Inclement weather from Tuesday and Wednesday forced an assortment of teams to reschedule contests, making Thursday one of the busiest days of the year in Surry County high school sports.
The volleyball and tennis teams still competing in the NCHSAA playoffs will all get back to action on Thursday, and one local soccer team will wrap up play in the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference.
Here is a brief look of what’s on tap today:
Third Round Volleyball Playoffs
The North Surry Greyhounds (21-7) are the sixth seed and will host their third straight 2A playoff game when the Hendersonville Bearcats visit at 6 p.m. Hendersonville (14th) upset the third seed in the West Region, Draughn, and the Bearcats carry a 15-7 record into their matchup with the Lady Hounds.
Both Mount Airy and East Surry’s volleyball teams will be on the road in the third round of the 1A playoffs. The 13th-seeded Lady Cardinals (18-10) will take on the five-seed Rosman Tigers (19-3), while the sixth-seed Lady Bears (21-5) have a date with the third-seeded Community School of Davidson (21-2). Both matches will start at 6 p.m.
Second Round Girls’ Tennis Dual Team Playoffs
Rainouts on Tuesday and Wednesday forced all three local tennis’ teams remaining to push their matches to today. In the 1A bracket, Mount Airy (21-2) will face Elkin (15-0) at 4 p.m., while East Surry has a second round matchup with Chatham Charter (16-1) with the same start time. Both the Cardinals and Bears will be on the road Thursday, and if the two teams come out victorious, they will face one another in the next round.
The Surry Central girls’ tennis team (13-4) will also be on the road against Central Academy (17-2). The Lady Eagles and Cougars will get things started at 2 p.m. at Monroe High School.
Boys’ Soccer Conference Finales
Surry Central will finish its slate in the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference on Thursday, and the Golden Eagles will look to clinch a share of the conference championship.
The Eagles (17-3-2, 6-1) knocked off Forbush on Monday in a dramatic 1-0 victory to force the Falcons into a tie for first-place in the conference, and Surry Central will try to stay atop the standings with a match against West Stokes today. The teams will kickoff at 5:30 p.m.
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