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 …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Ashley retiring after 33 years at East Lincoln

Published Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com DENVER, N.C. — After more than 30 years one high school, Chip Ashley will retire at the end of the week from the coaching staff at East Lincoln High. Ashley’s roles include assistant coaching jobs in varsity girls’ and boys’ basketball and he was also head coach in those two sports, including a stint as the leader of both …