Salisbury Press

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Cedar Crest wins NEAC swim title

Thursday, June 18, 2020 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Cedar Crest College women’s swim team left the North Eastern Athletic Conference championships a bit disappointed, but still somewhat satisfied to have finished in the top three at this year’s conference meet.

Then things changed on the way home from the meet, which was held SUNY Cobleskill in Cobleskill, NY.

Cedar Crest head coach Kaitlyn Rockwell got the results via email and looked at them during the ride back to Allentown. She noticed her team was listed as the first-place finisher by one point.

LV Legion cancels season

Thursday, April 23, 2020 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

After the spring high school sports season was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, baseball players surely looked to the American Legion season as their only chance to get on a field this summer.

That chance ended last Monday when the Pennsylvania American Legion canceled the season in the state. That came days just after the American Legion announced the cancellation of regional and national tournaments.

Alder places fifth in District 11

Thursday, February 27, 2020 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

When Devon Alder dropped his last consolation match Saturday at the District 11 wrestling championships, he knew his chances to go states had vanished. The Falcon senior knew he had to regroup if he wanted to end his career with a victory.

He did just that, beating Pen Argyl’s Lorenzo Reto in the fifth-place match and earning Alder his first district medal.

“I wanted to end this on a win and that’s exactly what I needed - to close all of it out with a win,” said Alder. “I couldn’t ask for anything better at this point. I had a great season and it was a great time.

Allen, Bethlehem Catholic win EPC titles; SL, Notre Dame take Colonial League crowns

Saturday, February 15, 2020 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Four top-seeded teams earned league basketball championships this week as tournaments were completed in both the East Penn Conference and Colonial League.

In the EPC title games, Allen boys beat Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic girls held off Nazareth Thursday night at the PPL Center. In the Colonial League, Southern Lehigh upended Bangor for the boys title and Notre Dame (Green Pond) took down Moravian Academy for the girls championship Friday at Freedom High School.

Alder earns tourney medal

Thursday, January 30, 2020 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Devon Alder had not placed in previous trips to Panther Valley’s Coal Cracker Tournament.

The event has grown over the years he’s been attending and is now held in two different gyms at Lehighton High School.

This year’s field was certainly the deepest and most talented field the tournament has ever seen. And Alder, a Salisbury High School senior, thrived against the top competition.

“I’m pretty happy with how I did,” he said. “In the past I have never placed in this tournament. I came in this year and got seventh, It’s a great feeling.”

Girls tennis competes in D-11 doubles tournament

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Salisbury’s girls tennis team competed in the District 11 Class 2A team tournament last week.

The Lady Falcons earned the No. 6 seed overall and faced No. 3 Central Catholic in the first round last Tuesday.

The Vikettes took the match 4-1. Salisbury ends the season with an 8-7 overall record, including the district playoff match.

Several Salisbury doubles team competed in Monday’s District 11 doubles tournament.

Suter advances to district tournament

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Salisbury golfer Alex Suter played two very good rounds of golf over the past two weeks.

The first came at the Colonial League Championships at Bethlehem Municipal on Monday, Sept. 23.

Suter shot 82 for 10th place at the event. He was just three shots away from a top-five finish, which would have earned the Falcon senior an exemption into the District 11 Class 2A Championships.

“I was very happy with it,” Suter said. “I blew up at the end. It could have been a great day but it was still a very good day and I’m happy with how I played.”

Arits places fourth at invitational

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Shane Artis wasn’t pleased with his first two regular season meets this cross country season. But the Salisbury senior and two-time state qualifier ran the kind of race he was looking for Saturday at the DeSales University Centaur Invitational.

Artis took fourth place out over 200 boys runners from more than 30 schools. He ran his best time of the season at 16:38.

“Overall performance felt pretty good,” he said. “The previous two meets I didn’t run so well. I did like 17 minutes. I got 16:38 (at DeSales), so that’s a big improvement.”