COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Hickory’s Walker finds Tar Heels as the right fit

Published Tuesday, July 19th, 2022

UNC now has 2 of Catawba County’s top stars for 2023 college season   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – The future of North Carolina football now includes two top players from Catawba County. Two weeks after the Tar Heels landed Maiden High wide receiver Chris Culliver, they also got Hickory defensive end Rico Walker. Walker (6-foot-3, 233 pounds) announced …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Maiden’s Culliver says his pick is North Carolina

Published Monday, July 4th, 2022

Blue Devils wide receiver ranked among best in the nation   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com MAIDEN — Maiden High star wide receiver Chris Culliver, who unofficially needs five catches to reach 100 for his career, celebrated July 4 by announcing he plans to sign with North Carolina. Culliver (6-foot-2, 180 pounds) posted his decision, as did Tar Heel Illustrated, on …

OBIT: Former South Caldwell star, head coach Hardee dies at 62

Published Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

He played on first Spartans team, was head  coach at alma mater for 10-plus years   Editor’s note: All content on HobbsDailyReport.com is copyrighted — including the history of South Caldwell football included in this article – and can’t be published by print media or broadcast without crediting HobbsDailyReportcom’s research or obtaining a copyright waiver. To request a waiver, e-mail …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: S. Caldwell picks up forfeit win, record shifts to 8-2

Published Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HUDSON — South Caldwell High picked up a forfeit varsity football win for last season on Wednesday that adjusts the Spartans’ record to 8-2. When Chambers became the third Charlotte-Mecklenburg school to indicate it must forfeit games from last season — Myers Park and West Charlotte have also since the season ended — and South Caldwell …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Kirkpatrick, first HC at South Caldwell, dies

Published Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

“Red” was also the last head football coach at Granite Falls; sons followed him into coaching   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com GRANITE FALLS – Don “Red” Kirkpatrick — the last head football coach at old Granite Falls High and the first at South Caldwell — died on Tuesday morning. His son, Marc, notified HobbsDailyReport.com on Tuesday that his father passed …