Bishop coach to assist with USA basketball

KERNERSVILLE — Bishop McGuinness basketball coach Brian Robinson will return to the bench this summer with USA basketball.Robinson, who has made the Lady Villains an annual contender for the 1A state title, helped coach the USA under-16 girls basketball team last year. The USA team won gold in the 2013 FIBA America’s Tournament in Cancun, Mexico.This time, he will be working with the under-17 team at the World Championships in the Czech Republic.Su...

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Lady Cards top Wildcats 13-8

KING — East Surry overcame a slow start to down West Stokes 13-8 Thursday night.The Lady Cardinals scored seven runs in the top of the third on the way to a season sweep of the Lady Wildcats.West Stokes pitcher Abigail Worley started off strong with six quick strikeouts in the first two innings. West batted around and rose to an early five-run lead in the bottom of the second with solid singles from Leah Smith, Taylor McKinney, Morgan Manley and Cassie Palmer....

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Fowler commits to play baseball at Lenoir-Rhyne

DOBSON — Cole Fowler of Surry Central has committed to play baseball at Lenoir-Rhyne University next season.The senior catcher signed a letter of intent at the school on Wednesday afternoon. Fowler received a partial scholarship.Fowler had received attention from Greensboro College and a few other schools, but Lenoir-Rhyne proved to be the best fit.“I really liked the coach, Tom Fleenor. The campus was really nice, and I liked the field,” Fow...

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Granite Bears host countywide track meet

Surry Central took the boys’ prize and Mount Airy won for the girls in the Surry County Invitational track meet.The four local schools faced off on Good Friday.North Surry led the schools in field scores, thanks to high marks in throwing and jumping events. The Lady Greyhounds had 29 of their 30 teams points in those categories, while the boys had 28 of their 52 points there.However, the Golden Eagles dominated the distance events to build a big lead in ...

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East Surry baseball tops North to improve to 17-0

Scott Meredith pitched a complete game, Cody Ashburn had three hits, and visiting East Surry defeated North Surry 8-1 in nonconference baseball on Friday night.With the win, the Cardinals kept their undefeated record going at 17-0.Meredith allowed one unearned run off six hits, struck out 12 and didn’t walk a batter while going the distance. Nick Wilson took the loss for the Greyhounds.Coming into the game, Meredith had a staggering ERA of 0.70. The six ...

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Lady Hounds score 5 in last at-bat to beat Cards

For five innings, it was a pitcher’s duel between the Lady Greyhounds and Lady Cardinals.Then the offenses exploded.Through five innings, East Surry’s Emily Cummings was outdueling North Surry’s Marlee Bunker 1-0.Then in the top of the sixth, the Cards erupted for eight runs to take a 9-0 lead.The Hounds didn’t give up, scoring five runs in the sixth and five more in the seventh to end the game.

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North Surry’s boys took first place in Thursday’s track meet at Mount Airy.Winston-Salem Prep took first for the girls, and the Bears finished second for both boys and girls. Walkertown also took part in the four-school meet.North’s Alex Cooke won the girls’ shot put and discus. In fact, her shot put distance of more than 40 feet even beat out the boys. She also finished third and fourth in the triple jump and long jump.Jessica Bevard h...

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