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Jeff Linville

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KING — A pair of first-half runs put West Stokes in control for a 68-44 conference win over Surry Central Wednesday night.
At the start of the game, the Golden Eagles showed some early nerves, shooting two airballs and committing a charge.
That allowed the Wildcats to go up 11-2 and lead 13-5 at the end of the first quarter.
Chandler Johns

Golden Eagles fade against West Stokes

KING — A pair of first-half runs put West Stokes in control for a 68-44 conference win over Surry Central Wednesday night. At the start of the game, the Golden Eagles showed some early nerves, shooting two airballs and committing a charge. That allowed the Wildcats to go up 11-2 and lead 13-5 at the end of the first quarter. Chandler Johns

KING — The Lady Eagles took care of business, downing West Stokes 61-17 Wednesday.
Surry Central has won four straight games since a loss to North Surry and seven of eight since a loss in the Elkin Christmas Invitational.
Senior Olivia Fowler had a career-high 14 points, going 4-5 from long range, to lead all scorers. She also had a pair of

Lady Eagles keep rolling

KING — The Lady Eagles took care of business, downing West Stokes 61-17 Wednesday. Surry Central has won four straight games since a loss to North Surry and seven of eight since a loss in the Elkin Christmas Invitational. Senior Olivia Fowler had a career-high 14 points, going 4-5 from long range, to lead all scorers. She also had a pair of

Two runs by the Lady Bears were the difference as Mount Airy beat East Surry 52-39 Tuesday.
The Bears had a 10-0 run in the second quarter to move ahead. Then they had a second 10-0 run to take control in the third.
East Surry kept the pace down and stayed close in the first quarter.
Leading scorer Sydney Mosley didn't have a point in the first,

Bear run dooms Lady Cards

Two runs by the Lady Bears were the difference as Mount Airy beat East Surry 52-39 Tuesday. The Bears had a 10-0 run in the second quarter to move ahead. Then they had a second 10-0 run to take control in the third. East Surry kept the pace down and stayed close in the first quarter. Leading scorer Sydney Mosley didn't have a point in the first,

Mount Airy took control early and never trailed in a 62-53 win over East Surry.
The Granite Bears ran off 15 straight points in the first quarter and kept the Cardinals at arms' length throughout the night.
Every time the Cards tried to make a run, Mount Airy's defense would make stops.
In the first quarter, the Bears' run made it 15-2, but East

Defense keys Bears' 62-53 win

Mount Airy took control early and never trailed in a 62-53 win over East Surry. The Granite Bears ran off 15 straight points in the first quarter and kept the Cardinals at arms' length throughout the night. Every time the Cards tried to make a run, Mount Airy's defense would make stops. In the first quarter, the Bears' run made it 15-2, but East

Greyhounds edge Falcons by 4

EAST BEND — North Surry won its third straight game with a tight 83-79 victory at Forbush Monday. The Greyhounds nearly let a 21-point advantage slip away, but Kendal Tucker made two free throws in the final 10 seconds to seal the win. The Hounds had great balance with five players in double figures, noted North coach Kevin King. Mason Haw

North Surry coach Eric Jessup, left, stands with his big senior class as the school held its Senior Night Monday.
North Surry's Austin Rozier gets his Falcon opponent on his back for points Monday.

North Surry coach Eric Jessup, left, stands with his big senior class as the school held its Senior Night Monday. North Surry's Austin Rozier gets his Falcon opponent on his back for points Monday.

EAST BEND — The Lady Greyhounds finished the first loop through league play at 5-0 after a 56-49 win over Forbush on the road.
North Surry improved to 11-7 overall, but more importantly stayed perfect in the Western Piedmont Conference. Forbush falls to 3-2, a half-game behind Surry Central at 3-1.
North Sury pulled ahead 14-12 in the first

Lady Hounds stay perfect

EAST BEND — The Lady Greyhounds finished the first loop through league play at 5-0 after a 56-49 win over Forbush on the road. North Surry improved to 11-7 overall, but more importantly stayed perfect in the Western Piedmont Conference. Forbush falls to 3-2, a half-game behind Surry Central at 3-1. North Sury pulled ahead 14-12 in the first

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Forbush won first place for both the boys and girls in Monday's Western Piedmont Conference Championship.
Held at the Armfield Civic and Recreation Center, the Falcons beat out West Stokes in both competitions. Surry Central took third in the girls' events, and North Surry took third for the boys.
Forbush's Gina Myers won f

Forbush wins Western Piedmont

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Forbush won first place for both the boys and girls in Monday's Western Piedmont Conference Championship. Held at the Armfield Civic and Recreation Center, the Falcons beat out West Stokes in both competitions. Surry Central took third in the girls' events, and North Surry took third for the boys. Forbush's Gina Myers won f

North Surry is No. 8 in the latest Class 2A boys basketball rankings, released by MaxPreps on Thursday.
MaxPreps takes into consideration quality wins and strength of schedule when determining the rankings.
The Greyhounds (13-4 overall, 3-1 Western Piedmont Conference) have rebounded nicely from a tough loss to Carver by posting impressive wins a

Greyhounds No. 8 in 2A rankings

North Surry is No. 8 in the latest Class 2A boys basketball rankings, released by MaxPreps on Thursday. MaxPreps takes into consideration quality wins and strength of schedule when determining the rankings. The Greyhounds (13-4 overall, 3-1 Western Piedmont Conference) have rebounded nicely from a tough loss to Carver by posting impressive wins a

North Surry locked up at least a share of the wrestling title with a 46-22 win over South Stokes.
Surry Central lost by just three points to Forbush to drop back to fourth place in the Western Piedmont standings.
The Golden Eagles gave up forfeits at the three lowest weights, and that was too much to overcome in a 39-36 loss to the Falcons.
The

Hounds win, Eagles split two matches

North Surry locked up at least a share of the wrestling title with a 46-22 win over South Stokes. Surry Central lost by just three points to Forbush to drop back to fourth place in the Western Piedmont standings. The Golden Eagles gave up forfeits at the three lowest weights, and that was too much to overcome in a 39-36 loss to the Falcons. The

Levi Goins benched his entire starting five to start the second quarter, and it paid off as the Granite Bears pulled away from the Golden Eagles for a 56-37 win.
The Bears went up 14-7 in the first quarter with Clay Mounce getting three dunks, and Carson Mounce and Caleb Horton converting a three-point play apiece.
Then Surry Central scored twice

Bears down Eagles 56-37

Levi Goins benched his entire starting five to start the second quarter, and it paid off as the Granite Bears pulled away from the Golden Eagles for a 56-37 win. The Bears went up 14-7 in the first quarter with Clay Mounce getting three dunks, and Carson Mounce and Caleb Horton converting a three-point play apiece. Then Surry Central scored twice

DOBSON — Kirk Needham had a big game for Surry Central, but the Golden Eagles couldn't top Forbush Tuesday night.
The senior point guard put up a season-high 22 points, and reserve Ethan Danley had a season-high 13 points, but the Falcons prevailed 79-73.
Needham, who took plenty of hits as a running quarterback in football, started off slo

Falcons top Eagles by six

DOBSON — Kirk Needham had a big game for Surry Central, but the Golden Eagles couldn't top Forbush Tuesday night. The senior point guard put up a season-high 22 points, and reserve Ethan Danley had a season-high 13 points, but the Falcons prevailed 79-73. Needham, who took plenty of hits as a running quarterback in football, started off slo

DOBSON — The Lady Eagles beat Forbush 53-46 Tuesday to move into a tie for second place in the Western Piedmont standings.
The Lady Falcons were 3-0, tied with North Surry for first place, but Surry Central's victory makes both the Eagles and Falcons 3-1 in conference play. South Stokes is fourth at 1-3.
Surry Central improved to 12-5 overa

Eagles climb into second

DOBSON — The Lady Eagles beat Forbush 53-46 Tuesday to move into a tie for second place in the Western Piedmont standings. The Lady Falcons were 3-0, tied with North Surry for first place, but Surry Central's victory makes both the Eagles and Falcons 3-1 in conference play. South Stokes is fourth at 1-3. Surry Central improved to 12-5 overa

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry soccer standout Souli Boutis has been selected to participate in the East-West All-Star Game.
Boutis, a four-year starter on varsity, becomes the second local player in as many years to make the all-star team, following Mount Airy's Mitchell Brown last July.
Souli is a four-time all-conference selection and was p

East's Boutis gets all-star nod

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry soccer standout Souli Boutis has been selected to participate in the East-West All-Star Game. Boutis, a four-year starter on varsity, becomes the second local player in as many years to make the all-star team, following Mount Airy's Mitchell Brown last July. Souli is a four-time all-conference selection and was p

Mount Airy wrestling celebrated Senior Night Tuesday with a sweep of a trimatch with North Stokes and R.J. Reynolds.
The Granite Bears beat the Vikings 72-6 and the Demons 48-24.
North Stokes gave up eight forfeits. In the six matches that were held, the Bears won five spots.
The Bears were up 42-6 on Reynolds when coach Cody Atkins chose to cal

Bears sweep on Senior Night

Mount Airy wrestling celebrated Senior Night Tuesday with a sweep of a trimatch with North Stokes and R.J. Reynolds. The Granite Bears beat the Vikings 72-6 and the Demons 48-24. North Stokes gave up eight forfeits. In the six matches that were held, the Bears won five spots. The Bears were up 42-6 on Reynolds when coach Cody Atkins chose to cal

DOBSON — A late flurry in the third quarter helped the Lady Greyhounds build a double-digit lead on the way to a 51-35 win over Surry Central.
North Surry led just 32-29 in the final minute of the third.
Then the Hounds tossed a skip pass over the defense to a wide-open Jessy Nichols for a three-pointer.
The Hounds then got the ball back a

Lady Greyhounds top Eagles

DOBSON — A late flurry in the third quarter helped the Lady Greyhounds build a double-digit lead on the way to a 51-35 win over Surry Central. North Surry led just 32-29 in the final minute of the third. Then the Hounds tossed a skip pass over the defense to a wide-open Jessy Nichols for a three-pointer. The Hounds then got the ball back a

DOBSON — The Greyhounds scored the first 14 points of the game and never trailed in a 69-43 win over the Golden Eagles.
North Surry led 16-6 after the first quarter as Surry Central cut it close with a 13-4 push to make it 20-13.
A steal and layup by Trevon Simmons made it 23-13, drawing a timeout from Central coach Ken Eiswald.
The Eagles

North runs past Central

DOBSON — The Greyhounds scored the first 14 points of the game and never trailed in a 69-43 win over the Golden Eagles. North Surry led 16-6 after the first quarter as Surry Central cut it close with a 13-4 push to make it 20-13. A steal and layup by Trevon Simmons made it 23-13, drawing a timeout from Central coach Ken Eiswald. The Eagles

WALKERTOWN — Carson Long poured in a career-high 39 points in East Surry's 71-60 victory against Walkertown in Northwest 1A Conference play on Friday night.
Long shot 72 percent on two-point field goals, and 80 percent at the line for East, which improved to 13-5 overall and 4-2 in conference play. The Cards have won five of their last six g

Long nets 39 for Cards

WALKERTOWN — Carson Long poured in a career-high 39 points in East Surry's 71-60 victory against Walkertown in Northwest 1A Conference play on Friday night. Long shot 72 percent on two-point field goals, and 80 percent at the line for East, which improved to 13-5 overall and 4-2 in conference play. The Cards have won five of their last six g

Panthers' cap situation eases this offseason

The Carolina Panthers struggled to make the playoffs again this season, but team officials believe better times are coming. General manager Dave Gettleman felt handcuffed by the salary cap a year ago, but says there is light at the end of the tunnel. In his end-of-season press conference, Gettleman said Tuesday, “Last year we were shopping

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry beat North Stokes 58-24 in wrestling Friday night.
The Cardinals accepted seven forfeits and only gave up one (as well as a double forfeit at 106), a swing of 30 points.
Even without that help, the Cards would have won 28-24 in the matches that were held.
At 113, North Stokes' Devin Collins beat Adrian Caro.
Th

Cards pin Vikings 58-24

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry beat North Stokes 58-24 in wrestling Friday night. The Cardinals accepted seven forfeits and only gave up one (as well as a double forfeit at 106), a swing of 30 points. Even without that help, the Cards would have won 28-24 in the matches that were held. At 113, North Stokes' Devin Collins beat Adrian Caro. Th





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