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Jeff Linville

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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

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry remained perfect in league play with a one-sided win over North Stokes.
The 11-1 win Friday night in five innings improved the Cardinals to 14-3 overall and 6-0 in the Northwest Conference.
Tyler Marion pitched all five innings. He allowed just four hits, one walk, one hit batter and one earned run. He struck out

East's bats come alive versus Vikings

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry remained perfect in league play with a one-sided win over North Stokes. The 11-1 win Friday night in five innings improved the Cardinals to 14-3 overall and 6-0 in the Northwest Conference. Tyler Marion pitched all five innings. He allowed just four hits, one walk, one hit batter and one earned run. He struck out

PILOT MOUNTAIN — North Stokes got a couple of cheap runs early and held on for a 2-0 win over East Surry on the road.
North Stokes scored a run in the first — helped by an outfield error on a long fly ball — and threatened more, but Emily Cummings shut the door with two runners aboard.
In the bottom of the inning, the Lady Cards

Vikings stop Cards, remain 1st

PILOT MOUNTAIN — North Stokes got a couple of cheap runs early and held on for a 2-0 win over East Surry on the road. North Stokes scored a run in the first — helped by an outfield error on a long fly ball — and threatened more, but Emily Cummings shut the door with two runners aboard. In the bottom of the inning, the Lady Cards

North Surry's Corbin Soots rolls a lag putt up close to the hole as South Stokes' Wesley Lineberry looks on.
Surry Central's Andrew Mills has some uneven footing at the edge of the cart path as he hits a follow shot.
South Stokes' Wesley Lineberry powers up a tee shot at Hemlock Golf Course.
Forbush's Micah Cranfield lifts an approach shot towar

North Surry's Corbin Soots rolls a lag putt up close to the hole as South Stokes' Wesley Lineberry looks on. Surry Central's Andrew Mills has some uneven footing at the edge of the cart path as he hits a follow shot. South Stokes' Wesley Lineberry powers up a tee shot at Hemlock Golf Course. Forbush's Micah Cranfield lifts an approach shot towar

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Logan Sheets is still on cloud nine after becoming the all-time hits leader at perennial 1A baseball powerhouse East Surry.
The senior shortstop set the school record for career hits with 114 during East Surry's baseball game at Bishop McGuinness on Monday night. His single in the sixth inning of the Cardinals' 9-1 victory a

Sheets reaches milestone

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Logan Sheets is still on cloud nine after becoming the all-time hits leader at perennial 1A baseball powerhouse East Surry. The senior shortstop set the school record for career hits with 114 during East Surry's baseball game at Bishop McGuinness on Monday night. His single in the sixth inning of the Cardinals' 9-1 victory a

Surry Storm Volleyball Club 12U completed their season by winning the Carolinas Region Volleyball Division 3 Western Regional Championship recently. At the Greensboro Sportsplex, the team won all six of its matches on the day. From left, Coach Emma White, Kallie Mabe, Abby Bruce, Elizabeth Dorsett, Mackenzie Welch, Morgan Hiatt, Hailey Stager and C

Surry Storm Volleyball Club 12U completed their season by winning the Carolinas Region Volleyball Division 3 Western Regional Championship recently. At the Greensboro Sportsplex, the team won all six of its matches on the day. From left, Coach Emma White, Kallie Mabe, Abby Bruce, Elizabeth Dorsett, Mackenzie Welch, Morgan Hiatt, Hailey Stager and C

WALNUT COVE — Mount Airy and East Surry battled for second place in two golf matches this week.
With Bishop McGuinness far out front in the team standings, the Bears and Cardinals have been competing for the top public school in the Northwest Conference.
On Monday, the Northwest teams played at Pine Knolls, Bishop's home course in Kernersvi

Bears, Cards battle on NW links

WALNUT COVE — Mount Airy and East Surry battled for second place in two golf matches this week. With Bishop McGuinness far out front in the team standings, the Bears and Cardinals have been competing for the top public school in the Northwest Conference. On Monday, the Northwest teams played at Pine Knolls, Bishop's home course in Kernersvi

On Sunday afternoon, the Mount Airy Sports Hall of Fame welcomed its Class of 2015 at the Andy Griffith Playhouse.
Three athletes, one team and a family were honored for their contributions to sports.
Football star Bobby Dean (class of 1960) kicked off the acceptance speeches with words of wisdom on the importance of athletics in shaping young pe

Hall welcomes Class of 2015

On Sunday afternoon, the Mount Airy Sports Hall of Fame welcomed its Class of 2015 at the Andy Griffith Playhouse. Three athletes, one team and a family were honored for their contributions to sports. Football star Bobby Dean (class of 1960) kicked off the acceptance speeches with words of wisdom on the importance of athletics in shaping young pe

Mount Airy's Kris Peavy finished up his basketball career with two all-conference honors and more than 1,200 points, placing him among the elite in Granite Bear history.
Oh, and that was his second-best sport.
Kris was inducted into the Mount Airy Sports Hall of Fame Sunday for his success in golf.
In that sport, Kris earned all-conference honor

Kris Peavy enters Hall

Mount Airy's Kris Peavy finished up his basketball career with two all-conference honors and more than 1,200 points, placing him among the elite in Granite Bear history. Oh, and that was his second-best sport. Kris was inducted into the Mount Airy Sports Hall of Fame Sunday for his success in golf. In that sport, Kris earned all-conference honor

DOBSON — The Lady Eagles defeated the Lady Greyhounds 3-0 on Monday.
Surry Central scored two goals in the first half and one in the second while shutting out rival North Surry.
North keeper is out with an injury, but the team coped well, slowing down Central's attack much of the night, but a few too many corner kicks and free kicks allowed

Lady Eagles down Hounds in soccer

DOBSON — The Lady Eagles defeated the Lady Greyhounds 3-0 on Monday. Surry Central scored two goals in the first half and one in the second while shutting out rival North Surry. North keeper is out with an injury, but the team coped well, slowing down Central's attack much of the night, but a few too many corner kicks and free kicks allowed

DOBSON — Visiting Reagan beat Surry Central 9-5 in softball Monday.
The 4A school jumped out to a 7-1 lead by the middle of the second, but the Lady Eagles settled down and made a game of it after that.
This was Katlin Anthony's night, said coach Whitney Joyner. She had a hand in all five runs.
She had a single and scored a run. Then she h

Comeback falls short for Lady Eagles

DOBSON — Visiting Reagan beat Surry Central 9-5 in softball Monday. The 4A school jumped out to a 7-1 lead by the middle of the second, but the Lady Eagles settled down and made a game of it after that. This was Katlin Anthony's night, said coach Whitney Joyner. She had a hand in all five runs. She had a single and scored a run. Then she h

Dan Roth points to his ball that bounced into the cup for a hole in one Thursday at Yadkin Country Club. Roth, 64, made his first-ever ace with a 6-iron on the 145-yard, par 3 eighth hole. Son Blake Roth, soccer coach at Surry Central, said his dad called the ace while it was in the air. Then the ball bounced once and disappeared.

Dan Roth points to his ball that bounced into the cup for a hole in one Thursday at Yadkin Country Club. Roth, 64, made his first-ever ace with a 6-iron on the 145-yard, par 3 eighth hole. Son Blake Roth, soccer coach at Surry Central, said his dad called the ace while it was in the air. Then the ball bounced once and disappeared.

East Surry's Tyler Marion struck out nine batters on the way to a five-inning shutout of Mount Airy Friday night.
Carson Long drove in four runs as the Cardinals strung together walks and hits to end the Northwest Conference game early at 12-0.
To start the game, Mount Airy's Logan Holder threw six straight balls and walked both Logan Sheets and

East's Marion shuts out Bears

East Surry's Tyler Marion struck out nine batters on the way to a five-inning shutout of Mount Airy Friday night. Carson Long drove in four runs as the Cardinals strung together walks and hits to end the Northwest Conference game early at 12-0. To start the game, Mount Airy's Logan Holder threw six straight balls and walked both Logan Sheets and

Dan Roth points to his ball that bounced into the cup for a hole in one Thursday at Yadkin Country Club. Roth, 64, made his first-ever ace with a 6-iron on the 145-yard, par 3 eighth hole. Son Blake Roth, soccer coach at Surry Central, said his dad called the ace while it was in the air. Then the ball bounced once and disappeared.

Dan Roth points to his ball that bounced into the cup for a hole in one Thursday at Yadkin Country Club. Roth, 64, made his first-ever ace with a 6-iron on the 145-yard, par 3 eighth hole. Son Blake Roth, soccer coach at Surry Central, said his dad called the ace while it was in the air. Then the ball bounced once and disappeared.

NEW BERN — Two local golfers are in the running for spots in the nationals during this weekend's golf match.
North Surry grads Kasie Tolbert and Gatlin Hiatt are competing for Surry Community College in the three-day Region X Championship through today.
SCC is playing against Spartanburg Methodist, Sandhills and Johnston.
Because Surry onl

SCC pair playing in Region X event

NEW BERN — Two local golfers are in the running for spots in the nationals during this weekend's golf match. North Surry grads Kasie Tolbert and Gatlin Hiatt are competing for Surry Community College in the three-day Region X Championship through today. SCC is playing against Spartanburg Methodist, Sandhills and Johnston. Because Surry onl

North Surry pounded out a bunch of hits to defeat Mount Airy 12-2 in five innings.
The Greyhounds continue to swing the bat well after a 10-0 win over Surry Central the day before.
The Hounds have scored 22 runs in their past 11 innings.
On March 25, East Surry trounced the Hounds 11-1. Since then, North has scored 49 runs in 37 at-bats, an aver

Hounds' offense keeps rolling

North Surry pounded out a bunch of hits to defeat Mount Airy 12-2 in five innings. The Greyhounds continue to swing the bat well after a 10-0 win over Surry Central the day before. The Hounds have scored 22 runs in their past 11 innings. On March 25, East Surry trounced the Hounds 11-1. Since then, North has scored 49 runs in 37 at-bats, an aver

On Nov. 25, 1948, the Mount Airy Bears football team played Laurinburg for the state football title.
WPAQ Radio, 740 AM, was there, broadcasting its first sporting event with Johnnie Joyce voicing the plays.
Over the past 66 years, WPAQ and the Epperson family has covered more than 600 football games for the Granite Bears.
Now the Epperson famil

Radio family gets Hall nod

On Nov. 25, 1948, the Mount Airy Bears football team played Laurinburg for the state football title. WPAQ Radio, 740 AM, was there, broadcasting its first sporting event with Johnnie Joyce voicing the plays. Over the past 66 years, WPAQ and the Epperson family has covered more than 600 football games for the Granite Bears. Now the Epperson famil





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