HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Kirkpatrick, first HC at South Caldwell, dies

Published Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

“Red” was also the last head football coach at Granite Falls; sons followed him into coaching   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com GRANITE FALLS – Don “Red” Kirkpatrick — the last head football coach at old Granite Falls High and the first at South Caldwell — died on Tuesday morning. His son, Marc, notified HobbsDailyReport.com on Tuesday that his father passed …

OBIT: Service for sports advocate Lee Shook is Thursday at noon (updated)

Published Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

Church will livestream funeral of long-time coach, reporter   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CONNELLY SPRINGS — The life of Lee Shook, who spent more than 50 of his 73 years contributing to the sports landscape in the Greater Hickory area, will be celebrated on Wednesday and Thursday. Shook, 73, died on Sunday. His family will receive friends on Wednesday from …