Bear Power

Bear Power

Coming into the 2017 season, Mount Airy head coach Kelly Holder considered his team’s outstanding receiving corps as one of the team’s gre...

September 15th, 2017 |  


Bears run to 4-0

Bears run to 4-0

All season long, Mount Airy has lived by the big play. And while head coach Kelly Holder certainly didn’t mind all the touchdowns, he wanted to ...

September 8th, 2017 |  


Eagles falter late, fall to Wilkes Central

Eagles falter late, fall to Wilkes Central

WILKESBORO — Surry Central’s football team is still seeking its first win of the 2017 season, but the Golden Eagles took a big step forwar...

September 4th, 2017 updated: September 6th, 2017. |  


Brown, Bears kick Elks around

Brown, Bears kick Elks around

ELKIN — Mount Airy improved to 3-0 on the season Thursday night with a 51-14 road victory over Elkin, but it was senior Robert Brown who stole t...

August 31st, 2017 |  


Hounds down Elks for 2-0 start

Hounds down Elks for 2-0 start

ELKIN — Last week, the Elkin Buckin’ Elks football team won its first game in over 16 months. This week, the Elks proved it was no fluke. ...

August 26th, 2017 |  


Big runs late ice game for Cardinals

Big runs late ice game for Cardinals

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Starmount closed to six points early in the fourth quarter, but then East Surry pulled away, literally, with two long touchdown...

August 25th, 2017 |  


Central can’t stop E. Wilkes, Vestal in 52-14 loss

Central can’t stop E. Wilkes, Vestal in 52-14 loss

DOBSON — Anyone just looking at the 52-14 final score of Surry Central’s loss to East Wilkes in Friday night’s game is likely to thi...

August 25th, 2017 |  


Three local teams at home tonight; Hounds hit the road

Three local teams at home tonight; Hounds hit the road

The second week of high school football has rolled into town, and local teams are ready for action. Once again, Mount Airy, Surry Central and East Sur...

August 24th, 2017 |  


Wilkes wins battle of the Cardinals

Wilkes wins battle of the Cardinals

PILOT MOUNTAIN — In a game that pitted two of the top 1A teams in the region, East Wilkes and East Surry gave the crowd in Pilot Mountain a show...

August 19th, 2017 updated: August 21st, 2017. |  


Greyhounds run past Vikings

Greyhounds run past Vikings

The North Surry Greyhounds started football season with an incredible rushing performance to earn a 25-6 victory against the visiting North Forsyth Vi...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Elkin breaks streak against Golden Eagles

Elkin breaks streak against Golden Eagles

DOBSON — Elkin snapped a 17-game losing streak by beating Surry Central on the road 31-14 in the season opener Friday night.On Oct. 5, 2015, the...

August 18th, 2017 updated: August 21st, 2017. |  


Big plays lead Bears to victory

Big plays lead Bears to victory

Coming into the season, Mount Airy head coach Kelly Holder knew he had a receiving corps that was the envy of almost anyone in the state.Following the...

August 18th, 2017 updated: August 19th, 2017. |  


Fall sports open Monday

Fall sports open Monday

After 15 days of official practices, several local sports teams will officially begin their seasons on Monday afternoon, with the rest to follow in th...

August 12th, 2017 |  


Fall sports ready to begin

Fall sports ready to begin

Local high school sports fans will have their first looks at some of the local fall sports teams this week. One of them isn’t even waiting that ...

August 4th, 2017 |  


Bears open as preseason No. 2 team

Mount Airy’s 2017 football team will be missing a lot of firepower from last year’s unit, which won 13 games, a share of the Northwest 1A ...

August 2nd, 2017 updated: August 3rd, 2017. |  


ES football camp coming next week

ES football camp coming next week

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Gage Edwards Youth Football Camp will be held Monday (July 24) and Tuesday (July 25) at East Surry High School.This camp, w...

July 21st, 2017 |  


Cards, Hounds in Lineman Challenge

Cards, Hounds in Lineman Challenge

KING — Football season is fast approaching, and local teams are already preparing for the upcoming season. Last week, offensive and defensive li...

July 18th, 2017 |  


Robertson still snapping away

Robertson still snapping away

CHARLOTTE — Mount Airy senior Corbin Robertson first drew the attention of college scouts last fall, when the Granite Bears’ long-snapper ...

July 10th, 2017 |  


Youth football events this week

Youth football events this week

Youth sports camps and other events continue this week, with Mount Airy Middle School’s annual football camp and a car wash fundraiser for Mount...

July 4th, 2017 |  


Hounds football camp coming in July

Spring and summer drills are already under way at North Surry High School, and anyone in the area who thinks they might want to play high school footb...

June 29th, 2017 |  


P4CP for the win!

P4CP for the win!

CHAPEL HILL — All year long, the bulletin board outside Mount Airy High School included the message “P4CP” along with whatever else ...

June 9th, 2017 updated: June 9th, 2017. |  


Wilmoth to play football at E&H

Wilmoth to play football at E&H

DOBSON —Surry Central’s Noah Wilmoth made his college plans official on Friday afternoon, when he signed his National Letter of Intent to ...

May 16th, 2017 |  


Frost casts his lot with Lions

Frost casts his lot with Lions

When football practice began in the fall of 2015, few outside of his family and friends even knew who Malik Frost, the fifth-string tailback for the G...

May 15th, 2017 |  


Bears’ Robertson wins long-snapping competition

Bears’ Robertson wins long-snapping competition

Football fans rarely think about their favorite team’s long snapper, at least until a botched field goal or punt costs the team a game.This isn&...

April 15th, 2017 |  


King to play in East-West Game

King to play in East-West Game

GREENSBORO — Mount Airy senior Gabriel King was named to the roster for the 69th annual East/West All-Star Game on Wednesday.King, a member of t...

April 6th, 2017 |  


Hull to play for Catawba in fall

Hull to play for Catawba in fall

Last Thursday, Casey Hull became the second football player from the 2017 class at North Surry High School to sign a National Letter of Intent to play...

March 7th, 2017 |  


Smith to play on at Averett

Smith to play on at Averett

Going into the 2015 season, North Surry head football coach Danny Lyons knew the Greyhounds needed to make some changes.The year before, the Hounds ha...

February 8th, 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 |  


Huff shines at Blue-Grey game

Huff shines at Blue-Grey game

The Blue-Grey All-American Bowl exhibits some of the best talent among the top high school players in the country, and in its latest appearance at Eve...

January 17th, 2017 |  


King, Robertson named 1A All-State gridders

King, Robertson named 1A All-State gridders

Anytime a team goes through a season of football and finishes up with 13 victories, there had to have been a number of individual standouts who helped...

January 13th, 2017 |  


Southern, Ramirez honored for SC’s big year

Southern, Ramirez honored for SC’s big year

Few people outside of the locker room at Surry Central High School picked the Golden Eagles to win the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference championsh...

December 21st, 2016 |  


Bears’ season ends at W. Montgomery

Bears’ season ends at W. Montgomery

MT. GILEAD — At one point in Friday night’s West Regional championship game between Mount Airy and West Montgomery in the NCHSAA 1AA state...

December 10th, 2016 updated: December 10th, 2016. |  


One stop between Bears and Chapel Hill

One stop between Bears and Chapel Hill

Mount Airy and West Montgomery are no strangers to deep runs in the NCHSAA state playoffs.While this the first appearance in the West Regional finals ...

December 8th, 2016 |  


Bears make first regional final since ‘09

Bears make first regional final since ‘09

The rock outside Wallace Shelton Stadium was painted with the words “Ring Chasin’” back in August, before the Mount Airy football te...

December 3rd, 2016 |  


Bears facing known obstacle

Bears facing known obstacle

The goal this season for the Mount Airy Granite Bears football team was nothing less than a date on Nov. 16 in Kenan Stadium to play for the 1AA state...

December 1st, 2016 |  


Bears maul Cards 49-6 in playoff game

Bears maul Cards 49-6 in playoff game

The fans roared and the pads popped as the Mount Airy Granite Bears once again hosted the East Surry Cardinals, this time in the second round the NCHS...

November 26th, 2016 |  


Explosive Bearcats end Eagles’ season

Explosive Bearcats end Eagles’ season

DOBSON —Surry Central’s 2016 football season ended in characteristic fashion, as the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference champions scored...

November 26th, 2016 |  


Eagles face challenge in Bearcats

Eagles face challenge in Bearcats

Surry Central will have to solve a problem that vexed them earlier this season in order to keep their magical 2016 season going.Back on Sept. 16, the ...

November 23rd, 2016 |  


Cards, Bears face win-or-go-home rematch

Cards, Bears face win-or-go-home rematch

Less than 13 miles separate the Mount Airy Granite Bears (11-1) and East Surry Cardinals (9-3), but there is much ground to cover between the two. The...

November 23rd, 2016 |  


Powerhouse Lions too much for Hounds

SHELBY — North Surry football is looking up, having made it to the 2AA state playoffs in the past two seasons.However, next year, the Greyhounds...

November 19th, 2016 |  


Cardinals rout Pine Lake 42-0

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Fourth-seeded East Surry started fast and never let up in a 42-0 blowout of No. 5 Mooresville Pine Lake Prep in the first round...

November 19th, 2016 |  


Eagles roar back in final minutes

Eagles roar back in final minutes

DOBSON — The Golden Eagles advanced to the second round of the state playoffs with a 28-21 win, but it wasn’t easy.Surry Central overcame ...

November 18th, 2016 |  


Bears’ defense wrecks S. Stanly

Bears’ defense wrecks S. Stanly

In its first contest since being manhandled in the regular-season finale, Mount Airy’s defense not only redeemed itself, it came close to delive...

November 18th, 2016 |  


North defenders rewriting record book

North defenders rewriting record book

North Surry has a daunting task tonight, taking on the defending state champ, but two defenders already have left their marks on the football program....

November 17th, 2016 |  


NCHSAA releases football playoff brackets

NCHSAA releases football playoff brackets

All four local teams are in action this weekend in the first round of the state football playoffs.The N.C. High School Athletic Association released i...

November 14th, 2016 |  


No sharing

KING — Surry Central came into Friday night’s game riding a nine-game losing streak against West Stokes, but needed that all-important win...

November 5th, 2016 |  


Hounds playoff-bound after win

Hounds playoff-bound after win

EAST BEND — In a game that had playoff consequences for both teams, the Forbush Falcons and the North Surry Greyhounds put on a show for a packe...

November 5th, 2016 |  


Cardinals shock Bears

Cardinals shock Bears

During his team’s two weeks of preparation for the regular-season finale at arch-rival Mount Airy. East Surry head coach David Diamont told his ...

November 5th, 2016 |  


Eagles finish 10-1, win WPAC outright, NS makes playoffs

Eagles finish 10-1, win WPAC outright, NS makes playoffs

Both local teams from the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference achieved their goals for the final week of the 2016 regular season on Friday night.Surr...

November 5th, 2016 |  


Huge stakes for every local team

Huge stakes for every local team

Last week decided many of the championship questions in both the Northwest 1A Conference and the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference in favor of loca...

November 2nd, 2016 |