Salisbury Press

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Girls fall to top seed No. Schuylkill

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Lady Falcons knew they would have a big challenge facing top-seed North Schuylkill in Saturday’s District 11 Class 3A quarterfinal.

The Lady Spartans came into the tournament as the top seed with a 22-2 overall record averaging 66 points per game. They had won 14 straight before losing in the Schuylkill League title game.

Salisbury grabbed an early lead and stuck with North Schuylkill through the first quarter, but the Spartans started to pull away in the second period and...

Killiri signs LOI to Bucknell

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Not many football players from Salisbury have the opportunity to play in college.

The first Falcon scholarship football player in at least a decade will take the field next fall.

Salisbury senior lineman Michael Killiri, a member of two district teams as a Falcon, recently singed a letter of intent to play football at Bucknell University. He’s not the first Falcon to play football at the Division I level, but the first to receive a scholarship to date.

“As I’ve said...

Rifle team shows promise for future

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

A number of local high schools recently finished another regular season in the Northeast Pennsylvania Scholastic Rifle League. But one major change surfaced in 2018 that schools had to become accustomed to for the winter.

Salisbury, which finished 0-9 in the regular season, was one of 10 league teams that experienced a new shooting target this past season. The change resulted in a much more competitive NEPARL field from top to bottom.

“The league switched from the USA-50 target...

Salisbury girls headed to D-11 tourney

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Despite finishing with a below-.500 record, the Salisbury girls’ basketball team has qualified for the District 11 Class 3A tournament.

The Falcons (8-14 overall, 7-11 in Colonial League) earned the eighth and final seed in the tournament after Palmerton defeated Northern Lehigh last Thursday night. Salisbury, however, isn’t entering the postseason on particularly a high note.

In its final game of the regular season, Salisbury faced league unbeaten Southern Lehigh and found...

Falcons drop finale

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

This past winter season was an abnormal one for the Salisbury boys basketball team and head coach Jason Weaver.

During his first nine years at Salisbury, Weaver led his Falcons to eight district tournament appearances and five trips to the PIAA playoffs. In this his 10th season at the helm, a rare occurrence resurfaced for the postseason-friendly Falcons.

An 0-8 start to the season buried Salisbury in the District 11 Class 4A standings and the Falcons could never recover. Last...

Catty earns fourth seed, home game in CL playoffs

Friday, February 9, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Colonial League announced it’s schedule for the upcoming boys and girls basketball tournaments.

The boys side sees two games take places Saturday. At the bottom of the bracket, four-seed Catasauqua will host five-seed Wilson at 3 p.m. and at the top of the bracket, third-seed Notre Dame Green Pond will host sixth-seed Southern Lehigh at 7 p.m.

The winner of the Catty-Wilson game will play top-seed Bangor on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. while the NDGP-Solehi winner will...

Boys get a glimpse of the future

Thursday, February 8, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury didn’t enter the winter basketball season with many seniors on its roster. But as of late, the Falcons haven’t had a single senior take the court.

Jack Reichenbach and Oliver Stewart were the lone two seniors for Salisbury when it tipped off this season. But both have not been on the court over the past few games. Those absences have opened the door for a number of underclassmen to shine, and the Falcons have been surprisingly effective in what has been a tough season.


Girls fall to Northwestern

Thursday, February 8, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Salisbury coach Joe Mladosich is seeing some strange and not so wonderful things on the court this season. After a 55-23 loss to Northwestern that left the Falcons (7-10 Colonial, 8-13 overall), Mladosich was admittedly frustrated with his team’s play.

“They give you a little pressure and nobody wants to take care of the ball,” he said. “We’re trying all different combinations, all different kids and we’re just not shooting well. We only shot 20 percent from the floor and you’re not...

Seniors secure win over Rough Riders

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Last Friday night was dedicated to Salisbury’s five senior girls basketball players: Anna Bishop, Alicia Burkhardt, Olivia Dragovits, Kelly Gardus and Sarah McGee. After the players were honored prior to the start of the game, the Falcons played arguably their best game of the season on Senior Night.

The Falcons made their first seven shots against visiting Catasauqua, led 20-0 after the first quarter, and never looked back. Salisbury (8-10 overall; 6-7 in Colonial League), led by a...

Keller shakes off injury at Lehigh

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Tyler Keller’s college diving career was put on hold before he even took one bounce off the board.

During a pick-up basketball game with some friends in September, the Lehigh freshman broke his fifth metatarsal. Surgery kept Keller out for the first half of the winter diving season.

“About a week later I got surgery, and three screws and one plate were installed on my foot to hold the bone in place,” Keller said.

“The hardest part for me was getting from class to class...