Eight local wrestlers are place-winners

Eight local wrestlers are place-winners

GREENSBORO — The last hour of the 2017-18 wrestling season for East Surry, Mount Airy and Surry Central came a little earlier Saturday evening t...

February 17th, 2018 |  


13 local wrestlersstill alive at states

GREENSBORO — There won’t be any Surry County wrestlers who will come home with a state wrestling championship today, but there’s lik...

February 16th, 2018 updated: February 16th, 2018. |  


Three Hounds, one Eagle make 2A state wrestling finals

MT. PLEASANT — North Surry wrestler Reid Walker was oh, so close in the NCHSAA 2A Midwest Regional on Saturday.The 145-pound junior missed a reg...

February 13th, 2018 |  


Eight Bears and four Cards make state wrestling finals

Eight Bears and four Cards make state wrestling finals

NEWLAND — It takes a little over two hours to reach Avery County High School, where the 1A West Regionals for wrestling were held on Saturday mo...

February 12th, 2018 |  


Robbinsville dashes’ Bears dreams again

Robbinsville dashes’ Bears dreams again

CHERRYVILLE — Only one thing has stood in the way of Mount Airy and a trip to the NCHSAA 1A state dual-team wrestling championship the past two ...

February 1st, 2018 |  


Bears pin Starmount, move on

Bears pin Starmount, move on

After four years of being passed over despite winning the Northwest 1A Conference title every year, Mount Airy finally got to host two rounds of the N...

January 30th, 2018 |  


Bears get one for the thumb

Bears get one for the thumb

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The 2017-18 Northwest 1A Conference wrestling season was down to its final two hours, and things weren’t starting off wel...

January 27th, 2018 |  


Hounds, Eagles place 1-2 at WPAC tourney

WINSTON-SALEM — They may have held it at Carver High School, but the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference wrestling tournament might as well hav...

January 27th, 2018 |  


Hounds capture 10th straight conference title in wrestling

Hounds capture 10th straight conference title in wrestling

The Western Piedmont Athletic Conference title was pretty much in the bag for North Surry coming into this week, but the Greyhounds still had to wrest...

January 25th, 2018 |  


Bears post 3-2 mark in weekend tourney

Bears post 3-2 mark in weekend tourney

JAMESTOWN — In their last action before going on a break for exams, the Mount Airy wrestling team competed in the Andy Chappell Duals at Ragsdal...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Hounds on the brink of number 10

Hounds on the brink of number 10

DOBSON — North Surry wrestling coach Eric Jessup declined to claim the crown just yet, but there’s a pretty good chance that the Greyhound...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Cardinals stand tall on Senior Night

Cardinals stand tall on Senior Night

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry ended its regular season in a big way, defeating both North Stokes and Bishop McGuinness by a combined score of 138-...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Bears beat down Cards, stay perfect in NW1A

Bears beat down Cards, stay perfect in NW1A

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Mount Airy Granite Bears slammed rival East Surry en route to a 51-26 victory.Neither team had lost in conference play comi...

January 9th, 2018 |  


Hounds set sights on No. 10

Hounds set sights on No. 10

The North Surry Greyhounds aced the first exam on Tuesday night.The final exam comes Friday night. Pass that one, and Coach Eric Jessup and his team m...

January 9th, 2018 |  


Hounds pin down Magna Vista crown

RIDGEWAY, Va. — Chalk up another party-crashing caper for a local team traveling north of the border.North Surry’s wrestling team became t...

January 8th, 2018 |  


Bears show no mercy

Bears show no mercy

Mount Airy didn’t hold any (figurative) punches in their walloping of Walkertown and Grayson County in Wednesday’s tri-match. The Granite ...

December 26th, 2017 |  


Bears show no mercy

Bears show no mercy

Mount Airy didn’t hold any (figurative) punches in their walloping of Walkertown and Grayson County in Wednesday’s tri-match. The Granite ...

December 20th, 2017 |  


Bears dominate on new mat

Bears dominate on new mat

The Mount Airy wrestling team finally got to wrestle on its brand-new mat, and the Granite Bears broke it in by putting on a clinic in front of a big ...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Greyhounds dominate Quad meet

Greyhounds dominate Quad meet

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The North Surry Greyhounds wrestling team walked out of East Surry High School with a perfect record for the night, defeating t...

December 12th, 2017 |  


East Surry wrestlers off to strong start

East Surry wrestlers off to strong start

MILLERS CREEK — Surry County means business when it comes to wrestling in the Northwest 1A Conference this winter.East Surry’s wrestling t...

December 2nd, 2017 |  


Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

After a two-week wait, fans of Mount Airy wrestling finally got to see this year’s Granite Bears compete on their own mat Thursday afternoon.The...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Wilkes Blackhawks spoil Central’s quad

Wilkes Blackhawks spoil Central’s quad

DOBSON — The party got crashed at Saturday’s annual Jimmy Martin Classic at Surry Central High School.The host Golden Eagles were there an...

November 27th, 2017 |  


Mount Airy wrestlers sweep Turkey Duals

Mount Airy wrestlers sweep Turkey Duals

KING — It may have been named after a bird, but it was a feast fit for a Bear.Mount Airy’s run at a 1A state wrestling title ended last ye...

November 27th, 2017 |  


Surry tops in Davidson challenge

Surry tops in Davidson challenge

In the seventh annual presentment of the Surry-Davidson Duals, Surry’s wrestlers came away with a slight advantage.The quad-meet, hosted every N...

November 21st, 2017 |  


Hounds third at Elkin tourney

Hounds third at Elkin tourney

ELKIN — Let the pursuit of another Western Piedmont Athletic Conference title begin.North Surry’s wrestling team wasted little time gettin...

November 20th, 2017 |  


Let the new season begin

Let the new season begin

Two local schools are still alive in the 1A state playoffs for football, but for everyone else, the winter sports schedule is under way.The continued ...

November 15th, 2017 |  


P4CP for the win!

P4CP for the win!

CHAPEL HILL — All year long, the bulletin board outside Mount Airy High School included the message “P4CP” along with whatever else ...

June 9th, 2017 updated: June 9th, 2017. |  


Parade of Champions coming Saturday

Parade of Champions coming Saturday

By any standard, Mount Airy High School had a remarkable season of athletic competition.Student-athletes representing the Granite Bears won nine state...

May 31st, 2017 |  


Hogue, Smith claim state titles

Hogue, Smith claim state titles

GREENSBORO —The two best wrestlers on the Mount Airy wrestling team go about their business in a very different manner.For three years, Jacob Ho...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Dunn, Peña advance at state finals

GREENSBORO — The state wrestling championships began on Thursday for the six local wrestlers who are competing in the 2A portion of the meet at ...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Bears send nine grapplers to finals

SPARTA — On the mats, Mount Airy’s wrestling team was just one point shy of eventually 1A state dual-team champion Robbinsville when the t...

February 11th, 2017 |  


Bears’ season ends in Knightmare

Bears’ season ends in Knightmare

ELKIN — Fans of the Elkin and Mount Airy wrestling teams packed the N.H. Carpenter Gymnasium on the campus of Elkin High School on Thursday nigh...

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


Bears take NW1A wrestling title

Bears take NW1A wrestling title

KERNERSVILLE — This year’s Northwest 1A Conference wrestling championship was held at Bishop McGuinness, but it was the Mount Airy Granite...

January 28th, 2017 |  


Hounds nail down share of WPAC title

Hounds nail down share of WPAC title

Three things in life are certain — death, taxes, and a Western Piedmont Athletic Conference title for the North Surry wrestling team,The Greyhou...

January 26th, 2017 updated: January 26th, 2017. |  


Eagles win on Senior Night

Eagles win on Senior Night

DOBSON — Kaleb Dunn and David Peña hope they have a lot more wrestling left to do in their senior seasons, but they were both grateful to c...

January 24th, 2017 |  


A Senior Night to remember

A Senior Night to remember

The final chapters in the illustrious career of Mount Airy wrestler Jacob Hogue are yet to be written.However, the two-time state champion added anoth...

January 19th, 2017 |  


No. 2 Mount Airy overpowers Cardinals

No. 2 Mount Airy overpowers Cardinals

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The best-known media outlet covering high school wrestling in North Carolina says that the Mount Airy Granite Bears are the No....

January 14th, 2017 |  


Hounds pin W. Stokes, 63-15

KING — North Surry’s wrestling team is now 2-for-2 in Western Piedmont Athletic Conference showdowns.The Greyhounds paid a visit to West S...

January 5th, 2017 |  


Jessup earns 300th win for Hounds

Jessup earns 300th win for Hounds

North Surry’s wrestling team made sure that Coach Eric Jessup wasn’t left out of a week filled with laurels for the Greyhound sports progr...

December 29th, 2016 |  


Hounds take down Parkland

Hounds take down Parkland

North Surry head wrestling coach Eric Jessup will head off into the Christmas holiday feeling good about his team.Three days after the Greyhounds fini...

December 20th, 2016 |  


Bears second to W. Wilkes at NS tourney

Bears second to W. Wilkes at NS tourney

North Surry hosted the 9th Annual Greyhound Invitational Duals this past Saturday at Ron King Gymnasium.Surry Central, East Surry, Mount Airy, West Wi...

December 19th, 2016 |  


Another dominating week for Bears

Another dominating week for Bears

If Mount Airy’s wrestling team is only the second-ranked 1A team in the state, then their most recent opponents surely wouldn’t want to se...

December 15th, 2016 |  


Hound grapplers sweet tri-meet

The North Surry wrestling team warmed up for its weekend tournament by sweeping a tri-meet on Wednesday night.The Greyhounds wrestled Starmount and Ea...

December 15th, 2016 |  


No. 2 Bears keep pinning foes

No. 2 Bears keep pinning foes

Don’t look now, but it looks like there’s yet another contender wearing Mount Airy navy blue and white.After a fall which saw the school&#...

December 8th, 2016 |  


Bears sweep tri-meet

HAYS — Sometimes, wrestling is as much about tactics and strategy off the mat as it is on.Mount Airy head coach Cody Atkins played his hand well...

November 30th, 2016 |  


Hounds take league opener

Hounds take league opener

North Surry’s wrestling team took its first step toward a possible Western Piedmont Athletic Conference crown.The Greyhounds also picked up some...

November 29th, 2016 |  


Bear matmen off to a strong start

Bear matmen off to a strong start

KING — The start to the 2016 wrestling season couldn’t have gone much better for the Mount Airy Granite Bears.The Bears, who don’t h...

November 28th, 2016 |  


Eagles expect to fight for WPAC title

Eagles expect to fight for WPAC title

DOBSON — North Surry has long been a wrestling power in the Foothills area, but Surry Central feels it has a team worthy of taking the Western P...

November 17th, 2016 updated: November 17th, 2016. |  


Bears open wrestling with 72-6 win

RONDA — Mount Airy wrestling lost a two-time state champion, but don’t expect the team to give up its top spot in the Northwest Conference...

November 15th, 2016 |  


Hounds fall in wrestling season opener

North Surry opened its wrestling season with a close 36-33 loss to North Wilkes.“We wrestled hard; they’ve got a solid team,” said C...

November 15th, 2016 |