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High school sports: Heart of a Champion — West’s Blackledge a four-sport athlete

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com MOUNT ULLA — West Rowan senior Max Blackledge may be only 17, but he’s already figured out what’s most important. It’s ... Read more

21 hours ago by Mike London.

High school soccer: West was building around its only senior

West Rowan girls soccer Coach: Alan Puglia (3rd year, 10-23-2) West in the last 5 years: 25-65-3 2019 record: 8-8-2 2020 record: 2-3 Senior: MacKenna ... Read more

21 hours ago by Mike London.

High school soccer: South was off to fantastic start

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com South Rowan girls soccer Coach: Russ Fisher (1st year as girls head coach) Previous 5 years: 44-58-4 2019 record: 4-15 2020 ... Read more

21 hours ago by Mike London.

High school sports: Heart of a Champion — Carson’s Cooper

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE — Carson’s 5-foot senior Maci Cooper tried not to short-change any of the four sports teams she played on. ... Read more

21 hours ago by Mike London.

Torbush: Third Hall of Fame for East Spencer native

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — East Spencer native Carl Torbush was still coaching football at East Tennessee State University when he was 66. ... Read more

3 days ago by Mike London.

High school softball: Hornets had a shot at double-digit wins

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com Salisbury softball Coach: Scott Cozart (2nd season) Previous 5 years: 30-71 2019 record: 9-15 overall, 6-12 Central Carolina Conference (7th place) ... Read more

3 days ago by Mike London.

NFL: West grad Smith thrilled that Panthers have brought him home

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHARLOTTE — Forever a people person, no matter what below-the-belt punches life throws at him, Chris Smith is getting ready for ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike London.

High school softball: East had won 3 straight, when play stopped

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com East Rowan softball Coach: Sandy Basinger Previous 5 years: 56-58 2019 record: 13-10 overall, 6-4 North Piedmont Conference (3rd) 2020 record: ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike London.

Area Sports Briefs: Recognition for East grad Shuping

From staff reports The spring edition of Carolinas Golf Magazine listed the magazine’s choices for top 20 Carolinas golf moments for 2019. One of those ... Read more

5 days ago by Mike London.

Baseball: White’s rehab process continues at home

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com MOUNT ULLA — Difficult times call for unusual measures. With the Texas Rangers complex in Surprise, Arizona, shut down by COVID-19, ... Read more

5 days ago by Mike London.

High school basketball: McCain moves on after 5 seasons at South

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CONCORD — South Rowan is in the process of identifying its 10th head boys basketball coach. The ninth man to hold ... Read more

6 days ago by Mike London.

Spirit of Rowan: Rowan Little League builds a softball dynasty here

For the second time in five years, a Rowan County team in 2019 won the Little League Softball World Series. Rowan’s team, girls ages 11 ... Read more

7 days ago by Dennis Davidson.

College basketball: Former Carson star Hairston has 8 offers

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — COVID-19 concerns wiped out his dream of competing for a national championship, but that was the only blemish on ... Read more

1 week ago by Mike London.

Basketball: North grad Mitchell making a difference in Charlotte

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHARLOTTE — Kamora Cannie has extreme quickness and a smooth outside shot and made second team All-Rowan County as a freshman ... Read more

1 week ago by Mike London.

Coronavirus effects on sports: Clemson QB Lawrence restarts virus fundraising

Associated Press The latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and his girlfriend have ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

High school swimming: Boys all-county, Unexpected splash by Cougars

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE — Carson’s 2020 county championship in boys swimming wasn’t normal stuff. No one had 20/20 vision on this one. ... Read more

1 week ago by Mike London.

College football: Catawba adds recruits, announces 2020 schedule

Staff report Catawba College has announced a number of important additions to the football recruiting class this month. Amari Davis – OL – 6-3, 275 ... Read more

1 week ago by Mike London.

College basketball: North grad Sifford helped N.C. Central win 1989 national title

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com It wasn’t expected. Underrated, balanced North Carolina Central wasn’t ranked in the top 10 in Division II when it won the ... Read more

1 week ago by Mike London.

Area Sports Briefs: LC’s Ray is HBCU player of the year

From staff reports Livingstone guard Roger Ray has been named BOXTOROW Division II Player of the Year for HBCU schools. The senior from Raleigh led ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

High school swimming: Girls all-county, Solid-gold season for Knorr

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Salisbury junior Emily Knorr racked up the second and third state championships of her career and made the Post’s ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

High school soccer: Catawba signee Thomason is goal-oriented

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE — Carson senior soccer star Gracie Thomason is as team-first as it gets, but she had allowed herself one ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

High school basketball: Banner season for West’s Wilson

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com MOUNT ULLA — Individually, you can’t have a better season than West Rowan senior Abigail Wilson had. The 5-foot-11 forward was ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

High school basketball: Girls all-county team capsules

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com FIRST TEAM Abigail Wilson, West, 5-11 Sr. — The UNC Asheville signee scored 681 points and averaged 26.2 per game, both ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

Area Sports Briefs: Walker, Biggers, Hampton getting attention

From staff reports Salisbury outside linebacker Jalon Walker, a sophomore, is officially a four-star football recruit. Walker, the son of Catawba head coach Curtis Walker, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

High schools: Resuming spring sports is now a long-shot

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com It’s looking more likely every day that history will record the spring of 2020 as the high school season of what ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

High school basketball: Coach of the Year Brice guided young team to 29 wins

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — On the court, Salisbury’s girls were the county’s youngest basketball team, but a bunch of 15-year-olds played a very ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

Barefoot Hamlin wins virtual Homestead as NASCAR races again

CHARLOTTE (AP) — The stands were packed, Jimmie Johnson caused several wrecks, Denny Hamlin raced barefoot and damaged cars were repaired with the push of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

High school basketball: Boys all-county team capsules

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com FIRST TEAM Jalen Moss, West, 5-9 Jr. — Lightning-fast and was a major factor on both ends of the floor. Rowan ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

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