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Mike London, Author at Salisbury Post

High School

High school basketball: Carson girls are 3A champions

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CLIMAX — A program that began with 74 losses in its first 80 games, now stands as a girls basketball state ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, March 7, 2021 12:02 am

College

Women’s basketball: Breakout season for Wingate’s Troutman

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com WINGATE — From Jan. 20 to the end of Wingate’s season, sophomore Bryanna Troutman may have been the South Atlantic Conference’s ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, March 7, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school football: Hornets’ Gaither set the tone against West

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Salisbury inside linebacker Jaden Gaither is 6-foot-1, 210 pounds, stout and fast, wide-shouldered, slim-waisted. The junior’s combination of speed ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school football: Carson’s Bradshaw playing bigger

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE — Carson senior Aaron Bradshaw is the first admit he took a pounding in the fall of 2019. He ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school basketball: Carson girls headed to state championship game

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE — Carson’s girls basketball team was super offensively for a half and was great defensively for all 32 minutes. ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:10 am

Sports

Pro football: Salisbury High alum Adams to play in CFL

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com ATLANTA — Keion Adams, who earned a degree in criminal justice and graduated from Western Michigan University, was mulling over job ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school basketball: Great season for efficient Wilhelm

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE — Nothing in basketball is more valuable than a guard who doesn’t turn it over, and senior Ellie Wilhelm ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school boys basketball: West can’t stop Crest

Staff report MOUNT ULLA — Crest point guard Mari Adams shot 21 free throws and made 16, as the Chargers rallied to beat West Rowan ... Read more

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

High School

High school basketball: Hornets lose a tight one in playoffs

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY— Jaleiah Gibson’s jumper from the lane wiggled off the front of the rim in the final seconds, and Salisbury’s girls ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school football: East looks for breakthrough season

Seventh in a series of reports on local high schools … EAST ROWAN FOOTBALL Coach: John Fitz (4th year,14-20 at East) 2019 record: 5-6 overall ... Read more

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

High School

High school football: Expectations high for Hornets

Sixth in a series of reports on local high schools … SALISBURY FOOTBALL Coach: Brian Hinson (4th year, 27-12 at Salisbury, overall record 44-31) 2019 ... Read more

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

News Main

North Rowan girls end season with playoff loss to Murphy

By Mike  London mike.london@salisburypost.com SPENCER — North Rowan’s girls began Tuesday’s 1A state playoff game against Murphy with crazy defensive energy. Two minutes into the ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:40 am

High School

High school football: Wonders to rely on explosive offense, strong defense

Fifth in a series of reports on local high schools … A.L. BROWN FOOTBALL Coach: Mike Newsome (10th year, 78-37 at A.L. Brown, overall record ... Read more

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

High School

Boys high school swimming: Sever never tires

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE —  In a word, it was weird. “Crazy swim season, exhausting swim season, but still a very fun season,” ... Read more

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

High School

High school girls swimming: Dominant year for Hornets

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Knorr twins, Emily and Katie, led Salisbury to a fourth-place finish in the 1A/2A State Championships and share ... Read more

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

High School

High school football: New era for West Rowan

Fourth in a series of reports on local high schools … WEST ROWAN FOOTBALL Coach: Louis Kraft (1st year) 2019 record: 9-5 (4-1 North Piedmont ... Read more

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

High School

High school football preview: Raiders looking to move up

Third in a series of reports on local high schools … SOUTH ROWAN FOOTBALL Coach: Daniel Yow (6th year, 10-45) 2019 record: 2-9 (2-7 Central ... Read more

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

Sports

Carolina Thundering Herd: Repeat national champs

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Back-to-back national champs. The Carolina Thundering Herd, based in Salisbury and featuring a number of  local players, took its ... Read more

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

High School

High school basketball: Black Knights top Salisbury for CCC crown

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY —  It was physical, gritty and hard-nosed, a typical Salisbury boys basketball game. But for the first time in Central ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school basketball: Near miss for South boys

        Staff report THOMASVILLE – South Rowan’s boys basketball team had a last-second shot to win against Thomasville on Monday but took ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:53 am

High School

High school football: Cougars are bigger, stronger

Second in a series of reports on local high schools … CARSON FOOTBALL Coach: Daniel Crosby (2nd year, 2-9) 2019 record: 2-9 (1-4 North Piedmont ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school football preview: Cavaliers counting on defense

First in a series of reports on local high schools … NORTH ROWAN FOOTBALL Coach: Nygel Pearson (1st year) 2019 record: 9-4 (6-0 Yadkin Valley ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, February 14, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school swimming: Knorrs rule the pool

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CARY — The rumors aren’t true. Salisbury High’s Knorr twins didn’t swim home from Cary. They rode home by car from ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, February 14, 2021 12:00 am

High School

Signing: Hales will try 2 sports at Catawba

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE — Volleyball or softball? Carson senior Kary Hales still hasn’t decided which sport she loves the most. A perennial ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:00 am

College

College baseball: Catawba has serious depth and experience

CATAWBA BASEBALL 2020 record: 19-3 2021: Scheduled to start Saturday at Lincoln Memorial Key loss: 3B Jackson Raper Key returners: LF Luke Spiva, CF Bryce ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school basketball: Salisbury girls take first in CCC

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Salisbury’s offensive machines Kyla Bryant and Rachel McCullough combined for 40 points, but Natavia Taborn’s defensive energy was the ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, February 10, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school boys soccer: Strong start for Hornets

Fifth in a series of reports on Rowan County soccer teams … SALISBURY BOYS SOCCER Coach: Matt Parrish (10th year, 183-33-11) Key returners: Seniors Juan ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, February 9, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school basketball: Perry reaches milestone in style

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com GRANITE QUARRY —  Brian Perry stood in the doorway of the gym at East Rowan on Tuesday, next to Rick Roseman, ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, February 7, 2021 12:00 am

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