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.
Cards outswing first-ranked Bishop The East Surry boys golf team edged out top-ranked Bishop McGuinness by one stroke in the last regular season Northwest Conference golf match held at Cross Creek Country Club on Monday.
East Surry stroked a 304 and Bishop McGuinness a 305.
North Surry took third place in Monday’s game, scoring 326. The Greyhounds are in a race with West Stokes for a third place finish in the conference as well as first place among the local 2A schools and...
Big 6th inning lifts Lady Hounds over Huskies The Lady Greyhounds broke open a tie game with five runs in the sixth inning to beat Ashe County 7-2.
The Lady Huskies scored once in the first and once in the third as North starter Hayley Tickle went four innings and only gave up two unearned runs. Then Marlee Bunker pitched three scoreless innings to pick up the win.
In the first inning, Sloan Elliott led off with a hard grounder to first.
Allison Woodbury couldn’t get a glove on the...
Young takes third in long-drive kickoff ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Local golfer Justin Young finished third in a regional long drive competition in Georgia over the weekend.
This Masters of Long Drive event is the start of the of the American Power Golf Tour.
Thirty-two golfers boomed drives at Echelon Golf Course on a blustery Saturday.
The wind was a challenge all day long, said Young, who graduated from North Surry and is attending Surry Community College.
Sometimes the wind was ...
Bishop wins conference battle against Central Bishop McGuinness retained its first place status after a win against Surry Central in boys tennis in the Northwest 1A/2A conference Monday. Full results were not available from the match at press time.
Tennis brackets out for NW tourney The Northwest Conference has released the brackets for the 1A and 2A tennis tournaments to be held Tuesday and Wednesday.
As usual, the 1A teams will play on the courts at Mount Airy High School, while the 2A teams will play at Mount Airy Middle.
Surry Central (10-1 in the Northwest) has been the best 2A team this season and should feature prominently in the matches at the middle school.
Bishop McGuinness is undefeated as a team and sho...
Jacob Snow chooses Guilford College for hoops North Surry’s Jacob Snow has chosen Guilford College to continue his basketball career.
The three-year varsity player caught the eyes of Guilford’s coaches when he took part in the college’s elite camp last fall, said assistant coach Caleb Kimbrough.
Guilford, part of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, kept an eye on the small forward and joined five or six other schools in recruiting him.
Snow twice was named an honorable mention to...