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Local teams in action this week

Staff Report

January 21, 2014

Monday was a quiet sports day because of the federal holiday. Here is the schedule of sporting events for the rest of this week.


Today, Mount Airy and East Surry are on the road for basketball, while their wrestling teams will be at home.


Granite Bear wrestling hosts Atkins, which lost 84-0 to East Surry, and Patrick County. Triston Mabry goes for his 100th career win.


The Cardinals host Walkertown, which hasn’t faced any local team yet this season.


The Bears basketball teams goes to West Stokes for nonconference games. East Surry heads to Walkertown for matchups in the Northwest Conference,.


The Mount Airy boys are 10-6 and take on a Wildcats team that is 10-4. In the first meeting last month, West Stokes edged Mount Airy by four points.


The Lady Bears are 14-2, while the Lady Cats are 5-8 under John Ayers, who took over for retired Mount Airy Hall of Fame coach James Holleman.


East Surry boys (14-2) are ranked in the top 10 in the state in the NCPreps coaches’ poll. Walkertown is 5-12 and lost to the Cards in the first meeting by 16 points.


The first time the girls teams met, the Lady Cards (7-8) demolished the Lady Wolfpack (1-15) 78-16. Walkertown’s only win came by three points over a nearby church team at the start of the season.


On Wednesday, the Lady Cards travel to Dobson to take on Surry Central. The Lady Eagles (10-4) are first in the Western Piedmont Conference. In the first match, the Eagles built a 16-point lead in the first half, but the Cards rallied in the fourth quarter before falling by single digits.


In the boys game, the Golden Eagles (8-7) allowed the Cards to build a 20-point lead through three quarters before playing them evenly in the fourth.


However, that was six weeks ago. The Eagles started off 4-5, but have gone 4-2 in the past six games, including a two-point win over rival North Surry on Friday.


As for North, the Greyhounds (7-7) host Patrick County in a nonconference game. The Cougars lost their first 11 games before beating Craig County 70-39 on Saturday.


The Lady Hounds (9-6) had a four-game winning streak snapped by Central. They won’t have it easy with the Lady Cougars, who are 9-3. Patrick County has beaten North Stokes (4-12) twice, but lost by 25 to Forbush (10-6).


On Friday, East Surry has the night off for both basketball and wrestling. The other three schools have busy nights.


Mount Airy hosts North Stokes. North Surry travels to South Stokes, and Surry Central goes to Forbush.


The wrestling teams play the same schools, but the locations are reversed. The Hounds host the Sauras, and the Eagles host the Falcons, while the Bears go to the Vikings.