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Falcons haul hardware from Ship

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Even before her final pole vault it started to sink.

As she stepped up to the runway for her third attempt at 12 feet, Katie Toman realized that she had already won the state pole vault title.

Bloomsburg's Rachel Brouse had already missed all three attempts at 12 feet. Because Toman made 11-6 on her first attempt and Brouse took three tries to clear that height, no matter what happened with the Salisbury senior's final attempt and she realized it just as she was ready to make that last leap.

Falcons beat Wilson in belated season opener

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

The Salisbury baseball team had not practiced or played on an actual baseball field during four weeks of practice. When the season finally got under way Monday, the Falcons looked pretty comfortable for their first time on the diamond this season.

Evan Kulig and Chad Cooperman combined for a two-hitter as the Falcons beat host Wilson 3-1.

"I'm very happy with the way we came out," said Falcon head coach Mike Pochron. "Defensively we made some nice plays. We got some timely hits. I'm very happy with our pitching, obviously."

CL players, coaches show support for Wilson's Fry

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

In a lot of ways, the Colonial League is like a big family.

When one member of that family senses that another could use help, they don't have to ask. Like a full-court press, help comes from all sides and it's not always easy to see it coming. It's happened many times in the past and it will no-doubt happen again in the future.

This year several members of the Colonial League got together to do whatever they could do help one of the league's longtime coaches.

Reihman earns three gold medals

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

With just one event left at last weekend's District 11 championships, Salisbury still had just one swimmer qualified for the state meet.

Thanks to a big finish in that last event, four Falcons will make the trip to Bucknell University next week instead of one.

Salisbury's Danny Bonge, Ben Wiener, Gavin Carey and Mahlon Reihman teamed up to win the 400-meter freestyle relay Saturday afternoon at Parkland High School. They dropped almost 15 seconds off their seed time to finish in 3:25.60.

Nicholas, Scarcia advance to SE Regional

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Nico Scarcia entered the fifth-place match at last weekend's District 11 Class AA wrestling champioships with everything on the line and the odds stacked against him.

The Salisbury senior was facing Notre Dame's Reese Cornish, a senior returning regional qualifier who went 27-4 in the regular season to earn the No. 3 seed in a tough 145-pound bracket. Scarcia went 10-12 and came in as the 11th seed.

Cornish had beaten Scarcia three times this season, including a first-period pin in the second round of districts.

Gonoude grabs district gold

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

There was a time in Kyle Gonoude's cross country career when he didn't worry much about race strategies. He would just focus on running fast and passing people and let his talent carry him.

Now a senior in his fourth year of competitive distance running, he's learned to combine his talent with knowledge of the courses, wisdom of how to pace himself and the ability to use other runners to his advantage.

It makes him pretty tough to beat, as Jim Thorpe's Jonathan Condly found out at last week's District 11 Championships.

Bonge takes fifth place at CL Golf Tournament

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Salisbury capped its best Colonial League golf season in years by placing two players in the top 10 at the league championship tournament, held last Wednesday at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course.

Jack Bonge took fifth place while Kody Long finished seventh. Teammate Brendan Rechinbach finished tied for 16th.

Bonge shot an 80 and tied for fourth place before falling in a playoff with Moravian Academy's Christian Haldeman.

"I could have done better," said Bonge after his round. "I left a few strokes out there.

Wrestlers take big step

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

For a small and rebuilding team, Salisbury wrestled a lot of good matches this season and got their first dual-meet win in many years. But the Falcons saved their very best wrestling for when it mattered most.

Salisbury headed into last weekend's district tournament just hoping to compete, maybe see half of its wrestlers win a match or two and move on to the second day of the meet.

The team far exceeded that goal. Eight of the 10 Falcons won at least one match and seven moved on to the second day of last weekend's District 11 Class AA Championships.

Eripret surpasses 1,000 career points

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Meagan Eripret knew she needed six points to reach 1,000 for her career.

She wasn't too concerned about it and didn't have any reason to be, as she scores an average of 20.7 points per game.

The Salisbury junior wasted no time in crossing the milestone early in the first quarter of Saturday's game at Notre Dame (East Stroudsburg). She didn't stop there, going on to a 34-point effort, a new career high.

"It's pretty exciting," she said. "It's quite the milestone.

Girls basketball pulls out big win

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Salisbury's girls basketball team has been searching for a statement win for the past few seasons.

The Lady Falcons got it last Thursday with a 42-41 win over league-leading Northwestern.

"Since I've been here I keep hearing that we don't beat anybody good," said Salisbury head coach Joe Mladosich. "To beat one of the best teams in the league helps to get us over the hump. We've competed with some of the better team. We just hadn't beaten them.

"I've never seen the kids so happy. Hopefully we can build on that."