SCC Lady Knights win conference tournament championship BURLINGTON — The Surry Community College girls softball team took the NJCAA Region-X Dll Conference Tournament Champion title on Saturday, beating the first-seeded Florence Darlington Technical Community College for the title.
The SCC Knights finished the season with a 13-7 record, which put them into the tournament ranked as second seed.
SCC Softball Coach Amber Reid said the Lady Knights started play on Friday at Springwood Park in Burl...
Bears soccer team honors cancer survivors, fund raises as team The Mount Airy High School soccer team raised more than $750 toward the Hospice Rose Memory Garden in Dobson.
The team went pink earlier this month during a home game against Surry Central to honor and remember loved ones with breast cancer.
The idea arose when Beasley Nester, one of the Bears co-captains, wanted to honor her grandmother, Betty Nester, who lost her life to breast cancer in early February, said mom Jennifer.
Ideas began ...
Lady Bears win home finale 10-2 over Hounds Mount Airy went on the attack early and often to beat rival North Surry 10-2 in soccer Friday.
The Lady Bears came out fired up over Senior Night and converted a goal in the first minute of play. Senior Vanessa Armenta assisted fellow senior Andi Moore on the left wing to make it 1-0.
Coach Will Hurley said that was the first time this season the team has come out from opening whistle and executed the game plan exactly as diagrammed.
Golden Eagles soar over Cardinals PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Surry Central girls soccer team rose above the Cards on Friday in a close 3-2 finish.
On offense, Victoria Olchowoj controlled the boards for the win and recorded two scores out of Central’s total of three.
After the win, the Golden Eagles advanced to a 13-4-1 overall. They are ranked second in the 2A conference behind West Stokes.
Kelsey Taylor scored the first goal for the Golden Eagles at the 20 minute mark of th...
SCC golf team wins Region X tourney NEW BERN — Surry Community College won the Region X Golf Tournament and earned Tom Pendergraft coach of the year honors.
The Knights were 13 strokes better than Johnston Community College to win the championship at Emerald Golf Club.
Surry Central grad Ryan High took fourth place as SCC had three of the top five individual finishes. Teammate Ryan Wilson took the second-place medal, and Andy Carowan was fifth.
Pendergraft said the first ...
Parries, Dimmette get gold on Day Two DANBURY — West Stokes’ boys and Winston-Salem Prep’s girls put in great efforts on the second day of the Northwest Conference track and field championship.
The Wildcats and the Lady Phoenix were both in fourth place after Tuesday’s field events, but did well in the track events Wednesday.
West Stokes jumped all the way to first place for the boys, while Prep charged up to second place behind North Stokes, which had a commanding lead after...
Cards honor seniors at home PILOT MOUNTAIN — The East Surry Cardinals hosted Forbush in the last regular season game during Senior Night on Thursday, but did not pull out the win.
Forbush beat the Cards by a score of 2-0 and finished second in the conference behind North Stokes.
The four Cardinals seniors on the team are Brooke Bowman, Kelsey Wilson, Kristen Cummings and Jessica Barker.
They were honored with roses on the field along with their parents and later g...
Bears finish strong against conference team Bishop KERNERSVILLE — Mount Airy clinched a win in its last conference match away, winning 4-3 against Bishop McGuinness on Thursday.
The Bears finished with an 8-6 conference record and are 13-9 overall. The conference tournament starts next Tuesday and the Bears will play South Stokes in the first round.
Bears Head Coach Jon Cawley said the Bears got three hits right off the bat during the first inning. The Bears got four base runners on and t...
Central has Senior Night at West Wilkes MILLERS CREEK — The Golden Eagles girls softball team lost to West Wilkes away by a score of 0-12 to a top 10-ranked team in the state.
Surry Central celebrated Senior Night on Thursday at the away game. Seniors on Central’s team are Brittany Lewis, Jordan Wood, JoAnna Wall, Brittany Myers and Megan Hutson.
Head Coach Glenn Craddock said, “We will miss our seniors tremendously, they have given to the program a lot over the years and we ap...
Surry Knights slate Military Appreciation Day DOBSON — The Surry Knights Baseball Team is planning Military Appreciation Day on Saturday when the Knights play Rockingham Community College at home during a double header starting at 1 p.m.
Veterans and active military personnel will be recognized on the field that day along with Surry and Rockingham players. Veterans will be given a free hot dog lunch, and admission to the games are free. Both teams will wear camouflage-style jerseys to ...
Kessler, doubles team earn regional spots Mount Airy’s Mitch Kessler won the Northwest Conference 1A singles title, and a doubles team earned a spot in the regional 1A tournament next week.
As the Northwest is a split 1A/2A conference, the league gets only the top three for both singles and doubles for the 1A side.
Bishop McGuinness took four of the top six points, two for singles and two for doubles, so that all six starters will advance.
The Bears get half their six starters ...
Hounds, Eagles sweep four matches North Surry took the singles title, and Surry Central the doubles title as the 2A side of the Northwest Conference Tournament concluded Wednesday.
North’s Austin Barker won the championship, and teammate Samuel Holder won the crucial third-place match so that both advance to the regional 2A tournament next weekend.
Surry Central also won first and third places in doubles, plus a second place in singles to advance five of six starters to r...
Conference records shattered in NW track championship North Stokes and South Stokes finished first and second for both boys and girls after the first day of the Northwest track and field championship.
Still, several local athletes won events and many others placed in the top three.
Mount Airy took third place in the boys’ events at 40.5 points — just two points behind North Stokes — with a record-setting day by discus thrower Parley Gentry.
North Surry took third place in the girls’ events...
Cards top Bears on Senior Night PILOT MOUNTAIN — Senior Drew Wilson drove in the first run as East Surry beat Mount Airy on Senior Night, 5-1.
Wilson and Jeremy Gilley were honored before the game, then the Cardinals wasted no time putting two runs on the board.
Logan Sheets led off with a ground single to right. One out later, Wilson doubled to left-center to score Sheets.
Alec Wilson hit a line drive toward third. Kenny Overfelt leaped up and just got the tip of the...
Lady Cards outkick Greyhounds PILOT MOUNTAIN — The East Surry girls soccer team won against North Surry in a shutout game by a score of 5-0 on Tuesday in a comeback after a 0-3 loss to South Stokes on Monday.
About Tuesday’s win, Cardinal Head Coach John Sigmon said, “They were on their game in passing, had good decision making and played their hearts out.” Sigmon said the team also played “a good and hard game” on Monday.
Sigmon said he continues to see improvement e...