NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A ROUNDUP: Greene leads Watauga to victory, start of 3-0

Alex Central wins, can get head coach career win No 125 on Friday Editor’s note: A game story on Hickory will be posted separately on the website. HobbsDailyReport.com Quarterback Jackson Greene ran for 203 yards on eight carries – averaging 25.3 yards per carry – as Watauga High toppled visiting Avery County 58-7 on Friday night for a 3-0 start. …

NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A ROUNDUP: Hibriten’s run game overpowering in 19th straight victory

Fat Friday rained out, reset for Monday at East Burke Editor’s note: Game stories on Bunker Hill and Fred T. Foard will be posted separately on the website. HobbsDailyReport.com Hibriten High got four rushing touchdowns by McKinley Witherspoon and seven overall on Friday night, blasting visiting Ashe County 56-14 to continue its football win streaks. Witherspoon scored on runs of …

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A ROUNDUP: Strickland sparks Alex Central’s victory

New Watauga QB shines in win over Ashe County Editor’s note: A game story on St. Stephens will be posted separately on the website. HobbsDailyReport.com Lyndon Strickland ran for three touchdowns and returned a fumble for another on Friday night, sparking Alexander Central High’s 50-7 victory over Wilkes Central that extends the Cougars’ win streak in the series to 15 …

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, …