East Surry rushes past South Stokes

East Surry rushes past South Stokes

WALNUT COVE — After threatening to run away with the game early, East Surry quickly found out that South Stokes is no pushover this year.The Car...

October 1st, 2016 |  


North Stokes football season halted

North Stokes football season halted

DANBURY — Coach Mitch Reeves had the difficult task of telling his North Stokes football players Tuesday afternoon their season is officially ov...

September 28th, 2016 |  


Cardinals win league opener

Cardinals win league opener

East Surry got its defense of the Northwest 1A Conference title off to a good start on Friday night, grinding out a 41-6 victory over an improving Atk...

September 24th, 2016 |  


Slow start, misfortune ruin Hounds’ Homecoming

Slow start, misfortune ruin Hounds’ Homecoming

The dreaded “Murphy’s Law” has the North Surry football team in its grip, and it won’t let the Greyhounds go.The Hounds came i...

September 24th, 2016 |  


Defense carries Eagles to fifth win

Defense carries Eagles to fifth win

DOBSON — Surry Central’s defense racked up eight turnovers to power a 14-12 win over Salisbury on Homecoming night.The Golden Eagles jumpe...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Homecoming week for Hounds, Eagles

Homecoming week for Hounds, Eagles

For the second week in a row, one of the four local football teams is taking a week off. This time around, Mount Airy is taking a break from its unbea...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Bears dominate battle of unbeatens

Bears dominate battle of unbeatens

Mount Airy’s football team did its best to hide just how badly last year’s 20-0 drubbing at the hands of county rival Surry Central had ra...

September 17th, 2016 |  


Hounds shut out Camels 33-0 on road

Hounds shut out Camels 33-0 on road

WINSTON-SALEM — North Surry snapped a two-game losing streak in dramatic fashion with a 33-0 shutout on the road at Atkins.After tough games aga...

September 16th, 2016 |  


All eyes on Bears vs. Eagles on Friday

There won’t be any conference titles on the line Friday night, and the game is unlikely to have any playoff implications.However, the eyes of al...

September 14th, 2016 updated: September 15th, 2016. |  


Cards outgunned by West Stokes

Cards outgunned by West Stokes

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The West Stokes Wildcats drove nine miles up the road Friday night and faced rival East Surry in what is always a battle betwee...

September 10th, 2016 |  


Holder’s big night leads Bears to win

Holder’s big night leads Bears to win

North Surry head football coach Danny Lyons probably spent the wee hours of Saturday morning wishing his team could have just a few plays back.His cou...

September 10th, 2016 |  


Eagles blank Elks 42-0 on the road

Eagles blank Elks 42-0 on the road

ELKIN — Surry Central’s Eric Ramirez rushed for five touchdowns in a 42-0 win over Elkin Friday night.The Golden Eagles scored their first...

September 9th, 2016 |  


Bears, Eagles look to stay unbeaten

Bears, Eagles look to stay unbeaten

Week four of the high school football season finds two local teams trying to maintain their unblemished slates this season, a second trying to keep up...

September 7th, 2016 |  


Late rally lifts Eagles to 3-0

Late rally lifts Eagles to 3-0

DOBSON — So far this season, the fourth quarter has belonged to Surry Central.The Golden Eagles trailed visiting Wilkes Central by a touchdown g...

September 3rd, 2016 |  


East Surry offensive line shines in 31-21 win over North Surry

East Surry offensive line shines in 31-21 win over North Surry

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The young East Surry football team has come a long way in just two weeks.If someone hadn’t seen the action on the field i...

September 2nd, 2016 |  


Bears maul Elks 62-7 on tribute night

Bears maul Elks 62-7 on tribute night

The Granite Bears helped speed up a long, emotional night by keeping the clock running the whole second half.Mount Airy led Friday’s football ga...

September 2nd, 2016 |  


Hounds vs. Cards on the slate tonight

Hounds vs. Cards on the slate tonight

Last week was a smashing success for high school football teams in the News coverage area, as all four local schools won their games. Mount Airy and N...

September 1st, 2016 |  


Eagles outlast E. Wilkes, 21-20

Eagles outlast E. Wilkes, 21-20

RONDA — On Friday night, East Wilkes took on Surry Central in its first home football game of the 2016 season. The stands were packed on both si...

August 27th, 2016 |  


Holder, King shine in Bears’ win

Holder, King shine in Bears’ win

KING — The West Stokes defense had Ian Holder dead in the water on a busted play inside the red zone. Then Mount Airy’s backup quarterback...

August 27th, 2016 |  


East Surry comes from behind to beat Starmount, 28-27

East Surry comes from behind to beat Starmount, 28-27

BOONVILLE — East Surry connected on just one pass attempt against Starmount on Friday night, but the completion proved to be the difference in t...

August 26th, 2016 |  


Hounds bounce back, roll Elkin

Hounds bounce back, roll Elkin

Starting the 2016 season with a young offensive line and an inexperienced quarterback, North Surry head coach Danny Lyons has relied on his defense to...

August 26th, 2016 |  


Adjustments, challenges coming in week two

Adjustments, challenges coming in week two

Opening week is in the rear-view mirror, and all four local football teams are looking to build off their first action in the 2016 season.Surry Centra...

August 24th, 2016 updated: August 25th, 2016. |  


Hounds’ battle back but fall to Ashe

Hounds’ battle back but fall to Ashe

WEST JEFFERSON — The North Surry football team came all the way back from a big deficit in its season opener Friday night at Ashe County, but th...

August 20th, 2016 |  


Mount Airy uses big plays to down Starmount 42-18 in season opener

Mount Airy uses big plays to down Starmount 42-18 in season opener

BOONVILLE — The Mount Airy football team is stacked with experienced veterans this season, but a pair of underclassmen helped spark the Granite ...

August 19th, 2016 |  


Eagles soar past Cardinals

Eagles soar past Cardinals

DOBSON — Nine months after ending a season where almost nothing went right, Surry Central flipped the script for the first game of the 2016 foot...

August 19th, 2016 |  


Football teams search for opening statement

Football teams search for opening statement

Championships won’t be decided in the first week of high school football, but all four local teams will get a good look at their potential when ...

August 17th, 2016 |  


Can the Bears return to the top?

Can the Bears return to the top?

Mount Airy is used to leading the pack in Northwest 1A Conference football.The Granite Bears won or shared the conference championship in seven of the...

August 13th, 2016 |  


New faces, same expectations for Cardinals

New faces, same expectations for Cardinals

PILOT MOUNTAIN — At this time last year, the East Surry football team was preparing for a 2015 burdened with enormous expectations.The Cardinals...

August 13th, 2016 updated: August 13th, 2016. |  


Eagles seek redemption in ‘16

Eagles seek redemption in ‘16

DOBSON — You could call it a case of mistaken identity.Surry Central’s football team appeared to be on its way to a successful season last...

August 12th, 2016 |  


Year 2 of ‘Air Raid’ looks promising

Year 2 of ‘Air Raid’ looks promising

North Surry football coach Danny Lyons didn’t know how his team would fare in its first year after an offensive overhaul.Lyons is about to enter...

August 12th, 2016 |  


Bears, Hounds host football scrimmages

Bears, Hounds host football scrimmages

Jackson Smith (left) runs the read option with Malik Frost (right) during Mount Airy’s Wednesday football scrimmage against Galax (VA). Frost wa...

August 11th, 2016 |  


NCPreps tabs Bears as NW1A favorites

NCPreps tabs Bears as NW1A favorites

The Mount Airy football team hasn’t won an outright conference title since 2013, and coaches in the Northwest Conference believe that brief brea...

July 30th, 2016 updated: July 30th, 2016. |  


Bears host local teams in 7-on-7s

Bears host local teams in 7-on-7s

The Mount Airy football team hosted a 7-on-7 event on Friday featuring eight schools and all four schools located in Surry County. In this photo, Moun...

July 30th, 2016 |  


Eagles, Hounds collide in 7-on-7

Eagles, Hounds collide in 7-on-7

Surry Central’s Chandler Johnson (3) fires a pass to the right sideline in a 7-on-7 scrimmage against North Surry on Wednesday. The Golden Eagle...

July 27th, 2016 updated: July 27th, 2016. |  


East Surry to host football clinic, camp

East Surry to host football clinic, camp

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry High School and football coach David Diamont will host the seventh annual Little League Football Coaches Clinic on S...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Hound linemen are top dogs

Hound linemen are top dogs

Several members of the North Surry High School football team took part in a Lineman Challenge at West Stokes High School earlier this week, claiming t...

July 16th, 2016 |  


Local schools to compete in 7-on-7

The West Stokes Wildcats will be hosting their fourth annual 7-on-7 Tournament and their first annual Lineman Challenge on Friday, July 22.Participati...

July 14th, 2016 |  


Greyhounds host 7-on-7 practice

Greyhounds host 7-on-7 practice

The North Surry football team hosted a 7-on-7 event Thursday with Bishop McGuinness, West Wilkes and West Stokes visiting the Greyhounds. .neFileBlock...

July 1st, 2016 |  


Greyhounds host 7-on-7 tournament

Greyhounds host 7-on-7 tournament

East Surry’s Connor Sheets fires a quick pass to Jack Shabdue in the Cardinals’ 7-on-7 game against Elkin on Tuesday. .neFileBlock { marg...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Smith wraps up historic high school career

Smith wraps up historic high school career

When Tyler Smith arrived at East Surry High School for his freshman year, playing all three major sports for the Cardinals was a foregone conclusion.S...

June 10th, 2016 |  


Mount Airy football duo headed to Vegas

Mount Airy football duo headed to Vegas

A pair of football players from Mount Airy High School are hoping what happens in Vegas this weekend doesn’t just stay in the Sin City.Kicker Ro...

May 19th, 2016 |  


McHone signs with Brevard football

McHone signs with Brevard football

Jacob McHone didn’t begin his recruiting process until the early stages of January, but the late start didn’t stop McHone from finding the...

April 23rd, 2016 |  


Creed not ready to stop playing

Creed not ready to stop playing

Shawn Creed has been playing football since he was six years old. With his graduation from East Surry High School less than two months away, he decide...

April 10th, 2016 |  


Pack blazes his own trail

Pack blazes his own trail

Cameron Pack will forever hold a place in the long and illustrious history of the Mount Airy High School athletic program. Last month at the NCHSAA wr...

March 26th, 2016 |  


Johnson heading to Emory and Henry

Johnson heading to Emory and Henry

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry senior Staymon Johnson enjoyed the recruiting process, but in the end, there wasn’t a ton of drama in the midd...

March 12th, 2016 |  


Goble signs to kick at WSSU

Goble signs to kick at WSSU

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry kicker Devon Goble never thought he would have the opportunity to play college football.He was thrilled to be wrong ...

February 9th, 2016 |  


Blake Marion signs with Wingate

Blake Marion signs with Wingate

Blake Marion is surrounded by family and coaches at East Surry High School on Wednesday as he signs his National Letter of Intent to continue his foot...

February 4th, 2016 |  


Marion commits to Wingate

Marion commits to Wingate

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry football standout Blake Marion will continue his football career at Wingate University next year. Marion announced h...

February 1st, 2016 |  


Hounds’ Smith wins offensive POTY

Hounds’ Smith wins offensive POTY

The Western Piedmont Athletic Conference released its All-Conference selections for football on Wednesday, and a North Surry Greyhound earned one of t...

December 10th, 2015 updated: December 10th, 2015. |  


Goble kicks into NCHSAA record book

Goble kicks into NCHSAA record book

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Page five of the NCHSAA football record book is reserved for the category of most extra points in a season, and a local kicker ...

December 3rd, 2015 updated: December 3rd, 2015. |