Hoops season is here:Here’s how the Eastshakes down in ‘18

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The NFL and college football are in full-force while college basketball teams across the nation are ex...

October 31st, 2017 |  


Lady Hounds fall in West final

Lady Hounds fall in West final

STATESVILLE — MaxPreps has insisted all season long that these were the two best 2A volleyball teams in the state.If they’re wrong, then t...

October 31st, 2017 |  


Salisbury ends perfect season in quarterfinals

Salisbury ends perfect season in quarterfinals

DOBSON — Surry Central’s dream season finally came to an end on Monday evening in the 2A state tennis quarterfinals, as perennial powerhou...

October 31st, 2017 |  


All four teams make soccer playoffs

All four teams make soccer playoffs

When the N.C. High School Athletic Association announced its 1A and 2A state playoff brackets on Monday morning, all four local teams found their tick...

October 30th, 2017 |  


Lady Bears fall toBishop in quarters

KERNERSVILLE — Mount Airy’s reign as 1A West Regional tennis champions is over, but it lasted longer than anyone expected. Furthermore, it...

October 30th, 2017 |  


Lady Cards reach West Region final

Lady Cards reach West Region final

COLUMBUS — The Lady Cardinals are one win away from Burlington.The state’s second-ranked 1A tennis team had to travel for Monday’s s...

October 30th, 2017 |  


Lady Hounds sweep to West Regional final

Lady Hounds sweep to West Regional final

When it came to making sports history at North Surry this weekend, the ladies had to wait their turn. But they didn’t mind.A memorable 24 hours ...

October 28th, 2017 updated: October 29th, 2017. |  


Bishop takes topseed in shootout

Bishop takes topseed in shootout

PILOT MOUNTAIN — For the second time in three years, the Mount Airy Bears came up short to Bishop McGuinness in a penalty kick shootout to deter...

October 28th, 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 |  


Cards blank Sauras to earn title shot

Cards blank Sauras to earn title shot

PILOT MOUNTAIN — It’s been a rollercoaster of a season for the East Surry Cardinals football team. Lucky for them, it seems to be trending...

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 |  


Lady Cards advance

Lady Cards advance

PILOT MOUNTAIN — It’s always a sweet day when offered a chance at redemption.A 25-4 record was enough to give the 2016 Lady Cardinals a th...

October 26th, 2017 |  


NS rallies into quarterfinals

NS rallies into quarterfinals

Sometimes, style matters as much as skill in volleyball, and for a time at the start of North Surry’s third-round match with Mount Pleasant, the...

October 26th, 2017 |  


Whitt vs. The World

Whitt vs. The World

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Sam Whitt, an eighth-grader at Pilot Mountain Middle School, is on his way to represent Surry County football on a big stage.Wh...

October 25th, 2017 |  


Lady Bears charge into third round

RONDA — Mount Airy won’t yield the distinction of reigning 1A West Regional tennis champions without a fight.It took until the very last m...

October 25th, 2017 |  


Down 4-2 after singles, SC rallies to reach 18-0

Down 4-2 after singles, SC rallies to reach 18-0

DOBSON — The perfect season remains so, at least for another week.Surry Central’s tennis team found itself in dire straits on Tuesday afte...

October 25th, 2017 updated: October 25th, 2017. |  


Cardinals advance to third round

Cardinals advance to third round

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The saying,“Good things come in threes,” is a statement that the East Surry Lady Cardinals would definitely support...

October 24th, 2017 |  


Lady Hounds tested, but march on

Lady Hounds tested, but march on

North Surry head coach Shane Slate has been around the block enough to know that the second round is when the real playoffs begin.After an easy openin...

October 24th, 2017 |  


Cardinals slay Spartans

Cardinals slay Spartans

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The signs of fall’s arrival that engulfed the community of Pilot Mountain in clouds and chilly weather couldn’t dam...

October 24th, 2017 |  


Best in the 1A

Best in the 1A

SOUTHERN PINES — If there was ever a time when finishing second felt like finishing first, this had to be it.Mount Airy came into Tuesday’...

October 24th, 2017 |  


Late surge downs Eagles

Late surge downs Eagles

KING — It took West Stokes three quarters to get going Friday night on the gridiron, but when the dust settled the Wildcats beat a solid Surry C...

October 23rd, 2017 |  


Mount Airy in second at NCHSAA golf finals after first day

Mount Airy in second at NCHSAA golf finals after first day

SOUTHERN PINES — Something almost unthinkable is within the grasp of the Mount Airy golf team.The N.C. High School Athletic Association doesn...

October 23rd, 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 |  


Hounds survive and advance

Hounds survive and advance

“PLAYOFFS!?” Much like former Indianapolis Colts coach Jim Mora, we all feel a rush of emotions as the regular season comes to an end and ...

October 21st, 2017 |  


Lady Bears sweep Union in first round

Lady Bears sweep Union in first round

All season long, Mount Airy’s volleyball team has battled back when it’s gotten behind in a set, but rarely have they been able to finish ...

October 21st, 2017 |  


Cards cruise past Vikings

Cards cruise past Vikings

DANBURY — “Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast!”The scene at North Stokes High School wasn’t...

October 20th, 2017 |  


Mount Airy advances to second round

NORWOOD — Despite finishing third in the Northwest 1A Conference and needing a wild-card berth to make it back to the state playoffs this fall, ...

October 20th, 2017 updated: 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 |  


Sports Hall of Fame names 2017 class

Sports Hall of Fame names 2017 class

DOBSON — Surry County Parks and Recreation has announced the Class of 2017 for the Surry County Sports Hall of Fame.Each summer the Hall of Fame...

October 19th, 2017 |  


MA soccer chasing history

MA soccer chasing history

The Buffalo Bills competed in four consecutive Super Bowls from 1990-1994. Four times the Bills walked in hoping to give the franchise its first Super...

October 19th, 2017 |  


Cards, Bears dominate all-NW1A team

Cards, Bears dominate all-NW1A team

Wednesday night saw a number of awards handed out to the 2017 Northwest 1A Athletic Conference volleyball champions from East Surry. In addition to wi...

October 19th, 2017 |  


Lady Bears qualify for states

Lady Bears qualify for states

STATE ROAD — The Lady Bears have a return date in Southern Pines next week.Mount Airy’s golf team finished third overall in the NCHSAA 1A/...

October 19th, 2017 |  


One for the thumb

One for the thumb

The stakes are higher every time the East Surry Cardinals and Mount Airy Granite Bears face off. No matter the sport, season, or record, these rivals ...

October 18th, 2017 |  


Lady Hounds hold off Forbush

Lady Hounds hold off Forbush

Shane Slate holds no ill will toward conference rival Forbush, but he’ll have to be forgiven for hoping he next sees the Lady Falcons during bas...

October 18th, 2017 |  


Oak Hill, Hargrave return to Dobson Thursday night

DOBSON — Lee Martin last suited up for North Surry nine years ago, but it’s not been at all unusual to see the former Greyhounds star back...

October 18th, 2017 |  


Hounds steamroll Eagles, advance to Conference Championship

Hounds steamroll Eagles, advance to Conference Championship

Playing the North Surry Greyhounds inside Ron King Gym is like fighting a bulldozer while blindfolded. The Hounds only surrendered three sets this sea...

October 17th, 2017 |  


Mount Airy to take on East Surry in NW1A championship match

Mount Airy to take on East Surry in NW1A championship match

Host Mount Airy kept its date in tonight’s Northwest 1A Conference Tournament championship match, but no one can say that South Stokes didn̵...

October 17th, 2017 |  


It was a little strange to see East Surry called the “home” team on the scoreboard in the Howard Finch Gym of arch-rival Mount Airy, but f...

October 17th, 2017 |  


Surry Central soars to WPAC semis

Surry Central soars to WPAC semis

DOBSON — Bring out the brooms. This reporter wrote that Surry Central’s win over Walkertown on October 10 completed the season sweep, with...

October 16th, 2017 |  


Postseason starts this week

Postseason starts this week

Local tennis teams found out their postseason destinations on Monday afternoon, while conference tournament action got under way for volleyball in bot...

October 16th, 2017 |  


Clean sweep for Lady Cards

Clean sweep for Lady Cards

As usual, the Northwest 1A Conference held its tennis tournament on the courts at Mount Airy High School, but the event turned into home away from hom...

October 14th, 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 |  


East Surry routs WSP,keeps pace in conference

East Surry routs WSP,keeps pace in conference

WINSTON-SALEM — What a difference a year makes.Last fall, East Surry hosted Winston-Salem Prep without the services of star running back Joey Ra...

October 14th, 2017 |  


Central falls to Forbush

Central falls to Forbush

DOBSON — Unlike the Philadelphia Eagles, who earned their fifth win of the season against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, the Surry Central G...

October 14th, 2017 |  


Villains hand Bears first loss

Villains hand Bears first loss

The streak is over.The Mount Airy Granite Bears ran through opponents all season en route to a perfect 17-0 record. The Bears scored an incredible 112...

October 13th, 2017 |  


Bears wreak more Stokes havoc

Bears wreak more Stokes havoc

WALNUT COVE — Stokes County is glad to see the end of the 2017 Mount Airy Granite Bears.The state’s second-ranked 1A team completed its re...

October 13th, 2017 |  


Eagles, Cards pick up more hardware

Eagles, Cards pick up more hardware

While local volleyball teams wind down the regular season this week and football and soccer still have about a month to go, postseason action is alrea...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Lady Bears score Senior Night victory

Lady Bears score Senior Night victory

First and second in the Northwest 1A Conference volleyball standings were decided earlier in the week, but Mount Airy still wanted to end the regular ...

October 12th, 2017 |