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Colonial League teams fall in Via All-Star Classic

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The 38th Annual Via All-Star Classic tipped off at Northampton Community College Saturday, pitting teams from the Lehigh Valley Conference, Colonial League and Mountain Valley Conference against each other.

On the girls side, the Lehigh Valley West all-stars, comprised of players from Allen, Central Catholic, Dieruff, Emmaus, Parkland and Whitehall high schools took on a team of stars from the Colonial League, with players from Bangor, Palisades, Palmerton, Northwestern, Notre Dame...

Softball comes up just short against Pirates

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Salisbury softball team trailed 7-2 heading into the sixth inning of last week's game against Palisades.

A large deficit, but certainly not one the Falcons thought was insurmountable.

And it nearly wasn't as Salisbury scored two runs in both the sixth and seventh innings to make it a one-run game with runners on first and second base with just one out. But Dakota Zandarski's deep fly out resulted in a force-out double play at second that ended their hopes, with the Falcons...

Pigs roster filled with young prospects

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by ED HEDES in HS Sports

Lehigh Valley IronPigs manager Dave Brundage has been around the game of baseball long enough to realize how special Opening Day is.

So when he makes his debut as the third manager of the franchise at Coca-Cola Park on Thursday night against the Syracuse Chiefs, he'll be ready to try and continue the success that Ryne Sandberg had in his two years at the helm. Sandberg was promoted to third base coach of the major league Phillies in the offseason.

The big difference for...

Big fourth boosts Salisbury past BC

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Salisbury looked flat.

Down 2-0 after two innings, the Falcons had only put together two hits thus far, and needed a spark against the upset-minded Bethlehem Catholic Golden Hawks.

The spark came in the form of left fielder Mason Kresley. Justin Aungst doubled and Tyler Cooperman walked on five pitches to bring up Kresley. The senior then drove a fastball over the fence in left-center field for a three-run home run that gave the Falcons the...

Armed and dangerous Pitching expected to carry baseball team

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

When you bring back virtually the same team from a year in which you capture Colonial League crown and make it to the District 11 2A championship, expectations are bound to be high.

That's the case for this year's Salisbury baseball team.

The Falcons, who went 14-2 in the Colonial League last season, lost only two senior starters - Ramon Deeb and Colby Kulig.

"We've got high expectations," said head coach Mike Pochron. "But we're also trying to keep things in perspective...

Colonial League is seeking expansion

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by ROD HECKMAN in HS Sports

Change is a way of life.

And if the Colonial League gets its wish, there will be some major changes in the near future.

At a meeting of athletic directors and principals Tuesday at Catasauqua, it was unanimously decided to invite two "bigger" schools to join their league.

The invitations went out Wednesday.

Bryan Geist, Northern Lehigh's AD and vice president of the Colonial League, wouldn't release the names of the schools, but it was reported Tuesday night that...

Falcons state title a memorable moment

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by DIANE ROBERTS Special to The Press in HS Sports

The Salisbury boys swimming and diving team made history two weeks ago, winning the school's first team state championship.

This team, who started swimming together in middle school, reached a level that was once though impossible due to the lack of depth and the size of the school. While the boys and girls swimming and diving teams have always experienced success, those factors kept them from reaching the top of the podium.

Then last year something changed. A tiny school...

Strong returners mark track roster this season

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Both the Salisbury boys and girls track and field teams will return a majority of their key pieces from a season ago.

While the boys lost eight athletes and the girls lost five from last season's teams, the Falcons hope a number of promising returnees will help improve upon last season's 2-9 marks in the Colonial League.

Senior Dan Reichenbach a recent commit to Lehigh University for track and field and sophomore Kyle Gonoude highlighted the boys' season in 2012. Much of the...

FC Sonic joins women's ranks with new pro club

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

If young women were looking for a place to play local soccer professionally, they've finally found a permanent home.

FC Lehigh Valley United Lady Sonic will join their male counterparts (FC LVU Sonic) this summer as a local professional club.

Men's team head coach Dave Weitzman conducted an open tryout for prospective players on March 10, evaluating 40 women and 40 men during the first off-season session at finding new talent.

Weitzman helped lead the men's team to a...

State champs!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Salisbury's boys swim team went to states with realistic intentions of winning the overall team title.

But even after the Falcons secured victory and were handed the trophy, they needed some time to let the feeling soak in.

"It's surreal," said junior Tim Costantini, who helped two relay teams earn medals, including the title-clinching 400 freestyle relay team which won the meet's final event. "I still can't wrap my mind around it. My freshman year I was just happy to be on...