HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: N. Lincoln has 2 West All-Stars, team also includes Cougars’ Montgomery

Published Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

West coaching staff includes Indians’ Hicks, ex-Hibriten head coach Cannon   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com GREENSBORO – The West All-Star football team includes five players from Greater Hickory area conferences – two of them from North Lincoln High – for a July game against the East. West head coach Doug Robertson, whose staff includes St. Stephens head coach Wayne Hicks …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Burns eliminates N. Lincoln in 2AA, will face rival Shelby next

Published Saturday, November 30th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com LINCOLNTON – Burns High eliminated South Fork 2A football champion North Lincoln on Friday night, winning 30-27 in overtime in the third round of the state 2AA playoffs to snap the Knights’ win streak at 12 games. Sixth-seeded Burns (11-3) earns a rematch with top-seeded Shelby (12-1) next Friday at 7:30 in the 2AA semifinals in Shelby. Shelby advanced …

SOUTH FORK 2A: Knights drill Red Devils, take over first place in title chase

Published Saturday, October 26th, 2019

SOUTH FORK 2A ROUNDUP West Lincoln snaps long losing streak against Bandys; Lincolnton, Maiden grab victories in closing seconds   HobbsDailyReport.com Nick Bazzle got a double treat in a bittersweet outing on Friday night for his first-place North Lincoln High football team. With many of his players from Newton-Conover’s 2008 state 2A title team there to watch, Bazzle guided North …

HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY: North Lincoln sweeps South Fork 2A championships

Published Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON – North Lincoln High’s boys won another conference title and the North Lincoln girls won their second South Fork 2A title in cross country on Tuesday at Southside Park. The Knights’ boys had six runners in the top 10, highlighted by a second-place finish by Jason Thomson (16:18.05). Lincolnton’s Daniel Hopkins won the boys’ individual race (16:04.66) to …

SOUTH FORK 2A: Knights cruise by Maiden, will play N-C for conference lead

Published Monday, October 21st, 2019

SOUTH FORK 2A ROUNDUP Red Devils score 50 in win over Lake Norman Charter   HobbsDailyReport.com North Lincoln High’s focus on winning a South Fork 2A football championship is turning laser-like. The Knights — who won 10 games last season but finished second in the conference to Bandys – cruised past visiting Maiden 42-0 on Friday to continue atop the …