Salisbury Press

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Hornets pull out late win

Saturday, September 1, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The second Friday night of the high school football season saw Emmaus pull out a big win, Northampton get its first East Penn Conference North Division victory and a rare Thursday night game in the Colonial League.

Easton-Whitehall

The Red Rovers pulled away late for a 55-21 win over Whitehall.

Easton had a six-point lead at halftime and extended it with five second-half touchdowns.

Harold Reynolds ran for 186 and three touchdowns on 19 carries, while quarterback...

Former Falcons hit the fields for fall

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Several former Salisbury High School athletes were important members of college sports team last fall. Here’s a look at some who are expected to be back on the playing fields on campuses this season.

Senior forward Mackenzie Groff heads into her fourth season with the Ursinus College womens soccer team. The Salisbury High School graduate has played in 42 games during her career and made 32 starts. She’s scored 10 goals and six assists in her career and was tied for the team lead in...

Tigers’ passing presents challenge

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury didn’t have to worry much about Pen Argyl’s passing attack in Week 1. At least not until the final drive when the Green Knights made nine of their 17 pass attempts.

But the Falcons will have to adjust their mindset and defensive game plan heading into Week 2 against one of the Colonial League’s top passers.

Northwestern junior quarterback Deven Bollinger was efficient last week on both the ground and the air, tallying 244 total yards and five touchdowns in the Tigers...

Knights top Falcons in opener

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury head coach Andy Cerco called a timeout with just under 29 seconds to play in Saturday’s opener against Pen Argyl with the Green Knights six yards away from a game-tying touchdown. Cerco and the Falcons predicted Pen Argyl’s game plan, but ultimately didn’t have the answer to stop it.

While the Falcons stopped Pen Argyl running back Antonio Reto on a first-and-goal run, the Green Knights still had plenty of time. On the next play, quarterback Tadd Barr connected with tight...

EPC South teams roll on opening night; Tiger win shootout

Friday, August 24, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The East Penn Conference South teams rolled over their North Division counterparts on the opening night of the 2018 football season.

Emmaus, Parkland, Freedom, Bethlehem Catholic, Liberty and Northampton were all part of the big night for South Division teams.

In the Colonial League, Northwestern won a shootout, while Catty dropped its opener.

Allen-Emmaus

The Hornets got two touchdowns from each of their senior running backs and couple passing touchdowns from...

Bulls come back to win BML

Friday, August 24, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Limeport Bulls kept getting knocked down. But they always found a way to get back up.

After facing a 1-0 deficit to top seeded Northampton in the Blue Mountain League championship series, the Bulls fought back to even things up. The Giants took Game 3, and Northampton led for much of the next game, which would have clinched a title for the Giants.

Instead, the Bulls fought back when their backs were against the wall to force a winner-take-all Game 5. With their ace on the...

Brennan survives, then gives back

Friday, August 24, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The irony is a bit chilling. Perhaps unsettling and alarming even.

On a Sunday back in 1988, Ted Brennan’s father suffered a heart attack in church when he was 51 years old. He didn’t survive.

Nearly 30 years later to the day, and at the same age as his father, Ted suffered one as well.

“I have a family history,” Brennan said. “My father at the age of 51, which I am, on May 15, had a heart attack at church. He didn’t survive. He had my brother right there doing CPR and...

Falcons find players to fill needs during summer league, tourneys

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Head coach Jason Weaver knows what his incoming senior class brings to the table. Sean Snyder has been running the point guard position for years, and Tommy Sylvester is a returning three-point specialist.

Weaver saw them both take steps this summer, along with returner Kahleel Foster and other varsity regulars, but what was most impressive in June and July was what some lesser-known players showed their head coach. A number of underclassmen played key roles in supporting those...

Crouthamel led softball team to new heights

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Lilia Crouthamel’s first passion has always been softball. But when her mom offered to buy her a new bat if she took up tennis, she couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

That not only got Crouthamel a shiny new aluminum softball bat, but also introduced her to a racket and tennis ball at a young age. It blossomed into a memorable high school career in both sports, culminated by the Salisbury Press’s Female Athlete of the Year award.

“My freshman year I didn’t really want to play...