High School

Tuesday 07/28/2015
Hibriten's Lewis picked to coach 2016 West football all-stars
Updated: July 28, 2015 - 8:48 pm

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The peers of three area high school coaches have recognized their success, naming them to coach in North Carolina Coaches Association (NCCA) events next year.

Wednesday 07/22/2015
East whips West in front of 8,114 in annual football all-star game
Updated: July 22, 2015 - 11:55 pm

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Matt Williams, who had a record-setting senior season at quarterback for Fred T. Foard High last season, had a modest night on Wednesday for the West All-Stars.

Monday 07/20/2015
EAST-WEST: East girls win despite 16 points from Hickory's Hannah
Updated: July 20, 2015 - 11:16 pm

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Hickory’s Yazmen Hannah had a team-high 16 points and Madi Suddreth of Alexander Central scored nine on Monday night, but it wasn’t enough for the West to overcome the East in the East-West All-Star high school girls basketball game.

Thursday 07/09/2015
UPDATE: Former Spartan Hart to lead South Caldwell boys basketball
Updated: July 09, 2015 - 11:14 pm

HUDSON – Darren Hart wants to see South Caldwell High’s boys return to the level of competitiveness they enjoyed when he played basketball for the Spartans in the late 1980s.

UPDATE: Red Devils will open at home against new foe Highland Tech
Updated: July 09, 2015 - 9:56 pm

NEWTON, N.C. – Newton-Conover High announced Thursday it has entered into a two-year contract that starts this year to play Highland School of Technology in football.

Newton-Conover adds Highland Tech to football schedule
Updated: July 09, 2015 - 4:13 pm

NEWTON -- Newton-Conover High has agreed to a two-year contract with Highland School of Technology to play each other in football, the school announced Thursday.

South Caldwell names Hart as head boys basketball coach
Updated: July 09, 2015 - 4:13 pm

South Caldwell High athletic director Jeff Parham announced Thursday the school has hired Darren Hart as boys basketball coach.

Wednesday 07/08/2015
BREAKING: West all-star basketball roster now includes Foard's Bliss
Updated: July 08, 2015 - 10:23 pm

NEWTON, N.C. – Another Bliss will participate in the East-West high school all-star basketball game later this month in Greensboro.

Tuesday 07/07/2015
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Maiden has 2 new faces on coaching staff
Updated: July 07, 2015 - 6:40 pm

MAIDEN, N.C. – There are no “newbies” among the players at Maiden High’s football workouts but there are two new assistant coaches.

Monday 07/06/2015
HIGH SCHOOLS: After game cancelled, N-C seeks an 11th football foe
Updated: July 06, 2015 - 5:25 pm

Newton-Conover High head football coach Matt Beam is actively looking to get the Red Devils back to an 11-game schedule for this season.

Saturday 06/27/2015
Popular Maiden assistant Parker leaving Blue Devils' football staff
Posted: June 27, 2015 - 11:45 pm

MAIDEN – Butch Parker’s life is about to change, but not his purpose and what’s in his heart.

Friday 06/26/2015
PREP FOOTBALL: E. Lincoln star changes commitment from Duke to Tar Heels
Updated: June 26, 2015 - 5:19 pm

DENVER, N.C. – The state’s top male athlete from the 2014-15 school year has made a change in where he wants to play college sports.

Thursday 06/25/2015
HIGH SCHOOLS: Dutka to coach Bandys volleyball team
Updated: June 25, 2015 - 8:56 pm

CATAWBA, N.C.– Erin Dutka accepted an offer to coach the sport she loves very quickly.

UPDATE: Bandys adds Elmore, Millsaps to football coaching staff
Updated: June 25, 2015 - 8:40 pm

CATAWBA, N.C. – It’s been a busy summer for Bandys High athletic director Brandon Harbinson and Trojans head football coach Trent Lowman.

Bandys football coaching additions include former S. Iredell head coach
Updated: June 25, 2015 - 4:47 pm

CATAWBA, N.C. – Bandys High has made changes to its varsity football staff.

Monday 06/22/2015
UPDATE: Swanson excited by new opportunity with Bunker Hill boys
Updated: June 22, 2015 - 9:13 pm

CLAREMONT, N.C. -- It didn’t take Lee Swanson or Bunker Hill High officials long to decide he should become a Bear.

BREAKING NEWS: Swanson new head boys' basketball coach at Bunker Hill
Updated: June 22, 2015 - 8:21 pm

CLAREMONT -- Lee Swanson, who spent six seasons as head varsity boys’ basketball coach at South Caldwell High, is headed to Bunker Hill to fill the same position.

Saturday 06/20/2015
Maiden a new proving ground for head basketball coach Anderson
Updated: June 20, 2015 - 11:55 pm

MAIDEN – Danny Anderson’s drive from Granite Falls now goes in the opposite direction and takes a few extra minutes, but he loves it.

2015 schedule shows Hickory Hawks taking next step
Updated: June 20, 2015 - 12:47 am

HICKORY – Last year during his first season as head coach of the Hickory Hawks, head coach Jim Ruark said his ultimate goal was to see how his team would stack up playing a public school varsity team.

Thursday 06/18/2015
South Caldwell adds more local flavor to football schedule
Updated: June 18, 2015 - 11:13 pm

HUDSON – When the opportunity came to replace A.C. Reynolds on his schedule, South Caldwell High head football coach Butch Carter was looking for an opponent a little more local.

Wednesday 06/17/2015
St. Stephens hoping to continue progress towards winning season
Updated: June 17, 2015 - 11:25 pm

HICKORY – St. Stephens High head football coach Wayne Hicks’ goal this year is simple: deliver the Indians’ fanbase its first winning season since 2008.

St. Stephens names alum Wilson head volleyball coach
Updated: June 17, 2015 - 11:28 pm

HICKORY – Wendy Wilson wasn’t looking to become a high school varsity volleyball coach.

Newton-Conover to see new slate of nonconference opponents in 2015
Updated: June 17, 2015 - 12:45 am

NEWTON – Having graduated 18 seniors from last year’s team, Newton-Conover High head coach Matt Beam is going to see some new faces on his sideline come August.

Bunker Hill's Joines to coach West All-Stars in July
Updated: June 17, 2015 - 12:47 am

CLAREMONT -- Randy Joines will soon do his job on hallowed grounds.

Monday 06/15/2015
UPDATE: Swanson leaves Spartans, says he's headed to another school
Updated: June 15, 2015 - 9:01 pm

HUDSON, N.C.– Lee Swanson will coach basketball next season but has guided South Caldwell High’s varsity boys for the last time.

BREAKING NEWS: South Caldwell boys basketball coach resigns
Updated: June 15, 2015 - 5:26 pm

HUDSON, N.C. – South Caldwell High will have a new head coach for its 39th season of varsity boys’ basketball.

Friday 06/12/2015
Maiden names McCall head softball coach
Posted: June 12, 2015 - 11:05 pm

MAIDEN -- Hugh McCall, a notable three-sport athlete at Maiden High in the late 1970s, has fallen in love with a fourth sport during his coaching career.

COMMENTARY: Retiring Brian Brown leaves many memories for area fans
Updated: June 13, 2015 - 9:34 am

MAIDEN, N.C. -- Because of his continuous involvement in area athletics, I feel sure there are many who will join me in asking themselves a question when they read about Brian Brown this morning.

Cougars have a nearly full cupboard for 2015 football season
Updated: June 12, 2015 - 10:27 pm

TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. -- A lot of personnel adjustments aren’t needed for Alexander Central High football this season, and there was only one made on the Cougars’ 2015 schedule.

Bunker Hill to play games against 2 of state's top football players
Updated: June 12, 2015 - 10:30 am

CLAREMONT, N.C. – The Bears are going to battle some of the very best in 2015.

Thursday 06/11/2015
Bunker Hill moving forward in search to hire coaches
Updated: June 11, 2015 - 10:22 pm

CLAREMONT, N.C. – Bunker Hill High could have as many as six new coaches next school year, highlighted by a new varsity boys’ basketball coach being named soon.

Wittenberg working to change culture with Hickory High football
Updated: June 11, 2015 - 10:24 pm

HICKORY — First-year Hickory High head football coach Allen Wittenberg can’t wait to see how his first Red Tornadoes squad matches up against solid competition this season.

Tuesday 06/09/2015
Blue Devils hungry for more than 5 victories this football season
Updated: June 09, 2015 - 10:37 pm

MAIDEN, N.C. – A tougher schedule awaits a Maiden High football team that head coach Frank Snider says let townsfolk down a year ago.

Monday 06/08/2015
REALIGNMENT: New format coming but challenge remains the same
Updated: June 08, 2015 - 10:50 pm

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The specifics are coming way down the road, but the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has the framework for its new way to approach statewide realignment.

Fred T. Foard's football schedule, focus stay the same for 2015
Updated: June 08, 2015 - 10:58 pm

NEWTON, N.C.– Fred T. Foard High has no new opponents on its 2015 varsity football schedule, and the Tigers’ challenge also hasn’t shifted.

Friday 06/05/2015
Davis retires as St. Stephens' head girls soccer coach
Updated: June 05, 2015 - 10:58 pm

HICKORY – Before every match his St. Stephens High girls’ soccer team played, head coach Chuck Davis told his players the same thing.

Wednesday 06/03/2015
UPDATE: Sherrill says 'perfect fit' triggered decision to leave Alex
Updated: June 03, 2015 - 10:04 pm

TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. – Monte Sherrill, still dripping with the confidence and the focus he had more than two decades ago when he began coaching, is setting his goals high.

PREPS: Cougars' Sherrill leaving Alex Central, will coach at Pfeiffer
Updated: June 03, 2015 - 4:15 pm

TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. -- Monte Sherrill, who guided Alexander Central High to eight state girls’ softball championships, is leaving to guide the women’s softball program at his alma mater.

Wednesday 05/27/2015
STATE PLAYOFFS: Knights stop Spartans, advance to 4A title series
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 10:42 pm

WELCOME, N.C. — It was Carson Pace’s turn, Casey Stanek was due and they both came through.

STATE 4A SOFTBALL: North Davidson eliminates South Caldwell
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 8:37 pm

WELCOME, N.C. – North Davidson High’s girls have ended the softball season for South Caldwell, closing the West 4A best-of-3 title series with a 2-0 home victory on Wednesday night.

North Davidson tops South Caldwell in Game 1 of West 4A regionals
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 12:13 am

HUDSON – South Caldwell High has shown the ability to hit, pitch and will itself to victories all season.

Monday 05/25/2015
WEST 4A TITLE SERIES: Spartans enjoying the fruits of their labor
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 12:26 am

HUDSON, N.C. – When Casey Justice played sports at South Caldwell High, he was a let’s-get-after-it player who always knew what the bottom line was.

Saturday 05/23/2015
South Caldwell reaches West 4A softball regional finals
Updated: May 23, 2015 - 12:14 am

HUDSON – South Caldwell High used power and pitching to build a lead early, then held on with two clutch plays in the fifth Friday night to defeat visiting Richmond County 5-2 in the quarterfinals of the state 4A softball playoffs.

North Davidson ends Alexander Central's 95-game win streak
Updated: May 23, 2015 - 12:17 am

TAYLORSVILLE — North Davidson High has experienced plenty of heartbreak over the years against Alexander Central’s softball team.

Wednesday 05/20/2015
Sun Valley bounces St. Stephens from state 3A soccer playoffs
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 1:29 am

HICKORY, N.C. – Trailing by a goal early in the second half of Wednesday’s state 3A playoff match against Sun Valley, the St. Stephens High girls needed a shot in the arm to pull even with the Spartans.

Providence ends South Caldwell's run in state 4A baseball playoffs
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 12:20 am

HUDSON – When Providence High had top-seeded South Caldwell down by two runs headed to the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday, head coach Daniel Hignight knew the Spartans wouldn’t go down without a fight.

South Caldwell softball survives, moves on to fourth round
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 12:21 am

HUDSON – McKinley Johnson scored on a walk with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning on Tuesday night, earning top-seeded South Caldwell High a trip to the fourth round of the state 4A sofball playoffs.

Tuesday 05/19/2015
UPDATE: Odom's opportunity arrives at Lenoir-Rhyne University
Updated: May 19, 2015 - 11:01 pm

HICKORY, N.C. – Ryan Odom has spent his entire life around basketball, waiting to get his shot at being a college head coach.

BREAKING NEWS: N-C hires Bears' Wilkinson as head basketball coach
Updated: May 19, 2015 - 1:13 pm

NEWTON, N.C. – Matt Wilkinson is going home, leaving Bunker Hill High as boys’ varsity basketball head coach to fill the same position at his alma mater.

Sunday 05/17/2015
BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: East Lincoln shutout win eliminates Maiden in 2A
Updated: May 17, 2015 - 1:11 am

DENVER, N.C. – East Lincoln High’s Mustangs are still in a full-speed-ahead gallop.