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Sports

Basketball: Former North star Goodlett signs with Bluefield State

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — North Rowan graduate Brevin Goodlett was never easy to defend. COVID-19 tried to detour him, but it couldn’t stop ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

Golf: Lyerly competing in U.S. Amateur

Staff report Nick Lyerly (East Rowan, UNC Greensboro) had a tough day in the first round of the U.S. Amateur that began with stroke-play qualifying ... Read more

by Mike London, Monday, August 10, 2020 10:23 pm

Sports

Area Sports Briefs: Ace for Combs

From staff reports Sam Combs made a  recent hole-in-one on No. 6 at the Country Club of Salisbury. Combs, a grandson of legendary coach Dean ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:30 am

High School

Basketball: T.Y. was the ultimate crowd leader

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Tyrone “T.Y.” Cole never scored a bucket for the North Rowan boys basketball team, but he knows he won ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:00 am

News Main

Legends: Hairston made D-I impact with rebounds, defense

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY— When they hang out in dorms and apartments, college basketball players tend to start bragging about high school careers. In ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:00 am

College

College athletics: SAC fall sports won’t be played prior to 2021

South Atlantic Conference press release ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) — The South Atlantic Conference Presidents Council has made the decision to postpone the start of ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, August 8, 2020 1:49 am

Sports

Golf: PGA Championship scores

PGA Championship Thursday At TPC Harding Park San Francisco, Calif. Purse: $11 million Yardage: 7,251; Par: 72 First Round Jason Day 32-33_65 Brendon Todd 32-33_65 ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, August 6, 2020 11:56 pm

High School

High school football: Hornets work as they await NCHSAA decision

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Twelve states, plus the District of Columbia, have made decisions to postpone football until the spring of 2021. Those ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, August 6, 2020 11:43 pm

Sports

Baseball: Lots of talent at East

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com GRANITE QUARRY — Whenever high school baseball returns, East Rowan is going to be awfully good. The Mustangs could be among ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

Bobby Parker: A lifetime in Rowan athletics

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com LANDIS — South Rowan opened back in 1961, but there’s only been one South boys basketball team that Bobby Parker didn’t ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:00 am

High School

1964 East Rowan baseball: No fair balls against Robbins

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com GRANITE QUARRY — The staged photo published in the Salisbury Post is almost comical, but it accurately told the story of ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:00 am

High School

Legends: Trials and tribulations prepared Efird for coaching career

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com PEMBROKE — There was a time when things looked so bleak at UNC Pembroke that backup quarterback Jonathan Efird requested a ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

NC3 baseball: Wrapping up a summer gift

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Tough times can reveal the worst in human nature, but they also can reveal the best. Behind the scenes, ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

NC3 baseball: Relievers dominate in Rowan’s finale

From staff reports SALISBURY — Overwhelming relief pitching by Dylan Driver and Cole Hales sparked Rowan County to a 7-2 win against Concord in the ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, August 1, 2020 5:22 pm

Sports

Area Sports Briefs: Davie’s Reynolds on Manning Award Watch List

From staff reports Charlotte 49ers redshirt junior quarterback Chris Reynolds (Davie)  has been named to the Watch List for the 2020 Manning Award, which is ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, July 31, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

NC3 baseball: Finally healthy, Sell makes an impact

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Putting the work into sports has never been a burden for Daniel Sell. A baseball/football guy in his time ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, July 30, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

NC3 baseball: Hard to believe, but Hales is still getting better

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Heading into his senior season at Carson, Cole Hales had extremely modest career totals of two mound victories and ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, July 30, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

NC3 Juniors: East rolls again

Staff report East Rowan’s strong NC3 Junior baseball team won 14-3 in six innings against West Rowan on Tuesday. Austin Fulk was the winning pitcher. ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:08 am

Sports

NC3 baseball: Rowan battles, but loses again to High Point

Staff report THOMASVILLE — High Point showed again on Tuesday that it’s the best team in NC3 baseball, but this time Rowan County put up ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:48 am

Sports

Area Sports Briefs: NCHSAA takes small step forward for fall athletics

From staff reports The N.C. High School Athletic Association Board of Directors voted to provide Phase 2 guidance to member schools regarding summer conditioning and ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

NC3 baseball: Pyling on: Rowan romps again on road

Staff report OAKBORO — Cameron “CP” Pyle slugged his first two homers of the summer, and Rowan County rolled to a 14-4 victory at Stanly ... Read more

by Mike London, Monday, July 27, 2020 10:30 pm

Sports

NC3 baseball: Rowan breezes to win at Concord

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CONCORD — Bam. Kapow. Whammo. Those are the sounds once made by Batman and Robin’s battering fists as they struck the ... Read more

by Mike London, Monday, July 27, 2020 5:46 pm

Sports

Local golf: Lyerly, Childress stout in Carolinas Four-Ball

Staff report Teams including local golfers Nick Lyerly and Michael Childress made strong runs in the Carolinas Four-Ball Championship in sweltering Camden, S.C. East Rowan ... Read more

by Mike London, Monday, July 27, 2020 3:46 pm

Sports

Local golf: Warrior Club Championship

     Warrior Club Championship Saturday & Sunday Championship Flight William Little 69-74— 143 Chris Owen 73-71 — 144 Brian Jones 73-74 — 147 Scott ... Read more

by Mike London, Monday, July 27, 2020 3:30 pm

College

Catawba football: Delay for SAC sports, but Walker still hopeful

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A beautiful turf field is set to host Catawba’s opening convocation ceremonies and speeches on Aug. 17. Whether football ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

Legends: Campbell made ‘The Shot’ and is still on target

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com GREENSBORO — Doug Campbell drilled one of the greatest shots in a tournament that practically drips with history. “People do still ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

Golf: Lyerly enjoys amazing day in Carolinas Four-Ball

Staff report CAMDEN, S.C. — In the Carolinas Four-Ball Championship on Friday, Nick Lyerly (East Rowan) and partner Zack Swanson, were qualifying medalists. The UNC ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:47 am

Sports

NC3 baseball: Rowan splits with Union

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County’s NC3 baseball team came very close to sweeping talented Union County on Friday at Newman Park. But ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, July 24, 2020 11:32 pm

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