Salisbury Press

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Niesenbaum gets back to state championships

Thursday, March 7, 2019 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Jonah Niesenbaum is a student of the game when it comes to wrestling.

The Salisbury senior has proved time and again he is a quick learner.

After punching his ticket to states for the second straight year, Niesenbaum showed that he’s still just scratching the surface.

A third-place finish Saturday at the Southeast Regional Tournament helped Niesenbaum secure his spot in Hershey for the second year in a row. The result was an improvement on his fifth-place finish at regionals a season ago.

Niesenbaum reaches regionals

Thursday, February 28, 2019 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Jonah Niesenbaum stood outside Liberty’s Memorial Gymnasium, peering through the doorway to get a glimpse of the action inside.

As the crowd noise swelled, so did the Salisbury senior’s interest.

Clearly, it wasn’t where Niesenbaum envisioned himself on the second night of District 11 Wrestling Tournament.

Niesenbaum pictured himself alongside his peers, competing for a title. As the No. 2 seed at 220 pounds, a third-place finish in the Class 2A bracket wasn’t the outcome he had hoped for.

But it might have been the one he needed.

Nicholas earns state medal

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

HERSHEY – Alex Nicholas’s season has been anything but ordinary.

Due to low numbers on the Salisbury wrestling team, the senior spent much of the year training with wrestlers from a variety of Lehigh Valley area high schools.

The unusual circumstances never bothered Nicholas, who captured 285-pound Class AA District 11 and Southeast Regional titles in consecutive weeks, and entered his first PIAA Wrestling Championships this past weekend with a sterling 30-1 record.

Falcons soar to six state medals

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by PATRICK MATSINKO in HS Sports

The talent and youth of Salisbury's track and field athletes was ever-present last weekend at the PIAA Track and Field Championships.

The Falcons left Shippensburg University's Seth Grove Stadium with a total of six medals, highlighted by sophomore Lindsay Bauer, who stood on the podium twice.

"I am just so proud of everyone," said Bauer, who placed fourth in the Class AA triple jump (37-0.25) and fifth in the long jump (17-7.5). "We all support each other and we're a really close team, too. So it's great to see everyone's hard work pay off.