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Legion baseball

American Legion baseball: Rowan bounces back behind Schenck, reaches semifinals today

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHERRYVILLE — Rowan County was outscored 23-10 in American Legion State Tournament pool play, but the only math that really mattered ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, July 31, 2021 12:00 am

Kannapolis

American Legion baseball: Kannapolis ends season

Staff report CHERRYVILLE — Perennial powerhouse Wilmington Post 10 won the 2018 and 2019 American Legion state tournaments. COVID stopped Legion baseball in 2020, but ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, July 31, 2021 12:00 am

Legion baseball

Legion baseball: Kannapolis still in the hunt after knocking off Rutherford County

Staff report CHERRYVILLE — Kannapolis bounced back on Thursday morning from a lopsided loss and beat Rutherford County 9-4 in pool play in the American ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, July 30, 2021 12:00 am

Legion baseball

Legion baseball: Lopsided loss for Rowan in state tourney

Staff report CHERRYVILLE – Small ball gradually turned into maul ball, as host and Area IV champion Cherryville battered Rowan County 17-1 in the American ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, July 30, 2021 12:00 am

Legion baseball

Legion baseball: Drinkard keys Rowan victory

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County American Legion baseball head coach Jim Gantt was in a good mood. “When this season started, we ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school baseball: Chrismon commits to East Carolina

Staff report CHINA GROVE — Nathan Chrismon, a rising senior at South Rowan, announced a commitment on Wednesday to East Carolina’s baseball program. There’s a ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Little League softball: Rowan drops regional final, but moves on

Staff report WARNER ROBINS — Rowan Little League’s 12U softball team already had qualified for the World Series, and that took some of the sting ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:00 am

Legion baseball

Legion baseball: Kannapolis crunched by Fuquay-Varina

Staff report CHERRYVILLE — Fuquay-Varina pounded Kannapolis 10-2 in a pool play game in the American Legion State Tournament on Wednesday evening. Area III runner-up ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Little League softball: Rowan plays for regional championship, qualifies for World Series

    Staff report WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — Rowan Little League 12U softball won its third straight game in the Southeast Regional on Tuesday morning. ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:00 am

Legion baseball

Legion baseball: Rowan County ready for state tournament

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Former Rowan County American Legion standouts Brett Mulkey, Jeremy Simpson and Lee Poteat were officially named as Catawba College ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Little League softball: Big one for Rowan on Tuesday morning

Staff report WARNER ROBINS, Ga — Rowan Little League and Chesterfield Little League of Midlothian, Virginia, are the two remaining undefeated teams in the 12U ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Junior Legion baseball: Carson falls in semifinals

Staff report THOMASVILLE — Carson made a strong bid to be the first Rowan County team to win the Junior Legion baseball state tournament, but ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school athletics: Male Athlete of the Year Walker in league of once-in-a-generation players

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The legend of Jalon Walker grows a little every time someone tells a story. Salisbury High track and field ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, July 25, 2021 12:00 am

College

College football: North grad Delaney ready for next challenges at Johnson C. Smith

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SPENCER — CIAA football is back after a year’s hiatus, and North Rowan graduate and Johnson C. Smith University recruit Tsion ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, July 25, 2021 12:00 am

College

Fishing: Carson grad Bauer signs with CVCC

Staff report Carson graduate Ben Bauer has signed with the   Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing program. Bauer, who has been fishing since he ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, July 25, 2021 12:00 am

Legion baseball

Legion baseball: Rowan wins a wild one over Kannapolis

Staff report GRANITE QUARRY —Rowan County held off Kannapolis 15-14 on Saturday in an Area III championship game for the record books. Tristan Miller, Rowan’s ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, July 25, 2021 12:00 am

Legion baseball

Junior Legion baseball: Carson wins first game in state tournament

Staff report THOMASVILLE — Carson’s baseball team rallied in the bottom of the seventh to win its opening game in the Junior Legion State Tournament ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, July 23, 2021 12:00 am

Legion baseball

Junior Legion baseball: Carson ready for state tourney

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com HIGH POINT — Rowan County, Carson, West Rowan, East Rowan and 2019 runner-up South Rowan all have fielded powerful Junior American ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, July 22, 2021 12:00 am

High School

Legion baseball: Rowan, Rogers do it again to advance to next round

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com GRANITE QUARRY — Logan Rogers drove in six runs on Wednesday at Staton Field as Rowan County eliminated High Point and ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, July 22, 2021 12:00 am

Legion baseball

Legion baseball: Driver shuts down High Point

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com GRANITE QUARRY — Dylan Driver put Rowan County in the driver’s seat in a best-of-three playoff series on Tuesday. Driver didn’t ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Local golf: Lyerly makes it four in a row

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The field was strong and the days were long, but Nick Lyerly made it look even easier than usual. ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school soccer: Two Salisbury grads in action tonight

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com GREENSBORO — Salisbury soccer coach Matt Parrish remembers a conversation he had with Kathryn Rusher six years ago. Kathryn made the ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 12:00 am

High School

Female Athlete of the Year: Salisbury’s Webb shined in soccer, running

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Salisbury rising senior Sutton Webb tends to bring a significant amount of sunshine wherever she travels. The Rowan County ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, July 18, 2021 12:00 am

Cleveland

High school girls basketball: Somers the star of a forgotten era

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Their names have come up annually at meetings of the Salisbury-Rowan Hall of Fame committee, although none have ever ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, July 18, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Local golf: Lyerly rolls into Rowan Amateur semifinals with Mulkey, Dorsett, Little

Staff report SALISBURY — Defending champion Nick Lyerly has cruised into today’s semifinals of the Horace Billings Rowan County Amateur. Lyerly topped 32nd-seeded Brian Sutton ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, July 18, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Local golf: Lyerly, Childress qualify for big events

Staff report Local golfers Nick Lyerly and Michael Childress qualified for major events on Thursday. Lyerly (East Rowan, UNC Greensboro) shot 3-under 69 at Asheboro’s ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, July 16, 2021 12:00 am

Legion baseball

Legion baseball: Rowan County wraps up Southern Division

Staff report MOCKSVILLE — Dylan Driver handcuffed Mocksville hitters for the second time this season, and Rowan battered Mocksville 9-0 on Thursday to wrap up ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, July 16, 2021 12:00 am

Legion baseball

Legion softball: Comeback for Rowan County

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com GRANITE QUARRY— Todd McNeely helped piece together Rowan County’s tentative first plunge into the Lady Legion softball world back in 2017 ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:00 am

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