HIGH SCHOOLS: Area’s new 3A league will be called Western Foothills Athletic Conference

Published Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com A new eight-team 3A high school conference that begins play in August will be named the Western Foothills Athletic Conference. Conference officials announced the name selection earlier this month. The league, formed by statewide realignment, will consist of East Lincoln, Fred T. Foard, Hickory, North Iredell, North Lincoln, St. Stephens, Statesville and West Iredell. East Lincoln …

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Lutz leaving Huskers to pursue other coaching opportunities

Published Saturday, March 20th, 2021

Bandys High grad said he’s ready to get back to recruiting, 1-on-1 coaching   Editor’s note: Full disclosure … Lutz and Chris Hobbs — editor and content coordinator of this website — are high school classmates, graduating from Bandys High in 1976, and have continued that relationship over the past 45 years in our careers. By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com LINCOLN, …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Lowman selected as South’s top head coach

Published Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Trent Lowman (center) celebrates an East Surry High victory with his brother Kyle (left), and his dad, Randy (right). A former star quarterback at Bandys for his dad, Lowman on Tuesday was notified he has been named the Southern Section Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). He begins his third season as …

HIGH SCHOOLS: Tuesday’s varsity schedule

Published Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY SPORTS SCHEDULE Tuesday’s schedule of high school volleyball and cross country events for varsity sports teams in the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A. Attendance at volleyball is limited to 25 and to 100 for cross country by instruction from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHS) and its guidelines …


Published Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com MONDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY SPORTS RESULTS VOLLEYBALL Northwestern 3A-4A Freedom at S. Caldwell, ppd., Nov. 17 McDowell 3, Alexander Central 2 (15-25, 22-25, 25-10, 26-16, 15-10) Watauga 3, St. Stephens 0 CROSS COUNTRY Northwestern 3A-4A Freedom at Watauga Hickory at S. Caldwell St. Stephens at McDowell