Salisbury Press

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Falcons compete in CL tennis tournament

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Colonial League Boys Tennis Championships were held last Friday at Saucon Valley High School, and a number of Salisbury players had impressive outings.

The duo of Tyler Sechler-Stone and Dylan Weber at No. 2 doubles had the best showing of the day. After a win over Bangor’s Grant Kaye and Dan Rubel (8-5) in the first round, the No. 3 seeded Salisbury duo downed Wilson’s Matt Glovas and Jon Fischer, the No. 7 seed, 8-5. The Falcons’ run came to an end in the championship match...

Bombers stage late comeback for win over Salisbury

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

After three innings Monday the Salisbury baseball team seemed to be in complete control, leading Palmerton by six runs with the Blue Bombers struggling to find hits off starter Taylor Linn.

But the Bombers started chipping away, taking advantage of every Falcon miscue and scoring a run in each of the next two innings before adding two in the sixth to get within two runs.

They used three hits and an error to get three more runs in the top of the seventh before walking away with...

Falcons compete in ASD Track Meet

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Like most of the top athletes at last Friday’s Allentown School District Invitational Track and Field Meet, Salisbury’s Erica Holben used the event as a gauge of how things stand with just over two weeks left before the postseason begins.

The Falcon junior entered the meet as the top seed in high jump at 5 feet, 3 inches and finished second last week at J. Birney Crum Stadium with a height of 5-1.

“It wasn’t my strongest of the season,” said Holben. “I still got up there at 5-1...

Making the most of a career

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Chad Cooperman was a versatile player during his career at Salisbury High School. Not only did the current Bloomsburg University sophomore pitch well, he was arguably the Falcons’ top infielder.

While most players at the college levels don’t play both ways, Cooperman wasn’t ready to give up either position when he stepped onto Bloomsburg’s campus. He set out to define himself as the rare two-way baseball player.

He has not only done it, but has been highly successful...

Rebuilding tennis team tops NDGP

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Head coach Rob Benson entered this season knowing it was a bit of a rebuilding year for the Salisbury boys’ tennis team. After graduating all three of his singles players and his top doubles team, not much experience returned this spring.

So, Benson isn’t as focused on wins as losses this year as much as he is with how his young players progress. And for the most part, the Falcons have improved greatly since stepping on the court for the first time in March.

The hard work has...

Falcon softball tops Tigers

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Salisbury softball team knows that every game it plays against Northwestern in New Tripoli is going to be a challenge. And last Thursday was no different.

With a tie game in the sixth inning, the Falcons scored five runs in the top-half of the inning and then held on to take down the Tigers 8-3 in a Colonial League softball game at Northwestern High School.

“We know that it’s going to be tough to get a win here,” said senior catcher Lil Crouthamel. “They always have a great...

Adams signs LOI to Lehigh

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Patrick Adams was forced to make a couple of difficult decisions recently.

The biggest one came last May. Would Adams decide to continue his soccer career at the Division I level after seeing numerous programs show interest in the coveted midfielder? Or would he follow in the footsteps of his older brother Sean, who had a successful career on the Division III stage at The Catholic University of America?

The decision wasn’t easy. But just before his senior high school season got...

Falcons, NL have budding CL rivalry

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

A bit of a rivalry is brewing between the Salisbury and Northern Lehigh softball teams.

Dating back to the 2017 season, the teams have met five times. Northern Lehigh holds the edge with three wins compared to Salisbury’s two. Both have won on the biggest stages. Salisbury earned a 3-2 upset win in the Colonial League playoffs last year; Northern Lehigh grabbed a 6-5 victory in the District 11 Class 3A semifinals.

The most recent chapter also went in favor of the Bulldogs....

Baseball looks to uphold tradition

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The only blemish on the Salisbury baseball team’s record so far early on in the young season is a 1-0 defeat to Notre Dame (Green Pond) last week. In all three games, the common theme for the Falcons has been solid defense and shutdown pitching.

Both were on display against Moravian Academy over the weekend. Senior Taylor Linn and freshman Quinn Warmkessel pitched a five-inning 15-5 win for the Falcons, with the starter Linn picking up the victory.

“Coach [Mike Pochron] was...

Sukanick fans 16 Bulldogs

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Andrew Sukanick was without a doubt Salisbury’s top pitcher over the summer when he led the Falcon legion team to a regular season title and regional berth.

The Lehigh Valley endured yet another winter storm on the second day of April, but Sukanick is still pitching like he did last summer.

Sukanick, a senior, was dominant in Salisbury’s regular season opener last week against Northern Lehigh. In a 3-0 victory last Wednesday, Sukanick allowed just two hits and struck out 16...