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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...

Baker will battle for a spot in the Spider lineup

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Sean Baker has had to deal with expectations placed on him for years now. Whether they are by him or by other people, they seem to always be met. Baker seems to always outdo himself each and every year.

A four-year starter under Mark Allinson at Salisbury, he came in to the program not well known as a freshman. That soon changed after a productive first season. He was named a second team All-Colonial League that year and one-upped himself by being selected to the first team as a...

Nolan set to lead at DeSales

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Tyler Nolan wasn't planning on attending DeSales University after he graduated from Salisbury high school in 2009. The rising senior was set to move in to Millersville and participate in the Marauders preseason soccer camp. But it just wasn't for him. He wanted something more comfortable and familiar.

DeSales is a place Nolan knows well. His brother Ryan played for the Bulldogs under head coach George Crampton, and Nolan remembers going to games and getting the chance to see DeSales...

David looking to anchor Bloom D

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

When Tony David was being looked at by the Bloomsburg University football team nearly two years ago, the Huskies recruited him as a linebacker coming out of Salisbury High School.

During his years as a Falcon, David saw playing time as a linebacker and defensive end, while playing the tight end position on the offensive side of the ball.

After seeing time at both linebacker and tight end for the Huskies last year, David is now eager to get back to his ways on the defensive line...

COLUMN: Eagles rally behind Reid in tough time

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

The tragedy that engulfed the Philadelphia Eagles organization Sunday morning was one of shock and sadness with the sudden death of Garrett Reid.

The 29-year-old son of head coach Andy Reid was found unresponsive in a Lehigh University dorm room at 7:20 am Sunday when he was found by an Eagles official.

The aftermath and questions that remain are now part of the puzzle that the Reid family, Eagles organization and fans seek in the wake of a family tragedy.


Tatum wins school's first PIAA swim gold

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

Several months have passed since Eric Tatum became the first Salisbury swimmer to win a state gold medal.

But in a school year of many accomplishments for the Falcon athletic program, none shined brighter that Tatum's winning swim in 100 yard butterfly in the pool at Bucknell in March.

For his efforts, the senior-to-be is the Salisbury Press Male Athlete of the Year.

"I would say it has set in and when you get done with states and the season its been life as usual,"...

Hrebik follows in sisters footsteps

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

The game of basketball has been a part of the Hrebik family for a couple of generations now.

Megan Hrebik's mother, Lori, played basketball at Allen High School and Kutztown University, while her sister, Caitlin, was a 2010 graduate and 1,000-point scorer for Salisbury. She was also a two-time Salisbury Press Athlete of the Year.

Now Megan, the senior to-be and 2012 Salisbury Press Female Athlete of the Year, is following in the footsteps of her mother and older sister.


Successful summer ends for boys

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Salisbury boys basketball team completed its play of summer basketball nearly a week ago when the Falcons finished the Stellar Summer League with a loss to Allentown Central Catholic, who finished the summer with an 11-1 mark and the number one seed in the playoffs.

Despite a tough stretch to end the season, which included games against four top Lehigh Valley Conference teams (Central Catholic, Liberty, Allen and Whitehall), as well as a contest against Bangor who also clinched a...