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WRESTLING PREVIEW Numbers starting to add up on mats

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

When the Salisbury wrestling team hits the mat to begin the season, it will be sporting its highest turn out of athletes since head coach Eric Snyder has been at the helm.

In the past, the Falcons have struggled to fill a full roster of wrestlers to legitimately compete on a nightly basis. But heading into the upcoming season, Snyder and the Falcons will be returning everyone from a year ago, as well as adding a few newcomers to the mix.

"Our numbers have improved each year I...

SWIMMING PREVIEW Tatum, boys look to defend D11 title

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Led by Eric Tatum, the Salisbury boys swimming team capped off last season with a District 11 2A championship and a fourth-place finish in the P.I.A.A. Championship Meet.

With a good chunk of that squad back from a season ago, the boys will look to build off that success in search of back-to-back district titles and another opportunity at a state trophy in Jason Reinhard's first season as head coach.

"We have a mix of kids that have been training for several months [and] some...

Hockey team edged by Easton in LVSHL play

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Tim Drevitch scored two goals, the first of the game, and the game winner, to lead Easton past Salisbury/Whitehall 4-2 last Monday night at the Lehigh Valley Ice Arena in Whitehall.

Salisbury/Whitehall had good looks on net seemingly all game, but could not take advantage of the chances. They outshot the Red Rovers 32-28, and created more chances in open play.

"We had our opportunities, we just didn't finish," said head coach Rich Crowley. "We're not a great offensive team for...

BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW Experienced group tries to continue success

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

It's always difficult replacing players a team lost from a year ago.

For the Salisbury boys basketball team, they'll be dealt the task of trying to replace two of the Colonial League's top players from a season ago in Brent Maron and Llyod Irons. Both were All-League selections and Irons was named the MVP. Max Simon also graduated and will be missed down low as well.

It will certainly be a team effort for the Falcons who won the league title last season by going 15-1 in...

Hornet flurry does in hockey team

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Salisbury's Gavin Carey tapped in a centered pass from his brother Ian to put the Whitehall/Salisbury hockey team in front late in the first period. There wasn't much time to celebrate, however, as four second period goals from Emmaus shifted the momentum towards a 5-2 Green Hornets win.

"We were feeling pretty confident," said head coach Rich Crowley. "We know we're not a high-scoring team, so we get one goal and a bit of momentum."

Whitehall/Salisbury (1-5-2) was again kept...

Junior high team has strong season

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

For the Salisbury Junior High football team, the expectations heading into this season were high.

Surrounded by a talented group led by its ninth grade class, the Falcons were looking to build on last season in which they finished 9-1.

And the Falcons didn't disappoint. Highlighted by a dominant season, the Falcons finished the campaign with an 8-1 mark, with one game being cancelled due to Superstorm Sandy. Their only loss came to Southern Lehigh, who finished just above...

Falcon players combine with Zephyrs on ice

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The team may not consist of players from the same school, but there is no lack of chemistry on the ice this winter hockey season thus far for the Salisbury/Whitehall combined team in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League.

Head coach Rich Crowly has athletes from both schools on his squad, and couldn't be happier with the camaraderie of this unit. Three consecutive goals, and superb play out of Salisbury's Tristen Collins in net led Whitehall/Salisbury to its first victory of the...

Gonoude runs to state XC medal

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Salisbury cross country head coach Doug Hensinger likes to stick to the basics. He doesn't was his runners to overthink their race strategies.

And never has he had a more willing pupil than Kyle Gonoude.

"I try and keep things simple with the kids," said Hensinger. "Run as hard as you can as long as you can and pass as many people as you can. That person in front of you could be your place for a medal."

Gonoude does exactly that in every race. It's proved very successful...

Football season comes to an end with loss

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Friday night's 47-20 defeat to Southern Lehigh ended the Salisbury football team's season under first-year head coach Andy Cerco.

Despite suffering their seventh loss in a row and posting an identical 1-9 record from a season ago, the Falcons' improvements go beyond the scoreboard and win column.

They constantly battled week after week, even if they had to overcome a few injuries or obstacles along the way. They played until the final whistle no matter what the scoreboard...

Palisades puts end to girls soccer season

Friday, November 2, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

With two seconds remaining in last Wednesday's District 11 2A girls soccer pigtail game between Salisbury and Palisades, the Falcons had a glimmer of hope.

After getting taken down by a Pirate defender just outside the 18, Marisa Strunk stationed herself from about 20 yards of the goal's left side for one final free kick in an attempt to tie the game.

And Strunk placed a near perfect shot on goal just under the crossbar. Unfortunately, Pirate goalie Elise McClintock got enough...