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Bonner second in D11 diving, Bujcs takes third

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Salisbury's Denny Bonner held his usual battle with Central Catholic's Nick Crouse at the District 11 Diving Championships and came up with a second place finish to Crouse, who set a district record with an 11-dive score of 457.20.

The two competitors have battled before and will do so again in the state competition and again next year when both are seniors. But the competition is a friendly one.

"We practice together," said Bonner following the meet. "We actually sort of push...

Hockey ends LVSHL year on winning note

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Brad Owens ripped a shot into the upper corner of the net past Charles Varga, and Salisbury/Whitehall staved off some late Bethlehem/Central Catholic pressure on their goal on their way to a 3-2 win in their season finale last Monday night at the Lehigh Valley Ice Arena.

"We got off to a good start," said head coach Rich Crowley. "We got to them early, and our defense was on tonight. We're a defensive team and we fought all year. We lost some leads, but we fought back. And that's how...

The Shot

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Dan Reichenbach went from potential goat to hero in a very short period of time.

Just seconds after missing two free throws while his team was up a point, his man, Gerald Terry, hit a 15-foot jumper over Reichenbach with just 3.5 seconds left, seemingly winning the game.

But after a timeout, Justin Aungst inbounded the ball and found Reichenbach near midcourt. The senior took one dribble and launched a shot that hit nothing but net. The student section rushed the court to...

Turnovers too much for girls to overcome

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Sophomore forward Meagan Eripret tallied a double-double, but No. 5 seed Salisbury could not put together a spurt long enough to hold off No. 4 seed Minersville in the District 11 Class 2A tournament on Friday night.

Eripret's 24 points and 18 rebounds helped keep the Falcons in the game, but 23 turnovers made it difficult to win and advance. Although the Battling Miners had 15 turnovers of their own, they were able to go on a 10-2 fourth quarter run on their way to a 59-51 victory at...

Two Falcons set to continue athletic careers

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

Not many high school athletes get the opportunity to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level.

But while it doesn't happen too often, two Salisbury senior athletes - Dan Reichenbach and Gavin Sonntag - were recognized last Thursday for receiving athletic scholarships and deciding to pursue their careers after high school.

Reichenbach - the track and field team's MVP award in both 2011 and 2012 - has chosen to attend Lehigh University as a member of the Mountain...

Minersville awaits Lady Falcons in districts

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

When the start of the District 11 2A girls basketball tournament begins, the Salisbury girls basketball team will not have played a game in over two weeks. The Falcons last faced Southern Lehigh back on February 7, a 64-37 loss which concluded the regular season in the Colonial League.

But despite the lengthy layoff, the team has continued its preparation toward Friday's opening round game against Minersville (16-5) and head coach Joe Mladosich is pleased with how the team is looking...

Will fourth time be a charm for boys?

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

It won't take long for the Salisbury boys basketball team to cross paths with Wilson once again this season.

Ten days after their meeting in the Colonial League semifinals, the Falcons and Warriors will face off for the fourth time this season on Friday night at Catasauqua at 7:30 p.m. in the District 11 3A boys basketball tournament.

The two squads also met on February 5, making Friday's district contest the third time in roughly two and a half weeks that they've squared off....

PIAA NOTEBOOK PIAA Board needs to act soon on heat issues

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by ROD FRISCO Special to the Press in HS Sports

With the debate over the length of the PIAA football season long in the rearview mirror, it would seem that football is status quo at the PIAA Board of Directors level.

It is not.

The PIAA Board is currently embroiled in a discussion - some might call it a battle - over how to handle a proposed heat acclimatization program that, no matter how it is implemented, will greatly affect the start of the football practice.

Prompted by concerns from the PIAA's Sports Medicine...

Guttman continues family legacy

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Two years ago, standing on the podium at districts receiving their medals, were two sisters. Senior Gabby Guttman and sophomore Danielle Guttman, both placed in the 500 freestyle and were able to help out Salisbury and share a special moment.

"Swimming with my sister was great," the younger Guttman said. "Her senior year was my sophomore year, and we both swam the same events, so at districts we were able to get onto the podium together, and that was really cool."

The two were...

Exhibition, JV seasons end

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

The SYA wrestling team hosted the East Penn Youth Wrestling League Exhibition/JV end of the season tournament on Sunday, February 10.

Over 500 youth wrestlers converged on Salisbury High School to cap off the end of the wrestling season.

Salisbury had several wrestlers place during the event including: exhibition wrestler Ashton Thomas (fifth place, 85 pounds) and JV wrestlers Conner Miller (fifth place, 42 pounds), Anthony Scarcia (fifth place, 100 pounds), and Dallas Rothrock...