WE’RE BACK!: HobbsDailyReport.com again available… sorry for 4 days without us

Published Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

HobbsDailyReport.com WELCOME BACK!!   Thank you for resuming following the high schools we cover in the Catawba Valley 2A Athletic, Western Foothills 3A and Northwestern 3A-4A plus Draughn and Patton. We also dabble in daily updates on the Hickory Crawdads and follow the baseball careers of Hayden Deal with the Mississippi Braves (Double A) and Washington Nationals reliever Hunter Harvey. …

BREAKING NEWS: N. Lincoln names London as new varsity girls’ basketball coach

Published Monday, July 25th, 2022

Bandys graduate has taught, coached with Knights since 2016   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com LINCOLNTON – Jacob London, a teacher and coach at North Lincoln High since 2016, is returning to coaching basketball by guiding the Knights’ varsity girls this season. On Tuesday, North Lincoln athletic director Dennis Frye confirmed London is replacing Brad Mangum, who left the Knights after …

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 …

ALL-WESTERN FOOTHILLS 3A: North Lincoln leads 2022’s selections (updated)

Published Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com North Lincoln High leads the All-Western Foothills 3A awards for spring sports with four of the top winners. In voting by conference head coaches, the Knights produced the league’s top baseball pitcher and baseball head coach and the co-player of the year in softball and the top softball coach. Senior Landon Reeves, who will play college …

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 …