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 …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Unbeaten Maiden scores 68, mashes Cavaliers

Blue Devils’ defense hasn’t allowed a score in 2-0 start HobbsDailyReport.com ICARD – A crushing defense and another 200-yard passing game by Bain Sipe ignited Maiden High on Friday night as the visiting Blue Devils cruised past East Burke 68-0 to improve to 2-0. Maiden’s defense has not allowed a point yet by an opposing offense after the only points …