Year in Photos: Fall

Cory Smith - csmith@mtairynews.com
North Surry's Camille Cartwright hits the ball with banners of volleyball greatness looming in the background. The Lady Hounds finished the season 29-2, reaching the 2A Western Regional Final. - Cory Smith | The News
The East Surry girls tennis team left no doubt that it belonged in the state championship by defeating county foe Bishop McGuinness in the Western Regional Final. - Submitted Photo
Surry Central's top seed Hannah Porter led the Lady Eagles to another perfect conference record, even taking part in the school's 50th consecutive conference win. - Cory Smith | The News
Fly Eagles fly. Surry Central's Riley Templeton soars for a header. - - Cory Smith | The News
East Surry's Stephen Gosnell celebrates a touchdown against the rival Granite Bears. - - Cory Smith | The News
Surry Central's Tanner Boone nearly forces an interception. - - Cory Smith | The News
Mount Airy soccer made history this season with a final record of 23-2-1. Both losses came at the hands of the eventual state champion, Bishop McGuinness. - - Cory Smith | The News
Mount Airy made headlines by returning to the 1AA State Championship Game. - - Cory Smith | The News
Mount Airy's Ian Holder prevents a touchdown pass at the last possible second - - Cory Smith | The News
Martin Palacios did it all for Surry Central this year. Palacios was used in all three phases of the game. - - Cory Smith | The News
Two North Surry soccer players play a friendly game of Rock, Paper, Scissors to determine who will take a free kick. - - Cory Smith | The News
Simon Cawley ignores the cold to cheer on the Granite Bears. - - Cory Smith | The News
East Surry made history by hosting their first ever Cross Country meet in October. Nicholas Montgomery is seen here about to cross the finish line. - - Cory Smith | The News
East Surry's volleyball team finished 26-3 with another conference championship in 2017. - - Cory Smith | The News
Bryan Valadez shows his karate skills during a soccer match for Mount Airy. - - Cory Smith | The News

Part one of a three-part series that reviews the Surry County sports year one season at a time. These pictures captured the excitement and electricity of athletics at North Surry, East Surry, Surry Central, and Mount Airy High Schools.

Fall sports signified new beginnings. Fresh faces made their high-school debuts, while other established programs made a run at the state title. The fall of 2017 showed the state just how talented schools in Surry County are. Multiple teams made it deep into the state playoffs in soccer, volleyball, tennis, and football. Here are some of the best moments, athletes, and teams from the fall.

North Surry’s Camille Cartwright hits the ball with banners of volleyball greatness looming in the background. The Lady Hounds finished the season 29-2, reaching the 2A Western Regional Final.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_VB3.jpgNorth Surry’s Camille Cartwright hits the ball with banners of volleyball greatness looming in the background. The Lady Hounds finished the season 29-2, reaching the 2A Western Regional Final.Cory Smith | The News

The East Surry girls tennis team left no doubt that it belonged in the state championship by defeating county foe Bishop McGuinness in the Western Regional Final.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_team.jpegThe East Surry girls tennis team left no doubt that it belonged in the state championship by defeating county foe Bishop McGuinness in the Western Regional Final.Submitted Photo

Surry Central’s top seed Hannah Porter led the Lady Eagles to another perfect conference record, even taking part in the school’s 50th consecutive conference win.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_SCT1.jpgSurry Central’s top seed Hannah Porter led the Lady Eagles to another perfect conference record, even taking part in the school’s 50th consecutive conference win.Cory Smith | The News

Fly Eagles fly. Surry Central’s Riley Templeton soars for a header.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_second11.jpgFly Eagles fly. Surry Central’s Riley Templeton soars for a header.Cory Smith | The News

East Surry’s Stephen Gosnell celebrates a touchdown against the rival Granite Bears.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_ooopp.jpgEast Surry’s Stephen Gosnell celebrates a touchdown against the rival Granite Bears.Cory Smith | The News

Surry Central’s Tanner Boone nearly forces an interception.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_k.jpgSurry Central’s Tanner Boone nearly forces an interception.Cory Smith | The News

Mount Airy soccer made history this season with a final record of 23-2-1. Both losses came at the hands of the eventual state champion, Bishop McGuinness.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_mash1.jpgMount Airy soccer made history this season with a final record of 23-2-1. Both losses came at the hands of the eventual state champion, Bishop McGuinness.Cory Smith | The News

Mount Airy made headlines by returning to the 1AA State Championship Game.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_massh1.jpgMount Airy made headlines by returning to the 1AA State Championship Game.Cory Smith | The News

Mount Airy’s Ian Holder prevents a touchdown pass at the last possible second
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_DSC_0415.jpgMount Airy’s Ian Holder prevents a touchdown pass at the last possible secondCory Smith | The News

Martin Palacios did it all for Surry Central this year. Palacios was used in all three phases of the game.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_DSC_0899.jpgMartin Palacios did it all for Surry Central this year. Palacios was used in all three phases of the game.Cory Smith | The News

Two North Surry soccer players play a friendly game of Rock, Paper, Scissors to determine who will take a free kick.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_DSC_0504.jpgTwo North Surry soccer players play a friendly game of Rock, Paper, Scissors to determine who will take a free kick.Cory Smith | The News

Simon Cawley ignores the cold to cheer on the Granite Bears.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_DSC_0393.jpgSimon Cawley ignores the cold to cheer on the Granite Bears.Cory Smith | The News

East Surry made history by hosting their first ever Cross Country meet in October. Nicholas Montgomery is seen here about to cross the finish line.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_DSC_0298.jpgEast Surry made history by hosting their first ever Cross Country meet in October. Nicholas Montgomery is seen here about to cross the finish line.Cory Smith | The News

East Surry’s volleyball team finished 26-3 with another conference championship in 2017.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_DSC_0390.jpgEast Surry’s volleyball team finished 26-3 with another conference championship in 2017.Cory Smith | The News

Bryan Valadez shows his karate skills during a soccer match for Mount Airy.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_DSC_0069.jpgBryan Valadez shows his karate skills during a soccer match for Mount Airy.Cory Smith | The News

Mount Airy QB Ian Holder brushes off a defender for a rushing touchdown.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_DSC_0122.jpgMount Airy QB Ian Holder brushes off a defender for a rushing touchdown.Cory Smith | The News

The storybook season for Mount Airy soccer ended in crushing fashion, as illustrated here by Jackson Tumbarello.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_DSC_0187.jpgThe storybook season for Mount Airy soccer ended in crushing fashion, as illustrated here by Jackson Tumbarello.Cory Smith | The News

East Surry’s Gonzalo Chavez takes a free kick against Mount Airy.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_DSC_0207-2-.jpgEast Surry’s Gonzalo Chavez takes a free kick against Mount Airy.Cory Smith | The News

North Surry sported its best football team in nearly two decades in 2017, largely in part to coach Danny Lyons, seen here with his family
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_0299-2-.jpgNorth Surry sported its best football team in nearly two decades in 2017, largely in part to coach Danny Lyons, seen here with his familyCory Smith | The News

Bethany Clayton nearly flies out of the gym for a kill in the conference championship game.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_AAA2-2-.jpgBethany Clayton nearly flies out of the gym for a kill in the conference championship game.Cory Smith | The News

Surry Central’s Axel Rangel and East Surry’s Seth Lowe fight for an aerial 50-50 ball.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_Axel2.jpgSurry Central’s Axel Rangel and East Surry’s Seth Lowe fight for an aerial 50-50 ball.Cory Smith | The News

Mount Airy’s Madeline Mayfield earned co-player of the year honors in volleyball with East Surry’s Bethany Clayton.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_DSC_0019.jpgMount Airy’s Madeline Mayfield earned co-player of the year honors in volleyball with East Surry’s Bethany Clayton.Cory Smith | The News

Madison Goins of Surry Central rises for a kill.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_DSC_0052.jpgMadison Goins of Surry Central rises for a kill.Cory Smith | The News

Dixie Fulk hits an acrobatic serve in an absolute barnburner of a match against East Surry.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_alpha.jpgDixie Fulk hits an acrobatic serve in an absolute barnburner of a match against East Surry.Cory Smith | The News

Brooke Hege helped East Surry defeat Mount Airy in the first match of the season.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_1.jpgBrooke Hege helped East Surry defeat Mount Airy in the first match of the season.Cory Smith | The News

North Surry’s Ryan Smith speeds past East Surry defenders for a rushing touchdown against the Cardinals.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_1foot.jpgNorth Surry’s Ryan Smith speeds past East Surry defenders for a rushing touchdown against the Cardinals.Cory Smith | The News

Alyssa Cox led the Lady Bears to a perfect conference record in 2017.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_2-4-.jpgAlyssa Cox led the Lady Bears to a perfect conference record in 2017.Cory Smith | The News

Austin Pardue throws a stiff arm against North Surry.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_2.jpgAustin Pardue throws a stiff arm against North Surry.Cory Smith | The News

Nick Badgett escapes coverage and catches the ball in the open field.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_3-2-.jpgNick Badgett escapes coverage and catches the ball in the open field.Cory Smith | The News

Cole Richardson of North Surry heads the ball out of danger. Richardson was a stone wall for the Greyhounds defense.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_3-3-.jpgCole Richardson of North Surry heads the ball out of danger. Richardson was a stone wall for the Greyhounds defense.Cory Smith | The News

North Surry’s number one seed Katherine Parsons hits a wicked backhand.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_1-7-.jpgNorth Surry’s number one seed Katherine Parsons hits a wicked backhand.Cory Smith | The News

Surry Central’s Sarah Marion puts her mean face on for a forehand.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_1-4-.jpgSurry Central’s Sarah Marion puts her mean face on for a forehand.Cory Smith | The News

Mount Airy’s Elizabeth Marion played the top-seed for the Lady Bears and helped them to a 7-4 conference record in one of the state’s best tennis conferences.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_1-5-.jpgMount Airy’s Elizabeth Marion played the top-seed for the Lady Bears and helped them to a 7-4 conference record in one of the state’s best tennis conferences.Cory Smith | The News

North Surry’s Alma Rodriguez led the Lady Hounds to many a victory in cross country.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_xc.jpgNorth Surry’s Alma Rodriguez led the Lady Hounds to many a victory in cross country.Cory Smith | The News

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