COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Caldwell County native Kirkpatrick still loves coaching the game

HobbsDailyReport.com HARRISONBURG, Va. – Good read (see link below) on a local product from Caldwell County and a Lenoir-Rhyne University graduate who continues a stellar career as a college football coach at James Madison University. Donnie Lynn Kirkpatrick played multiple sports at old Granite Falls High as a junior and then did the same in 1977 when consolidation formed South …

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Bumgarner returns on Tuesday night, facing Diamondbacks

HobbsDailyReport.com Former South Caldwell High star Madison Bumgarner is scheduled to return from an injury and pitch for the first time this season on Tuesday night when the San Francisco Giants (30-30) face the Arizona Diamondbacks (31-28) in San Francisco. The game begins at 10:15 p.m. Bumgarner — 104-76 and in his 10th major league season, all with the Giants …

ALL-NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A SOFTBALL: South Caldwell has top pitcher, head coach

HobbsDailyReport.com South Caldwell High, the state’s West 4A softball champion, won two of the three major awards in Northwestern 3A-4A softball for this season. In a vote of league head coaches, pitcher Anna King of the Spartans won Pitcher of the Year and Casey Justice, a former star athlete at South Caldwell, was named Coach of the Year. South Caldwell …

STATE SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Britt beats Spartans for 4A title; Alex Central wins 3A crown

HobbsDailyReport.com STATE SOFTBALL PLAYOFF PAIRINGS (South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A, Northwestern 3A-4A teams in all caps in reported scores) Note: To view complete state pairings, visit https://www.nchsaa.org/ State championships (best-of-3, Friday-Sunday) 1A at N.C. State No. 3 ALLEGHANY (21-4) vs. No. 2 LOUISBURG (21-4) Game 1, Friday, 7:30 p.m.: Alleghany 3, Louisburg 0, final Game 2, Saturday, 2 p.m.: …

STATE SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Alex Central wins Game 1 in 3A; Britt nips S. Caldwell in 4A

HobbsDailyReport.com STATE SOFTBALL PLAYOFF PAIRINGS (South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A, Northwestern 3A-4A teams in all caps in reported scores) Note: To view complete state pairings, visit https://www.nchsaa.org/ State championships (best-of-3, Friday-Saturday) 1A at N.C. State No. 3 ALLEGHANY (21-4) vs. No. 2 LOUISBURG (21-4) Game 1, Friday, 7:30 p.m.: Alleghany 3, Louisburg 0 Game 2, Saturday, 2 p.m. Game …