HIBRITEN FOOTBALL: Thomas signs to play at Western Carolina (photo)

HobbsDailyReport.com LENOIR – Skylin Thomas, who sparked Hibriten High as it went 14-1 last season, signed Wednesday to play college football at Western Carolina. Thomas, a 5-foot-10, 188-pound running back-strong safety, signed in grant-in-aid at Hibriten. He had 24 carries for 330 yards and three touchdowns this season and also caught 13 passes for 273 yards with four scores. Defensively, …

HOLIDAY BASKETBALL: Chick-Fil-A Classic starts Thursday at Hibriten

HobbsDailyReport.com LENOIR – Pairings for the four-team Chick-Fil-A Holiday Classic, scheduled Thursday and on Dec. 28 at Hibriten High, have been released. The tournament fields are girls’ and boys’ teams from Hibriten, Piedmont Community Charter, West Caldwell and Wilkes Central. There are four games on Thursday, the first at 3:30 p.m. with West Caldwell’s girls facing Piedmont Community Charter. The …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Shelby passes way past Hibriten, snaps Panthers’ win streak of 30 games

HobbsDailyReport.com LENOIR – Hibriten High’s 30-game football win streak is over. Fourth-seeded Shelby stopped the defending state 2AA champion Panthers from taking a stab at back-to-back crowns with a 28-21 victory on Friday night in the West 2AA title game at Hibriten’s Jeff Storie Memorial Stadium. Hibriten finished 14-1 a year after beating Shelby in a West 2AA final – …