King leaves Greyhounds for W. Forsyth

King leaves Greyhounds for W. Forsyth

CLEMMONS — North Surry head men’s basketball coach Kevin King announced his departure from the school on Monday afternoon, in order to tak...

June 11th, 2018 |  


Kevin King leaves Greyhounds for W. Forsyth

Kevin King leaves Greyhounds for W. Forsyth

CLEMMONS — North Surry head men’s basketball coach Kevin King announced his departure from the school on Monday afternoon, in order to tak...

June 11th, 2018 updated: June 11th, 2018. |  


Johnson, Snow named to East-West Game

Johnson, Snow named to East-West Game

GREENSBORO — Two local high school basketball standouts will represent their schools one more time before moving on to college basketball.Mount ...

May 17th, 2018 |  


Mayfield named NCHSAA’s top coach

Mayfield named NCHSAA’s top coach

CHAPEL HILL — Most high school basketball coaches never get to enjoy winning a state championship in their careers, let alone achieving the feat...

May 15th, 2018 |  


Ward signs with Pfeiffer

Ward signs with Pfeiffer

Only one word is appropriate when describing the Mount Airy Girls Basketball team’s historic run the past few years: dominance. Now, another mem...

May 7th, 2018 |  


Cardinals name new hoops coach

Cardinals name new hoops coach

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Marty Behrens earned Coach of the Year honors at the last two stops in his career coaching basketball. East Surry is betting he...

April 27th, 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 |  


Bears’ hoops legend headed for Hall of Fame

Bears’ hoops legend headed for Hall of Fame

Basketball teams these days celebrate win streaks of five, 10, or maybe even 15 games. This is child’s play to former Mount Airy standout Jim Se...

April 21st, 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 |  


Eight MCA hoopsters named all-state candidates

Eight MCA hoopsters named all-state candidates

This year, eight Millennium Charter Academy basketball players were selected as all-state candidates by the Carolina Athletic Association for Schools ...

April 18th, 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 |  


Air Caleb commits to Crusaders

Air Caleb commits to Crusaders

A staple of Mount Airy basketball will continue his career by joining the North Greenville Crusaders in the fall.Caleb Arrington, better known on the ...

April 13th, 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 |  


Bears promote Hayes to top job

Bears promote Hayes to top job

Mount Airy High School didn’t have very far to look in order to find a new head men’s basketball coach.Nineteen days after Levi Goins step...

March 27th, 2018 |  


Snow named to NCBCA All-State team

Snow named to NCBCA All-State team

Two giant trophies and their corresponding banners now residing in the Howard Finch Gym will forever attest to the brilliant career of Jo Snow in a Mo...

March 19th, 2018 |  


Second to none

Second to none

RALEIGH — Being state champions was so sweet, the Lady Bears went and got a repeat.Mount Airy defended its 1A state girls’ basketball cham...

March 10th, 2018 updated: March 11th, 2018. |  


Lady Bears repeat as 1A champs

Lady Bears repeat as 1A champs

RALEIGH — Make it two in a row for the Lady Bears.Mount Airy’s girls’ basketball team repeated as NCHSAA 1A state champions on Satur...

March 10th, 2018 |  


Goins steps down as MAHS basketball coach

Goins steps down as MAHS basketball coach

After six seasons and 115 wins as the head coach of the Mount Airy boys’ basketball team, Levi Goins announced Thursday that he was stepping dow...

March 8th, 2018 |  


Cardinals breeze past Eagles

Cardinals breeze past Eagles

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry is on a mission of retribution after last season’s premature exit in the state playoffs. The Cardinals sent a ...

March 7th, 2018 |  


Bears top list

Bears top list

The N.C. Basketball Coaches’ Association named its All-District teams on Wednesday, and there was plenty for 1A girls’ state finalist Moun...

March 7th, 2018 |  


It’s déjà vu for MA, Pamlico

It’s déjà vu for MA, Pamlico

Before last March, neither Mount Airy nor Pamlico had ever had a team make it as far as the state championship game in girls’ basketball.Both sc...

March 6th, 2018 |  


Lady Bears beat Murphy, return to Finals

Lady Bears beat Murphy, return to Finals

WINSTON-SALEM — Thanks to Alyssa Cox, Mount Airy already has the best 1A girls’ golf team in the state.On Saturday afternoon, she was the ...

March 3rd, 2018 updated: March 3rd, 2018. |  


Lady Bears beat Murphy, return to Finals

Lady Bears beat Murphy, return to Finals

WINSTON-SALEM — Mount Airy head girls’ basketball coach Angela Mayfield said it’s been her team’s goal all season to successfu...

March 3rd, 2018 |  


Lady Bears eye another title

Lady Bears eye another title

Those 150 or so fans who were in attendance at the Howard Finch Gym on the last day of February 2017 knew they had just witnessed the real state champ...

March 1st, 2018 |  


Final Four bound

Final Four bound

The problem with trying to beat Mount Airy is that even when you take one thing away, the Lady Bears are likely to come back with something else, and ...

February 27th, 2018 |  


Lady Bears seek Regional berth

Lady Bears seek Regional berth

Mount Airy and East Wilkes high schools are just 32 miles apart, but the girls’ basketball teams from the respective schools have not met since ...

February 26th, 2018 |  


Lady Bears swamp Highlands

Lady Bears swamp Highlands

Mount Airy’s toughest opponent in the first half of Saturday’s third-round state playoff game wasn’t Highlands. It was themselves.Th...

February 24th, 2018 |  


Lady Hounds end season with 51-41 loss

Lady Hounds end season with 51-41 loss

CONNELLY SPRINGS — This time, East Burke got North Surry in its own gym, and that made all the difference.The Lady Greyhounds peaked at the righ...

February 23rd, 2018 |  


Fourth time not the charm

Fourth time not the charm

WINSTON-SALEM — Mount Airy had four opportunities this season to figure out a winning strategy against Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy. Unfort...

February 22nd, 2018 |  


Lady Bears unleash blizzard

Lady Bears unleash blizzard

It was 71 degrees outside at game time, but inside the Howard Finch Gym, there was a winter storm warning in effect.The top-ranked and top-seeded Lady...

February 22nd, 2018 |  


ES girls flatten PLP to advance to second round

ES girls flatten PLP to advance to second round

MOORESVILLE — There’s a reason why teams from the Northwest 1A Conference have won the last dozen state championships in 1A girls’ b...

February 21st, 2018 |  


Teams ready for Round 2 tonight

Teams ready for Round 2 tonight

The first round of the NCHSAA Basketball Playoffs has concluded, and 32 teams in each division are one step closer to the state championship.Of the si...

February 21st, 2018 |  


Golden Eagles fall in first round

Golden Eagles fall in first round

EAST BEND — The first round of the NCHSAA 2A state playoffs tipped off on Tuesday night with the 10th seeded Forbush Falcons hosting 23rd seeded...

February 21st, 2018 |  


Hitting their Stride: Lady Hounds Advance

Hitting their Stride: Lady Hounds Advance

SALISBURY — College basketball teams are getting everything in line for next month’s NCAA Tournament. As March Madness has shown in recent...

February 20th, 2018 |  


Bears gut out win over Villains

Bears gut out win over Villains

This wasn’t a game worthy of being played in the first round of the NCHSAA 1A state playoffs.Tuesday night’s playoff opener between Mount ...

February 20th, 2018 |  


NW1A annnounces All-Conference teams

NW1A annnounces All-Conference teams

DANBURY — The Northwest 1A Athletic Conference boys and girls basketball tournaments wrapped up on Friday and a pair of familiar faces stood ato...

February 19th, 2018 |  


State playoffs begin tonight

State playoffs begin tonight

Going into last week’s conference basketball tournaments, the Mount Airy boys and girls, the East Surry girls and the North Surry girls knew the...

February 19th, 2018 |  


Lady Pats claim regional title

Lady Pats claim regional title

WINSTON-SALEM — Qualifying for the state championship was the easy part. Taking the regional title was a bit tougher.Surry Homeschool’s La...

February 19th, 2018 |  


Lady Bears repeat as NW1A Champs

Lady Bears repeat as NW1A Champs

DANBURY — A night full of trophies and recognition for the Mount Airy Lady Bears was capped off by a second straight Northwest 1A Athletic Confe...

February 17th, 2018 |  


Phoenix rise from the ashes

Phoenix rise from the ashes

DANBURY — A clash between the state’s first- and fifth-ranked 1A squads lived up to the hype in the Northwest 1A Athletic Conference Champ...

February 16th, 2018 |  


Lady Hounds take throne back

Lady Hounds take throne back

DOBSON — Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.North Surry’s girls’ basketball team had won or shared the Western Piedmont Athleti...

February 16th, 2018 |  


Atkins girls beat Central, face NS in WPAC final tonight

Atkins girls beat Central, face NS in WPAC final tonight

DOBSON — The Surry Central girls will have to wait until the weekend to see when, or even if, they will get to play another basketball game this...

February 15th, 2018 |  


Villains win rubber match

Villains win rubber match

DANBURY —The East Surry Lady Cards and Bishop McGuinness Lady Villains met on the hardwood for the third time this season with a shot at the Nor...

February 15th, 2018 |  


Arrington, Greene lead Bears to the ‘ship

Arrington, Greene lead Bears to the ‘ship

DANBURY — Not once. Not twice. Not three times.Mount Airy and South Stokes met for the fourth time this season and delivered another instant cla...

February 15th, 2018 updated: February 15th, 2018. |  


Surry girls rally to earn 20th victory

Surry girls rally to earn 20th victory

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Surry Homeschool Lady Patriots reached the 20-win plateau last week and also wrapped up an unbeaten regular season in confe...

February 14th, 2018 |  


Atkins ends season for Central boys

Atkins ends season for Central boys

WINSTON-SALEM — The 2017-18 basketball season came to an end for Surry Central on Tuesday night, but the Golden Eagles went down with guns blazi...

February 14th, 2018 |  


Lady Bears slay the Vikings

Lady Bears slay the Vikings

DANBURY — It’s been more than a year since the Mount Airy Lady Bears dropped a game in the Northwest 1A Athletic Conference. The team sent...

February 13th, 2018 |  


Norman, Cochran win Central AOM honors

Norman, Cochran win Central AOM honors

DOBSON — Two Surry Central High School basketball players were named as the school’s Athlete of the Month for December 2017 and January 20...

February 13th, 2018 |  


Two out of Three Ain’t Bad

Two out of Three Ain’t Bad

DOBSON — The rubber match for the Surry Central Lady Golden Eagles and the West Stokes Lady Wildcats had so much than bragging rights at stake.T...

February 12th, 2018 |  


Bears roll Vikings in tourney opener

Bears roll Vikings in tourney opener

Mount Airy came into Monday night’s opener of the Northwest 1A Conference Tournament as a heavy favorite against North Stokes, but head coach Le...

February 12th, 2018 |