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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...

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....

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...

David looking to anchor Bloom D

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

When Tony David was being looked at by the Bloomsburg University football team nearly two years ago, the Huskies recruited him as a linebacker coming out of Salisbury High School.

During his years as a Falcon, David saw playing time as a linebacker and defensive end, while playing the tight end position on the offensive side of the ball.

After seeing time at both linebacker and tight end for the Huskies last year, David is now eager to get back to his ways on the defensive line...

Tatum wins school's first PIAA swim gold

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

Several months have passed since Eric Tatum became the first Salisbury swimmer to win a state gold medal.

But in a school year of many accomplishments for the Falcon athletic program, none shined brighter that Tatum's winning swim in 100 yard butterfly in the pool at Bucknell in March.

For his efforts, the senior-to-be is the Salisbury Press Male Athlete of the Year.

"I would say it has set in and when you get done with states and the season its been life as usual,"...

Hrebik follows in sisters footsteps

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

The game of basketball has been a part of the Hrebik family for a couple of generations now.

Megan Hrebik's mother, Lori, played basketball at Allen High School and Kutztown University, while her sister, Caitlin, was a 2010 graduate and 1,000-point scorer for Salisbury. She was also a two-time Salisbury Press Athlete of the Year.

Now Megan, the senior to-be and 2012 Salisbury Press Female Athlete of the Year, is following in the footsteps of her mother and older sister.


Successful summer ends for boys

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Salisbury boys basketball team completed its play of summer basketball nearly a week ago when the Falcons finished the Stellar Summer League with a loss to Allentown Central Catholic, who finished the summer with an 11-1 mark and the number one seed in the playoffs.

Despite a tough stretch to end the season, which included games against four top Lehigh Valley Conference teams (Central Catholic, Liberty, Allen and Whitehall), as well as a contest against Bangor who also clinched a...