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August 8, 2020

Sports

College basketball stuck in holding pattern during pandemic

By John Marshall AP Basketball Writer Baseball has begun its coronavirus-delayed season with limited long-distance travel and no fans in the stands. The NBA has ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Catawba football: Delay for SAC sports, but Walker still hopeful

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A beautiful turf field is set to host Catawba’s opening convocation ceremonies and speeches on Aug. 17. Whether football ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

Legends: Campbell made ‘The Shot’ and is still on target

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com GREENSBORO — Doug Campbell drilled one of the greatest shots in a tournament that practically drips with history. “People do still ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

Golf: Lyerly enjoys amazing day in Carolinas Four-Ball

Staff report CAMDEN, S.C. — In the Carolinas Four-Ball Championship on Friday, Nick Lyerly (East Rowan) and partner Zack Swanson, were qualifying medalists. The UNC ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

Notre Dame looking to play as member of ACC in football this year

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The Atlantic Coast Conference and Notre Dame are considering whether the Fighting Irish will give up their ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Blue Jays will call Buffalo home after Canada blocks games there

By ROB GILLIES Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — The displaced Toronto Blue Jays will play in a minor league ballpark in Buffalo, New York, this ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

NC3 baseball: Rowan splits with Union

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County’s NC3 baseball team came very close to sweeping talented Union County on Friday at Newman Park. But ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

SAC delays fall sports

Press release SOUTH ATLANTIC CONFERENCE DELAYS FALL SPORTS COMPETITION ROCK HILL, S.C. – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and in the best interest of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

Hamlin holds off Keselowski for fifth Cup victory of season

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Three straight finishes outside the top 10 for Denny Hamlin these days counts as ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Area Sports Briefs: A.L. Brown’s Hagler heading to S.C.

From staff reports Todd Hagler, long-time strength and conditioning coach at A.L. Brown, is headed to River Bluff High School in Lexington, S.C. Hagler joined ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

Cole, Stanton lead Yanks past Nats 4-1 in stormy MLB opener

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The pandemic-shortened Major League Baseball season finally started Thursday night, with zero fans, Nationals star Juan ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Basketball: Dunbar ran the table in 1959

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com EAST SPENCER— It was March 14, 1959, East Spencer’s Dunbar High against Burlington’s Jordan Sellars High for the 2A state basketball ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

NC3 baseball: Only a matter of time for Gouge

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Casey Gouge’s surname rhymes with huge, so don’t be surprised if  “Gouge is huge for West Rowan” becomes a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

Area Sports Briefs: Nelson leads Kannapolis Towelers to victory

From staff reports The Kannapolis Towelers won 7-6 against Union County in a rain-shortened game on Wednesday. Luke Nelson hit a grand slam and drove ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

NC3 baseball: Wagner sparks Rowan road win over Mocksville

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com MOCKSVILLE — Bryson Wagner’s first win of the summer was worth the wait. Wagner dominated on the mound for six innings ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

NC3 baseball: Rowan escapes Mount Airy in extras

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com DOBSON — Rowan County’s first adventure with ITB (international tiebreaker rules) in NC3 baseball came at unlikely time and in an ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike London.

NC3 baseball: Rowan drops two at Randolph

Staff report ASHEBORO — Rowan County’s NC3 baseball team struggled on Sunday and lost two games to Randolph County at McCrary Park. Randolph shelled Rowan ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Mike London.

Local golf: Lyerly wins third straight

Staff report SALISBURY — Nick Lyerly lost the 2017 Horace Billings Rowan Amateur when Keith Dorsett chipped in a birdie on the 19th hole of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Mike London.

Dillon leads 1-2 RCR finish in Cup race before fans at Texas

By Stephen Hawkins AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH, Texas— Austin Dillon stayed in front after a restart with two laps to go and beat rookie ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Golf: Semifinal matches set for today in Rowan Amateur

Staff report SALISBURY— Nick Lyerly still has a chance to win his third straight Horace Billings Rowan Amateur. Lyerly, the No. 1 seed, won two ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Mike London.

Basketball legends: Leonard Owens found home in Texas

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com EL PASO, Texas — Leonard Owens’ highest-scoring basketball nights came in gyms far off the beaten path  — places such as ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Mike London.

South grad Jason Corriher found a way to stay in sports

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com HUNTINGTON, W. Va. — Jason Corriher was 4 years old, tucked into a comfortable China Grove bed, but then he woke ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Mike London.

Rowan Amateur update: First-round results, second-round pairings

Rowan Amateur 42nd annual Horace Billings Rowan County Amateur Match play, July 17-19, at Corbin Hills Frst round (1) Nick Lyerly d. (32) Jon Baxter, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Mike London.

Details released in Dale Jr. plane crash

By ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a pilot struggled to open a crashed airplane’s wing emergency exit as the aircraft began to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

NASCAR looking forward to more fans in the stands after Bristol

By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Chase Elliott put his face mask on and went into the grandstands at Bristol ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Area Sports Briefs: Baxter, Safrit complete bracket for Rowan Amateur

From staff reports In a playoff on Thursday, Jon Baxter and Alex Safrit secured the final two spots in the 32-man field for match play ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Mike London.

More area sports briefs: East wins

Staff report In NC3 Junior baseball, East Rowan rolled 8-1 against West Stanly on Wednesday. Austin Fulk was the winning pitcher. Blake Hill and Logan ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Mike London.

Local golf: Roots of Rowan Amateur run deep, starting with Jim Monroe

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Maybe it was inevitable that James Madison Monroe would grow up to be president — of the Class of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Mike London.

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