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LV Carpenter Cup team goes 1-1 in Philly

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team went 1-1 in this year’s tournament.

The team won it’s opening game 10-7 over the Suburban One League National and Bicentennial Division All-Stars.

The LV franchise was ousted in the second round of the single-elimination tournament 26-9 by Delaware North’s team.

The event, a showcase for high school players sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies, is held annually at FDR Park in Philadelphia with the semifinals and finals played at the...

Legion team has postseason goals

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

When Ryan Miller walks up to the plate, he’s always looking a first pitch he can drive. He got one early in Sunday’s game against North Parkland pitcher Collin Duff and made the Buffaloes pay.

Miller drove a first pitch fastball over the left center field fence to bring three Salisbury runs across home plate. That started a five-run first inning for the Falcons (8-0) as they remained unbeaten in legion play and held off a late charge from North Parkland for an 8-7 win.

“I’m...

Falcons focused on defense in summer

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

When Salisbury senior Jack Reichenbach got injured during the winter basketball season, head coach Jason Weaver was left with four juniors and one freshman in the starting lineup.

The Falcons endured some growing pains without their leader in Reichenbach. But with all five of those starters returning to the lineup, as well as much of the team’s core, Salisbury is using the summer to improve its chemistry as a team.

“After Jack Reichenbach got hurt, we were starting four juniors...

Batman helps LCCC make history

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Lehigh Carbon Community College softball team did something this season that no other Cougar team had accomplished in the program’s history.

Plenty of local softball players were at the center of the memorable campaign.

LCCC became the first team from Pennsylvania to win the Region XIX Championship. The Cougars also advanced to the Division 3 NJCAA National Championship Tournament for the first time and won a game before their season came to a close in mid-May.

“My...

Falcon baseball falls short of expectations

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The expectations were high this spring for the Salisbury baseball team, especially considering the amount of success this year’s group of players had last summer.

The Falcon legion team made it to regionals and was crowned the regular season champions of the Lehigh Valley Legion Baseball League in 2017.

But this group of Falcons will be the first ones to tell you the team underachieved in 2018.

Salisbury finished .500 in the Colonial League, going 9-9 and missing out on...

Rogers excels at Moravian College

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by STPEHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

When Salisbury High School graduate Chase Rogers steps to the plate, he’s just looking for a pitch to drive.

The Moravian College catcher did a lot of traveling during a solid junior season when he hit for a .272 average and forged a .362 on-base percentage while clubbing two home runs and chauffeuring home 16 runs in a career-high 28 games.

More impressive was his clutch-hitting prowess against conference foes, as Rogers slammed a .324 average and registered a .432 on-base...

Bauer earns first collegiate medal

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Lindsay Bauer earned dozens of track and field medals in high school, four dozen to be exact. That includes six from states and 13 from districts over her career at Salisbury High School.

The Rider University sophomore picked up her first collegiate medal a few weeks ago.

Bauer capped her spring outdoor track and field season much in the same way her career as a Falcon played out. She placed second at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships...

Reichenbach earns two more medals

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

There was a time during Jack Reichenbach’s senior year when he wasn’t sure if he would even make it to the state track and field championships. Then there was a time he felt like he could not only get there, but also win a pair of gold medals.

In the end, his final result was somewhere in the middle. The Salisbury senior recovered from a winter knee injury in just enough time to have one more successful track season. He capped his last season with a pair of top-four finishes last...

Stauffer, others ready to lead program

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With Salisbury losing seniors Anna Bishop and Lilia Crouthamel, the Falcons softball team must figure out who is next in line to take over as a leader on the team for next season. The cupboard won’t be bare for Salisbury, which has leaned heavily on pitcher Emily Silberman, who returns next season. There are other players who could step up and perhaps someone not even in this year’s lineup will be the one that takes over as the face of the team.

One player who has positioned herself...

Reichenbach earns two golds

Friday, May 25, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

For numerous reasons, Salisbury senior Jack Reichenbach admitted he didn’t have his best jumps at this past week’s District 11 Class 2A Track and Field Championships. But it didn’t seem to matter much.

Reichenbach was crowned champion in both the high jump and long jump events on Day 1 at Whitehall High School. It was the second straight gold medal for Reichenbach in the long jump, but the first time he was able to capture gold in the high jump.

“The competition wasn’t the...