HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL: White will be back as Newton-Conover’s head coach

Published Thursday, September 9th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON – Sylvia White is back as the varsity girls’ basketball coach at Newton-Conover High. She was approved by the Newton-Conover Board of Education earlier this week as a non-faculty coach, effective immediately. This will technically be White’s fourth tenure as girls’ head coach with the Red Devils – she coached them for two different four-year …

EAST-WEST: North Lincoln’s Mangum will miss Monday’s girls’ basketball game

Published Sunday, July 18th, 2021

West hoops changes include adding 2 more area girls’ players to the roster   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com GREENSBORO – The changes at this week’s East-West All-Star Games, released on Saturday, included an earlier announced withdrawal by West girls’ basketball head coach Brad Mangum. Mangum, headed into his second year at North Lincoln, will not coach in Monday night’s game …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Watauga has new varsity boys head coach, son of former leader

Published Thursday, July 15th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com BOONE — Watauga High has a new boys’ varsity basketball coach whose dad is a former Pioneers head coach in the same sport. The Pioneers have selected Bryson Payne, son of Marc Payne, as the replacement for Laura Barry. She will return to coaching only the Watauga varsity girls. Watauga went 3-9 overall and 2-9 in …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Worthy’s prep head coach dead at age 88

Published Thursday, July 15th, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com GASTONIA — Larry Rhodes, the head coach NBA great James Worthy played for at Ashbrook High, has died at the age of 88. Greater Hickory area fans should remember Rhodes from Ashbrook’s days of playing in the Old Western 4A and some of the Green Wave’s epic battles with Hickory. The conference also included Hunter Huss and another future …

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL: McDowell hires Mitchell County’s McCartha as head coach

Published Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com MARION – McDowell High’s varsity girls’ basketball team will be coached next season by Zack McCartha, a graduate of the school. The McDowell News and Asheville Citizen Times reported McCartha is leaving his position as head varsity girls’ coach at Mitchell County after five seasons to coach the Titans. McCartha is replacing Jennifer (Brooks) Kinninger, who …