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April 20, 2021

Mike London, Author at Salisbury Post

High School

High school football: North receiver McArthur a rising star

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SPENCER — North Rowan receiver Amari McArthur has all the tools. He’s tall. He has soft hands. He can fly. He ... Read more

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

High School

High school baseball: Falcons will count on pitching, speed

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com Second in a series of reports on local baseball teams … MOUNT ULLA — Everyone is talking about East Rowan baseball ... Read more

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

College

Catawba baseball: Crowd comes out to say goodbye to Newman Park

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — East Rowan legend Leonard Robbins watched from the box seats on Saturday, soaking up the final regular-season game that ... Read more

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

High School

High school baseball preview: East Rowan’s Hunter likely ace of stacked deck of Mustang pitchers

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com GRANITE QUARRY — East Rowan head coach Brett Hatley says the most action his infielders figure to see when Jake Hunter ... Read more

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

High School

High school football: Wonders’ season ends

Staff report KANNAPOLIS — T.C. Roberson had taken A.L. Brown down to the wire twice in classic playoff games, including last season’s 56-50 verdict. On ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, April 16, 2021 11:24 pm

High School

High school football: Murphy blossoms into playmaker for Hornets

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY —Murphy’s Law states that if anything can go wrong, it will. But in the case of Salisbury senior receiver Jackson ... Read more

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

College

College baseball: Last days of Newman Park … as we know it

Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The last days of the baseball cathedral known as Newman Park, home to Catawba baseball since 1926, are upon us. ... Read more

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

High School

High school golf: With Merrell, Mustangs back on top

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — East Rowan golf coach Rhett Teems has an eye for talent and realized the youngster who lived two doors ... Read more

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

High School

High school tennis: East beats Carson, still hopes to share NPC title

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com GRANITE QUARRY — In a family of notable golfers, East Rowan senior Landon Shuping managed to become an outstanding tennis player. ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:00 am

High School

Rea of hope: Corriher-Lipe coach guides students to success

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com LANDIS — Tyler Rea spent some time in a wheelchair, so he’s thankful for every waking day — and every walking ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:00 am

College

College baseball: Catawba rolls 7-1 and 24-1

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The do-over COVID baseball season of 2020 has given Catawba players a chance for not only one last ride ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school football: Carson seniors leave a legacy

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE — Due to thunderstorm concerns, kickoff for Carson’s season finale/homecoming football game was moved up to 5 p.m., but ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, April 11, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Baseball: Memories come alive in Ferebee book

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — On Friday, May 14, 1971, East Rowan lefty Claude Bernhardt turned in one of the great pitching performances in ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, April 11, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school football: Playoff time means get ready for ‘big-boy football’

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — NCHSAA football playoff brackets were released Saturday evening after a delay because some teams couldn’t play Friday due to ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:45 pm

High School

High school football: Hornets overpower South to secure playoff spot

Staff report LANDIS — South Rowan scored first in Friday’s Central Carolina Conference football game at Donnell Stadium, but Salisbury scored second, third, fourth, fifth ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, April 10, 2021 12:02 am

High School

High school football: Record night for Pinckney as East cruises; Carson wins thriller in OT

From staff reports OLIN — Senior running back Sammy Pinckney broke several records as East Rowan closed the abbreviated spring football season Friday night with ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, April 10, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school football: Career night for North’s Sims

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SPENCER — North Rowan quarterback Kyree Sims has a unique appreciation for his offensive linemen. That’s because he spent his early ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:00 am

College

College softball: Arnott helps Indians split doubleheader

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Freshman Whitley Arnott pitched her first complete game for Catawba’s softball team on Wednesday. A 5-2 win by Arnott ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school girls golf: Mustangs cruise to 4th straight title

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — East Rowan freshman Hannah Waddell picked up a golf club for the first time a year ago. Today, she’s ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:15 am

High School

High school girls soccer: Carson can’t knock off NPC’s top dog

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE — The pecking order in North Piedmont Conference girls soccer didn’t change on Tuesday. South Iredell is still the ... Read more

by Mike London, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school football: Broadway making plays

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Ledford third-and-3 running play in the first quarter of Thursday’s Central Carolina Conference game was met with surprising ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school football: Cavaliers cruise in YVC finale

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com DENTON — Quarterback Kyree Sims accounted for five touchdowns as North Rowan blasted South Davidson 59-0 on Monday in the Cavaliers’ ... Read more

by Mike London, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school boys soccer: Salisbury’s Robins, Cortes lead all-county team

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — In a peculiar and condensed boys soccer season, one thing stayed the same. Coach Matt Parrish and the Salisbury ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, April 4, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school volleyball: South’s Rymer heading to Ferrum

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com LANDIS — South Rowan senior Anna Rymer has always been a student first and a volleyball player second, so it’s no ... Read more

by Mike London, Sunday, April 4, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school football: Slow start, but Falcons stay unbeaten in NPC

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com MOUNT ULLA — Time of possession can be overrated. Carson snapped the ball for 72 plays on Friday, while West Rowan ... Read more

by Mike London, Saturday, April 3, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school football: Hornets win ‘playoff game’

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Complete games are normally a stat for baseball pitchers, but Salisbury’s football team logged one on Thursday. From start ... Read more

by Mike London, Friday, April 2, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school football: Full plate for West’s Phillippe

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com MOUNT ULLA — West Rowan senior receiver Damon Phillippe had a hand — well, actually two hands — in quarterback Noah ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, April 1, 2021 12:00 am

High School

High school cross country: Julian’s race will continue in Hickory

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE — South Rowan senior Noah Julian, the prince of Rowan County cross country the last three seasons and a ... Read more

by Mike London, Thursday, April 1, 2021 12:00 am

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