 on Friday night for a 3-0 start. …

SOUTH FORK 2A ROUNDUP: High-powered rushing game sparks West Lincoln’s 2-0 start

North Gaston nips Lincolnton, sends Wolves to 0-3 start Editor’s note: Game stories on Bandys, Maiden and North Lincoln will be posted separately on the website. HobbsDailyReport.com West Lincoln High — returning to the “IP” address it established last year — sent a clear signal on Friday night it can move the football. With Brendon Ikard and Nakathan Phansook combining …