ALEXANDER CENTRAL: Moves to online ticket purchases, releases other athletic details

Published Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com TAYLORSVILLE — Alexander Central High is moving to a card and mobile payment ticketing policy for all of its athletic events with no cash accepted at the gate. Fans can purchase tickets online with a credit card at https://gofan.co/app/school/NC45. The school has announced released its policies so that fans can review them before the start of …

HIGH SCHOOLS: Should athletes be able to profit from their name, image?

Published Saturday, July 17th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Nice read by former colleague Langston Wertz Jr. on whether or not an NCAA decision to allow student-athletes to earn money from use of their image and social media might/should/will trickle down to the high school level. It’s an interesting — and tough — question. Is the day coming that a local football star will insist …

HIGH SCHOOLS: Report says McMasters leaving West Caldwell

Published Saturday, May 29th, 2021

Lenoir News-Topic: Warriors have named new AD, assigned head football coach to guide girls’ hoops team   By CHRIS HOBBS Hobbs Daily Report.com LENOIR – The landscape of West Caldwell High will change dramatically with the departure of athletic director and girls’ varsity basketball head coach Stephen McMasters. McMasters, a former Warriors athlete, has announced his is leaving to work …

HIGH SCHOOLS: Area’s new 3A league will be called Western Foothills Athletic Conference

Published Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com A new eight-team 3A high school conference that begins play in August will be named the Western Foothills Athletic Conference. Conference officials announced the name selection earlier this month. The league, formed by statewide realignment, will consist of East Lincoln, Fred T. Foard, Hickory, North Iredell, North Lincoln, St. Stephens, Statesville and West Iredell. East Lincoln …

HIGH SCHOOLS: Cooper’s newest order allows more fans at events

Published Thursday, March 25th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com RALEIGH — A new executive order issued by Gov. Roy Cooper will allow more fans to attend outdoor events, including high school sports. The order increases capacity at outdoor events to 50 percent, up from 30 percent, and there is no cap. The order is effective at 5 p.m. on Friday, meaning more fans can attend …