The Colonial League schedule is in the books for the Salisbury wrestling team.
And while the Falcons went winless in eight league matches, culminatingd with last week's 71-12 loss to Wilson, Salisbury still has a number of matches left on its schedule before the mats get rolled up for good.
It's been quite some time since Lehigh University sophomore Dan Reichenbach, a 2013 graduate of Salisbury High School, set his personal best of 46-11.25 in the triple jump. That mark came at the District 11 Track and Field Championships of his senior season, which became a new Class AA record.
Since then, Reichenbach hasn't been able to eclipse that mark throughout his inaugural college season as a member of the Mountain Hawks.
But that all changed just a week-and-a-half ago.
Many of the swimmers from last year's boys team that took third place at the PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships have graduated.
But a few still remain on this year's Salisbury boys swimming team, including Mahlon Reihman and divers Denny Bonner and Danny Bujcs.
This year's squad may not have the same talent as last year's, but the boys continue to find their stride in 2015.
Despite their 90-81 defeat to Saucon Valley on Friday evening at Kids Peace Bethlehem, head coach Ken Vincent called their outing the 'best meet' in nine meetings thus far.
On a night in which the Salisbury girls basketball team's six seniors were recognized, the Falcons' cross-divisional meeting against Saucon Valley had much on the line.
Both teams would be part of the six-team Colonial League postseason tournament if the season ended today, but both are still looking improve their seeding for the playoffs, which begin on Feb. 7.
Friday's game boded well for the Falcons in that regard.
The Salisbury wrestling team competed in two matches last week.
The Falcons fell to Bangor, 61-18.
The Slaters, which are one of four teams that will battle this week for the league's team title, won all but three bouts.
Salisbury's three wins came from Zach Adams, Dante Martinez and Alexander Nicholas. Adams and Nicholas won by fall. Martinez received a forfeit victory.
The Falcons competed in a close match with Palmerton last Thursday, falling 39-26 to the Blue Bombers.
Salisbury's Shane Simononis, Alexander Nicholas and Nicolas Scarcia all won by fall.
When the Colonial League boys and girls basketball tournaments begin in a little more than two weeks, the setup will look a bit different than it has in the past.
With the addition of Moravian Academy to a number of Colonial League sports, including boys and girls basketball, the tournament now includes six teams compared to four in previous years. Additionally, there will be a wildcard round in which the two top teams receive byes.
Just days after defeating one of the league's top teams in Bangor, the Salisbury boys basketball team traveled to rival Southern Lehigh on Tuesday night.
The Falcons and Spartans were the final two unbeaten teams in the Colonial League heading into that pivotal contest. Salisbury showed early on that it was up for yet another critical challenge.
While three forfeits had a big impact in another Salisbury loss, a 54-21 defeat to Catasauqua last Wednesday, there were still a number of positives that head coach Eric Snyder was able to take away.
The biggest came from Antonio Alvarado in the second-to-last match.
Salisbury may have the toughest remaining schedule of any Colonial League girls basketball team.
Despite back-to-back contests at the end of last week against Catasauqua and Moravian Academy (teams with a combined 3-20 record as of Monday), the Falcons understood the importance of each game with playoff seeding on the line.
Following a 64-22 victory over Catasauqua on Thursday, the Falcons downed Moravian Academy two days later, 57-34. It was the first time since mid-December that the Falcons won consecutive league games.
Due in large part to a low number of participants, the Salisbury boys swimming team had been winless for nearly six weeks to begin the season.
But that all changed in the Falcons' most recent meet over the weekend.
The boys (1-6) took first place in seven of the 11 events, as well as a first-place finish by Denny Bonner in 1-meter diving, to down Tamaqua 68-53 on Saturday afternoon. The girls (2-5) came up short in their meet by a final of 89-69.