Salisbury girls soccer goalie Lily Schimeneck recently suffered an injury in the summer that put a kink in the Falcons’ lineup. Head coach Rick Babyak had been using four different goalies over the past couple of weeks as Schimeneck recovered from a shoulder injury.
In the second round of the Lehigh Valley Summer Soccer League playoffs on Monday, Quinn Wittman, the Falcons’ top goal scorer, was used in goal in the first half. Unfortunately, the Falcons seemed to miss her scoring at her normal forward position.
It’s clear how much Quinn Warmkessel means to the Salisbury boys basketball team. Despite missing half of the Falcons’ games in the recent Bash at the Beach tournament, Warmkessel was named Most Valuable Player of the small school division as Salisbury won the title.
He’s also been making that same impact all summer in the Cedar Beach Summer League. Last Thursday he played another big role as the Falcons defeated Saucon Valley, 45-38, at Allen High School.
Jack Reichenbach had high hopes for his first collegiate season at the University of Rhode Island. But it’s hard to imagine the former District 11 long jump champion would have imagined what transpired this past spring.
The highlight of Reichenbach’s freshman season was a first-place finish in the long jump at the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Track and Field Championships, jumping a career best 7.38 meters. He also etched his name in the Rhode Island record books.
Neither team had many chances on Sunday evening. But when South Parkland did, it took advantage.
The Trojans scored four runs in the top of the sixth inning and that’s all they would need to defeat Salisbury, 4-0, on the Falcons’ home field over the weekend. South Parkland (14-0) finished the season unbeaten as it heads into this week’s Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs as the top seed.
For Salisbury (5-10-1), it heads into the playoffs in a bit of a slump after dropping its last six games.
The high school fall soccer season is still a couple of months away, but local teams are putting in the work this summer in preparation for September.
Salisbury is one of those teams. The CSG Falcons recently shut out H-Town (Saucon Valley) last week, 4-0, in a meeting of Colonial League foes in the Lehigh Valley Summer Soccer League (LVSSL) at Lehigh University. Salisbury improved to 5-1 with the victory in Group B play.
Just four days after Salisbury defeated Palmerton in the small school division championship game of the Bash at the Beach tournament, the two teams met once again in the Cedar Beach Summer League last week.
The script was a bit different this time around.
Salisbury’s offense went silent in the second half, and Palmerton capitalized on it. The Blue Bombers avenged their only loss in the tournament with a 39-26 win over the Falcons last Thursday at Cedar Beach Park.
The Salisbury Lehigh Valley Legion baseball team split two games last week. After a shutout win against Northern Valley, the Falcons (5-5-1) came up a few runs short against Carbon.
Tuesday, June 25
Salisbury 10, Northern Valley 0
Salisbury got a complete game shutout from pitcher Taylor Linn as the Falcons took down Northern Valley in five innings. Linn allowed just four hits and struck out three Charger batters.
Salisbury head coach Scott Heppenheimer didn’t have any answers as to why the Falcons’ bats were virtually nonexistent on Monday against Coplay. It just seemed to be one of those nights.
Coplay scored four runs in the bottom of the second inning and never looked back as it captured a 7-0 victory over Salisbury at Sam Balliet Stadium. The Falcons recorded just four hits in the shutout loss.
Salisbury has been a regular participant of basketball tournaments in the summer at Cedar Beach. But over the past few years the Falcons’ experiences have been short-lived. The last time Salisbury advanced to Sunday, the final day of play, was back in 2015.
Not only did the Falcons break that curse this past weekend, they brought home some hardware as well. Salisbury won seven straight games, including a 46-41 victory over fellow Colonial League foe Palmerton in the small school championship game Sunday evening at the Bash at the Beach.
Salisbury started the summer basketball season with five straight wins. And last Tuesday’s game looked as if win No. 6 was well on the way, especially early in the game.
But a number of old habits surfaced late in the second half against one of the Colonial League’s top teams. Notre Dame (Green Pond) erased a 12-point Salisbury lead in the first half to down the Falcons, 50-46, last week at Cedar Beach.
“Just way too many turnovers,” Salisbury head coach Jason Weaver said. “It’s the same thing. There’s pressure and lack of ball movement and some forced shots.”