Year 2 of ‘Air Raid’ looks promising

Year 2 of ‘Air Raid’ looks promising

North Surry football coach Danny Lyons didn’t know how his team would fare in its first year after an offensive overhaul.Lyons is about to enter...

August 12th, 2016 |  


Bears, Hounds host football scrimmages

Bears, Hounds host football scrimmages

Jackson Smith (left) runs the read option with Malik Frost (right) during Mount Airy’s Wednesday football scrimmage against Galax (VA). Frost wa...

August 11th, 2016 |  


NCPreps tabs Bears as NW1A favorites

NCPreps tabs Bears as NW1A favorites

The Mount Airy football team hasn’t won an outright conference title since 2013, and coaches in the Northwest Conference believe that brief brea...

July 30th, 2016 updated: July 30th, 2016. |  


Bears host local teams in 7-on-7s

Bears host local teams in 7-on-7s

The Mount Airy football team hosted a 7-on-7 event on Friday featuring eight schools and all four schools located in Surry County. In this photo, Moun...

July 30th, 2016 |  


Eagles, Hounds collide in 7-on-7

Eagles, Hounds collide in 7-on-7

Surry Central’s Chandler Johnson (3) fires a pass to the right sideline in a 7-on-7 scrimmage against North Surry on Wednesday. The Golden Eagle...

July 27th, 2016 updated: July 27th, 2016. |  


East Surry to host football clinic, camp

East Surry to host football clinic, camp

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry High School and football coach David Diamont will host the seventh annual Little League Football Coaches Clinic on S...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Hound linemen are top dogs

Hound linemen are top dogs

Several members of the North Surry High School football team took part in a Lineman Challenge at West Stokes High School earlier this week, claiming t...

July 16th, 2016 |  


Local schools to compete in 7-on-7

The West Stokes Wildcats will be hosting their fourth annual 7-on-7 Tournament and their first annual Lineman Challenge on Friday, July 22.Participati...

July 14th, 2016 |  


Greyhounds host 7-on-7 practice

Greyhounds host 7-on-7 practice

The North Surry football team hosted a 7-on-7 event Thursday with Bishop McGuinness, West Wilkes and West Stokes visiting the Greyhounds. .neFileBlock...

July 1st, 2016 |  


Greyhounds host 7-on-7 tournament

Greyhounds host 7-on-7 tournament

East Surry’s Connor Sheets fires a quick pass to Jack Shabdue in the Cardinals’ 7-on-7 game against Elkin on Tuesday. .neFileBlock { marg...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Smith wraps up historic high school career

Smith wraps up historic high school career

When Tyler Smith arrived at East Surry High School for his freshman year, playing all three major sports for the Cardinals was a foregone conclusion.S...

June 10th, 2016 |  


Mount Airy football duo headed to Vegas

Mount Airy football duo headed to Vegas

A pair of football players from Mount Airy High School are hoping what happens in Vegas this weekend doesn’t just stay in the Sin City.Kicker Ro...

May 19th, 2016 |  


McHone signs with Brevard football

McHone signs with Brevard football

Jacob McHone didn’t begin his recruiting process until the early stages of January, but the late start didn’t stop McHone from finding the...

April 23rd, 2016 |  


Creed not ready to stop playing

Creed not ready to stop playing

Shawn Creed has been playing football since he was six years old. With his graduation from East Surry High School less than two months away, he decide...

April 10th, 2016 |  


Pack blazes his own trail

Pack blazes his own trail

Cameron Pack will forever hold a place in the long and illustrious history of the Mount Airy High School athletic program. Last month at the NCHSAA wr...

March 26th, 2016 |  


Johnson heading to Emory and Henry

Johnson heading to Emory and Henry

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry senior Staymon Johnson enjoyed the recruiting process, but in the end, there wasn’t a ton of drama in the midd...

March 12th, 2016 |  


Goble signs to kick at WSSU

Goble signs to kick at WSSU

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry kicker Devon Goble never thought he would have the opportunity to play college football.He was thrilled to be wrong ...

February 9th, 2016 |  


Blake Marion signs with Wingate

Blake Marion signs with Wingate

Blake Marion is surrounded by family and coaches at East Surry High School on Wednesday as he signs his National Letter of Intent to continue his foot...

February 4th, 2016 |  


Marion commits to Wingate

Marion commits to Wingate

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry football standout Blake Marion will continue his football career at Wingate University next year. Marion announced h...

February 1st, 2016 |  


Hounds’ Smith wins offensive POTY

Hounds’ Smith wins offensive POTY

The Western Piedmont Athletic Conference released its All-Conference selections for football on Wednesday, and a North Surry Greyhound earned one of t...

December 10th, 2015 updated: December 10th, 2015. |  


Goble kicks into NCHSAA record book

Goble kicks into NCHSAA record book

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Page five of the NCHSAA football record book is reserved for the category of most extra points in a season, and a local kicker ...

December 3rd, 2015 updated: December 3rd, 2015. |  


Turnovers doom Cardinals in 3rd round

Turnovers doom Cardinals in 3rd round

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The rematch between East Surry and Walkertown in the third round of the NCHSAA 1AA playoffs was a complete reversal of the scri...

November 27th, 2015 updated: November 27th, 2015. |  


Cards meet familiar foe in 3rd round

Cards meet familiar foe in 3rd round

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry football coach David Diamont feels as if he’s living a dream.The Cardinals coach has been around the game of f...

November 26th, 2015 updated: November 27th, 2015. |  


East Surry advances to third round with hard-fought victory

East Surry advances to third round with hard-fought victory

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Anyone who just sees the 56-35 final score of East Surry’s second-round 1-AA state playoff win over East Montgomery won&#...

November 20th, 2015 |  


Mitchell eliminates Mount Airy in second round

Mitchell eliminates Mount Airy in second round

BAKERSVILLE — The Mount Airy football team couldn’t sustain a strong start in its NCHSAA 1AA second-round playoff game against the Mitchel...

November 20th, 2015 |  


Bears looking for another upset

Bears looking for another upset

Mount Airy coach Kelly Holder believes his team turned a corner during halftime of the Granite Bears’ 49-24 loss to East Surry in the regular-se...

November 19th, 2015 |  


East Surry has tough second-round playoff assignment

East Surry has tough second-round playoff assignment

The quadrant of the 1-AA West Regional that includes third-seeded East Surry has turned into a challenge tournament between the two top teams of the N...

November 19th, 2015 |  


Hounds’ season ends in first-round loss

Hounds’ season ends in first-round loss

CATAWBA — Maiden High piled up 232 rushing yards while its defense held North Surry to 281 total yards of offense en route to a 48-15 win for th...

November 13th, 2015 |  


Mount Airy stonewalls Whiteville

Mount Airy stonewalls Whiteville

WHITEVILLE – On a night when Whiteville made mistakes, Mount Airy was ready to capitalize.The Granite Bears (8-4) converted a big turnover into ...

November 13th, 2015 updated: November 13th, 2015. |  


Cardinals fly past Yellow Jackets

Cardinals fly past Yellow Jackets

East Surry wide receiver Shawn Creed could sense that his coach was going to dial up a long play on the Cardinals’ first snap of their opening g...

November 13th, 2015 |  


Playoffs begin for local teams

Playoffs begin for local teams

Three local teams will begin their quest for a state football championship this Friday night. One of them begins the postseason on their home field, a...

November 12th, 2015 |  


Gage Edwards still leading the Cards

Gage Edwards still leading the Cards

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry’s Blake Marion scored his first touchdown of the season on a short pass from quarterback Tyler Smith. Marion c...

November 12th, 2015 |  


Football playoff brackets released

The high school football regular season came to an end on Friday night, but three local teams will continue play in 2015 with the NCHSAA playoffs star...

November 7th, 2015 updated: November 8th, 2015. |  


Hounds win 36-29 thriller

Hounds win 36-29 thriller

There was no way North Surry was losing this one.Not on Senior Night, with an automatic playoff berth and maybe even a first-round home game on the li...

November 6th, 2015 |  


East Surry finishes unbeaten season and Northwest title with win over Mount Airy

East Surry finishes unbeaten season and Northwest title with win over Mount Airy

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The East Surry football team came into its regular season finale against its rivals from Mount Airy looking for a celebration.T...

November 6th, 2015 updated: November 7th, 2015. |  


Wildcats barely escape Eagle upset bid

Wildcats barely escape Eagle upset bid

DOBSON —With eight minutes left to play, it looked like Surry Central would pull off its second huge upset of the season.However, a late touchdo...

November 6th, 2015 |  


East Surry and Mount Airy set to battle for Northwest title

East Surry and Mount Airy set to battle for Northwest title

The East Surry and Mount Airy football teams come into their rivalry showdown in Pilot Mountain having experienced very different seasons in 2015.The ...

November 5th, 2015 updated: November 5th, 2015. |  


Early struggles doom Surry Central

Early struggles doom Surry Central

EAST BEND — Slow starts have plagued the Surry Central football team throughout the 2015 season, and in Friday’s must-win contest against ...

October 31st, 2015 |  


Hounds roll over South Stokes

WALNUT COVE — Despite winning its final two games of last season, North Surry missed the state 2-A football playoffs last year, and the Greyhoun...

October 30th, 2015 |  


Mount Airy’s offense struggles in 35-7 football loss to Walkertown

Mount Airy’s offense struggles in 35-7 football loss to Walkertown

WALKERTOWN — A normally reliable rushing attack from the Mount Airy football team was held in check for three periods of its Friday night showdo...

October 30th, 2015 |  


East Surry Cardinals blank North Stokes in football

East Surry Cardinals blank North Stokes in football

DANBURY — By the time that East Surry’s football team had wrapped up a 49-0 victory over North Stokes on Friday night, the Cardinals were ...

October 30th, 2015 updated: October 30th, 2015. |  


Bears and Cards face final challenges

Bears and Cards face final challenges

Only two weeks remain in the high school football regular season, and the usual front-runners in the Northwest Conference once again sit atop the stan...

October 28th, 2015 |  


North Surry, Surry Central must win to stay in playoff hunt

With two weeks left in the regular season, it’s do-or-die time for both local teams hailing from the Western Piedmont 2-A Conference.North Surry...

October 28th, 2015 |  


Avery Smith’s four rushing TDs propels North Surry Greyhounds over Surry Central Golden Eagles

Avery Smith’s four rushing TDs propels North Surry Greyhounds over Surry Central Golden Eagles

North Surry quarterback Avery Smith rose to the occasion when his team needed him most on Friday night against Surry Central.The Golden Eagles turned ...

October 23rd, 2015 |  


Big plays highlight Cards’ 49-6 win

Big plays highlight Cards’ 49-6 win

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Bishop McGuinness hung around for a quarter on Friday night, but a huge third period blew open the game and kept East Surry und...

October 23rd, 2015 |  


Mount Airy Granite Bear football defense outscores Atkins Camels in 72-6 rout

Mount Airy Granite Bear football defense outscores Atkins Camels in 72-6 rout

The evidence that Mount Airy is fielding a young football team came in the pregame, when the school’s annual Senior Night ceremony was held for ...

October 23rd, 2015 |  


Matchup of Surry Central and North Surry highlights week 10 of high school football

Matchup of Surry Central and North Surry highlights week 10 of high school football

Conference standings are starting to take shape as the local football teams head into Week 10.On Friday night, East Surry and Mount Airy will try to s...

October 22nd, 2015 |  


Mount Airy football defense makes life miserable for Bishop McGuinness Villains

Mount Airy football defense makes life miserable for Bishop McGuinness Villains

Mount Airy seems to have put a shaky beginning to its 2015 football campaign behind it.The Granite Bears posted their second shutout of a three-game w...

October 17th, 2015 |  


East Surry wins third game in eight days, 42-0

East Surry wins third game in eight days, 42-0

WINSTON-SALEM — It wasn’t too long ago that Winston-Salem Prep rolled up 72 points in a high school football game.Apparently, the East Sur...

October 17th, 2015 |  


Bears, Cardinals post shutout wins

Bears, Cardinals post shutout wins

Two local football teams spent Friday night “zeroing in” on the competition, as Mount Airy clobbered Bishop McGuinness 48-0 and East Surry...

October 17th, 2015 |