Cardinal Ashley Smith to play for Lady Knights DOBSON — East Surry’s Ashley Smith signed to play volleyball with Surry Community College, where she will start practice after graduation.
Smith’s coach, Caleb Gilley, said, “I am thrilled for her to get the chance to continue playing volleyball.”
Gilley said she never complained after an injury slowed her down during her senior year.
Instead, Gilley said she worked hard to get back into condition.
Smith graduates on Friday; the follo...
Fulp to compete in the East-West All Star Game Cardinal basketball player Keri Fulp was selected to play in the East-West All-Star Basketball game in Greensboro in July.
The East-West All Star game for women will be held on July 22, sponsored by the North Carolina Coaches Association, and begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Fulp, a senior, is the only player from the Northwest Conference to be selected. Fulp received a full scholarship earlier this year to play basketball ...
Knights golf to begin Nationals DOBSON — The SCC Knights golf team will begin play at the Goose Pond Golf Course in Scottsboro, Ala., where tee-off time will begin at 12:24 p.m. and play will continue through Friday in the National Junior College Athletic Association Golf Championship.
Andy Carowan will lead the Knights followed by Ben Vogler, Ryan Wilson, Chris Joyce and Ryan High.
Coach Tom Pendergraft said the team had practiced twice and so far were able to drive we...
AAU basketball tournament seeks participants WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — A nationwide Williamson Field house Basketball Tournament sponsored by AAU basketball is open for registration for grades third through seventh.
The tournament will begin June 22-23, said Project Coordinator Lori Phillips.
Phillips said Williamson Parks and Recreation staff are reaching out to North Carolina and other states around the nation. She said they are hoping for a good turnout.
The teams are guaranteed thre...
Former Eagle Ethan Wilmoth headed to UNC-Asheville FORK UNION, Va. — Former Surry Central basketball star Ethan Wilmoth has picked UNC-Asheville to continue his career.
The 2012 graduate spent the past year attending Fork Union Military Academy.
Ethan picked up several all-conference honors in his four years at Central and finished as the school’s all-time leading scorer.
“He easily has the best work habits of anybody I’ve ever been around,” said Ken Eiswald, Central basketball coach. H...
Cards beat Sauras again, advance in 1A playoffs PILOT MOUNTAIN — Seth Brim drove in two runs in the first inning, and the Cardinal pitchers held on for a 3-2 win in the third round of the state 1A playoffs.
For the second time in a week, and the fourth time this season, East Surry beat South Stokes.
All-conference player Jamison Nagle hit two solo homers for the Sauras, but the Cards pitched out of jams to prevent any big innings.
With the threat of rain looming, the teams moved the ...
Bears’ Hicks chooses Ferrum for football, baseball Mount Airy football standout Benji Hicks has chosen Ferrum College to continue his multi-sport playing career.
The Division III school recruited Benji to play on the offensive line in football, but will also let him walk on to the baseball team.
Benji played football and basketball all four years and played baseball for two seasons.
Listed on the football program at 6-foot-1, 251 pounds, Benji made the football all-conference team twice...
North Surry’s Alex Cooke wins state gold GREENSBORO — North Surry’s Alex Cooke won gold in the shot put at the state 2A track and field championship in Greensboro.
Cooke took the lead with her first put and kept the pressure on with a better toss later.
Coming into Friday’s meet at N.C. A&T University, Cooke was considered a favorite with the 4kg (8.8 pound) ball.
Track website NC.milesplit.com had senior Diamond Tyson, Carrboro, ahead of Cooke in its virtual meet because Tyso...
Hounds lose to Cavaliers in third round North Surry girls softball lost to Cuthbertson in the third round of the state playoffs on a rainy Friday night, ending the season with a 19-3 record.
The Lady Greyhounds advanced earlier after victories over West Davidson and Wilkes Central but lost to Cuthbertson 10-6.
Head Coach Willie Hodges said, “If the team had started playing earlier they way they did in the fourth inning, it would have been a closer game.”
Marlee Bunker pitches...
Brown, Fulp named county athletes of year PILOT MOUNTAIN — Wes Brown and Keri Fulp have been named the male and female athletes of the year by Surry County Schools.
The school system looked at the top athletes from East Surry, North Surry and Surry Central. The announcement came at the end-of-year sports banquet at Pilot Mountain Middle School.
The banquet also is when the county presents the top team award for the year, but just like last year, the teams are so close together th...
Shelton 10k race to be held Saturday. More than 300 runners have registered to participate in the annual 10K race at Shelton Vineyards on Saturday.
The race is set to begin at 8 a.m. at the Hampton Inn Suites in Dobson.
According to the city parks and recreation department, more than 300 runners have registered, and registration continues this week at Reeves Community Center.
They may also register on Saturday before the race begins. The registration time is listed between ...
Bears’ Kessler leads tennis all-conference Mount Airy’s Mitch Kessler was named player of the year and Surry Central’s Mark Parsons coach of the year as the Northwest Conference announced its tennis awards.
The Northwest revealed its all-conference team, which includes three Eagles, two Bears, two Greyhounds and one Cardinal.
Bishop McGuinness won the conference title just like last year, but it was the Golden Eagles’ rise from the bottom half of the standings to second place that...
State 2A track meet features 8 local athletes Eight local athletes will compete today in the state 2A track and field championship.
Surry Central had one first-place finish and three third-place finishes at the regional track meet last weekend, while North Surry’s Alex Cooke won the girls’ shot put.
Cooke should be the favorite to win the gold based on the results posted from the four regional meets.
The Greyhound had a throw of 37-7 1/2 at N.C. A&T in Greensboro, winning gold by 2...
Lady Knights take conference tourney DOBSON —The Lady Knights softball team finished the season by winning the NJCAA Division 11 Region X Conference Tournament, then losing the Region P Tournament.
Lincoln Land Community College defeated the Lady Knights in two games, 5-4 in nine innings and 5-0.
The Lady Knights finished 21-16 overall and 16-7 in their conference.
Head Coach Amber Reid said the team was the most talented and successful she had coached in five years.
Eagles’ Richardson named soccer coach of year Surry Central’s Matt Richardson has been named the Northwest Conference coach of the year for soccer.
The Northwest announced the all-conference team this week along with coach and player of the year awards. West Stokes’ Macy Rutledge took player of the year.
Three local players were thought to have made a strong bid for the player of the year honor. Surry Central’s Haylee Harrison was a scoring machine, and Mount Airy’s Vanessa Armenta a...