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Field hockey still after some scoring power

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

For the past few seasons, one of the Salisbury field hockey team's biggest obstacles has been scoring goals in the offensive end.

In the team's season opener against Palisades last Wednesday at Salisbury High School, the Falcons once again struggled to find the back of the cage in the 4-0 defeat.

It wasn't a one-sided contest in terms of possession and shots on goal, though. The Falcons (0-2) controlled the ball in the Pirates' territory consistently and had their chances on...

Falcons' gritty effort falls just short vs. Slaters

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

The scoreboard showed a 20-7 victory on Friday night for Bangor against Salisbury in the Colonial League football opener.

But that final won't necessarily tell the entire story surrounding the Falcons in their first game under head coach Andy Cerco.

The mood around the stadium wasn't one of disappointment. Rather the fans were optimistic for the future. It was something to build on. And the Falcons seemed to possess a different attitude than a year ago and the team was very...

Tigers also looking for first win

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

It was only one game, but already the Salisbury football team looks as if it is making significant strides from a season ago.

After hanging with Bangor up until the game's final minutes last week, the Falcons (0-1) will shift their focus to Northwestern (0-1) for this week's contest.

"We're going to continue to work hard, and expect our players to play hard from start to finish," said Cerco. "And that's what we're going to see Friday night."

The Falcons will travel to...

Strunk has hat trick as girls drop pair

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Sure the Salisbury girls soccer team would've like to open their season with a win for first-year head coach Rick Babyak.

But a 4-3 defeat to East Pennsboro didn't cloud what Babyak saw from his squad in the Third Annual Jahna Haldeman Foland Memorial Soccer Tournament, held last Friday and Saturday at Salisbury High School.

"Honestly, yes you want to get that win," said Babyak. "But I am very proud of the way my girls played today. That was an exciting team to watch. There's a...

Soccer team takes tourney title

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The fall sports season started with a bang for Salisbury High School, as the boys soccer team won their opener 4-0 over East Pennsboro last Friday at the 19th Annual Falcon Invitational Soccer Tournament at Salisbury High School.

Sean Adams scored the opening goal, and added another in the second half to help give the Falcons an undefeated start to the 2012 season.

"Like last year, we came into this tournament with high expectations," the senior forward said. "And we had two...

Gardus eyes big final season at Ursinus

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

After holding down the starting cornerback spot on the Ursinus College football team last year and playing in eight games, senior Scott Gardus is looking to continue his solid play in 2012.

Gardus recorded 24 total tackles last season, with 21 of those being solo, as well as two interceptions for the Bears.

He's hoping an offseason dedicated to improving on the field results in achieving one of his big personal goals for the upcoming season the opportunity at being named a...

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...