Building her own legacy

Building her own legacy

Madeline Mayfield arrived at Mount Airy High School four years ago with an impossible legacy to live up to. She leaves with one of her own.When the 20...

June 30th, 2018 |  


Greene announces he will be a Deacon

Greene announces he will be a Deacon

Donavon Greene may have changed his mind, but when it came to his choice of college, the erstwhile Duke Blue Devil football commit still had a little ...

June 25th, 2018 |  


Brown named All-Star gridder for Campbell

Brown named All-Star gridder for Campbell

BUIES CREEK —Campbell University senior Mitchell Brown finished his college football career last November 11, and graduation took place on May 1...

June 9th, 2018 |  


Former Lady Bear earns her wings

Former Lady Bear earns her wings

RALEIGH — A few months after Mount Airy’s women’s tennis team finished as state runner-up in 2016, one of the Lady Bears’ seni...

June 2nd, 2018 |  


Former NS starFreed comeshome to Surry

Former NS starFreed comeshome to Surry

DOBSON — Of the more than two dozen local seniors of the Class of 2017 who signed to play college sports, Kaylee Freed was one of the last to si...

May 31st, 2018 |  


Former ES star Cummings completes JUCO career at 14-2

Former ES star Cummings completes JUCO career at 14-2

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Former East Surry standout Emily Cummings recently completed her junior college softball career with a run at the national ch...

May 28th, 2018 |  


Former Lady Hound finding college success

Former Lady Hound finding college success

BANNER ELK — Lees-McRae College’s 2018 women’s tennis season was a challenge for everyone involved.The Lady Bobcats completed their ...

May 28th, 2018 updated: May 28th, 2018. |  


Former Bears are teammates once more

Former Bears are teammates once more

MARS HILL — When Mount Airy made school history two years ago by winning its first-ever state championship in men’s track and field, two o...

May 26th, 2018 |  


Former Hound star part of memorable year

Former Hound star part of memorable year

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —Former North Surry baseball standout Nick Wilson’s high school career featured a remarkable three-year turnaround. Now ...

May 25th, 2018 |  


Smith named All-Conference at ECU

Smith named All-Conference at ECU

GREENVILLE — Back in February, former East Surry standout Tyler Smith went into his sophomore season on the East Carolina University baseball te...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


Fulk joining old friends at Salem

Fulk joining old friends at Salem

Salem College’s last recruiting trip to North Surry High School couldn’t have worked out any better. So much so, in fact, that the Spirits...

May 5th, 2018 |  


Duncan pursuing her college dream

Duncan pursuing her college dream

North Surry’s Taylor Duncan can only hope that the next chapter in her basketball career is as successful as the one she left behind back in Feb...

April 26th, 2018 |  


East Surry gridder Vass signs with Ferrum

East Surry gridder Vass signs with Ferrum

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Many people were predicting hard times for East Surry football after the team lost more than 20 seniors off a record-setting 20...

April 23rd, 2018 |  


Wingate’s forecast calls for Snow

Wingate’s forecast calls for Snow

Like a number of other senior student-athletes from the area this year, Jo Snow had her choice of what sport she wanted to play in college. But in her...

April 21st, 2018 |  


ES swim standout Nunn chooses Converse

ES swim standout Nunn chooses Converse

PILOT MOUNTAIN — In an alternate universe where the NCHSAA didn’t require 1A schools to compete for the state swimming championship with o...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Football or fútbol, Brown’s got this

Football or fútbol, Brown’s got this

There’s a slight difference of opinion between Americans and the rest of the world when it comes to the meaning of the word “football.R...

April 16th, 2018 |  


The franchise player…in everything

The franchise player…in everything

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Occasionally, one encounters a student-athlete who fits the old adage “jack of all trades and master of none.”And t...

April 14th, 2018 |  


Lady Hounds’ Shuff picks LMC

Lady Hounds’ Shuff picks LMC

In what has been a golden age of high school basketball in Surry County, it’s been a common sight to see North Surry’s Tiana Shuff taking ...

April 13th, 2018 |  


Smith excelling at highest level

Smith excelling at highest level

GREENVILLE — Transitioning from high school to college hasn’t been a problem for former East Surry multi-sport athlete Tyler Smith.Smith, ...

April 7th, 2018 |  


Barnstorming Tour comes to area

Barnstorming Tour comes to area

EAST BEND — ACC All-Stars and Legends will be making a stop in East Bend as the ACC Barnstorming Tour will be coming to Forbush High School. On ...

April 5th, 2018 |  


Alvarez still running to victory

Alvarez still running to victory

WINSTON-SALEM — Former Surry Central athlete Daniel Alvarez-Orlachia was last seen in the area winning multiple state championships. He was alre...

April 3rd, 2018 |  


Jackson taking up coaches’ whistle

Jackson taking up coaches’ whistle

When seven seniors from the Mount Airy High School football team made the college commitments in one ceremony back on March 9, a few of them expressed...

March 31st, 2018 |  


Smith casts lot with Terriers

Smith casts lot with Terriers

It was a strange but true circumstance that in a season where he was named to the NCPreps.com 1A All-State team, Zack Smith rarely had his name called...

March 30th, 2018 |  


Tucker makes college choice

Tucker makes college choice

In the unlikely event that an opposing running back got past the Mount Airy defensive line, or a receiver snagged a short pass during the past two sea...

March 26th, 2018 |  


Bear standout Ian Holder goes D-1

Bear standout Ian Holder goes D-1

There were many appreciative words thrown in longtime Mount Airy head football coach Kelly Holder’s direction when he announced Friday that he w...

March 17th, 2018 |  


Bears’ Robertson snaps his way into college football

Bears’ Robertson snaps his way into college football

For three years, Corbin Robertson handled one of the most thankless roles that a football player can be asked to do.The Granite Bear senior was listed...

March 17th, 2018 |  


Bears’ Edwards picks Catawba

Bears’ Edwards picks Catawba

To hear Ryan Edwards speak, no one would ever imagine this is a young man who was the worst nightmare of several opposing coaches and football players...

March 13th, 2018 |  


Surry stars vie for title again

Surry stars vie for title again

Two former high school athletes from Surry County will be playing for a national championship next week.For the second year in a row, the women’...

February 28th, 2018 |  


Bedsaul namedas All-Region

Bedsaul namedas All-Region

The National Christian College Athletics Association (NCCAA) named Sydney Bedsaul, a member of the Bob Jones University Bruins women’s basketbal...

February 26th, 2018 |  


Cards’ Ray signs with Deacons

Cards’ Ray signs with Deacons

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Since he joined the East Surry High School varsity football team midway through his freshman season, all Joey Ray has done is w...

February 23rd, 2018 updated: February 23rd, 2018. |  


Beamer chooses the Knights

Beamer chooses the Knights

Last summer, the coaches of Surry Community College’s softball team had to face North Surry’s Drew Beamer as an opponent.They decided they...

February 14th, 2018 |  


Former Surry star honored

Former Surry star honored

GREENVILLE, S.C. — The first half of the 2017-18 season has been a difficult one for former Surry Homeschool star Sydney Bedsaul and her college...

January 18th, 2018 |  


Greenville’s Bears hitting the court

Greenville’s Bears hitting the court

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Following an outstanding career with Mount Airy High School, Clay Mounce took last winter off as a redshirt for Furman Univer...

December 11th, 2017 |  


Mayfield named AP’s College Player of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) — Baker Mayfield is The Associated Press college football Player of the Year, becoming the fourth Oklahoma quarterback to win the ...

December 7th, 2017 |  


Not done yet

Not done yet

DOBSON — Anyone who has ever seen Sadie Brooks on a volleyball court can tell that the 5’10” outside hitter loves the game.Starting ...

November 18th, 2017 updated: November 18th, 2017. |  


West signs with Coker Cobras

West signs with Coker Cobras

To many fans of North Surry athletics, Myia West is probably best known as a reserve on last year’s Lady Greyhound basketball team that made it ...

November 16th, 2017 |  


Lady Bears’ Best chooses Catawba

Lady Bears’ Best chooses Catawba

As the premier 1A all-around athletic program in the state of North Carolina, there aren’t many sports where Mount Airy is not at or near the to...

November 13th, 2017 |  


Three SCC spikers honored for ‘17 performance

Three SCC spikers honored for ‘17 performance

DOBSON — Moving back to her natural position of outside hitter paid huge dividends in 2017 for Anika Thomas and Surry Community College’s ...

November 11th, 2017 |  


NS star Johnson chooses High Point

NS star Johnson chooses High Point

It’s been a familiar sight to fans and opponents of North Surry athletics over the past few seasons.A team will be playing the Lady Greyhounds i...

November 11th, 2017 |  


Hounds’ Cooke to join Surry Knights

Hounds’ Cooke to join Surry Knights

For the past few years, Surry Community College head baseball coach Tim Collins has focused on signing as much local talent as he could. The policy pa...

November 9th, 2017 |  


Hawks named USA South’s top newcomer

Hawks named USA South’s top newcomer

WINSTON-SALEM — Just a few months after helping lift North Surry girls’ basketball to arguably its greatest season ever, Maggie Hawks play...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Old rivals meet again as Salem downs Pfeiffer

WINSTON-SALEM — Several old friends and rivals met again in Winston-Salem on Thursday afternoon.The official notation from one play in the colle...

October 7th, 2017 |  


Local spikers helpSalem to win streak

WINSTON-SALEM — A road doubleheader slowed down the Salem College volleyball team, but not before the Spirits had set a school record by winning...

October 2nd, 2017 |  


Freed steps up

Freed steps up

MISENHEIMER — Kaylee Freed didn’t take long to make her impact on the college volleyball scene.The 5’9” middle hitter signed w...

September 23rd, 2017 |  


MA’s Lankford makes college debut

MA’s Lankford makes college debut

CLINTON, S.C. — Sarah Lankford had to wait until the second day of her college career before she made her official debut.The longtime Mount Airy...

September 5th, 2017 |  


Local standouts make college debut

Local standouts make college debut

WINSTON-SALEM — Recruiters from Salem College spent a lot of time in Surry County last volleyball season, and the effort paid off when three loc...

September 2nd, 2017 |  


Coe to spike on at Montreat

Coe to spike on at Montreat

Even in the middle of a disappointing 2016 season, Taylor Coe was a bright spot on the Surry Central volleyball team.The 6’1” middle hitte...

September 2nd, 2017 |  


Charleville latest to join Surry Knights

Charleville latest to join Surry Knights

DOBSON — The Surry Community College volleyball team recently added one more recruit to its haul for the upcoming season.Lauren Charleville, who...

June 28th, 2017 updated: June 28th, 2017. |  


Former NS star on a mission

Former NS star on a mission

XENIA, Ohio —While a member of the North Surry basketball and volleyball teams, Malaya Johnson led the Lady Greyhounds to a 2A state volleyball ...

June 23rd, 2017 |  


SCC volleyball camp coming

SCC volleyball camp coming

The Surry Community College volleyball team will hold its annual All Skills Volleyball Camp from Monday, July 17 until Thursday, July 20 at the newly ...

June 15th, 2017 updated: June 15th, 2017. |