Surry Knights slate Military Appreciation Day DOBSON — The Surry Knights Baseball Team is planning Military Appreciation Day on Saturday when the Knights play Rockingham Community College at home during a double header starting at 1 p.m.
Veterans and active military personnel will be recognized on the field that day along with Surry and Rockingham players. Veterans will be given a free hot dog lunch, and admission to the games are free. Both teams will wear camouflage-style jerseys to ...
Kessler, doubles team earn regional spots Mount Airy’s Mitch Kessler won the Northwest Conference 1A singles title, and a doubles team earned a spot in the regional 1A tournament next week.
As the Northwest is a split 1A/2A conference, the league gets only the top three for both singles and doubles for the 1A side.
Bishop McGuinness took four of the top six points, two for singles and two for doubles, so that all six starters will advance.
The Bears get half their six starters ...
Hounds, Eagles sweep four matches North Surry took the singles title, and Surry Central the doubles title as the 2A side of the Northwest Conference Tournament concluded Wednesday.
North’s Austin Barker won the championship, and teammate Samuel Holder won the crucial third-place match so that both advance to the regional 2A tournament next weekend.
Surry Central also won first and third places in doubles, plus a second place in singles to advance five of six starters to r...
Conference records shattered in NW track championship North Stokes and South Stokes finished first and second for both boys and girls after the first day of the Northwest track and field championship.
Still, several local athletes won events and many others placed in the top three.
Mount Airy took third place in the boys’ events at 40.5 points — just two points behind North Stokes — with a record-setting day by discus thrower Parley Gentry.
North Surry took third place in the girls’ events...
Cards top Bears on Senior Night PILOT MOUNTAIN — Senior Drew Wilson drove in the first run as East Surry beat Mount Airy on Senior Night, 5-1.
Wilson and Jeremy Gilley were honored before the game, then the Cardinals wasted no time putting two runs on the board.
Logan Sheets led off with a ground single to right. One out later, Wilson doubled to left-center to score Sheets.
Alec Wilson hit a line drive toward third. Kenny Overfelt leaped up and just got the tip of the...
Lady Cards outkick Greyhounds PILOT MOUNTAIN — The East Surry girls soccer team won against North Surry in a shutout game by a score of 5-0 on Tuesday in a comeback after a 0-3 loss to South Stokes on Monday.
About Tuesday’s win, Cardinal Head Coach John Sigmon said, “They were on their game in passing, had good decision making and played their hearts out.” Sigmon said the team also played “a good and hard game” on Monday.
Sigmon said he continues to see improvement e...
Lady Cards beat Vikings in last at-bat PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry broke a 1-1 tie in its last at-bat to beat conference leader North Stokes, finishing 2-1.
The Lady Cardinals needed a win to stay ahead of North Surry for second place in the Northwest standings.
The second-place team gets a first-round matchup Monday with Bishop McGuinness (1-11), while third place gets a tougher West Stokes (4-9) team.
Through four innings, both pitchers were dominant.
The Lady Vikings’ L...
Mount Airy Lanes show high scores The Mount Airy Lanes co-owner Tammy Casstevens reported the men’s and women’s high game series for the week of April 15-19.
The results are as follows:
Men’s High Game
1. Darrin Casstevens 279 (Monday Night Doubles)
2. Jeremy Johnson 258 (Mount Airy Drug Classic)
3. Rocky Casstevens 247 (Mount Airy Drug Classic)
4. Chris Southard 246 (Mount Airy Drug Classic)
5. Brian Warren 245 (Mount Airy Drug Classic)
Men’s High Series ...
Mount Airy Middle School host singles and doubles 2A Northwest tennis Fifth-seeded Kirk Needham of Surry Central pulled the biggest upset out of all single player competition on Tuesday during the Northwest Conference 2A singles and doubles tennis tournament.
Needham shined during the final match for the first-ranked 2A Golden Eagles, winning after a tiebreaker first set against North Surry’s Samuel Holder. Needham in a display of tenacity over two higher ranked players first overcame number two seeded West S...
Kessler, Bishop advance in NW tourney Mount Airy’s Mitch Kessler overcame an injury to advance to the final of the Northwest Conference 1A singles tennis title.
Bishop McGuinness went undefeated in conference play and put on a good showing in both singles and doubles. The two doubles teams will face off for the conference title, and Ben Jandzinski advanced to the singles final.
Bear Coach Rodney Pell said Kessler had pulled an abdominal muscle after playing eight matches in t...
Three teams tie for 1st in NW baseball The Northwest Conference baseball season finished with a three-way tie for first place.
West Stokes looked to have the season wrapped up two weeks ago, but finished poorly to let East Surry and Surry Central catch the Wildcats with a 10-4 record.
South Stokes beat West Stokes in the finale, which moved the Sauras into fourth place with a 9-5 record.
East Surry got its final win by beating Bishop 7-6 Tuesday night.
Central’s Caleb Mitc...
Lady Hounds beat Lady Eagles 8-1 The Lady Greyhounds beat the Lady Eagles 8-1 at home Tuesday.
North Surry held a one-game lead on Surry Central in the softball standings, so this win solidified the Hounds as the top 2A team in the Northwest and a guaranteed spot in the state 2A playoffs.
North Surry will host the number-three seed from the Mountain Valley Conference in the first round.
In this game, Hannah Goins and Bailey Culler provided plenty of offense, and Marlee...
Local karate rankings and victory to be celebrated The Sidekick Karate School in Mount Airy will hold a belt ranking test on Friday and celebrate results on Saturday at the Starlite Skating Center in Mount Airy.
The event will be a celebration of the school’s state win in March at the State Amateur Athletic Union Karate and also mark the students’ latest rankings from Friday.
The ranking test begins at 4 p.m. on Friday, said Sensei Emad Aly. On Saturday, the celebration will be made compl...
Lady Wildcats defeat Golden Eagles in overtime KING — The Surry Central girls soccer team lost to West Stokes in a double overtime game on Monday by a score of 2-1 at West Stokes.
Surry Central Soccer Coach Matt Richardson said the Wildcats scored on the Golden Eagles during the first 10 minutes of the game after Central came out playing “flat.”
The game, originally scheduled for Tuesday, solidified West Stokes as first-place title holder in the Northwest Conference, said Richardson. ...
Lady Bears fall to Villains in soccer An improving Lady Villains soccer team beat Mount Airy 11-2 on Tuesday.
“They’ve gotten a lot better as the year’s gone on,” Bear Coach Will Hurley said of the Villains.
Mount Airy (9-9) lost to Bishop McGuinness 7-1 last month. The Villains have won five of their last six with the only loss to conference leader West Stokes (10-1 in the Northwest).
Bishop jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first half, threatening to end the match early.