The tone of Salisbury boys soccer head coach Mark Allinson's voice said it all.
The No. 4 seed Falcons led 2-0 against No. 3 seed Southern Lehigh in the Colonial League boys soccer championship game last Wednesday at Walter T. Rohrer Stadium at Palisades High School. And for nearly 76 minutes, the Falcons had their eyes set on a league title.
But the Spartans had other plans.
Two Southern Lehigh goals in the final 4:16, including one with 5.3 seconds remaining by Matthew...
Salisbury head coach Andy Cerco and the Falcons knew Wilson's offense was capable of putting up points and creating big plays with their playmakers across the field.
And that was evident from the Warriors first play from scrimmage.
The Warriors - who recorded eight plays that went for 20 yards or more with three of those going for at least 50 yards - built a comfortable 27-13 lead at halftime. Three more scores in the second half helped Wilson leave to its second win of the...
Kyle Gonoude and Garrett Collins are opposites when it comes to cross country racing.
Gonoude prefers the grueling task of racing the hills. Collins would rather show his speed on flatter straightaways.
Together the two have proved to be a fairly formidable duo and last Wednesday showcased their skills once again at the Colonial League championship meet held at DeSales University.
Bolstered by Gonoude's second place finish, the boys team finished third out of the 14...
Coming off its best offensive performance of the season against Wilson last week, Salisbury will look to build off that momentum for their final two games.
First up for the Falcons (1-7) is Notre Dame-Green Pond (2-6), which have lost its last three games. During that span, the Crusaders have struggled offensively, averaging just nine points a game.
The Falcons meanwhile will look to snap a losing streak which has reached a season-high five games.
"We were able to run...
Mark Allinson wasn't satisfied with his team's 2-0 lead.
He knew that one goal by top-seeded Saucon Valley could swing momentum in Monday's Colonial League boys soccer semifinal.
The Salisbury head coach got what he wanted when forward Kevin Barahona scored on a free kick play to give the Falcons a 3-0 lead, which they would hold onto for the win.
"That third goal just crushed them," said Allinson. "It was a nice free kick. Anytime you have a 2-0 lead, they get one goal...
Head coach Rob Benson was in utter joy that two Salisbury girls tennis teams qualified for districts.
Senior Ali Greenholt and Talli Oliver was the number one team, and Laura Albright and Michelle Dang was the number two Falcons double team. Both teams experienced early exits from the tournament, but with Greenholt being one of only two seniors on the roster, the young Falcons gained some vital experience to try and make a deeper run next year.
"The ladies have come so far this...
After traveling to Saucon Valley and Palisades in the previous two weeks, the Salisbury football team is eager to return home for this week's matchup against Wilson.
The Falcons (1-6) will look to halt their four-game losing skid when the Warriors (1-6) visit on Friday night. The Warriors have lost their last five games.
Senior quarterback Ryan Dailey leads a Warrior offense that has averaged 27.5 points per game over their last two contests. If the Falcons want to slow down...
Salisbury senior Jessica Rosario has been a member of both the girls soccer and field hockey teams since her freshman season.
It wasn't until this season, however, that Rosario would have to make a decision she hadn't in the past. Now that the girls soccer program had been moved into the fall season along with field hockey, Rosario was left with a choice.
Instead, Rosario took a slightly different path. She wasn't going to give up either sport in the fall season. With the...
Last Thursday marked the first time that Salisbury senior Ali Greenholt competed in a district singles tennis match during her career. And Greenholt put on a solid showing for the Falcons.
After Jim Thorpe's Kasey Herman rebounded after a first set defeat, Greenholt kept her poise in closing out the super tiebreaker and capturing the victory - 6-4, 3-6, 10-8 - in the first round of the District 11 2A girls tennis tournament.
"I'm extremely pleased, not only for her, but...
The Salisbury boys cross country team may look very similar to last season's team, but there is a different feel to this year's squad.
After capturing just three wins all of 2011, the Falcons (16-6) have more than quadrupled that total so far this year. During last Wednesday's meet against Palmerton, Catasauqua and Wilson at Salisbury Middle School, the Falcons added win number 16 to their resume.
"They're just running really well, and they're working hard in practice," said...