MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Jarrett goes 0-for-4 but Bowie wins first game of season

Published Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

Former Hickory High star starts fourth on-field year in O’s farm system   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Former Hickory High outfielder Zach Jarrett, playing for Double-A Bowie (Md.), opened the season Tuesday with a tough night at the plate. Jarrett, who played college baseball at Charlotte and is in the Baltimore Orioles’ organization, went 0-for-4 and struck out three times. …

BREAKING NEWS: Hickory head football coach Stone resigns (updated)

Published Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

He guided Red Tornadoes to 15 wins in four seasons, has 277 victories in 40-year career   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Russell Stone will not return for a fifth season as head football coach at Hickory High. Stone’s Red Tornadoes team went 0-7 in a COVID-shortened spring season, bringing his record at HHS to 15-27. The coaching change …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER: Sevensky, Pioneers lead All-Northwestern 3A-4A

Published Monday, March 29th, 2021

  By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com After sharing the Northwestern 3A-4A boys’ soccer championship, Watauga High has won three of the league’s four major awards in the postseason. Hickory and Watauga finished 11-1-0 each in the conference to tie for the league title. The conference released All-Northwestern 3A-4A, led by 10 picks from Watauga and nine from Hickory. Hickory’s Carter Holt …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ SOCCER: Hickory, a No. 16 seed, still alive in 3A playoffs

Published Friday, March 19th, 2021

E. Lincoln, Foard, Hibriten still have shot a state 2A title   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Hickory High’s boys’ soccer team is trying to do something special. When the Red Tornadoes (13-1-0) face No. 13 A.C. Reynolds (12-2-2) on Saturday at 6 p.m. in the fourth round of the state 3A playoffs, they’ll be three wins away from winning it …

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 …