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Aungst will lead Falcons' staff

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

Last year, the Falcons were expected to be one of the area's premier baseball teams.

And they were, flexing a 25-2 record (15-1 in conference) en route to Colonial League and District 11 Class AA championships, while finishing as one of the final four teams in the state.

This year, the expectations may not be as high. But for Salisbury head coach Mike Pochron and his squad, that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Eripret chooses Mountain Hawks

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

The Eripret household has ties with the Lehigh University women's basketball team, and now Meagan Eripret will continue that tradition.

Meagan's mother, Bridget, was an assistant coach at Lehigh for a number of years. Now, Meagan has chosen to follow her mother's footsteps in a way by verbally committing to play basketball for the Mountain Hawks after graduating from Salisbury High Scool.

Tennis team starts season on high note

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

The Salisbury boys' tennis team has certainly impressed a number of people after its first three matches.

The team started off the season against an opponent it hasn't had much success with in the last decade Southern Lehigh. The Falcons defeated the Spartans, 3-2, on March 14, and went on to a victory over Palisades (4-1) on Friday. They fell to Saucon Valley in between their two victories and were 2-1 as of Monday.

Salisbury head coach Rob Benson has been impressed with the team's start out of the gate, especially against their rival Spartans.

Familiar faces return to track and field team

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

As the weather begins to creep back into the 30s and the possibility of snow looms in the forecast, the Colonial League track and field season has been delayed a bit.

But when the Salisbury boys and girls track and field teams get under way (their season is now set to open on April 1 at Saucon Valley) the Falcons will retain a number of its top athletes from a year ago.

SHS softball team has talent

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

As the Salisbury softball team prepares for the upcoming season, it will be doing so with a new head coach at the forefront.

After a number of disappointing seasons in recent years, including a 1-15 mark in the Colonial League last season, Ken Choquette will take over the reigns looking to turn around the program. The Lady Falcons haven't registered more than four league wins since 2006, the last season they had a winning record in conference at 10-8.

Girls eliminated in second round

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

One thing you can't question about the Salisbury girls' basketball team is its resiliency.

During the team's PIAA second round game against District 4's champ Mt. Carmel last week, the Falcons erased a 16-point deficit late in the third quarter to make it a one-point game with 2:25 to play.

However, the Lady Tornadoes of Mt. Carmel did just enough down the stretch, outlasting the Lady Falcons by a final of 60-56 on Tuesday night at Hamburg Area High School.

Falcon weightlifters earn team crown at Palmerton

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

The Salisbury powerlifting team put together an impressive outing at the Pennsylvania Teenage State Championships on February 23 at Palmerton High School.

Eight of the nine participants placed in the top five of their respective weight classes in helping the Falcons to a first-place finish in the small school division. The small school division is broken down into teams from Class A and AA schools, while the large school division represents Class AAA and AAAA teams.

Benson has high hopes for Falcon tennis team

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

Despite losing two of its top players from a year ago and possessing just one senior on this year's roster, Salisbury boys' tennis head coach Rob Benson believes this team is capable of improving on last season.

In 2013, the Falcons put together a 5-9 mark in the Colonial League. They have been on a steady decline since boasting a 10-4 mark in league play back in 2010. In 2011, the Falcons were .500 in the league (7-7), and a year later, they fell to 6-8.