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College

College basketball: First loss for Catawba women

Staff report SALISBURY — Catawba’s women’s basketball team lost for the first time on Monday. The Indians, who have experienced two lengthy COVID pauses, returned ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school boys soccer: Falcons are under way

WEST ROWAN BOYS SOCCER Coach: Alan Puglia (3rd year, 9-29-3) Key returners: MF Aleksis Suarez, MF Salvador Bautista Key additions: F Carlos Romero, F Jonny ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school volleyball: Trio of seniors stand tall

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The first serious volleyball conversation of the season came via a phone call from West Rowan senior setter Allison ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, January 24, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school cross country: West’s Spicer signs with Lincoln Memorial

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com MOUNT ULLA —West Rowan senior and aspiring veterinarian Megyn Spicer already has racked up solid experience dealing with animals. “I’ve got ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, January 24, 2021 12:00 am

College

College basketball: Catawba women finally get to play … and win again

  Staff report HARROGATE, Tenn. — Catawba’s women’s basketball team played for the first time in three weeks on Saturday and took a 72-63 win ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, January 23, 2021 10:54 pm

High School

High school volleyball: West star Dowling signs with Queens

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com MOUNT ULLA — Girls are being exposed to the exciting sport of volleyball earlier in Rowan County now, but Queens University ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school basketball: West boys have best team in years

 Twelfth in a series of reports on local basketball teams. WEST ROWAN BOYS Coach: Mike Gurley (24th season at West, 424-211 at West, 526-250 career) ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school basketball: New wave for West girls

Eleventh in a series of reports on local basketball teams. WEST ROWAN GIRLS Coach: Ashley Poole (8th season, 117-69 career) 2019-20: 20-6 overall, 7-3 3A ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school basketball: Even with slow start, Salisbury boys’ talent shows

Tenth in a series of reports on local basketball teams. SALISBURY BOYS Coach: Bryan Withers (6th season, 94-36 at Salisbury, 121-81 career) 2019-20: 17-10 overall, ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, January 17, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Tribute to Tommy Eaton: The GOAT

 By Terry Julian The first time I ever saw Tommy Eaton was in the summer of 1955.  He was pitching for the Salisbury American Legion ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, January 17, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school cross country: South teams make state

South Rowan girls jump for joy after qualifying for the state meet.   Staff report 2A Midwest Regional DOBSON — It couldn’t have been much ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, January 17, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school basketball: North Rowan girls are contenders in YVC

Ninth in a series of previews on local basketball teams. NORTH ROWAN GIRLS Coach: Anthia Smith (1st season) 2019-20: 20-9 overall, 13-3 1A Yadkin Valley ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:00 am

College

Catawba baseball ready to deliver ‘First Pitch’

      By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Catawba baseball’s annual “First Pitch” dinner will be just a bit outside this year. Like everything ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school volleyball: South Rowan advances

Staff report LANDIS — Senior Anna Rymer’s 23rd kill of the night sent South Rowan’s volleyball team to the second round of the 2A state ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school basketball: West boys run past Mustangs

Staff report MOUNT ULLA — West Rowan’s boys basketball team beat East Rowan 92-72 in a fast-paced North Piedmont Conference game. The Falcons (2-0) broke ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school basketball: North boys have two building blocks

Eighth in a series of reports on local basketball teams … NORTH ROWAN BOYS Coach: Jason Causby (3rd season at North, 50-11; 221-135 at 3 ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Area Sports Briefs: South Rowan volleyball in action

    From staff reports South Rowan is at home Tuesday for the first round of the 2A volleyball playoffs. The seventh-seeded Raiders (14-1) take ... Read more

by Mike London, Monday, January 11, 2021 6:46 pm

High School

High school basketball: Salisbury girls have all the pieces in place

Seventh in a series of previews on local basketball teams … SALISBURY GIRLS Coach: Lakai Brice (120-64, 8th season) 2019-20: 29-2 overall, 18-0 3A North ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school basketball: Salisbury girls roll at home (updated)

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Salisbury freshman Makyla Noble looked scary. Not scary in a Halloween way. Scary in a good way. Scary in ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school basketball: Carson boys in a rebuilding mode

Sixth in a series on local basketball teams … CARSON BOYS Coach: Brian Perry (15th season, 178-184) 2019-20: 11-14 overall, 4-6 3A North Piedmont Conference ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school basketball: Hornet boys falter (updated)

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Salisbury boys basketball team may have gotten off to the state’s toughest start. They’d certainly get votes for ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school basketball: East boys ready to make noise in 2021

Fifth in a series of previews on local basketball teams. EAST ROWAN BOYS Coach: Andrew Porter (1st season) 2019-20: 2-23 overall, 0-10 3A North Piedmont ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school basketball: Carson girls will be stout again

Third in a series of previews on local basketball teams … CARSON GIRLS Coach: Brooke Stouder (15th season, 216-158, 2nd all-time in wins for Rowan ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:00 am

High School

East girls: Mustangs start over

Fourth in a series of previews on local basketball teams … EAST ROWAN GIRLS Coach: Kevin Holland (5th season, 43-60) 2019-20: 20-7 overall, 7-3 3A ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:00 am

College

Women’s basketball: Road win for shorthanded Catawba

  Staff report HICKORY — Catawba’s women’s basketball team overcame COVID quarantines and a feisty bunch of Lenoir-Rhyne Bears to stay unbeaten on Saturday afternoon. ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, January 2, 2021 9:55 pm

High School

High school basketball: South boys starting fresh with new coach

Second in a series on local basketball teams … By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com LANDIS — New South Rowan head boys coach Daniel Blevins starts fresh ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, December 31, 2020 12:00 am

High School

High school volleyball: Carson hands Raiders first loss

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com LANDIS—Carson senior Jaden Vaughn was marvelous again, and she got the help she needed on the road on Wednesday night. Carson ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, December 31, 2020 12:00 am

College

College basketball: Indians set to take on Wake Forest

Staff report Catawba men’s basketball team is scheduled to take on Wake Forest at Joel Coliseum on Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. The contest will ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 4:25 pm

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