Salisbury Press

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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."

Falcons fall to defending state champ

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Salisbury got a tough draw for its opening-round PIAA Class AA playoff game.

The Falcons faced District 3 champ Pequea Valley, the defending state champ which had not allowed a goal through its 2013 district playoff run.

The Braves kept that scoreless streak alive as they beat the Falcons 2-0 last week at Hamburg High School.

"They were tough defensively," said Salisbury head coach Mark Allinson. "I thought we gave them a little bit of a scare on a couple of occasions. A bounce here or a bounce there. That's how it is at this level."

Six Lady Falcons compete in district doubles tourney

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Salisbury's Amanda Roelker and Claudia Crouthamel came as close and they could to winning each of two sets in the second round of the District 11 doubles tournament last week.

The Falcon freshmen duo won their first round match, but lost by a 7-6 (7-4), 7-8 (8-6) in the second round.

Roelker and Crouthamel made it to set point, building a 6-4 lead in the second-set tiebreaker before the Central Catholic pair ran off four straight points to win the match. Hannah Pruzinsky Alyssa Aviles

Falcons fall to Catty

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

It's not always easy to find positives in a 58-14 loss. But during parts of Friday night's loss to undefeated Catasauqua, Salisbury looked like a football team that could compete with the league's top times.

Unfortunately for the Falcons, more of the time they looked overmatched by the Rough Riders athleticism.

"There were positives in this game," said Salisbury head coach Andy Cerco. "Offensively we were able to move the ball at times. We've got to be better in our techniques. Effort wasn't lacking. It was about being in the right spot and doing the right thing."

Falcons fall to Catty

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

It's not always easy to find positives in a 58-14 loss. But during parts of Friday night's loss to undefeated Catasauqua, Salisbury looked like a football team that could compete with the league's top times.

Unfortunately for the Falcons, more of the time they looked overmatched by the Rough Riders athleticism.

"There were positives in this game," said Salisbury head coach Andy Cerco. "Offensively we were able to move the ball at times. We've got to be better in our techniques. Effort wasn't lacking. It was about being in the right spot and doing the right thing."

Baseball season goes on with Midnight Madness

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

By the time August rolls around, most high school baseball players are ready for a break. After long high school and legion seasons, no one would blame them if they wanted a week or two off before starting the school year.

A group of Salisbury players had other ideas. For the third straight season, the Falcons entered a team in the Midnight Madness baseball tournament held at Easton's Hackett Park.

State title still the goal

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Falcons hope to finish what they started in 2011

Editor's note: with the postponement of Monday's game against Loyalsock, the contest now takes place Tuesday, after Salisbury Press deadlines.

Many of this year's Salisbury baseball players remember the 2011 state tournament run like it was yesterday.

The comparisons between that team and this year's state finalist are inevitable. Many of this year's players were on the roster two years ago. A few were even regulars in the line up as freshmen or sophomores back then.

Four Falcons medal at ASD Invitational

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

With league and district track meets coming up over the next two weeks, top teams from around the area met last Friday in one of the area's top invitational meets.

Salisbury had several league and district contenders at 11th Annual Allentown School District Invitational at J. Birney Crum Stadium.

Two Falcon athletes took home gold medals, two more earned slver or bronze medals and several others posted top-10 finishes.