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Lady Cards sweep Elkin in opener

ELKIN — The Lady Cardinals opened the volleyball season with a 3-0 sweep of Elkin Monday.East Surry dominated the second set, but played sloppy in the first and third frames, said head coach Caleb Gilley.The Cards won 25-17 in the first set, but most of the Lady Elks’ points were given to them by the Cards, he said.Among the mistakes were eight bad serves and some unforced errors on swings.In the second set, East played much better with ...

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SC looks to be tenacious

DOBSON — The Lady Eagles lost two key pieces, but think the volleyball team can improve overall as a group this season.Two of the top players in the league, Cassidy Joyner and Kendra Johnson, have moved on to college, but several younger players who were on the roster last year have grown and improved.Helping with that growth are a couple of new assistants.Head coach Carrie Hutchens and top assistant Camarra Kidd will have more time for varsity this seas...

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Eagles top Bears in opener 3-0

DOBSON — The Lady Eagles showed their killer instinct in finishing off close games to beat Mount Airy Monday 3-0.The Lady Bears played well in each game, but Surry Central put the sets away with runs of 8-0, 5-0 and 7-1.In the first set, the Eagles were up just 3-2 before going on a 9-2 run with several points coming on Emma White’s serve.After a timeout from Bear coach Chuck Morris, the Bears rebounded and kept it even all the way to 17-10....

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Bears host volley games

Mount Airy hosted a five-hour volleyball practice as teams gear up for the start of the season next week.The Lady Bears held three scrimmages simultaneously throughout Friday afternoon: two side-by-side in the main gym and one in the old junior high gym next door.The visiting teams were North Surry, Davie, Glenn, North Stokes and Wilkes Central.Each school faced the other five opponents in a 25-minute contest. Rather than keep score, the teams simply played un...

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Bears’ big plans

The Mount Airy volleyball team is looking for big things in Year Two.The Lady Bears welcomed a new coach last season. Chuck Morris, a long-time official and J.O. coach, installed an almost a completely different defensive scheme as well as some new wrinkles to the offense.Without a lot of practice time before the season began, the results were expectedly bad in August. The Bears dropped their first eight matches.Then came a match against similarly winless Walk...

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A family affair

Coach Kelly Holder of Mount Airy would prefer to treat all of his players equally.Considering his son Logan is the Granite Bears’ starting quarterback, that’s easier said than done.Logan enters his second full season as the signal-caller for the Bears, who kick off the season Friday night at Starmount.Kelly admits balancing the father-son, coach-quarterback relationship is tough.“We don’t butt heads because of him making mist...

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Lady Hounds reload after heavy attrition

North Surry’s volleyball team took heavy losses to the roster in the offseason, but opposing coaches know better than to count out head coach Shane Slate.The Lady Greyhounds lost seven of their 12 players from last year’s team, including Western Piedmont player of the year Malaya Johnson and all-conference honorees Bailey Culler and Abby Golding. Those players were instrumental in the Hounds going 59-6 over their last two years including the 2012 2A state championship....

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Dobson makes preseason debut with Seahawks

SEATTLE — Michael Dobson made his preseason debut with the Seattle Seahawks during Friday’s 41-14 victory against the San Diego Chargers.The 6-foot, 191-pound defensive back and Mount Airy native had one solo tackle in the game. With 2:37 left in the fourth quarter, Dobson tackled Mike Flacco after an eight-yard pass from Brad Sorenson.Dobson signed with the defending Super Bowl champions on Aug. 6, just prior to the preseason opener against the Denver Bronco...

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Mount Airy quarterback Logan Holder pitches the football during a scrimmage against South Stokes on Wednesday at the Granite Bears’ practice field. In other scrimmages on Wednesday, North Surry hosted R.J. Reynolds, Surry Central took on Bishop McGuinness, and East Surry visited Elkin. The prep football season openers are a week from Friday.Mount Airy’s Cordell France sprints for a big run during Wednesday’s scrimmage against South Stokes.North Surry qu...

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Commentary

It’s arguably the most talked-about video in sports right now.The amateur footage of the tragic racing incident that killed Kevin Ward Jr. over the weekend has gone viral to the tune of more than six million hits on Youtube.The 20-year-old Ward inexplicably stepped out of his car on the dirt track in upstate New York during a caution lap on Saturday night to confront Tony Stewart, one of the biggest names in NASCAR history.What happened next has been rep...

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Rolling Thunder hosts FUEL race

ARARAT, Va. — Just four races remain in the FUEL Racing Series as area drivers invade Rolling Thunder Speedway this weekend.FUEL Racing is a new series this season with a dozen races from South Carolina to West Virginia. All the cars feature the CT525 engine package.Three of the top-10 drivers are local, led by Ryan Atkins in fourth place in the standings. Billy Hicks is in eighth place and Mitchell Coble in 10th.Since this series is new, drivers are sti...

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Lady Cards sweep Elkin in opener

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Lady Cards sweep Elkin in opener

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Cards drop game two, series knotted at 1

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