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Holben caps career at state meet

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

With all but one meet of a stellar high school career behind her, Erica Holben hoped to have some of her best high jumps last Friday at the PIAA Class 2A Championship Meet at Shippensburg University.

Holben cleared 4 feet, 8 inches for 24th place in the high jump. While she knows she could have gotten higher, she was also happy to culminate her high school career at the state championship meet competing against the best athletes from all over Pennsylvania.

“I think it was a...

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...

Holben gets trip to Ship

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

For much of the spring sports season, Erica Holben was focused more on getting back to full strength rather than setting new personal bests.

The Salisbury senior had come close to making the state track and field championships in each of her last two seasons. This year, a leg injury prevented her from competing at her highest level during the regular season. But Holben timed her rehab just right and had her best performance this year during last week’s District 11 Championships.

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Three Falcons announce college choices

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

A trio of Salisbury football players wasn’t ready to hang up the cleats for good and end its playing days. During a ceremony last week at Salisbury High School, three seniors signed letters of intent to play football at the collegiate level.

Delano McKenzie (Moravian College), Jacob Kamp (Susquehanna University) and Dan Jennings (Lycoming College) all announced that they will continue their football careers at the Division III level last Friday in the Salisbury High School library....

Four SHS boys earn district medals

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Tim Buda posted some of the fastest preliminary heat times in the Colonial League Track and Field Championships two weeks ago. The Salisbury junior had the second fastest time in the 200-meter dash and was fifth-best in the 100-meter dash on the first day of the meet. He was set to return the next day validate that performance in finals. But after coming down with an illness hours after running the preliminary heats, he was unable to attend finals.

“I got really sick the night before...

Rain alters softball playoffs

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Rain is once again altering league playoff schedules in the area. This time, Colonial League and EPC softball playoff games have been pushed back from Tuesday to Wednesday.

In the Colonial League, Notre Dame will take on Bangor at Pates Park at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, followed by the Northwestern-Palmerton game at 7 p.m. League finals are still scheduled for Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at Pates Park.

In the EPC, Parkland will take on Freedom at Nazareth on Wednesday, May 15, at 5...

Rain forcing changes to district, league events

Monday, May 13, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Heavy rains are forcing the East Penn Conference and Colonial League to alter their league playoffs, and there was also a change to the District 11 track and field meet scheduled for this week.

Districts

The District 11 track and field meet scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday of this week has been pushed back a day. The meet will now take place Wednesday and Thursday, May 15 and 16, at Whitehall High School. Event schedules will remain the same with Tuesday’s events moving to...

Two Falcons compete in D-11 singles tourney

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Two Salisbury players competed in the District 11 singles Class 2A tennis tournament last week.

The Falcons’ No. 1 singles player Dylan Weber won his first match at the tournament, while Salisbury’s No. 2 singles players Chris Marinos face the tournament’s top seed and lost in the first round.

Weber came into the event unseeded. Only the top eight players in the 32-payer field are seeded.

Weber beat unseeded Raymond O’Neil of Jim Thorpe 6-0, 6-1 in the first round before...

Softball wins four of last six

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

It may be tough for Salisbury to find its way into the Colonial League softball playoffs with only four conference games remaining, but its district hopes are still very much alive. And the Lady Falcons are playing arguably their best softball of the spring right now.

Winners of four of its last six games, Salisbury (7-9 overall; 7-7 in Colonial League) capped last week with two strong performances against Catasauqua and Saucon Valley. After shutting out the Rough Riders last...

Falcons compete CL tourney

Friday, April 26, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Last week’s Colonial League tennis tournament was a chance for individuals to prove where they stood amongst the league’s top players. Unfortunately for Salisbury, the Falcons had very little success.

No Falcon was able to win a match and advance to the next round of Wednesday’s win-or-go-home tournament. Moravian Academy doubles teams won both of the doubles tournaments, while Saucon Valley took two of the three singles brackets.

“My second doubles team, they are coming back...