SOUTH FORK 2A ROUNDUP: High-powered rushing game sparks West Lincoln’s 2-0 start

North Gaston nips Lincolnton, sends Wolves to 0-3 start Editor’s note: Game stories on Bandys, Maiden and North Lincoln will be posted separately on the website. HobbsDailyReport.com West Lincoln High — returning to the “IP” address it established last year — sent a clear signal on Friday night it can move the football. With Brendon Ikard and Nakathan Phansook combining …

COLLEGE TRACK & FIELD: Lincolnton native promoted to head coach at App State

HobbsDailyReport.com BOONE – Appalachian State has named former Lincolnton High athlete Damion McLean as its new men’s track and field and cross country head coach. McLean, an App State graduate, has been on the Mountaineers’ coaching staff since 2003. He was promoted after longtime head coach John Weaver retired. McLEAN’S BIO: https://appstatesports.com/coaches.aspx?rc=696&path=mtrack MORE COVERAGE: https://appstatesports.com/news/2018/6/22/mens-cross-country-app-state-alums-mclean-curcio-tabbed-to-lead-track-field-cross-country-programs.aspx

STATE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Tidbits, history for Alex, Catawba, Caldwell teams

HobbsDailyReport.com BASEBALL PLAYOFF TIDBITS ON AREA  TEAMS (Alexander, Catawba, Caldwell counties only) (All facts are from playoff format/brackets started in 1984 through last season and all career coaching records of head coaches are unofficial:) WEST 2A No. 27 HIBRITEN (11-10) at No. 6 BUNKER HILL (19-5), 7 p.m. Head coaches: Gabe Gragg, Hibriten, 33-28, third season; Marty Curtis, Bunker Hill, …

WOMEN’S COLLEGE GOLF: Lenoir-Rhyne makes field for South Super Regional

HobbsDailyReport.com INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – For the first time in 15 years, Lenoir-Rhyne University’s women’s golf team is headed to the three-day NCAA Division II South Super Regionals. The tournament begins Mondday at the Germantown Country Club in Germantown, Tenn., and the Bears are one of 12 teams in the field. LRU has won four tournaments – the Patsy Rendleman Invitational …

STATE AWARDS: NCHSAA will honor 7 selections Thursday at its annual meeting

HobbsDailyReport.com CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has selected its seven State Award winners for the 2017-18 school year. The NCHSAA annually presents the awards in seven different categories, all based on those “who have done the most for high school athletics” rather than a single accomplishment or having an outstanding won-loss record. State awards …