HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Red Devils’ Cornwell named state player of the year by Associated Press

Published Saturday, May 16th, 2020

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com RALEIGH – Chyna Cornwell, who averaged a double-double and led Newton-Conover High to a co-state 2A girls’ championship, was named Friday as the top girls’ basketball player in North Carolina. In voting by 15 writers who cover high schools around the state, Cornwell — a 6-foot-3 senior — had seven votes to earn the player of …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Red Devils’ Johnson says he will play at Duke

Published Friday, May 8th, 2020

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON – Brandon Johnson, a top receiver and defensive back last season for an eight-win team at Newton-Conover High, announced this week he will play college football at Duke. Johnson (5-foot-10, 175 pounds) revealed his decision in a video he posted on twitter on his mother’s birthday (https://twitter.com/i/status/1258164531626467332). He indicated he also received offers or considered, …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: NCHSAA declares N-C girls, Freedom boys among state co-champs

Published Thursday, April 30th, 2020

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CHAPEL HILL – A decision by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) on Wednesday netted the Newton-Conover girls and Freedom boys’ state co-championships in basketball. At a regularly-scheduled meeting of its board of directors, the board decided the East and West Regional winners would share a state title in each classification. The coronavirus outbreak …

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: N-C’s Reid, unbeaten in career singles, signs with UNC Asheville

Published Thursday, April 9th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON — Newton-Conover High’s Brann Reid, who finished unbeaten in singles during his tennis career and won three state 2A titles, has signed to play tennis at UNC Asheville. Reid’s decision was announced by the Newton-Conover athletic department. He had records of 38-0 in the regular season and 12-0 in conference, regional and state competition, going 74-0 in singles. …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: N-C’s Cornwell named state’s top girls’ player by coaches’ organization

Published Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

Rutgers signee with more than 2,000 career points and rebounds also leads District 10 team   HobbsDailyReport.com The North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association (NCBCA) has selected Newton-Conover High senior Chyna Cornwell as the state’s top girls’ basketball player in 2020. Cornwell, who averages 26.7 points, 16.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game for the West 2A champions, also won District …