Eagles, Hounds flex muscles in weight challenge EAST BEND — North Surry and Surry Central showed their strength in a weightlifting competition held at Forbush recently.
Forbush football coach Chris Johnson contacted some area schools about taking part in the weight challenge.
East Wilkes joined the Greyhounds and Golden Eagles in the day-long event.
North football coach Danny Lyons said he took 16 football players down to East Bend, while Central had a baker’s dozen of both football ...
Hound wrestler Brannock signs with Belmont Abbey Tristen Brannock of North Surry High School recently signed a letter of intent with Belmont Abbey College and will begin wrestling at the college after being offered a partial scholarship.
North Surry’s Head Wrestling Coach Eric Jessup called the opportunity an exciting moment.
“‘Tristen’s credentials speak for themselves,” said Jessup.
Brannock finished his high school wrestling career with 145 wins and 37 losses.
Jessup said, “I hav...
SCC gives awards at athletic banquet DOBSON —Surry Community College held an athletic banquet on Tuesday honoring the school’s athletes. Local business leader Gary York was the keynote speaker.
Surry Community College Athletic Director Mark Tucker said York delivered a “wonderful message for all of our student-athletes, coaches, and parents.”
Awards were given in each sport and they are as listed below.
Baseball Most Valuable Player – Ashton Fleming
Offensive Player of ...
Cards top Eagles 6-2, advance to NW final WALNUT COVE — East Surry defeated Surry Central 6-2 on Thursday to advance to the final of the Northwest Conference Tournament.
The Cardinals scored three runs in the sixth inning, then escaped from a bases-loaded jam in the seventh behind the pitching of Scott Meredith.
The junior righthander threw all seven innings, giving up eight hits and two walks with four strikeouts, the last one coming against cleanup hitter Caleb Mitchell on the ...
West Stokes overcomes East Surry in tourney DANBURY — The second seeded East Surry girls’ softball team lost to the six-seeded West Stokes girls during the semi-final round of the Northwest 1A/2A conference tournament on Wednesday.
The Wildcats won by a score of 8-6 and will play North Stokes on Friday, who hosted the tournament.
“I give them all the credit, they played well,” said East Surry Coach Derrick Hill.
Hill commended the offensive effort of Amber Lawson, who hit a home ...
Lady Eagles beat Bears 5-0 in soccer DOBSON — The Lady Eagles beat the Lady Bears 5-0 in their last home game Tuesday.
Haylee Harrison had three goals and one assist to lead Surry Central.
The last home game traditionally is Senior Night, but the Eagles don’t have any seniors this year on a squad that has gone 15-4-1 so far on the year.
The Eagles have had some issues with slow starts this season, according to Coach Matt Richardson. In this one, however, the team broke thr...
Eagles knocked from tennis dual-team playoffs DOBSON — Surry Central tennis was knocked from the 2A state dual-team playoffs, but still has the individual tournament this weekend.
The Golden Eagles faced a tough West Davidson team and lost 8-1, but the matches were closer than the final team score, according to Coach Mark Parsons.
All but one of the six singles matches were close, he said.
“It’s disappointing that they beat us, but they come from a good conference,” he said of West...
North Surry Soccer Girls salute seniors The North Surry Greyhound girls soccer team finished its last game of the season in a loss to Bishop McGuinness but celebrated the Seniors on the field giving them roses.
The six seniors were escorted by family members.
Head Coach Rachel Escobar said she was going to miss the seniors and the intense time of soccer play over the years.
Seniors on the team are: Ana Garcia, the daughter of Ana Maria and Esteban Garcia. Garcia has played th...
Golden Eagles advance to play North Stokes DOBSON — The fifth-seeded Surry Central girls’ softball team shut out South Stokes in the conference tournament 6-0 on Monday and advanced to play top-seeded North Stokes today.
“It felt good to get back on track,” said Glenn Craddock about the victory.
Craddock said the team hit solid against the Sauras.
Cassidy Joyner started as pitcher for the Golden Eagles. Craddock said, “She threw a great game and did a great job.”
Cards beat Hounds 5-1 in NW opener PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry’s Drew Wilson hit a solo homer and pitched into the sixth inning as the Cardinals beat North Surry 5-1 in the first round of the Northwest Conference Tournament.
Wilson went 5 2/3 innings before Scott Meredith came on to get a ground out with the bases full.
For the first three innings, the two pitchers were in control.
Wilson racked up strikeouts, while North’s Nick Wilson gave up only one run on the homer d...
Lady Cards pound Lady Villains 18-0 PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Lady Cardinals needed just two innings to blast Bishop McGuinness from the Northwest Conference Tournament.
East Surry sent 16 batters to the plate in the first inning, then batted around in the second as well to score 18 runs.
After Kristen Cummings pitched a scoreless third, the game was over early by the mercy rule, 18-0.
Emily Cummings was 3-3 with a double, two singles and three RBIs. Kelsey Wilson also was 3-3...
Wildcats upset Greyhounds for tournament win The sixth-seeded West Stokes girls softball team pulled an upset over third-seeded North Surry in the conference tournament Tuesday, beating North Surry 4-1.
Greyhounds Head Coach Willie Hodges said, “We played at their level, not ours.” Hodges said the Greyhound team hit the ball but “right at somebody.”
In addition, he said, “We did not hit the ball hard enough to make something happen.”
Wildcat Head Coach James Holleman said a winnin...
North’s Johnson gets coach of year award, 5 locals on NW team North Surry’s Daniel Johnson was named coach of the year and five local golfers made the Northwest All-Conference Team.
Bishop McGuinness’ Tanner Owen was named golfer of the year on Monday.
After the Northwest Conference Tournament, the latest numbers were compiled. Owen was statistically the top golfer, while the next 11 lowest scorers were named to the all-conference team.
The coach of the year award comes from a vote of the eight co...
Denny, Bishop take top honors in golf finale PILOT MOUNTAIN — South Stokes’ Keenan Denny took home the final medalist honor of the season, winning the Northwest Conference Golf Tournament with a 2-under-par 68.
Bishop McGuinness took the team title, with East Surry second in the 18-hole match at Pilot Knob Park. Both teams have qualified for the 1A regional playoffs.
The most important spot of the day was third place where North Surry and West Stokes have battled back and forth all ...
Knights split win with Eagles, get one for veterans DOBSON — The Surry Community College Knights split a win with Rockingham Community College in a home game Saturday and honored military veterans on the field offering them free hot dogs and drinks.
The Surry Knights will play the final game today, and plans will be to top off the day with food brought from family and fans for the players.
The Knights won the first game against the Rockingham Eagles by a score of 7-3, but lost the second 3...