Rain postpones baseball, golf Rain on Sunday and Monday caused the postponement of some sporting events.
While the 1A Midwest golf regional went on as scheduled, most of the regional tournaments were halted.
The 2A Midwest, where North Surry will compete, has been moved to Thursday.
The full Greyhound starting six will play at Sapona Ridge Country Club, hosted by West Davidson High, while four others will play as individuals. They are Surry Central’s Rocky Collins a...
High school athletics benefit from MAYF 22nd annual golf tourney The Mount Airy Youth Foundation held its 22nd annual Golf Tournament on Saturday at Cross Creek Country Club and donated $3,000 after covering expenses to the Mount Airy High School athletic fund.
Secretary and Treasurer for the MAYF Jim Belton said 18 teams competed in this year’s Captains Choice Amateur with each team having four members.
Belton said the tournament results exceeded expectations with four more teams competing than last y...
Bears qualify 6 for state track championship MONROE — Six Mount Airy athletes have advanced to the state 1A track championship after top-four showings in the 1A Midwest Regional.
East Surry’s Lamar Shuff just missed the state meet with a fifth-place finish in the 100 meters.
The Bears’ Corey Valentine put in the best performance with two top finishes, a tie for another first place and a third place in four events.
“Corey had himself an unbelievable day,” said track coach Clarence ...
Hound, Eagles advance to state tennis tourney LEXINGTON — North Surry and Surry Central each have an entry going into the state 2A tennis tournament next weekend after making the top four in regional play.
The Greyhounds’ Austin Barker and the Eagles’ doubles duo of Luke Haymore and Colby Chilton will go into the state championship as fourth seeds after losing on Saturday.
As reported in Saturday’s edition, Barker won twice on Friday to reach the semifinals of the singles brackets.
NW names 10 locals to all-conference team DANBURY — Local softball players made up 10 of the spots on the Northwest All-Conference Team announced at North Stokes Friday night.
East Surry had four players on the all-conference team, while North Surry and Surry Central had three each. Central likely would have had a fourth, but pitcher Elise Austin (a previous first-teamer) was out with an injury.
Named to the first team for the Lady Cardinals were Jessica Barker, Kristen Cummings,...
Injury limits Kessler in tennis regional loss WINSTON-SALEM — Mount Airy’s Mitch Kessler will go to the state 1A tennis championship as the fourth seed from the West after losing on Saturday.
Kessler and Gray Stone Day’s John Latimer faced off in a battle of the undefeated Saturday morning at the Wake Forest University Indoor Tennis Center.
Kessler (18-0) was slowed in the conference tournament last week because of a pulled abdominal muscle. He played through that on Friday, but Satu...
Bears’ Kessler advances in regional tennis tourney WINSTON-SALEM — Mount Airy’s Mitch Kessler advanced through the first day of the state 1A regional tournament Friday.
Kessler won two matches to advance to the semifinals at Wake Forest University. By making the top four, Kessler has qualified for the state tournament next week in Cary, but he can improve his seeding with a good showing today.
Before the matches could begin, the coaches had to decide on seeding.
Kessler hasn’t lost a si...
Mount Airy Lanes report scores The Mount Airy Lanes reported the high game/series scores for the men’s and women’s bowling league for the week of April 29 - May 2 and only one week is left before summer league bowling begins. Winners of each category in the current league will receive prize money for top finishes on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, said Mount Airy Lanes employee Justin Draughn. After next week’s finish, players for summer leagues will meet to form on ...
Five sign with SCC Lady Knights volleyball DOBSON —The Surry Community College Lady Knights volleyball team added five more names to its roster on Friday.
Ashley Smith of East Surry High School, Cassidy Gregory of East Wilkes High School, Dana Brown of Mount Airy High School, Shay Hampton of South Stokes; and Tiffany Coe of Surry Central will play volleyball for the Lady Knights under Head Coach Jan Marion-Kiser in the Region 10 Division 2 Conference.
Marion-Kiser said Smith will ...
Hounds take two to regionals, Barker advances LEXINGTON — North Surry’s number three seed Austin Barker won both regional quarter-final tennis matches Friday and will play two matches today.
He will start with Wilkes Centrals’ top seed Garrett Lakey in the semi-finals at 9 a.m. at Lexington High School.
Barker defeated West Davidsons’ Jaime Lopez 6-3, 6-1. He advanced in the second quarter final round to overcome Lucas Zellar 6-4, 6-3.
North Surry Head Coach Drew Belton said Bark...
Wildcats best Eagles, get top 2A seed WALNUT COVE — West Stokes turned to the long ball to down Surry Central 18-5 in a game to determine the best 2A team in the league.
The Golden Eagles and Wildcats played a do-or-die tiebreaker to decide who gets the top seed for the 2A state playoffs and a home date with the third seed from the Central Carolina Conference.
As the second seed, Central must go on the road to face the second seed from the Rocky River Conference, with the top...
Eagles, Hounds flex muscles in weight challenge EAST BEND — North Surry and Surry Central showed their strength in a weightlifting competition held at Forbush recently.
Forbush football coach Chris Johnson contacted some area schools about taking part in the weight challenge.
East Wilkes joined the Greyhounds and Golden Eagles in the day-long event.
North football coach Danny Lyons said he took 16 football players down to East Bend, while Central had a baker’s dozen of both football ...
Hound wrestler Brannock signs with Belmont Abbey Tristen Brannock of North Surry High School recently signed a letter of intent with Belmont Abbey College and will begin wrestling at the college after being offered a partial scholarship.
North Surry’s Head Wrestling Coach Eric Jessup called the opportunity an exciting moment.
“‘Tristen’s credentials speak for themselves,” said Jessup.
Brannock finished his high school wrestling career with 145 wins and 37 losses.
Jessup said, “I hav...
SCC gives awards at athletic banquet DOBSON —Surry Community College held an athletic banquet on Tuesday honoring the school’s athletes. Local business leader Gary York was the keynote speaker.
Surry Community College Athletic Director Mark Tucker said York delivered a “wonderful message for all of our student-athletes, coaches, and parents.”
Awards were given in each sport and they are as listed below.
Baseball Most Valuable Player – Ashton Fleming
Offensive Player of ...
Cards top Eagles 6-2, advance to NW final WALNUT COVE — East Surry defeated Surry Central 6-2 on Thursday to advance to the final of the Northwest Conference Tournament.
The Cardinals scored three runs in the sixth inning, then escaped from a bases-loaded jam in the seventh behind the pitching of Scott Meredith.
The junior righthander threw all seven innings, giving up eight hits and two walks with four strikeouts, the last one coming against cleanup hitter Caleb Mitchell on the ...