Salisbury Press

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Girl soccer preps for playoffs

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The last time the Salisbury girls’ soccer team qualified for the Colonial League playoffs was back in 2016 as the fourth and final seed.

Since then, the Colonial League expanded its playoff format to six teams beginning this fall. The Lady Falcons (12-4 overall; 9-2 in Colonial League) will be returning to that stage in 2019, and they wouldn’t have even needed the expanded tournament to do so.

Despite last week’s 2-1 loss to Moravian Academy, the Lady Falcons have positioned...

NL ground game beats Salisbury

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Even in its losses this season, the Salisbury offense has generally been able to keep up with its opponents through.

Friday’s loss against Northern Lehigh was the Falcon offense’s first hiccup of the fall. The Bulldogs (4-3) ruined Salisbury’s Homecoming Night by running for 301 yards on the ground en route to a 42-14 win. The win halted a two-game winning streak for the Falcons (4-3).

Salisbury’s only offensive touchdown came with 54 seconds left in the game when Blake Lettko...

Falcon football team heads to Bangor

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

A trip to Bangor might just be what Salisbury needs as it looks to get back in the win column following last week’s 42-14 loss to Northern Lehigh. The Slaters (2-5) have won just two games this season and are in the midst of a four-game losing streak.

However, one of those victories has come against that same Northern Lehigh team that Salisbury came up short against last Friday. Bangor outlasted the Bulldogs in Week 3 to escape with a 28-21 victory on its home field.

Head coach...

Falcons compete in D-11 singles

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury sophomore Mackenzie Hankee has only been playing tennis for two seasons. But she continues to impress head coach Rob Benson on the court.

Most recently it was her performance during the District 11 Class 2A singles tournament. Despite coming up short against Notre Dame’s top player Keiran Lencheski (6-2, 6-1), Benson continued to see improvement from his second-year player.

“Mack, who plays at No. 3 singles for us, played the No. 1 player from Notre Dame (Green Pond...

Suter advances to district tournament

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Salisbury golfer Alex Suter played two very good rounds of golf over the past two weeks.

The first came at the Colonial League Championships at Bethlehem Municipal on Monday, Sept. 23.

Suter shot 82 for 10th place at the event. He was just three shots away from a top-five finish, which would have earned the Falcon senior an exemption into the District 11 Class 2A Championships.

“I was very happy with it,” Suter said. “I blew up at the end. It could have been a great day...

Buda’s four scores lead Salisbury

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury looked at its Week 6 game against Catasauqua like a business trip. And the Falcons certainly took care of their job early and often.

Senior Timmy Buda accounted for four touchdowns (two receiving and two rushing) as Salisbury shut out Catasauqua on Friday night, 34-0. The Falcons (4-2) held a 25-0 lead at halftime before they were able to start substituting a number of JV players midway through the third quarter.

“After last week we just came in with the mentality...

Boys soccer team falls to Saucon Valley

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Injuries have been the underlying theme for the Salisbury boys’ soccer team this season. And while head coach Mark Allinson welcomed back two starters on Saturday against Saucon Valley, the Falcons struggled to keep up with last year’s District 11 Class 3A champions.

Saucon Valley scored five goals in the first half en route to a 6-0 win on its home field over the Falcons (2-10 overall, 2-7 in Colonial League). The Panthers (7-4, 7-2) currently sit third in the Colonial League...

Falcon field hockey team battles injuries

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It’s been a tough season for the Salisbury field hockey team and it’s gotten tougher lately thanks to injuries. Even with all that they have stacked against them, the Lady Falcons have continued to battle down the final games of the season as they look to perhaps derail another team’s chances of reaching the postseason.

They faced Northwestern Lehigh (10-3-1 overall, 9-3-1 Colonial) this past weekend and came out on the losing side of a 7-1 decision. The lone goal for Salisbury came...

Bulldogs visit Salisbury for homecoming

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Fresh off its two-game winning streak, Salisbury shifts its focus to Northern Lehigh in Week 7 when the Bulldogs visit for Homecoming Night. It’s a chance for the Falcons to build on their 4-2 start.

Northern Lehigh (3-3) is led by a three-headed monster at the running back position. White Matt Frame leads the way with a team-best 423 yards on 56 carries to go with two touchdowns, Mike Repsher (44 carries for 240 yards) and Joe Abidelli (41 carries for 208 yards) are both averaging...

Hoeing is healthy and helping team

Friday, September 27, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury senior Olivia Hoeing faced a health scare last winter that forced her to miss the entire basketball season. She was able to return to club soccer for Parkland Area Soccer Club around March.

But now she’s back on the field wearing her true blue and white colors, leading the Lady Falcons to a stellar fall season on the pitch. She scored a goal and assisted on another in Salisbury’s 4-0 win over Palmerton over the weekend.

“I was hospitalized with a really low heart rate...