Jeff Linville

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Cardinals drop opener

DOBSON — The Golden Eagles opened the 2014-15 basketball season with a 60-45 win over East Wilkes Friday night. The nonconference game featured two head coaches who know each other very well. Brad Davis is in his first season at East Wilkes after working as an assistant to Central's Ken Eiswald. Midway through the first quarter, the two te

DOBSON — The Golden Eagles opened the 2014-15 basketball season with a 60-45 win over East Wilkes Friday night.
The nonconference game featured two head coaches who know each other very well.
Brad Davis is in his first season at East Wilkes after working as an assistant to Central's Ken Eiswald.
Midway through the first quarter, the two te

Central opens season with win

DOBSON — The Golden Eagles opened the 2014-15 basketball season with a 60-45 win over East Wilkes Friday night. The nonconference game featured two head coaches who know each other very well. Brad Davis is in his first season at East Wilkes after working as an assistant to Central's Ken Eiswald. Midway through the first quarter, the two te

MOUNT AIRY — The Granite Bears' big man on campus has picked UNC Pembroke to play college ball.
Carson Mounce, the 6-foot-10 center, will travel 180 miles southeast to Pembroke to continue his dream of one day playing professional basketball on some level.
Carson said he has been playing basketball since he was in the first grade. He also p

Bears' Mounce signs with Pembroke​

MOUNT AIRY — The Granite Bears' big man on campus has picked UNC Pembroke to play college ball. Carson Mounce, the 6-foot-10 center, will travel 180 miles southeast to Pembroke to continue his dream of one day playing professional basketball on some level. Carson said he has been playing basketball since he was in the first grade. He also p

Mount Airy sophomore Will Sparks gets separation from the defender on the fast break. The Bears scrimmaged against Wilkes Central on Thursday.
Center Carson Mounce goes up with his off-hand to score around the Wilkes Central defense.
Junior Clay Mounce catches a lob pass from Dylan Gallimore and finishes despite a foul from Wilkes Central.

Mount Airy sophomore Will Sparks gets separation from the defender on the fast break. The Bears scrimmaged against Wilkes Central on Thursday. Center Carson Mounce goes up with his off-hand to score around the Wilkes Central defense. Junior Clay Mounce catches a lob pass from Dylan Gallimore and finishes despite a foul from Wilkes Central.

For Surry Central to continue its impressive run in girls basketball, a group of six seniors will have to fill some big shoes.
Three seasons ago, the Lady Eagles went 11-15. However, the team turned it around over the next two seasons, going 18-10 and 19-7.
After years of coming up short of perennial favorites North Surry, Bishop McGuinness and M

Lady Eagles open season tonight

For Surry Central to continue its impressive run in girls basketball, a group of six seniors will have to fill some big shoes. Three seasons ago, the Lady Eagles went 11-15. However, the team turned it around over the next two seasons, going 18-10 and 19-7. After years of coming up short of perennial favorites North Surry, Bishop McGuinness and M

RALEIGH — The clock struck midnight on East Surry's Cinderella run to the state 1A soccer championship.
Wallace-Rose Hill put up two goals in the first 11 minutes, and East Surry couldn't cash in on some late opportunities in a 3-1 loss on the campus of N.C. State University Saturday afternoon.
Like a prize fight, the defending state champi

Cards fall in 1A title match

RALEIGH — The clock struck midnight on East Surry's Cinderella run to the state 1A soccer championship. Wallace-Rose Hill put up two goals in the first 11 minutes, and East Surry couldn't cash in on some late opportunities in a 3-1 loss on the campus of N.C. State University Saturday afternoon. Like a prize fight, the defending state champi

Forbush took the top two awards in soccer for the Western Piedmont Conference this fall.
Robert Cornelius accepted the Player of the Year award, while Seth Davis was named Coach of the Year.
Cornelius beat out Surry Central's Jose Avalos and Falcon teammate Gilberto Herrera for the top spot.
The Golden Eagles had four players on the first team:

Forbush takes top soccer awards

Forbush took the top two awards in soccer for the Western Piedmont Conference this fall. Robert Cornelius accepted the Player of the Year award, while Seth Davis was named Coach of the Year. Cornelius beat out Surry Central's Jose Avalos and Falcon teammate Gilberto Herrera for the top spot. The Golden Eagles had four players on the first team:

RALEIGH — The clock struck midnight on East Surry's Cinderella run to the state 1A soccer championship.
Wallace-Rose Hill put up two goals in the first 11 minutes, and East Surry couldn't cash in on some late opportunities in a 3-1 loss on the campus of N.C. State University Saturday afternoon.
Like a prize fight, the defending state champi

Cards fall in 1A title match

RALEIGH — The clock struck midnight on East Surry's Cinderella run to the state 1A soccer championship. Wallace-Rose Hill put up two goals in the first 11 minutes, and East Surry couldn't cash in on some late opportunities in a 3-1 loss on the campus of N.C. State University Saturday afternoon. Like a prize fight, the defending state champi

The Granite Bears got a tough draw in the first round, and it came back to haunt them.
Mount Airy lost to Swain County 14-0 Friday night. A 10-win streak to start the season is spoiled as the Bears lose their last two games.
The Bears were held scoreless for the first time since 1996, breaking a streak of 236 games that dates back to before many

Swain shuts out Bears 14-0

The Granite Bears got a tough draw in the first round, and it came back to haunt them. Mount Airy lost to Swain County 14-0 Friday night. A 10-win streak to start the season is spoiled as the Bears lose their last two games. The Bears were held scoreless for the first time since 1996, breaking a streak of 236 games that dates back to before many

PILOT MOUNTAIN — One of the best female golfers in Surry County history has picked Catawba College to continue her career.
Aside from Mount Airy, girls' golf is a fairly new sport for this area, yet East Surry's Madison Moore quickly made the small 1A school a household name in the 1A regional and state tournaments.
East Surry has only had

East's Moore joins Catawba golf

PILOT MOUNTAIN — One of the best female golfers in Surry County history has picked Catawba College to continue her career. Aside from Mount Airy, girls' golf is a fairly new sport for this area, yet East Surry's Madison Moore quickly made the small 1A school a household name in the 1A regional and state tournaments. East Surry has only had

As the soccer team prepares for a state championship, East Surry picked up the top two awards from the Northwest Conference.
With just the state 1A title match left to play, the Northwest released its all-conference team Thursday.
East senior Souli Boutis received the player of the year honor, while his leader, Bill Hart, earned coach of the year

Cards earn top soccer awards

As the soccer team prepares for a state championship, East Surry picked up the top two awards from the Northwest Conference. With just the state 1A title match left to play, the Northwest released its all-conference team Thursday. East senior Souli Boutis received the player of the year honor, while his leader, Bill Hart, earned coach of the year

DOBSON — Surry Central gave fans a sneak peak of this year's edition of the Golden Eagles' basketball teams Tuesday evening.
The girls' JV and varsity teams joined together and played a scrimmage of mixed teams. Then the JV boys played a team of alumni, followed by the varsity squad facing a second alumni team.
Before the varsity game, athl

Eagles debut team versus alumni

DOBSON — Surry Central gave fans a sneak peak of this year's edition of the Golden Eagles' basketball teams Tuesday evening. The girls' JV and varsity teams joined together and played a scrimmage of mixed teams. Then the JV boys played a team of alumni, followed by the varsity squad facing a second alumni team. Before the varsity game, athl

The Granite Bears open the state 1AA playoffs with a tough first-round draw.
Mount Airy (10-1) hosts Swain County (8-3), which finished third in the Smoky Mountain Conference behind Robbinsville and Murphy.
Both teams enter the postseason fresh off a loss, but the Bears might also be carrying a chip on their shoulders from the way the state align

Bears host Swain County in 1st round

The Granite Bears open the state 1AA playoffs with a tough first-round draw. Mount Airy (10-1) hosts Swain County (8-3), which finished third in the Smoky Mountain Conference behind Robbinsville and Murphy. Both teams enter the postseason fresh off a loss, but the Bears might also be carrying a chip on their shoulders from the way the state align

The Granite Bears' big man on campus has picked UNC Pembroke to play college ball.
Carson Mounce, the 6-foot-10 center, will travel 180 miles southeast to Pembroke to continue his dream of one day playing professional basketball on some level.
Carson said he has been playing basketball since he was in the first grade. He also played football and

Bears' Mounce signs with Pembroke

The Granite Bears' big man on campus has picked UNC Pembroke to play college ball. Carson Mounce, the 6-foot-10 center, will travel 180 miles southeast to Pembroke to continue his dream of one day playing professional basketball on some level. Carson said he has been playing basketball since he was in the first grade. He also played football and

Melanie Bledsoe Hudspeth left Surry Central in 1981 with a host of school records, but the basketball star said her camaraderie with her teammates is what meant the most to her.
Melanie broke several game, season and career marks for the Lady Eagles and earned a spot in the Surry County Sports Hall of Fame during the weekend induction ceremony.
&

Team bond carries SC's Hudspeth

Melanie Bledsoe Hudspeth left Surry Central in 1981 with a host of school records, but the basketball star said her camaraderie with her teammates is what meant the most to her. Melanie broke several game, season and career marks for the Lady Eagles and earned a spot in the Surry County Sports Hall of Fame during the weekend induction ceremony. &

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry's soccer team was headed for Robbins to face North Moore in the West Regional final Tuesday evening.
The winner advances to the championship match on Saturday at N.C. State.
The Cardinals reached the regional by defeating the Community School of Davidson 2-1 Saturday evening at Hough High School.
About 85 miles

East Surry ready for semifinal

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry's soccer team was headed for Robbins to face North Moore in the West Regional final Tuesday evening. The winner advances to the championship match on Saturday at N.C. State. The Cardinals reached the regional by defeating the Community School of Davidson 2-1 Saturday evening at Hough High School. About 85 miles

State hard on local football teams

Surry County got the short end of the stick in the football playoff brackets released Saturday. Mount Airy, North Surry and Surry Central all were treated poorly by the N.C. High School Athletic Association. North Surry beat Forbush in the season finale to finish 4-7, yet didn't earn a playoff spot in either the 2A or 2AA brackets. Lexington and

BOONVILLE — It wasn't hard for Starmount coach Edgar Zamora to find words to describe his first team.
“How resilient they were,” he said. “How tough they were.
“All season long.”
Zamora said the key to his team's success was preparation. “They brought that since day 1,” Zamora said. “They bou

Rams season rewarding

BOONVILLE — It wasn't hard for Starmount coach Edgar Zamora to find words to describe his first team. “How resilient they were,” he said. “How tough they were. “All season long.” Zamora said the key to his team's success was preparation. “They brought that since day 1,” Zamora said. “They bou

ROBBINS — East Surry beat North Moore 4-1 on Tuesday night to win the West Regional soccer title.
The Cardinals will play Saturday for the state 1A title.
East is sending its third team to a state championship this year after the baseball team reached the final back in June and the volleyball team played in Raleigh last month.
The soccer t

East Surry headed for Raleigh

ROBBINS — East Surry beat North Moore 4-1 on Tuesday night to win the West Regional soccer title. The Cardinals will play Saturday for the state 1A title. East is sending its third team to a state championship this year after the baseball team reached the final back in June and the volleyball team played in Raleigh last month. The soccer t

On the heels of East Surry's 28-23 victory against Mount Airy on Friday night, the Cardinals rose to No. 5 in the Class 1A prep poll released this week by The Associated Press. A statewide panel of prep sports writers votes in the weekly poll.
The Cardinals (10-1) jumped up from the eighth spot after the comeback victory against the previously unb

Cards rise in AP poll

On the heels of East Surry's 28-23 victory against Mount Airy on Friday night, the Cardinals rose to No. 5 in the Class 1A prep poll released this week by The Associated Press. A statewide panel of prep sports writers votes in the weekly poll. The Cardinals (10-1) jumped up from the eighth spot after the comeback victory against the previously unb





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