Salisbury Press

Friday, September 21, 2018

Girls soccer ends Trojan win streak

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Emmaus coach Sarah Oswald obviously had a big smile on her face after her team beat rival Parkland 2-1 last week. As someone whispered something to her, the smile somehow got even bigger. What she was told was that the win by her team snapped a 70-game Parkland win streak against District 11 opponents.

“I had no idea about that streak,” said Oswald. “It just feels good to get a good win and this is a team that has consistently come after us and has had the better side of the draw and we were able to put our best effort on the field.”

Falcons clinch top seed

Friday, July 6, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Kevin Cruz is unable to be at all of Salisbury’s legion games, but when he is there he’s a vital part of the team. In Friday’s win over Northern Valley, Cruz smacked two home runs in the Falcons’ 8-3 win over Northern Valley.

Cruz’ first homer, which came in the second inning, was a no doubter. The ball arched toward deep left-center field and cleared the fence by a few feet to give Salisbury a 2-0 lead.

Falcons hold first place in LVL

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Salisbury Legion manager Scott Heppenheimer is kind of superstitious. When his team jumped out to a 9-0 start to the season, he decided not to invite his wife to any of their games so as to keep the winning streak going. From here on out, you may see Mrs. Heppenheimer at some games.

Salisbury suffered its first loss of the season in its 10th game when it fell to South Parkland 2-1. Just a day earlier, Salisbury had downed the Trojans 6-1.

Stauffer, others ready to lead program

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With Salisbury losing seniors Anna Bishop and Lilia Crouthamel, the Falcons softball team must figure out who is next in line to take over as a leader on the team for next season. The cupboard won’t be bare for Salisbury, which has leaned heavily on pitcher Emily Silberman, who returns next season. There are other players who could step up and perhaps someone not even in this year’s lineup will be the one that takes over as the face of the team.

Softball falls in Colonial League title game

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Salisbury coach Jeff Appleman isn’t afraid to issue intentional walks. When he walked Northern Lehigh’s Kaitlin Hoffman three times last week in the Colonial League championship game it looked like the strategy might work all three times. The third time was the charm for the Lady Bulldogs, who went on to beat Salisbury 5-3 to win their first Colonial League championship since 2010.

Falcons advance

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Just about midway through the regular season, Wilson beat Salisbury 7-1. The Lady Warriors hoped that would be much the same story when the two teams met in the wild card round of the Colonial League playoffs, but the Falcons had other ideas.

Salisbury (15-4) put together a four-run third inning and topped off the game with a five-run fifth inning for a 10-0 win and a ticket to the league semifinals.

Bobeck wins long and short events

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Sarah Bobeck is that rare swimmer who competes at high levels in both sprints and long distance.

She showed that once again last weekend, taking gold in both the 50-yard and the 500-yard freestyle events at the District 11 Class 2A Swimming Championships. The event was abruptly moved to Emmaus High School after a power outage at Parkland High School disrupted the meet’s opening night scheduled for Friday.