BREAKING NEWS: Longtime Bandys assistant Goodwin back on football coaching staff

Published Monday, July 6th, 2020

After 2 seasons away, ‘Goody’ answers call of Trojans’ new head coach   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – As it begins football workouts with restrictions on Monday morning, Bandys High is reaching a bit into its past with its 2020 coaching staff. Jason Barnes — an assistant coach on the staff and former Trojans star selected as the next …

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Manjaress wins Brookins Award at Lincolnton

Published Thursday, June 11th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com LINCOLNTON – E.J. Manjaress, voted MVP of the Lincolnton High baseball team as a senior and the Wolves’ junior varsity team as a sophomore, has been awarded the 2020 Jonathan Brookins Memorial Scholarship winner. Manjaress, a shortstop and pitcher, receives a $2,500 award in honor in memory of Brookins, a first baseman and pitcher on Lincolnton’s state 2A title …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Mangum leaving W. Caldwell to coach N. Lincoln girls

Published Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Former head coach at Fred T. Foard, Alexander Central taking a new job   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com LINCOLNTON – Brad Mangum’s fourth stop as a girls’ varsity basketball head coach will be at North Lincoln High. On Wednesday, Mangum — head coach the last three seasons at West Caldwell — posted on Twitter he’s leaving the Warriors to become …

HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY: Bandys’ Sigmon retires as head coach

Published Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Former star runner at Bunker Hill has also coached at Fred T. Foard     By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Alan Sigmon — a championship runner and title-winning head coach in high schoool track and field and cross country — is retiring. Sigmon’s decision to leave teaching and coaching after 30 years at Bandys was announced by the Bandys …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Red Devils’ Cornwell named state player of the year by Associated Press

Published Saturday, May 16th, 2020

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com RALEIGH – Chyna Cornwell, who averaged a double-double and led Newton-Conover High to a co-state 2A girls’ championship, was named Friday as the top girls’ basketball player in North Carolina. In voting by 15 writers who cover high schools around the state, Cornwell — a 6-foot-3 senior — had seven votes to earn the player of …