Salisbury Press

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Hornets hold off Easton

Saturday, October 21, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The penultimate week of the high school football regular season saw Emmaus and Salisbury both clinch district playoff berths, with the former coming in a victory over Easton and the latter via a loss to Palmerton.

Here’s a look at some of Friday night’s action.

Easton-Emmaus

The Hornets jumped out to an early lead and held off the Rovers in the fourth quarter for a 30-20 win.

Emmaus quarterback Blake Reed (10-for-16 for 145 yards) threw a pair of first-quarter...

Field hockey qualifies for districts

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

To say the Salisbury field hockey team endured a rough past few seasons would be an understatement. The Lady Falcons never won more than three league games in any of the previous five seasons.

Not only did this year’s squad eclipse that mark with an 8-7-1 record in the Colonial League, but Salisbury tied its league win total over the past four years combined. The Lady Falcons also finished just a half game behind Saucon Valley (9-7) for the fourth and final playoff spot.

“Those...

Tiebreaker pushes SHS girls out of CL playoffs

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The fate of the Salisbury girls’ soccer team, at least regarding its Colonial League playoff hopes, rested on the final game of the regular season. A win against rival Southern Lehigh on senior night could have punched the Lady Falcons’ ticket to the league tournament.

A loss, however, would be heartbreaking as Southern Lehigh would hold the head-to-head tiebreaker for the fourth and final playoff spot. The Lady Falcons felt just how heartbreaking it was to be so close to one of its...

Falcons beat NL, get back to .500

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Weeks five and six figured to be a tough stretch for the Salisbury football team with games at Notre Dame (Green Pond) and unbeaten Palisades, two of the top teams in the Colonial League. But since those back-to-back games in late September, the Falcons seem to have gotten back on track.

Salisbury (4-4) improved to .500 with its second straight win on Friday night, a 34-13 victory over Northern Lehigh (0-8). After falling behind 7-0 early, the Falcons scored five of the final six...

Falcon football hosts balanced Blue Bombers

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Salisbury football team hopes to keep its momentum going in search of its third consecutive win on Friday night when it hosts Palmerton (5-3). Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Salisbury High School.

When the Falcons (4-4) welcome a Blue Bomber offense that is one of the more balanced in the Colonial League. That offense is led by senior quarterback Tekoah Guedes.

Guedes, a transfer from Northern Lehigh where he was a starter last year, has impressed in his first and last season...

Hawks, Trojans roll to wins

Saturday, October 14, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s top two teams rolled to victories Friday night, while in the Colonial League Northwestern put a scare in once-beaten Southern Lehigh before falling to the Spartans.

Here’s a look at some of the action in the eighth week of the 2017 high school football season.

Whitehall-Bethlehem Catholic

The Golden Hawks cruies to a 56-14 win over Whitehall.

Javon Clement passed for 164 yards and two touchdowns in the win, with Shamus...

Falcons beat Green Knights

Friday, October 13, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

One of the more underrated aspects of Salisbury’s football team may be the ability of players to shift around when necessary for the betterment of the team. When a couple of players moved around prior to Saturday’s game against Pen Argyl, head coach Andy Cerco wasn’t surprised at the success his team endured.

Salisbury (3-4) erupted for over 400 yards of offense on the ground en route to a 48-14 victory over the Green Knights (1-6) at Pen Argyl High School. The win, which featured a...

Football team looks to keep NL winless

Friday, October 13, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Coming after arguably its best performance of the season, Salisbury head coach Andy Cerco and his coaching staff will likely address the possibility of an upset when the Falcons host Northern Lehigh on Friday night.

Northern Lehigh (0-7) is the only remaining winless team in the Colonial League through seven weeks. Pen Argyl defeated the Bulldogs two weeks ago in a battle of winless teams, and last week’s 54-6 romp against Saucon Valley has Northern Lehigh in the cellar of the league...

Football Roundup: Worth leads Trojans past Hawks

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Just one team remains unbeaten in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference after the seventh Friday night of the 2017 high school football season. Several games on this week’s card have District 11 Class 6A playoff implications. Here’s a look at some of Friday’s action.

Bethlehem Catholic-Parkland

The Trojans won a battle of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s last two unbeaten teams with a 38-24 win over the Hawks.

Jahan Worth ran for 243 yards and scored three Parkland...

Donaldson seizes first opportunity

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

University of Connecticut red-shirt freshman wide receiver Mason Donaldson saw the field on select special teams plays for the Huskies’ football team through their first two games this season. But heading into a late-September game against East Carolina University, the Salisbury High School graduate was in store for a bigger role offensively.

And when UConn’s top wide receiver, Hergy Mayala, left that game after just three plays, Donaldson was due for an even large role unexpectedly....