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September 26, 2021

Mike London, Author at Salisbury Post

High School

Sports obituary: Former South Legion, West baseball coach Wright was a builder

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE— Baseball coach and teacher David Curry Wright was a unique combination of dreamer and doer. The Blue Monster that ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, September 26, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school football: Hornets romp; North loses key road game

From staff reports TYRO — Salisbury’s freight train of a football team overpowered West Davidson 69-6 for a Central Carolina Conference victory. Ranked second in ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, September 25, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Area Sports: South, Salisbury roll in volleyball

From staff reports South Rowan (11-3, 6-2) rolled against Central Cabarrus 25-12, 25-12 and 25-11 on Thursday in South Piedmont Conference action. Cameron Black had ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, September 24, 2021 12:00 am

High School

Week 6: North at Thomasville is Friday night’s marquee matchup

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY —  West Rowan head coach Louis Kraft believes this football season could be a repeat of 2019 when West, North Rowan ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school football: Gibson scores in plenty of different ways for Hornets

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Size is cool and speed is cooler, but universal versatility is the ingredient that makes Salisbury’s unbeaten football team ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00 am

College

College football: Livingstone at home vs. stout Bowie State team

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — On a late September Saturday seven years ago, Livingstone beat Bowie State at Alumni Memorial Stadium. Future Indoor Football ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00 am

College

College football: First road game, first SAC game for Catawba

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — If you haven’t noticed, Wingate has gotten awfully good at football. Last week, the Bulldogs wrecked Carson-Newman, which once ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school football: Talented Williams-Simpson breaking out at West

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com MOUNT ULLA — One of the best catches West Rowan football coach Louis Kraft ever saw didn’t happen on a Sunday, ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Area sports: West volleyball stays on top in SPC

From staff reports MOUNT ULLA — West Rowan’s volleyball team got off to a strong start and beat South Rowan 25-9, 28-26 and 25-22 on ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:00 am

High School

Area Sports: Catawba announces Hall of Fame plans

The Catawba Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, at Keppel Auditorium. Prior to ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:00 am

High School

Sports obituary: Callaway made impact on Rowan County, high school football

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rodney Arlin Callaway told the Post once he’d live forever if his heart was as good as his legs. ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:00 am

College

College football: Livingstone falls on final play

Staff report COLUMBIA, S.C. — Three games into this season, Livingstone’s football team has suffered two agonizing defeats in the final seconds. On Saturday night, ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, September 19, 2021 12:00 am

College

College football: Catawba holds on for 3-0 start

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Saturday afternoon’s football game at Shuford Stadium had the family feel of brothers wrestling on the floor in the ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, September 19, 2021 12:00 am

News Main

High school football: Hornets easily handle unbeaten Thomasville; North, Davie also romp

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Thomasville avoided the running-clock fate of Salisbury’s first three opponents, but the Bulldogs still were no match for the ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:01 am

High School

High school volleyball: West back on track after sweeping Carson

Staff report MOUNT ULLA — There’s no place like home, and West Rowan’s volleyball team got back on track in a sweep of rival Carson. ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school football Week 5: Hornets at home against Thomasville

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Thomasville at Salisbury is a matchup rich in history and tradition, and Friday’s contest between 3-0 squads is expected ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school football: Cook’s recipe includes Salisbury receiving records

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Being a Salisbury receiver has been mostly a thankless job, well … forever. There have been outstanding quarterbacks in ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:00 am

College

College football: Catawba home vs. Barton in Hester’s homecoming

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — So far, so great for Catawba football, and enthusiasm will be high at Shuford Stadium on Saturday when the ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:00 am

College

College football: Livingstone on road

Staff report SALISBURY — Livingstone is on the road again this Saturday and will seek better results. The Blue Bears (0-2) travel to Columbia, S.C., ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school football: Loeblein’s experience is vital for Falcons

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com MOUNT ULLA — It was a football game that lived up to the hype as well as the scouting report — ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:00 am

News Main

Local sports roundup: Falcons, Raiders get key volleyball wins

From staff reports West Rowan won at East Rowan 25-23, 25-15 and 25-22 to stay undefeated in the South Piedmont Conference. The Falcons (12-2, 5-0) ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:00 am

College

College and pro sports: Reynolds breaks 49ers’ record for career passing yards

From staff reports Area Athletes Update … Chris Reynolds (Davie) broke Charlotte’s career passing yards record in Saturday’s win against Gardner-Webb. Reynolds threw for 103 ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Area Sports Roundup: Salisbury soccer edges Green Dragons

From staff reports Salisbury’s boys soccer team opened Central Carolina Conference play with a hard-fought 1-0 win at West Davidson on Monday. Colin Donaldson converted ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:00 am

College

College football: Road loss for Blue Bears against Savannah State

Staff report SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Savannah State Tigers piled up nearly 500 yards of offense, including 318 rushing yards, and overpowered Livingstone 50-6 in ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, September 12, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Sports obituary: Ronnie Eidson played some of his best golf in his 50s

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — There was a winter day in 1992 when Ronnie Eidson missed five short putts and still shot a 9-under ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, September 12, 2021 12:00 am

College

College football: Catawba defense holds Winston-Salem State in check

Staff report SALISBURY — Catawba’s defense spent most of Saturday night bending, but not breaking. Finally defensive lineman Mike Jones made the play that broke ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, September 12, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school football roundup: Another shutout for Hornets

From staff reports SALISBURY — Salisbury ran back three kicks for touchdowns and overwhelmed South Rowan 53-0 on Friday at Ludwig Stadium. Salisbury has begun ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, September 11, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school football: McArthur breaking records at North

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SPENCER — Last Friday, North Rowan junior receiver Amari McArthur broke a school receiving yards record that had stood for 22 ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, September 10, 2021 12:00 am

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