Salisbury Press

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Former Falcons hit the fields for fall

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Several former Salisbury High School athletes were important members of college sports team last fall. Here’s a look at some who are expected to be back on the playing fields on campuses this season.

Senior forward Mackenzie Groff heads into her fourth season with the Ursinus College womens soccer team. The Salisbury High School graduate has played in 42 games during her career and made 32 starts. She’s scored 10 goals and six assists in her career and was tied for the team lead in goals last season with three.

EPC South teams roll on opening night; Tiger win shootout

Friday, August 24, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The East Penn Conference South teams rolled over their North Division counterparts on the opening night of the 2018 football season.

Emmaus, Parkland, Freedom, Bethlehem Catholic, Liberty and Northampton were all part of the big night for South Division teams.

In the Colonial League, Northwestern won a shootout, while Catty dropped its opener.


The Hornets got two touchdowns from each of their senior running backs and couple passing touchdowns from quarterback Ethan Parvel in a 62-6 rout of Allen.

Falcons compete in ASD Track Meet

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Like most of the top athletes at last Friday’s Allentown School District Invitational Track and Field Meet, Salisbury’s Erica Holben used the event as a gauge of how things stand with just over two weeks left before the postseason begins.

The Falcon junior entered the meet as the top seed in high jump at 5 feet, 3 inches and finished second last week at J. Birney Crum Stadium with a height of 5-1.

Bombers stage late comeback for win over Salisbury

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

After three innings Monday the Salisbury baseball team seemed to be in complete control, leading Palmerton by six runs with the Blue Bombers struggling to find hits off starter Taylor Linn.

But the Bombers started chipping away, taking advantage of every Falcon miscue and scoring a run in each of the next two innings before adding two in the sixth to get within two runs.

They used three hits and an error to get three more runs in the top of the seventh before walking away with a come-from-behind 8-7 win.

Falcon tennis tops Palisades

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Salisbury tennis team opened the season with one win in its first four matches.

Monday, March 26

Salisbury-Moravian Acad.

The Falcons were swept by the defending Colonial champion Lions, 5-0.


Daniel Elmi (MA) def Patrick To 6-0, 6-0; Cyrus Elmi (MA) def. Aaron Kahn 6-2, 6-1; Deepak Shankar (MA) def. Dylan Weber 6-4, 6-1;


Ryan Hoffman/Ben Wax (MA) def. Bryce Erdman and Brad Hnatow 6-2, 6-1; Matt Barnes/Jules Bemporad (MA) def. Tyler Sechler-Stone/Logan Vitales 6-2, 6-1.

Monday, March 19

So. Lehigh-Salisbury

Bobeck finishes 10th at state meet

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The first goal for swimmers at the PIAA Championship meet is to swim well enough in their morning preliminary races to earn a spot in the afternoon and evening finals or consolation finals.

Salisbury’s Sarah Bobeck achieved that goal in one of her two individual events last week. The Salisbury junior posted the 10th-best time in the morning 500-yard freestyle heats to earn a place in the consolation final.

Niesenbaum is headed to Hershey

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Jonah Niesenbaum had a note on his locker all season reminding him of his primary goal for the season. It simply reads “State Qualifier.”

He punched his ticket to next week’s state championships in Hershey by going 4-2 and taking fifth place at 220 pounds at last weekend’s Southeast Regional Championships at Wilson West Lawn.

“My goal all season was to be a state qualifier,” Niesenbaum said. “Now that I got it I want to get on the podium [at the state championship meet.”