It's been quite some time since the Salisbury girls' basketball team qualified for the Colonial League playoffs.
The Lady Falcons (now 9-3 in the Colonial League) haven't made an appearance in the league playoffs since the 2004-05 season, nearly nine years ago.
The Lady Falcons are certainly still in control of their own destiny. And it's by a solid margin.
It has certainly been a long time coming for head coach Eric Snyder and the Salisbury wrestling team.
The Falcons, which hadn't won a wrestling match since the 2007-08 season, were able to break that barrier and give Snyder his first win since he's been a part of the program beginning in 2008-09.
A week ago, the Falcons (1-5 in Colonial League) used four pins to defeat Notre Dame (Green Pond), 37-30, for their first win in nearly six years.
Salisbury junior diver Denny Bonner looked up to Peter Cialkowski, a 2010 graduate of Salisbury High School, and the diving records he possessed as a Falcon.
Now, Bonner's name will replace Cialkowski's on the banner at KidsPeace that contains both school and pool records after his record-setting performance against Stroudsburg on Thursday.
Deadlocked in a 50-50 tie in Monday night's Colonial League boys basketball showdown against Salisbury, Bangor called a timeout with 5.3 seconds remaining to draw up one last play.
Everyone, even Salisbury head coach Jason Weaver, thought Jeremy Ringland, who finished with a game-high 22 points, would get the ball for a shot at winning it for the Slaters.
Instead, it was another Slater who came up with the game's biggest shot.
When the Salisbury girls' basketball team hosted Allen on Wednesday night, the Falcons were all too familiar with what transpired a year ago.
Just like last season, the Falcons entered their matchup against the winless Canaries with a 9-5 overall record. The Canaries were without a win last year as well, but their victory over the Falcons put them back into the win column.
With the Canaries looking to rewrite what they accomplished last season, Meagan Eripret and the Falcons made sure they squashed any talk of a possible letdown.
Q. What grade are you currently in?
A. I am in the 12th grade.
Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?
A. I have always enjoyed math because it is a concrete subject. This year, I particularly like calculus and physics because the teachers have good senses of humor.
Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?
A. I am an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America, a Rensselaer Medalist and a member of National Honor Society.
Q. What extracurricular activities are you involved in, both in and out of school?
In Monday night's divisional game against Notre Dame (Green Pond), Salisbury understood that the way it played in the first half wasn't a recipe for success.
The Falcons' defense allowed 31 first-half points to the Crusaders, and Salisbury stared at a three-point deficit at the break. The focus during halftime was to improve upon its defense in the final 16 minutes.
And that's exactly what Salisbury did.
Heading into the girls' final race, the 400-yard freestyle relay, the Lady Falcons held an 81-71 lead over East Stroudsburg North.
With the possibility of ending up in a tie, the Lady Falcons made a statement in that final race that showed they wouldn't accept anything less than a win.
Both freestyle relay teams finished in first and second place, including the foursome of Kaleigh Bobeck, Rachel Constantini, Mackenzie Sikora and Alyssa Sipos, who took first with a time of 4:25.50.
On Sunday afternoon at Northampton Memorial Community Center, the 2013 Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Annual Awards Banquet was held to announce this year's scholarship winners.
The Soccer Scholar Athlete Award was first established in 1975, and two more student-athletes would add their names to the list of past winners.
Leigham Breckenridge, a senior at Northwestern Lehigh, won the 2013 Frank D. Olszewski Memorial Scholarship Award. Southern Lehigh senior Abigail Kohler was awarded the 2013 Gary F. Toth Scholarship Award.
Despite falling to Emmaus in Thursday evening's rifle meet, a 483-423 defeat to the Hornets at the Emmaus Police Range in Emmaus Community Park, the Salisbury team continues to show improvements each time at the range.
Under second-year head coach Kevin Johnson, his teachings and emphasis throughout the season have been more than just competing against fellow league members. He preaches the importance of gun safety, and being mature and responsible during the meets.