NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Hickory Red Tornadoes

Published Monday, August 19th, 2019

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY RED TORNADOES Conference: Northwestern 3A-4A Head coach: Russell Stone (273-166-5, 38 years; 11-12 at Hickory, 2 years) Last season’s records: 5-6 overall; 3-4 Northwestern 3A-4A, tie for fourth place BY THE NUMBERS  OVERALL Returning starters: 13 Returning lettermen: 23 OFFENSE Returning starters: 6 Leading returning rusher: Cody Young, 5-9, 175, Sr. (146-1,137, 19 TDs in …

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: East Lincoln nips Hickory on road to open season

Published Thursday, August 15th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Logan Gilley scored twice and had an assist and Chase Gilley added a goal and two assists as East Lincoln High opened the boys’ varsity soccer season on Wednesday night with a 4-2 road victory over Hickory. Blake Swanson scored the other goal for the Mustangs (1-0) in his varsity debut. East Lincoln went 22-4 last season, …

PGA TOUR GOLF: Hickory’s Poston wins Wyndham in Greensboro for first pro victory

Published Monday, August 5th, 2019

Former Red Tornadoes star shoots 62 on tournament’s final day HobbsDailyReport.com GREENSBORO – J.T. Poston, a golfing star first at Hickory High and then Western Carolina, gained his first PGA Tour victory on Sunday. Poston, shooting a final round of 62, won the Wyndham Championship at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro. He won $1.116 million with a victory in …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Former Hickory head coach Larry Wittenberg dies

Published Monday, July 15th, 2019

Receiving is from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, funeral on Wednesday at 11 a.m. By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Larry A. Wittenberg, who succeeded a legendary head football coach at Hickory High in the mid-1980s by guiding teams that shared three league titles in his seven seasons, has died. Wittenberg, 79, passed on Saturday at his residence, and Bass-Smith Funeral …

EAST-WEST SOCCER: West roster features 4 girls from area conferences

Published Sunday, July 14th, 2019

Abby Walker of Fred T. Foard added for Tuesday girls’ match   HobbsDailyReport.com GREENSBORO – With the addition of Fred T. Foard High’s Abby Walker, one-fourth of the West roster for the East-West All-Star girls’ soccer match will be from the Greater Hickory area. Walker has been added to the 16-player roster for head coach Jason Dragoon of East Lincoln, …