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Legion baseball

Legion baseball: Rowan County pieces together another team

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Even the hardiest diehard baseball fans in Rowan County won’t recognize more than half the names on the 2022 American ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, May 26, 2022 12:00 am

High School

High school baseball: Raiders roll behind lights-out Leffew

Staff report LANDIS —  After a dozen Haiden Leffew strikeouts and a string of clutch doubles, South Rowan’s surging baseball team holds a 1-0 lead ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, May 25, 2022 11:02 pm

College

College baseball: Honeycutt makes All-ACC and all-freshman teams

From staff reports and UNC sports information CHAPEL HILL – North Carolina juniors Danny Serretti and Angel Zarate and freshman Vance Honeycutt (Salisbury) earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors on ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, May 24, 2022 10:10 pm

High School

High school baseball: Raiders vs. East Lincoln preview

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com LANDIS — East Lincoln didn’t win the regular-season or conference tournament titles in its league, but the Mustangs employ an impressive ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, May 24, 2022 12:00 am

High School

High school football: Hard-hitting West corner picks Averett

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com MOUNT ULLA — West Rowan’s primary goal for the 2021 football season was winning the South Piedmont Conference championship. That didn’t ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, May 24, 2022 12:00 am

High School

High school baseball: Raiders win 12th in a row, move into regional round

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com LANDIS — West Rowan baseball coach Seth Graham recently offered the opinion that South Rowan senior Kane Kepley was the best ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, May 22, 2022 12:01 am

High School

High school wrestling: South’s Cox ready for the next level with Wolfpack

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE — South Rowan senior Jacob Cox is new school enough that he announced his college commitment to N.C. State ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, May 22, 2022 12:00 am

High School

High school track and field: Second place for young North girls

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com GREENSBORO — Lots of of people congratulated North Rowan girls track coach Phillip Bush on Saturday after the Cavaliers finished second in ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, May 22, 2022 12:00 am

High School

High school baseball: South Rowan still going

Staff report LANDIS — Kane Kepley got the big hit and contributed the key base-running play and the key defensive play as South Rowan extended ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, May 21, 2022 12:01 am

High School

High school football: Hornets hire Trivett as new coach

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Clayton Trivett watches his 3-year-old son’s soccer practice on a sleepy Wednesday afternoon and daydreams about the daughter he ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, May 19, 2022 12:01 am

High School

High school sports: Longtime coaches honored with dinner

  By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Ralph Ellis is 66, sprinting hard after 67, but the laugh is still a teenager’s laugh. He cackles ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, May 19, 2022 12:01 am

High School

Sports roundup: Seven-run inning propels Raiders to Round 4

From staff reports LANDIS — South Rowan’s special baseball season got a lot more special on Tuesday, as the Raiders handled East Rowan 8-3 in ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, May 17, 2022 11:04 pm

High School

Area Sports Roundup: Lyerly leads regional; baseball playoffs resume

From staff reports Nick Lyerly (East Rowan, UNC Greensboro) shot 5-under 67 and sits atop the leaderboard after the first day of the three-round NCAA ... Read more

by Mike London, Monday, May 16, 2022 11:51 pm

High School

High school golf: East’s Merrell repeats as Rowan County Player of the Year

  By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com RALEIGH — It’s a wet Saturday, but for East Rowan sophomore Landon Merrell there are no bad days spent on ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, May 15, 2022 12:01 am

High School

High school track and field: North girls repeat as regional champs, look to carry momentum to state

  North girls coach Phillip Bush By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SPENCER — North Rowan’s girls track team won the 1A Midwest Regional last June — ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, May 15, 2022 12:01 am

High School

High school playoffs: Crainshaw’s blast lifts Raiders; East, Carson win on road

From staff reports Rowan County baseball went 3-for-3 in 3A playoff games on Wednesday,. East Rowan shortstop Cobb Hightower was even better than that. He ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, May 12, 2022 11:50 pm

High School

High school playoffs: South baseball home tonight; East and Carson hit the road

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Tristan Miller for president signs may have appeared in Granite Quarry today. Miller’s clutch hit in the bottom of ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:02 am

High School

High school basketball: College opportunity for Hennie

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — North Hills Christian School senior Matt Hennie closed the 2021-22 basketball season with a 25-point outburst against Victory Christian ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:01 am

High School

High school playoffs: West baseball season ends; Cougars, Falcons, Mustangs advance in softball

Staff report Second round Baseball (17) South Point at (1) South Rowan, Thursday, 7 p.m. (9) East Rowan at (8) Enka, Thursday, 7 p.m. (WSAT) ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, May 10, 2022 10:54 pm

High School

High school golf: East’s Merrell leads locals on Day 2; Hornets 7th in 2A

Staff report PINEHURST — Rowan County champion Landon Merrell bounced back with a solid 76 on Tuesday and provided most of the highlights for local ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, May 10, 2022 10:12 pm

High School

Baseball and softball: NCHSAA pairings announced, playoffs begin tonight

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — East Rowan’s baseball team, second in the final 3A West RPI rankings, is only the No. 9 seed in ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, May 10, 2022 12:00 am

High School

High school tennis: Wonders’ Wellman carries on family tradition

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com RALEIGH — Mother’s Day weekend brought exhaustion, happy tears, sad tears and lasting memories for former tennis star Bailey Gainey. Back ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, May 8, 2022 12:01 am

College

Area Sports Roundup: Childress accepts position at Pfeiffer

From staff reports Jeff Childress, a coaching and administrative fixture at Catawba College for 28 years, is headed to Pfeiffer. Childress has accepted a position ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, May 8, 2022 12:00 am

High School

High school baseball: Chrismon’s blast lifts Raiders to SPC tournament championship

Staff report LANDIS — One lethal swing by South Rowan senior Nathan Chrismon, with his father and head coach Thad Chrismon in the third-base coaching ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, May 6, 2022 12:01 am

High School

High school soccer: Record-breaking night for Webb

Staff report SALISBURY — Salisbury senior Sutton Webb became Rowan County’s all-time leading scorer for girls soccer on Thursday, Webb needed one goal to break ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, May 5, 2022 10:25 pm

High School

High school softball: Two homers by Clarke not enough for West

Staff report CHINA GROVE — West Rowan sophomore Emma Clarke clobbered two home runs against an outstanding pitcher, but the Falcons still came up short ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, May 5, 2022 10:18 pm

High School

High school track: East’s Dale and South’s Julian double winners

Staff report GRANITE QUARRY — East Rowan powerhouse Dominick Dale ruled the throws and South Rowan’s tireless Eli Julian took command of the distance races, ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, May 5, 2022 12:01 am

High School

High school baseball: Tough wins for South, East

From staff reports LANDIS — South Rowan’s baseball team held on for a 5-4 win against third-seeded West Rowan in a South Piedmont Conference semifinal ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, May 3, 2022 11:55 pm

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