BREAKING NEWS: Bunker Hill promotes defensive coordinator to head football coach

Published Monday, June 7th, 2021

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BREAKING NEWS: Former Freedom principal picked to guide Burke County Schools

Published Monday, June 7th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com MORGANTON — The Burke County Schools have named former Freedom High principal Mike Swan as the system’s new superintendent. The BCS Board of Education approved a contract offer to Swan a board meeting on Monday night, and the school system public information director provided a press release shortly thereafter. School board approvals of contracts are often …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: West All-Star roster includes trio from area leagues

Published Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

West staff includes Wayne Hicks of St. Stephens, former Hibriten head coach Chuck Cannon   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com GREENSBORO — Three of the top players from the Greater Hickory area will finish their high school football careers in West All-Star uniforms. West head coach Doug Robertson of Greensboro Page — whose staff includes former St. Stephens head coach Wayne …

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL: Freedom’s Garrison to play in East-West All-Star game

Published Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com GREENSBORO — Freedom High’s Adair Garrison, who helped the Patriots win 93 games in a four-year varsity basketball career, has been selected to play in the East-West All-Star Game. Garrison, a 6-foot-1 center, averaged 12 points and nine rebounds last season when the Patriots were 11-1 in a season shortened by COVID-19. She averaged nine points …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Freedom under quarantine, game with S. Caldwell off (updated)

Published Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

Hickory moves non-league road game to Saturday   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com South Caldwell High announced Tuesday morning it has an open date on Friday in varsity football after Freedom informed it the football program there is under quarantine. The Spartans (1-1, 1-0 Northwestern 3A-4A) were scheduled to play the Patriots (2-1, 2-1) in Morganton on Friday night. The junior …