HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Alexander Central’s Adkins retires from coaching

HobbsDailyReport.com TAYLORSVILLE – Darrell Adkins, who guided Alexander Central High to its 10th girls’ softball state championship last season, is retiring from coaching. School officials announced Adkins’ decision on Friday in a press release. Adkins took over as Cougars head coach in the summer of 2015 after Monte Sherrill — now head women’s softball coach at Pfeiffer University — retired …

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Foard’s Settlemyre leads selections for All-District

HobbsDailyReport.com Fred T. Foard High shortstop Abby Settlemyre, who will play softball next season at North Carolina, leads a long list of area players selected All-District in 2018 by the North Carolina Softball Coaches Association (NCSCA). Settlemyre is one of five Foard players selected for an All-District team in District 7 (counties of Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Caldwell, Catawba, Davie, …

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Foard’s Settlemyre named Gatorade’s N.C. Player of the Year

HobbsDailyReport.com CHICAGO – The best high school softball player in North Carolina for the 2017-18 school year is from Catawba County. Fred T. Foard shortstop Abby Settlemyre — who hit .698 with eight triples, 26 stolen bases and 41 runs scored this season – has been named the state’s No. 1 player by Gatorade. She is the second Tigers player …