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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.

Baseball team takes one game at a time

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

A lot of high school baseball fans, and probably even some players, are excited to see what Salisbury's baseball team can do in the postseason.

But the Falcon players and coaches are doing their best to keep that out of their minds.

"We've stressed all year that the only thing that matters is the very next game," said Salisbury head coach Mike Pochron. "There have been lots of teams that have had successful years and then end up not winning anything. We're not taking anything for granted."

State champs!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Salisbury's boys swim team went to states with realistic intentions of winning the overall team title.

But even after the Falcons secured victory and were handed the trophy, they needed some time to let the feeling soak in.

"It's surreal," said junior Tim Costantini, who helped two relay teams earn medals, including the title-clinching 400 freestyle relay team which won the meet's final event. "I still can't wrap my mind around it. My freshman year I was just happy to be on this deck."

Veteran relay team comes through in the clutch

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Clutch performances come in all shapes and sizes.

Some are unexpected. Others are foreseeable coronations of already great teams and athletes.

But one thing all clutch performances have in common is that they come at important times late in an athletic contest when the outcome is still in the balance.

When Salisbury's 400-yard freestyle relay team lined up on the starting block for the final event of the 2013 PIAA Class AA swimming and diving championships, the stage was set for just that type of performance.