Young takes third in long-drive kickoff ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Local golfer Justin Young finished third in a regional long drive competition in Georgia over the weekend.
This Masters of Long Drive event is the start of the of the American Power Golf Tour.
Thirty-two golfers boomed drives at Echelon Golf Course on a blustery Saturday.
The wind was a challenge all day long, said Young, who graduated from North Surry and is attending Surry Community College.
Sometimes the wind was ...
First Tri-Mayberry triathlon a success The Mount Airy Parks and Recreation Department hosted its first Tri-Mayberry Sprint Triathlon on Saturday with more than 80 competitors and called it a “huge” city event and a big success.
The triathlon is a multi-discipline event, with competitors swimming 300 yards, then cycling 28 kilometers (about 17 miles) and finishing with a 5K (3.1-mil) run. At the end of the triathlons’ finish, tent volunteers provided food, drinks, water and event...
Bishop wins conference battle against Central Bishop McGuinness retained its first place status after a win against Surry Central in boys tennis in the Northwest 1A/2A conference Monday. Full results were not available from the match at press time.
Tennis brackets out for NW tourney The Northwest Conference has released the brackets for the 1A and 2A tennis tournaments to be held Tuesday and Wednesday.
As usual, the 1A teams will play on the courts at Mount Airy High School, while the 2A teams will play at Mount Airy Middle.
Surry Central (10-1 in the Northwest) has been the best 2A team this season and should feature prominently in the matches at the middle school.
Bishop McGuinness is undefeated as a team and sho...
Jacob Snow chooses Guilford College for hoops North Surry’s Jacob Snow has chosen Guilford College to continue his basketball career.
The three-year varsity player caught the eyes of Guilford’s coaches when he took part in the college’s elite camp last fall, said assistant coach Caleb Kimbrough.
Guilford, part of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, kept an eye on the small forward and joined five or six other schools in recruiting him.
Snow twice was named an honorable mention to...
Wilson brothers carry Cards over Hounds 12-3 Drew and Alec Wilson combined for nine RBIs as East Surry spoiled North Surry’s Senior Night 12-3.
This game was scheduled for Friday, but was moved up to Thursday to avoid rain.
Drew Wilson went 3-4 with four runs scored and six RBIs. The lefty hit two home runs and missed a third by just a few feet, settling for a double off the wall.
Younger brother Alec got the Cards off to a great start, belting a three-run homer in the first innin...
Bears upset top-seeded Wildcats 7-4 West Stokes took a 4-0 lead, but Mount Airy scored seven straight runs to upset the conference’s top team.
The score was 0-0 through three innings, then the Wildcats scored four times in the top of the fourth.
The Bears answered to tie the game in the bottom half, then took the lead in the next inning.
Up until two weeks ago, West Stokes looked virtually unstoppable, having won 12 of 13 games and beating perennial power East Surry twice...
Eagles take eight events, finish second WALNUT COVE — Surry Central finished second in a track tri-match with South Stokes and Winston-Salem Prep.
The Golden Eagles took first place in eight events, including discus where Chance Beck put in two impressive throws.
Chance set a new personal best with a toss of 130 feet, said Coach Jason Bryant. Then with a later throw he did even better, reaching 131-11.
That mark not only qualified Chance for the regional 2A track championship...
Hodges gives back after receiving a new life North Surry is hosting an organ donor drive during Monday’s softball games.
April is Donate Life Month, so the Lady Greyhounds will take part to celebrate organ donors and recipients like softball coach Willie Hodges.
Hodges received a kidney from his sister in 2009.
Hodges said he was born with just one kidney. Then when he was 6 years old he became ill and tests found damage to his lone kidney.
Doctors kept tabs on Hodges, but the a...
Bears soccer seal shutout WINSTON-SALEM — The Mount Airy Bears girls soccer team improved their record to 9-8 after a 9-0 shutout win on the road against Atkins High School.
Head Coach Will Hurley said, “It was a great overall team effort with good passing and communicating.”
Vanessa Armenta led in scoring and kicked two goals for the Bears.
Goal keeper Ailia Halpern played striker while Jessica Escutia played goalie and both did a good job, said Hurley.
Bishop gets win over Cards PILOT MOUNTAIN — Bishop McGuinness defeated East Surry 8-1 in the final regular season tennis match on East’s home court.
The only victory on Thursday for East Surry was Tanner Hartley and Austin Johnson at the first seed in doubles. They defeated Ben Jandzinski and John Ingram 9-7.
“I am very proud of Tanner and Austin,” said Head Coach Lyndsey Haywood.
For the overall finish of the regular season, Haywood said she is most proud of the...
Bears rally to beat Hounds in doubles North Surry looked poised to defeat Mount Airy early, but the Bears tennis team made a big comeback to pull out a 5-4 win Thursday.
After honoring senior Robert Blizard, the Bears fell behind in five of six singles matches.
Mount Airy top seed Mitch Kessler took the first set 6-0 over Samuel Holder.
The rest of the Bears lost in the first set. If the matches had continued that way, the Greyhounds would have taken five team points and fi...
Lady Cards rally late to beat Hounds 9-5 The Lady Cardinals jumped out to a 4-0 lead, then had to rally to top the Lady Greyhounds 9-5.
North Surry’s Molly Martin had a homer, triple and four RBIs as the Hounds roared back from a 4-0 hole to take a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the fifth.
East Surry came right back with four runs in the top of the sixth to retake the lead, then added an insurance run in the top of the seventh.
In the first inning, Olivia Sheets singled and scored ...
Cards top the field in two golf matches WALNUT COVE — East Surry took first place in both halves of a double golf tournament this week.
The Cardinals won the first nine holes outright, then shared the lead in the next nine holes at Hemlock Golf Course here.
North Stokes and South Stokes each hosted one section of the two-part tournament.
In the first nine holes, East’s Jack Edwards shot a blistering 33, tied for the lowest score all season.
His teammates also shot well as t...
Eagle netters beat Wildcats on Senior Night DOBSON — Surry Central celebrated tennis Senior Night with an 8-1 win over West Stokes Wednesday.
The Golden Eagles honored four seniors, including four-year starters Luke Haymore and Colby Chilton. Then they took care of business, winning five of six singles matches to earn the team win before even starting doubles.
Trevor Smith and Simeon Bracken also were honored before the match.
Trevor has been with the team all four years, while S...