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Jeff Linville

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North Surry is headed to the West Regional series for the first time in school history.
There were no wild pitches giving away runs this time, but the cardiac kids picked up another close playoff win, downing West Wilkes 3-2 at home Friday.
The Greyhounds (23-4) got seven strong innings and a two-run triple from Brady Watts.
In the bottom of the

Hounds headed to West Regional

North Surry is headed to the West Regional series for the first time in school history. There were no wild pitches giving away runs this time, but the cardiac kids picked up another close playoff win, downing West Wilkes 3-2 at home Friday. The Greyhounds (23-4) got seven strong innings and a two-run triple from Brady Watts. In the bottom of the

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Future hall-of-fame baseball coach Barry Hall had his players' undivided attention following East Surry's playoff loss on Friday night.
Hall, whose remarkable 40-year career had come to a close, shared a message with a Cardinals team still stinging from a heart-breaking 2-1 loss to South Stanly in the fourth round. He told t

Hall, players reflect on career

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Future hall-of-fame baseball coach Barry Hall had his players' undivided attention following East Surry's playoff loss on Friday night. Hall, whose remarkable 40-year career had come to a close, shared a message with a Cardinals team still stinging from a heart-breaking 2-1 loss to South Stanly in the fourth round. He told t

North Surry will look to extend an unprecedented postseason run when it hosts West Wilkes, while East Surry will try to solve playoff nemesis South Stanly tonight in a pair of baseball sectional final games.
The No. 3 Greyhounds (22-4) take on the No. 7 Blackhawks (23-5) in a Class 2A West sectional final and the No. 1 Cardinals (25-3) face the No

North, East in Elite Eight

North Surry will look to extend an unprecedented postseason run when it hosts West Wilkes, while East Surry will try to solve playoff nemesis South Stanly tonight in a pair of baseball sectional final games. The No. 3 Greyhounds (22-4) take on the No. 7 Blackhawks (23-5) in a Class 2A West sectional final and the No. 1 Cardinals (25-3) face the No

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — SCC golfer Chandler White is out of contention for the national junior college championship after a rough Thursday.
White was tied for first place after a blistering 66 on the first day. He shot 70 on the second day to be tied for second place.
After a rough start in the third round, things seemed to mushroom on Chandler,

SCC's White drops out of contention

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — SCC golfer Chandler White is out of contention for the national junior college championship after a rough Thursday. White was tied for first place after a blistering 66 on the first day. He shot 70 on the second day to be tied for second place. After a rough start in the third round, things seemed to mushroom on Chandler,

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A Franklin Elementary student tied for first in the nation in the annual Elks National Hoop Shoot held recently in Massachusetts.
Brooklyn Gammons was one of 12 girls from across the country who competed in the 8-9 age range.
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks holds this Hoop Shoot free-throw contest every year

Franklin youth earns 2nd in national hoops

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A Franklin Elementary student tied for first in the nation in the annual Elks National Hoop Shoot held recently in Massachusetts. Brooklyn Gammons was one of 12 girls from across the country who competed in the 8-9 age range. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks holds this Hoop Shoot free-throw contest every year

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry advanced to the sectional final with a 6-0 win over Murphy Tuesday afternoon.
The visiting Bulldogs squandered four baserunners in the first two innings then watched the Cardinals make them pay for it later on.
Once Tyler Smith got rolling on the mound, the Cards were stringing hits together to take the wind out

East's Smith blanks Murphy 6-0

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry advanced to the sectional final with a 6-0 win over Murphy Tuesday afternoon. The visiting Bulldogs squandered four baserunners in the first two innings then watched the Cardinals make them pay for it later on. Once Tyler Smith got rolling on the mound, the Cards were stringing hits together to take the wind out

DENVER — Lincoln Charter hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th to knock East Surry from the state 1A softball playoffs.
Pitcher Emily Kenly, who earned the win, came up with the bases loaded and hit a grand slam for a 5-1 win over the Lady Cardinals in the third round of the playoffs.
East Surry traveled 86 miles to reach the chart

Lady Cards fall in 10th to Eagles

DENVER — Lincoln Charter hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th to knock East Surry from the state 1A softball playoffs. Pitcher Emily Kenly, who earned the win, came up with the bases loaded and hit a grand slam for a 5-1 win over the Lady Cardinals in the third round of the playoffs. East Surry traveled 86 miles to reach the chart

Starmount, Elkin, Mount Airy and East Wilkes impressed in Friday's 1A Track & Field Championship. While Shakai Ward dominated yet again, winning her fifth state title, defending her 400 meter title in the process, many others came away with strong finishes to be proud of.
Starmount's Trey Lomax was in first place in the preliminaries for the 1

Regional Teams Great in State Championships

Starmount, Elkin, Mount Airy and East Wilkes impressed in Friday's 1A Track & Field Championship. While Shakai Ward dominated yet again, winning her fifth state title, defending her 400 meter title in the process, many others came away with strong finishes to be proud of. Starmount's Trey Lomax was in first place in the preliminaries for the 1

GREENSBORO — Surry Central's two pole vaulters finished second and third in the state 2A track championship at N.C. A&T University Saturday. And a Forbush hurdler broke a state record at the competition, bringing home gold.
Brady Johnson and Tyler Fitzgerald each cleared 13 feet, along with West Stokes' Cody McBride. Johnathan Shingleton

Hurdler breaks state record

GREENSBORO — Surry Central's two pole vaulters finished second and third in the state 2A track championship at N.C. A&T University Saturday. And a Forbush hurdler broke a state record at the competition, bringing home gold. Brady Johnson and Tyler Fitzgerald each cleared 13 feet, along with West Stokes' Cody McBride. Johnathan Shingleton

Sometimes it's just your night.
And Saturday night at Bowman Gray Stadium belonged to Jason Myers of Walnut Cove. He powered his way to the pole and the win in the first race for the Brad's Golf Cars Modified Series. David Calabrese of Toms River, NJ made history by winning the second race.
“This car could not be any better tonight,”

Jason Myers, Calabrese Take Checkered at Bowman Gray

Sometimes it's just your night. And Saturday night at Bowman Gray Stadium belonged to Jason Myers of Walnut Cove. He powered his way to the pole and the win in the first race for the Brad's Golf Cars Modified Series. David Calabrese of Toms River, NJ made history by winning the second race. “This car could not be any better tonight,”

North Surry and East Surry will host third-round baseball games, while East's softball team hits the road as state playoffs continue.
The third seed Greyhounds (21-4) take on sixth seed East Lincoln (21-6) at 7 p.m.
The winner of this game takes on the winner of West Wilkes (22-5) at West Davidson (21-2) in the sectional final on Friday.
If Nort

Hounds, Cards host games

North Surry and East Surry will host third-round baseball games, while East's softball team hits the road as state playoffs continue. The third seed Greyhounds (21-4) take on sixth seed East Lincoln (21-6) at 7 p.m. The winner of this game takes on the winner of West Wilkes (22-5) at West Davidson (21-2) in the sectional final on Friday. If Nort

GREENSBORO — The Lady Bears finished seventh in the state in Friday's track and field championship, and they might be even better next year.
Mount Airy and North Stokes scored 31 team points and Elkin 30 to finish together in a bunch at the 1A state meet at N.C. A&T University.
The Bears won't be rebuilding next year, however, as much o

Bears loaded for 2015 track

GREENSBORO — The Lady Bears finished seventh in the state in Friday's track and field championship, and they might be even better next year. Mount Airy and North Stokes scored 31 team points and Elkin 30 to finish together in a bunch at the 1A state meet at N.C. A&T University. The Bears won't be rebuilding next year, however, as much o

GREENSBORO — Five local athletes came away from the 2A track championships with all-state recognition, and almost all of them return next season.
“That word 'potential' comes to mind as I see the guys' possibilities to be more competitive at the regional and state level next year,” said Surry Central coach Jason Bryant.
“O

Eagles, Hounds return several track qualifiers

GREENSBORO — Five local athletes came away from the 2A track championships with all-state recognition, and almost all of them return next season. “That word 'potential' comes to mind as I see the guys' possibilities to be more competitive at the regional and state level next year,” said Surry Central coach Jason Bryant. “O

GREENSBORO — Surry Central's two pole vaulters finished second and third in the state 2A track championship at N.C. A&T University Saturday.
Brady Johnson and Tyler Fitzgerald each cleared 13 feet, along with West Stokes' Cody McBride. Johnathan Shingleton won gold with 13-06.
Johnson made the height in the fewest tries and was second.

Central vaulters take 2 medals

GREENSBORO — Surry Central's two pole vaulters finished second and third in the state 2A track championship at N.C. A&T University Saturday. Brady Johnson and Tyler Fitzgerald each cleared 13 feet, along with West Stokes' Cody McBride. Johnathan Shingleton won gold with 13-06. Johnson made the height in the fewest tries and was second.

GREENSBORO — The Northwest Conference flexed its muscles at the state 1A track and field championships.
Winston-Salem Prep took first place for the girls' competition, and North Stokes won first place for the boys.
Prep's Deonica Reid took home three gold medals to lead the Lady Phoenix to a victory over Community School of Davidson and two

Area teams win at state track

GREENSBORO — The Northwest Conference flexed its muscles at the state 1A track and field championships. Winston-Salem Prep took first place for the girls' competition, and North Stokes won first place for the boys. Prep's Deonica Reid took home three gold medals to lead the Lady Phoenix to a victory over Community School of Davidson and two

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Caleb Gilley has added a new coaching job to his portfolio at East Surry.
Gilley already is the volleyball coach and boys' golf coach, filling up his spring and fall. The Surry County school board has approved naming Gilley as head basketball coach, replacing Keith Gunter, who stepped down after this past season.
Gilley gra

Gilley accepts new ES coaching job

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Caleb Gilley has added a new coaching job to his portfolio at East Surry. Gilley already is the volleyball coach and boys' golf coach, filling up his spring and fall. The Surry County school board has approved naming Gilley as head basketball coach, replacing Keith Gunter, who stepped down after this past season. Gilley gra

MESA, Ariz. — Surry Community College's two female golfers both finished in the top half of the NJCAA golf championship that finished up Thursday.
Kasie Tolbert and Gatlin Hiatt wrapped up the four-day tournament late Thursday, due to the two-hour time change.
With some of the top pairings still out on the course at press time, Tolbert was

SCC women golfers finish NJCAA nationals

MESA, Ariz. — Surry Community College's two female golfers both finished in the top half of the NJCAA golf championship that finished up Thursday. Kasie Tolbert and Gatlin Hiatt wrapped up the four-day tournament late Thursday, due to the two-hour time change. With some of the top pairings still out on the course at press time, Tolbert was

Busy weekend in sports' state playoffs

Action continues in the state playoffs in four sports this weekend. Several activities are planned on both Friday and Saturday in baseball, softball, soccer and track. Track & Field N.C. A&T University hosts the state track championships today and tomorrow. Mount Airy and East Surry will compete in the 1A meet today. North Surry and Sur

The Lady Bears fell behind 3-0 and tried to come back, but fell to North Stokes 3-2 in the first round of the state 1A playoffs.
Katie Moorefield, Kaitlyn Johnson and Carson Bollman scored for the Lady Vikings in the first half, but Mount Airy refused to quit.
Madrigal had seven shots on goal and converted twice to cut the lead to 3-2.
Kora Lede

Lady Bears fall 3-2 to Vikings

The Lady Bears fell behind 3-0 and tried to come back, but fell to North Stokes 3-2 in the first round of the state 1A playoffs. Katie Moorefield, Kaitlyn Johnson and Carson Bollman scored for the Lady Vikings in the first half, but Mount Airy refused to quit. Madrigal had seven shots on goal and converted twice to cut the lead to 3-2. Kora Lede

North Surry slammed two home runs in the fifth inning to beat R.S. Central 4-2 on Wednesday.
Chase Chandler pitched six innings for the win, and Brady Watts came on in the seventh to earn the save in the first round of the state 2A playoffs at home.
The Hounds squandered chances in the first three innings as they struggled with the pitcher's spee

Twin homers carry Greyhounds

North Surry slammed two home runs in the fifth inning to beat R.S. Central 4-2 on Wednesday. Chase Chandler pitched six innings for the win, and Brady Watts came on in the seventh to earn the save in the first round of the state 2A playoffs at home. The Hounds squandered chances in the first three innings as they struggled with the pitcher's spee





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