Salisbury Press

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Loss to NV ends Legion season

Friday, July 19, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury head coach Scott Heppenheimer has seen his team struggle hitting the ball all summer. And that issue was evident once again over the weekend during the Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs.

The Falcons mustered just four hits and struck out 11 times in a 7-3 loss to Northern Valley on Saturday evening at Church Lane Park. The loss ended Salisbury’s run in the LVL playoffs.

Salisbury, the No. 7 seed in the tournament, started off strong with two runs in the top of the first...

Falcons fall to unbeaten So. Parkland

Thursday, July 11, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Neither team had many chances on Sunday evening. But when South Parkland did, it took advantage.

The Trojans scored four runs in the top of the sixth inning and that’s all they would need to defeat Salisbury, 4-0, on the Falcons’ home field over the weekend. South Parkland (14-0) finished the season unbeaten as it heads into this week’s Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs as the top seed.

For Salisbury (5-10-1), it heads into the playoffs in a bit of a slump after dropping its last...

Reichenbach earns A-10 long jump title

Thursday, July 11, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Jack Reichenbach had high hopes for his first collegiate season at the University of Rhode Island. But it’s hard to imagine the former District 11 long jump champion would have imagined what transpired this past spring.

The highlight of Reichenbach’s freshman season was a first-place finish in the long jump at the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Track and Field Championships, jumping a career best 7.38 meters. He also etched his name in the Rhode Island record books.

“Winning the A-10 long...

Lehigh Valley Legion announces All-Star

Monday, July 8, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The annual American Legion All-Star game pitting the best players in the Lehigh Valley League against their counterparts from the Berks-Schuylkill League was scheduled for Monday, July 8 at Reading’s First Energy Stadium, home of the Fightin’ Phils.

The game was postponed to Tuesday because of rain.

The following is a list of this year’s LVL All-Stars.

POSITION PLAYERS

Brad Buzzard (OF, Carbon Monarchs), Kevin Kruz (2B, Salisbury), Matt Ervolina (3B, South...

Falcons split pair of LV Legion games

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Salisbury Lehigh Valley Legion baseball team split two games last week. After a shutout win against Northern Valley, the Falcons (5-5-1) came up a few runs short against Carbon.

Tuesday, June 25

Salisbury 10, Northern Valley 0

Salisbury got a complete game shutout from pitcher Taylor Linn as the Falcons took down Northern Valley in five innings. Linn allowed just four hits and struck out three Charger batters.

Three Falcons (Will Rodriguez, Ernesto Fermin and...

Blue Bombers avenge tourney loss

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Just four days after Salisbury defeated Palmerton in the small school division championship game of the Bash at the Beach tournament, the two teams met once again in the Cedar Beach Summer League last week.

The script was a bit different this time around.

Salisbury’s offense went silent in the second half, and Palmerton capitalized on it. The Blue Bombers avenged their only loss in the tournament with a 39-26 win over the Falcons last Thursday at Cedar Beach Park.

“I...

Girls soccer uses summer to prepare for HS season

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The high school fall soccer season is still a couple of months away, but local teams are putting in the work this summer in preparation for September.

Salisbury is one of those teams. The CSG Falcons recently shut out H-Town (Saucon Valley) last week, 4-0, in a meeting of Colonial League foes in the Lehigh Valley Summer Soccer League (LVSSL) at Lehigh University. Salisbury improved to 5-1 with the victory in Group B play.

“This is a good preparation for us,” Falcon head coach...

Falcons win Bash at the Beach

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury has been a regular participant of basketball tournaments in the summer at Cedar Beach. But over the past few years the Falcons’ experiences have been short-lived. The last time Salisbury advanced to Sunday, the final day of play, was back in 2015.

Not only did the Falcons break that curse this past weekend, they brought home some hardware as well. Salisbury won seven straight games, including a 46-41 victory over fellow Colonial League foe Palmerton in the small school...

Salisbury falls to Coplay in LV Legion

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury head coach Scott Heppenheimer didn’t have any answers as to why the Falcons’ bats were virtually nonexistent on Monday against Coplay. It just seemed to be one of those nights.

Coplay scored four runs in the bottom of the second inning and never looked back as it captured a 7-0 victory over Salisbury at Sam Balliet Stadium. The Falcons recorded just four hits in the shutout loss.

“We were flat,” Heppenheimer said. “Obviously you saw the first two innings. [Pitcher]...

Silberman, LV ready for CC softball tourney

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by KATIE McDONALD in Sports

Salisbury pitcher Emily Silberman is in her second year as a member of Lehigh Valley’s Carpenter Cup softball team, coached by Blake Morgan.

“I don’t think it’s really different than last year, but it’s still nice to be able to meet new girls, and I actually know more of the girls this year,” said Silberman.

The Lehigh Valley team bonded this past Wednesday at an Iron Pigs game.

“We sat together talking about high school softball and high school tournaments,” Silberman...