If it was not for Moravian Acsdemy, the Salisbury boys tennis team could very well be back-to-back league and district champions.
But during last week's District 11 Class AA tournament, Salisbury watched as its season came to an end. And there was a sense of déjà vu for the Falcons once again when they ran into the Lions in the championship game.
Last week's Colonial League track and field meet figured to be a solid measuring stick for Salisbury senior Kyle Gonoude.
Gonoude, who was dealing with a number of injuries throughout the early portion of the season, has been working his way back to the track over the last couple of weeks. And while he ran in the final two regular season meets, the Colonial League Track and Field Championships provided last year's two-time gold medalist with his toughest competition yet.
Coming into last week's Colonial League Track and Field Championships, Salisbury senior Kaitlin Toman didn't know what to expect.
Despite being recognized as the area's top athlete in the pole vault event, Toman was battling an injury she suffered a couple of weeks ago. With limited practice time, she wasn't quite sure where she would finish in the pole vault on Day 1 of the league meet at Whitehall High School's Zephyrs Sports Complex.
Heading into Friday's game, Salisbury needed to win two of its final three games to qualify for the district tournament for the second time in as many seasons.
The Falcons cut their magic number to one after a dominat showing against Palisades.
So many times, there are potentially great story lines that just never come together. A number of impressive factors all fell into place Monday when Salisbury's Mason Groff and John Yurconic downed Adam Kramer and Abbhi Sekar from Moravian Academy 6-4, 6-3 to win the District 11 Class AA Doubles Championship at Lehigh University.
Charley Rogers admits he glances at the Colonial League baseball standings often, so he knew the implications of what last week's game against Catasauqua held.
A win against the Roughs would station Salisbury at 10-4 in the Colonial League. That mark would tie the Falcons with two other teams as the No. 2 seed in the upcoming league tournament with just a few games remaining. And that No. 2 seed awards a first-round bye in the postseason, something Rogers knows all too well from playing on the Falcons' basketball team in the winter.
When Salisbury senior Holly Szita set a school record in the high jump in a tri-meet at Bangor in early April, little did she know she'd make history again just a few weeks later.
Szita placed first in the high jump at Friday's William Allen Invitational at J. Birney Crum Stadium, setting a personal best and school record of 5 feet, 5 inches. She was one of seven different athletes that placed in the top 10 in field events.
"My goal this year was to get 5-4, and I went beyond it," Szita said. "I'm really happy with it."
If the Salisbury softball team hopes to qualify for the Colonial League tournament for the first time since 2004, the Falcons see the upcoming week as an opportunity to gain ground on that final spot.
Stationed at 6-8 in conference play as of Sunday, the Falcons sit a game-and-a-half behind Northern Lehigh (the current No. 6 seed and final position awarded) in this year's newly formatted six-team tournament. With four league games remaining, a win here or a loss there can make all the difference on whether those postseason aspirations become a reality.
Last week's victory over Northwestern was a statement game for the Salisbury baseball squad.
Battling an up-and-down season early on, the Falcons entered Thursday's contest against Northwestern in the middle of the pack in the Colonial League's West Division. At 6-3 in league play, the Falcons sought to improve their postseason position against the Tigers, who entered as one of two teams with just one conference loss on the season.
For John Yurconic to reach the quarterfinals of the District 11 Class AA singles tournament last season as a freshman was quite an accomplishment. For him to make a big jump to the finals as a sophomore was an even bigger feat, but that doesn't mean that he wasn't disappointed when he lost in the finals to Moravian Academy's Zach Shaff 6-1, 6-0 Monday afternoon at Lehigh University.