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Mike London, Author at Salisbury Post

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High school volleyball: West star Dowling signs with Queens

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com MOUNT ULLA — Girls are being exposed to the exciting sport of volleyball earlier in Rowan County now, but Queens University ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:00 am

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High school basketball: West boys have best team in years

 Twelfth in a series of reports on local basketball teams. WEST ROWAN BOYS Coach: Mike Gurley (24th season at West, 424-211 at West, 526-250 career) ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:00 am

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High school basketball: New wave for West girls

Eleventh in a series of reports on local basketball teams. WEST ROWAN GIRLS Coach: Ashley Poole (8th season, 117-69 career) 2019-20: 20-6 overall, 7-3 3A ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:00 am

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High school basketball: Even with slow start, Salisbury boys’ talent shows

Tenth in a series of reports on local basketball teams. SALISBURY BOYS Coach: Bryan Withers (6th season, 94-36 at Salisbury, 121-81 career) 2019-20: 17-10 overall, ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, January 17, 2021 12:00 am

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Tribute to Tommy Eaton: The GOAT

 By Terry Julian The first time I ever saw Tommy Eaton was in the summer of 1955.  He was pitching for the Salisbury American Legion ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, January 17, 2021 12:00 am

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High school cross country: South teams make state

South Rowan girls jump for joy after qualifying for the state meet.   Staff report 2A Midwest Regional DOBSON — It couldn’t have been much ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, January 17, 2021 12:00 am

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High school basketball: North Rowan girls are contenders in YVC

Ninth in a series of previews on local basketball teams. NORTH ROWAN GIRLS Coach: Anthia Smith (1st season) 2019-20: 20-9 overall, 13-3 1A Yadkin Valley ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:00 am

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Catawba baseball ready to deliver ‘First Pitch’

      By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Catawba baseball’s annual “First Pitch” dinner will be just a bit outside this year. Like everything ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:00 am

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High school volleyball: South Rowan advances

Staff report LANDIS — Senior Anna Rymer’s 23rd kill of the night sent South Rowan’s volleyball team to the second round of the 2A state ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:00 am

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High school basketball: West boys run past Mustangs

Staff report MOUNT ULLA — West Rowan’s boys basketball team beat East Rowan 92-72 in a fast-paced North Piedmont Conference game. The Falcons (2-0) broke ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:00 am

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High school basketball: North boys have two building blocks

Eighth in a series of reports on local basketball teams … NORTH ROWAN BOYS Coach: Jason Causby (3rd season at North, 50-11; 221-135 at 3 ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:00 am

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Area Sports Briefs: South Rowan volleyball in action

    From staff reports South Rowan is at home Tuesday for the first round of the 2A volleyball playoffs. The seventh-seeded Raiders (14-1) take ... Read more

by Mike London, Monday, January 11, 2021 6:46 pm

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High school basketball: Salisbury girls have all the pieces in place

Seventh in a series of previews on local basketball teams … SALISBURY GIRLS Coach: Lakai Brice (120-64, 8th season) 2019-20: 29-2 overall, 18-0 3A North ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:00 am

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High school basketball: Salisbury girls roll at home (updated)

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Salisbury freshman Makyla Noble looked scary. Not scary in a Halloween way. Scary in a good way. Scary in ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:00 am

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High school basketball: Carson boys in a rebuilding mode

Sixth in a series on local basketball teams … CARSON BOYS Coach: Brian Perry (15th season, 178-184) 2019-20: 11-14 overall, 4-6 3A North Piedmont Conference ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:00 am

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High school basketball: Hornet boys falter (updated)

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Salisbury boys basketball team may have gotten off to the state’s toughest start. They’d certainly get votes for ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:00 am

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High school basketball: East boys ready to make noise in 2021

Fifth in a series of previews on local basketball teams. EAST ROWAN BOYS Coach: Andrew Porter (1st season) 2019-20: 2-23 overall, 0-10 3A North Piedmont ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:00 am

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High school basketball: Carson girls will be stout again

Third in a series of previews on local basketball teams … CARSON GIRLS Coach: Brooke Stouder (15th season, 216-158, 2nd all-time in wins for Rowan ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:00 am

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East girls: Mustangs start over

Fourth in a series of previews on local basketball teams … EAST ROWAN GIRLS Coach: Kevin Holland (5th season, 43-60) 2019-20: 20-7 overall, 7-3 3A ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:00 am

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Women’s basketball: Road win for shorthanded Catawba

  Staff report HICKORY — Catawba’s women’s basketball team overcame COVID quarantines and a feisty bunch of Lenoir-Rhyne Bears to stay unbeaten on Saturday afternoon. ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, January 2, 2021 9:55 pm

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High school basketball: South boys starting fresh with new coach

Second in a series on local basketball teams … By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com LANDIS — New South Rowan head boys coach Daniel Blevins starts fresh ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, December 31, 2020 12:00 am

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High school volleyball: Carson hands Raiders first loss

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com LANDIS—Carson senior Jaden Vaughn was marvelous again, and she got the help she needed on the road on Wednesday night. Carson ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, December 31, 2020 12:00 am

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College basketball: Indians set to take on Wake Forest

Staff report Catawba men’s basketball team is scheduled to take on Wake Forest at Joel Coliseum on Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. The contest will ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 4:25 pm

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High school basketball: Young South girls look for a step forward

This is the first in a series of high school basketball previews. SOUTH ROWAN GIRLS Coach: Alex Allen (2nd season, 4-21) 2019-20: 4-21 overall, 3-152A ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 12:00 am

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College football: ‘No better player per pound’ than Boyden star Bobby Weant at UNC in 1940s

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY— The 22nd page of the football program for the epic 1948 North Carolina-Duke game declares that there is “no better ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, December 27, 2020 12:00 am

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High school baseball: Legend Tommy Eaton, a pitching staff of one

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY—  The triumphs of the 1955 Salisbury American Legion team that led to the program’s appearance in the American Legion World ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, December 27, 2020 12:00 am

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High school boys cross country: A changing of the guard for Julians

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The present and recent past of Rowan County cross country is senior Noah Julian, but the future is his ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, December 24, 2020 12:00 am

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Cross country: Nolan Miller has been huge cog for South

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — South Rowan senior cross country runner Nolan Miller resembles someone slightly more famous — his teammate Noah Julian, the ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, December 24, 2020 12:00 am

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