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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...

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...

Golfers split tri-matches

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by The Press in HS Sports

Salisbury's much-improved golf team defended its home turf, winning a tri match with Wilson and Palmerton last week. The Falcons came up on the short end against Notre Dame Green Pond and Northwestern, losing to both in a road match.

The Falcons had five golfers in the 80s to down the Warriors and Blue Bombers last week at Wedgewood.

Kody Long was Salisbury's low man, shooting an 80 on the par 71 track. Luke Chassard followed with an 81 and Andy Wagner followed with an 82....

Falcons kick off season against Bangor

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Under newly acquired head coach Andy Cerco, the Salisbury football team will open up the 2012 Colonial League season on Friday night.

The Falcons will host one of the tougher teams in league from a year ago in Bangor (7-3 last season) at 7 p.m. to begin the new era at Salisbury.

"The overall attitude of the team is just pretty positive," said Cerco. "We went up to scrimmage Panther Valley, and we saw some good things and we saw some things that we definitely need to work on....

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...

Safi overcomes hurdles to return for JHU in 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

Most people that endured what Johns Hopkins University football player A.J. Safi has gone through in the past would've probably given up by now.

Safi, a 2008 graduate of Salisbury High School, suffered a season-ending knee injury in his senior season for the Blue Jays a year ago. He tore his LCL, meniscus and hamstring off the bone that placed him on the sidelines as soon as the season was underway.

"That was pretty tough for me," said Safi. "But in my head I wanted to come...

Baker will battle for a spot in the Spider lineup

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Sean Baker has had to deal with expectations placed on him for years now. Whether they are by him or by other people, they seem to always be met. Baker seems to always outdo himself each and every year.

A four-year starter under Mark Allinson at Salisbury, he came in to the program not well known as a freshman. That soon changed after a productive first season. He was named a second team All-Colonial League that year and one-upped himself by being selected to the first team as a...

Nolan set to lead at DeSales

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Tyler Nolan wasn't planning on attending DeSales University after he graduated from Salisbury high school in 2009. The rising senior was set to move in to Millersville and participate in the Marauders preseason soccer camp. But it just wasn't for him. He wanted something more comfortable and familiar.

DeSales is a place Nolan knows well. His brother Ryan played for the Bulldogs under head coach George Crampton, and Nolan remembers going to games and getting the chance to see DeSales...