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Jeff Linville

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MOUNT AIRY — North Surry won its seventh straight game with a 3-2 win over Forbush Thursday night.
The Greyhounds improved to 14-3 and are in a tie with West Stokes atop the Western Piedmont Conference standings.
Chase Chandler went the distance and didn't allow an earned run. Both Forbush runs in the fifth were unearned.
In the first inni

Hounds get 7th straight win

MOUNT AIRY — North Surry won its seventh straight game with a 3-2 win over Forbush Thursday night. The Greyhounds improved to 14-3 and are in a tie with West Stokes atop the Western Piedmont Conference standings. Chase Chandler went the distance and didn't allow an earned run. Both Forbush runs in the fifth were unearned. In the first inni

DOBSON — The Lady Eagles made a good comeback, but the Sauras pulled ahead again for a 6-4 win Friday evening.
South Stokes scored four quick runs, but Surry Central didn't give up.
Pitcher Jessica Doby and her defense kept the Sauras off the scoreboard again through the sixth inning, giving the bats time enough to make up ground.
In the b

Sauras top Eagles in 7th

DOBSON — The Lady Eagles made a good comeback, but the Sauras pulled ahead again for a 6-4 win Friday evening. South Stokes scored four quick runs, but Surry Central didn't give up. Pitcher Jessica Doby and her defense kept the Sauras off the scoreboard again through the sixth inning, giving the bats time enough to make up ground. In the b

Arguing against the dumbest soccer rule

When my daughter signed up for youth soccer, neither of us knew a thing about the sport except you couldn't use your hands. After four seasons of games, I still didn't know a whole lot, except that my daughter was more interested in standing around digging in the dirt than chasing a ball. So when I started covering the sport here five years ago,

MOUNT AIRY — North Surry's Corbin Willard goes for his second-straight conference championship today, and Surry Central's two doubles team will meet in other final today at North Surry.
The two local schools make up five of the six players in the championship round (along with West Stokes' Ethan Elliott).
The Western Piedmont Conference pla

WPAC tennis tournament continues today

MOUNT AIRY — North Surry's Corbin Willard goes for his second-straight conference championship today, and Surry Central's two doubles team will meet in other final today at North Surry. The two local schools make up five of the six players in the championship round (along with West Stokes' Ethan Elliott). The Western Piedmont Conference pla

Forbush's Mallory Choplin scores a run as part of an eight-run explosion in the top of the first in a 15-4 win over North Surry Wednesday in Mount Airy.
Forbush's Savannah Yale hits a hard bouncer to third that the fielder couldn't handle to load the bases in the first inning.

Falcons down North Surry 15-4

Forbush's Mallory Choplin scores a run as part of an eight-run explosion in the top of the first in a 15-4 win over North Surry Wednesday in Mount Airy. Forbush's Savannah Yale hits a hard bouncer to third that the fielder couldn't handle to load the bases in the first inning.

DOBSON — Soccer standout Kelsey Taylor has received Surry Central's athlete of the month award.
For the month of March, Taylor already had score four goals and passed out three assists for the soccer team, playing on the front line.
In announcing the award during halftime of a game this week, athletic director Myles Wilmoth said Taylor was

Kelsey Taylor receives school athlete award

DOBSON — Soccer standout Kelsey Taylor has received Surry Central's athlete of the month award. For the month of March, Taylor already had score four goals and passed out three assists for the soccer team, playing on the front line. In announcing the award during halftime of a game this week, athletic director Myles Wilmoth said Taylor was

North Surry won its seventh straight game with a 3-2 win over Forbush Thursday night.
The Greyhounds improved to 14-3 and are in a tie with West Stokes atop the Western Piedmont Conference standings.
Chase Chandler went the distance and didn't allow an earned run. Both Forbush runs in the fifth were unearned.
In the first inning with one out, th

Hounds get 7th straight win

North Surry won its seventh straight game with a 3-2 win over Forbush Thursday night. The Greyhounds improved to 14-3 and are in a tie with West Stokes atop the Western Piedmont Conference standings. Chase Chandler went the distance and didn't allow an earned run. Both Forbush runs in the fifth were unearned. In the first inning with one out, th

Surry Central and West Stokes were the big winners in the final day of the Western Piedmont Conference Tournament.
The Golden Eagles are sending five players to the 2A regional tournament next weekend, and the Wildcats are sending three after the conference finals and third-place matches Thursday at North Surry.
The doubles final was an all-Centr

Needham, Mosley doubles champs

Surry Central and West Stokes were the big winners in the final day of the Western Piedmont Conference Tournament. The Golden Eagles are sending five players to the 2A regional tournament next weekend, and the Wildcats are sending three after the conference finals and third-place matches Thursday at North Surry. The doubles final was an all-Centr

PILOT MOUNTAIN – East Surry's record-breaking football duo is headed off to N.C. Wesleyan College together.
When as juniors Lucas Koons and J.T. Lichtenberger won offensive player of the year and defensive player of the year respectively, it was the first time in a decade that two Cardinals had won the awards in the same year.
By repeating

Close friends headed to college

PILOT MOUNTAIN – East Surry's record-breaking football duo is headed off to N.C. Wesleyan College together. When as juniors Lucas Koons and J.T. Lichtenberger won offensive player of the year and defensive player of the year respectively, it was the first time in a decade that two Cardinals had won the awards in the same year. By repeating

Kaitlyn Sullivan (4) relieves after the Falcons put up eight runs in the first inning. Forbush went on to take a 15-4 win, powered by 18 hits and helped by five errors from the Lady Hounds.

Forbush explodes for 15-4 win

Kaitlyn Sullivan (4) relieves after the Falcons put up eight runs in the first inning. Forbush went on to take a 15-4 win, powered by 18 hits and helped by five errors from the Lady Hounds.

North Surry avenged its only conference loss, but West Stokes didn't make it easy.
The Greyhounds got a walk-off triple by Caleb Cockerham in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat the Wildcats 10-9.
The first time the two teams played, the scoreboard rang up like a pinball machine with 20 runs.
This time started off like a one-sided affair

Hounds top Cats in last at-bat

North Surry avenged its only conference loss, but West Stokes didn't make it easy. The Greyhounds got a walk-off triple by Caleb Cockerham in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat the Wildcats 10-9. The first time the two teams played, the scoreboard rang up like a pinball machine with 20 runs. This time started off like a one-sided affair

North Surry's Corbin Willard goes for his second-straight conference championship today, and Surry Central's two doubles team will meet in other final today at North Surry.
The two local schools make up five of the six players in the championship round (along with West Stokes' Ethan Elliott).
The Western Piedmont Conference played three rounds on

Eagles, Hound in WPAC finals

North Surry's Corbin Willard goes for his second-straight conference championship today, and Surry Central's two doubles team will meet in other final today at North Surry. The two local schools make up five of the six players in the championship round (along with West Stokes' Ethan Elliott). The Western Piedmont Conference played three rounds on

Surry Central keeper Makenzie Mooney slides to guard the net in the second half of Tuesday's 6-0 loss to West Stokes.
The Lady Eagles' Kelsey Taylor sends a shot through traffic, but the Wildcat keeper makes the stop.

West Stokes tops Surry Central

Surry Central keeper Makenzie Mooney slides to guard the net in the second half of Tuesday's 6-0 loss to West Stokes. The Lady Eagles' Kelsey Taylor sends a shot through traffic, but the Wildcat keeper makes the stop.

DOBSON — South Stokes scored five runs in the third inning to beat Surry Central in baseball 6-0.
Other than that one big inning, the two teams played a very close game.
In the first inning, both teams got a leadoff single, but couldn't capitalize.
In the third inning, South Stokes got two runners on with one out.
Jake Carter singled to b

Sauras stop Golden Eagles 6-0

DOBSON — South Stokes scored five runs in the third inning to beat Surry Central in baseball 6-0. Other than that one big inning, the two teams played a very close game. In the first inning, both teams got a leadoff single, but couldn't capitalize. In the third inning, South Stokes got two runners on with one out. Jake Carter singled to b

DOBSON — Eagle tennis celebrated Senior Night with a 7-2 win over South Stokes.
Starters Kirk Needham, Weston Mosley and reserve Ben Shinault all earned wins in doubles play in the last match of the regular season.
Surry Central wrapped up second place in the Western Piedmont Conference, behind West Stokes, which bequeaths an automatic spot

Seniors lead Eagles to 7-2 win

DOBSON — Eagle tennis celebrated Senior Night with a 7-2 win over South Stokes. Starters Kirk Needham, Weston Mosley and reserve Ben Shinault all earned wins in doubles play in the last match of the regular season. Surry Central wrapped up second place in the Western Piedmont Conference, behind West Stokes, which bequeaths an automatic spot

West Stokes defeated Surry Central in Saturday's doubleheader. The Wildcats won the morning game 6-5 and the afternoon matchup 12-1.
In the morning game, the Eagles had a lead and were in control for much of the game until Wildcats made a rally in the fifth inning.
“I thought the first game we came out slow and made some key mistakes that a

Wildcats win weekend doubleheader

West Stokes defeated Surry Central in Saturday's doubleheader. The Wildcats won the morning game 6-5 and the afternoon matchup 12-1. In the morning game, the Eagles had a lead and were in control for much of the game until Wildcats made a rally in the fifth inning. “I thought the first game we came out slow and made some key mistakes that a

Mount Airy tennis bounced back from a close loss to Bishop McGuinness for an easy win over a shorthanded East Surry team.
The Cardinals only had four players at Saturday's regular-season finale. The Bears swept the match 9-0.
Top seed Daniel Hancock said that teammate Lucas Bonilla had a severe ankle sprain and is done for the season. And a coupl

Bears sweep Cards in finale

Mount Airy tennis bounced back from a close loss to Bishop McGuinness for an easy win over a shorthanded East Surry team. The Cardinals only had four players at Saturday's regular-season finale. The Bears swept the match 9-0. Top seed Daniel Hancock said that teammate Lucas Bonilla had a severe ankle sprain and is done for the season. And a coupl

North Surry's Khaileel Dailey and East Surry's Carson Long were selected for the NCPreps.com All-State boys basketball teams. Dailey, a senior guard/forward, made the 2A team, and Long, a senior forward, made the 1A team.
Dailey paced the Greyhounds in scoring at 18 points per game. He shot 49 percent from the field in 26 games and posted just und

Dailey, Long earn recognition

North Surry's Khaileel Dailey and East Surry's Carson Long were selected for the NCPreps.com All-State boys basketball teams. Dailey, a senior guard/forward, made the 2A team, and Long, a senior forward, made the 1A team. Dailey paced the Greyhounds in scoring at 18 points per game. He shot 49 percent from the field in 26 games and posted just und

DOBSON — Surry Central dropped both ends of a doubleheader with West Stokes on Saturday.
The Lady Eagles lost the morning game 6-5, then dropped the afternoon game 12-1.
In the morning game, the Eagles had a lead and were in control for much of the game until the Wildcats made a rally in the fifth inning.
Then the JV teams played a game be

Lady Wildcats take two from Central

DOBSON — Surry Central dropped both ends of a doubleheader with West Stokes on Saturday. The Lady Eagles lost the morning game 6-5, then dropped the afternoon game 12-1. In the morning game, the Eagles had a lead and were in control for much of the game until the Wildcats made a rally in the fifth inning. Then the JV teams played a game be

Mount Airy hosts Northwest track meet

Mount Airy won both the boys' and girls' sides of a Northwest Conference track meet Thursday in a drizzling rain. The Lady Bears and Granite Bears each took first by a comfortable distance over Atkins, Winston-Salem Prep and Walkertown. There were several scratches by each team as athletes chose to focus on one or two events. Prep's Deonica Reid





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