Jeff Linville

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WILKESBORO — Surry Central roared back from 17 points down to beat Wilkes Central in overtime Tuesday night.
The Golden Eagles scored just 11 points in the entire first half, then doubled that in the fourth quarter as they posted 23 points.
The visiting team even took the lead briefly near the end of the game before Wilkes Central scored wi

Eagles win in overtime

WILKESBORO — Surry Central roared back from 17 points down to beat Wilkes Central in overtime Tuesday night. The Golden Eagles scored just 11 points in the entire first half, then doubled that in the fourth quarter as they posted 23 points. The visiting team even took the lead briefly near the end of the game before Wilkes Central scored wi

Comeback falls short for Lady Eagles

WILKESBORO – The Lady Eagles fell behind early and never got over the hump in losing to Wilkes Central 65-52 Tuesday. Surry Central fell behind by 10 in the first quarter and cut the lead to as little as three points in the third quarter. “It felt like a playoff atmosphere,” said coach Mandy Holt. The crowd was great on both sid

DOBSON — Surry Central held its wrestling home opener Tuesday night with two losses to Davidson County schools.
The Golden Eagles wrestled against more than their two opponents as the coach and team battled heavy hearts in the aftermath of Monday's tragic auto accident involving four local students.
Dakota Goss, who wrestled for two years a

Eagles wrestle teams, grief

DOBSON — Surry Central held its wrestling home opener Tuesday night with two losses to Davidson County schools. The Golden Eagles wrestled against more than their two opponents as the coach and team battled heavy hearts in the aftermath of Monday's tragic auto accident involving four local students. Dakota Goss, who wrestled for two years a

A North Surry swimmer comes up for air during a meet with Mount Airy at Reeves Community Center Monday night. Results were not available at press time.
A Lady Greyhound nears the wall in the back stroke.
The Mount Airy boys warm up before the meet.

A North Surry swimmer comes up for air during a meet with Mount Airy at Reeves Community Center Monday night. Results were not available at press time. A Lady Greyhound nears the wall in the back stroke. The Mount Airy boys warm up before the meet.

ELKIN — North Surry's Austin Rozier picked up the top award in the Elkin Invitational wrestling tournament, and teammate Devyn Green hit the 100-win plateau.
The Greyhounds return 10 starters from last year's conference champions. That squad went 25-1 until losing by just two points in the 2A state playoffs.
Seven seniors lead the way: Cesa

Rozier, Green shine in tourney

ELKIN — North Surry's Austin Rozier picked up the top award in the Elkin Invitational wrestling tournament, and teammate Devyn Green hit the 100-win plateau. The Greyhounds return 10 starters from last year's conference champions. That squad went 25-1 until losing by just two points in the 2A state playoffs. Seven seniors lead the way: Cesa

SC kicks off wrestling

ELKIN — Surry Central opened its wrestling season with a senior getting a milestone win. Uriel Secundino earned his 100th win on Saturday at an 11-team tournament in Elkin. Secundino, fresh off an all-conference honor in soccer, still has an outside shot at catching Cesar Pena for Central's career wins record at 144. Reaching 100 wins is a

Cardinals drop opener

DOBSON — The Golden Eagles opened the 2014-15 basketball season with a 60-45 win over East Wilkes Friday night. The nonconference game featured two head coaches who know each other very well. Brad Davis is in his first season at East Wilkes after working as an assistant to Surry Central's Ken Eiswald. Midway through the first quarter, the t

DOBSON — The Golden Eagles opened the 2014-15 basketball season with a 60-45 win over East Wilkes Friday night.
The nonconference game featured two head coaches who know each other very well.
Brad Davis is in his first season at East Wilkes after working as an assistant to Central's Ken Eiswald.
Midway through the first quarter, the two te

Central opens season with win

DOBSON — The Golden Eagles opened the 2014-15 basketball season with a 60-45 win over East Wilkes Friday night. The nonconference game featured two head coaches who know each other very well. Brad Davis is in his first season at East Wilkes after working as an assistant to Central's Ken Eiswald. Midway through the first quarter, the two te

MOUNT AIRY — The Granite Bears' big man on campus has picked UNC Pembroke to play college ball.
Carson Mounce, the 6-foot-10 center, will travel 180 miles southeast to Pembroke to continue his dream of one day playing professional basketball on some level.
Carson said he has been playing basketball since he was in the first grade. He also p

Bears' Mounce signs with Pembroke​

MOUNT AIRY — The Granite Bears' big man on campus has picked UNC Pembroke to play college ball. Carson Mounce, the 6-foot-10 center, will travel 180 miles southeast to Pembroke to continue his dream of one day playing professional basketball on some level. Carson said he has been playing basketball since he was in the first grade. He also p

Mount Airy sophomore Will Sparks gets separation from the defender on the fast break. The Bears scrimmaged against Wilkes Central on Thursday.
Center Carson Mounce goes up with his off-hand to score around the Wilkes Central defense.
Junior Clay Mounce catches a lob pass from Dylan Gallimore and finishes despite a foul from Wilkes Central.

Mount Airy sophomore Will Sparks gets separation from the defender on the fast break. The Bears scrimmaged against Wilkes Central on Thursday. Center Carson Mounce goes up with his off-hand to score around the Wilkes Central defense. Junior Clay Mounce catches a lob pass from Dylan Gallimore and finishes despite a foul from Wilkes Central.

For Surry Central to continue its impressive run in girls basketball, a group of six seniors will have to fill some big shoes.
Three seasons ago, the Lady Eagles went 11-15. However, the team turned it around over the next two seasons, going 18-10 and 19-7.
After years of coming up short of perennial favorites North Surry, Bishop McGuinness and M

Lady Eagles open season tonight

For Surry Central to continue its impressive run in girls basketball, a group of six seniors will have to fill some big shoes. Three seasons ago, the Lady Eagles went 11-15. However, the team turned it around over the next two seasons, going 18-10 and 19-7. After years of coming up short of perennial favorites North Surry, Bishop McGuinness and M

RALEIGH — The clock struck midnight on East Surry's Cinderella run to the state 1A soccer championship.
Wallace-Rose Hill put up two goals in the first 11 minutes, and East Surry couldn't cash in on some late opportunities in a 3-1 loss on the campus of N.C. State University Saturday afternoon.
Like a prize fight, the defending state champi

Cards fall in 1A title match

RALEIGH — The clock struck midnight on East Surry's Cinderella run to the state 1A soccer championship. Wallace-Rose Hill put up two goals in the first 11 minutes, and East Surry couldn't cash in on some late opportunities in a 3-1 loss on the campus of N.C. State University Saturday afternoon. Like a prize fight, the defending state champi

Forbush took the top two awards in soccer for the Western Piedmont Conference this fall.
Robert Cornelius accepted the Player of the Year award, while Seth Davis was named Coach of the Year.
Cornelius beat out Surry Central's Jose Avalos and Falcon teammate Gilberto Herrera for the top spot.
The Golden Eagles had four players on the first team:

Forbush takes top soccer awards

Forbush took the top two awards in soccer for the Western Piedmont Conference this fall. Robert Cornelius accepted the Player of the Year award, while Seth Davis was named Coach of the Year. Cornelius beat out Surry Central's Jose Avalos and Falcon teammate Gilberto Herrera for the top spot. The Golden Eagles had four players on the first team:

RALEIGH — The clock struck midnight on East Surry's Cinderella run to the state 1A soccer championship.
Wallace-Rose Hill put up two goals in the first 11 minutes, and East Surry couldn't cash in on some late opportunities in a 3-1 loss on the campus of N.C. State University Saturday afternoon.
Like a prize fight, the defending state champi

Cards fall in 1A title match

RALEIGH — The clock struck midnight on East Surry's Cinderella run to the state 1A soccer championship. Wallace-Rose Hill put up two goals in the first 11 minutes, and East Surry couldn't cash in on some late opportunities in a 3-1 loss on the campus of N.C. State University Saturday afternoon. Like a prize fight, the defending state champi

The Granite Bears got a tough draw in the first round, and it came back to haunt them.
Mount Airy lost to Swain County 14-0 Friday night. A 10-win streak to start the season is spoiled as the Bears lose their last two games.
The Bears were held scoreless for the first time since 1996, breaking a streak of 236 games that dates back to before many

Swain shuts out Bears 14-0

The Granite Bears got a tough draw in the first round, and it came back to haunt them. Mount Airy lost to Swain County 14-0 Friday night. A 10-win streak to start the season is spoiled as the Bears lose their last two games. The Bears were held scoreless for the first time since 1996, breaking a streak of 236 games that dates back to before many

PILOT MOUNTAIN — One of the best female golfers in Surry County history has picked Catawba College to continue her career.
Aside from Mount Airy, girls' golf is a fairly new sport for this area, yet East Surry's Madison Moore quickly made the small 1A school a household name in the 1A regional and state tournaments.
East Surry has only had

East's Moore joins Catawba golf

PILOT MOUNTAIN — One of the best female golfers in Surry County history has picked Catawba College to continue her career. Aside from Mount Airy, girls' golf is a fairly new sport for this area, yet East Surry's Madison Moore quickly made the small 1A school a household name in the 1A regional and state tournaments. East Surry has only had

As the soccer team prepares for a state championship, East Surry picked up the top two awards from the Northwest Conference.
With just the state 1A title match left to play, the Northwest released its all-conference team Thursday.
East senior Souli Boutis received the player of the year honor, while his leader, Bill Hart, earned coach of the year

Cards earn top soccer awards

As the soccer team prepares for a state championship, East Surry picked up the top two awards from the Northwest Conference. With just the state 1A title match left to play, the Northwest released its all-conference team Thursday. East senior Souli Boutis received the player of the year honor, while his leader, Bill Hart, earned coach of the year

DOBSON — Surry Central gave fans a sneak peak of this year's edition of the Golden Eagles' basketball teams Tuesday evening.
The girls' JV and varsity teams joined together and played a scrimmage of mixed teams. Then the JV boys played a team of alumni, followed by the varsity squad facing a second alumni team.
Before the varsity game, athl

Eagles debut team versus alumni

DOBSON — Surry Central gave fans a sneak peak of this year's edition of the Golden Eagles' basketball teams Tuesday evening. The girls' JV and varsity teams joined together and played a scrimmage of mixed teams. Then the JV boys played a team of alumni, followed by the varsity squad facing a second alumni team. Before the varsity game, athl

The Granite Bears open the state 1AA playoffs with a tough first-round draw.
Mount Airy (10-1) hosts Swain County (8-3), which finished third in the Smoky Mountain Conference behind Robbinsville and Murphy.
Both teams enter the postseason fresh off a loss, but the Bears might also be carrying a chip on their shoulders from the way the state align

Bears host Swain County in 1st round

The Granite Bears open the state 1AA playoffs with a tough first-round draw. Mount Airy (10-1) hosts Swain County (8-3), which finished third in the Smoky Mountain Conference behind Robbinsville and Murphy. Both teams enter the postseason fresh off a loss, but the Bears might also be carrying a chip on their shoulders from the way the state align

The Granite Bears' big man on campus has picked UNC Pembroke to play college ball.
Carson Mounce, the 6-foot-10 center, will travel 180 miles southeast to Pembroke to continue his dream of one day playing professional basketball on some level.
Carson said he has been playing basketball since he was in the first grade. He also played football and

Bears' Mounce signs with Pembroke

The Granite Bears' big man on campus has picked UNC Pembroke to play college ball. Carson Mounce, the 6-foot-10 center, will travel 180 miles southeast to Pembroke to continue his dream of one day playing professional basketball on some level. Carson said he has been playing basketball since he was in the first grade. He also played football and





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