Salisbury Press

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Pochron steps down

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

After 40 years of coaching Salisbury baseball, the last 20 as the varsity head coach, Mike Pochron has called it a career.

Pochron, a 1973 Salisbury graduate and the third coach in school history, led the Falcons to a state championship game in 2011, a state semifinal appearance in 2013, three District 11 championships (2004, 2011, 2013) and three Colonial League titles (2009, 2012, 2013). He finished with 267 career victories.

Falcons start 5-0 in summer basketball

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Salisbury boys basketball program had an uncharacteristically short end to its 2018-19 season last year, having fallen short of postseason play after being a perennial District 11 and Colonial League championship contender.

But if the start of a new athletic calendar year is any indication of how the Falcons will do in the upcoming 2019-20 season, confidence should be high for head coach Jason Weaver and his team.

Kulig, Rogers cap careers for Moravian baseball team

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Several Salisbury High School graduates competed on college athletic teams in the spring 2019 season.

Evan Kulig, a senior infielder and pitcher for the Moravian College baseball team, eclipsed the .300 hitting average mark for the fourth time in his collegiate career. He finished 2019 batting .355 with a .414 on-base percentage to go along with 36 runs scored (career high) and 30 RBIs. Kulig also was one of the Greyhounds’ most effective pitchers as well with a 3-2 record. He finished with a 3.93 ERA and 66 strikeouts in 68.2 innings pitched.

Silberman to play on Carpenter Cup team

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by KATIE McDONALD in Sports

Lehigh Valley softball coach Blake Morgan has released the 2019 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup Softball Team roster.

The team is comprised of high school sophomore and junior softball players from the Lehigh Valley who will compete the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic, a double-elimination tournament that is sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies and features high school all-star teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

The tournament is also an opportunity for players to showcase their talents in front of college coaches.

Warmkessel selected to LV Carpenter cup team

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup is set to take the field this week when they open up play on Wednesday, June 12, at 12:30 p.m. against Suburban One American/ Continental. The game comes after Press deadlines.

This year’s roster 25 players, 16 of which are underclassmen.

Salisbury first baseman Quinn Warmkessel is one of just four Colonial League players to make the team.

Warmkessel and Northwestern’s Rafe Perich, Derek Holmes and Carter Welch will join players from the East Penn Conference in taking on all-star teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

Hawks’ Kulp commits to Keiser for T&F

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Salisbury Township resident Bobby Kulp, a Bethlehem Catholic High School senior, recently accepted a track and field scholarship to continue his education at Keiser University in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Kulp was the top returning high jumper in District 11 this season and was looking forward to his senior season. On December 26, he took first place in the Robert J. Burdette Indoor Classic at Lehigh University, and during the meet qualified for the indoor state track and field championships.

Two Salisbury players named to first team

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Colonial League released this year’s softball all-star team last month during the league playoff tournament.

Two members of the District 11 runner-up Salisbury team were selected to the first team, while two other Falcons earned honorable mention recognition.

Senior outfielder Peyton Stauffer earned a place on the first team, along with pitcher junior pitcher Emily Silberman. Teammates Gretchen Helsel, a senior first baseman, and Sara Lamana, a senior catcher, were named as honorable mention selections.

Falcons earn District 11 silver

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Some people think Pine Grove might be talented enough to win a state championship this spring.

It’s tough to argue with those claims, especially after Friday’s dominant showing in the district softball final. Pine Grove defeated Salisbury in five innings, 12-0, at Blue Mountain High School to capture the District 11 Class 3A crown last week.

Salisbury head coach Jeff Appleman knew how tough the Cardinals were before his team made the trip.

Falcons reach D-11 title game

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury saw each of its past two softball seasons end in the District 11 semifinal round, just a win away from reaching the championship game.

Head coach Jeff Appleman, now in his fourth season at Salisbury, got that monkey off his back last Thursday.

Emily Silberman pitched a two-hitter in Salisbury’s 3-1 win in 10 innings against Palmerton last week at Northwestern High School, advancing the Lady Falcons to the District 11 Class 3A title game. As the No. 6 seed, the Lady Falcons faced top-seeded Pine Grove in Tuesday’s championship, which was played after Press deadline.