COLLEGE BASEBALL: Bears’ Whitson on first-team All-District for academics

HobbsDailyReport.com AUSTIN, Tex. – Landon Whitson, a senior reliever who set a single-season record for saves for Lenoir-Rhyne University this baseball season, has earned Academic All-District honors. Whitson’s selection to the NCAA Division II first team — as picked by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) — was announced on Thursday via an LRU press release. He has …

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 …

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Kannapolis downs Dads in series opener; Jarrett hitting .329 for Delmarva

  HobbsDailyReport.com TUESDAY’S RESULT FROM KANNAPOLIS KANNAPOLIS 8, HICKORY 5 Crawdads’ current record: 8-15 NEXT Wednesday: at Kannapolis, 6:35 p.m. Thursday: at Kannapolis, 6:35 p.m. Friday: at West Virginia, 7:05 p.m. Saturday: at West Virginia, 6:05 p.m. Sunday: at West Virginia, 2:05 p.m. Monday: at West Virginia, 7:05 p.m. Box http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2018_05_01_hicafx_kanafx_1&t=g_box&sid=milb Scoring http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2018_05_01_hicafx_kanafx_1&t=g_log&sid=milb OTHER AREA PLAYERS HUNTER HARVEY (Class AA …