Bear tennis wins one, loses one

RONDA — The end of the week brought a split decision for the Mount Airy tennis team.The Granite Bears were on the road for both of their matches...

March 10th, 2017 |  


Bears blank W. Stokes

Bears blank W. Stokes

The Mount Airy Granite Bears boys’ tennis team picked up its third win on the season after hosting and defeating the West Stokes Wildcats by a 7...

March 8th, 2017 |  


Bears down Central tennis again

Bears down Central tennis again

DOBSON — A change of venue wasn’t enough for the Surry Central tennis team to reverse the verdict of last week’s season opener again...

March 6th, 2017 |  


Bears open with win over Eagles

Bears open with win over Eagles

The 2017 Mount Airy boys’ tennis season could not have opened any better than it did. The Granite Bears opened up with a 9-0 home win against Su...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Lady Bears rack up postseason honors

Lady Bears rack up postseason honors

Mount Airy’s girls tennis team couldn’t have enjoyed its 2016 season much more than it did. The Lady Bears posted a 26-2 season that didn&...

December 30th, 2016 |  


NS volleyball, Porter earn WPAC honors

NS volleyball, Porter earn WPAC honors

The coaches and athletic directors of the various schools in the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference recently released their selections for Player an...

December 21st, 2016 |  


Oh, so close…

Oh, so close…

BURLINGTON — They won more matches than any other team in the state this season, and they spent the last 11 weeks of the regular season as the s...

November 12th, 2016 |  


Lady Bears in 1A final

Lady Bears in 1A final

Mount Airy’s tennis team is just one victory away from a wire-to-wire run as the No. 1 team in the state.The Lady Bears advanced to the NCHSAA 1...

November 9th, 2016 |  


Lady Bears return to West final

Lady Bears return to West final

Perhaps the N.C. High School Athletic Association should just call the West Regional final in girls’ tennis the “Lady Granite Bear Invitat...

November 3rd, 2016 |  


East Surry advances to third round

MOORESVILLE — One thing is for certain. Surry County will be represented in the Final Four of the NCHSAA 1A dual-team tennis championships.East ...

November 1st, 2016 updated: November 1st, 2016. |  


Lady Bears rally for 5-4 win

Lady Bears rally for 5-4 win

The No. 1-ranked team in the state found itself on the ropes like it hadn’t been at any time all season on Tuesday afternoon.The third showdown ...

November 1st, 2016 updated: November 2nd, 2016. |  


Tough matchups for SC doubles

CARY — In a season where three of the area’s girls’ tennis teams enjoyed outstanding seasons and will be in action this evening in t...

October 31st, 2016 |  


Lady Eagles advance, doubles play today

CONNELLY SPRINGS — Without a doubt, Surry Central plays some of the best doubles tennis in the 2A ranks this season. There’s plenty of evi...

October 27th, 2016 |  


Lady Cards roll into second round

Lady Cards roll into second round

PILOT MOUNTAIN — In any other conference in the state, East Surry probably would have had opening day of the 2016 NCHSAA 1A state tennis playoff...

October 25th, 2016 |  


State dual-team tennis playoffs begin today

State dual-team tennis playoffs begin today

Members of the tennis teams from Mount Airy, Surry Central and East Surry learned what roadblocks will be on their path to a state dual-team champions...

October 24th, 2016 |  


MA, ES shut out of state tennis final

ELKIN — There’s a good chance that the Mount Airy girls’ tennis team will be celebrating a state tennis championship soon, but it wo...

October 24th, 2016 |  


Four Lady Eagles headed to state

Four Lady Eagles headed to state

SALISBURY — Surry Central’s top two doubles teams were the class of the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference, where they entered the leagu...

October 22nd, 2016 |  


One title, two runners-up for Central

One title, two runners-up for Central

No matter what happened on Tuesday evening, Surry Central’s tennis team knew it would be celebrating come nightfall.The four-time reigning Weste...

October 11th, 2016 |  


Two ES doubles teams in semifinals

Mount Airy ran roughshod over the Northwest 1A Conference as a team, but the individual conference tournament is much more balanced.Despite running th...

October 11th, 2016 |  


Lady Eagles soar at WPAC tourney

Lady Eagles soar at WPAC tourney

This incarnation of the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference has come down to its last few weeks of girls’ tennis, and it appears as if Surry Ce...

October 10th, 2016 |  


NW1A tennis tourney starts today

It might be harder to win this tournament than it will be to win the state championships later this month.On Tuesday afternoon, Mount Airy High School...

October 10th, 2016 |  


Lady Bears beat East Surry, finish 23-1

Lady Bears beat East Surry, finish 23-1

Mount Airy’s top-ranked tennis team ended the regular season in style Thursday evening.The Lady Bears have spent virtually the entire season ran...

October 7th, 2016 |  


Lady Bears down N. Stokes 7-2

North Stokes was a match for No. 1 Mount Airy at the top end of the lineup. The rest, not so much.The Lady Vikings were able to earn victories over th...

October 6th, 2016 |  


No. 1 Lady Bears avenge only loss

The one blemish on the record for the state’s top-ranked 1A girls’ tennis team was avenged on Monday evening.Earlier this season, the Lady...

October 3rd, 2016 |  


Forfeit moves Lady Cards to 15-2

Forfeit moves Lady Cards to 15-2

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry’s girls’ tennis team has so far picked the wrong year to have a banner season.The Lady Cardinals have a ...

September 30th, 2016 |  


Battle of conference leaders goes to MA

Battle of conference leaders goes to MA

DOBSON — Girls’ tennis showdowns between county rivals Mount Airy and Surry Central are always very competitive, but unfortunately for the...

September 28th, 2016 |  


Lady Eagles score another 9-0 win

Lady Eagles score another 9-0 win

DOBSON — With first place in the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference securely in their grasp, the Surry Central tennis team turned up the heat ...

September 24th, 2016 |  


No. 1 Lady Bears down Bishop again

No. 1 Lady Bears down Bishop again

Barring a late-season collapse, the top-ranked girls’ tennis team in the state will also be tops in the Northwest Conference for 2016.Mount Airy...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


Lady Eagles win first-place battle

Lady Eagles win first-place battle

DOBSON — Ever since Surry Central became a part of the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference, the school’s girls’ tennis team has rul...

September 20th, 2016 |  


Lady Bears down Atkins, now 15-1

WINSTON-SALEM — Mount Airy tennis coach Rodney Pell knew that his team would have its hands full on Tuesday against Atkins’ dynamic duo at...

September 20th, 2016 |  


Lady Bears near-perfect on Senior Day

Lady Bears near-perfect on Senior Day

Senior Day for the Mount Airy tennis team couldn’t have gone much better than it did.The state’s top-ranked 1A tennis team sent out all fi...

September 19th, 2016 updated: September 19th, 2016. |  


No. 1 Mount Airy downs North Surry

No. 1 Mount Airy downs North Surry

Afternoon rain has affected the Mount Airy tennis team on the number of occasions this season, but little seems to slow down the top-ranked Lady Bears...

September 14th, 2016 |  


Lady Bears slip past East Surry

Lady Bears slip past East Surry

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry’s tennis team wasn’t able to achieve its goal of upsetting the Lady Bears, but the girls at least had th...

September 13th, 2016 |  


Lady Hounds win third straight match

Lady Hounds win third straight match

After a rough start to the season, North Surry tennis is starting to find its groove.The Lady Greyhounds lost matches to three of the best teams in th...

September 13th, 2016 |  


Shorthanded Lady Bears fall to 4A team

Shorthanded Lady Bears fall to 4A team

PFAFFTOWN — The perfect season of the Mount Airy tennis team finally came to an end on Wednesday evening.If the Lady Bears went down, they can a...

September 9th, 2016 |  


So far, North Surry’s tennis team is perfect in Western Piedmont Athletic Conference play.The Lady Hounds won their second WPAC match of the wee...

September 9th, 2016 |  


Lady Hounds sweep conference opener

After opening the season with three tough losses against local tennis powerhouses, the North Surry girls’ tennis team begin Western Piedmont Ath...

September 7th, 2016 |  


Lady Bears slip past Central

Lady Bears slip past Central

Just looking at the final score, it looks like it was business as usual for the unbeaten Mount Airy tennis team, considered by many to be the top 1A g...

August 31st, 2016 |  


Lady Bears down Bishop in tennis

KERNERSVILLE — The Mount Airy girls’ tennis team is squarely in the driver’s seat for a Northwest Conference championship.There̵...

August 30th, 2016 |  


Mount Airy tennis beats Atkins

WINSTON-SALEM — The Mount Airy girls tennis team continued its torrid start to the 2016 season on Thursday, this time knocking off a league foe ...

August 25th, 2016 |  


Lady Bears roll W. Stokes, stay unbeaten

Lady Bears roll W. Stokes, stay unbeaten

It only took the Mount Airy tennis team about two hours to keep its perfect record going on Wednesday evening.The Lady Bears, ranked co-No. 1 with lea...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Mount Airy tennis keeps on rolling

Mount Airy tennis keeps on rolling

ELKIN — The Mount Airy girls tennis team’s dominant run of sweeping every single match in 2016 came to an end on Monday, but the Lady Bear...

August 22nd, 2016 |  


Lady Bears stay unbeaten, beat Hounds

Neither rain, nor the road, nor North Surry could end Mount Airy’s perfect start to its 2016 tennis season.The Lady Bears hit the road for the f...

August 17th, 2016 |  


Lady Bears shut out Elkin

Lady Bears shut out Elkin

It’s 2-for-2 on the young season for the Mount Airy tennis team.The Lady Bears received more opposition from the weather than they did from the ...

August 16th, 2016 updated: August 16th, 2016. |  


Cardinals down Eagles for first win

Cardinals down Eagles for first win

DOBSON — The East Surry girls’ tennis team downed county rival Surry Central in both teams’ opening match of the 2016 season, taking...

August 15th, 2016 |  


Lady Bears open with 9-0 whitewash

Lady Bears open with 9-0 whitewash

Mount Airy’s girls’ tennis team had no complaints about how it began the 2016 season on Monday evening.The Lady Bears, fielding a veteran ...

August 15th, 2016 |  


Bears, Cards shine in preseason tennis

Bears, Cards shine in preseason tennis

Local tennis teams got a first look at some outside competition Thursday at the preseason Mount Airy 1A Women’s Invitational. The Granite Bears,...

August 11th, 2016 |  


Springtime was Bear season

Springtime was Bear season

After seeing other squads knock on the door all year long, a pair of local sports teams finally broke down the doors to the state championship as the ...

June 9th, 2016 |  


City schoolboard honorstennis teams

City schoolboard honorstennis teams

The city Board of Education honored two middle school tennis teams this week for their undefeated seasons.Coach James Hayes went 11-0 with both the gi...

May 21st, 2016 |  


Lincoln Charter knocks out Mount Airy

Lincoln Charter knocks out Mount Airy

The Mount Airy tennis team accomplished many things in the 2016 season, but the Granite Bears’ hopes of seizing the ultimate goal came to a clos...

May 16th, 2016 updated: May 16th, 2016. |