Salisbury Press

Friday, June 5, 2020

Falcons expected an oustanding season

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

In what was to be his ninth and final season at the helm of the Salisbury boys tennis program, Rob Benson anticipated an outstanding season that would include strong play against Colonial League rivals and personal accomplishments for his singles and doubles team players.

Of course, none of this will happen. The season a casualty of the coronavirus pandemic.

“It sucks,” Benson said matter-of-factly. “I feel for the kids. Not only for tennis. They’re not going to have their prom, baccalaureate, or graduation. But we have to be safe.”

LV All-Star Football Classic cancelled

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by The Press in Sports

The 50th Annual Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic has been cancelled. The decision was made by the game’s Board of Directors on Wednesday morning due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The game was scheduled for Thursday, June 11 at Nazareth High School’s Andrew S. Leh Stadium at 7 p.m.

The Board of Directors was tremendously disappointed to have to make the decision, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible for the game to take place, said a news release received by the Press on Thursday morning.

Salisbury T&F athletes look forward to next year

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

When the Salisbury track and field squad met in late winter for its first practice, head coach Victor DeOliveira welcomed a total of 34 new faces. Some of those new Falcon recruits showed immediate promise. Others didn’t have adequate time to show anything.

In the end, of course, whether it was underclassman or battle-tested seniors, no one had the opportunity to show or do much as the season was canceled.

“Sad and disappointed that it had to come to this,” DeOliveira said. “I feel bad for all of the athletes that were looking forward to competing, especially our seniors.”

Silberman denied chance at milestone

Thursday, April 30, 2020 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The disappointment in having the 2020 season scrapped is obvious for Salisbury High School softball coach Jeff Appleman. But the Falcon coach understands being between a rock and a hard place.

“They are doing what they have to do,” Appleman said. “They canceled high school, college and professional seasons. It stinks. I feel bad for our team and especially our senior.”

LV Legion cancels season

Thursday, April 23, 2020 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

After the spring high school sports season was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, baseball players surely looked to the American Legion season as their only chance to get on a field this summer.

That chance ended last Monday when the Pennsylvania American Legion canceled the season in the state. That came days just after the American Legion announced the cancellation of regional and national tournaments.

NFL Draft will be different, bizarre and could offer many surprises

Thursday, April 23, 2020 by JASON BORIS in Sports

The NFL Draft is an inexact science, which is a nice way of calling it an educated guessing game. Between mock drafts, smokescreens, TV analyst debates and social media reports, there is now so much Draft information (and misinformation) out there that it can be excruciatingly difficult to decipher just how the event might actually play out.

BREAKING: Gov. Wolf closes schools

Thursday, April 9, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

Could mean end of PIAA sports, too

The local sports scene has taken the lead from Governor Tom Wolf during the coronavirus pandemic, but today’s news that all Pennsylvania schools would remain shut down for the rest of the school year might be the final nail in the coffin.

The Governor announced on Thursday the news that shouldn’t surprise anyone about schools being shutdown the rest of the year.