Salisbury Press

Monday, January 21, 2019

Football leagues announce cooperative schedule agreement

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Officials from the Colonial and Schuylkill leagues held a press conference Thursday announcing their new cooperative football scheduling model, which will take affect in the 2020 season.

The 12 Colonial League football teams and 16 from the Schuylkill League will form four divisions based on enrollments and PIAA Classifications. While Colonial League president Bryan Geist insisted the move was not a merger, the cooperative in effect creates a new 28-team league.

“It’s not a...

Boys fall to So. Lehigh

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The scoreboard read 30-30 very early in the third quarter. Southern Lehigh, however, scored seven of the next nine points. The lead was just five for the Spartans, but it felt like much more for Salisbury.

That’s kind of how things have felt for much of the season for the Falcons. And that deficit only grew larger.

Southern Lehigh led by as many as 13 points in the third quarter and Salisbury never threatened the host Spartans the rest of the way. Seven turnovers in that frame...

Swimmers drop close meet vs. Tamaqua

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Sports

SWIMMING

Friday, Jan. 11

Tamaqua-Salisbury

Tamaqua gained a sweep of Salisbury, as both Blue Raider teams picked up narrow wins with the girls winning 51-49 and the boys 85-84.

The Falcons’ Shane Artis and Baxter Reihman each won a pair of individual events in the boys meet. Artis took first place in the 500 freestyle and backstroke. Reihman won the individual medley and 100 freestyle. The two were also part of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay team along with...

Alder is excited for postseasn at 145

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Devon Alder made the jump from 126 pounds last year to the 145-pound weight class this winter. It’s always tough jumping two weight classes over the course of a year, but Alder feels as if he’s off to a good start at his new spot in the line up.

Despite coming up short in last week’s match against Northwestern, he faced one of his toughest opponents all season, which will only bode well for the future.

Northwestern won three of the four contested bouts last Wednesday to secure...

Girls beat Catty for second win

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Freshman point guard Quinn Wittman admits there were nerves early in the season stepping onto the varsity stage. Not only did she have to prove she belonged with the upperclassmen, she’s been handed the job of leading Salisbury’s offense.

She seems to be settling into her role as one of the Lady Falcons’ leaders on the court.

Wittman scored 13 points, including a late clutch free throw, that helped Salisbury secure its second Colonial League victory of the season with a 36-33...

Falcons drop two straight games

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The roller coaster ride that the Salisbury basketball team is on has gone into a downhill portion of the track since new calendars went up on the wall.

After snapping a three-game slide with a win over Saucon Valley, Salisbury has dropped its first two games of 2019 with losses to tough opponents in Notre Dame of Green Pond (8-3 overall, 5-2 Colonial) and Northwestern Lehigh (5-5, 4-3).

The Crusaders beat Salisbury 79-56 behind 26 points from Chris Omick and 17 from Brendan...

Tigers’ size is too much for Salisbury

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Salisbury girls basketball team is going to give up some size in most of its games. That’s no surprise to head coach Dan Reichenbach and his team.

But the Falcons faced one of their most difficult tasks in that regard last Friday night against Northwestern.

Northwestern’s duo of senior Sage Christopher and sophomore Emily Sekerak gave Salisbury problems all night. The two combined for 22 points, including a game-high 15 from Christopher, as the Tigers defeated the Falcons...

Grapplers finish ninth at JT Tourney

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Sports

WRESTLING

Saturday, Dec. 29

Salisbury at Jim Thorpe Tournament

The Salisbury wrestling team took ninth place at the Jim Thorpe Christmas Tournament on Dec. 29.

With just five wrestlers competing in the tournament, the Falcons had four place winners and two silver medalists at the event. They finished ninth out of 17 teams. Danville won the tournament with 221 points. Archbishop Ryan finished second at 190.5, followed by Crestwood (150) and the host Olympians (139....

Falcons are impressing in the pool

Saturday, January 5, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Sarah Bobeck isn’t sure which individual events she plans to race at districts and states once the time comes. But she does know it will be a couple of freestyle events.

Fortunately for Bobeck, she still has some time to talk with head coach Patrick O’Connor and come up with the best idea. For now, she’s progressing well throughout the regular season.

Bobeck took first place in each of her two individual events last Thursday against Central Catholic, while helping two relay...

Salisbury tops SV

Saturday, January 5, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Salisbury boys basketball team had just five wins all of last season. The Falcons picked up their fifth win of this season before the calendar even turned to January.

In the consolation game of its annual holiday tournament, Salisbury defeated Saucon Valley, 58-42, on Friday night. The Falcons (5-4 overall; 3-2 in Colonial League) fell to Quakertown in their first game of the tournament, 82-57.

“It’s good to bounce back and get a win,” Salisbury head coach Jason Weaver said...