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 …

HIGH SCHOOLS: Cooper lifts some restrictions, more fans will be allowed at events

Published Thursday, February 25th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com RALEIGH — With numbers improving in the battle with COVID-19, Gov. Roy Cooper relaxed some of the requirements of how many fans can attend indoor and outdoor events, including high school football. The new executive order begins at 5 p.m. on Friday. Until then, the current limits — 25 fans in prep basketball and 100 in …

HIGH SCHOOLS: NCHSAA releases new sports schedule; football starts in February

Published Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Football limited to 7 games, most other sports will be able to schedule up to 14 games   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CHAPEL HILL — High school football will be moved to February, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) announced on Wednesday when it released a proposed athletic calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. The NCHSAA Board of …

HIGH SCHOOLS: NCHSAA delays start of fall sports until at least Sept. 1

Published Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Each local school system must follow guidelines and develop way  to finalize return of sports   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CHAPEL HILL – A day after Gov. Roy Cooper announced guidelines for reopening of schools, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) on Wednesday extended its delay of fall sports. In a press release, NCHSAA officials said these decisions …