HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TENNIS: Red Devils’ Reid wins third straight 2A singles title

Published Sunday, May 12th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com Newton-Conover High’s Brann Reid won the state 2A singles title on Saturday at the Cary Tennis Park, his third straight crown. Reid defeated Alexandre Haran of Clinton 6-1, 6-0 in the championship match. Reid is a junior and will have an opportunity as a senior to win a fourth state 2A singles title. Only one other player has finished …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Newton-Conover’s Cornwell, Freedom’s Abee named AP All-State

Published Saturday, April 13th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com Two players from the Greater Hickory area’s conferences were named all-state on Friday by the North Carolina Associated Press. Media members of AP that cover high school athletics voted on the teams, naming Chyna Cornwell of Newton-Conover to the girls’ unit and Fletcher Abee of Freedom to the boys’ team. Cornwell is a junior while Abee is a senior …

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

Published Thursday, March 7th, 2019

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

Published Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

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: …