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Slate selected for USSSA All American Team

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Mike Slate was the first in the household to find out his son Kobe was selected for the Atlantic Region team at the USSSA All American Games.Then he played it cool when his son watched the selection show online last Friday night.Slate, of Mount Airy, is one of just two players from North Carolina to make the Atlantic Region 13U team that will compete at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimme, Fla. July 31-Aug. 3.“I was very surprised at first, then I got really exited and was very happy I was on the team,” Kobe Slate said.


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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Safety, budget are priorities in helmet selection

With trendy titles like Schutt Vengeance VTD, Xenith EPIC, and Riddell Revolution Speed, today’s football helmets sure seem like the real deal.Helmet manufacturers boast slogans such as “Better fit, better comfort, better protection” (Xenith), and “King me: I am who you thought I was. Protect and perform” (Riddell).They can also come at a hefty price.But with growing concussion concerns at all levels of football today, area coache...

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Heads up: Area coaches react to helmet study

No football helmet is concussion proof.It’s a message that came across loud and clear after the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) released study findings that examined whether the rate of sport-related concussion was affected by the protective equipment worn by high school football players.The results of the University of Wisconsin study, which showed no difference in the rate of concussions or severity of concussions by helm...

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East Surry 11-12 All-Stars headed to regionals

The East Surry 11-12 Little League All-Stars are headed to the Southeastern Region Little League softball tournament July 24-28 in Warner Robins, Georgia.The team defeated the Stedi-Creek All-Stars out of Cumberland County 10-4 for the state championship on Tuesday night at Wilkes Central High School.East, which has won three 11-12 All-Star state titles, heads into the tournament with a 6-2 record.“Out of the 11 girls we have, nine are eligible to come b...

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North’s Alex Cooke gets dream offer from UNC

It’s a dream she’s had for years, her stepfather said.North Surry senior Alex Cooke wanted to win a state championship and earn a scholarship to play for UNC.After finishing up all her paperwork last week, it’s official: Alex is headed for Chapel Hill to join the track and field team.Alex holds four state championships from the past two years.As a junior, she and the Lady Greyhounds volleyball team won the 2A state title in the fal...

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