COLLEGE SOFTBALL: CVCC signs former East Burke star Westbrooks

Published Friday, May 10th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Brittany Westbrooks, a former softball star at East Burke High, is joining the new program at Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC). “I’m very happy to be adding Brittany to our team here at Catawba Valley,” CVCC head softball coach Josh Bumgarner said in a press release. “She can play multiple positions, including pitching. She’s a player that …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Biggerstaff back as West Caldwell’s head coach

Published Thursday, April 18th, 2019

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com LENOIR – West Caldwell High on Thursday welcomed the return of its all-time winningest head football coach. In a press release, the Warriors’ athletic department named Mike Biggerstaff – whose West Caldwell teams from 1979 through 1987 went 75-21 – as the next head football coach. The field at West Caldwell’s Thuss Stadium was named after …

ALL-NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A BASKETBALL: E. Burke, Draughn stars lead selections

Published Saturday, March 9th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com The Northwestern Foothills 2A’s top basketball players this season led their teams to conference championships. In a vote of league head coaches, East Burke’s Brooke Arney was named the Player of the Year in girls and Jeremiah Dye of Draughn was selected as the boys’ top player. Crystal Barlett, East Burke’s girls’ head coach won Coach of the Year …

STATE BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: Cavs’ passing game ran circles around Red Devils

Published Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Thoughts and observations a few hours before fourth round state playoff basketball games on Tuesday night: I’ve always contended the best pure passers in high school basketball are girls, and last Saturday’s performance by the East Burke girls against Newton-Conover convinced me that’s still true. The fourth-seeded Cavs (24-5) — who battle top-seeded Mountain Heritage (26-0) …

BLAST FROM THE PAST: E. Burke versus N-C girls in hoops, last 20 years

Published Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

Red Devils chase first win over Cavs with Sylvia White as their head coach   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com A look at the East Burke-Newton-Conover girls’ high school basketball games over the previous two decades (1998-99 through this season), as they prepare to play Saturday at 6 p.m. in Icard in the third round of the state 2A basketball playoffs: …