Salisbury Press

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Falcons fall in semifinal

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

When Salisbury and Northwestern met early in the regular season, the two teams battled with the Tigers coming away with a 2-1 win. At that time, both coaches talked about the game – even though it came very early in the season – having a playoff atmosphere and both predicted the two teams would meet again in a true playoff situation.

The predictions came true last week when Salisbury and Northwestern met in the Colonial League semifinals. Unfortunately for the Falcons, the outcome was exactly the same, with Northwestern advancing to the league championship with a 2-1 win.

Falcon field hockey team battles injuries

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It’s been a tough season for the Salisbury field hockey team and it’s gotten tougher lately thanks to injuries. Even with all that they have stacked against them, the Lady Falcons have continued to battle down the final games of the season as they look to perhaps derail another team’s chances of reaching the postseason.

They faced Northwestern Lehigh (10-3-1 overall, 9-3-1 Colonial) this past weekend and came out on the losing side of a 7-1 decision. The lone goal for Salisbury came when junior Nevaeh Robinson scored with 17:45 left in the game to put the Falcons on the board.

Penalties hurt in loss to NW

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

When starting quarterback Trey Weber went down with an injury on the fourth play of the game, the air seemed to go out of the Salisbury Falcons side of the field last Thursday night. But when backup Quintin Stephens came in and rolled off the game plan to near perfection, he reinflated the Salisbury offense and finished with a big night passing.

Unfortunately for the Falcons, Northwestern used the momentum of opening its new turf field to take a 38-17 decision over the Falcons, who fell to 1-1 on the season.

Two Salisbury players named to first team

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Colonial League released this year’s softball all-star team last month during the league playoff tournament.

Two members of the District 11 runner-up Salisbury team were selected to the first team, while two other Falcons earned honorable mention recognition.

Senior outfielder Peyton Stauffer earned a place on the first team, along with pitcher junior pitcher Emily Silberman. Teammates Gretchen Helsel, a senior first baseman, and Sara Lamana, a senior catcher, were named as honorable mention selections.

LV’s success could rest on pitching staff

Friday, April 19, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs roster is a mix of familiar and not-so-familiar faces. Popular players like Dylan Cozens, Mitch Walding and Cole Irvin are back with the ‘Pigs. Young prospects JoJo Romero, Deivy Grullon and Jan Hernandez are at the Triple-A level for the first time in their careers.

Local hero Matt McBride returns for a second season after playing high school ball for Liberty High School and college ball as a Lehigh Mountain Hawk.

LV’s success could rest on pitching staff

Friday, April 19, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs roster is a mix of familiar and not-so-familiar faces. Popular players like Dylan Cozens, Mitch Walding and Cole Irvin are back with the ‘Pigs. Young prospects JoJo Romero, Deivy Grullon and Jan Hernandez are at the Triple-A level for the first time in their careers.

Local hero Matt McBride returns for a second season after playing high school ball for Liberty High School and college ball as a Lehigh Mountain Hawk.

LV still battling for AHL playoff berth

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In what may be the wildest game of the season, Lehigh Valley pulled off a stunning 4-3 win over the defending AHL champion Toronto Marlies Saturday night at the PPL Center.

The win gave Lehigh Valley a season sweep of its two games with Toronto and three wins in their last four games against the Marlies. Going back five years, the Phantoms have played Toronto well, going 6-2-1-1.

Falcons compete in state meet

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After winning two individual gold, one relay gold and one relay silver at districts, Sarah Bobeck made her final trip to states to compete in three events. Through the two days of competition, Bobeck finished 17th in the 200-yard freestyle and 19th in the 100-yard freestyle. She also teamed with fellow seniors Madison Jewell and Cathryn Fitzsimmons and sophomore Julia Graver in the 200-yard freestyle relay to finish in 27th place.

Bobeck picks up more gold medals

Thursday, March 7, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After winning District 11 gold medals in the 50- and 500-yard freestyle events a year ago, Sarah Bobeck looked at where she was and where she wanted to be as she prepared for her senior season of high school swimming. She knew her times in the two events were good, but she also knew that she wanted to swim competitively in college and to do so, she needed to make a couple of changes.

First, she needed to challenge herself. While she enjoyed the varying styles of the 50 and 500, she knew she had to focus on something different to make herself even more versatile in the pool.