Mike London, Author at Salisbury Post

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Groundbreaker: Lanier helps Livingstone break ground for new stadium

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Willie Lanier, son of a shipping clerk and a beautician, made his way gingerly down the cement steps at ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 12:02 am

High School

High school basketball: Salisbury girls win at Carson

Staff report CHINA GROVE — Salisbury’s girls played some tough games over the weekend and it paid off on Tuesday. The Hornets pulled away at ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 12:01 am

High School

High school basketball: Salisbury boys roll over Carson

Staff report CHINA GROVE — Deep and fast, Salisbury’s boys basketball team rolled to  71-48 non-conference win at Carson at Tuesday. The Hornets (2-1) have ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school basketball: West boys in rebuilding mode

 Eleventh in a series of reports on local basketball teams. WEST ROWAN BOYS Coach: Mike Gurley (25th season at West, 439-213 at West, first all-time ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, November 30, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school volleyball: South’s Payton Black a solid gold digger

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com LANDIS— Even COVID couldn’t stop South Rowan libero Payton Black from a goal she set long ago of 2,000 career digs. ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, November 28, 2021 12:02 am

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High school volleyball: Love elevated her game as senior

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com MOUNT ULLA — Consistent and versatile, West Rowan’s 5-foot-10 senior Kelcie Love was the best player on the best team and ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, November 28, 2021 12:01 am

High School

High school basketball: North boys will be stouter

Tenth in a series of reports on local basketball teams … By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SPENCER — You know it’s a weird basketball season when ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, November 28, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school volleyball: All-Rowan County

The Post designated the number of players from each team. Coaches made the picks. All-Rowan County North Rowan Chloee Stoner – Led North in service points, ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, November 28, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school cross country: Webb set pace for Rowan girls

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — At Salisbury cross country practice, some of the boys got passed by a girl, but they weren’t upset by ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, November 25, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school cross country: Motivated Julian running ahead of the pack

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — South Rowan’s Eli Julian is the Post’s Cross Country Runner of the Year as a sophomore, but he’ll stay ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, November 25, 2021 12:00 am

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High school boys basketball: Revamped roster for Raiders

Ninth in a series of reports on local basketball teams … SOUTH ROWAN BOYS Coach: Daniel Blevins (2nd season, 4-10) 2020-21: 4-10 overall, 2-7 2A ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, November 25, 2021 12:00 am

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High school basketball: Salisbury girls ready for another run

Eighth in a series of previews on local basketball teams … SALISBURY GIRLS Coach: Lakai Brice (134-66, 9th season) 2020-21: 14-2 overall, 9-0 2A Central ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, November 25, 2021 12:00 am

College

College women’s basketball: Indians edge Lincoln Memorial to remain unbeaten

 Staff report HARROGATE, Tenn. — On paper, it didn’t look like it would be a close game for Catawba’s undefeated women’s basketball, but that 265-mile ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 12:01 am

High School

High school girls baskeball: Cougars win at North

Staff report SPENCER — Carson’s girls graduated four of the top six players from the 2021 3A state champs, but they’ll still be a good ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school basketball: Fab freshmen now super sophs for West girls

Seventh in a series of reports on local basketball teams. WEST ROWAN GIRLS Coach: Ashley Poole (9th season, 127-73 career) 2020-21:10-4 overall, 7-3 3A North ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, November 23, 2021 12:00 am

College

Livingstone athletics: Lanier will be part of groundbreaking ceremony

SALISBURY — The birthplace of Black college football, Livingstone College, will break ground on a new track and field thanks to support from Pro Football ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, November 23, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school basketball: Lots of new faces for East boys

Sixth in a series of reports on local basketball teams. EAST ROWAN BOYS Coach: Andrew Porter (2nd season, 3-11) 2020-21: 3-11 overall, 1-9 3A North ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, November 23, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school baseball: Padgett signs with Heels

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com GRANITE QUARRY  — About 100 friends, family, teammates and former teammates pulled themselves away from Cam Newton and the NFL long ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, November 23, 2021 12:00 am

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High school girls golf: Waddell repeats as Rowan County Player of the Year

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com GRANITE QUARRY — Rowan County Golfer of the Year Hannah Waddell is quiet, but that doesn’t mean she’s passive. There’s a ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, November 21, 2021 12:01 am

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High school basketball: Carson boys should be much improved

Fifth in a series of reports on local basketball teams …   By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE— Carson’s boys were expected to struggle last ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, November 21, 2021 12:00 am

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High school football: Maiden ends Salisbury’s season with 32-20 victory

Staff report MAIDEN — Maiden’s Alec Hall sacked Salisbury quarterback Mike Geter with 1:34 remaining, ending the Hornets’ hopes for a miraculous comeback. Third-seeded Maiden ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, November 20, 2021 12:05 am

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High school football: Cavaliers lose shootout in mountains

Staff report ROBBINSVILLE — Freshman quarterback Jeremiah Alford became the first North Rowan player to throw five touchdown passes in a playoff game, but  the ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, November 20, 2021 12:01 am

Sports

Area Sports: Javon Hargrave Day at North Elementary School today; All-SPC teams

From staff reports   SALISBURY — Today will be Javon Hargrave Day at North Rowan Elementary School. Hargrave won’t be there, although he’s expected to ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, November 19, 2021 12:01 am

High School

High school football: McArthur saluted at North

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SPENCER — North Rowan cheerleaders formed a tunnel at the entrance of the basketball gym and hoodie-clad receiver Amari McArthur, moving ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:02 am

High School

High school basketball: Carson’s Spry signs with Catawba

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE — Last February and March, Catawba women’s basketball signee Mary Spry got to witness strange shades she’d never seen ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:01 am

High School

High school football playoffs: Hornets, Cavs hit the road

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Salisbury head football coach Brian Hinson said before the playoffs started that the 2A West bracket was the toughest ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school basketball: North girls are more experienced

Fourth in a series of previews on local basketball teams.   By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SPENCER — Anytime you start three freshmen and win a ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school softball: Carson softball stars sign with SAC schools

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE— In a rare display of cooperation between South Atlantic Conference rivals Catawba and Lenoir-Rhyne, Carson softball stars Abbey Nixon ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:03 am

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