Year in Photos: Winter


By Cory Smith - [email protected]



East Surry senior Mikki Nunn helped the Lady Cards capture yet another conference championship in 2018. Nunn also placed seventh in the 100 backstroke and 200 medley relay in the state championship meet.


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North Surry’s Bailey Singleton competes in the women’s 100 butterfly.


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The Mount Airy Lady Bears stoop atop the mountain once again by winning their second 1A State Championship in a row. The Bears crushed Pamlico 69-32 in the championship game.


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The East Surry Lady Cardinals swim team dominated the Northwest 1A Conference Meet by winning all 11 events.


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Mount Airy's Lindley Williams and East Surry's Hadly Tucker compete in the girls 200 freestyle.


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Nick Bryant of North Surry competing in the 500 freestyle in a match against Surry Central and East Surry.


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Mount Airy's Darius Walker competing in the men's 500 freestyle.


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Sierra Best of Mount Airy touches the wall to finish the 200 individual medley.


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Surry Central's Sarah Collins take a break to breath in the 100 backstroke.


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Surry Central seniors (left to right) Angel Rayo, Abigail Lambert, and Austin Poplin are honored before their final lap as Golden Eagles.


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East Surry’s Mitchell Edwards finished the 2017-2018 season with his second straight bronze medal at 195.


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Austin Tumbarello takes down East Surry’s Nathan Cox in the 160 pound bout. Tumbarello earned a fourth-place finish at the state meet.


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East Surry’s Morgan East grapples with his opponents in the 285-pound match against Bishop McGuinness. East went on to finish fourth in the division at the state meet.


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Mount Airy’s Chris Butera won the NCHSAA 1A West Regional title at 152 pounds before winning bronze in the state championship


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The only representative of Surry Central at the State Meet, Forrest Antwine claimed a fifth place finish at 182 pounds.


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Austin Vernon of East Surry prepares to slam his opponent in the consolation match at 106 pounds, in which Vernon won 14-3.


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North Surry’s Avery Simmons was one of five Greyhound seniors that led the team to a 10th straight WPAC Championship.


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Sammy McMillian of North Surry forces Surry Central’s Brandon Sanchez in to the mat in their 170 pound match in the cross-county clash.


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North Surry’s Ryan Eldridge was one of three Surry County athletes to win an individual state title in indoor track this past winter. Eldridge won gold in shot put, while Surry Central’s Sarah Brown dominated the pole vault and Mount Airy’s Kathlyn Mauck did so in the high jump.


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East Surry's Caleb Hearn absorbs goes for a layup with contact while Mount Airy's Jeremiah Rosser tries to draw a charge.


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Brandon Norman stays true to his Golden Eagle roots as he ascends for a monster block.


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North Surry's Carson Draughn contests a shot from Mount Airy's Caleb Arrington.


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Evan Marion of North Surry attacks the baseline against Mount Airy's Ryan Graham.


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East Surry's Bethany Clayton led the Lady Cardinals in points, rebounds, and assists per game this past year.


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Claire Via drives past Mount Airy's Bailey Flippen.


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Katlyn Creed fires a 3-pointer against a rival Mount Airy squad.


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Mikaela Johnson averaged a double double for the Lady Greyhounds this past season.


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Part two 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.

As the weather moved to lower and lower digits, Surry County sports moved from the field to the court/mat/pool. The dominance only increased as the county saw its first state championship team of the year. A number of indiviuals in indoor track, swimming, and wrestling medaled in their respective state championships.

East Surry senior Mikki Nunn helped the Lady Cards capture yet another conference championship in 2018. Nunn also placed seventh in the 100 backstroke and 200 medley relay in the state championship meet.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_3.jpgEast Surry senior Mikki Nunn helped the Lady Cards capture yet another conference championship in 2018. Nunn also placed seventh in the 100 backstroke and 200 medley relay in the state championship meet. Cory Smith | The News

North Surry’s Bailey Singleton competes in the women’s 100 butterfly.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_swim3.jpgNorth Surry’s Bailey Singleton competes in the women’s 100 butterfly. Cory Smith | The News

The Mount Airy Lady Bears stoop atop the mountain once again by winning their second 1A State Championship in a row. The Bears crushed Pamlico 69-32 in the championship game.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_web1_DSC_0382.jpgThe Mount Airy Lady Bears stoop atop the mountain once again by winning their second 1A State Championship in a row. The Bears crushed Pamlico 69-32 in the championship game. John Cate | The News

The East Surry Lady Cardinals swim team dominated the Northwest 1A Conference Meet by winning all 11 events.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_web1_DSC_0658-1-.jpgThe East Surry Lady Cardinals swim team dominated the Northwest 1A Conference Meet by winning all 11 events. John Cate | The News

Mount Airy’s Lindley Williams and East Surry’s Hadly Tucker compete in the girls 200 freestyle.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_web1_DSC_0594.jpgMount Airy’s Lindley Williams and East Surry’s Hadly Tucker compete in the girls 200 freestyle.John Cate | The News

Nick Bryant of North Surry competing in the 500 freestyle in a match against Surry Central and East Surry.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_web1_0292l.jpgNick Bryant of North Surry competing in the 500 freestyle in a match against Surry Central and East Surry.John Cate | The News

Mount Airy’s Darius Walker competing in the men’s 500 freestyle.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_web1_2.jpgMount Airy’s Darius Walker competing in the men’s 500 freestyle.Cory Smith | The News

Sierra Best of Mount Airy touches the wall to finish the 200 individual medley.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_web1_DSC_0608.jpgSierra Best of Mount Airy touches the wall to finish the 200 individual medley.John Cate | The News

Surry Central’s Sarah Collins take a break to breath in the 100 backstroke.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_web1_0337.jpgSurry Central’s Sarah Collins take a break to breath in the 100 backstroke.John Cate | The News

Surry Central seniors (left to right) Angel Rayo, Abigail Lambert, and Austin Poplin are honored before their final lap as Golden Eagles.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_web1_teamsc.jpgSurry Central seniors (left to right) Angel Rayo, Abigail Lambert, and Austin Poplin are honored before their final lap as Golden Eagles. Cory Smith | The News

East Surry’s Mitchell Edwards finished the 2017-2018 season with his second straight bronze medal at 195.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_0328.jpgEast Surry’s Mitchell Edwards finished the 2017-2018 season with his second straight bronze medal at 195. Cory Smith | The News

Austin Tumbarello takes down East Surry’s Nathan Cox in the 160 pound bout. Tumbarello earned a fourth-place finish at the state meet.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_0186.jpgAustin Tumbarello takes down East Surry’s Nathan Cox in the 160 pound bout. Tumbarello earned a fourth-place finish at the state meet. Cory Smith | The News

East Surry’s Morgan East grapples with his opponents in the 285-pound match against Bishop McGuinness. East went on to finish fourth in the division at the state meet.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_0359.jpgEast Surry’s Morgan East grapples with his opponents in the 285-pound match against Bishop McGuinness. East went on to finish fourth in the division at the state meet. Cory Smith | The News

Mount Airy’s Chris Butera won the NCHSAA 1A West Regional title at 152 pounds before winning bronze in the state championship
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_web1_DSC_0081.jpgMount Airy’s Chris Butera won the NCHSAA 1A West Regional title at 152 pounds before winning bronze in the state championship John Cate | The News

The only representative of Surry Central at the State Meet, Forrest Antwine claimed a fifth place finish at 182 pounds.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_web1_2a182DSC_0575.jpgThe only representative of Surry Central at the State Meet, Forrest Antwine claimed a fifth place finish at 182 pounds. John Cate | The News

Austin Vernon of East Surry prepares to slam his opponent in the consolation match at 106 pounds, in which Vernon won 14-3.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_web1_1a106DSC_0393.jpgAustin Vernon of East Surry prepares to slam his opponent in the consolation match at 106 pounds, in which Vernon won 14-3. John Cate | The News

North Surry’s Avery Simmons was one of five Greyhound seniors that led the team to a 10th straight WPAC Championship.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_web1_avery.jpgNorth Surry’s Avery Simmons was one of five Greyhound seniors that led the team to a 10th straight WPAC Championship. John Cate | The News

Sammy McMillian of North Surry forces Surry Central’s Brandon Sanchez in to the mat in their 170 pound match in the cross-county clash.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_web1_DSC_0539.jpgSammy McMillian of North Surry forces Surry Central’s Brandon Sanchez in to the mat in their 170 pound match in the cross-county clash.John Cate | The News

North Surry’s Ryan Eldridge was one of three Surry County athletes to win an individual state title in indoor track this past winter. Eldridge won gold in shot put, while Surry Central’s Sarah Brown dominated the pole vault and Mount Airy’s Kathlyn Mauck did so in the high jump.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_web1_Eldridge-1.jpgNorth Surry’s Ryan Eldridge was one of three Surry County athletes to win an individual state title in indoor track this past winter. Eldridge won gold in shot put, while Surry Central’s Sarah Brown dominated the pole vault and Mount Airy’s Kathlyn Mauck did so in the high jump. Submitted Photo

East Surry’s Caleb Hearn absorbs goes for a layup with contact while Mount Airy’s Jeremiah Rosser tries to draw a charge.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_4.jpgEast Surry’s Caleb Hearn absorbs goes for a layup with contact while Mount Airy’s Jeremiah Rosser tries to draw a charge.Cory Smith | The News

Brandon Norman stays true to his Golden Eagle roots as he ascends for a monster block.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_cc.jpgBrandon Norman stays true to his Golden Eagle roots as he ascends for a monster block. Cory Smith | The News

North Surry’s Carson Draughn contests a shot from Mount Airy’s Caleb Arrington.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_0620.jpgNorth Surry’s Carson Draughn contests a shot from Mount Airy’s Caleb Arrington.Cory Smith | The News

Evan Marion of North Surry attacks the baseline against Mount Airy’s Ryan Graham.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_0531.jpgEvan Marion of North Surry attacks the baseline against Mount Airy’s Ryan Graham.Cory Smith | The News

East Surry’s Bethany Clayton led the Lady Cardinals in points, rebounds, and assists per game this past year.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_4-2-.jpgEast Surry’s Bethany Clayton led the Lady Cardinals in points, rebounds, and assists per game this past year.Cory Smith | The News

Claire Via drives past Mount Airy’s Bailey Flippen.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_0373.jpgClaire Via drives past Mount Airy’s Bailey Flippen.Cory Smith | The News

Katlyn Creed fires a 3-pointer against a rival Mount Airy squad.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_0718.jpgKatlyn Creed fires a 3-pointer against a rival Mount Airy squad. Cory Smith | The News

Mikaela Johnson averaged a double double for the Lady Greyhounds this past season.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_a3.jpgMikaela Johnson averaged a double double for the Lady Greyhounds this past season.Cory Smith | The News

Joley Cabe surveys the court before firing a 3-pointer.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_DSC_0251-2-.jpgJoley Cabe surveys the court before firing a 3-pointer.Cory Smith | The News

Mount Airy’s Emma Hall prepares for a shot.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_f.jpgMount Airy’s Emma Hall prepares for a shot.Cory Smith | The News

Dasia Lambert attacks the basket as the only freshman in East Surry’s starting lineup.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_w3.jpgDasia Lambert attacks the basket as the only freshman in East Surry’s starting lineup. Cory Smith | The News

Carlie Via speeds past a West Stokes defender in the WPAC Tournament.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_1-2-.jpgCarlie Via speeds past a West Stokes defender in the WPAC Tournament.Cory Smith | The News

Jo Snow lets a 3-pointer fly against East Surry.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_1-1.jpgJo Snow lets a 3-pointer fly against East Surry. Cory Smith | The News

Surry Central’s Blake Woods fakes out a defender.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_9good.jpgSurry Central’s Blake Woods fakes out a defender.Cory Smith | The News

The East Surry Cardinals celebrate an upset victory over Mount Airy.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_1good.jpgThe East Surry Cardinals celebrate an upset victory over Mount Airy. Cory Smith | The News

North Surry’s Hannah Moxley draws contact on a layup in a Lady Hounds’ playoff game.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_2good.jpgNorth Surry’s Hannah Moxley draws contact on a layup in a Lady Hounds’ playoff game.Cory Smith | The News

Quinn Walker of North Surry hoists East Surry’s Adrian Caro in their 138-pound weight class battle.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_3good.jpgQuinn Walker of North Surry hoists East Surry’s Adrian Caro in their 138-pound weight class battle. Cory Smith | The News

Colby Guy lets out a battle cry during a basketball game.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_4good.jpgColby Guy lets out a battle cry during a basketball game.Cory Smith | The News

Tiana Shuff finishes after stealing the ball from Wilkes Central.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_5good.jpgTiana Shuff finishes after stealing the ball from Wilkes Central. Cory Smith | The News

Nick Badgett splits a pair of defenders for a Greyhound basket.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_6good.jpgNick Badgett splits a pair of defenders for a Greyhound basket. Cory Smith | The News

Quincy Smith is appalled by the unique strategy of the opposing team on a free throw.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_7good.jpgQuincy Smith is appalled by the unique strategy of the opposing team on a free throw. Cory Smith | The News

Surry Central’s Martin Palacios jumps into a defender as he shoots a layup.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_8good.jpgSurry Central’s Martin Palacios jumps into a defender as he shoots a layup. Cory Smith | The News

By Cory Smith

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