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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.

Gonoude runs to state XC medal

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Salisbury cross country head coach Doug Hensinger likes to stick to the basics. He doesn't was his runners to overthink their race strategies.

And never has he had a more willing pupil than Kyle Gonoude.

"I try and keep things simple with the kids," said Hensinger. "Run as hard as you can as long as you can and pass as many people as you can. That person in front of you could be your place for a medal."

Gonoude does exactly that in every race. It's proved very successful for the Salisbury sophomore.

Gonoude qualifies for state meet

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Kyle Gonoude doesn't let his mind get tangled up in complex race strategies. He doesn't want to overthink a cross country race. He likes to keep it simple.

It's been working for the Salisbury High School sophomore.

He put in a second straight medal-winning performance last Wednesday at the District 11 Championship Meet. Gonoude finished third overall, one place better than last year.

"I just ran as fast and as hard as I could for as long as I could," he said. "I try not to think when I run. Thinking just leads to making mistakes and feeling tired."