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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

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

ECU will drop swimming and tennis teams

Staff report GREENVILLE, N.C. — East Carolina University announced Thursday that it’s cutting swimming and tennis teams in an effort to save money and reduce ... Read more

2 weeks 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

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

NASCAR: Briscoe’s heartbreaking week ends with Xfinity victory

By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer DARLINGTON, S.C. — Chase Briscoe was grateful to bring a moment or two of happiness to wife Marissa in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

Area Sports Briefs: Six  Livingstone teams honored by CIAA

From staff reports The CIAA announced the Dr. Freddie Vaughns Highest Team Academic Award recipients for the 2019-2020 school year. Six  Livingstone teams made the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

Hamlin wins rain-shortened Darlington race

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin won NASCAR’s first Wednesday race since 1984 when rain stopped the event with 20 laps remaining at Darlington Raceway. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Sports brief: Cannon Ballers join forces with Walk Cabarrus

Kannapolis Cannon Ballers press release KANNAPOLIS – Supporting the community is the top focus for the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers. The team strengthened that commitment today ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

Area Sports Briefs: National guidelines for gradual return of high school sports

From staff reports A path for high school athletes in North Carolina to begin summer workouts in groups and with coaches is starting to take ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

Baseball obituary: Watson’s historic pro journey began in Salisbury

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Salisbury had professional minor league baseball teams almost every year from 1925 to 1968. The most successful MLB player ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

College football: Gaither still working to get better as a coach

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com HIGH POINT — Malcolm Gaither loves football and just keeps grinding. Now he’s getting a chance to coach at the college ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

Basketball: North grad Cooke takes the next step

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is more than a mouthful, so most refer to the school in Hudson, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

Area sports briefs: Walker gets Ohio State offer; Greene All-American

From staff reports Football scholarship continue to pour in for Salisbury linebacker Jalon Walker (Class of 2022). The latest offer is from Ohio State. At ... Read more

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks ago by Mike London.

South’s All-State cheerleader ready to shine

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com LANDIS — No one wants the high school all-star games in Greensboro to take place as scheduled any more than South ... Read more

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks ago by Mike London.

Area Sports Briefs: Ace at McCanless, drive-through sign-ups for NC3 baseball

From staff reports Brayden Mulkey made a hole-in-one at McCanless on Monday. It was the first hole-in-one for the 12-year-old. He used an approach wedge ... Read more

3 weeks 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

3 weeks ago by Mike London.

College athletics: Catawba named SAC’s top athletic training staff

SAC News Service ROCK HILL, S.C.  — The South Atlantic Conference Athletic Trainers Committee has selected the Catawba College athletic training staff as the 2019-20 ... Read more

3 weeks 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

3 weeks ago by Mike London.

Baseball: The debut of West Rowan Junior Legion

An unremarkable doubleheader for the record books Bruce LaRue For the Salisbury Post On Saturday, May 18, 2013, about three dozen teenage boys, parents, grandparents, ... Read more

3 weeks 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

3 weeks ago by Mike London.

College tennis: Kiger named to All-America squad

Staff report The Intercollegiate Tennis Association released its list of men’s All-Americans for the 2020 season. The team included the doubles pairing of senior Simon ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Mike London.

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