Salisbury Press

Monday, November 18, 2019

Buda’s four scores lead Salisbury

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury looked at its Week 6 game against Catasauqua like a business trip. And the Falcons certainly took care of their job early and often.

Senior Timmy Buda accounted for four touchdowns (two receiving and two rushing) as Salisbury shut out Catasauqua on Friday night, 34-0. The Falcons (4-2) held a 25-0 lead at halftime before they were able to start substituting a number of JV players midway through the third quarter.

“After last week we just came in with the mentality...

Boys soccer team falls to Saucon Valley

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Injuries have been the underlying theme for the Salisbury boys’ soccer team this season. And while head coach Mark Allinson welcomed back two starters on Saturday against Saucon Valley, the Falcons struggled to keep up with last year’s District 11 Class 3A champions.

Saucon Valley scored five goals in the first half en route to a 6-0 win on its home field over the Falcons (2-10 overall, 2-7 in Colonial League). The Panthers (7-4, 7-2) currently sit third in the Colonial League...

Falcon field hockey team battles injuries

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It’s been a tough season for the Salisbury field hockey team and it’s gotten tougher lately thanks to injuries. Even with all that they have stacked against them, the Lady Falcons have continued to battle down the final games of the season as they look to perhaps derail another team’s chances of reaching the postseason.

They faced Northwestern Lehigh (10-3-1 overall, 9-3-1 Colonial) this past weekend and came out on the losing side of a 7-1 decision. The lone goal for Salisbury came...

Bulldogs visit Salisbury for homecoming

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Fresh off its two-game winning streak, Salisbury shifts its focus to Northern Lehigh in Week 7 when the Bulldogs visit for Homecoming Night. It’s a chance for the Falcons to build on their 4-2 start.

Northern Lehigh (3-3) is led by a three-headed monster at the running back position. White Matt Frame leads the way with a team-best 423 yards on 56 carries to go with two touchdowns, Mike Repsher (44 carries for 240 yards) and Joe Abidelli (41 carries for 208 yards) are both averaging...

Hoeing is healthy and helping team

Friday, September 27, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury senior Olivia Hoeing faced a health scare last winter that forced her to miss the entire basketball season. She was able to return to club soccer for Parkland Area Soccer Club around March.

But now she’s back on the field wearing her true blue and white colors, leading the Lady Falcons to a stellar fall season on the pitch. She scored a goal and assisted on another in Salisbury’s 4-0 win over Palmerton over the weekend.

“I was hospitalized with a really low heart rate...

Falcons must contain Roughs’ triple-option

Friday, September 27, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

From one extreme to the next, the Salisbury defense is tasked with focusing on a whole new game plan this week when the Falcons (3-2) travel to Catasauqua to take on the winless Rough Riders on Friday night.

After spending a week preparing for Notre Dame’s quick-throw spread aerial offense, Catasauqua presents a new set of challenges. The Rough Riders’ triple-option offense is a type of offense that the Falcons have not seen in 2019.

“They run a little bit of a different...

Boys soccer team is battling injuries

Friday, September 27, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

This is head coach Mark Allinson’s 25th season leading the Salisbury boys’ soccer team. The Falcons entered this season more or less like many others—with a solid 30 or so players on the roster.

But the 2019 season has turned out to be unlike any other during Allinson’s tenure. With the midpoint of the season behind Salisbury, Allinson is now without eight starters for a Falcon team that has won just two games this fall.

“The season hasn’t progressed how I would have liked,”...

Tennis avenges loss to SV

Friday, September 27, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Back on September 7, the Salisbury girls’ tennis team lost a close 3-2 decision against Saucon Valley. Falcon head coach Rob Benson believed at the time that his team was more than capable of defeating the Panthers.

Nearly two weeks later, the Falcons were able to get some revenge. Salisbury (8-6 overall; 5-5 in Colonial League) was on the other end of a 3-2 decision this time around when it defeated Saucon Valley on Friday evening on its home courts.

The difference this time...

Falcons stun Notre Dame

Friday, September 27, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Not many people gave Salisbury a chance when the Falcons hosted Notre Dame (Green Pond) last Friday night. But the Falcons believed in themselves, and that’s all that mattered.

Salisbury (3-2) held the Crusaders’ high-powered offense in check, allowing just seven points through three quarters, and defeated Notre Dame, 23-21, on Salisbury’s home turf.

“Going into that kind of a game, you know they are going to be able to put points up on the board,” Cerco said. “Our defensive...

SV ground game beats Salisbury

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Saucon Valley ran the ball on 45 of its 47 offensive plays last Thursday night. And Salisbury head coach Andy Cerco knew heading into the game that would likely be the case.

The only problem was the Falcons couldn’t find an answer for the Panthers’ ground game.

Saucon Valley (3-1) ran for 444 yards and averaged over nine yards per carry in its 41-22 victory over Salisbury last week on the Panthers’ home field. Both of the Panthers’ passes were incomplete.

“That was...