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Jeff Linville

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E-Mail Address: jlinville@civitasmedia.com

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East Surry soccer coach Bill Hart might need to add a new bookcase after picking up more honors this year.
The Northwest Conference announced its girls soccer all-conference team Thursday, and Hart has earned coach of the year again.
Hart received the coaching award last spring as well, then followed it up with a remarkable run to the state champ

East's Hart gets coach award

East Surry soccer coach Bill Hart might need to add a new bookcase after picking up more honors this year. The Northwest Conference announced its girls soccer all-conference team Thursday, and Hart has earned coach of the year again. Hart received the coaching award last spring as well, then followed it up with a remarkable run to the state champ

I was looking over a report from the National Cancer Institute and was surprised at some of the estimates for 2015.
According to the NCI, there are 11 cancer types considered common, meaning at least 40,000 cases are diagnosed each year.
That surprised me because if you simply look around, you'd swear there is only one kind.
Groups like Susan G.

Time to spread word on other cancers

I was looking over a report from the National Cancer Institute and was surprised at some of the estimates for 2015. According to the NCI, there are 11 cancer types considered common, meaning at least 40,000 cases are diagnosed each year. That surprised me because if you simply look around, you'd swear there is only one kind. Groups like Susan G.

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A few more East Surry baseball records fell during a season where the Cardinals made another deep postseason run.
Senior shortstop Logan Sheets, who became the school's all-time hits leader earlier this year, also broke the record for runs scored. He finished his career with 132 hits and 116 runs scored — breaking the

East baseball records continue to fall

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A few more East Surry baseball records fell during a season where the Cardinals made another deep postseason run. Senior shortstop Logan Sheets, who became the school's all-time hits leader earlier this year, also broke the record for runs scored. He finished his career with 132 hits and 116 runs scored — breaking the

Senior right-hander Tanner Routh tossed a one-hit shutout to power No. 4 Randleman past No. 3 North Surry 5-0 in Game 1 of the Class 2A West regional final on Tuesday night in front of a huge crowd at North Surry High School.
Routh walked one and struck out 13 for the Tigers. The best-of-three series shifts to Randleman High School for Game 2 Thur

Tigers bite Hounds in Game 1

Senior right-hander Tanner Routh tossed a one-hit shutout to power No. 4 Randleman past No. 3 North Surry 5-0 in Game 1 of the Class 2A West regional final on Tuesday night in front of a huge crowd at North Surry High School. Routh walked one and struck out 13 for the Tigers. The best-of-three series shifts to Randleman High School for Game 2 Thur

Tim Brown has had his ups and downs in 2015 as he dials in a new car. Saturday night was definitely an “up.”
Brown, a resident of Tobaccoville, qualified on the pole and then took the checkered in the first 25-lapper for the Brad's Golf Cars Modified Series. He fended off Jason Myers of Walnut Cove, who raced side-by-side with Brown fo

Brown on the verge of making history at Bowman Gray

Tim Brown has had his ups and downs in 2015 as he dials in a new car. Saturday night was definitely an “up.” Brown, a resident of Tobaccoville, qualified on the pole and then took the checkered in the first 25-lapper for the Brad's Golf Cars Modified Series. He fended off Jason Myers of Walnut Cove, who raced side-by-side with Brown fo

Surry Community College student-athletes were honored and recognized during the Athletic Awards Ceremony held at the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture & Enology. SCC President Dr. David Shockley welcomed the student-athletes, parents and guests and during his speech emphasized the values and life lessons that are gained by p

Surry student-athletes honored at ceremony

Surry Community College student-athletes were honored and recognized during the Athletic Awards Ceremony held at the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture & Enology. SCC President Dr. David Shockley welcomed the student-athletes, parents and guests and during his speech emphasized the values and life lessons that are gained by p

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Future hall-of-fame baseball coach Barry Hall had his players' undivided attention following East Surry's playoff loss on Friday night.
Hall, whose remarkable 40-year career had come to a close, shared a message with a Cardinals team still stinging from a heart-breaking 2-1 loss to South Stanly in the fourth round. He told t

Hall, players reflect on career

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Future hall-of-fame baseball coach Barry Hall had his players' undivided attention following East Surry's playoff loss on Friday night. Hall, whose remarkable 40-year career had come to a close, shared a message with a Cardinals team still stinging from a heart-breaking 2-1 loss to South Stanly in the fourth round. He told t

North Surry is headed to the West Regional series for the first time in school history.
There were no wild pitches giving away runs this time, but the cardiac kids picked up another close playoff win, downing West Wilkes 3-2 at home Friday.
The Greyhounds (23-4) got seven strong innings and a two-run triple from Brady Watts.
In the bottom of the

Hounds headed to West Regional

North Surry is headed to the West Regional series for the first time in school history. There were no wild pitches giving away runs this time, but the cardiac kids picked up another close playoff win, downing West Wilkes 3-2 at home Friday. The Greyhounds (23-4) got seven strong innings and a two-run triple from Brady Watts. In the bottom of the

North Surry will look to extend an unprecedented postseason run when it hosts West Wilkes, while East Surry will try to solve playoff nemesis South Stanly tonight in a pair of baseball sectional final games.
The No. 3 Greyhounds (22-4) take on the No. 7 Blackhawks (23-5) in a Class 2A West sectional final and the No. 1 Cardinals (25-3) face the No

North, East in Elite Eight

North Surry will look to extend an unprecedented postseason run when it hosts West Wilkes, while East Surry will try to solve playoff nemesis South Stanly tonight in a pair of baseball sectional final games. The No. 3 Greyhounds (22-4) take on the No. 7 Blackhawks (23-5) in a Class 2A West sectional final and the No. 1 Cardinals (25-3) face the No

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — SCC golfer Chandler White is out of contention for the national junior college championship after a rough Thursday.
White was tied for first place after a blistering 66 on the first day. He shot 70 on the second day to be tied for second place.
After a rough start in the third round, things seemed to mushroom on Chandler,

SCC's White drops out of contention

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — SCC golfer Chandler White is out of contention for the national junior college championship after a rough Thursday. White was tied for first place after a blistering 66 on the first day. He shot 70 on the second day to be tied for second place. After a rough start in the third round, things seemed to mushroom on Chandler,

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A Franklin Elementary student tied for first in the nation in the annual Elks National Hoop Shoot held recently in Massachusetts.
Brooklyn Gammons was one of 12 girls from across the country who competed in the 8-9 age range.
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks holds this Hoop Shoot free-throw contest every year

Franklin youth earns 2nd in national hoops

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A Franklin Elementary student tied for first in the nation in the annual Elks National Hoop Shoot held recently in Massachusetts. Brooklyn Gammons was one of 12 girls from across the country who competed in the 8-9 age range. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks holds this Hoop Shoot free-throw contest every year

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry advanced to the sectional final with a 6-0 win over Murphy Tuesday afternoon.
The visiting Bulldogs squandered four baserunners in the first two innings then watched the Cardinals make them pay for it later on.
Once Tyler Smith got rolling on the mound, the Cards were stringing hits together to take the wind out

East's Smith blanks Murphy 6-0

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry advanced to the sectional final with a 6-0 win over Murphy Tuesday afternoon. The visiting Bulldogs squandered four baserunners in the first two innings then watched the Cardinals make them pay for it later on. Once Tyler Smith got rolling on the mound, the Cards were stringing hits together to take the wind out

DENVER — Lincoln Charter hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th to knock East Surry from the state 1A softball playoffs.
Pitcher Emily Kenly, who earned the win, came up with the bases loaded and hit a grand slam for a 5-1 win over the Lady Cardinals in the third round of the playoffs.
East Surry traveled 86 miles to reach the chart

Lady Cards fall in 10th to Eagles

DENVER — Lincoln Charter hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th to knock East Surry from the state 1A softball playoffs. Pitcher Emily Kenly, who earned the win, came up with the bases loaded and hit a grand slam for a 5-1 win over the Lady Cardinals in the third round of the playoffs. East Surry traveled 86 miles to reach the chart

Starmount, Elkin, Mount Airy and East Wilkes impressed in Friday's 1A Track & Field Championship. While Shakai Ward dominated yet again, winning her fifth state title, defending her 400 meter title in the process, many others came away with strong finishes to be proud of.
Starmount's Trey Lomax was in first place in the preliminaries for the 1

Regional Teams Great in State Championships

Starmount, Elkin, Mount Airy and East Wilkes impressed in Friday's 1A Track & Field Championship. While Shakai Ward dominated yet again, winning her fifth state title, defending her 400 meter title in the process, many others came away with strong finishes to be proud of. Starmount's Trey Lomax was in first place in the preliminaries for the 1

GREENSBORO — Surry Central's two pole vaulters finished second and third in the state 2A track championship at N.C. A&T University Saturday. And a Forbush hurdler broke a state record at the competition, bringing home gold.
Brady Johnson and Tyler Fitzgerald each cleared 13 feet, along with West Stokes' Cody McBride. Johnathan Shingleton

Hurdler breaks state record

GREENSBORO — Surry Central's two pole vaulters finished second and third in the state 2A track championship at N.C. A&T University Saturday. And a Forbush hurdler broke a state record at the competition, bringing home gold. Brady Johnson and Tyler Fitzgerald each cleared 13 feet, along with West Stokes' Cody McBride. Johnathan Shingleton

Sometimes it's just your night.
And Saturday night at Bowman Gray Stadium belonged to Jason Myers of Walnut Cove. He powered his way to the pole and the win in the first race for the Brad's Golf Cars Modified Series. David Calabrese of Toms River, NJ made history by winning the second race.
“This car could not be any better tonight,”

Jason Myers, Calabrese Take Checkered at Bowman Gray

Sometimes it's just your night. And Saturday night at Bowman Gray Stadium belonged to Jason Myers of Walnut Cove. He powered his way to the pole and the win in the first race for the Brad's Golf Cars Modified Series. David Calabrese of Toms River, NJ made history by winning the second race. “This car could not be any better tonight,”

North Surry and East Surry will host third-round baseball games, while East's softball team hits the road as state playoffs continue.
The third seed Greyhounds (21-4) take on sixth seed East Lincoln (21-6) at 7 p.m.
The winner of this game takes on the winner of West Wilkes (22-5) at West Davidson (21-2) in the sectional final on Friday.
If Nort

Hounds, Cards host games

North Surry and East Surry will host third-round baseball games, while East's softball team hits the road as state playoffs continue. The third seed Greyhounds (21-4) take on sixth seed East Lincoln (21-6) at 7 p.m. The winner of this game takes on the winner of West Wilkes (22-5) at West Davidson (21-2) in the sectional final on Friday. If Nort

GREENSBORO — The Lady Bears finished seventh in the state in Friday's track and field championship, and they might be even better next year.
Mount Airy and North Stokes scored 31 team points and Elkin 30 to finish together in a bunch at the 1A state meet at N.C. A&T University.
The Bears won't be rebuilding next year, however, as much o

Bears loaded for 2015 track

GREENSBORO — The Lady Bears finished seventh in the state in Friday's track and field championship, and they might be even better next year. Mount Airy and North Stokes scored 31 team points and Elkin 30 to finish together in a bunch at the 1A state meet at N.C. A&T University. The Bears won't be rebuilding next year, however, as much o

GREENSBORO — Five local athletes came away from the 2A track championships with all-state recognition, and almost all of them return next season.
“That word 'potential' comes to mind as I see the guys' possibilities to be more competitive at the regional and state level next year,” said Surry Central coach Jason Bryant.
“O

Eagles, Hounds return several track qualifiers

GREENSBORO — Five local athletes came away from the 2A track championships with all-state recognition, and almost all of them return next season. “That word 'potential' comes to mind as I see the guys' possibilities to be more competitive at the regional and state level next year,” said Surry Central coach Jason Bryant. “O

GREENSBORO — Surry Central's two pole vaulters finished second and third in the state 2A track championship at N.C. A&T University Saturday.
Brady Johnson and Tyler Fitzgerald each cleared 13 feet, along with West Stokes' Cody McBride. Johnathan Shingleton won gold with 13-06.
Johnson made the height in the fewest tries and was second.

Central vaulters take 2 medals

GREENSBORO — Surry Central's two pole vaulters finished second and third in the state 2A track championship at N.C. A&T University Saturday. Brady Johnson and Tyler Fitzgerald each cleared 13 feet, along with West Stokes' Cody McBride. Johnathan Shingleton won gold with 13-06. Johnson made the height in the fewest tries and was second.





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