It may have been one of the further schools from home on her list, but the decision to continue her soccer career at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown wasn't a difficult one for senior Katie Bucchin
A Colonial League Second Team selection during the fall soccer season, Bucchin chose the Mountain Cats of Pitt-Johnstown over West Chester University, Bloomsburg University and California University of Pennsylvania.
"It was pretty much easy," Bucchin said. "When I got to the school, I felt like I belonged there. I knew that's where I wanted to go."
Prior to last week's nonleague game against Dieruff, the Salisbury softball team had failed to win back-to-back games all season long.
The Lady Falcons, who have alternated wins and losses the entire season, entered their matchup against the Huskies with a .500 record.
But that changed last Thursday.
Senior Troy Parton took a number of visits to Kutztown University nearly a year ago when looking at schools to continue his football career.
But he wasn't sure if the Golden Bears were going to offer the chance to play at the college level. So he focused his attention elsewhere for the time being.
That all changed in February when the Golden Bears revisited Parton. He decided to join Kutztown to continue playing football, while also beginning the next part of his life in a major he highly sought, sports and leisure management.
Salisbury senior swimmer Jon Anderson took a two-week trip over the summer, stretching down the east coast and back up the country.
The end result was a collegiate decision for Anderson.
After visiting a number of schools on that trip, Anderson decided that Missouri University of Science and Technology was the best fit for him. He chose to continue his swimming career with the Miners a number of months after that trip on March 27, a day after his birthday.
His other choices included the University of Tennesee and the University of South Carolina, among others.
There's still some regular season tennis left to be played-three matches to be exact. But there are already some postseason aspirations for the Salisbury boys' tennis team.
On Monday night, head coach Rob Benson found out where all three of his singles players would be seeded in the upcoming District 11 Class AA Boys Singles Tournament on Wednesday at Parkland High School.
No. 1 singles player John Yurconic, No. 2 singles Ben Heydt and No. 3 singles Mason Groff will all have at least one match on Wednesday.
After watching his brother Tyler have a successful season on the mound for the Salisbury baseball team last year, sophomore Chad Cooperman's time has come.
Much like his older brother's success, Chad continues to carry on the tradition of successful pitchers in the family name. He even took Tyler's number from last yearNo. 10.
In his first start of the season, Cooperman threw seven innings of four-hit baseball to lead the Falcons (4-3 in Colonial League) to a 6-0 win over Northwestern (4-3 in Colonial League) on Friday evening at Salisbury High School.
While the rest of the Salisbury boys tennis team wrapped up its matches against Moravian Academy, No. 3 singles player Mason Groff wasn't ready to go home just yet.
After seeing the four other matches end in straight sets, Groff wanted to keep the show alive.
And that he did.
The current crop of seniors on the Salisbury baseball team has endured plenty of success over its high school career thus far.
So, the 1-2 start that the Falcons had in the Colonial League this season has been one they're not very familiar with. During the previous two seasons, the Falcons (2-2 overall) lost just three league games. Furthermore, during their 15-1 conference mark last season, the Falcons hadn't lost until early May, their second-to-last league game.
Q. What grade are you currently in?
A. Currently, I am a senior at Salisbury High School.
Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?
A. My favorite school subject would have to be English 12 taught by Mr. Vecellio. Although the topics discussed in class are not entirely my predilection, Mr. V. can always put a smile on my face through his unique and quirky personality we all know and love.
Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?
It's been quite some time since the Salisbury boys' tennis team put together a winning record in the Colonial League. In fact, the last time the Falcons finished a season with an above .500 mark was in 2009 when they went 10-4 in conference.
A winning record isn't solidified just yet, but a 6-2 conference mark with six league matches remaining puts them in a prime position to do so.