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July 4, 2020

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High school basketball: From reserve to phenom in a hurry

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SPENCER — Brandon White, a 6-foot-10 rising junior who is getting a lot of recruiting attention, scored 30 as a North ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

Basketball recruiting enters new phase; more colleges show interest in North’s White

Staff report June 15 is annually one of the key dates for college basketball recruiting, as it’s the first day on which the NCAA allows ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

Valedictorian Rymer followed in father’s footsteps

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE —  When you consider academics, athletics and impact on her school, South Rowan graduate Kira Rymer may have had ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Mike London.

Rowan County legends: The pitching duel of 1962

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com GRANITE QUARRY—  The most anticipated pitching matchup in the history of Rowan County high school baseball occurred on Tuesday, May 8, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Mike London.

High school basketball: Adams is new Davie girls coach

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com MOCKSVILLE — Lindsey Adams, 22, is the new head coach of the Davie County girls basketball team. Davie AD Mike Absher ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Mike London.

Baseball: Spry has everything under control

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY —  Recent North Rowan graduate Jonathan Spry was one of the pleasant surprises of the 2019 American Legion baseball season ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Mike London.

NCHSAA: Toby Webb awards

NCHSAA press release CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Toby Webb Outstanding Coach ... Read more

1 month ago by Mike London.

Female Athlete of the Year: East’s Harrison led the pack

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com ROCKWELL —  She missed all of her sophomore cross country season with an ankle injury and tendinitis, but she was county ... Read more

1 month ago by Mike London.

East-West All-Star clinic and games canceled

Staff report The East-West All-Star games, a North Carolina summer sports tradition dating back to 1949, were canceled Thursday by the N.C. Coaches Association. It ... Read more

1 month ago by Mike London.

High school sports: West’s McCombs wins Misenheimer Award as male athlete of the year

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com WOODLEAF — West Rowan boys basketball coach Mike Gurley and former West head football coach Joe Nixon agree that it was ... Read more

1 month ago by Mike London.

High school basketball: West’s Poole hopes to make splash at Guilford

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY —  Coaching your own children at the high school level is never an easy assignment. For the kid, who is ... Read more

1 month ago by Mike London.

High school softball: West’s Haggas will play at Guilford

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — One of the worst days of West Rowan graduate Reagan Haggas’ life may wind up changing things for the ... Read more

1 month ago by Mike London.

High school basketball: Salisbury’s Fulson finds new home

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Salisbury guard Anayia Fulson will continue her basketball career at Spartanburg Methodist College, after being a key component of ... Read more

1 month ago by Mike London.

High school football: Kraft gets the nod at West

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com MOUNT ULLA —  Friday wasn’t a typical day for Louis Edward Kraft V, who sounds like an 18th-century monarch, but is ... Read more

1 month ago by Mike London.

NCHSAA update on return of athletics

The following is a North Carolina High School Athletic Association statement on the return of athletics: As stated by the governor, we have been in ... Read more

1 month ago by Mike London.

High school football: Kraft named interim head coach by Falcons

Staff report MOUNT ULLA — Louis Kraft V was announced as interim head coach of West Rowan’s football team on Friday. He replaced Joe Nixon, ... Read more

1 month ago by Mike London.

Area Sports Briefs: Ties return to soccer league matches

From staff reports The NCHSAA recently voted to eliminate shootouts to break ties in regular season conference soccer matches. If teams are deadlocked after two ... Read more

1 month ago by Mike London.

Jackson, Boyden made track history 50 years ago

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY —Fifty years ago, a lot happened in the sports world in the merry month of May. Down in Dallas, Jack ... Read more

1 month ago by Mike London.

High school football: Salisbury’s Wood to Guilford

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The quietest things on the planet? Flowers and trees. Books and suitcases. Fish, snakes, mice, owls. Jadarius Wood. Wood ... Read more

1 month ago by Mike London.

Male Bost Award: Wilson stayed humble while lighting up scoreboards

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — If anyone ever had a reason to be cocky and arrogant and aggravating it was North Rowan running back ... Read more

2 months ago by Mike London.

High school basketball: West’s Wilson voted to AP All-State team

 Associated Press RALEIGH — West Rowan senior Abigail Wilson was voted to the All-State girls basketball team after leading Rowan County in scoring and averaging ... Read more

2 months ago by Mike London.

Female Bost Award: Busy, buzzing Conrad brought joy

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Carson cross country and track and field coach Les-lee Ihme has a practice of assigning spirit animals to her ... Read more

2 months ago by Mike London.

About the JT Bost Rowan County Sportsmanship awards

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Jonathan Thomas Bost was known to umpires, officials, coaches and players simply as JT. He was 45 when he ... Read more

2 months ago by Mike London.

High school: After a great run in Rowan, Nixon heads to Mooresville

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com MOUNT ULLA — In 2003, shortly before Catawba College kicked off a new football season, head coach Chip Hester grinned and ... Read more

2 months ago by Mike London.

High school basketball: Blevins hopes to make a difference at South Rowan

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — South Rowan announced Daniel Blevins as its new boys basketball coach on Monday. Blevins replaces Andre McCain, who coached ... Read more

2 months ago by Mike London.

High school football: Biggers commits to Yellow Jackets

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Sometimes it’s not about gleaming weight rooms, state-of-the-art stadiums, pulsating Jumbotrons and promises of playing time. Sometimes it’s just ... Read more

2 months ago by Mike London.

High school football: After 5 seasons at West, Nixon takes Mooresville job

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com (See Thursday’s edition for a full story on Joe Nixon) One of the top coaches in recent Rowan County football history ... Read more

2 months ago by Mike London.

High school: South names Blevins as boys basketball coach

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com (See Thursday’s edition for a full story on Coach Blevins.) SALISBURY — South Rowan announced Monday that Daniel Blevins will be ... Read more

2 months ago by Mike London.

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