Lyons honored for historic season

Lyons honored for historic season

North Surry football coach Danny Lyons was honored Friday for the Greyhounds’ historic 2017 season.Seniors from the football team planned a surp...

January 29th, 2018 |  


Bears, CardsdominateAll-NW picks

Bears, CardsdominateAll-NW picks

The 2017 football race in the Northwest 1A Conference was two-tiered — you had the Granite Bears and the Cardinals, and then you had everyone el...

December 26th, 2017 |  


Hounds rule WPAC All-Conference team

Hounds rule WPAC All-Conference team

The 2017 football season in the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference was clearly the “Year of the Greyhound.”Featuring an experienced team...

December 21st, 2017 |  


Vikings too much in 1AA final

Vikings too much in 1AA final

RALEIGH — It’s been a long time since the 1AA ranks of North Carolina high school football have seen a team as dominant as the Tarboro Vik...

December 9th, 2017 updated: December 10th, 2017. |  


Bears’ kicker eyes milestones in last game

Bears’ kicker eyes milestones in last game

When Tarboro head coach Jeff Craddock was asked at Monday’s NCHSAA press conference, he conceded the advantage in kicking to his opponent in tod...

December 8th, 2017 |  


One to go

One to go

This is it.The Granite Bears have had their eyes on a state championship since day one. The moniker #ringchasin was sprawled across the giant banner t...

December 7th, 2017 |  


Bears back for Redemption

Bears back for Redemption

History is written by the victors. Rather, in this case, the newspaper headline is written by the victors.The Mount Airy Bears stormed the playing fie...

December 2nd, 2017 |  


ES falls, 49-27

ES falls, 49-27

MURPHY — For the second week in a row, East Surry’s football team got into a shootout.Unfortunately, this time they got out-gunned.The Car...

November 25th, 2017 |  


Bears’ Robertson shines at Rubio camp

Bears’ Robertson shines at Rubio camp

CHARLOTTE — Mount Airy lineman Corbin Robertson has been regarded as one of the area’s top long-snapping prospects for quite some time, an...

November 25th, 2017 |  


Bears rip Bessemer, host Murphy for West title

Bears rip Bessemer, host Murphy for West title

It’s West Regional finals time again. Only this time, it’ll be in the Granite City.Mount Airy reached the regional final for the second co...

November 24th, 2017 |  


Football Friday

Football Friday

Only eight 1A teams in the entire state had the honor of putting on the pads and practicing on Thanksgiving Day.Two of those eight are right here in S...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


East turns the tables

East turns the tables

RONDA — Some things are so nice they need to happen twice.The East Surry Cardinals and the East Wilkes Cardinals first met this season in week 1...

November 18th, 2017 |  


Turkey Day Football, anyone?

Turkey Day Football, anyone?

For the second year in a row, Black Friday means Granite Bear football at Wallace Shelton Stadium.The state’s second-ranked 1A team kept its dat...

November 17th, 2017 |  


Cards seek to avenge season-opening loss

Cards seek to avenge season-opening loss

East Surry and East Wilkes began their season with a showdown of the area’s “East Cardinals” back on Aug. 18. On Friday, one of them...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Cards pull it out with :33 left

Cards pull it out with :33 left

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry sent Starmount packing for the second time this season with a 21-14 victory over the Rams in the first round of the ...

November 11th, 2017 |  


North Surry falls in playoffs to Patton

North Surry falls in playoffs to Patton

The end came a little sooner than North Surry would have liked, but it doesn’t change anything the school’s record-setting 2017 football t...

November 10th, 2017 |  


Playoffs all set

Playoffs all set

The regular season has wrapped up and teams across the state are preparing to make a run at the state championship. Surry County will have two represe...

November 6th, 2017 |  


Eagles end toughseason with win

WALKERTOWN — The 2017 football season was not kind to either Surry Central or Walkertown.The two schools both entered the season as defending co...

November 6th, 2017 |  


Perfection achieved

Perfection achieved

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Rivalries tend to bring out the best in both Mount Airy and East Surry for a number of reasons.Whether their motivation was the...

November 4th, 2017 |  


Greyhounds end title drought

Greyhounds end title drought

It’s been 17 years since North Surry could boast about being a conference champion, but that all changed on Friday night against Western Piedmon...

October 28th, 2017 |  


Big plays lift Carver over Eagles

Big plays lift Carver over Eagles

DOBSON — The Golden Eagles’ short-yardage defense came up with several key stops Friday night, but a few big plays were all Carver needed ...

October 28th, 2017 |  


Bears to meet Cards for NW1A title

Bears to meet Cards for NW1A title

The second half of the season for the Granite Bears will come a week early.Four consecutive blowouts of Northwest 1A Conference opponents culminated F...

October 27th, 2017 |  


Hounds win WPAC title

North Surry’s football team made school history Friday night, knocking off West Stokes 17-7 and winning the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference...

October 27th, 2017 |  


North Surry earns shot at outright WPAC title with 41-7 win

North Surry earns shot at outright WPAC title with 41-7 win

EAST BEND — The stage is set for Championship Friday in Toast this coming week.North Surry came into this past Friday’s road game at Forbu...

October 21st, 2017 |  


Bears make it three 50-point shutouts in a row

Bears make it three 50-point shutouts in a row

Right now, one Mount Airy game is pretty much the same as the next.The state’s second-ranked 1A team followed up blowout wins of 59-0 and 56-0 w...

October 20th, 2017 |  


Fantastic finish for Hounds

Fantastic finish for Hounds

WINSTON-SALEM — Coming into Friday night’s game, North Surry had never beaten Carver. That finally changed, but the Yellowjackets didnR...

October 14th, 2017 |  


East Surry routs WSP,keeps pace in conference

East Surry routs WSP,keeps pace in conference

WINSTON-SALEM — What a difference a year makes.Last fall, East Surry hosted Winston-Salem Prep without the services of star running back Joey Ra...

October 14th, 2017 |  


Bears wreak more Stokes havoc

Bears wreak more Stokes havoc

WALNUT COVE — Stokes County is glad to see the end of the 2017 Mount Airy Granite Bears.The state’s second-ranked 1A team completed its re...

October 13th, 2017 |  


Runners power Hounds to 28-7 win

Runners power Hounds to 28-7 win

North Surry took the opening kickoff down the field to score and never looked back in a 28-7 conference win over rival Surry Central at home Friday ni...

October 7th, 2017 |  


No. 2 Bears win big on Homecoming night

No. 2 Bears win big on Homecoming night

In a game that it’s unlikely anyone on either team would have chosen to schedule, perhaps Mount Airy’s Homecoming game with Northwest Conf...

October 6th, 2017 |  


Hounds run loose on Homecoming

Hounds run loose on Homecoming

Greyhound fans were greeted with photos of North Surry’s 25 football seniors as they filed into Charles Atkins Stadium for Friday’s Homeco...

September 29th, 2017 |  


North Surry crushes Atkins to begin league action

North Surry crushes Atkins to begin league action

WINSTON-SALEM — After a clunker of a performance led to North Surry’s first loss of the 2017 season, the Greyhounds were eager to get back...

September 23rd, 2017 |  


Cards fall by one at 4A Ragsdale

Cards fall by one at 4A Ragsdale

JAMESTOWN — Even in defeat, East Surry may have taken part in the Game of the Year for this area.The Cardinals hit the road Friday night for a r...

September 23rd, 2017 updated: September 25th, 2017. |  


Cardinals steal the game

Cardinals steal the game

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry and West Stokes were billed as the “WXII 12 Playbook” game of the week on Friday with the winner going t...

September 16th, 2017 |  


Bear Power

Bear Power

Coming into the 2017 season, Mount Airy head coach Kelly Holder considered his team’s outstanding receiving corps as one of the team’s gre...

September 15th, 2017 |  


Bears run to 4-0

Bears run to 4-0

All season long, Mount Airy has lived by the big play. And while head coach Kelly Holder certainly didn’t mind all the touchdowns, he wanted to ...

September 8th, 2017 |  


Eagles falter late, fall to Wilkes Central

Eagles falter late, fall to Wilkes Central

WILKESBORO — Surry Central’s football team is still seeking its first win of the 2017 season, but the Golden Eagles took a big step forwar...

September 4th, 2017 updated: September 6th, 2017. |  


Brown, Bears kick Elks around

Brown, Bears kick Elks around

ELKIN — Mount Airy improved to 3-0 on the season Thursday night with a 51-14 road victory over Elkin, but it was senior Robert Brown who stole t...

August 31st, 2017 |  


Hounds down Elks for 2-0 start

Hounds down Elks for 2-0 start

ELKIN — Last week, the Elkin Buckin’ Elks football team won its first game in over 16 months. This week, the Elks proved it was no fluke. ...

August 26th, 2017 |  


Big runs late ice game for Cardinals

Big runs late ice game for Cardinals

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Starmount closed to six points early in the fourth quarter, but then East Surry pulled away, literally, with two long touchdown...

August 25th, 2017 |  


Central can’t stop E. Wilkes, Vestal in 52-14 loss

Central can’t stop E. Wilkes, Vestal in 52-14 loss

DOBSON — Anyone just looking at the 52-14 final score of Surry Central’s loss to East Wilkes in Friday night’s game is likely to thi...

August 25th, 2017 |  


Three local teams at home tonight; Hounds hit the road

Three local teams at home tonight; Hounds hit the road

The second week of high school football has rolled into town, and local teams are ready for action. Once again, Mount Airy, Surry Central and East Sur...

August 24th, 2017 |  


Wilkes wins battle of the Cardinals

Wilkes wins battle of the Cardinals

PILOT MOUNTAIN — In a game that pitted two of the top 1A teams in the region, East Wilkes and East Surry gave the crowd in Pilot Mountain a show...

August 19th, 2017 updated: August 21st, 2017. |  


Greyhounds run past Vikings

Greyhounds run past Vikings

The North Surry Greyhounds started football season with an incredible rushing performance to earn a 25-6 victory against the visiting North Forsyth Vi...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Elkin breaks streak against Golden Eagles

Elkin breaks streak against Golden Eagles

DOBSON — Elkin snapped a 17-game losing streak by beating Surry Central on the road 31-14 in the season opener Friday night.On Oct. 5, 2015, the...

August 18th, 2017 updated: August 21st, 2017. |  


Big plays lead Bears to victory

Big plays lead Bears to victory

Coming into the season, Mount Airy head coach Kelly Holder knew he had a receiving corps that was the envy of almost anyone in the state.Following the...

August 18th, 2017 updated: August 19th, 2017. |  


Fall sports open Monday

Fall sports open Monday

After 15 days of official practices, several local sports teams will officially begin their seasons on Monday afternoon, with the rest to follow in th...

August 12th, 2017 |  


Fall sports ready to begin

Fall sports ready to begin

Local high school sports fans will have their first looks at some of the local fall sports teams this week. One of them isn’t even waiting that ...

August 4th, 2017 |  


Bears open as preseason No. 2 team

Mount Airy’s 2017 football team will be missing a lot of firepower from last year’s unit, which won 13 games, a share of the Northwest 1A ...

August 2nd, 2017 updated: August 3rd, 2017. |  


ES football camp coming next week

ES football camp coming next week

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Gage Edwards Youth Football Camp will be held Monday (July 24) and Tuesday (July 25) at East Surry High School.This camp, w...

July 21st, 2017 |