HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Bunker Hill promotes Church to varsity boys’ head coach

Published Thursday, August 27th, 2020

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CLAREMONT – Anthony Church is changing spots on the Bunker Hill High boys’ varsity basketball bench. Church — a Bears assistant last season under Dylan Johnson — has been promoted to head coach, Bunker Hill athletic department officials announced Wednesday. Johnson left the Bears after one season (they went 3-22 overall, 1-13 in the Northwestern Foothills …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Red Devils’ Cornwell named state player of the year by Associated Press

Published Saturday, May 16th, 2020

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com RALEIGH – Chyna Cornwell, who averaged a double-double and led Newton-Conover High to a co-state 2A girls’ championship, was named Friday as the top girls’ basketball player in North Carolina. In voting by 15 writers who cover high schools around the state, Cornwell — a 6-foot-3 senior — had seven votes to earn the player of …

BREAKING NEWS: Hodges resigns as Foard varsity boys’ head coach

Published Friday, May 15th, 2020

He will consider retirement from teaching late in next school year   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON – Fred T. Foard High is looking for a new head coach for its varsity boys’ basketball team. Foard athletic director Samy Shreitah said Friday the position is open after Andy Hodges – head coach the last six seasons – decided to resign …

EAST-WEST BASKETBALL: 6 area players on West rosters; Warriors’ Mangum guides West girls

Published Monday, May 11th, 2020

N-C’s Cornwell, 2 Freedom stars lead West girls in July game in Greensboro By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com GREENSBORO – The West All-Star girls’ basketball game will have a familiar look for Greater Hickory fans in a battle against the East on July 20. The West head coach, Brad Mangum of West Caldwell, filled four of his 10 roster spots with …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: NCHSAA declares N-C girls, Freedom boys among state co-champs

Published Thursday, April 30th, 2020

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CHAPEL HILL – A decision by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) on Wednesday netted the Newton-Conover girls and Freedom boys’ state co-championships in basketball. At a regularly-scheduled meeting of its board of directors, the board decided the East and West Regional winners would share a state title in each classification. The coronavirus outbreak …