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Tennis tandems end year at districts

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Head coach Rob Benson was in utter joy that two Salisbury girls tennis teams qualified for districts.

Senior Ali Greenholt and Talli Oliver was the number one team, and Laura Albright and Michelle Dang was the number two Falcons double team. Both teams experienced early exits from the tournament, but with Greenholt being one of only two seniors on the roster, the young Falcons gained some vital experience to try and make a deeper run next year.

"The ladies have come so far this...

Boys soccer closing in on playoffs

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in HS Sports


Salisbury 5,

Notre Dame GP 1

The Falcons erupted for four goals in the first half to put away Notre Dame of Green Pond 5-1.

Sean Adams and Connor Wagner each score a pair of goals for Salisbury, while Joe Reilly had a big game with a goal and two assists.

Kevin Barahona added two assists and Austin Uhl also had assist.

Jason Carne, Shaun Holben and William Walsh combined to make seven saves as Salisbury outshot the Crusaders 28-8.


Falcons seek to end losing skid against Pirates

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

When Salisbury travels to Palisades for this week's Colonial League football matchup, the Falcons will look to end a season-high three-game losing streak and get back into the win column.

The Falcons (1-5), who have struggled offensively in the past couple of weeks, failed to get on the scoreboard during last Friday's 38-0 defeat to Saucon Valley.

"We got a little bit behind early," said head coach Andy Cerco. "Then we gave up a punt return for a touchdown [and] that didn't...

Greenholt goes two rounds at District 11 tournament

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Last Thursday marked the first time that Salisbury senior Ali Greenholt competed in a district singles tennis match during her career. And Greenholt put on a solid showing for the Falcons.

After Jim Thorpe's Kasey Herman rebounded after a first set defeat, Greenholt kept her poise in closing out the super tiebreaker and capturing the victory - 6-4, 3-6, 10-8 - in the first round of the District 11 2A girls tennis tournament.

"I'm extremely pleased, not only for her, but...

Boys XC team has turned the corner

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Salisbury boys cross country team may look very similar to last season's team, but there is a different feel to this year's squad.

After capturing just three wins all of 2011, the Falcons (16-6) have more than quadrupled that total so far this year. During last Wednesday's meet against Palmerton, Catasauqua and Wilson at Salisbury Middle School, the Falcons added win number 16 to their resume.

"They're just running really well, and they're working hard in practice," said...

Girls soccer falls short in Notre Dame match

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Mackenzie Groff jogged back to midfield getting high fives from her teammates after her second goal in two minutes, during the opening half. But the quick start by Salisbury was not enough to stop a late run by Notre Dame Green Pond, netting three second half goals to win a 5-4 thriller Monday night at Notre Dame High School.

The win catapults the Crusaders near the top four seedings for next week's Colonial League playoffs. The loss seemingly eliminates Salisbury (8-7, 7-5) from...

Dottery's goal lifts field hockey to second victory

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

There's no question the Salisbury girls field hockey team is enduring a tough season on the field.

But that didn't stop the Falcons from fighting and remaining poised during Saturday's nonconference matchup against Dieruff at American Parkway Fields.

Behind an early goal from forward Kayleigh Dottery, the Falcons held on for the 1-0 victory to capture their second of the season.

"It feels really good especially since, even though we're at the end of the season, we're...

Golfers miss regional cut

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

For the first time in history District 11 crowned four champion golfers this season.

Monday, the first district tournament was conducted in which the field was broken up into classes, 2A and 3A for both boys and girls.

Bethlehem Catholic's Nick Maff won this year's boys Class 3A title, while Wilson's Collin Hagenbuch won the 2A crown.

In the girls tournament, Freedom's Helen Hsu took first place in 3A while Central Catholic's Franca Hurtado won Class 2A.

Maff, a...

Football team trying to end skid against Saucon

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

When Salisbury (1-4) travels to Saucon Valley (1-4) for Friday night's Colonial League football matchup, both teams will be looking to get win number two under their belts as the middle of the season approaches.

The Falcons will look too get back on track after combining for just nine points in their last two losses against Catasauqua (43-3) and Northern Lehigh (38-6).

Meanwhile, the Panthers will look to get their second win in three weeks.

The Falcons will have to deal...

Forsyth, Chassard reach District 11 tourney

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

In most tournaments, golfers are playing to win and second place means about as much as fifth or 10th or last.

The District 11 Championship Qualifying Tournament is a little different. There's not medal for first place, no prize for winning. And for most golfers, 10th place or 15th place feels just as good as first. The only thing that matters is getting through the tournament and advancing to the district championships.

"You're just trying to keep your head on, get the ball...