Salisbury’s Sarah Bobeck burst onto the swimming scene as a sophomore, and was fortunate enough to earn a trip to states last winter.
But one thing was missing. She had to take that trip to Bucknell University alone last winter as the only Falcon female, with some of her teammates just missing the cut to compete at states.
Saint Joe’s pitcher Justin Aungst, a 2014 graduate of Salisbury High School, spent his first two college seasons on the mound in a variety of roles. While he earned four starts as a freshman, Aungst largely made his appearances out of the bullpen in his first two seasons.
But Aungst became one of the Hawks’ regular starters in 2017, and the former Falcon has thrived in that role. In this his final college season, he’s hoping to build on that momentum even more and put a stamp on an impressive career.
The Salisbury boys and girls swim teams are set to compete in this weekend’s District 11 Class 2A Swimming Championships. Competition is set to begin on Friday at Parkland High School, with events wrapping up on Saturday night.
Salisbury’s top seeded swimmer is on the girls’ side in junior captain Sarah Bobeck. She leads all 2A competitors in both the 50- and 500-yard freestyle events.
Bobeck’s seed time of 24.76 seconds is the only sub 25-second time in the 50-yard freestyle. It looks like the path to gold will go through her.
Lindsay Bauer described her freshman year at Rider University hitting “rock bottom” regarding her track and field career.
And there was nothing she could do about it.
Fast-forward to her sophomore track and field and Bauer is leaps and bounds ahead of her freshman year. It can all be credited to a switch in which foot she was jumping off of in the triple jump.
A number of local high schools recently finished another regular season in the Northeast Pennsylvania Scholastic Rifle League. But one major change surfaced in 2018 that schools had to become accustomed to for the winter.
Salisbury, which finished 0-9 in the regular season, was one of 10 league teams that experienced a new shooting target this past season. The change resulted in a much more competitive NEPARL field from top to bottom.
Not many football players from Salisbury have the opportunity to play in college.
The first Falcon scholarship football player in at least a decade will take the field next fall.
Salisbury senior lineman Michael Killiri, a member of two district teams as a Falcon, recently singed a letter of intent to play football at Bucknell University. He’s not the first Falcon to play football at the Division I level, but the first to receive a scholarship to date.
This past winter season was an abnormal one for the Salisbury boys basketball team and head coach Jason Weaver.
During his first nine years at Salisbury, Weaver led his Falcons to eight district tournament appearances and five trips to the PIAA playoffs. In this his 10th season at the helm, a rare occurrence resurfaced for the postseason-friendly Falcons.
Despite finishing with a below-.500 record, the Salisbury girls’ basketball team has qualified for the District 11 Class 3A tournament.
The Falcons (8-14 overall, 7-11 in Colonial League) earned the eighth and final seed in the tournament after Palmerton defeated Northern Lehigh last Thursday night. Salisbury, however, isn’t entering the postseason on particularly a high note.
Salisbury didn’t enter the winter basketball season with many seniors on its roster. But as of late, the Falcons haven’t had a single senior take the court.
Jack Reichenbach and Oliver Stewart were the lone two seniors for Salisbury when it tipped off this season. But both have not been on the court over the past few games. Those absences have opened the door for a number of underclassmen to shine, and the Falcons have been surprisingly effective in what has been a tough season.
Last Friday night was dedicated to Salisbury’s five senior girls basketball players: Anna Bishop, Alicia Burkhardt, Olivia Dragovits, Kelly Gardus and Sarah McGee. After the players were honored prior to the start of the game, the Falcons played arguably their best game of the season on Senior Night.
The Falcons made their first seven shots against visiting Catasauqua, led 20-0 after the first quarter, and never looked back. Salisbury (8-10 overall; 6-7 in Colonial League), led by a starting group of five seniors that played the entire first half, defeated the Rough Riders 55-17.