Emily DeOliveira's journey back to the soccer field hasn't been like most players.
DeOliveira, a 2011 graduate of Salisbury High School, tore her right ACL in the first game of her senior high school season, forcing her to miss the entire campaign.
But after months of rehabilitation and recovery, DeOliveira, a junior defender on the DeSales University women's soccer team that just completed the 2013 season, is back on the field making an impact.
Lebanon Valley College freshman Garrett Collins wasn't even sure if he wanted to continue swimming at the collegiate level.
His main focus was finding a school that provided a solid Physical Therapy program that he could enroll in out of high school.
After Collins, a 2013 graduate of Salisbury High School, was accepted into the Physical Therapy program at Lebanon Valley, he shifted his focus back to the athletics aspect. He decided, after all, that he wasn't ready to give up the sport he's been playing much of his life.
During her freshman season at Wheaton College, Katie Cialkowski quickly asserted herself as one of the team's best swimmers.
A year ago, Cialkowski was named the College Conference of Illinois Wisconsin (CCIW) champion during the league meet in the 200-yard freestyle. To go along with her individual championship, Cialkowski also helped Wheaton to first-place finishes in the 400 and 800-yard freestyle relays.
After tasting that success a year ago, teh sophomore is focused on another successful campaign in her second collegiate season.
Salisbury's Justin Aungst always wanted to play Division I baseball at the collegiate level.
Last Thursday, Aungst took the final step in making that reality. Aungst signed a letter of intent with St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia.
"That was my goal from the beginning-to play Division I baseball and see where my career takes me from there," Aungst said.
After his freshman year, Aungst understood that if he continued to improve on the field, that goal could come true.
While the start of the Colonial League softball season is still months away, Salisbury didn't wait long in choosing it's next head coach.
Ken Choquette, a Salisbury native and former assistant coach at Central Catholic High School, was recently hired to replace former head coach Brian Covely.
He'll take over a Falcon team went 1-15 in the Colonial League last year and will look to turn around a program that hasn't endured much success in recent years. The Falcons won four league games in 2012, after winning just one in each of the two previous seasons.
Q. What grade are you currently enrolled in?
A. I am in 12th grade at Salisbury High School.
Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?
A. Math, because problems can be done in so many different ways. I like the idea of being able to try something so many times and being able to get the same answer from different processes.
Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?
The way regulation ended during last week's District 11 Class AA Boys' Soccer Championships between Salisbury and Moravian Academy, it seemed as if momentum had suddenly swung to the Falcons' side.
After trailing 2-1 for nearly 51 consecutive minutes, Austin Uhl's header into the back of the net with 31 seconds to play sent the game in overtime.
When one talks about the soccer programs at Salisbury High School, Mark Allinson's name is one that comes to mind often.
In this his 20th season as head coach of the Salisbury boys' soccer team, Allinson has had a tremendous amount of success on the field. He was also head coach of the girls' team for 18 years until both teams started playing in the fall season.
Playing hard until the game's final whistle is a phrase that is used often in sports.
But for the Salisbury football team, that statement has certainly been true throughout all 10 of the Falcons' games this season.
While Friday's 56-7 loss to Southern Lehigh in the regular season finale put the Falcons at 2-8 on the season, they continued playing until the end, like they have been all season.
For two days of practice prior to the team's District 11 first-round game, Salisbury girls soccer goal keepers Jordan Kamp and Shannon Pennella faced hundreds of penalty kicks.
Little did anyone know the type of impact those sessions would have for a defense that has been one of the team's most consistent units all season.
The rest is history. That preparation gave Kamp an edge in the team's penalty kick shootout against Palisades in which she saved all three of the Pirates' shots.