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Jeff Linville

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A good push in the first half put North Surry in the driver's seat on the way to a 95-78 win over rival Mount Airy Friday night.
The Granite Bears held a slight lead for much of the first quarter, including an emphatic dunk by Clay Mounce, who also drew an intentional foul on a breakaway layup attempt.
The Hounds took the lead with 44 seconds lef

Hounds run away from Bears 95-78

A good push in the first half put North Surry in the driver's seat on the way to a 95-78 win over rival Mount Airy Friday night. The Granite Bears held a slight lead for much of the first quarter, including an emphatic dunk by Clay Mounce, who also drew an intentional foul on a breakaway layup attempt. The Hounds took the lead with 44 seconds lef

The Lady Bears jumped out to a big first-half lead, but with their recent history with the Lady Greyhounds, the capacity crowd had to know it wouldn't stay that way.
The Lady Greyhounds came all the way back from a 16-point deficit, but then didn't have quite enough left in the tank to ever take the lead.
The Lady Bears picked up the defensive in

Bears win another nailbiter

The Lady Bears jumped out to a big first-half lead, but with their recent history with the Lady Greyhounds, the capacity crowd had to know it wouldn't stay that way. The Lady Greyhounds came all the way back from a 16-point deficit, but then didn't have quite enough left in the tank to ever take the lead. The Lady Bears picked up the defensive in

WESTFIELD — After 22 years of service as Westfield Volunteer Fire Department fire chief, Jeff Inman will be stepping down from that role at the end of the year.
At the department's annual Christmas dinner recently firefighters and their families took a portion of the program to remember Inman's many contributions as fire chief and to honor h

After 22 years, Inman stepping down

WESTFIELD — After 22 years of service as Westfield Volunteer Fire Department fire chief, Jeff Inman will be stepping down from that role at the end of the year. At the department's annual Christmas dinner recently firefighters and their families took a portion of the program to remember Inman's many contributions as fire chief and to honor h

DOBSON — Surry Central introduced a new honor Wednesday night, announcing a school Athlete of the Month Award.
In recent years, Edward Jones Investments of Pilot Mountain has teamed up with East Surry to honor student athletes. Now, Edward Jones' Dobson office is partnering with Surry Central.
Athletic director Myles Wilmoth said the school

Central honors four athletes

DOBSON — Surry Central introduced a new honor Wednesday night, announcing a school Athlete of the Month Award. In recent years, Edward Jones Investments of Pilot Mountain has teamed up with East Surry to honor student athletes. Now, Edward Jones' Dobson office is partnering with Surry Central. Athletic director Myles Wilmoth said the school

Almost 30 years of Lady Bears basketball will be represented in next week's Mount Airy High School Alumni Girls Basketball Game.
The game will be held at Finch Gymnasium on Dec. 26 at 3 p.m. Admission is free, with donations accepted for the Mount Airy girls basketball team. Concessions will be provided.
Former player Tammy Taylor Delp is coordin

MA alumni girls game set

Almost 30 years of Lady Bears basketball will be represented in next week's Mount Airy High School Alumni Girls Basketball Game. The game will be held at Finch Gymnasium on Dec. 26 at 3 p.m. Admission is free, with donations accepted for the Mount Airy girls basketball team. Concessions will be provided. Former player Tammy Taylor Delp is coordin

DOBSON — The Lady Eagles trailed 33-26 early in the fourth quarter, but shut down the Lady Bears for a 38-36 comeback win.
Mount Airy suffered its first loss after going seven minutes with only one basket once point guard Jo Snow hit two free throws at the 7:32 mark.
Central struggled to score themselves for a couple of minutes, but the suf

Lady Eagles hand Bears 1st loss

DOBSON — The Lady Eagles trailed 33-26 early in the fourth quarter, but shut down the Lady Bears for a 38-36 comeback win. Mount Airy suffered its first loss after going seven minutes with only one basket once point guard Jo Snow hit two free throws at the 7:32 mark. Central struggled to score themselves for a couple of minutes, but the suf

DOBSON — The Granite Bears turned Wednesday's game with Surry Central into a track meet.
Mount Airy ran out to a 16-2 lead and kept the foot on the gas pedal until the end of the third quarter for a 72-43 win over the Golden Eagles.
After that initial spurt, both teams looked to the bench as the starters were winded. The Eagles pulled close

Granite Bears sprint past Golden Eagles

DOBSON — The Granite Bears turned Wednesday's game with Surry Central into a track meet. Mount Airy ran out to a 16-2 lead and kept the foot on the gas pedal until the end of the third quarter for a 72-43 win over the Golden Eagles. After that initial spurt, both teams looked to the bench as the starters were winded. The Eagles pulled close

DOBSON — The Granite Bears went 3-0 in wrestling Tuesday night, beating Alleghany, Elkin and Surry Central in a quad meet.
The Golden Eagles also beat Alleghany and Elkin, setting up the final match as an unofficial champion of the day.
Mount Airy jumped out to a 33-3 lead on the way to a 48-15 win.
The Eagles gave up a few forfeits, but t

Bears whip Eagles in finale

DOBSON — The Granite Bears went 3-0 in wrestling Tuesday night, beating Alleghany, Elkin and Surry Central in a quad meet. The Golden Eagles also beat Alleghany and Elkin, setting up the final match as an unofficial champion of the day. Mount Airy jumped out to a 33-3 lead on the way to a 48-15 win. The Eagles gave up a few forfeits, but t

Lady Eagles beat West Forsyth 40-31

CLEMMONS — The Lady Eagles beat West Forsyth 40-31 in a nonconference game Tuesday. Surry Central improved to 6-3 on the season. After starting 3-3, the Eagles are on a three-game winning streak, beating Alleghany, North Forsyth and West Forsyth over the past eight days. That momentum will be needed as the Eagles host the undefeated Lady Be

WESTFIELD — After 22 years of service as Westfield Volunteer Fire Department fire chief, Jeff Inman will be stepping down from that role at the end of the year.
At the department's annual Christmas dinner Saturday evening, firefighters and their families took a portion of the program to remember Inman's many contributions as fire chief and t

Inman steps down as WVFD fire chief

WESTFIELD — After 22 years of service as Westfield Volunteer Fire Department fire chief, Jeff Inman will be stepping down from that role at the end of the year. At the department's annual Christmas dinner Saturday evening, firefighters and their families took a portion of the program to remember Inman's many contributions as fire chief and t

EAST BEND — North Surry had five individual champs and Surry Central three in Starmount's weekend wrestling tournament.
The Rams hosted a nine-school event titled the Big A Memorial after former wrestler Austin Macemore, who died of cancer less than a year after graduating.
West Wilkes and Chatham Central finished atop the team scoring in t

Hounds, Eagles collect 8 titles

EAST BEND — North Surry had five individual champs and Surry Central three in Starmount's weekend wrestling tournament. The Rams hosted a nine-school event titled the Big A Memorial after former wrestler Austin Macemore, who died of cancer less than a year after graduating. West Wilkes and Chatham Central finished atop the team scoring in t

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Mount Airy's outside shooting heated up, and East Surry couldn't stay with the Lady Bears after that.
The Bears led just 8-6 before going on a 15-0 run that included three-pointers from Halee Ratcliff, Cora Bledsoe and Jo Snow. They went on to win 51-35.
The lead continued to grow through the third quarter, reaching a peak

Lady Bears bomb Cards 51-35

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Mount Airy's outside shooting heated up, and East Surry couldn't stay with the Lady Bears after that. The Bears led just 8-6 before going on a 15-0 run that included three-pointers from Halee Ratcliff, Cora Bledsoe and Jo Snow. They went on to win 51-35. The lead continued to grow through the third quarter, reaching a peak

Starmount hoists the West Regional trophy last week as the team earned a trip to the championship game. Unfortunately, Wallace Rose Hill, the school that beat East Surry in the soccer title match, beat the Rams 34-21 Friday night. For more game coverage, see the Sunday edition of The News.

Starmount hoists the West Regional trophy last week as the team earned a trip to the championship game. Unfortunately, Wallace Rose Hill, the school that beat East Surry in the soccer title match, beat the Rams 34-21 Friday night. For more game coverage, see the Sunday edition of The News.

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry's Carson Long hit a three-pointer with 11 seconds left to lift the Cardinals over Mount Airy 59-58.
The two teams were close throughout the entire game. The Cards opened the game with the first five points, and that was about as big as any lead all night.
Long hit a three, and Trace Simmons scored to give East th

East's Long hits game-winner

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry's Carson Long hit a three-pointer with 11 seconds left to lift the Cardinals over Mount Airy 59-58. The two teams were close throughout the entire game. The Cards opened the game with the first five points, and that was about as big as any lead all night. Long hit a three, and Trace Simmons scored to give East th

THOMASVILLE — Surry Central's wrestling team went 0-3 in a quad match Wednesday, but coach Stephen Priddy saw plenty of reason for optimism.
While the host Bulldogs beat the Golden Eagles 54-18, the other two were nail-biters that might not have been close if the team had been at full strength.
Out of 14 weight classes, the Eagles gave up f

Eagle wrestling has hope

THOMASVILLE — Surry Central's wrestling team went 0-3 in a quad match Wednesday, but coach Stephen Priddy saw plenty of reason for optimism. While the host Bulldogs beat the Golden Eagles 54-18, the other two were nail-biters that might not have been close if the team had been at full strength. Out of 14 weight classes, the Eagles gave up f

North Surry burst out the gates fast, but East Surry weathered the start for a 53-49 comeback win Wednesday.
The Greyhounds trapped early and often, causing turnovers and converting them into points in the first quarter.
Khaileel Dailey and Kendal Tucker hit back-to-back threes as well, propelling the Hounds to an 18-6 lead by the end of the peri

Cardinals edge Hounds 53-49

North Surry burst out the gates fast, but East Surry weathered the start for a 53-49 comeback win Wednesday. The Greyhounds trapped early and often, causing turnovers and converting them into points in the first quarter. Khaileel Dailey and Kendal Tucker hit back-to-back threes as well, propelling the Hounds to an 18-6 lead by the end of the peri

The Lady Greyhounds used a 17-5 run in the second half to pull away from East Surry for a 52-30 win Wednesday night.
North Surry held a 13-point lead late in the second quarter, but the Lady Cardinals made a push to close to eight points. Sydney Marion hit a three-pointer from the left wing at the buzzer to cut it closer.
However, the Hounds came

Hounds pull away in 3rd

The Lady Greyhounds used a 17-5 run in the second half to pull away from East Surry for a 52-30 win Wednesday night. North Surry held a 13-point lead late in the second quarter, but the Lady Cardinals made a push to close to eight points. Sydney Marion hit a three-pointer from the left wing at the buzzer to cut it closer. However, the Hounds came

Lady Eagles bounce back with Trojan win

SPARTA — The Lady Eagles moved back above .500 with a 48-33 win at Alleghany Tuesday night. Surry Central (4-3) continued its back-and-forth play, getting a win after each of its three losses. Two weeks ago, the Eagles lost to Wilkes Central, then beat Elkin by 15 points. After a loss to 4A Reynolds, the Eagles beat rival East Surry. On Fr

North Surry trailed Ashe County by four points at halftime, but roared back for a 70-55 win Tuesday at home.
The Greyhounds got off to a fast start, going up 12-7 with Khaileel Dailey scoring seven of those points.
However, the Huskies finished the quarter on an 11-0 run.
The lead reached as much as eight points at 25-17 with 4:30 left in the ha

Hounds come back in 2nd half

North Surry trailed Ashe County by four points at halftime, but roared back for a 70-55 win Tuesday at home. The Greyhounds got off to a fast start, going up 12-7 with Khaileel Dailey scoring seven of those points. However, the Huskies finished the quarter on an 11-0 run. The lead reached as much as eight points at 25-17 with 4:30 left in the ha

The Lady Greyhounds struggled from the foul line in the first half, but hit the shots when they counted to defeat Ashe County Tuesday.
North Surry hit 11 of 12 free throws in the fourth quarter to pull away from a two-point game in the final two minutes for a 58-46 win at home.
The score was 50-46 when Ashe's Paige Spell drove down the right side

Foul shots carry Lady Hounds

The Lady Greyhounds struggled from the foul line in the first half, but hit the shots when they counted to defeat Ashe County Tuesday. North Surry hit 11 of 12 free throws in the fourth quarter to pull away from a two-point game in the final two minutes for a 58-46 win at home. The score was 50-46 when Ashe's Paige Spell drove down the right side





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