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Jeff Linville

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E-Mail Address: jlinville@civitasmedia.com

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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

Forbush remains undefeated

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

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry basketball star Carson Long will continue his sports and academic pursuits at Guilford College this fall.
The Northwest Conference player of the year put together a great senior season after willingly playing second fiddle to the school's all-time leading scorer (Scott Meredith) the previous two years.
Coach Jaso

East's Long selects Guilford

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry basketball star Carson Long will continue his sports and academic pursuits at Guilford College this fall. The Northwest Conference player of the year put together a great senior season after willingly playing second fiddle to the school's all-time leading scorer (Scott Meredith) the previous two years. Coach Jaso

Wes Bumgardner threw a five-inning shutout, and helped himself at the plate as the Granite Bears destroyed Atkins 16-0 in the first round of the Northwest Conference Tournament.
Bumgardner was hit by a pitch off the top of the helmet in his first at-bat. He came around to score in that inning. He also scored after a triple in the second inning and

Bears slaughter Atkins 16-0

Wes Bumgardner threw a five-inning shutout, and helped himself at the plate as the Granite Bears destroyed Atkins 16-0 in the first round of the Northwest Conference Tournament. Bumgardner was hit by a pitch off the top of the helmet in his first at-bat. He came around to score in that inning. He also scored after a triple in the second inning and

Locals knocked from regional tennis playoffs

Nine local tennis players went into the 1A and 2A regional tournaments, but none could hang long enough to qualify for the state tournament. Mount Airy won its opening singles and doubles matches on Friday before falling in the second round. The 2A teams got a later start because of rain Friday, but the six local players were all knocked out of t

The Lady Bears got offense from up and down the lineup in a 10-2 win over Bishop McGuinness Monday.
In the first round of the Northwest Conference Tournament, Mount Airy posted all 10 runs in the first four innings as everyone in the batting order helped at one time or another.
The Lady Bears scored a run in the first, but then really applied the

Lady Bears beat Bishop 10-2 in 1st round

The Lady Bears got offense from up and down the lineup in a 10-2 win over Bishop McGuinness Monday. In the first round of the Northwest Conference Tournament, Mount Airy posted all 10 runs in the first four innings as everyone in the batting order helped at one time or another. The Lady Bears scored a run in the first, but then really applied the

PILOT MOUNTAIN — North Surry's Jed Whitaker and South Stokes' full team are headed to the state golf championship next week after strong showings in the 2A Midwest Regional.
Whitaker, a senior Greyhound, shot 73, good for third overall. The top two scores came from Wilkes Central, which won the regional handily.
South Stokes finished second

Hound, Sauras punch state ticket

PILOT MOUNTAIN — North Surry's Jed Whitaker and South Stokes' full team are headed to the state golf championship next week after strong showings in the 2A Midwest Regional. Whitaker, a senior Greyhound, shot 73, good for third overall. The top two scores came from Wilkes Central, which won the regional handily. South Stokes finished second

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

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

Elkin took top all-conference honors in men's tennis following the completion of the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference tournament recently.
Ryan Schell was named player of the year, while Elkin coach Tony Duncan has been honored as coach of the year.
Other Buckin' Elks making all-conference are Jacob Lyon, Ryan Macy, Jarrett Peterson, Ryan Sche

Elkin player, coach earn top honors

Elkin took top all-conference honors in men's tennis following the completion of the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference tournament recently. Ryan Schell was named player of the year, while Elkin coach Tony Duncan has been honored as coach of the year. Other Buckin' Elks making all-conference are Jacob Lyon, Ryan Macy, Jarrett Peterson, Ryan Sche

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

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 — 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





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