MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Jarrett goes 5-for-8 in twinbill; Crawdads win in 11 innings

HobbsDailyReport.com We will update game scores, etc., for the Hickory Crawdads again this season and will also feature day-by-day reports on three Catawba County players chasing their dream of reaching The Show. Visit our FREE website nightly to see if former Bandys High stars Hunter Harvey (Orioles system) and Hayden Deal (Braves system) pitched and also check in on former …

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: ESPN story says Barnes weighing UCLA offer or staying with Vols

HobbsDailyReport.com ESPN is reporting Hickory native and former Lenoir-Rhyne University basketball player Rick Barnes is weighing his options of remaining as head coach at Tennessee or taking a lucrative offer to become the next men’s head basketball coach at UCLA. THE STORY: http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/26472062/barnes-deciding-ucla-vols

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Hickory native Barnes wins Naismith Award as country’s top coach

HobbsDailyReport.com Hickory native Rick Barnes, who played high school basketball at Hickory and college basketball at Lenoir-Rhyne University, has been named the Naismith Award at 2019’s top men’s basketball coach in the country. His selection was announced at the Naismith Awards Brunch at the Final Four on Sunday in Minneapolis. Barnes was the runner-up for the award last season. He …

NCHSAA AWARDS: Hickory’s Herfurth, Nance selected for ‘Heart of Champion’ awards

HobbsDailyReport.com CHAPEL HILL – Two Hickory High student-athletes are among 31 selected to receive “Heart of Champion” awards from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) on April 13. Nominated by Hickory athletic director David Craft, Amy Herfurth and Ryan Nance of the Red Tornadoes were selected. They are the only student-athletes chosen for the award from the South …