Four local schools represent Northwest Conference at state tennis tourney Two individuals and two doubles teams from the 1A/2A Northwest Conference will compete in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Men’s Tennis Tournament Championship in Cary beginning on Friday.
This year’s Northwest Conference will have representatives from Mount Airy High School, North Surry High School, Surry Central and Bishop McGuinness competing in the state tournament.
In 1A state tennis competition, Mitch Kessler of Mount Airy ...
Lady Knights set to compete in District P Tournament DOBSON — The Surry Community College Lady Knights will compete against Lincoln Land Community College in the District P Tournament on Friday.
The tournament will be held in Hendersonville, Tenn.
The game will be a double-header and a win will send the team to the NJCAA World Series Softball Tournament. Last week, the Lady Knights won the Region X Championship Tournament.
The first game will begin at 2 p.m. and the second game at 4 p.m. ...
East Surry advances to state golf championship TROY — East Surry and Bishop McGuinness dominated the competition at the 1A Midwest Golf Regional.
The Villains took first place behind Tanner Owen’s round-best 68, while the Cardinals finished second with two players in the top five.
East’s Jordan Vogler was third with a 74, while teammate Drew Alley was tied for fourth with a 76 at Densons Creek Golf Course.
Densons Creek is the home course for West Montgomery, which finished third as...
Lady Eagles hosting soccer playoff match DOBSON — The Lady Eagles open the 2A state playoffs with a home game Wednesday.
Surry Central was the only local school to make the playoffs as East Surry, Mount Airy and North Surry failed to get wild-card bids.
Central (16-4-1) is the second seed from the Northwest and hosts Piedmont (11-4-1), the second seed from the Rocky River Conference.
The young Eagles don’t have a senior on the squad, so for these girls, Wednesday will be their...
Mount Airy High School to host first Granite City Lift-off competition Mount Airy High School will hold its first Granite City Lift-off weight competition on Saturday.
The competition is designed for student athletes to show off their hard work and ability they have developed while playing high school sports, said Jonathan Wilmoth, Mount Airy physical education teacher.
East Surry, Surry Central and North Surry are scheduled to compete with Mount Airy.
Wilmoth said the event is the first of its kind and wi...
Rain postpones baseball, golf Rain on Sunday and Monday caused the postponement of some sporting events.
While the 1A Midwest golf regional went on as scheduled, most of the regional tournaments were halted.
The 2A Midwest, where North Surry will compete, has been moved to Thursday.
The full Greyhound starting six will play at Sapona Ridge Country Club, hosted by West Davidson High, while four others will play as individuals. They are Surry Central’s Rocky Collins a...
High school athletics benefit from MAYF 22nd annual golf tourney The Mount Airy Youth Foundation held its 22nd annual Golf Tournament on Saturday at Cross Creek Country Club and donated $3,000 after covering expenses to the Mount Airy High School athletic fund.
Secretary and Treasurer for the MAYF Jim Belton said 18 teams competed in this year’s Captains Choice Amateur with each team having four members.
Belton said the tournament results exceeded expectations with four more teams competing than last y...
Bears qualify 6 for state track championship MONROE — Six Mount Airy athletes have advanced to the state 1A track championship after top-four showings in the 1A Midwest Regional.
East Surry’s Lamar Shuff just missed the state meet with a fifth-place finish in the 100 meters.
The Bears’ Corey Valentine put in the best performance with two top finishes, a tie for another first place and a third place in four events.
“Corey had himself an unbelievable day,” said track coach Clarence ...
Hound, Eagles advance to state tennis tourney LEXINGTON — North Surry and Surry Central each have an entry going into the state 2A tennis tournament next weekend after making the top four in regional play.
The Greyhounds’ Austin Barker and the Eagles’ doubles duo of Luke Haymore and Colby Chilton will go into the state championship as fourth seeds after losing on Saturday.
As reported in Saturday’s edition, Barker won twice on Friday to reach the semifinals of the singles brackets.
NW names 10 locals to all-conference team DANBURY — Local softball players made up 10 of the spots on the Northwest All-Conference Team announced at North Stokes Friday night.
East Surry had four players on the all-conference team, while North Surry and Surry Central had three each. Central likely would have had a fourth, but pitcher Elise Austin (a previous first-teamer) was out with an injury.
Named to the first team for the Lady Cardinals were Jessica Barker, Kristen Cummings,...
Injury limits Kessler in tennis regional loss WINSTON-SALEM — Mount Airy’s Mitch Kessler will go to the state 1A tennis championship as the fourth seed from the West after losing on Saturday.
Kessler and Gray Stone Day’s John Latimer faced off in a battle of the undefeated Saturday morning at the Wake Forest University Indoor Tennis Center.
Kessler (18-0) was slowed in the conference tournament last week because of a pulled abdominal muscle. He played through that on Friday, but Satu...
Bears’ Kessler advances in regional tennis tourney WINSTON-SALEM — Mount Airy’s Mitch Kessler advanced through the first day of the state 1A regional tournament Friday.
Kessler won two matches to advance to the semifinals at Wake Forest University. By making the top four, Kessler has qualified for the state tournament next week in Cary, but he can improve his seeding with a good showing today.
Before the matches could begin, the coaches had to decide on seeding.
Kessler hasn’t lost a si...
Mount Airy Lanes report scores The Mount Airy Lanes reported the high game/series scores for the men’s and women’s bowling league for the week of April 29 - May 2 and only one week is left before summer league bowling begins. Winners of each category in the current league will receive prize money for top finishes on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, said Mount Airy Lanes employee Justin Draughn. After next week’s finish, players for summer leagues will meet to form on ...
Five sign with SCC Lady Knights volleyball DOBSON —The Surry Community College Lady Knights volleyball team added five more names to its roster on Friday.
Ashley Smith of East Surry High School, Cassidy Gregory of East Wilkes High School, Dana Brown of Mount Airy High School, Shay Hampton of South Stokes; and Tiffany Coe of Surry Central will play volleyball for the Lady Knights under Head Coach Jan Marion-Kiser in the Region 10 Division 2 Conference.
Marion-Kiser said Smith will ...
Hounds take two to regionals, Barker advances LEXINGTON — North Surry’s number three seed Austin Barker won both regional quarter-final tennis matches Friday and will play two matches today.
He will start with Wilkes Centrals’ top seed Garrett Lakey in the semi-finals at 9 a.m. at Lexington High School.
Barker defeated West Davidsons’ Jaime Lopez 6-3, 6-1. He advanced in the second quarter final round to overcome Lucas Zellar 6-4, 6-3.
North Surry Head Coach Drew Belton said Bark...