Jeff Linville

Position: Staff Reporter
E-Mail Address: jlinville@civitasmedia.com

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Remembering Ronald Boyles

Being that I work second shift here in The News office, I often miss out on important discussions that happen during the course of the day. One of those recent dicussions was on the death of the beloved Ronald Boyles. I am sorry that I missed that announcement when it first happened. Over the years, the sports department here wrote many articles

The Granite Bears blanked the Golden Eagles 35-0 on Homecoming night.
Some early mistakes by Surry Central let Mount Airy have short fields, and the Bears took advantage with two scores in about half a quarter.
The Bears kept the pressure on until the middle of the third quarter when head coach Kelly Holder started subbing out many starters.
The

Bears' defense stymies Central

The Granite Bears blanked the Golden Eagles 35-0 on Homecoming night. Some early mistakes by Surry Central let Mount Airy have short fields, and the Bears took advantage with two scores in about half a quarter. The Bears kept the pressure on until the middle of the third quarter when head coach Kelly Holder started subbing out many starters. The

DOBSON — Surry Central defeated Forbush in tennis, looking to continue last season's title.
The Lady Eagles went 10-0 in the Western Piedmont Conference last year and are perfect so far again this season at 5-0, with a doubleheader coming up with Carver.
The Eagles clinched Thursday's match by sweeping singles 6-0.
Third seed Mallory Wilmo

Lady Eagles sweep Forbush 9-0

DOBSON — Surry Central defeated Forbush in tennis, looking to continue last season's title. The Lady Eagles went 10-0 in the Western Piedmont Conference last year and are perfect so far again this season at 5-0, with a doubleheader coming up with Carver. The Eagles clinched Thursday's match by sweeping singles 6-0. Third seed Mallory Wilmo

DOBSON — The Lady Eagles concluded their heartbreaking week with a five-set loss to Forbush Thursday.
In an eight-day stretch, Surry Central has gone from 6-2 to 6-6 with four very close losses.
Three of the four matches went to five sets, and the West Forsyth match went to 27-25 in the fourth frame, just missing a fifth set.
Coach Carrie

Eagles drop 4th straight match

DOBSON — The Lady Eagles concluded their heartbreaking week with a five-set loss to Forbush Thursday. In an eight-day stretch, Surry Central has gone from 6-2 to 6-6 with four very close losses. Three of the four matches went to five sets, and the West Forsyth match went to 27-25 in the fourth frame, just missing a fifth set. Coach Carrie

DOBSON — Surry Central has named a former three-sport star as its latest head coach.
“I am honored to announce Whitney Joyner as the new head softball coach here at Surry Central,” said Myles Wilmoth, athletic director.
Joyner played volleyball, basketball and softball for four years at Central, then played two years at Surry Co

SC taps Joyner

DOBSON — Surry Central has named a former three-sport star as its latest head coach. “I am honored to announce Whitney Joyner as the new head softball coach here at Surry Central,” said Myles Wilmoth, athletic director. Joyner played volleyball, basketball and softball for four years at Central, then played two years at Surry Co

Surry Central took first place in Wednesday's Western Piedmont Conference golf tournament at Cross Creek Country Club.
The Lady Eagles shot 157 (the total of the top three scores) to beat out South Stokes and Forbush.
The Lady Sauras took second place by a single stroke over the Lady Falcons, 165 to 166.
While the greens and fairways were in gre

Central takes 1st in WPC golf

Surry Central took first place in Wednesday's Western Piedmont Conference golf tournament at Cross Creek Country Club. The Lady Eagles shot 157 (the total of the top three scores) to beat out South Stokes and Forbush. The Lady Sauras took second place by a single stroke over the Lady Falcons, 165 to 166. While the greens and fairways were in gre

DOBSON — North Surry came from behind to take some matches, but Surry Central pulled out the tennis win 5-4.
The Lady Greyhounds trailed in the second set on the first three courts, but came back to take all three.
The Lady Eagles won the bottom three courts to make it tied 3-3 going into doubles.
The Eagles took matches one and three and

Eagle netters nip Hounds

DOBSON — North Surry came from behind to take some matches, but Surry Central pulled out the tennis win 5-4. The Lady Greyhounds trailed in the second set on the first three courts, but came back to take all three. The Lady Eagles won the bottom three courts to make it tied 3-3 going into doubles. The Eagles took matches one and three and

DOBSON — North Surry needed all five sets to overcome Surry Central in volleyball 3-2.
The Lady Greyhounds committed more unforced errors than usual, and the Lady Eagles fought hard after a poor first set.
The Hounds scored the first three points of the match and led 7-3 when Jordan Badgett served the team to a 7-0 run to lead 14-3. The Eag

Hounds down Eagles in five sets

DOBSON — North Surry needed all five sets to overcome Surry Central in volleyball 3-2. The Lady Greyhounds committed more unforced errors than usual, and the Lady Eagles fought hard after a poor first set. The Hounds scored the first three points of the match and led 7-3 when Jordan Badgett served the team to a 7-0 run to lead 14-3. The Eag

East Surry's Ty Covington scored with a header off a corner kick to defeat rival Mount Airy 1-0 Monday night.
Neither team could score through the first 60 minutes or so before Souli Boutis lofted a ball toward the goal for Covington to beat keeper Scott Kunkel.
East Surry managed to crash the goal despite keeping three defenders back at midfield

Cardinals head past Bears 1-0

East Surry's Ty Covington scored with a header off a corner kick to defeat rival Mount Airy 1-0 Monday night. Neither team could score through the first 60 minutes or so before Souli Boutis lofted a ball toward the goal for Covington to beat keeper Scott Kunkel. East Surry managed to crash the goal despite keeping three defenders back at midfield

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry swept West Stokes 9-0 in the Lady Cardinals' only match this week.
The Cards were scheduled to play Atkins on Wednesday, but the Lady Camels don't have a team this season, giving East some time off before next Tuesday's match at Bishop McGuinness.
The nonconference win makes East Surry 9-2 overall and in third pl

Lady Cards blank Wildcats

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry swept West Stokes 9-0 in the Lady Cardinals' only match this week. The Cards were scheduled to play Atkins on Wednesday, but the Lady Camels don't have a team this season, giving East some time off before next Tuesday's match at Bishop McGuinness. The nonconference win makes East Surry 9-2 overall and in third pl

Mount Airy's Cordell France intercepted a North Surry pass with a minute left to preserve the Granite Bears 35-28 win.
The two teams battled back and forth all game long, with a capacity crowd cheering from both sidelines.
The Bears scored their last touchdown with 2:09 left. The Greyhounds moved the ball across midfield before Nolan Stanley's pa

Late INT lifts Bears over Hounds

Mount Airy's Cordell France intercepted a North Surry pass with a minute left to preserve the Granite Bears 35-28 win. The two teams battled back and forth all game long, with a capacity crowd cheering from both sidelines. The Bears scored their last touchdown with 2:09 left. The Greyhounds moved the ball across midfield before Nolan Stanley's pa

Looking deeper at the ban of 'Redskins'

This weekend when Washington plays Jacksonville, several newspapers across the country have vowed to report on the game without any mention of the word Redskins. The Charlotte Observer is one of those papers who has said it will not use that name anymore because the editors find it offensive. My first reaction to that is say, “Now it offend

Lady Eagles fall in five

WALNUT COVE — Surry Central fell to South Stokes in a lengthy fifth set. The Lady Eagles didn't play well in the first set, falling 25-10. However, coach Carrie Hutchen said the team picked it up and played one of its best matches of the season from that point on. The Eagles came back to take two of the next three sets. The scores for thos

North Surry's defense stymied Bishop McGuinness in a 2-0 soccer win Thursday.
The Greyhounds improved to 6-1-2 after scoring a goal in each half and shutting the door on the Villains time and time again.
Bishop showed good passing in the midfield, but every time the Villains got to the 30- or 35-yard line, the Hounds would take the ball away and

Hounds' D stops Bishop in win

North Surry's defense stymied Bishop McGuinness in a 2-0 soccer win Thursday. The Greyhounds improved to 6-1-2 after scoring a goal in each half and shutting the door on the Villains time and time again. Bishop showed good passing in the midfield, but every time the Villains got to the 30- or 35-yard line, the Hounds would take the ball away and

WINSTON-SALEM — Mount Airy tennis tied with Bishop McGuinness in singles, but couldn't pull out the doubles matches in a 6-3 loss.
With Thursday's threat of rain, the match was held at Wake Forest University's indoor tennis courts.
The Lady Bears lost five of six singles matches in the first meeting with the conference-leading Lady Villains

Doubles dooms Bears at Bishop

WINSTON-SALEM — Mount Airy tennis tied with Bishop McGuinness in singles, but couldn't pull out the doubles matches in a 6-3 loss. With Thursday's threat of rain, the match was held at Wake Forest University's indoor tennis courts. The Lady Bears lost five of six singles matches in the first meeting with the conference-leading Lady Villains

The Lady Bears swept the Lady Greyhounds in Wednesday's tennis action.
Mount Airy looks to be building momentum going into its rematch with Bishop McGuinness today.
The Bears are 8-1 on the season, but were roughed up 7-2 by the Lady Villains in the first match and are looking for some payback.
Freshman Elizabeth Marion was responsible for one o

Lady Bears sweep rival Hounds 9-0

The Lady Bears swept the Lady Greyhounds in Wednesday's tennis action. Mount Airy looks to be building momentum going into its rematch with Bishop McGuinness today. The Bears are 8-1 on the season, but were roughed up 7-2 by the Lady Villains in the first match and are looking for some payback. Freshman Elizabeth Marion was responsible for one o

North Surry and Mount Airy each scored one goal in both halves for a 2-2 tie in Wednesday's soccer match.
The Greyhounds jumped to the offensive early, stealing the ball from Mount Airy and hitting ahead to a streaking Hector Zuvieta.
Zuvieta took one shot at the goal, and keeper Scott Kunkel made the stop. However, the ball escaped his grasp, an

Bears, Hounds battle to 2-2 tie

North Surry and Mount Airy each scored one goal in both halves for a 2-2 tie in Wednesday's soccer match. The Greyhounds jumped to the offensive early, stealing the ball from Mount Airy and hitting ahead to a streaking Hector Zuvieta. Zuvieta took one shot at the goal, and keeper Scott Kunkel made the stop. However, the ball escaped his grasp, an

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry improved to 10-0 with a sweep of Mount Airy that was closer than the 3-0 score.
The Lady Cardinals won all three games, but the Lady Bears kept the score within reach in each frame.
In the first set, the girls may have trying too hard and missed several serves. East had seven serve errors and Mount Airy had six,

Bears can't break Cards' streak

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry improved to 10-0 with a sweep of Mount Airy that was closer than the 3-0 score. The Lady Cardinals won all three games, but the Lady Bears kept the score within reach in each frame. In the first set, the girls may have trying too hard and missed several serves. East had seven serve errors and Mount Airy had six,

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Lady Bears beat the Lady Cardinals 6-3 in Tuesday's tennis action.
East Surry has improved greatly, coming in at 7-1 with its only loss to a powerful Bishop McGuinness squad poised to make a deep run in the playoffs. However, the Cards still couldn't get the monkey off their back with Mount Airy.
Mount Airy improved to

Lady Bears down Cards 6-3

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Lady Bears beat the Lady Cardinals 6-3 in Tuesday's tennis action. East Surry has improved greatly, coming in at 7-1 with its only loss to a powerful Bishop McGuinness squad poised to make a deep run in the playoffs. However, the Cards still couldn't get the monkey off their back with Mount Airy. Mount Airy improved to

Lady Eagles win 3-0 on the road

MILLERS CREEK — Surry Central played one of its most consistent matches of the season to defeat West Wilkes 3-0 on the road Monday. The Lady Eagles improved to 4-2 on the season with the nonconference win. Last time out, the Eagles lost to a very good East Surry squad, but in this one, the team showed great persistence and offensive balance




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