Salisbury Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Girls tennis runs into CL’s top teams

Friday, September 28, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Despite being young and a bit inexperienced, the Salisbury girls tennis team has been impressive this fall season.

It’s been a streaky season for the Falcons, but Salisbury is currently sitting fourth in the Colonial League standings at 7-4. The Falcons sit behind Moravian Academy (10-0), Southern Lehigh (10-1) and Notre Dame of Green Pond (6-2).

“We’ve got a young team,” Falcon head coach Rob Benson said. “They are doing very well. I’m proud of the girls. We’re right in the...

Falcon football faces team coming off first win

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

When Salisbury kicks off Week 6 against Catasauqua, fans will get a look at a rare sight with a Saturday afternoon game at the Falcons’ home field. Yes, a Saturday afternoon game for Salisbury on its turf.

The Falcons will look to snap their two-game losing streak in which opponents have outscored them 96-48. A victory would get Salisbury back into the win column for the first time since its Sept. 8 against defeat of Wilson, its only victory of 2018 thus far, which also came on a...

Big second half lifts Crusaders past Falcons

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Maybe it just takes a couple of drives for Salisbury to get into the rhythm of a game. Judging by their last two outings, one can certainly make that case for the Falcons’ football team.

Despite another early deficit—this one 14-0 against Notre Dame (Green Pond)—Salisbury responded with two scores to tie the contest in the second quarter. But the Crusaders’ high-powered offense was too much to contain.

The Crusaders (4-1) responded with 35 unanswered points before the fourth...

Karol takes third at CL tournament

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The Salisbury golf team competed in Monday’s Colonial League Championship Meet at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course.

The Falcons’ Ashley Karol took third place in the girls field with a round of 107, while Tanner Ruth led the Salisbury boys contingent with a 99, which garnered a tie for 42nd place. Teammate Alex Suter shot 108 on the par-72 layout.

Moravian Academy was the big winner at the event. David Koch shot 83 and beat Lions teammate Will McKay on the second playoff hole to...

Young soccer team falls to K-Kids

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Salisbury coach Mark Allinson doesn’t shy away from putting his team up against teams from bigger schools. He believes that playing tougher competition is one way to help his players to improve their skills.

That’s why he was looking forward to games against Northampton and Allen on this year’s schedule. The Falcons (2-4-0 Colonial, 3-7-1 overall) lost to Northampton 3-0 and tied Allen 1-1.

“When you go up against these bigger schools, you really notice the difference in depth...

Field hockey falls in OT vs. Tigers

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Salisbury field hockey came out on fire and put Northwestern back on its heels early in last week’s game.

Unfortunately for Salisbury, it wasn’t able to take advantage of the quick start and wound up going to overtime before falling to the Tigers 1-0 last week. The game, originally scheduled to be at Northwestern, was moved to Northern Lehigh’s turf field because the Northwestern field was unplayable due to recent rains.

Salisbury (3-6-0 Colonial, 4-6-0 overall) controlled...

Hawks hand Parkland second loss; Whitehall picks up first win

Saturday, September 15, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic-Parkland

The Hawks came back from an early 13-0 deficit to beat Parkland 24-16.

Bethlehem Catholic (3-1) outscored the Trojans 17-0 in the second half and 24-3 in the final three quarters. The Trojans (2-2) only points after the first quarter was a 48-yard field goal by Devin Bartholomew late in the first half.

Nicholas Lucien (4 receptions, 155 yards) caught a pair of touchdown catches for the Hawks, while Paul Carreras (3 carries, 73 yards) ran for...

A pair of quick Tiger goals doom Falcons

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

One could argue Salisbury played better for much of the first half in last week’s Colonial League girls soccer rivalry game against Northwestern. The Falcons, however, didn’t start or end that half on the best of notes.

Ultimately, it was Salisbury’s inability to play a complete 80 minutes that led to its first loss this fall.

Northwestern scored two goals exactly a minute apart in the final moments of the first half, then tacked on one more in the second half to down the...

Falcons earn first victory

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury junior defensive back Weston Schaffer didn’t just make the game-saving play. He made two on Saturday afternoon that lifted the Falcons to their first win of the season.

Schaffer intercepted a third down pass from Wilson quarterback Ben Hindmarch on the potential game-tying drive in the quarter. But that wasn’t all. Schaffer returned the interception 47 yards for a touchdown that cemented a 21-7 victory for the Falcons (1-2) over the Warriors (0-3) at Wilson Area High School...

Artis places fourth at invitational meet

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Shane Artis took fourth place in Saturday’s 30th Annual Centaur Invitational Cross Country Meet at DeSales University.

The Salisbury junior, who was running the course for the fifth time in his varsity career, finished in 17:12.6.

“It was pretty decent race,” he said. “Those hills are killer here. I just wanted to see what I could do, try to get a good time. I was trying to stay in the low 17s for sure.”

Artis is coming off a junior season that saw him make his first...