Montgomery County, NC

Timberwolves' soccer falls in overtime

The quote, “It’s not whether you win or lose but how you played the game,” came from sportswriter, Grantland Rice. His actual quote spoke to a far greater matter, but the gist remains the same. Montgomery Central’s Women’s Soccer Team has struggled to find wins this season; many of their games have been close, but they simply could not score the few goals they needed to get the wins. If the team felt any frustration from the season, then they certainly did not show it on a warm afternoon at Ledford High School. They laughed through their drills and occasionally danced to the music coming from the softball game just beyond the stadium.
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Home owner shoots back

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion that occurred on Green Road in Star on Sunday evening. According to Kelsey Brown the call came in around 8:36 p.m. from the residence of Leonard Green. Brown said two masked individuals entered the residence and fired several rounds, though...

Sheriff furious over fine

The death of Deputy Bud shook Montgomery County to its core. The beloved school resource officer was one of, if not the county’s first individual to die from COVID-19. It was March 2020, when the county, the state, the nation and the world at large were in the early stages of a pandemic that would cause death and disruption that the world is still reeling from.

No answers yet

While the residents of Brutonville continue to wait for answers from the board of Brutonville Concerned Citizens regarding financial and authority questions, they have secured a meeting with Montgomery County Manager Frankie Maness for May 16. A group of approximately 40 individuals came to Candor Town Hall on May 3...

Here's some county sports history

May 11, 1967, the Eagles of East Montgomery redeemed themselves after suffering a loss to the Rohanen Rebels by bouncing back to beat West Montgomery. In the game against the Rebels, they scored in the second, fifth, sixth and seventh innings. In the second, the Rebels took a three-run advantage and later added another run in the fifth. Their explosive sixth inning saw the Rebels score six more runs. East Montgomery scored their only two runs near the end of the night as Rohanen’s final run in the seventh sent them on their way with an 11-2 loss. During the East-West game, East Montgomery saw another loss on the horizon as they were down by four in the seventh inning. But with a coordinated effort, the Eagles broke free and blew by the Warriors 12-10.

Varsity baseball defeats Oak Grove

For much of the 2022 season, the Mid-Piedmont 3-A Conference had been about the haves and the have-nots with the top three teams rolling to impressive records against the lower three teams and the two groups fighting among themselves for position in the conference standings. The Montgomery Central Baseball Team, despite their best efforts, found themselves in the latter group. Often, their losses resulted from one unfortunate inning spurred by one mistake or a missed opportunity. However, a change of season also resulted in an impressive win against one of the teams from the upper tier when the home Timberwolves defeated the Oak Grove Grizzlies 7-3.

JV baseball improves against Oak Grove

Coach Logan Jordan took his team through pregame warm-ups on a balmy Monday afternoon in preparation for their game against Oak Grove. The heat was new and welcomed, but Jordan was probably oblivious to it; he was more likely focused on his team’s performance and improvement. After an 8-2 win against Anson County, March 2, Montgomery Central’s Junior Varsity Baseball Team has struggled to find wins. While often competitive, they have found little success against their conference foes. As the season wound to its end, the team has shown the improvements the coaches hoped for, and recent games have been far more competitive.

Residents want answers

A group of local residents is asking questions regarding funding that the non-profit Brutonville Concerned Citizens group has received in recent years. Of particular concern is the funding reportedly received through Piedmont Health Service and Sickle Cell Agency and funds received from leasing property to a cell tower company. There...

County sports highlights from years past

May 4, 1967, the Montgomery Herald reported on the West Montgomery track team’s May 1 meet where they gained a win against Siler City and Rohanen at home. West Montgomery ended the night with a win with their 53 points, and a tie in second place for the other teams as they each scored 47 and a half points. The Warriors won a total of six first places that were in the 120 high hurdles, the 100-yard dash, the mile run, the mile relay, the broad jump and 180 low hurdles.

County leads state in overdose rate

Although the opioid epidemic is often thought of as a national problem, new data out of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services have shown how severe the crisis has grown in Montgomery County. In the period from February 2021 to January 2022, Montgomery County led the state with the highest rate of opioid overdose emergency department visits. That metric measures the number of opioid overdoses that arrive in emergency rooms versus the total population of the county.