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Slate selected for USSSA All American Team

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Mike Slate was the first in the household to find out his son Kobe was selected for the Atlantic Region team at the USSSA All American Games.Then he played it cool when his son watched the selection show online last Friday night.Slate, of Mount Airy, is one of just two players from North Carolina to make the Atlantic Region 13U team that will compete at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimme, Fla. July 31-Aug. 3.“I was very surprised at first, then I got really exited and was very happy I was on the team,” Kobe Slate said.

 

West Stokes host Lineman Challenge

It was the big guys’ night to shine.Thursday West Stokes hosted its third annual Lineman Challenge and according to Coach Jimmy Upchurch it allows teams to showcase the offensive and defensive players that have worked hard in the weight room.“I enjoyed it. It’s a really fun thing because these kids don’t get a lot of recognition, they don’t get touchdowns and they don’t catch the ball and run with it so this is a glory thing for them. ...

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New study finds no difference in helmet brands

MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin reports that its new study showed no difference in the rate of concussions based on what helmet brand is used.The university recently completed the first large-scale, prospective study in a field-based sports setting to examine if the rate of concussion is affected by the protective equipment that is worn by high school football players.Not only did the brand not make a difference in the rate of concussions, there also wa...

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NOCSAE releases helmet safety findings

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Football helmets’ ability to protect against concussions has become “exaggerated,” according to a national safety committee.After extensive study of various models of helmets, the results released this week are that no helmet is effective at stopping concussions and that all helmet brands have similar occurrences of brain bruising.The N.C. High School Athletic Association released a report from the National Operating Committe...

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Reeves takes on head coach football position at North Stokes

Mitch Reeves was recently named North Stokes new head football coach and will take the reins of a program that didn’t win a game last season.“I care about North Stokes and I want to see our football program experience success. I know a lot of hard work lies ahead, but with the help of other coaches, the support from our administration, and the dedication of our players, I believe we can build a reputable program,” Reeves said.Reeves is replacing two-yea...

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East Surry football players cheer for their teammates during the tire tug-of-war during West Stokes’ weightlifting challenge. For more coverage of the event, see the Saturday edition of The News.

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North’s Hayley Tickle joins SCC softball team

DOBSON — North Surry’s Hayley Tickle has chosen Surry Community College to play softball next year.Tickle says she plans to play one year at SCC before transferring to another school for her major.The Lady Greyhounds’ softball team has made a drastic turnaround over the past two years, and players are starting to reap the benefits of that success.Molly Martin signed with N.C. State last year, and fellow 2014 senior Bailey Culler is headed to ...

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Surry Central’s Dreven Harrison (right) speaks with his team between games, including Levi Coe (white shirt) and Karsen Conner (navy).

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North Surry guard Jordan Badgett (in black) instructs a group of girls on using the bounce pass off the pick and roll. The Lady Greyhounds are hosting a youth basketball camp this week.

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East’s Brim commits to play baseball at SCC

PILOT MOUNTAIN — When the time came for Seth Brim to make a decision on his college baseball destination, the choice was easy.The senior hurler and first baseman from East Surry committed to play at Surry Community College next season, selecting the Knights over Division II schools Brevard and Mars Hill.For Brim, the decision boiled down to two main issues.“It came down to playing time and money issues. I felt like Surry was where I needed to be,&#...

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East Surry 12U wins District 2 title

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The girls keep getting older, but the results remain the same.A group of softball all-stars from the East Surry Little League has won its district for the third straight year.The East Surry all-stars beat Rowan County for the district title in the 11-12 age group.The core of the team (with the exception of two players) won the 10U district title last year.Maggie Holt and Madison Upchurch weren’t with the same group last ...

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Pair of Cards’ aces earn all-state baseball honors

Tyler Marion and Scott Meredith of East Surry have been selected to the N.C. Baseball Coaches Association 1A All-State team.The two right-handers were instrumental in the Cardinals’ 31-2 season that included a runner-up finish in the Class 1A state championship series.Marion (13-0) pitched seven complete games and posted a 0.59 ERA this season. The junior threw 83 1/3 innings, walked 10 and fanned 117 on the year.Meredith (8-1), a senior, posted a 1.18 E...

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Cards drop game two, series knotted at 1

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