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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 |  


McMillian’s big night powers Hounds past Sauras

Sammy McMillian ran wild as North Surry put together a textbook first-half offensive performance against South Stokes on Friday night.Michael Martin&#...

October 29th, 2016 |  


Superb second half makes Bears champs

Superb second half makes Bears champs

On a night when the century-long legacy of Mount Airy High School football was celebrated, the current Granite Bears played a half of football that st...

October 28th, 2016 updated: October 28th, 2016. |  


Eagles clinch first-ever WPAC title

Eagles clinch first-ever WPAC title

DOBSON — Surry Central wrapped up its first Western Piedmont Athletic Conference title with a 41-25 win over Forbush.The Falcons’ offense ...

October 28th, 2016 |  


Bears to celebrate milestone wins tonight

In addition to being the de facto championship game in the Northwest 1A Conference and a belated Homecoming for the state’s third-ranked 1A team...

October 27th, 2016 |  


Eagles work their magic again

Eagles work their magic again

DOBSON — On a night when Surry Central honored its 1976 conference championship football team, the current Golden Eagles took a huge step toward...

October 22nd, 2016 |  


Cards roll Villains

KERNERSVILLE — Linebacker Stephen Creech of East Surry isn’t used to taking handoffs, but he knew what to do when Bishop McGuinness nearly...

October 21st, 2016 updated: October 22nd, 2016. |  


Bears’ Holder gets record-tying win

Bears’ Holder gets record-tying win

WINSTON-SALEM — Coach Kelly Holder tied the Mount Airy record for wins in a 52-18 blowout of Atkins.Holder earned two milestones with one win, g...

October 21st, 2016 |  


Eagles, Hounds meet in key WPAC game

Eagles, Hounds meet in key WPAC game

The next-to-last Surry County “rivalry game” will be contested tonight, and there’s much more on the line for Surry Central and Nort...

October 20th, 2016 |  


Surry Central powers past South Stokes

Surry Central powers past South Stokes

WALNUT COVE — Surry Central scored 34 unanswered points to break open a tight game and defeat South Stokes 55-38 on the Sauras‘ Homecoming...

October 15th, 2016 |  


Shorthanded Cards gut one out

Shorthanded Cards gut one out

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry head coach David Diamont was the first to admit that it wasn’t pretty.But not all football victories are works...

October 15th, 2016 |  


Carver speed thwarts Hound offense

Carver speed thwarts Hound offense

WINSTON-SALEM — North Surry’s defense kept the Greyhounds in the game for two and a half quarters before Carver found its stride in an 18-...

October 15th, 2016 |  


Making their luck: Surry Central drives 70 yards in final minutes to beat Carver 7-6

Making their luck: Surry Central drives 70 yards in final minutes to beat Carver 7-6

DOBSON — “Victory awaits him who has everything in order. Luck, people call it. Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the ne...

October 8th, 2016 updated: October 8th, 2016. |  


Early miscues cost Cards in 42-21 loss

Early miscues cost Cards in 42-21 loss

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A rough start in bad weather put East Surry behind the eight ball, and the Cardinals couldn’t catch up the rest of the ni...

October 7th, 2016 |  


Hounds upset Wildcats 20-17 at home

Hounds upset Wildcats 20-17 at home

North Surry kicked off conference play with a 20-17 upset over West Stokes on Thursday.Playing a day early because of the threat of rain, the Greyhoun...

October 6th, 2016 |  


If No. 3 Mount Airy had any rust from not playing in three weeks, Winston-Salem Prep is grateful they didn’t play the Granite Bears under differ...

October 6th, 2016 |  


Two local schools move games to tonight

A Friday night that was slated to see all four local teams playing at home won’t come to pass after all.Out of concern for potential bad weather...

October 5th, 2016 updated: October 5th, 2016. |  


East Surry rushes past South Stokes

East Surry rushes past South Stokes

WALNUT COVE — After threatening to run away with the game early, East Surry quickly found out that South Stokes is no pushover this year.The Car...

October 1st, 2016 |  


North Stokes football season halted

North Stokes football season halted

DANBURY — Coach Mitch Reeves had the difficult task of telling his North Stokes football players Tuesday afternoon their season is officially ov...

September 28th, 2016 |  


Cardinals win league opener

Cardinals win league opener

East Surry got its defense of the Northwest 1A Conference title off to a good start on Friday night, grinding out a 41-6 victory over an improving Atk...

September 24th, 2016 |  


Slow start, misfortune ruin Hounds’ Homecoming

Slow start, misfortune ruin Hounds’ Homecoming

The dreaded “Murphy’s Law” has the North Surry football team in its grip, and it won’t let the Greyhounds go.The Hounds came i...

September 24th, 2016 |  


Defense carries Eagles to fifth win

Defense carries Eagles to fifth win

DOBSON — Surry Central’s defense racked up eight turnovers to power a 14-12 win over Salisbury on Homecoming night.The Golden Eagles jumpe...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Homecoming week for Hounds, Eagles

Homecoming week for Hounds, Eagles

For the second week in a row, one of the four local football teams is taking a week off. This time around, Mount Airy is taking a break from its unbea...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Bears dominate battle of unbeatens

Bears dominate battle of unbeatens

Mount Airy’s football team did its best to hide just how badly last year’s 20-0 drubbing at the hands of county rival Surry Central had ra...

September 17th, 2016 |  


Hounds shut out Camels 33-0 on road

Hounds shut out Camels 33-0 on road

WINSTON-SALEM — North Surry snapped a two-game losing streak in dramatic fashion with a 33-0 shutout on the road at Atkins.After tough games aga...

September 16th, 2016 |  


All eyes on Bears vs. Eagles on Friday

There won’t be any conference titles on the line Friday night, and the game is unlikely to have any playoff implications.However, the eyes of al...

September 14th, 2016 updated: September 15th, 2016. |  


Cards outgunned by West Stokes

Cards outgunned by West Stokes

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The West Stokes Wildcats drove nine miles up the road Friday night and faced rival East Surry in what is always a battle betwee...

September 10th, 2016 |  


Holder’s big night leads Bears to win

Holder’s big night leads Bears to win

North Surry head football coach Danny Lyons probably spent the wee hours of Saturday morning wishing his team could have just a few plays back.His cou...

September 10th, 2016 |  


Eagles blank Elks 42-0 on the road

Eagles blank Elks 42-0 on the road

ELKIN — Surry Central’s Eric Ramirez rushed for five touchdowns in a 42-0 win over Elkin Friday night.The Golden Eagles scored their first...

September 9th, 2016 |  


Bears, Eagles look to stay unbeaten

Bears, Eagles look to stay unbeaten

Week four of the high school football season finds two local teams trying to maintain their unblemished slates this season, a second trying to keep up...

September 7th, 2016 |  


Late rally lifts Eagles to 3-0

Late rally lifts Eagles to 3-0

DOBSON — So far this season, the fourth quarter has belonged to Surry Central.The Golden Eagles trailed visiting Wilkes Central by a touchdown g...

September 3rd, 2016 |  


East Surry offensive line shines in 31-21 win over North Surry

East Surry offensive line shines in 31-21 win over North Surry

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The young East Surry football team has come a long way in just two weeks.If someone hadn’t seen the action on the field i...

September 2nd, 2016 |  


Bears maul Elks 62-7 on tribute night

Bears maul Elks 62-7 on tribute night

The Granite Bears helped speed up a long, emotional night by keeping the clock running the whole second half.Mount Airy led Friday’s football ga...

September 2nd, 2016 |  


Hounds vs. Cards on the slate tonight

Hounds vs. Cards on the slate tonight

Last week was a smashing success for high school football teams in the News coverage area, as all four local schools won their games. Mount Airy and N...

September 1st, 2016 |  


Eagles outlast E. Wilkes, 21-20

Eagles outlast E. Wilkes, 21-20

RONDA — On Friday night, East Wilkes took on Surry Central in its first home football game of the 2016 season. The stands were packed on both si...

August 27th, 2016 |  


Holder, King shine in Bears’ win

Holder, King shine in Bears’ win

KING — The West Stokes defense had Ian Holder dead in the water on a busted play inside the red zone. Then Mount Airy’s backup quarterback...

August 27th, 2016 |  


East Surry comes from behind to beat Starmount, 28-27

East Surry comes from behind to beat Starmount, 28-27

BOONVILLE — East Surry connected on just one pass attempt against Starmount on Friday night, but the completion proved to be the difference in t...

August 26th, 2016 |  


Hounds bounce back, roll Elkin

Hounds bounce back, roll Elkin

Starting the 2016 season with a young offensive line and an inexperienced quarterback, North Surry head coach Danny Lyons has relied on his defense to...

August 26th, 2016 |  


Adjustments, challenges coming in week two

Adjustments, challenges coming in week two

Opening week is in the rear-view mirror, and all four local football teams are looking to build off their first action in the 2016 season.Surry Centra...

August 24th, 2016 updated: August 25th, 2016. |  


Hounds’ battle back but fall to Ashe

Hounds’ battle back but fall to Ashe

WEST JEFFERSON — The North Surry football team came all the way back from a big deficit in its season opener Friday night at Ashe County, but th...

August 20th, 2016 |  


Mount Airy uses big plays to down Starmount 42-18 in season opener

Mount Airy uses big plays to down Starmount 42-18 in season opener

BOONVILLE — The Mount Airy football team is stacked with experienced veterans this season, but a pair of underclassmen helped spark the Granite ...

August 19th, 2016 |  


Eagles soar past Cardinals

Eagles soar past Cardinals

DOBSON — Nine months after ending a season where almost nothing went right, Surry Central flipped the script for the first game of the 2016 foot...

August 19th, 2016 |  


Football teams search for opening statement

Football teams search for opening statement

Championships won’t be decided in the first week of high school football, but all four local teams will get a good look at their potential when ...

August 17th, 2016 |  


Can the Bears return to the top?

Can the Bears return to the top?

Mount Airy is used to leading the pack in Northwest 1A Conference football.The Granite Bears won or shared the conference championship in seven of the...

August 13th, 2016 |  


New faces, same expectations for Cardinals

New faces, same expectations for Cardinals

PILOT MOUNTAIN — At this time last year, the East Surry football team was preparing for a 2015 burdened with enormous expectations.The Cardinals...

August 13th, 2016 updated: August 13th, 2016. |  


Eagles seek redemption in ‘16

Eagles seek redemption in ‘16

DOBSON — You could call it a case of mistaken identity.Surry Central’s football team appeared to be on its way to a successful season last...

August 12th, 2016 |