HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Lincolnton boys’ head coach resigns

Published Saturday, March 20th, 2021

Cloninger leaving after 3 seasons guiding the Wolves   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com LINCOLNTON — Lincolnton High varsity boys’ basketball coach John Cloninger won’t return next season. In a story first reported by The Lincoln Times-News, Cloninger said he’s exiting basketball after three seasons as head coach of the Wolves. He will return his focus to his local dentist practice. …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL: Barry steps down as Watauga’s varsity head coach

Published Friday, March 12th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com BOONE — After two seasons of being head coach of both varsity basketball teams at Watauga High, Laura Barry will coach only the varsity girls’ team next season. Mike Kelly of WATA in Boone broke the story on Friday (listen to this report via clicking the link below). Barry has coached the Watauga girls for five …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: All-Northwestern Foothills 2A led by Bears’ Wray, Panthers’ Castle

Published Thursday, March 4th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com The conference championship basketball teams in the Northwestern Foothills 2A also produced the league’s top players. In voting by conference head coaches, Addison Wray of Bunker Hill was selected girls’ player of the year and Caleb Castle of Patton won boys’ player of the year. Wray, a high-scoring senior who has signed to play softball at …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL: Tuesday’s regional finals, pairings for Saturday’s state championships

Published Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Lincoln Charter to play Wilson Prep for 1A title   SATURDAY’S STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS Note: Visit www.nchsaa.org to review the complete round-by-round scores for East and West 1A at Wheatmore High, Trinity: No. 4 Wilson Prep (6-2) vs. No. 5 Lincoln Charter (16-2), 3:30 p.m. 2A at Providence Grove High, Climax: No. 9 Farmville Central (14-0) vs. No. 1 Hendersonville (17-0), …

BREAKING NEWS: N-C girls’ head coach retires from administrative position

Published Saturday, February 27th, 2021

Whether she will coach basketball again yet to be clarified   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON – Sylvia White — whose third tenure as head girls’ basketball coach at Newton-Conover High ended on Thursday night — retired from her administrative position with the Newton-Conover City Schools on Friday. White exits her position as Executive Director of Operations, and the school …