AAU basketball tournament seeks participants WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — A nationwide Williamson Field house Basketball Tournament sponsored by AAU basketball is open for registration for grades third through seventh.
The tournament will begin June 22-23, said Project Coordinator Lori Phillips.
Phillips said Williamson Parks and Recreation staff are reaching out to North Carolina and other states around the nation. She said they are hoping for a good turnout.
The teams are guaranteed thre...
Former Eagle Ethan Wilmoth headed to UNC-Asheville FORK UNION, Va. — Former Surry Central basketball star Ethan Wilmoth has picked UNC-Asheville to continue his career.
The 2012 graduate spent the past year attending Fork Union Military Academy.
Ethan picked up several all-conference honors in his four years at Central and finished as the school’s all-time leading scorer.
“He easily has the best work habits of anybody I’ve ever been around,” said Ken Eiswald, Central basketball coach. H...
Cards beat Sauras again, advance in 1A playoffs PILOT MOUNTAIN — Seth Brim drove in two runs in the first inning, and the Cardinal pitchers held on for a 3-2 win in the third round of the state 1A playoffs.
For the second time in a week, and the fourth time this season, East Surry beat South Stokes.
All-conference player Jamison Nagle hit two solo homers for the Sauras, but the Cards pitched out of jams to prevent any big innings.
With the threat of rain looming, the teams moved the ...
Bears’ Hicks chooses Ferrum for football, baseball Mount Airy football standout Benji Hicks has chosen Ferrum College to continue his multi-sport playing career.
The Division III school recruited Benji to play on the offensive line in football, but will also let him walk on to the baseball team.
Benji played football and basketball all four years and played baseball for two seasons.
Listed on the football program at 6-foot-1, 251 pounds, Benji made the football all-conference team twice...
North Surry’s Alex Cooke wins state gold GREENSBORO — North Surry’s Alex Cooke won gold in the shot put at the state 2A track and field championship in Greensboro.
Cooke took the lead with her first put and kept the pressure on with a better toss later.
Coming into Friday’s meet at N.C. A&T University, Cooke was considered a favorite with the 4kg (8.8 pound) ball.
Track website NC.milesplit.com had senior Diamond Tyson, Carrboro, ahead of Cooke in its virtual meet because Tyso...
Hounds lose to Cavaliers in third round North Surry girls softball lost to Cuthbertson in the third round of the state playoffs on a rainy Friday night, ending the season with a 19-3 record.
The Lady Greyhounds advanced earlier after victories over West Davidson and Wilkes Central but lost to Cuthbertson 10-6.
Head Coach Willie Hodges said, “If the team had started playing earlier they way they did in the fourth inning, it would have been a closer game.”
Marlee Bunker pitches...
Brown, Fulp named county athletes of year PILOT MOUNTAIN — Wes Brown and Keri Fulp have been named the male and female athletes of the year by Surry County Schools.
The school system looked at the top athletes from East Surry, North Surry and Surry Central. The announcement came at the end-of-year sports banquet at Pilot Mountain Middle School.
The banquet also is when the county presents the top team award for the year, but just like last year, the teams are so close together th...
Shelton 10k race to be held Saturday. More than 300 runners have registered to participate in the annual 10K race at Shelton Vineyards on Saturday.
The race is set to begin at 8 a.m. at the Hampton Inn Suites in Dobson.
According to the city parks and recreation department, more than 300 runners have registered, and registration continues this week at Reeves Community Center.
They may also register on Saturday before the race begins. The registration time is listed between ...
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...