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Blue Bombers, Falcons searching for first win

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Heading into week three of the Colonial League football season, both Salisbury and Palmerton have a number of similarities when comparing the two squads on paper.

Most importantly, when the Blue Bombers host the Falcons on Friday night for a 7 p.m. kickoff, both teams will be looking to capture their first victory of the young season.

The Falcons fell to Northwestern Lehigh last week 23-0 after suffering a 20-7 defeat to Bangor in week one. Meanwhile, the Blue Bombers came up a...

Field hockey still after some scoring power

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

For the past few seasons, one of the Salisbury field hockey team's biggest obstacles has been scoring goals in the offensive end.

In the team's season opener against Palisades last Wednesday at Salisbury High School, the Falcons once again struggled to find the back of the cage in the 4-0 defeat.

It wasn't a one-sided contest in terms of possession and shots on goal, though. The Falcons (0-2) controlled the ball in the Pirates' territory consistently and had their chances on...

Girls soccer rolls Catty

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Junior midfielder/forward Kori Hadinger is having one marvelous start to season for the Salisbury girls soccer team.

Two more goals for Hadinger in the Falcons' 6-0 shutout victory over Catasauqua gives her a total of five after three league games.

Hadinger will tell you herself she feels more comfortable operating in the center. But head coach Rick Babyak is beyond pleased at the results he sees from his offensive weapon wherever she is stationed.

"I'm more comfortable...

Falcons score nine in win

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Goals were a plenty, coming from all distances and speeds last Thursday night as Ben Heydt and his teammates fired on all cylinders and shut down Catasauqua 9-1 in Colonial League action at Salisbury.

Heydt scored the first and third goals for the Falcons. His first, just under six minutes in, was ripped off a missed clearance from a corner kick. His second goal, a no-doubter, nearly put a hole in the net when it flew past Catasauqua goalie Gunnar Pattison's out-stretching arms.

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Tigers also looking for first win

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

It was only one game, but already the Salisbury football team looks as if it is making significant strides from a season ago.

After hanging with Bangor up until the game's final minutes last week, the Falcons (0-1) will shift their focus to Northwestern (0-1) for this week's contest.

"We're going to continue to work hard, and expect our players to play hard from start to finish," said Cerco. "And that's what we're going to see Friday night."

The Falcons will travel to...

Strunk has hat trick as girls drop pair

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Sure the Salisbury girls soccer team would've like to open their season with a win for first-year head coach Rick Babyak.

But a 4-3 defeat to East Pennsboro didn't cloud what Babyak saw from his squad in the Third Annual Jahna Haldeman Foland Memorial Soccer Tournament, held last Friday and Saturday at Salisbury High School.

"Honestly, yes you want to get that win," said Babyak. "But I am very proud of the way my girls played today. That was an exciting team to watch. There's a...

Soccer team takes tourney title

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The fall sports season started with a bang for Salisbury High School, as the boys soccer team won their opener 4-0 over East Pennsboro last Friday at the 19th Annual Falcon Invitational Soccer Tournament at Salisbury High School.

Sean Adams scored the opening goal, and added another in the second half to help give the Falcons an undefeated start to the 2012 season.

"Like last year, we came into this tournament with high expectations," the senior forward said. "And we had two...

Gardus eyes big final season at Ursinus

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

After holding down the starting cornerback spot on the Ursinus College football team last year and playing in eight games, senior Scott Gardus is looking to continue his solid play in 2012.

Gardus recorded 24 total tackles last season, with 21 of those being solo, as well as two interceptions for the Bears.

He's hoping an offseason dedicated to improving on the field results in achieving one of his big personal goals for the upcoming season the opportunity at being named a...

Falcons' gritty effort falls just short vs. Slaters

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

The scoreboard showed a 20-7 victory on Friday night for Bangor against Salisbury in the Colonial League football opener.

But that final won't necessarily tell the entire story surrounding the Falcons in their first game under head coach Andy Cerco.

The mood around the stadium wasn't one of disappointment. Rather the fans were optimistic for the future. It was something to build on. And the Falcons seemed to possess a different attitude than a year ago and the team was very...

SCHOLASTIC NOTEBOOK New PIAA director making changes

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by ROD FRISCO Special to the Press in HS Sports

The question is a natural: Would the promotion of Dr. Robert Lombardi as the PIAA's seventh executive director would result in substantial change to the organization?

We have our answer.

Less than two weeks after ascending to the PIAA's top post following the July resignation of former executive director Brad Cashman, Lombardi presented the PIAA's Board of Directors with a 100-day plan calling for significant changes to PIAA.

Much of it is inside baseball stuff, internal...