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Surry Central volleyball player Kristin Key, right, helps Lela Shinault with her hand positioning on sets during the Lady Eagles’ summer camp this week.Madison Goins and Michaela Stone, behind, practice their serves Tuesday afternoon.Eagle head coach Carrie Hutchens gives serving tips to the girls at Tuesday’s camp session.

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Raycom Sports CEO addresses Mount Airy Rotary Club

Ken Haines covered a wide range of topics, from the close call in Raycom Sports’ first Atlantic Coast Conference telecast to watching television revenue transform college football into a multi-billion dollar industry.Haines, president and CEO of Raycom Sports, spoke at the Mount Airy Rotary Club’s meeting on Tuesday at Cross Creek Country Club.“It’s a big money game,” Haines said.The ACC and ESPN have a television rights deal thro...

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Bears’ Mitch Kessler wins Yokley, McGee awards

Mount Airy tennis player Mitch Kessler has received the Charlotte Weatherly Yokley Memorial Award.He follows in the footsteps of his brother Matt who received the award two years ago.The honor is named after the Mount Airy tennis player who died in an accident 23 years ago.“This award has nothing to do with how great a player you are,” said Pam Yokley Greenwood, Charlotte’s mother.The player is selected for displaying “the lo...

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Modified ladder scrambled at Bowman Gray

WINSTON-SALEM — The Night of Destruction on Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium saw monster trucks and demolition derby cars crunching sheet metal — but the biggest hit of the night came to the points ladder for the Modified Series.NASCAR officials docked two drivers 100 points each for excessive contact during the race.Tim Brown of Tobaccoville shot out into the lead as the green flag dropped for the first scheduled 25-lapper, with Burt Myers of Walnut Cove fili...

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PAC swimmers compete at state championship

CARY — Four swimmers represented the North Piedmont Aquatic Club (PAC) this past weekend in the North Carolina 14-and-Under Age Group Long Course Championships held at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary. Sydney Beck, Julie Hicks, Mikki Nunn and Avery Tucker each obtained qualifying times to compete in the three day championship meet.“After 20 plus years of coaching I am amazed that I can still be surprised by awesome performances,” PAC coach Leah Tunstall said. &...

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NFL player buys local property, reaches new deal

An NFL football player with local ties has signed a new contract with the Houston Texans.Tyson Clabo, the former Atlanta Falcon and Miami Dolphin, has reportedly received a two-year deal from the Texans, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan.Brenda Ramsey reported this week that she has sold a farmhouse and parcel of land out on N.C. 103 to Clabo where he intends to build a new home. Ramsey is the operator of Brenda’s Kountry Kitchen on the corner of East Pine Stre...

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Bears’ Brown shines in East-West All-Star Game

GREENSBORO — The East All-Stars beat the West 5-2 in soccer, but Mount Airy’s Mitchell Brown was one of the bright spots for his team.Brown and Jordan Couch, Smoky Mountain, seemed to have the most impact for the West team.The West team was loaded with 3A and 4A players, but it was the 1A Granite Bear who scored the first goal for the West.Unlike high school teams which can have 20 or more players on the sideline, the all-star game had 16 players p...

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Surry North 13U All-Stars compete in Southeast Regional

The state champion Surry County Cal Ripken 12U Surry North All-Stars open play today at the 2014 Babe Ruth Southeast Regional Tournament in Lewisburg, Tennessee.Surry North begins pool play against Mount Pleasant (South Carolina) at 11:30 a.m. There are 12 teams competing at the regional, split into two divisions (American and National). Participating are teams from North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, and Virginia.Surry North will play five pool ...

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Mount Airy soccer and football player Mitchell Brown receives two awards at the N.C. Coaches Association 48th-Annual All-Star Banquet held Sunday. Brown received a plaque for being named as a player on the West Men’s Soccer Team and for being an academic all-star as well. He stands with Bears head coach Will Hurley, left, and assistant coach Holden Hurley, right. For all-star game details, see tomorrow’s edition of The News.

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Johnson perfect in East-West All-Star Game

GREENSBORO — For Malaya Johnson, it was the perfect ending to a sparkling high school basketball career.The North Surry center didn’t miss from the floor and scored 12 points on Monday night in the N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game on Monday night at Greensboro Coliseum.The West defeated the East 82-68.It didn’t take long for the recent graduate to get in the scorebook. Johnson scored four of the first six points for the West A...

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Concussions in football harder than ever to ignore

The days of jarring hits in football being brushed off as “dings” or “cleaning out the cobwebs” are long gone.With growing concerns over sports-related concussions, prep football players, coaches and parents are urged to take every high-impact collision seriously.In terms of awareness, concussions have exploded onto the scene the last five years according to Dr. Alexander Powers, a neurosurgeon at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. A recent study...

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Cards drop game two, series knotted at 1

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