GAME PREVIEWS: Unbeatens Newton-Conover, Hibriten battle in Lenoir

Published Friday, September 15th, 2017

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Previewing tonight’s varsity football games (all statistical references are unofficial totals): NEWTON-CONOVER (3-0) at HIBRITEN (4-0), 7:30 p.m. A measuring stick game for both teams as they meet for the first time since 2008. The thought they’ll possibly see each other again in the state playoffs is a reasonable one because both are considered among the …

WNNC OLDIES 101.3. FM GOLDEN HELMET WINNER: Corey Siemer, Fred T. Foard

Published Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON – Corey Siemer, a sophomore running back who sparked Fred T. Foard High’s come-from-behind victory last Thursday night at North Lincoln, is this week’s WNNC Oldies 101.3 FM Coca-Cola Golden Helmet Award winner. Siemer ran for 197 yards, had 250 yards in total offense and scored two touchdowns as the Tigers (2-1) rallied from a 17-point deficit to …

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Elder, Red Tornadoes had dream football season in 1996

Published Friday, September 1st, 2017

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – David Elder still remembers a conversation from more than 20 years ago that predicted one of the magic seasons he was to coach in, but there was really no way to be fully prepared for it. He was talking to veteran Shelby head football coach Jim Taylor after the Golden Lions had beaten Hickory …

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Guitar in hand, Lowman enjoying playing a new tune (updated)

Published Friday, August 25th, 2017

By  CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Even if he wanted to (and he doesn’t), it’d be difficult for retired Bandys High head football coach Randy Lowman to step completely away from his legacy at his alma mater. Legacy, though, is the kind of word that makes Lowman — who turns 63 next month — cringe. In his mind, the best …

JOIN US: Local businesses, would you like sponsor your area high school?

Published Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

HobbsDailyReport.com is coordinated and authored by Newton native Chris Hobbs, the most experienced sports journalist in the Greater Hickory area. This will be the 43rd consecutive school year he has been on the beat in the region. As a new school year fast approaches, we’re currently looking for area businesses that would like to show support for individual schools or …