With two seconds remaining in last Wednesday's District 11 2A girls soccer pigtail game between Salisbury and Palisades, the Falcons had a glimmer of hope.
After getting taken down by a Pirate defender just outside the 18, Marisa Strunk stationed herself from about 20 yards of the goal's left side for one final free kick in an attempt to tie the game.
And Strunk placed a near perfect shot on goal just under the crossbar. Unfortunately, Pirate goalie Elise McClintock got enough...
The Salisbury football team will close out its season on Friday night when they host Southern Lehigh in the annual Helmet Game.
In the midst of a six-game losing skid capped off by last week's 22-13 defeat to Notre Dame-Green Pond, the Falcons (1-8) will look to take down a red-hot Spartan (6-3) team that has won its last six games.
The Spartans - who sit atop the Colonial League's South Division - are a perfect 4-0 in division play and are vying for a district playoff spot....
It was an all too familiar sight for the Salisbury boys soccer team. After giving up a late lead, the Falcons were forced to play an extra 30 minutes, and more.
Penalty kicks have haunted Salisbury the last two weeks, and that is exactly how their season ended, losing in the shootout 4-2 to Central Catholic last Thursday night in the first round of the District 11 2A tournament at Salisbury High School.
The Falcons lost a 2-0 lead two weeks ago in the Colonial League final...
Kyle Gonoude doesn't let his mind get tangled up in complex race strategies. He doesn't want to overthink a cross country race. He likes to keep it simple.
It's been working for the Salisbury High School sophomore.
He put in a second straight medal-winning performance last Wednesday at the District 11 Championship Meet. Gonoude finished third overall, one place better than last year.
"I just ran as fast and as hard as I could for as long as I could," he said. "I try not...
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...