It was their night, and they took control of it early. Four seniors scored the first five goals on senior night Monday night of a 6-0 win over Northern Lehigh.
Ben Heydt, Danny Walters, Connor Wagner, and Brett Spencer all connected in their final home game as Salisbury Falcons. Freshman Patrick Adams added the final goal midway through the second half.
Five different players scoring is something that excites head coach Mark Allinson, showing the depth he can use at his disposal.
Sean Adams had a very successful high school soccer career at Salisbury. He was one of the all-time leaders in goals scored, and he played on teams that consistently were contending for league and district championships each and every year.
But it did not come so easy in his first year of college. The 2013 graduate always found playing time as a Falcon, and was a contributor to the varsity roster from the get-go, but that wasn't the case his freshman season last year at Catholic University in Washington D.C. Adams saw time in four games in 2013.
The Salisbury boys basketball team had a lead for most of the first half last Thursday night at Cedar Beach, but then the defense had a bit of a lapse.
Trailing in the second half, the Falcons began playing inspired basketball on both ends of the floor. Dasheen Reid and Brendan Reichenbach each had layups that gave Salisbury leads during a back-and-forth ending that saw the Falcons defeat Pleasant Valley, 55-51.
But it was from the charity stripe where the Falcons put themselves in a position to put the game out of reach.
The Salisbury girls basketball team is preparing for a completely different atmosphere.
With their 60-49 win over Pine Grove last Tuesday in the District 11 Class AA semifinal, the Falcons qualified for the PIAA state tournament.
Not one girl on the roster was born before the last time Salisbury (17-8) reached states.
"It means so much to know that it has been a while since Salisbury has made states," senior guard Amanda Rowlands said. "It's great to be able to get that experience and the opportunity to win."
With the two biggest summer tournaments up next, the Salisbury boys basketball team looked to ready itself for the stiff competition that awaits in the Stellar and Sportsfest tournaments beginning this week.
Austin Uhl, Eddie Sanchez, and Bryce Fairclough combined to lead the Falcons to a 42-31 win over Pleasant Valley last Tuesday night at Muhlenberg College.
In a back-and-forth first half, the three Falcons traded baskets to give Salisbury a slim 22-19 lead at halftime.
With both the boys and girls soccer seasons in the fall for the first time this year, the 32nd Annual Lions All-Star Soccer Classic was played nearly six months after the final kick for many local high school seniors.
The Mountain Valley Conference/Colonial League boys gave up three goals in losing 3-0 to the Lehigh Valley Conference all-stars. The girls teams tied 2-2 in a rain-shortened game. Both games were played last Sunday afternoon at Whitehall High School.
The Salisbury baseball team has seen an incredible amount of success in 2013. The Falcons won the Colonial League title and District 11 championship, their second in three years. The offense can score with the best of them, but the phrase "defense wins championships" has never meant more than it has for Salisbury in 2013.
The Falcons pitching staff has been a model of dominance and consistency all year.
Each of the three Salisbury doubles teams experienced firsts in their careers last Thursday during the opening two rounds of the District 11 AA doubles tournament at the West End Racquetball Club.
Most notably, Austin Albright and Zak Young qualified for districts for the first time. The two weren't just happy settling for a spot in the field, they wanted to win. And in the first round, Albright and Young took down Jim Thorpe's Dave Castro and Avery Maguil on the final set 6-4, 5-7, 10-7.
Salisbury senior tennis player Henry Rothermel saw much improvement in his play over the course of the year. With a new head coach and a new attitude, Rothermel qualified for the AA singles District 11 tournament as a seeded player (eighth seed). Only the top eight players in each class are seeded.
"It was my goal all season to be seeded," Rothermel said. "It meant a lot to me. I read the e-mail and I was like 'Oh my god, I'm seeded.' It's awesome because some of the kids that I compete with are incredible. Just to be in the top eight is a huge honor for me."
Injuries are a part of sports. Nearly every athlete at some point in his career has to deal with a nagging pain. The great athletes are the ones who can cope with them and still perform at a high level.
That is just how senior Dan Reichenbach's track and field career at Salisbury has been highlighted. The long jump and triple jump athlete has dealt with injuries, and is seemingly never 100 percent healthy, which also may be due to the fact that the track season usually begins just as basketball season ends.