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High School

High school baseball: Mustangs fall in 11th-inning heartbreaker

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com GRANITE QUARRY — East Rowan’s Cameron Padgett hit three rockets. He had four outs to show for it. Line drives that ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, June 18, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school baseball playoffs: Raiders roll past Oak Grove

Staff report MIDWAY — South Rowan’s baseball team crushed Oak Grove 11-0 in six innings on Thursday in the second round of the 2A state ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, June 18, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school baseball: Round 2 for South, East

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The randomly seeded NCHSAA baseball playoffs were expected to create more upset possibilities than usual, and in Tuesday’s first round, ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:00 am

College

College baseball: Former East slugger Chandler Blackwelder commits to North Greenville

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com HICKORY — Former East Rowan standout Chandler Blackwelder turned in a monumental 2021 season for Catawba Valley Community College, and it ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school baseball: East escapes with eighth-inning homer; South also wins in first round

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com GRANITE QUARRY —  Jake Hunter’s walk-off homer in the bottom of the eighth inning Tuesday night provided a 5-4 victory over ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school wrestling: Cox, Frost, Bost regional champs

Staff report Rowan wrestlers were involved in regional competition on Tuesday, with the goal of qualifying for the state events. Top-four regional finishers advanced to ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school wrestling: Last ride for Lowry

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY —  Salisbury wrestler Michael Lowry attended a summer prospect camp at UNC Pembroke and opened some eyes. “I beat some ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school baseball: Playoffs start Tuesday

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com South Rowan sophomore lefty Haiden Leffew looked outstanding when he won at Carson during the first week of the season, but ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 12:00 am

Kannapolis

Area Sports Briefs: Former A.L. Brown standout Cambrea Sturgis wins two sprint events

From staff reports EUGENE, Ore.   — Cambrea Sturgis of North Carolina A&T swept the women’s 100 and 200 meters Saturday in the NCAA outdoor ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, June 13, 2021 12:00 am

College

Baseball notebook: Wingate wins national championship; high schools set sights on playoffs

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CARY —  West Rowan baseball fans will remember the epic extra-innings loss at home to Crest in the 2017 3A state ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, June 13, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school tennis: Salisbury’s Campion/Wymbs, Carson’s Perry/Conrad claim doubles titles

Staff report LEXINGTON — Salisbury’s tennis doubles team of Abby Campion/Millie Wymbs won the Central Carolina Conference championship. They beat teammates Lillie Rusher/Meredith Burton in ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, June 11, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school track and field: North is back in championship mode

Staff report SPENCER — There’s been a resurgence in track and field at North Rowan. It’s a legendary program that has produced 11 state champion ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, June 11, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school baseball: Raiders win first conference tourney in 18 years

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com WELCOME —  Runs were so hard to come by that the key play in Thursday’s Central Carolina Conference Tournament championship game ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, June 11, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school baseball: Mustangs breeze past West behind Hunter to claim NPC title

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com GRANITE QUARRY — East Rowan pitcher Jake Hunter squeezed all the suspense out of the North Piedmont Conference Tournament championship game. ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school track and field: North teams wins titles; lots of CCC individual winners

From staff reports North Rowan’s track teams won the Yadkin Valley Conference Championship meets that were held on Monday and Tuesday in Denton. Freshman Aniya ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school baseball: West beats Cougars in marathon

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE — Carson had more to play for in terms of the state playoffs, but pride can be a powerful ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:02 am

High School

High school baseball: After wet weather, tournament resumes tonight

Staff report SALISBURY — Rain pushed Salisbury’s baseball game at South Rowan back to today at 7 p.m. That’s a first-round game in the Central ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school sports: West’s Ennis honored with McNeil Courage Award

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com MOUNT ULLA — West Rowan volleyball coach Jan Dowling has said roughly a million times over the last four years that ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:00 am

High School

Bost Sportsmanship Award: West’s Dowling was best kind of leader

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com MOUNT ULLA — Kaylin “KK” Dowling is a strong enough volleyball player that her career will continue in college at Queens ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, June 6, 2021 12:00 am

High School

Bost Sportsmanship Award: Morgan’s feet light up the track, but so does his smile

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY— When they asked Salisbury head football coach Brian Hinson for someone to represent his football team at the 2A state ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, June 6, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school girls tennis: Carson wins NPC championship

Staff report TROUTMAN —  Carson’s girls tennis team won at South Iredell on Friday to close the regular season. The 7-2 victory gave Carson a ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, June 6, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Youth football: Tough loss for Carolina Defenders 6-and-under team

Staff report MOUNT ULLA — The Carolina Defenders lost 13-12 to NC United on Saturday in the 6U AAU state championship game. It was a ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, June 6, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school wrestling: Seven Rowan wrestlers win NPC championships

Staff report TROUTMAN — North Piedmont Conference regular-season champion West Rowan put nine wrestlers in the finals on Saturday, but only two Falcons came away ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, June 6, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school baseball update: East draws No. 1 seed for NPC baseball tourney

From staff reports SALISBURY — East Rowan drew the No. 1 seed for the North Piedmont Conference baseball tournament at Saturday’s conference meeting. A Monday ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, June 5, 2021 12:02 am

College

College baseball: West standout Love strikes out nine in UNC victory

Staff report LUBBOCK, Texas — Former West Rowan standout Austin Love was the winning pitcher as North Carolina opened regional play with a 5-4 win ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, June 5, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school boys track: Team effort for Mustangs

Staff report GRANITE QUARRY — There are 18 events in a standard high school track and field meet. East Rowan’s boys won just two of ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:02 am

High School

High school girls track: It’s the Cougars one more time

Staff report GRANITE QUARRY — Aaliyah White flew and the Parker girls threw, and Carson’s girls won another North Piedmont Conference track and field championship. ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school basketball: Northwest Cabarrus hires former UConn guard

Staff report KANNAPOLIS — On Tuesday, Northwest Cabarrus announced the hiring of a former national champion to lead its boys basketball program. Ricky Moore, 45, ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 12:00 am

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