20 in a row

20 in a row

BURNSVILLE — Make it twenty.Something had to give when North Surry’s girls’ basketball team hit the road for a third-round matchup a...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Release the Hounds!

Release the Hounds!

LINCOLNTON — The saying ‘Survive and Advance’ is completely appropriate and applicable as the Greyhounds outlasted and routed the No...

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


Over the hump

Over the hump

Mount Airy’s girls’ basketball team has no bigger fan this season than Angela Mayfield.The first-year head coach has watched her team comp...

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


Bears roar into fourth round

Bears roar into fourth round

After an 84-62 rout of Albemarle in the third round of the NCHSAA 1A state playoffs, the Granite Bears are halfway to a state championship.To go any f...

February 25th, 2017 |  


Hounds hit the road

Hounds hit the road

The No. 3-seeded Lincolnton Wolverines are hosting the third round of the NCHSAA 2A basketball playoffs today against the No. 5 Greyhounds of North Su...

February 24th, 2017 updated: February 24th, 2017. |  


Seivers makesUSA Southsecond team

Seivers makesUSA Southsecond team

Mount Airy native Mikayla Seivers has received all-conference honors in college for the women’s basketball season.The former Lady Bear is a juni...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Big runs sent Hounds to third round

Big runs sent Hounds to third round

Visiting Randleman won the opening jump and threw a scare into the North Surry faithful at the start of Thursday night’s NCHSAA 2A state playoff...

February 23rd, 2017 updated: February 23rd, 2017. |  


Lady Hounds clobber R-SC, advance to third round

Lady Hounds clobber R-SC, advance to third round

Both North Surry and Rutherfordton-Spindale Central carried a 22-5 overall record with them into the second round of the NCHSAA 2A state playoffs, but...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


No place like home

No place like home

Following Mount Airy’s 65-46 victory over Pine Lake Prep in the second round of the NCHSAA 1A state playoffs Thursday night, Granite Bears head ...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Done in 61 seconds

Done in 61 seconds

It’s not an exaggeration to say that Mount Airy’s second-round victory in the NCHSAA 1A girls’ basketball playoffs was over in 61 se...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Both ES seasons end in tough losses

Both ES seasons end in tough losses

East Surry’s boys’ and girls’ basketball seasons both came to an end in the first round of the NCHSAA 1A state playoffs on Tuesday n...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Slow start to second half dooms Central

Slow start to second half dooms Central

The Surry Central girls’ basketball team took a long road trip for its opening-round game of the NCHSAA 2A state playoffs on Tuesday night, and ...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Boyd earns national honor

Boyd earns national honor

PENSACOLA, Fla. — No one would like to get 26 games into a basketball season and only have eight victories to show for it.Fortunately, that wasn...

February 22nd, 2017 updated: February 22nd, 2017. |  


Hounds invited back to Bauguess Memorial game

WINSTON-SALEM — North Surry’s baseball team spoiled the party at last year’s annual Major Larry J. Bauguess, Jr. Memorial Baseball G...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Hounds explode late to advance

Hounds explode late to advance

North Surry’s boys’ basketball team used a 22-0 fourth-quarter run to put an emphatic ending on a game that they had trailed by three poin...

February 21st, 2017 updated: February 22nd, 2017. |  


Lady Hounds grind out opening-round win

The Lady Greyhounds of North Surry hosted and defeated the West Caldwell Warriors in the first round of the NCHSAA 2A state basketball playoffs by a s...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Bears overcome foul trouble, Ironmen

Bears overcome foul trouble, Ironmen

Not too many people enjoy playing in, or watching for that matter, when the officiating takes front and center stage at a basketball game, and neither...

February 21st, 2017 updated: February 21st, 2017. |  


Lady Bears rout Elkin, advance

Lady Bears rout Elkin, advance

There wasn’t much suspense to be had in the Mount Airy’s opening-round victory against Elkin in the NCHSAA 1A girls’ basketball play...

February 21st, 2017 |  


“Fear the Beard” ready to defend title

“Fear the Beard” ready to defend title

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — Better known as ‘Fear the Beard’ on the professional Cyclocross and mountain bike circuits, Robert Marion of Mo...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Hoop playoffs start tonight

Hoop playoffs start tonight

All but one local high school basketball team had its ticket to postseason play punched when the final brackets for the NCHSAA state playoffs were rel...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Hogue, Smith claim state titles

Hogue, Smith claim state titles

GREENSBORO —The two best wrestlers on the Mount Airy wrestling team go about their business in a very different manner.For three years, Jacob Ho...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Greyhounds outrun W. Stokes, take WPAC tourney

Greyhounds outrun W. Stokes, take WPAC tourney

EAST BEND — Not that it mattered either time, but neither the North Surry Greyhounds or the West Stokes Wildcats had home-court advantage this g...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Lady Hounds finish perfect WPAC run

Lady Hounds finish perfect WPAC run

EAST BEND — The 2017 Western Piedmont Athletic Conference regular season and tournament champions are the Greyhounds of North Surry. In fact, th...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Prep too much for Bears

Prep too much for Bears

On the right night, Mount Airy’s boys’ basketball team might be able to knock off 1A powerhouse Winston-Salem Prep, but not if they get of...

February 17th, 2017 updated: February 17th, 2017. |  


Lady Bears outlast Atkins, sweep NWIA titles

Lady Bears outlast Atkins, sweep NWIA titles

Since the season began and it became clear that Mount Airy’s girls basketball team could light up scoreboards seemingly at will, Lady Bear head ...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Hounds sweep WPAC crowns

EAST BEND — Just call it a clean sweep for North Surry.The Greyhounds captured the boys’ and girls’ Western Piedmont Athletic Confer...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Forbush girls hold off SC for Finals berth

Forbush girls hold off SC for Finals berth

EAST BEND — The Lady Falcons of Forbush pulled away for a 61-54 semifinal win over Surry Central in Thursday night’s semifinal of the West...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Hounds flirt with 100, reach final

Hounds flirt with 100, reach final

EAST BEND — The North Surry boys rolled past county rival Surry Central on Wednesday night at Forbush High School by a score of 96-57 and will a...

February 16th, 2017 updated: February 16th, 2017. |  


Dunn, Peña advance at state finals

GREENSBORO — The state wrestling championships began on Thursday for the six local wrestlers who are competing in the 2A portion of the meet at ...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Lady Hounds roll into WPAC final

Lady Hounds roll into WPAC final

EAST BEND — North Surry posted a 57-point first half on Wednesday night and opened up the third quarter with a running clock as they defeated th...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Bears down scrappy Bishop, head to final

Bears down scrappy Bishop, head to final

If Wednesday night’s semifinal game of the Northwest 1A Conference Tournament was Mount Airy’s last encounter with Bishop McGuinness this ...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Both Hound teams in WPAC final

EAST BEND — The semifinals and finals of the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference tournament are being held at Forbush High School, but the even...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Lady Cards fourth at state swim finals

Lady Cards fourth at state swim finals

Things haven’t been this good for East Surry girls’ swimming in 14 years.The Lady Cardinals didn’t have quite the same star power as...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Red-hot Sawyers dooms East Surry

Red-hot Sawyers dooms East Surry

When Shaunae Sawyers emerged from the Mount Airy locker room, several of her friends had the same question: “How many did you have?”The 5&...

February 14th, 2017 updated: February 14th, 2017. |  


No. 2 Phoenix burns Cards

No. 2 Phoenix burns Cards

East Surry knew it would need everything to go its way in order to knock of a Winston-Salem Prep team ranked second in the state’s latest NCprep...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Eagles down Forbush, advance to semis

Eagles down Forbush, advance to semis

DOBSON — Surry Central’s boys’ basketball team won’t know until the weekend if it will return to the NCHSAA 2A state playoffs ...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Lady Eagles start slow, then roll

Lady Eagles start slow, then roll

DOBSON — It admittedly took some time for the Surry Central girls’ basketball team to find its stride while playing an unusual Monday even...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Lady Cards come alive late, advance

Lady Cards come alive late, advance

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The East Surry girls hosted and defeated the North Stokes Vikings during the first round of the Northwest 1A basketball confere...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Cardinals rally for 66-65 victory

Cardinals rally for 66-65 victory

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Opening night of the Northwest 1A Conference Tournament at East Surry High School pitted two teams who each carried a 6-6 leagu...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Fields for conference tournaments set

The fields for this week’s basketball conference tournaments in both the Northwest and Western Piedmont Athletic conferences were set following ...

February 11th, 2017 |  


Bears send nine grapplers to finals

SPARTA — On the mats, Mount Airy’s wrestling team was just one point shy of eventually 1A state dual-team champion Robbinsville when the t...

February 11th, 2017 |  


Eagles split on Senior Night

Eagles split on Senior Night

DOBSON — For a time, it looked like Surry Central might wind down its regular season with an upset of West Stokes, the state’s ninth-ranke...

February 11th, 2017 |  


Eagles and Bears take indoor titles

Eagles and Bears take indoor titles

WINSTON-SALEM — The weekend’s state 1A/2A indoor track championships yielded yet more hardware for local standouts Gabriel King, Daniel Al...

February 11th, 2017 |  


Lady Hounds don’t share

Lady Hounds don’t share

No sharing.Forbush’s girls’ basketball team entered Friday night’s showdown with North Surry in possession of an impressive 20-3 ove...

February 10th, 2017 |  


Hounds leave no doubt

Hounds leave no doubt

Senior Night at North Surry High School was intended as a celebration of, and a victory lap for, the nine seniors who have formed the core of six diff...

February 10th, 2017 updated: February 11th, 2017. |  


Bears rout Atkins, secure No. 2 spot

WINSTON-SALEM — Mount Airy’s three double-digit scoring quarters helped earn the Granite Bears the last win of their conference regular se...

February 9th, 2017 |  


Atkins trips Lady Bears in finale

Atkins trips Lady Bears in finale

WINSTON-SALEM — The Mount Airy girls narrowly fell to Atkins on Thursday night, and although the game was a highly intense and low-scoring game,...

February 9th, 2017 |  


Another first for Lowe

Another first for Lowe

PILOT MOUNTAIN — For the last four years, Mary Jo Lowe has been more or less like any other high school student in the area. At least until she ...

February 9th, 2017 |  


Eagles down Forbush, end slide

EAST BEND — Surry Central’s boys’ basketball team got itself back on track Tuesday night, ending a three-game losing streak against ...

February 8th, 2017 |  


Lady Hounds rout South Stokes

WALNUT COVE — The Lady Greyhounds’ defense held the South Stokes Sauras to single-digit scoring in every quarter for the second time this ...

February 8th, 2017 |