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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...

Veteran relay team comes through in the clutch

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

Clutch performances come in all shapes and sizes.

Some are unexpected. Others are foreseeable coronations of already great teams and athletes.

But one thing all clutch performances have in common is that they come at important times late in an athletic contest when the outcome is still in the balance.

When Salisbury's 400-yard freestyle relay team lined up on the starting block for the final event of the 2013 PIAA Class AA swimming and diving championships, the stage was...

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...

New coach poised to lead boys tennis team

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Glancing over the Salisbury boys tennis roster, you'll notice this year's team is very similar to the one the team put out last year.

But the most notable changes for the Falcons this season is on the coaching front. Rob Benson is entering his first year as the Falcons' head coach and has high expectations for his group.

"I fully expect us to at least qualify for the team duals," said Benson. "That would be my goal. They haven't done that in a long time at Salisbury and I think...

Pitching, defense keys for softball

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Take a look inside the team's equipment shed and you'll notice a poster board containing some of the goals the Salisbury softball squad hopes to accomplish this year.

One of them is to go .500 and qualify for District 11 play. Another is to make an appearance in the Colonial League playoffs.

And despite going 4-12 last season in conference play, there's plenty of optimism with the group head coach Brian Covely has coming back this season.

"I think if we can get over .500...

Sixth grade girls go undefeated

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

The SYA sixth grade girls basketball team recently won championships in the Lehigh Valley Knee Hi Basketball League.

The girls were 6-0 in the regular season and won both games in the playoffs, beating Bethlehem Township Athletic Association (BTAA #1) in the championship game, 34-27. Team members include Peyton Stauffer, Katir Rutt, Rylee Donaldson, Erica Holben, Sydney Harris, Nicole Lentz, Taliah Martinez, Aubrie Yons, Julie Sizer and Vidiha Annum. The team is coached by Michael...

SYA 3rd-4th graders have perfect year

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

Salisbury's 3rd-4th grade boys basketball team completed a perfect season this Saturday by winning the Bethlehem Area Basketball League Championship and finishing the season a perfect 10-0.

The boys completed their perfect season with a 25-20 victory over the Bethlehem Canes in the championship game. The Falcon's were led by Ryan Toman 14 points and Chad Parton six points. The team lead the league in scoring averaging 33.4 points a game.

Pictured above are team members,...

Boys fall in first round of states

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

The Salisbury boys basketball season began with a 13-point loss to Blue Mountain on the road.

It came to an end on Friday night at South Philadelphia High School with a 79-34 loss to District 12 runner-up Imhotep Charter in the first round of the PIAA Class 3A tournament.

In between, there was plenty of winning and plenty of improvement for the Falcons.

"When we lost at Blue Mountain three months ago, we were outworked and outphysicalled," head coach Jason Weaver said. "...