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Jeff Linville

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North Surry nearly beat West Stokes for a share of first place in the Western Piedmont Conference.
The Greyhounds fell 5-4 to the Wildcats, coming close in a singles match and a doubles match.
Coach Drew Belton said he thought his team played extremely well, especially considering it was the third match in three days for the Hounds.
“Back-

Hounds lose 5-4

North Surry nearly beat West Stokes for a share of first place in the Western Piedmont Conference. The Greyhounds fell 5-4 to the Wildcats, coming close in a singles match and a doubles match. Coach Drew Belton said he thought his team played extremely well, especially considering it was the third match in three days for the Hounds. “Back-

Surry Central's Daniel Alvarez pulls away for a win in the 400 meters.
Surry Central's Chase Boone clears a hurdle with Tyler Fitzgerald coming up behind him.
Central's Danny Mata cruises across the finish line for the win in the 1600 meters.
By Jeff Linville
jlinville@civitasmedia.com

Surry Central's Daniel Alvarez pulls away for a win in the 400 meters. Surry Central's Chase Boone clears a hurdle with Tyler Fitzgerald coming up behind him. Central's Danny Mata cruises across the finish line for the win in the 1600 meters. By Jeff Linville jlinville@civitasmedia.com

DOBSON — Members of Surry Central's football team got a nice surprise earlier this week, as one of 23 schools selected by the Carolina Panthers to receive a uniform grant.
The Golden Eagles were awarded 60 pairs of the Panthers' game-worn and practice-worn pants.
The packages consist of white, silver and black game pants and white practice

Eagles receive uniform grant

DOBSON — Members of Surry Central's football team got a nice surprise earlier this week, as one of 23 schools selected by the Carolina Panthers to receive a uniform grant. The Golden Eagles were awarded 60 pairs of the Panthers' game-worn and practice-worn pants. The packages consist of white, silver and black game pants and white practice

North Surry's tennis team won its second-straight match, defeating East Surry 7-2 on Wednesday.
The Greyhounds lost their first two matches of the season, but have bounced back with wins over Forbush and the Cardinals.
“It's good to get a couple of wins,” said coach Drew Belton. Hopefully that will provide some confidence going into a

Hound netters win 2nd straight match

North Surry's tennis team won its second-straight match, defeating East Surry 7-2 on Wednesday. The Greyhounds lost their first two matches of the season, but have bounced back with wins over Forbush and the Cardinals. “It's good to get a couple of wins,” said coach Drew Belton. Hopefully that will provide some confidence going into a

East Surry broke a scoreless tie midway through the first half and went on to defeat North Surry 3-0 in Wednesday's soccer action.
Asked how his Lady Cardinals broke through the Greyhounds' defense, coach Bill Hart said, “Persistence. We just kept plugging away. We tried to keep pressure on North Surry's back line. We tried to keep them pinn

Lady Cards soar over Hounds 3-0

East Surry broke a scoreless tie midway through the first half and went on to defeat North Surry 3-0 in Wednesday's soccer action. Asked how his Lady Cardinals broke through the Greyhounds' defense, coach Bill Hart said, “Persistence. We just kept plugging away. We tried to keep pressure on North Surry's back line. We tried to keep them pinn

Surry Central's Garrett Durham rips a two-run double at East Wilkes in a 9-4 win.
Surry Central's Silas Hutson pitches against East Wilkes in a 9-4 win.
Central's Noah Wilmoth sprints for third as East Wilkes' Chandler Bare catches the roller at short.

Surry Central's Garrett Durham rips a two-run double at East Wilkes in a 9-4 win. Surry Central's Silas Hutson pitches against East Wilkes in a 9-4 win. Central's Noah Wilmoth sprints for third as East Wilkes' Chandler Bare catches the roller at short.

Golden Eagles fall one short of Wildcats

DOBSON — Surry Central fell to West Stokes 5-4 in Tuesday's tennis match. After besting North Surry 6-3 last week, the Golden Eagles were tied with the Wildcats atop the Western Piedmont Conference standings. The Wildcats took the top four spots, but the Eagles showed their heart, taking the bottom two slots and then the first two doubles m

The Greyhounds swept Forbush in singles and doubles to clinch a Western Piedmont tennis win Tuesday.
North Surry needed a third-set tiebreaker to keep the perfect streak going in singles, but Mason Taylor came through 10-3 for the sixth win on Court Four.
Forbush played Surry Central the day before, and Eagles coach Mark Parsons noted how improve

Greyhounds down Falcons

The Greyhounds swept Forbush in singles and doubles to clinch a Western Piedmont tennis win Tuesday. North Surry needed a third-set tiebreaker to keep the perfect streak going in singles, but Mason Taylor came through 10-3 for the sixth win on Court Four. Forbush played Surry Central the day before, and Eagles coach Mark Parsons noted how improve

Surry County native Brooklyn Gammons competed in the Elks Hoop Shoot Regional Semifinals, in Frederick, Maryland, last week. The Franklin Elementary student took first place in her 8-9 age group, hitting 20-25 free throws. She will now be competing in the national Hoop Shoot finals in Springfield, Massachusetts, on April 18 against 11 other regiona

Surry County native Brooklyn Gammons competed in the Elks Hoop Shoot Regional Semifinals, in Frederick, Maryland, last week. The Franklin Elementary student took first place in her 8-9 age group, hitting 20-25 free throws. She will now be competing in the national Hoop Shoot finals in Springfield, Massachusetts, on April 18 against 11 other regiona

EAST BEND — Surry Central swept singles and beat Forbush 8-1 in Monday's conference match.
The Golden Eagles evened their season record at 2-2 and improved to 2-0 in the Western Piedmont Conference. Central defeated rival North Surry 6-3 last week.
Last year, the Eagles dominated the Falcons in two matches, but head coach Mark Parsons said

Eagles down Falcons 8-1

EAST BEND — Surry Central swept singles and beat Forbush 8-1 in Monday's conference match. The Golden Eagles evened their season record at 2-2 and improved to 2-0 in the Western Piedmont Conference. Central defeated rival North Surry 6-3 last week. Last year, the Eagles dominated the Falcons in two matches, but head coach Mark Parsons said

DOBSON — The Lady Eagles jumped out to a hot start, but couldn't close out the win against West Wilkes.
Surry Central led 5-0 after two innings, then the Lady Blackhawks changed pitchers, and Central didn't score again in a 7-5 loss in eight innings.
Junior Emily Visnic caught up with the softball team after taking part in a track and field

Eagles fall 7-5 in extra innings

DOBSON — The Lady Eagles jumped out to a hot start, but couldn't close out the win against West Wilkes. Surry Central led 5-0 after two innings, then the Lady Blackhawks changed pitchers, and Central didn't score again in a 7-5 loss in eight innings. Junior Emily Visnic caught up with the softball team after taking part in a track and field

DOBSON — Surry Central broke a 1-1 tie to hand Mount Airy its first soccer loss of the season.
The Lady Eagles kept the ball on the Lady Bears' side of the field for much of the first 23 minutes of the second half.
The Bears tried to post a matching score a few times over the final 16 minutes, but couldn't convert.
Central committed a foul

Valle lifts Eagles over Bears

DOBSON — Surry Central broke a 1-1 tie to hand Mount Airy its first soccer loss of the season. The Lady Eagles kept the ball on the Lady Bears' side of the field for much of the first 23 minutes of the second half. The Bears tried to post a matching score a few times over the final 16 minutes, but couldn't convert. Central committed a foul

Five local players have been named to the All-District basketball teams, announced by the N.C. Basketball Coaches Association.
Two boys were named to the District 11 first team, while one girl made the second team and two others the third team.
The chairmen for District 11 are Wilkes Central's Matt Hagaman for the boys and Ashe County's Laura Fos

Hoops stars make all-district

Five local players have been named to the All-District basketball teams, announced by the N.C. Basketball Coaches Association. Two boys were named to the District 11 first team, while one girl made the second team and two others the third team. The chairmen for District 11 are Wilkes Central's Matt Hagaman for the boys and Ashe County's Laura Fos

Three local players made the first team of the Northwest All-Conference girls basketball team.
Winston-Salem Prep won the 1A state title over the weekend and had four players make the first team and two more make honorable mention.
Prep's Eugene Love was named Northwest coach of the year. From Atkins, Armani Hampton was named Northwest player of

NW team picks 3 locals

Three local players made the first team of the Northwest All-Conference girls basketball team. Winston-Salem Prep won the 1A state title over the weekend and had four players make the first team and two more make honorable mention. Prep's Eugene Love was named Northwest coach of the year. From Atkins, Armani Hampton was named Northwest player of

East Surry's Carson Long leads five local basketball players on the Northwest All-Conference Team.
Long is the second straight Cardinal to take the NW player of the year award, following Scott Meredith last season.
“Carson, he's been on varsity since he was a sophomore and he's just grown and grown every year,” said coach Jason Anders

East's Long wins player of year

East Surry's Carson Long leads five local basketball players on the Northwest All-Conference Team. Long is the second straight Cardinal to take the NW player of the year award, following Scott Meredith last season. “Carson, he's been on varsity since he was a sophomore and he's just grown and grown every year,” said coach Jason Anders

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Missing several starters, East Surry finished last in a five-school golf match on Monday.
West Stokes hosted the match at Pilot Knob Park that also included Alleghany, Bishop McGuinness and South Stokes.
East's Jack Edwards and Brock Jessup each shot 42, good enough to make the top 10, but some of the others who were expect

Short-handed Cards struggle

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Missing several starters, East Surry finished last in a five-school golf match on Monday. West Stokes hosted the match at Pilot Knob Park that also included Alleghany, Bishop McGuinness and South Stokes. East's Jack Edwards and Brock Jessup each shot 42, good enough to make the top 10, but some of the others who were expect

RONDA — Dillon Shew and Matthew Philley rallied to win at No. 1 doubles to seal East Wilkes' 5-4 win over Wilkes Central in a key Mountain Valley Athletic Conference match Thursday.
“Tonight was fun,” East coach Aaron Simmons said. “It was pretty high drama.”
The two teams split the six singles matches, leaving it 3-

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RONDA — Dillon Shew and Matthew Philley rallied to win at No. 1 doubles to seal East Wilkes' 5-4 win over Wilkes Central in a key Mountain Valley Athletic Conference match Thursday. “Tonight was fun,” East coach Aaron Simmons said. “It was pretty high drama.” The two teams split the six singles matches, leaving it 3-

Former North Surry star Malaya Johnson has earned another honor for her freshman year at Elon College.
The 6-foot-2 PF/C and a teammate have both been named to the All-Rookie Team for the Colonial Athletic Association.
Johnson was player of the year in both volleyball and basketball for the Western Piedmont Conference.
At Elon, Johnson had to wo

North's Johnson receives freshman honor

Former North Surry star Malaya Johnson has earned another honor for her freshman year at Elon College. The 6-foot-2 PF/C and a teammate have both been named to the All-Rookie Team for the Colonial Athletic Association. Johnson was player of the year in both volleyball and basketball for the Western Piedmont Conference. At Elon, Johnson had to wo

WALNUT COVE — The Lady Bears took first place in Thursday's track opener, while the boys' squad was second in the four-school meet.
The girls scored 88 points to South Stokes' 68, taking control of both the sprint and distance events.
The boys trailed South Stokes 79 to 69, with most of their points coming in sprint and relay events.
Girls

Lady Bears 1st, boys 2nd in meet

WALNUT COVE — The Lady Bears took first place in Thursday's track opener, while the boys' squad was second in the four-school meet. The girls scored 88 points to South Stokes' 68, taking control of both the sprint and distance events. The boys trailed South Stokes 79 to 69, with most of their points coming in sprint and relay events. Girls

RALEIGH — Mount Airy three-sport athlete Andrew Moore has received the Heart of a Champion award from the N.C. High School Athletic Association.
Moore, an all-conference selection in both football and wrestling, is currently playing for the Bears' baseball team.
Wrestling coach Cody Atkins said he nominated Andrew for the award, which the N

Bears' Moore gets NCHSAA award

RALEIGH — Mount Airy three-sport athlete Andrew Moore has received the Heart of a Champion award from the N.C. High School Athletic Association. Moore, an all-conference selection in both football and wrestling, is currently playing for the Bears' baseball team. Wrestling coach Cody Atkins said he nominated Andrew for the award, which the N





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