Salisbury Press

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Falcon field hockey beats Freedom 2-1

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

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.

Errors hurt Falcons in loss

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

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.

Falcons start 5-0 in summer basketball

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

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.

Connie Mack team falls in league playoffs

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

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.

Wentz wins LV football scholar-athlete award

Saturday, March 17, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Lehighton Area High School senior football player Nolan Ryan Wentz became the second Lehighton football player in the past 12 years to earn the Lehigh Valley Football Scholar-Athlete Award.

Wentz earned the honor on March 4 at the 58th annual National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Lehigh Valley Chapter banquet.

The annual banquet honors a high school football senior from one of 33 schools that best represents achievements both on and off the football field.

Reichenbach picks URI

Friday, November 24, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Salisbury High School senior Jack Reichenbach has followed in the footsteps of family members before him.

Older brothers Dan and Brendan had successful high school athletic careers at Salisbury, with Dan competing in basketball and track and field and Brendan basketball and golf. Jack was always around for their games and events, and over the past two years made his own mark as a Falcon athlete.

Last Thursday afternoon at the Salisbury High School library, Jack signed his letter of intent to the University of Rhode Island for track and field.

Football team faces Freedom Friday night

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Over the past two weeks the Emmaus football team got rid of the sour taste in its mouth after two straight losses.

Games against Pocono Mountain West and Northampton were the cures to an early losing skid. After two wins by an average of over 42 points, the Green Hornets (3-2 overall, 1-2 EPC South) will be tested on Friday night.

“The kids are feeling confident but they’re not satisfied,” said Emmaus head coach Harold Fairclough. “We know the back half of our schedule does not allow for any letdowns. And the first test is Friday against a good, hungry Freedom team.”

Three from SHS announce college plans

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

To say that senior Daniel Bonge was inexperienced when it came to the sport of varsity swimming might be an understatement. Bonge was a two-year member of Salisbury’s soccer and basketball teams, but was approached by a friend to come out for a different sport.

“I didn’t think swimming was going to be an option for me, so I tested out other sports,” said Bonge. “But Mahlon [Reihman] came up to me and brought me out to it, and I found success and a love for it. It didn’t burn me out. I was always hungry for better times, so it was something I wanted to pursue.”