HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Former N-C player named offensive coordinator at Spartanburg, S.C.

Correction: This post earlier said McManus would be head coach at Spartanburg High. Our policy is to correct all errors brought to our attention and HobbsDailyReport.com regrets the error. HobbsDailyReport.com Jason McManus, a former Newton-Conover High athlete, is making a move to Spartanburg (S.C.), accepting the position of offensive coordinator. McManus has been offensive coordinator at state power South Pointe …

BLAST FROM THE PAST: E. Burke versus N-C girls in hoops, last 20 years

Red Devils chase first win over Cavs with Sylvia White as their head coach   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com A look at the East Burke-Newton-Conover girls’ high school basketball games over the previous two decades (1998-99 through this season), as they prepare to play Saturday at 6 p.m. in Icard in the third round of the state 2A basketball playoffs: …

SOUTH FORK 2A BASKETBALL: Red Devils’ Cornwell is just scary good

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Thoughts and observations from the South Fork 2A basketball tournament championship games on Friday night at Lincolnton, and the season so far: Just scary good If Newton-Conover High head coach Sylvia White is correct – and she knows her basketball – this is just simply scary for players hoping to defend the Red Devils’ Chyna Cornwell. …

STATE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS: Red Devils’ Dant sets record in 500 freestyle, repeats as 1A-2A champ

HobbsDailyReport.com CARY — Newton-Conover High’s Ross Dant highlighted finishes by local swimmers over the weekend as he repeated as the state’s best in the 500-meter freestyle in the state 1A-2A meet. Dant set a classification and state record — finishing in a time of four minutes, 18.70 seconds — and added a second-place finish in the 100 backstroke in 49.16. …

WEDNESDAY’S HS GIRLS BASKETBALL SUMMARIES: N-C wins at Bandys, closes in on at least share of league title

HobbsDailyReport.com WEDNESDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SUMMARIES   GIRLS SOUTH FORK 2A NEWTON-CONOVER 71, BANDYS 59 N-C                7     24    17      23—71 Bandys       12     12     16     19—59 NEWTON-CONOVER 71—Loftin 3, Aaliah Walton 20, Jahlea Peters 14, Chyna Cornwell 34, Artis, Woods. BANDYS 59—Emily Dutka 17, Macy Rummage 14, Paul 8, Culliver 2, …