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High school football: West comes up just short against Concord

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com High school football roundup … CONCORD — Keveus Phillips, a senior inside linebacker, knocked down Noah Loeblein’s fourth-and-2 pass from the ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, October 23, 2021 12:01 am

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Area Briefs: North will finish football game on Saturday

From staff reports SPENCER — North Rowan’s football team led Lexington 28-14 in the second quarter on Thursday when play was halted by a power ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, October 22, 2021 12:00 am

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College football: Catawba on the road again vs. Lions

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY —Five years ago, as a high school player in Asheville, CJ Thompson set the NCHSAA record with 372 receiving yards ... Read more

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

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High school football: No Dowd about it, doing what’s ‘best for we, not me’ right way for Carson senior

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE — Carson senior Carter Dowd’s natural positions are inside linebacker and fullback, so why is he playing outside linebacker ... Read more

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

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High school volleyball: West takes tournament title with victory over South

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com MOUNT ULLA — Emma Clarke was on, and when that happens, West Rowan volleyball climbs to another level. The top-seeded Falcons ... Read more

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

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High school football previews: RPI blues for Salisbury, West

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com RPI, not to be confused with RIP, will become the three most hated letters in Rowan County in the next few ... Read more

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

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College football: Blue Bears looking for road upset

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Alumni Stadium renovation project is scheduled to begin Nov. 8, so the Livingstone Blue Bears can look forward ... Read more

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

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High school girls golf: Mustangs win regional, advance to state

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com MAIDEN — There are all kinds of 86s. East Rowan senior Emma Callahan shot a rock-solid, steady one on Tuesday at ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:00 am

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Area Sports: Cross country titles for Webb, Julian, South boys

From staff reports In Tuesday’s South Piedmont Conference Cross Country Championships held at Frank Liske Park in Concord, South Rowan’s boys took the team championship. ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:00 am

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High school softball: West’s Kennerly commits to App State

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com MOUNT ULLA — North Buncombe senior pitcher Karlyn Pickens is a University of Tennessee commit who faced 253 batters in the ... Read more

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

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College football: Lofty goals for West grad Lofton

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com DANVILLE, Va. — Back in his days as a West Rowan Falcon, JaVon Lofton understood line play wasn’t about height and ... Read more

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

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High school volleyball: Carson tops Mustangs again

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com MOUNT ULLA — Volleyball playoff brackets will be released on Thursday. East Rowan is projected to be on the wrong side ... Read more

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

Sports

Area Sports Briefs: Perfect CCC season for Salisbury soccer

    From staff reports Salisbury’s boys soccer team completed a perfect Central Carolina Conference season with Monday’s 6-1 victory against Lexington. Will Webb scored ... Read more

by Mike London, Monday, October 18, 2021 11:31 pm

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High school baseball: Chrismon ready for challenge of ECU

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com LANDIS — South Rowan senior and East Carolina baseball commit Nathan Chrismon knows what’s ahead of him, but he’s never backed ... Read more

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

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College football: Newberry hands Catawba first loss of season

Staff report NEWBERRY, S.C. — Catawba’s first road trip of the season did not go well. The Indians got a touchdown on their first offensive ... Read more

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

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High school football: Loeblein throws record six TD passes for Falcons; Cavs, Hornets romp

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com MOUNT ULLA — West Rowan quarterback Noah Loeblein’s one-word description of Senior Night was “cool,” but he could have opted for ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:00 am

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High school volleyball: West edges South for unbeaten SPC season

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com LANDIS — South Rowan saved its best for last. The Raiders pushed West Rowan to five sets in Thursday’s regular-season finale ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, October 15, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Area Sport Briefs: Salisbury tops Cavaliers in volleyball

From staff reports Salisbury defeated North Rowan 25-18, 25-13 and 25-7 on Thursday in a Central Carolina Conference match. Ashley Yang had 17 assists and ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, October 15, 2021 12:00 am

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High school football: Steady Fugle does his job

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — It’s mid-October, but it’s 80 degrees as the Salisbury Hornets sweat their way through another brisk practice. Former SHS ... Read more

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

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High school football: One more quiet week before the storm

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com The lull before the storm continues. It will be another relatively quiet football Friday in Rowan County. No thrilling games are ... Read more

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

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College football: Livingstone at home vs. Shaw on Saturday

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Livingstone’s long losing skid ended last week with a 21-7 victory against St. Augustine’s. It’s going to be a ... Read more

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

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High school football: Cougars romp over rival East

Staff report CHINA GROVE — Carson’s football team thrilled a big Senior Night crowd by pounding rival East Rowan 45-7 on Wednesday. Carson had lost ... Read more

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

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College football: Indians underdogs on the road at Newberry

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — It goes without saying that Catawba’s football team has worked diligently on special teams this week. Returning to action ... Read more

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

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High school football: Mustangs at Carson tonight

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com EAST ROWAN (0-6, 0-3 SPC) at CARSON (1-5, 0-3 SPC) The Massey Ratings list Carson as a 17-point favorite with an ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:39 am

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Area Sports Briefs: Track and field championship ring for North’s Goodes

From staff reports North Rowan graduate Kendrell Goodes received his track and field championship ring in a ceremony at North. Goodes was county champion, Midwest ... Read more

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

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Area Sports: Another crown for Yatawaras

From staff reports Sisters Lily and Grace Yatawara, fresh off a recent win in the annual Labor Golf women’s division, led their team to the ... Read more

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

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High school girls golf: East wins fifth straight county title

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — High school girls don’t get to play many 18-hole matches, so breaking 100 is sort of a standard. East ... Read more

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

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High school football: Big present and bigger future for North’s Alford

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SPENCER — Not many people are aware of it, but the greatest single-game statistical performance ever turned in by a Rowan ... Read more

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

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