Cardinals name Lowman football coach

Cardinals name Lowman football coach

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry High School announced Thursday that Mr. Trent Lowman would become the new varsity football head coachLowman comes fr...

April 19th, 2018 updated: April 19th, 2018. |  


East Surry falls, 49-27

East Surry falls, 49-27

MURPHY — For the second week in a row, East Surry’s football team got into a shootout.Unfortunately, this time they got out-gunned.The Car...

November 28th, 2017 |  


East Surry names new fieldhouse for Coach Downs

East Surry names new fieldhouse for Coach Downs

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Long-time coach Barry Hall started out as an assistant to Downs, only to have Downs reverse the tables a bit when he told Hall ...

November 21st, 2017 |  


East turns the tables

East turns the tables

RONDA — Some things are so nice they need to happen twice.The East Surry Cardinals and the East Wilkes Cardinals first met this season in week 1...

November 20th, 2017 |  


Three SCC spikers honored for ‘17 performance

Three SCC spikers honored for ‘17 performance

DOBSON — Moving back to her natural position of outside hitter paid huge dividends in 2017 for Anika Thomas and Surry Community College’s ...

November 14th, 2017 |  


Cards pull it out with 33 seconds left

Cards pull it out with 33 seconds left

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry sent Starmount packing for the second time this season with a 21-14 victory over the Rams in the first round of the ...

November 13th, 2017 |  


East Surry wins JROTC Raider Challenge

East Surry wins JROTC Raider Challenge

The East Surry Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program seemed to enjoy being at home Saturday as it took on a large and impressi...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Silver Cardinals

Silver Cardinals

BURLINGTON — About 15 minutes after their season came to an end on a damp Saturday evening, one could notice many of the East Surry tennis playe...

November 7th, 2017 |  


Perfection achieved

Perfection achieved

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Rivalries tend to bring out the best in both Mount Airy and East Surry for a number of reasons.Whether their motivation was the...

November 6th, 2017 |  


Cards blank Sauras to earn title shot

Cards blank Sauras to earn title shot

PILOT MOUNTAIN — It’s been a rollercoaster of a season for the East Surry Cardinals football team. Lucky for them, it seems to be trending...

November 1st, 2017 |  


Lady Cards reach West Region final

Lady Cards reach West Region final

COLUMBUS — The Lady Cardinals are one win away from Burlington.The state’s second-ranked 1A tennis team had to travel for Monday’s s...

November 1st, 2017 |  


Cards join other Surry County teams in postseason

Cards join other Surry County teams in postseason

When the N.C. High School Athletic Association announced its 1A and 2A soccer state playoff brackets on Monday morning, all four local teams found the...

October 31st, 2017 |  


Lady Cards advance

Lady Cards advance

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Lady Cardinals defeated Starmount 3-0 to advance to the fourth round of the state playoffs. Despite a sweep on the final sc...

October 31st, 2017 |  


Cards, Bears dominate all-NW1A team

Cards, Bears dominate all-NW1A team

Wednesday night saw a number of awards handed out to the 2017 Northwest 1A Athletic Conference volleyball champions from East Surry. In addition to wi...

October 26th, 2017 |  


Sports Hall of Fame names 2017 class

Sports Hall of Fame names 2017 class

DOBSON — Surry County Parks and Recreation has announced the Class of 2017 for the Surry County Sports Hall of Fame.Each summer the Hall of Fame...

October 25th, 2017 |  


Cards cruise past Vikings

Cards cruise past Vikings

DANBURY — “Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast!”The scene at North Stokes High School wasn’t...

October 24th, 2017 |  


One for the thumb

One for the thumb

The stakes are higher every time the East Surry Cardinals and Mount Airy Granite Bears face off. No matter the sport, season, or record, these rivals ...

October 24th, 2017 |  


Cards cruised against North Stokes in semis

Cards cruised against North Stokes in semis

It was a little strange to see East Surry called the “home” team on the scoreboard in the Howard Finch Gym of arch-rival Mount Airy, but f...

October 24th, 2017 |  


Lady Cards chalk up win No. 20

Lady Cards chalk up win No. 20

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Officially, it was Senior Night for the East Surry volleyball team, but the seniors didn’t need to play all that much.The...

October 16th, 2017 |  


Clean sweep for Lady Cards

Clean sweep for Lady Cards

As usual, the Northwest 1A Conference held its tennis tournament on the courts at Mount Airy High School, but the event turned into home away from hom...

October 16th, 2017 |  


East Surry routs WSP, keeps pace in conference

East Surry routs WSP, keeps pace in conference

WINSTON-SALEM — What a difference a year makes.Last fall, East Surry hosted Winston-Salem Prep without the services of star running back Joey Ra...

October 16th, 2017 |  


Victory for Raiders

Victory for Raiders

Team members rose early on Saturday morning, Sept. 30, as the East Surry High School JROTC Raiders traveled to North Iredell High School to compete in...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Lady Bears win fifth NW1A golf meet

Lady Bears win fifth NW1A golf meet

East Surry feel short in its bid to upset Mount Airy last week in golf action, finishing second to the Granite Bears.Mount Airy won round two of the N...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Lady Cards lock up share of NW1A title

Lady Cards lock up share of NW1A title

There were only two possible outcomes in East Surry’s tennis match with Mount Airy on Thursday, a match that saw eyes from both parts of Surry C...

October 10th, 2017 |  


Cardinals vanquish Villains for homecoming

Cardinals vanquish Villains for homecoming

PILOT MOUNTAIN — It was a good night to be a Gosnell.East Surry sophomore Stephen Gosnell led the Cardinals in a demolition of Bishop McGuinness...

October 9th, 2017 |  


Cards drop pair of matches

Cards drop pair of matches

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The East Surry Cardinals had extra motivation to defeat Mount Airy Thursday, hoping to become the 1 in 12-1 for the the visitor...

October 3rd, 2017 |  


Lady Cards earn win No. 15

Lady Cards earn win No. 15

WALNUT COVE — East Surry’s volleyball team hadn’t spiked a ball in anger for a week by the time it took a road trip down to South St...

October 3rd, 2017 |  


No. 2 Lady Cards tripped by Villains

No. 2 Lady Cards tripped by Villains

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry’s march toward the Northwest 1A Conference tennis title hit a bump in the road Tuesday evening.The Lady Cardin...

October 3rd, 2017 |  


Lady Cards soar to the top

Lady Cards soar to the top

As usual, East Surry and Mount Airy were meeting with first place in the Northwest 1A Conference volleyball standings on the line.But at least for now...

September 26th, 2017 |  


No. 2 Lady Cards in command

No. 2 Lady Cards in command

PILOT MOUNTAIN — This may be the year in which the Northwest 1A Conference girls’ tennis trophy comes in Cardinal red and white.East Surry...

September 26th, 2017 |  


Cards fall by one at 4A Ragsdale

Cards fall by one at 4A Ragsdale

JAMESTOWN — Even in defeat, East Surry may have taken part in the Game of the Year for this area.The Cardinals hit the road Friday night for a r...

September 26th, 2017 |  


Cardinals fly by Sauras

Cardinals fly by Sauras

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry’s top ten volleyball ranking was pushed to the limit Tuesday evening against South Stokes when the Sauras came...

September 20th, 2017 |  


SCC Knights dominate golf match

RALEIGH — Surry Community College swept the top spots in a weekend men’s golf tournament.The Knights took the top four spots on the leader...

September 19th, 2017 |  


Cardinals steal the game

Cardinals steal the game

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry and West Stokes were billed as the “WXII 12 Playbook” game of the week on Friday with the winner going t...

September 19th, 2017 |  


Former Cardinal star thriving in college

Former Cardinal star thriving in college

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Many high school standouts hang up their cleats when graduation rolls around. That being said, Mary Jo Lowe is no ordinary socc...

September 14th, 2017 |  


Lady Hounds in another five-setter

Lady Hounds in another five-setter

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Through four sets, the showdown of the state’s top-ranked 2A volleyball and the fourth-ranked 1A team couldn’t have...

September 11th, 2017 |  


No. 3 East tennis upsets No. 2 Bishop

KERNERSVILLE — Going into Thursday’s Northwest 1A Conference showdown between Bishop McGuinness and East Surry, the N.C. High School Tenni...

September 11th, 2017 |  


Cardinals overcome Eagles in double OT

Cardinals overcome Eagles in double OT

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Week four in high school football hosted a must-win situation for two teams Friday. East Surry entered the game 1-2 and looked ...

September 11th, 2017 |  


Big runs late ice game for Cardinals

Big runs late ice game for Cardinals

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Starmount closed to six points early in the fourth quarter, but then East Surry pulled away, literally, with two long touchdown...

August 29th, 2017 |  


Eagles soar past Cards

Eagles soar past Cards

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry Central bounced back from its sole loss of the 2017 soccer season to defeat East Surry 6-2 in the Cardinals’ home o...

August 29th, 2017 |  


Golden Eagles show potential vs. East Surry

Golden Eagles show potential vs. East Surry

DOBSON — The Surry Central volleyball team experienced a quick and possibly painful loss in three straight sets to the Cardinals of East Surry. ...

August 29th, 2017 |  


No. 8 Lady Cards beat North

No. 8 Lady Cards beat North

This is a rough neighborhood for tennis, as the young North Surry tennis team has found out this month.The Lady Greyhounds have played five matches ag...

August 29th, 2017 |  


Surry volleyball named NJCAA All-Academic team

Surry volleyball named NJCAA All-Academic team

The National Junior College Athletic Association has announced the top academic programs for the 2016-2017 school year and Surry Community CollegeR...

August 9th, 2017 |  


Cardinals finish as runners-up

Cardinals finish as runners-up

MORGANTON — The East Surry Little League U12 All-Stars ended their run through the North Carolina Little League championship series as state run...

August 8th, 2017 |  


Pilot youth in karate nationals

Pilot youth in karate nationals

RALEIGH — An 8-year-old Pilot Mountain boy was among the area competitors in the 2017 AAU National Karate Championship held in Raleigh on June 2...

July 18th, 2017 |  


ESLL 9-10settles forthird place

FOREST CITY — The East Surry 9-10 Little League All-Stars ended their season on Wednesday night with an 11-9 loss to the Wilson All-Stars and a ...

July 18th, 2017 |  


ESHS announces summer sports camps

ESHS announces summer sports camps

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry High School’s basketball, football, softball and volleyball programs will all be hosting summer camps during t...

July 5th, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain’s 36th Mayfest Festival is in the works

Pilot Mountain’s 36th Mayfest Festival is in the works

PILOT MOUNTAIN - The Pilot Mountain Civic Club has begun planning this year’s Mayfest festival and is accepting vendor applications.The three-da...

March 7th, 2017 |  


Police Reports

The following incident/investigation reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department:— A uniform citation was issued to Steven Lee Gr...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Local dog trainer seeks to improve the health of locals and their canine companions.

Local dog trainer seeks to improve the health of locals and their canine companions.

For months Maggie Murphy envisioned a way for dogs and their owners to bond in a way that would benefit both humans and k-9 companions alike.Murphy is...

January 12th, 2017 |