WELCOME TO OUR NEW SITE AND PARTNERSHIP WITH 1 GOAL — GIVING YOU THE BEST IN LOCAL SPORTS COVERAGE

Published Monday, May 6th, 2019

WELCOME… to CatawbaValleySports.com, powered by HobbsDailyReport.com, our new FREE local sports website that is the product of a developing merger of CatawbaValleySports.com — a website recently started by Will Hancock of Hickory — and HobbsDailyReport.com, a website developed by Chris Hobbs and his wife, Myra, of Denver, N.C., that launched on April 1, 2017. We’re joining forces today — Monday, …

LOCAL SPORTS: LRU’s men’s lacrosse head coach tabbed nation’s best in NCAA Division II

Published Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Greg Paradine — who just completed his eighth season as men’s lacrosse head coach at Lenoir-Rhyne University — has been named the NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA). Paradine is only the third coach at LRU to win a national coach of the year award, joining the …

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Lenoir-Rhyne leads Echols Cup standings through fall sports

Published Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

HobbsDailyReport.com ROCK HILL, S.C. – Through fall sports, Lenoir-Rhyne University is leading the chase for the South Atlantic Conference (SAC) Echols Athletic Excellence Award. The Bears have 487.5 points after winning league titles in football and sharing the title in men’s soccer, tying for second in women’s soccer and taking third place in women’s cross country. LRU was third in …

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Ready to again get things done

Published Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com DENVER, N.C. – My birthday just passed (August 1), which means it’s the time of year to pin the ears back and do what I do – and have been doing – for 43 years. As high school football season (and volleyball, boys’ soccer, girls’ tennis, cross country and girls’ golf) near their starts and I …