Salisbury Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Girls soccer ends Trojan win streak

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Emmaus coach Sarah Oswald obviously had a big smile on her face after her team beat rival Parkland 2-1 last week. As someone whispered something to her, the smile somehow got even bigger. What she was told was that the win by her team snapped a 70-game Parkland win streak against District 11 opponents.

“I had no idea about that streak,” said Oswald. “It just feels good to get a good win and this is a team that has consistently come after us and has had the better side of the draw and...

Boys soccer falls to Northwestern

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

A young Salisbury soccer team is bound to take its lumps this season, at least until some of the younger players figure out the rigors of varsity soccer.

Meanwhile, an experienced Northwestern team struck early against Salisbury last week and picked up a 7-1 win over the Falcons.

As the two teams rallied back and forth to start the game, one could see Northwestern figure things out and go to work. Just 17 minutes into the game, Sam Seyfried scored his first goal and from there...

Week 2 Football: Freedom takes down Parkland

Sunday, September 9, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Both Lehigh Valley high school leagues featured battles of unbeaten teams this week.

In the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, Freedom earned a 21-20 win over Parkland. In the Colonial League, Notre Dame (Green Pond) outlasted Northwestern in overtime, 35-34.

Here are recaps of some of this week’s games. For more, see this week’s issues of the Lehigh Valley Press.


Two undefeated Eastern Pennsylvania Conference went head to head and the Patriots came...

Keller’s two tallies beat FHS

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

In head coach Jane Brennan’s first season, the Salisbury field hockey team took steps forward. Finishing above .500 in the Colonial League and qualifying for the district tournament last fall was a solid start.

But the Falcons’ most impressive accomplishment under Brennan may have came in this season’s opener.

Salisbury, now 2-0 in the early going this fall, opened up with a 5-4 overtime victory over last year’s District 11 Class A champion Moravian Academy last week. The...

Falcons fall to NW, 28-14

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After a heartbreaking loss to Pen Argyl in week one, Salisbury was looking to take out a little frustration on the Northwestern Tigers Friday night. The game started with the Tigers prowling up and down the field to jump out to a 21-0 lead after their first three possessions, but ended with a much more competitive 28-14 final score.

Northwestern had good field position for all three of its opening drives, including starting their third drive of the game from the Salisbury 29-yard line...

Holben’s scores four goals in win

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Senior captain Erica Holben exited Saturday’s match against Minersville with leg cramps with 11 minutes to play. But that didn’t seem to affect Holben’s play when she returned to the field.

When Holben reentered the game, she picked up where she left off. Holben scored her fourth goal of the game in the 88th minute to help the Falcons (2-0) cement their 4-2 win over the Miners (0-1) at Salisbury High School.

Salisbury improved to 2-0 after opening the season with an 8-1 win...

Hornets pull out late win

Saturday, September 1, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The second Friday night of the high school football season saw Emmaus pull out a big win, Northampton get its first East Penn Conference North Division victory and a rare Thursday night game in the Colonial League.


The Red Rovers pulled away late for a 55-21 win over Whitehall.

Easton had a six-point lead at halftime and extended it with five second-half touchdowns.

Harold Reynolds ran for 186 and three touchdowns on 19 carries, while quarterback...

Former Falcons hit the fields for fall

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Several former Salisbury High School athletes were important members of college sports team last fall. Here’s a look at some who are expected to be back on the playing fields on campuses this season.

Senior forward Mackenzie Groff heads into her fourth season with the Ursinus College womens soccer team. The Salisbury High School graduate has played in 42 games during her career and made 32 starts. She’s scored 10 goals and six assists in her career and was tied for the team lead in...

Tigers’ passing presents challenge

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury didn’t have to worry much about Pen Argyl’s passing attack in Week 1. At least not until the final drive when the Green Knights made nine of their 17 pass attempts.

But the Falcons will have to adjust their mindset and defensive game plan heading into Week 2 against one of the Colonial League’s top passers.

Northwestern junior quarterback Deven Bollinger was efficient last week on both the ground and the air, tallying 244 total yards and five touchdowns in the Tigers...

Knights top Falcons in opener

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury head coach Andy Cerco called a timeout with just under 29 seconds to play in Saturday’s opener against Pen Argyl with the Green Knights six yards away from a game-tying touchdown. Cerco and the Falcons predicted Pen Argyl’s game plan, but ultimately didn’t have the answer to stop it.

While the Falcons stopped Pen Argyl running back Antonio Reto on a first-and-goal run, the Green Knights still had plenty of time. On the next play, quarterback Tadd Barr connected with tight...