Bears’ Kessler leads tennis all-conference Mount Airy’s Mitch Kessler was named player of the year and Surry Central’s Mark Parsons coach of the year as the Northwest Conference announced its tennis awards.
The Northwest revealed its all-conference team, which includes three Eagles, two Bears, two Greyhounds and one Cardinal.
Bishop McGuinness won the conference title just like last year, but it was the Golden Eagles’ rise from the bottom half of the standings to second place that...
State 2A track meet features 8 local athletes Eight local athletes will compete today in the state 2A track and field championship.
Surry Central had one first-place finish and three third-place finishes at the regional track meet last weekend, while North Surry’s Alex Cooke won the girls’ shot put.
Cooke should be the favorite to win the gold based on the results posted from the four regional meets.
The Greyhound had a throw of 37-7 1/2 at N.C. A&T in Greensboro, winning gold by 2...
Lady Knights take conference tourney DOBSON —The Lady Knights softball team finished the season by winning the NJCAA Division 11 Region X Conference Tournament, then losing the Region P Tournament.
Lincoln Land Community College defeated the Lady Knights in two games, 5-4 in nine innings and 5-0.
The Lady Knights finished 21-16 overall and 16-7 in their conference.
Head Coach Amber Reid said the team was the most talented and successful she had coached in five years.
Eagles’ Richardson named soccer coach of year Surry Central’s Matt Richardson has been named the Northwest Conference coach of the year for soccer.
The Northwest announced the all-conference team this week along with coach and player of the year awards. West Stokes’ Macy Rutledge took player of the year.
Three local players were thought to have made a strong bid for the player of the year honor. Surry Central’s Haylee Harrison was a scoring machine, and Mount Airy’s Vanessa Armenta a...
Cards clinch third in state golf; Alley leads effort East Surry finished third in the NCHSAA 1A Men’s state golf competition in Chapel Hill with a 650 combined score; Bishop McGuinness took first and Lake Norman Charter second.
Bishop, the defending state champion, scored a combined score of 611 and Charter a 647.
Tanner Owen of Bishop was medalist shooting 70 on the par 72 course.
The Cardinals, who finished only three stokes away from second, scored 327 Monday and improved to 323 Tuesda...
Lady Hounds win 5-1, advance in state playoffs The Lady Greyhounds scored three runs in the sixth inning to pull away from Wilkes Central in a 5-1 win Tuesday.
North Surry advanced to the third round of the state 2A playoffs and will host Cuthbertson on Friday.
Coach Willie Hodges juggled a few spots in his lineup, looking for a spark.
Senior shortstop Molly Martin provided it with a leadoff homer in the bottom of the first off Kaitlyn Perry.
This came right after pitcher Marlee B...
Collins,Tolbert named Hound Athletes of Year Wrestler Austin Collins and golfer Kasie Tolbert were named Athletes Of The Year by North Surry High School at the recent annual awards ceremony.
Coaches from all athletic programs voted on the recipients, said Greyhound’s Wrestling Coach Eric Jessup.
Collins received the Ron King Male Athlete Of The Year Award, named for a former basketball coach and athletic director.
Jessup said, “It was a big accomplishment for Austin and I was very...
White Plains place third in state ASHEBORO — The White Plains Christian School baseball team placed third in the NCCSA State Tournament.
The White Plain Patriots went 9-3 for the season and finished second in their conference.
Caleb Hall pitched for White Plains recording 13 strike outs on the mound. Hall was recently named NCCSA 1st Team All State. Zane Eaton and Cody Whitaker were named Second Team All State.
Hall and Eaton are seniors on the team and Whitaker a junio...
Cards take 4-1 win over West Montgomery PILOT MOUNTAIN — The first seeded East Surry Cardinals won a home playoff game against West Montgomery on Tuesday in the second round of state playoffs.
The Cards rode an 11-strike-out performance by Drew Wilson for the 4-1 win. Scott Meredith came in for Wilson in the sixth and registered four more strikeouts for the victory. The Cardinals recorded only one error the entire game.
The Cardinals beat East Wilkes last Friday in the first st...
Bears fall to Albemarle 4-2 in playoffs Albemarle beat Mount Airy 4-2 in the second round of the state 1A baseball playoffs.
Mount Airy fell behind 3-0, but rallied to make a game of it.
“We missed an opportunity in the first inning,” admitted Coach Jon Cawley.
With Sam Harris at the plate, Logan Young stole second base. Harris hit a line drive to left that wasn’t handled cleanly, letting Harris reach.
Benji Hicks was hit by a pitch to load the bases with one out.
Local teams in 4 playoffs games tonight Four local teams are in action tonight in the state baseball and softball playoffs.
East Surry and Mount Airy will host baseball games at 7 p.m. North Surry hosts softball, while East Surry’s softball team heads for the far side of Asheville.
Mount Airy (14-10) hosts Albemarle (12-15), which beat Central Academy 18-2.
Coach Jon Cawley admitted that he didn’t know that much about Albemarle, except that the players are fast and can score ...
Surry Storm win state hoops title The Surry Storm second-third grade basketball team finished its season by winning its age group in the American Youth Basketball Association state championship in Concord this past weekend.
The Storm team won three other tournaments over the season: AYBA State Qualifier West Region (in Wilkes County), Lady Gaters Spring Classic (Greensboro) and Mayberry March Madness (Mt Airy).
The team is coached by Sara McMillen and Chad Phipps.
Athletics, academics go hand in hand for Simmons Mount Airy’s Symone Simmons has chosen Catawba Valley Community College to continue her basketball career.
Symone has been part of a varsity squad that has gone 64-22 (74.4 percent) the past three seasons.
For most of her career, she focused on playing lock-down defense while letting her teammates score the points.
Later in her senior year, however, she stepped up her aggressiveness on offense, nearly doubling her scoring and increasing...
Granite City Lift-off brings diverse athletes to table Mount Airy High School won the strong school award with athletes from all fields competing on Saturday after hosting the first event of its kind, The Granite City Lift Off. Surry Central’s soccer player Victor Solis won the “iron kid” title after clinching first in the grueling cross fit.
In the overall finish, Mount Airy scored 165, North Surry 117, Surry Central 115, and East Surry 70.
Jarett Simmons of Mount Airy had three first place ...
Lady Cards win 3-0, advance in state playoffs PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Lady Cardinals shut out West Montgomery 3-0 Friday to advance to the second round of the state 1A playoffs.
Jessica Barker went the distance, giving up just two hits and one walk over seven innings. She struck out seven batters including one after each of the two hits.
Amber Lawson singled and scored two runs.
She was the catalyst tonight, said Coach Derrick Hill. Over the first two innings, the team hadn’t done a t...