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PIAA meeting sees no action on spring season

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 by The Press in Sports

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association held a board of directors meeting this week via teleconference. The meeting was a regularly-scheduled board meeting and was not held in response to the coronavirus school closure.

Last week, on March 23, after Governor Tom Wolf extended the school closure to a third week, the PIAA announced that there was no date set to resume the spring sports season and remainder of the winter postseason.

Monday Wolf announced that schools...

Bauer lives out dream at Rider

Sunday, March 29, 2020 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

When Rider University senior and 2016 Salisbury High School graduate Lindsay Bauer looks back on her career, she can do it with a smile. That’s because for the last eight-plus years as a track and field athlete has lived out her dream of competing at the highest of levels.

“It’s been quite the ride,” said Bauer. “And I just want to say thank you to Rider and Salisbury, and to my parents, for letting me jump around, play in the sand, and live out an absolute dream.”

If winning...

Track team returns plenty of firepower

Thursday, March 19, 2020 by TODD KRESS in Sports

With the coronavirus COVID-19 delaying closing schools, its unclear when, or if, the upcoming spring sports season will be played. With hopes that it’s only a matter of time until teams can take the field again, the Salisbury track and field team will return plenty of experienced athletes from 2019.

But the graduates that have since moved on will be missed.

Erica Holben and Delano McKenzie lead that list of those who won’t be returning.

Holben placed second in the high...

Silbermans lead softball team

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury softball head coach Jeff Appleman leads a team this spring that will be without four of its top hitters from a year ago. And the Falcons will suit up just one senior on the diamond in 2020.

But one main thing remains consistent from last year’s successful team that finished as District 11 Class 3A runner-up.

The Silberman sisters, pitcher Emily and catcher Marcie, return after posting stellar campaigns a year ago. And a third Silberman, freshman Haylee, is joining her...

Falcon baseball enters Augnst Era

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Justin Aungst knows what it looks like to play in big games. He played in league and district playoff games, as well as Salisbury’s deep state playoff run in 2011 as a freshman. Not to mention, the former 2014 Salisbury graduate excelled at the collegiate level for Saint Joseph’s University.

He’s hoping this year’s group of Falcons can one day experience that level of competition, too.

Aungst is set to open his first year leading the Salisbury baseball team as the head coach...

PIAA suspends winter postseason

Sunday, March 15, 2020 by The Press in Sports

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association has postponed winter sports playoffs for a minimum of two weeks, according to a statement it released today.

The PIAA basketball playoffs were heading into the quarterfinals this weekeend.

The PIAA Swimming Diving Championships, held at Bucknell University, started Wednesday with Class 3A events. Half of the 3A events were completed Wednesday, including boys diving, which was won by two-time state champ Brendan McCourt of...

Falcon tennis returns top singles player

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by TODD KRESS in Sports

When Rob Benson first started playing tennis at the age of 14, it was across the country using wooden rackets in southern California as a high school student. He recalls playing in 70-degree weather in the heart of December.

Since relocating to the east coast many years ago that warm December weather has been nonexistent. But for the first time in many years, Benson and the Salisbury boys tennis team are on the courts for the first day of practice with no snow in sight.

In this...

Graver earns two District 11 medals

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Julia Graver came away from this past weekend’s District 11 Swimming Championship with two medals as both girls and boys swimmers competed for medals and a potential spot in the PIAA Swimming Championship later this month at Bucknell University in Lewisburg.

Graver, who is a junior, picked up a fourth-place medal Friday in the 200-yard freestyle event and followed that up with another on Saturday when she again placed fourth in the 100-yard backstroke. Graver competed in two different...

Killiri will attend PSAC’s Slippery Rock University

Thursday, February 27, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Surrounded by many of his teammates from the Salisbury High School football team, Kyle Killiri officially announced his choice to attend Slippery Rock University where he will continue his football career.

Killiri spent the past four seasons playing football at Salisbury and was a varsity letter recipient in three of those four seasons. He also was a part of the track and field team and joined the wrestling team for his senior season.

Killiri accepted the scholarship to attend...

Falcons fall in D-11 quarterfinal

Thursday, February 27, 2020 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury spent the days of practice heading up to Friday’s District 11 Class 4A boys basketball quarterfinal game against Wilson working on an unfamiliar defensive scheme.

The decision by head coach Jason Weaver seemed to have paid off, as the Warriors hit just three 3-pointers in the game.

The last one though, a contested shot from Wilson’s Derelle McKinney, gave the Warriors back the lead and took the wind out of Salisbury’s sails for good. No. 4 seed Wilson went on a 10-0...