HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Zimmerman promoted to head boys’ coach at Freedom

Published Monday, June 17th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com MORGANTON – Clint Zimmerman on Monday got the endorsement of — and an opportunity from — the man he’s worked so closely with to maintain the tradition in boys’ basketball at Freedom High. The Burke County Schools announced in a press release that Casey Rogers, Freedom’s new principal, has selected Zimmerman to replace him as head coach of the …

ALL-STATE BASEBALL: Trio of area players — 2 from Lincoln County — selected by N.C. Baseball Coaches Association

Published Saturday, June 8th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com A trio of players from the Greater Hickory area conferences – two from Lincoln County – have been named all-state by the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association (NCBCA). The 2A team includes freshman Garrett Michael of East Lincoln and junior Chris Moxley of West Lincoln, while the 3A team includes Alexander Central senior Byron Younts. Michael hit .467 for …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Maiden promotes Brittian to head coach of boys’ varsity team

Published Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com MAIDEN –Maiden High has promoted Justin Brittian from interim head coach of its varsity boys’ basketball team to head coach, replacing Danny Anderson. Brittian was head coach of the Blue Devils’ junior varsity boys for three seasons, guiding teams that went 44-11, and has four seasons in as a basketball assistant. He has also been an assistant coach in …

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A SOFTBALL: Spartans sweep top 3 awards

Published Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Weisner named top player, Pittman best pitcher, Justice is Coach of the Year HobbsDailyReport.com State 4A softball champion South Caldwell High swept awards in Northwestern 3A-4A softball this season. In a press release on Sunday by conference officials, league head coaches voted the Spartans’ Regan Weisner as the league player of the year, Jenna Pittman earned Pitcher of the Year …

STATE 4A SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES: South Caldwell wins in 8 innings, take first state title

Published Monday, June 3rd, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com RALEIGH – South Caldwell High’s ride home from the state 4A softball title series was much sweeter this time around. The Spartans — state runners-up a year ago — won the title this season on Sunday by rallying to force extra innings and beat Wilmington Hoggard 7-5 in eight innings at N.C. State. The victory closed a 25-5 season …