Done in 61 seconds

Done in 61 seconds

It’s not an exaggeration to say that Mount Airy’s second-round victory in the NCHSAA 1A girls’ basketball playoffs was over in 61 se...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Both ES seasons end in tough losses

Both ES seasons end in tough losses

East Surry’s boys’ and girls’ basketball seasons both came to an end in the first round of the NCHSAA 1A state playoffs on Tuesday n...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Slow start to second half dooms Central

Slow start to second half dooms Central

The Surry Central girls’ basketball team took a long road trip for its opening-round game of the NCHSAA 2A state playoffs on Tuesday night, and ...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Hounds explode late to advance

Hounds explode late to advance

North Surry’s boys’ basketball team used a 22-0 fourth-quarter run to put an emphatic ending on a game that they had trailed by three poin...

February 21st, 2017 updated: February 22nd, 2017. |  


Lady Hounds grind out opening-round win

The Lady Greyhounds of North Surry hosted and defeated the West Caldwell Warriors in the first round of the NCHSAA 2A state basketball playoffs by a s...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Bears overcome foul trouble, Ironmen

Bears overcome foul trouble, Ironmen

Not too many people enjoy playing in, or watching for that matter, when the officiating takes front and center stage at a basketball game, and neither...

February 21st, 2017 updated: February 21st, 2017. |  


Lady Bears rout Elkin, advance

Lady Bears rout Elkin, advance

There wasn’t much suspense to be had in the Mount Airy’s opening-round victory against Elkin in the NCHSAA 1A girls’ basketball play...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Hoop playoffs start tonight

Hoop playoffs start tonight

All but one local high school basketball team had its ticket to postseason play punched when the final brackets for the NCHSAA state playoffs were rel...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Greyhounds outrun W. Stokes, take WPAC tourney

Greyhounds outrun W. Stokes, take WPAC tourney

EAST BEND — Not that it mattered either time, but neither the North Surry Greyhounds or the West Stokes Wildcats had home-court advantage this g...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Lady Hounds finish perfect WPAC run

Lady Hounds finish perfect WPAC run

EAST BEND — The 2017 Western Piedmont Athletic Conference regular season and tournament champions are the Greyhounds of North Surry. In fact, th...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Prep too much for Bears

Prep too much for Bears

On the right night, Mount Airy’s boys’ basketball team might be able to knock off 1A powerhouse Winston-Salem Prep, but not if they get of...

February 17th, 2017 updated: February 17th, 2017. |  


Lady Bears outlast Atkins, sweep NWIA titles

Lady Bears outlast Atkins, sweep NWIA titles

Since the season began and it became clear that Mount Airy’s girls basketball team could light up scoreboards seemingly at will, Lady Bear head ...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Hounds sweep WPAC crowns

EAST BEND — Just call it a clean sweep for North Surry.The Greyhounds captured the boys’ and girls’ Western Piedmont Athletic Confer...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Forbush girls hold off SC for Finals berth

Forbush girls hold off SC for Finals berth

EAST BEND — The Lady Falcons of Forbush pulled away for a 61-54 semifinal win over Surry Central in Thursday night’s semifinal of the West...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Hounds flirt with 100, reach final

Hounds flirt with 100, reach final

EAST BEND — The North Surry boys rolled past county rival Surry Central on Wednesday night at Forbush High School by a score of 96-57 and will a...

February 16th, 2017 updated: February 16th, 2017. |  


Lady Hounds roll into WPAC final

Lady Hounds roll into WPAC final

EAST BEND — North Surry posted a 57-point first half on Wednesday night and opened up the third quarter with a running clock as they defeated th...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Bears down scrappy Bishop, head to final

Bears down scrappy Bishop, head to final

If Wednesday night’s semifinal game of the Northwest 1A Conference Tournament was Mount Airy’s last encounter with Bishop McGuinness this ...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Both Hound teams in WPAC final

EAST BEND — The semifinals and finals of the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference tournament are being held at Forbush High School, but the even...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Red-hot Sawyers dooms East Surry

Red-hot Sawyers dooms East Surry

When Shaunae Sawyers emerged from the Mount Airy locker room, several of her friends had the same question: “How many did you have?”The 5&...

February 14th, 2017 updated: February 14th, 2017. |  


No. 2 Phoenix burns Cards

No. 2 Phoenix burns Cards

East Surry knew it would need everything to go its way in order to knock of a Winston-Salem Prep team ranked second in the state’s latest NCprep...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Eagles down Forbush, advance to semis

Eagles down Forbush, advance to semis

DOBSON — Surry Central’s boys’ basketball team won’t know until the weekend if it will return to the NCHSAA 2A state playoffs ...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Lady Eagles start slow, then roll

Lady Eagles start slow, then roll

DOBSON — It admittedly took some time for the Surry Central girls’ basketball team to find its stride while playing an unusual Monday even...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Lady Cards come alive late, advance

Lady Cards come alive late, advance

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The East Surry girls hosted and defeated the North Stokes Vikings during the first round of the Northwest 1A basketball confere...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Cardinals rally for 66-65 victory

Cardinals rally for 66-65 victory

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Opening night of the Northwest 1A Conference Tournament at East Surry High School pitted two teams who each carried a 6-6 leagu...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Fields for conference tournaments set

The fields for this week’s basketball conference tournaments in both the Northwest and Western Piedmont Athletic conferences were set following ...

February 11th, 2017 |  


Eagles split on Senior Night

Eagles split on Senior Night

DOBSON — For a time, it looked like Surry Central might wind down its regular season with an upset of West Stokes, the state’s ninth-ranke...

February 11th, 2017 |  


Lady Hounds don’t share

Lady Hounds don’t share

No sharing.Forbush’s girls’ basketball team entered Friday night’s showdown with North Surry in possession of an impressive 20-3 ove...

February 10th, 2017 |  


Hounds leave no doubt

Hounds leave no doubt

Senior Night at North Surry High School was intended as a celebration of, and a victory lap for, the nine seniors who have formed the core of six diff...

February 10th, 2017 updated: February 11th, 2017. |  


Bears rout Atkins, secure No. 2 spot

WINSTON-SALEM — Mount Airy’s three double-digit scoring quarters helped earn the Granite Bears the last win of their conference regular se...

February 9th, 2017 |  


Atkins trips Lady Bears in finale

Atkins trips Lady Bears in finale

WINSTON-SALEM — The Mount Airy girls narrowly fell to Atkins on Thursday night, and although the game was a highly intense and low-scoring game,...

February 9th, 2017 |  


Eagles down Forbush, end slide

EAST BEND — Surry Central’s boys’ basketball team got itself back on track Tuesday night, ending a three-game losing streak against ...

February 8th, 2017 |  


Lady Hounds rout South Stokes

WALNUT COVE — The Lady Greyhounds’ defense held the South Stokes Sauras to single-digit scoring in every quarter for the second time this ...

February 8th, 2017 |  


Hounds are top dogs

Hounds are top dogs

WALNUT COVE — The North Surry boys stole South Stokes’ Senior Night on Tuesday and in a fashion that one could not have expected after wat...

February 8th, 2017 updated: February 9th, 2017. |  


Bears get rolling after break, beat Cards

Bears get rolling after break, beat Cards

It took Mount Airy a while to find the “fast forward” button in its 70-60 victory over county rival East Surry on Tuesday night.The visiti...

February 7th, 2017 |  


Lady Bears beat ES, capture NW1A crown

Lady Bears beat ES, capture NW1A crown

Officially it was Senior Night at Mount Airy High School, and it became Championship night for the Lady Bears when all was done. But sophomore Shaunae...

February 7th, 2017 |  


Hounds rally to beat Sauras, win WPAC

WALNUT COVE — North Surry’s boys basketball team locked up at least a share of the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference title on Tuesday n...

February 7th, 2017 |  


Lady Bears hit Elkin for 21

Lady Bears hit Elkin for 21

It may just have been a tune-up for the Lady Bears’ chance to lock up the Northwest Conference title tonight, but the state’s third-ranked...

February 6th, 2017 |  


Bears take down scrappy Elks

Bears take down scrappy Elks

It’s been a trying season for the Elkin boys’ basketball team, but the Buckin’ Elks will have reason to take pride in the second hal...

February 6th, 2017 |  


North defense stifles Lady Eagles

North defense stifles Lady Eagles

The North Surry Lady Greyhounds improved to 8-0 in league play and extended their winning streak to 13 games with a 47-27 victory over Western Piedmon...

February 4th, 2017 |  


Hounds pull away late, down Eagles

Hounds pull away late, down Eagles

North Surry’s boys’ basketball team improved to 7-1 in league play after hosting and defeating Surry Central 78-54 on Friday night. The Gr...

February 3rd, 2017 |  


East Surry girls beat Atkins, shake up NW1A race

East Surry girls beat Atkins, shake up NW1A race

PILOT MOUNTAIN — With the regular season winding down in the Northwest 1A Conference basketball races, Friday night saw a pair of girls games th...

February 3rd, 2017 updated: February 3rd, 2017. |  


Four Bears moving on to next level

Four Bears moving on to next level

On Wednesday, four Mount Airy Granite Bears placed their skills and talents into the hands of four different colleges and universities, by inking thei...

February 1st, 2017 |  


Lady Bears get defensive in win

Lady Bears get defensive in win

The Mount Airy girls’ basketball team has been lighting up scoreboards all over the area ever since the team first took the floor back in Decemb...

February 1st, 2017 |  


Bears pull out 51-43 win

Bears pull out 51-43 win

Surry Central’s loss on Tuesday night was tough enough. What happened on Wednesday may have been even more heartbreaking for the Golden Eagles.C...

February 1st, 2017 |  


Big second half lifts Bears

Big second half lifts Bears

The Mount Airy boys’ second-half play was surely the difference in outlasting the North Stokes Vikings during Tuesday night’s win, as the ...

January 31st, 2017 |  


Lady Bears batter N. Stokes

Lady Bears batter N. Stokes

The Lady Granite Bears remain an unbeaten 9-0 in Northwestern 1A Conference play, after tallying another conference win, 62-16 against North Stokes on...

January 31st, 2017 |  


3 in a row

3 in a row

DOBSON — All of a sudden, the Surry Central girls’ basketball team finds itself moving back up in the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference...

January 31st, 2017 updated: February 1st, 2017. |  


Sauras pull it out late

Sauras pull it out late

DOBSON — For much of the night, Surry Central’s game with South Stokes went exactly as the Golden Eagles would have wanted in order to pul...

January 31st, 2017 |  


Surry boys end skid, girls win conference

Surry boys end skid, girls win conference

PILOT MOUNTAIN — As the Surry Homeschool basketball season enters the homestretch, both the school’s boys’ and girls’ teams ha...

January 30th, 2017 |  


Hounds outlast West Stokes

Hounds outlast West Stokes

KING — North Surry sought vengeance on Friday night, and with help from the Hounds’ offensively dominant third quarter, they were able to ...

January 28th, 2017 |