Boykin stops Lady Hounds one win short

Boykin stops Lady Hounds one win short

RALEIGH — Led by Duke University-bound Mikayla Boykin, the Lady Dark Horses of Clinton High School used strong offensive play down the stretch a...

March 11th, 2017 |  


Lady Bears blitz to title

Lady Bears blitz to title

CHAPEL HILL — “If your going to beat me, beat me like that… The better team won tonight. A tribute to their defense and us not takin...

March 11th, 2017 updated: March 12th, 2017. |  


Snow, Phillips tops in district

Snow, Phillips tops in district

The coaches of District 11 of the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association have a high level of appreciation for the three local teams that will ...

March 10th, 2017 |  


Want to see all three state finals?

Want to see all three state finals?

It won’t be quite as easy as it was last week, when the basketball teams from North Surry and Mount Airy turned the NCHSAA 1A/2A West Regional f...

March 10th, 2017 |  


Hounds seeking first title since 1989

Hounds seeking first title since 1989

The showdown for the NCHSAA 2A boys state basketball championship will feature the Greyhounds of North Surry (27-4) making their best efforts and hope...

March 9th, 2017 |  


Lady Bears seeking history on Saturday

Lady Bears seeking history on Saturday

For years, it has been the same refrain for Mount Airy’s girls’ basketball team.The Lady Bears have been one of the state’s stronges...

March 9th, 2017 |  


Something has got to give

Something has got to give

Neither North Surry nor Clinton’s girls’ basketball team has tasted defeat during 2017. Coming into Saturday evening’s 2A state cham...

March 9th, 2017 |  


Bears suffer heartbreaking loss

Bears suffer heartbreaking loss

WINSTON-SALEM — This one will hurt for a long time to come.In the last of four West Regional finals at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum that each feat...

March 4th, 2017 |  


Lady Bears make first-ever state final

Lady Bears make first-ever state final

WINSTON-SALEM — Mount Airy’s Lady Bears took one lesson from their recent history on Saturday evening. The rest of it, they cast into the ...

March 4th, 2017 |  


Huge run lifts Lady Hounds to state finals

Huge run lifts Lady Hounds to state finals

WINSTON-SALEM — The Lady Hounds made it two-for-two in West Regional titles for North Surry High School on Saturday afternoon, following up the ...

March 4th, 2017 |  


Hounds earn spot in 2A finals

Hounds earn spot in 2A finals

WINSTON-SALEM — Upon defeating the Forest Hills Yellowjackets by an 83-73 mark, Coach Kevin King’s Greyhounds were the first of three Surr...

March 4th, 2017 |  


Lady Bears facing mirror image

Lady Bears facing mirror image

If North Carolina high school basketball was like college football, with its “bowl and poll” system, the Mount Airy Lady Bears would alrea...

March 3rd, 2017 |  


Bears in surprising 1A West final

Bears in surprising 1A West final

Although Mount Airy’s boys’ basketball team entered the NCHSAA 1A state playoffs as the 11th seed, it wouldn’t shock any knowledgeab...

March 3rd, 2017 |  


All Eyes on the Prize

All Eyes on the Prize

No one has been able to come up with another time when four teams from the same city all played for a regional title on the same day, but that is what...

March 3rd, 2017 |  


Lady Hounds seeking first-ever title

Lady Hounds seeking first-ever title

As you pull into North Surry High School, you are embraced with the ‘Est. 1958’ sign. For as long as the school has existed, the Lady Grey...

March 2nd, 2017 updated: March 2nd, 2017. |  


Hounds face mirror image in West final

Hounds face mirror image in West final

The battle for the NCHSAA 2A West Regional basketball title will be a battle of even marks in both league and overall records, owned by the fifth-seed...

March 2nd, 2017 |  


Strong season makes MCA’s Lovill all-state candidate

Strong season makes MCA’s Lovill all-state candidate

As a part of a new high school, Millennium Charter Academy junior Kaine Lovill took a chance by sticking around, instead of transferring to an alterna...

March 2nd, 2017 |  


Lady Patriots fall in state Final Four

Lady Patriots fall in state Final Four

Slow starts plagued the Surry Lady Patriots in their attempt to regain the N.C. Home Educators Athletic Commission state championship last week in Gre...

March 1st, 2017 |  


Hounds avenge ‘16 loss, beat Shelby

Hounds avenge ‘16 loss, beat Shelby

Fifth-seeded North Surry hosted and defeated the No. 14 Golden Lions of Shelby in the fourth round of the NCHSAA playoffs and the 2A West semifinals g...

February 28th, 2017 |  


Bears avenge ‘16 playoff loss, make West final

Bears avenge ‘16 playoff loss, make West final

NEWLAND — Revenge couldn’t be sweeter for the Granite Bears.A little over a year after falling in a NCHSAA 1A state playoff game at Avery ...

February 28th, 2017 updated: February 28th, 2017. |  


Snow steals Regional berth

Snow steals Regional berth

Jo Snow’s outside shooting prowess gave Mount Airy an early lead. Her quickness gave the Lady Bears the lead back with the game on the line.And ...

February 28th, 2017 updated: March 1st, 2017. |  


Sutphin leads Lady Hounds to regional final

HAYS — North Surry punched its ticket to the final four of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2A playoffs Tuesday night in Hays...

February 28th, 2017 |  


20 in a row

20 in a row

BURNSVILLE — Make it twenty.Something had to give when North Surry’s girls’ basketball team hit the road for a third-round matchup a...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Release the Hounds!

Release the Hounds!

LINCOLNTON — The saying ‘Survive and Advance’ is completely appropriate and applicable as the Greyhounds outlasted and routed the No...

February 25th, 2017 updated: February 25th, 2017. |  


Over the hump

Over the hump

Mount Airy’s girls’ basketball team has no bigger fan this season than Angela Mayfield.The first-year head coach has watched her team comp...

February 25th, 2017 updated: February 25th, 2017. |  


Bears roar into fourth round

Bears roar into fourth round

After an 84-62 rout of Albemarle in the third round of the NCHSAA 1A state playoffs, the Granite Bears are halfway to a state championship.To go any f...

February 25th, 2017 |  


Hounds hit the road

Hounds hit the road

The No. 3-seeded Lincolnton Wolverines are hosting the third round of the NCHSAA 2A basketball playoffs today against the No. 5 Greyhounds of North Su...

February 24th, 2017 updated: February 24th, 2017. |  


Big runs sent Hounds to third round

Big runs sent Hounds to third round

Visiting Randleman won the opening jump and threw a scare into the North Surry faithful at the start of Thursday night’s NCHSAA 2A state playoff...

February 23rd, 2017 updated: February 23rd, 2017. |  


Lady Hounds clobber R-SC, advance to third round

Lady Hounds clobber R-SC, advance to third round

Both North Surry and Rutherfordton-Spindale Central carried a 22-5 overall record with them into the second round of the NCHSAA 2A state playoffs, but...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


No place like home

No place like home

Following Mount Airy’s 65-46 victory over Pine Lake Prep in the second round of the NCHSAA 1A state playoffs Thursday night, Granite Bears head ...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Done in 61 seconds

Done in 61 seconds

It’s not an exaggeration to say that Mount Airy’s second-round victory in the NCHSAA 1A girls’ basketball playoffs was over in 61 se...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Both ES seasons end in tough losses

Both ES seasons end in tough losses

East Surry’s boys’ and girls’ basketball seasons both came to an end in the first round of the NCHSAA 1A state playoffs on Tuesday n...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Slow start to second half dooms Central

Slow start to second half dooms Central

The Surry Central girls’ basketball team took a long road trip for its opening-round game of the NCHSAA 2A state playoffs on Tuesday night, and ...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Hounds explode late to advance

Hounds explode late to advance

North Surry’s boys’ basketball team used a 22-0 fourth-quarter run to put an emphatic ending on a game that they had trailed by three poin...

February 21st, 2017 updated: February 22nd, 2017. |  


Lady Hounds grind out opening-round win

The Lady Greyhounds of North Surry hosted and defeated the West Caldwell Warriors in the first round of the NCHSAA 2A state basketball playoffs by a s...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Bears overcome foul trouble, Ironmen

Bears overcome foul trouble, Ironmen

Not too many people enjoy playing in, or watching for that matter, when the officiating takes front and center stage at a basketball game, and neither...

February 21st, 2017 updated: February 21st, 2017. |  


Lady Bears rout Elkin, advance

Lady Bears rout Elkin, advance

There wasn’t much suspense to be had in the Mount Airy’s opening-round victory against Elkin in the NCHSAA 1A girls’ basketball play...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Hoop playoffs start tonight

Hoop playoffs start tonight

All but one local high school basketball team had its ticket to postseason play punched when the final brackets for the NCHSAA state playoffs were rel...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Greyhounds outrun W. Stokes, take WPAC tourney

Greyhounds outrun W. Stokes, take WPAC tourney

EAST BEND — Not that it mattered either time, but neither the North Surry Greyhounds or the West Stokes Wildcats had home-court advantage this g...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Lady Hounds finish perfect WPAC run

Lady Hounds finish perfect WPAC run

EAST BEND — The 2017 Western Piedmont Athletic Conference regular season and tournament champions are the Greyhounds of North Surry. In fact, th...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Prep too much for Bears

Prep too much for Bears

On the right night, Mount Airy’s boys’ basketball team might be able to knock off 1A powerhouse Winston-Salem Prep, but not if they get of...

February 17th, 2017 updated: February 17th, 2017. |  


Lady Bears outlast Atkins, sweep NWIA titles

Lady Bears outlast Atkins, sweep NWIA titles

Since the season began and it became clear that Mount Airy’s girls basketball team could light up scoreboards seemingly at will, Lady Bear head ...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Hounds sweep WPAC crowns

EAST BEND — Just call it a clean sweep for North Surry.The Greyhounds captured the boys’ and girls’ Western Piedmont Athletic Confer...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Forbush girls hold off SC for Finals berth

Forbush girls hold off SC for Finals berth

EAST BEND — The Lady Falcons of Forbush pulled away for a 61-54 semifinal win over Surry Central in Thursday night’s semifinal of the West...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Hounds flirt with 100, reach final

Hounds flirt with 100, reach final

EAST BEND — The North Surry boys rolled past county rival Surry Central on Wednesday night at Forbush High School by a score of 96-57 and will a...

February 16th, 2017 updated: February 16th, 2017. |  


Lady Hounds roll into WPAC final

Lady Hounds roll into WPAC final

EAST BEND — North Surry posted a 57-point first half on Wednesday night and opened up the third quarter with a running clock as they defeated th...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Bears down scrappy Bishop, head to final

Bears down scrappy Bishop, head to final

If Wednesday night’s semifinal game of the Northwest 1A Conference Tournament was Mount Airy’s last encounter with Bishop McGuinness this ...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Both Hound teams in WPAC final

EAST BEND — The semifinals and finals of the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference tournament are being held at Forbush High School, but the even...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Red-hot Sawyers dooms East Surry

Red-hot Sawyers dooms East Surry

When Shaunae Sawyers emerged from the Mount Airy locker room, several of her friends had the same question: “How many did you have?”The 5&...

February 14th, 2017 updated: February 14th, 2017. |  


No. 2 Phoenix burns Cards

No. 2 Phoenix burns Cards

East Surry knew it would need everything to go its way in order to knock of a Winston-Salem Prep team ranked second in the state’s latest NCprep...

February 14th, 2017 |