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Jeff Linville

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Four local tennis players are still alive in the 1A regional tournament that continues today.
Singles players Ryan Macy, Elkin, and Dillon Shew, East Wilkes, and Elkin's doubles team of Ryan Schell and Chad Vestal already have qualified for the state 1A tournament next weekend by virtue of advancing to the semifinals.
Macy and Shew have tough sem

Elks, Card advance in 1A regional

Four local tennis players are still alive in the 1A regional tournament that continues today. Singles players Ryan Macy, Elkin, and Dillon Shew, East Wilkes, and Elkin's doubles team of Ryan Schell and Chad Vestal already have qualified for the state 1A tournament next weekend by virtue of advancing to the semifinals. Macy and Shew have tough sem

WALNUT COVE — With North Surry trailing and on the brink of having to settle for a share of the conference baseball title, the Greyhounds turned in some late heroics.
Nick Wilson delivered a three-run homer in the sixth to go ahead and Tanner Hodgin made a diving play in the bottom of the seventh to preserve an 8-7 win against South Stokes t

North wins WPC title

WALNUT COVE — With North Surry trailing and on the brink of having to settle for a share of the conference baseball title, the Greyhounds turned in some late heroics. Nick Wilson delivered a three-run homer in the sixth to go ahead and Tanner Hodgin made a diving play in the bottom of the seventh to preserve an 8-7 win against South Stokes t

ELKIN — Elkin has three tennis players still alive and East Wilkes one after the first two rounds of the 1A regional tournament in Elkin Friday.
Mount Airy had one singles player and one doubles team in the field. Both opening matches went to the Bears, but then Mount Airy couldn't keep the momentum going against excellent opponents in the s

Bears knocked from regional

ELKIN — Elkin has three tennis players still alive and East Wilkes one after the first two rounds of the 1A regional tournament in Elkin Friday. Mount Airy had one singles player and one doubles team in the field. Both opening matches went to the Bears, but then Mount Airy couldn't keep the momentum going against excellent opponents in the s

DOBSON — Forbush arrived at Surry Central with an undefeated league record, but left wiping its brow after a close battle.
The Lady Eagles celebrated their Senior Night and played a great game against the Lady Falcons, who are 19-1 overall and 10-0 in the Western Piedmont Conference.
Until the top of the seventh inning, it was a one-run gam

Falcons escape Dobson with 3-1 victory

DOBSON — Forbush arrived at Surry Central with an undefeated league record, but left wiping its brow after a close battle. The Lady Eagles celebrated their Senior Night and played a great game against the Lady Falcons, who are 19-1 overall and 10-0 in the Western Piedmont Conference. Until the top of the seventh inning, it was a one-run gam

DOBSON — South Stokes finished first for both the boys' and girls' sides of Wednesday's Western Piedmont Conference track championship.
The Sauras finished first in points for both halves of the track meet, then the school received its season championship awards and both coach of the year awards.
In the boys' events, South Stokes easily out

Sauras 1st in boys, girls track

DOBSON — South Stokes finished first for both the boys' and girls' sides of Wednesday's Western Piedmont Conference track championship. The Sauras finished first in points for both halves of the track meet, then the school received its season championship awards and both coach of the year awards. In the boys' events, South Stokes easily out

Mount Airy lost a couple of tiebreakers in singles, but came back to win two out of three in doubles to defeat East Wilkes in the first round of the 1A dual-team state playoffs.
East Wilkes took the first singles match of the day, but the Granite Bears had a chance to go up 4-2 after singles thanks to strong play from the bottom half of the lineup

Cards lose heartbreaker to Mount Airy

Mount Airy lost a couple of tiebreakers in singles, but came back to win two out of three in doubles to defeat East Wilkes in the first round of the 1A dual-team state playoffs. East Wilkes took the first singles match of the day, but the Granite Bears had a chance to go up 4-2 after singles thanks to strong play from the bottom half of the lineup

East Surry and Mount Airy will play in the 1A Midwest regional after finishing second and third in Monday's conference tournament.
Bishop McGuinness won the Northwest Conference title yet again, but the Bears and Cardinals also qualified after 18 holes at Cross Creek Country Club.
Following the tournament, the Northwest announced the All-Conferen

Bears, Cards headed to regional

East Surry and Mount Airy will play in the 1A Midwest regional after finishing second and third in Monday's conference tournament. Bishop McGuinness won the Northwest Conference title yet again, but the Bears and Cardinals also qualified after 18 holes at Cross Creek Country Club. Following the tournament, the Northwest announced the All-Conferen

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry finished off a perfect Northwest Conference season with a 3-1 win over Mount Airy Tuesday.
The Cardinals improved to 19-3 overall and 10-0 in league play, the second-straight season the Cards didn't lose a game in the Northwest.
The Cards are 50-5 over the past two seasons, with two losses in the state championsh

Cards' Smith nips Bears 3-1

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry finished off a perfect Northwest Conference season with a 3-1 win over Mount Airy Tuesday. The Cardinals improved to 19-3 overall and 10-0 in league play, the second-straight season the Cards didn't lose a game in the Northwest. The Cards are 50-5 over the past two seasons, with two losses in the state championsh

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Laken Bowman hit a two-run homer, and Emily Cummings had two RBIs to lead the Lady Cardinals over Mount Airy 6-1 Tuesday.
The Lady Bears came into the game with four wins in the season, showing they have improved from the past few years.
Whereas East Surry might have won on the mercy rule before, the Bears made the Cards wo

Lady Cards beat Bears 6-1 on Senior Night

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Laken Bowman hit a two-run homer, and Emily Cummings had two RBIs to lead the Lady Cardinals over Mount Airy 6-1 Tuesday. The Lady Bears came into the game with four wins in the season, showing they have improved from the past few years. Whereas East Surry might have won on the mercy rule before, the Bears made the Cards wo

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Two local golfers received honors and qualified for regionals, but it was South Stokes that cleaned up the major awards.
The Sauras won the Western Piedmont regular-season title, conference tournament title, player of the year and coach of the year.
Three of those four awards weren't a surprise, but the player of the year h

Sauras win WPAC title, awards

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Two local golfers received honors and qualified for regionals, but it was South Stokes that cleaned up the major awards. The Sauras won the Western Piedmont regular-season title, conference tournament title, player of the year and coach of the year. Three of those four awards weren't a surprise, but the player of the year h

Mount Airy lost a couple of tiebreakers in singles, but came back to win two out of three in doubles to defeat East Wilkes in the first round of the 1A dual-team state playoffs.
East Wilkes took the first singles match of the day, but the Granite Bears had a chance to go up 4-2 after singles thanks to strong play from the bottom half of the lineup

Bears pull out playoff win

Mount Airy lost a couple of tiebreakers in singles, but came back to win two out of three in doubles to defeat East Wilkes in the first round of the 1A dual-team state playoffs. East Wilkes took the first singles match of the day, but the Granite Bears had a chance to go up 4-2 after singles thanks to strong play from the bottom half of the lineup

East Surry and Mount Airy will play in the 1A Midwest regional after finishing second and third in Monday's conference tournament.
Bishop McGuinness won the Northwest Conference title yet again, but the Bears and Cardinals also qualified after 18 holes at Cross Creek Country Club.
Following the tournament, the Northwest announced the All-Conferen

Bears, Cards headed to regional

East Surry and Mount Airy will play in the 1A Midwest regional after finishing second and third in Monday's conference tournament. Bishop McGuinness won the Northwest Conference title yet again, but the Bears and Cardinals also qualified after 18 holes at Cross Creek Country Club. Following the tournament, the Northwest announced the All-Conferen

West Stokes and Surry Central were the big winners in the final day of the Western Piedmont Conference Tournament.
As conference champions for the past two years the Wildcats advanced three players to 2A tennis regionals with Ethan Elliott winning singles and Sam Elter / George Blankenship qualifying in doubles.
The third-place doubles match was

Wildcats tennis advance three to regionals

West Stokes and Surry Central were the big winners in the final day of the Western Piedmont Conference Tournament. As conference champions for the past two years the Wildcats advanced three players to 2A tennis regionals with Ethan Elliott winning singles and Sam Elter / George Blankenship qualifying in doubles. The third-place doubles match was

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

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.





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