HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Spartans’ Kirkpatrick already has retirement plans

Published Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

Spending time with mom and dad, playing golf and grilling out top list   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HUDSON — Marc Kirkpatrick hopes he’ll handle the decision he made last Thursday — to no longer be South Caldwell High’s head football coach  — very well when the next season rolls around. “I guess I’ll play golf and try to get …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Kirkpatrick won’t return as head coach at South Caldwell

Published Thursday, April 29th, 2021

Former Spartans starting QB has decided to retire after 4 seasons, 3 postseason bids   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HUDSON – South Caldwell High’s Marc Kirkpatrick, a former starting quarterback at his alma mater, is retiring as Spartans head football coach. Kirkpatrick, the seventh head football coach in school history, is exiting after four seasons with an 11-30 record and …

ALL-NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A: Indians’ McLauchlin named top player, Spartans’ Kirkpatrick earns Coach of the Year

Published Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Cougars’ Craig shares Player of Year with South Caldwell’s Raynor   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Four seniors and a junior led voting for the top awards in Northwestern 3A-4A football for spring varsity football. Conference head coaches voted for: — Zak McLauchlin, a 5-foot-7, 160-pound senior running back for St. Stephens who led the league is rushing, as Offensive Player …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Freedom under quarantine, game with S. Caldwell off (updated)

Published Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

Hickory moves non-league road game to Saturday   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com South Caldwell High announced Tuesday morning it has an open date on Friday in varsity football after Freedom informed it the football program there is under quarantine. The Spartans (1-1, 1-0 Northwestern 3A-4A) were scheduled to play the Patriots (2-1, 2-1) in Morganton on Friday night. The junior …

BREAKING NEWS: Bliss will be next varsity boys’ basketball coach at Bandys

Published Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Multiple sources are telling HobbsDailyReport.com to expect a return to classroom teaching and coaching varsity boys’ basketball for Rob Bliss, currently principal at South Caldwell High. The sources say Bliss, who came to South Caldwell in October after retiring after five years as principal at Maiden, will teach and coach at Bandys. That will …