When Rider University senior and 2016 Salisbury High School graduate Lindsay Bauer looks back on her career, she can do it with a smile. That’s because for the last eight-plus years as a track and field athlete has lived out her dream of competing at the highest of levels.
“It’s been quite the ride,” said Bauer. “And I just want to say thank you to Rider and Salisbury, and to my parents, for letting me jump around, play in the sand, and live out an absolute dream.”
If winning is fun then Bauer had a great time playing in the sand.
With the coronavirus COVID-19 delaying closing schools, its unclear when, or if, the upcoming spring sports season will be played. With hopes that it’s only a matter of time until teams can take the field again, the Salisbury track and field team will return plenty of experienced athletes from 2019.
But the graduates that have since moved on will be missed.
Erica Holben and Delano McKenzie lead that list of those who won’t be returning.
The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association has postponed winter sports playoffs for a minimum of two weeks, according to a statement it released today.
The PIAA basketball playoffs were heading into the quarterfinals this weekeend.
The PIAA Swimming Diving Championships, held at Bucknell University, started Wednesday with Class 3A events. Half of the 3A events were completed Wednesday, including boys diving, which was won by two-time state champ Brendan McCourt of Emmaus.
Justin Aungst knows what it looks like to play in big games. He played in league and district playoff games, as well as Salisbury’s deep state playoff run in 2011 as a freshman. Not to mention, the former 2014 Salisbury graduate excelled at the collegiate level for Saint Joseph’s University.
He’s hoping this year’s group of Falcons can one day experience that level of competition, too.
Salisbury softball head coach Jeff Appleman leads a team this spring that will be without four of its top hitters from a year ago. And the Falcons will suit up just one senior on the diamond in 2020.
But one main thing remains consistent from last year’s successful team that finished as District 11 Class 3A runner-up.
The Silberman sisters, pitcher Emily and catcher Marcie, return after posting stellar campaigns a year ago. And a third Silberman, freshman Haylee, is joining her sisters on this year’s team.
Julia Graver came away from this past weekend’s District 11 Swimming Championship with two medals as both girls and boys swimmers competed for medals and a potential spot in the PIAA Swimming Championship later this month at Bucknell University in Lewisburg.
When Rob Benson first started playing tennis at the age of 14, it was across the country using wooden rackets in southern California as a high school student. He recalls playing in 70-degree weather in the heart of December.
Since relocating to the east coast many years ago that warm December weather has been nonexistent. But for the first time in many years, Benson and the Salisbury boys tennis team are on the courts for the first day of practice with no snow in sight.
The Salisbury wrestling team hosted the Salisbury Duals on Feb. 8. Seven teams competed at the event, with the Falcons picking up their first dual win of the season, a 30-18 victory over Executive Education Academy.
Results from all four of Salisbury’s matches are below.
Warwick finished with a perfect 5-0 record as it picked up wins over Williams Valley (72-11), Twin Valley (60-18), Church Farm School (62-12), Berwick (66-12) and Executive Education Academy (83-0).
Berwick 36, Salisbury 30
138: Devon Alder (S) pinned Nick Yule (B) in 3:33.
Salisbury spent the days of practice heading up to Friday’s District 11 Class 4A boys basketball quarterfinal game against Wilson working on an unfamiliar defensive scheme.
The decision by head coach Jason Weaver seemed to have paid off, as the Warriors hit just three 3-pointers in the game.
Surrounded by many of his teammates from the Salisbury High School football team, Kyle Killiri officially announced his choice to attend Slippery Rock University where he will continue his football career.
Killiri spent the past four seasons playing football at Salisbury and was a varsity letter recipient in three of those four seasons. He also was a part of the track and field team and joined the wrestling team for his senior season.