The Salisbury High School baseball program has seen a lot of successful players and teams over the course of the last decade. Many of them have gone on to play in college and/or continued playing the game at a competitive level in other leagues.
The Blue Mountain League had a number of former Falcons on rosters, but with games on several nights a week, some players were forced to give it up.
The 2020 calendar year has been a wild ride. The Coronavirus pandemic caused the PIAA to halt sports, canceling the spring season altogether.
Many student-athletes were forced to miss spring sports competition. The seniors unfortunately had their high school careers cut short.
Salisbury Township High School Athletic Director Monica Deeb saw first hand how it felt for the Falcons student-athletes being told there would be no spring season.
The Salisbury High School baseball team was ready. The Falcons were ready to begin a new era and were excited to see what lied ahead.
Salisbury alum Justin Aungst was about to begin his first season in charge of the Falcons baseball team this year. The former All-Colonial League and Division I pitcher took the helm after his old coach and longtime Falcon head man Mike Pochron resigned after last season after 20 years as head coach and 40 years with the program.
Emmaus High School graduate Destanee Watkins was getting her final lacrosse season started this year at Kutztown University when her athletic career, and the whole world, changed over the course of a few days.
When Rider University senior and 2016 Salisbury High School graduate Lindsay Bauer looks back on her career, she can do it with a smile. That’s because for the last eight-plus years as a track and field athlete has lived out her dream of competing at the highest of levels.
“It’s been quite the ride,” said Bauer. “And I just want to say thank you to Rider and Salisbury, and to my parents, for letting me jump around, play in the sand, and live out an absolute dream.”
If winning is fun then Bauer had a great time playing in the sand.
Unlike in the season-opening 5-0 victory last Friday at Notre Dame (East Stroudsburg), the Salisbury girls soccer team was forced to play from behind as it was down 1-0 at halftime.
The Falcons (2-0 overall) responded by scoring three unanswered goals in the second half to take down Minersville 3-1 last Saturday afternoon in a nonconference game at Salisbury High School.
The Salisbury field hockey team started off its 2019 season on the right foot.
Playing their season-opener against a Freedom team that got the kinks out in a game the day before, the Falcons went on the road and defeated the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference team on the Patriots’ home turf, winning 2-1 Saturday morning in a nonconference game at Freedom High School.
After going 10-9 overall last season, starting off the season with a win is just how the Falcons (1-0 overall) wanted it to go. And it all began with hard work in the offseason.
The Salisbury legion baseball team got off to a nice start to its 2019 regular season, winning two of its first four games and tying another. But last Friday evening the Falcons had a hard time both in the field and at the plate as they fell to North Parkland 2-0 at Salisbury High School.
The Falcons (2-2-1 overall) did not record a hit, made three errors and had a rough outing overall, but it’s not what has epitomized the season thus far. The two-time defending league champions have a different look to them this year and it has been an adjustment.
The Salisbury boys basketball program had an uncharacteristically short end to its 2018-19 season last year, having fallen short of postseason play after being a perennial District 11 and Colonial League championship contender.
But if the start of a new athletic calendar year is any indication of how the Falcons will do in the upcoming 2019-20 season, confidence should be high for head coach Jason Weaver and his team.
The Salisbury Connie Mack baseball team experienced some setbacks in 2017. But the team bounced back and had a winning season in 2018.
The Falcons had a 12-7 overall record and qualified for this year’s league playoffs. They were the number nine seed and fell to number eight seeded Balliet Vikings, a team primarily consisting of Central Catholic players, 8-0 in the first round last Monday evening at Sammy Balliet Stadium in Coplay.