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 …

BREAKING NEWS: Hicks resigns after 8 years as head football coach at St. Stephens

Published Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Former Lenoir-Rhyne University boss ends 34-year career of coaching football   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Wayne Hicks has resigned as head football coach at St. Stephens High after eight seasons, school officials announced on Thursday. A press release from athletic director Billy Baker said Hicks is ending a 34-year career of coaching football. Hicks came to St. Stephens …

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A LEADERS: Indians’ McLauchlin averaging 187 yards on offense

Published Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A LEADERS (Unofficial through games of Friday, March 27) Note: The leaders are developed from game-by-game statistics provided by schools in the conference and by other media who cover the seven-team conference, as part of a cooperative effort that allows HobbsDailyReport.com to compile them. The leaders are copyrighted by HobbsDailyReport.com — for use in either print and broadcast …

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Indians head coach Windham resigns, takes central office position

Published Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Former Fred T. Foard player coached St. Stephens varsity for last 7 seasons   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Adam Windham is leaving as head varsity baseball coach at St. Stephens High to work in the central office for Catawba County Schools. Starting Aug. 10, Windham will serve as Career Development Coordinator in the CTE Department, replacing retiring Kimberly …

BREAKING NEWS: St. Stephens will have new varsity girls’ basketball head coach

Published Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – St. Stephens High will have a new varsity girls’ basketball coach next season, its fourth in eight years. The position was posted on the Catawba County Schools open jobs list on Tuesday. The post said the position will be open until filled. St. Stephens athletic director Billy Baker was not available for comment. The …