Wilmoth trades places, heads to E. Wilkes

Wilmoth trades places, heads to E. Wilkes

RONDA — Mount Airy and East Wilkes high schools have effectively traded two of their top athletic officials, after the announcement made by the ...

June 5th, 2018 |  


Registration for MA youth football and cheerleading starting

Registration is currently under way for Mount Airy Bears youth football and cheerleading.Those interested in participating in either sport during the ...

June 1st, 2018 |  


Mauldin commits to Quakers

Mauldin commits to Quakers

Make it five.The list of North Surry Greyhounds committed to play college football increased to a handful on Wednesday when Carson Mauldin signed his ...

May 24th, 2018 |  


Duncan signswith Catawba

Duncan signswith Catawba

A leader, a workhorse, and the best defensive back he’s coached at North Surry. Coach Danny Lyons had no hesitations in singing the praises of D...

May 16th, 2018 |  


Bear supporters welcome new football coach

Bear supporters welcome new football coach

Three times already in his career as a head football coach, Jasson Adkins has taken over a losing football team and turned it into a winner. He was th...

May 7th, 2018 |  


Adkins named as Bears’ new football coach

Adkins named as Bears’ new football coach

Mount Airy High School has named Jasson (J.K.) Adkins as the head coach of the varsity football team. Adkins comes to MAHS with 16 years of teaching e...

May 4th, 2018 updated: May 4th, 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 |  


North’s Rodriguez headed for Catawba

North’s Rodriguez headed for Catawba

“Nic’s one of those kids that we never had a doubt that he was going to live, eat, sleep, and breathe football.”North Surry defensiv...

April 23rd, 2018 |  


New Lowman on Campus

New Lowman on Campus

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry High School ushered in a new era of Cardinal football with the hiring of Trent Lowman as its new head coach.“I...

April 19th, 2018 |  


Cardinals name Lowman football coach

Cardinals name Lowman football coach

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry High School announced Thursday that Mr. Trent Lowman would become the new varsity football head coachLowman comes fr...

April 19th, 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 |  


East Surry football stadium to be named for Diamont

East Surry football stadium to be named for Diamont

DOBSON — When East Surry takes the football field for the 2018 season, longtime head coach David Diamont won’t be on the sideline, but his...

April 14th, 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 |  


Creech signs with Catawba

Creech signs with Catawba

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Stephen Creech of East Surry High School signed a National Letter of Intent Friday and will continue his football career at Cat...

March 24th, 2018 |  


Bullington signs with Bulldogs

Bullington signs with Bulldogs

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry senior Kolt Bullington officially extended his football career when he signed with Gardner-Webb University on Friday...

March 24th, 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 |  


Martin signs with Emory & Henry

Martin signs with Emory & Henry

North Surry defensive back Michael Martin signed his National Letter of Intent on Friday and will continue his football career with Emory & Henry ...

March 3rd, 2018 |  


291: Celebrating a Legend

291: Celebrating a Legend

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry High School bid farewell to a Hall of Fame coach on Friday.After 31 seasons as the head coach of the Cardinals, with...

March 2nd, 2018 |  


East signs NLI with Guilford

East signs NLI with Guilford

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry senior Morgan East officially extended his football career when he signed a national letter of intent with Guilford ...

February 24th, 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. |  


Lyons honored for historic season

Lyons honored for historic season

North Surry football coach Danny Lyons was honored Friday for the Greyhounds’ historic 2017 season.Seniors from the football team planned a surp...

January 29th, 2018 |  


Bears, CardsdominateAll-NW picks

Bears, CardsdominateAll-NW picks

The 2017 football race in the Northwest 1A Conference was two-tiered — you had the Granite Bears and the Cardinals, and then you had everyone el...

December 26th, 2017 |  


Hounds rule WPAC All-Conference team

Hounds rule WPAC All-Conference team

The 2017 football season in the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference was clearly the “Year of the Greyhound.”Featuring an experienced team...

December 21st, 2017 |  


Vikings too much in 1AA final

Vikings too much in 1AA final

RALEIGH — It’s been a long time since the 1AA ranks of North Carolina high school football have seen a team as dominant as the Tarboro Vik...

December 9th, 2017 updated: December 10th, 2017. |  


Bears’ kicker eyes milestones in last game

Bears’ kicker eyes milestones in last game

When Tarboro head coach Jeff Craddock was asked at Monday’s NCHSAA press conference, he conceded the advantage in kicking to his opponent in tod...

December 8th, 2017 |  


One to go

One to go

This is it.The Granite Bears have had their eyes on a state championship since day one. The moniker #ringchasin was sprawled across the giant banner t...

December 7th, 2017 |  


Bears back for Redemption

Bears back for Redemption

History is written by the victors. Rather, in this case, the newspaper headline is written by the victors.The Mount Airy Bears stormed the playing fie...

December 2nd, 2017 |  


ES falls, 49-27

ES falls, 49-27

MURPHY — For the second week in a row, East Surry’s football team got into a shootout.Unfortunately, this time they got out-gunned.The Car...

November 25th, 2017 |  


Bears’ Robertson shines at Rubio camp

Bears’ Robertson shines at Rubio camp

CHARLOTTE — Mount Airy lineman Corbin Robertson has been regarded as one of the area’s top long-snapping prospects for quite some time, an...

November 25th, 2017 |  


Bears rip Bessemer, host Murphy for West title

Bears rip Bessemer, host Murphy for West title

It’s West Regional finals time again. Only this time, it’ll be in the Granite City.Mount Airy reached the regional final for the second co...

November 24th, 2017 |  


Football Friday

Football Friday

Only eight 1A teams in the entire state had the honor of putting on the pads and practicing on Thanksgiving Day.Two of those eight are right here in S...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


East turns the tables

East turns the tables

RONDA — Some things are so nice they need to happen twice.The East Surry Cardinals and the East Wilkes Cardinals first met this season in week 1...

November 18th, 2017 |  


Turkey Day Football, anyone?

Turkey Day Football, anyone?

For the second year in a row, Black Friday means Granite Bear football at Wallace Shelton Stadium.The state’s second-ranked 1A team kept its dat...

November 17th, 2017 |  


Cards seek to avenge season-opening loss

Cards seek to avenge season-opening loss

East Surry and East Wilkes began their season with a showdown of the area’s “East Cardinals” back on Aug. 18. On Friday, one of them...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Cards pull it out with :33 left

Cards pull it out with :33 left

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry sent Starmount packing for the second time this season with a 21-14 victory over the Rams in the first round of the ...

November 11th, 2017 |  


North Surry falls in playoffs to Patton

North Surry falls in playoffs to Patton

The end came a little sooner than North Surry would have liked, but it doesn’t change anything the school’s record-setting 2017 football t...

November 10th, 2017 |  


Playoffs all set

Playoffs all set

The regular season has wrapped up and teams across the state are preparing to make a run at the state championship. Surry County will have two represe...

November 6th, 2017 |  


Eagles end toughseason with win

WALKERTOWN — The 2017 football season was not kind to either Surry Central or Walkertown.The two schools both entered the season as defending co...

November 6th, 2017 |  


Perfection achieved

Perfection achieved

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Rivalries tend to bring out the best in both Mount Airy and East Surry for a number of reasons.Whether their motivation was the...

November 4th, 2017 |  


Greyhounds end title drought

Greyhounds end title drought

It’s been 17 years since North Surry could boast about being a conference champion, but that all changed on Friday night against Western Piedmon...

October 28th, 2017 |  


Big plays lift Carver over Eagles

Big plays lift Carver over Eagles

DOBSON — The Golden Eagles’ short-yardage defense came up with several key stops Friday night, but a few big plays were all Carver needed ...

October 28th, 2017 |  


Bears to meet Cards for NW1A title

Bears to meet Cards for NW1A title

The second half of the season for the Granite Bears will come a week early.Four consecutive blowouts of Northwest 1A Conference opponents culminated F...

October 27th, 2017 |  


Hounds win WPAC title

North Surry’s football team made school history Friday night, knocking off West Stokes 17-7 and winning the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference...

October 27th, 2017 |  


North Surry earns shot at outright WPAC title with 41-7 win

North Surry earns shot at outright WPAC title with 41-7 win

EAST BEND — The stage is set for Championship Friday in Toast this coming week.North Surry came into this past Friday’s road game at Forbu...

October 21st, 2017 |  


Bears make it three 50-point shutouts in a row

Bears make it three 50-point shutouts in a row

Right now, one Mount Airy game is pretty much the same as the next.The state’s second-ranked 1A team followed up blowout wins of 59-0 and 56-0 w...

October 20th, 2017 |  


Fantastic finish for Hounds

Fantastic finish for Hounds

WINSTON-SALEM — Coming into Friday night’s game, North Surry had never beaten Carver. That finally changed, but the Yellowjackets didnR...

October 14th, 2017 |