NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A ROUNDUP: Greene leads Watauga to victory, start of 3-0

Alex Central wins, can get head coach career win No 125 on Friday Editor’s note: A game story on Hickory will be posted separately on the website. HobbsDailyReport.com Quarterback Jackson Greene ran for 203 yards on eight carries – averaging 25.3 yards per carry – as Watauga High toppled visiting Avery County 58-7 on Friday night for a 3-0 start. …

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A ROUNDUP: Strickland sparks Alex Central’s victory

New Watauga QB shines in win over Ashe County Editor’s note: A game story on St. Stephens will be posted separately on the website. HobbsDailyReport.com Lyndon Strickland ran for three touchdowns and returned a fumble for another on Friday night, sparking Alexander Central High’s 50-7 victory over Wilkes Central that extends the Cougars’ win streak in the series to 15 …

STATE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Tidbits, history for Alex, Catawba, Caldwell teams

HobbsDailyReport.com BASEBALL PLAYOFF TIDBITS ON AREA  TEAMS (Alexander, Catawba, Caldwell counties only) (All facts are from playoff format/brackets started in 1984 through last season and all career coaching records of head coaches are unofficial:) WEST 2A No. 27 HIBRITEN (11-10) at No. 6 BUNKER HILL (19-5), 7 p.m. Head coaches: Gabe Gragg, Hibriten, 33-28, third season; Marty Curtis, Bunker Hill, …

WOMEN’S COLLEGE GOLF: Lenoir-Rhyne makes field for South Super Regional

HobbsDailyReport.com INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – For the first time in 15 years, Lenoir-Rhyne University’s women’s golf team is headed to the three-day NCAA Division II South Super Regionals. The tournament begins Mondday at the Germantown Country Club in Germantown, Tenn., and the Bears are one of 12 teams in the field. LRU has won four tournaments – the Patsy Rendleman Invitational …

STATE AWARDS: NCHSAA will honor 7 selections Thursday at its annual meeting

HobbsDailyReport.com CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has selected its seven State Award winners for the 2017-18 school year. The NCHSAA annually presents the awards in seven different categories, all based on those “who have done the most for high school athletics” rather than a single accomplishment or having an outstanding won-loss record. State awards …