Salisbury Press

Friday, December 15, 2017

Donaldson seizes first opportunity

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

University of Connecticut red-shirt freshman wide receiver Mason Donaldson saw the field on select special teams plays for the Huskies’ football team through their first two games this season. But heading into a late-September game against East Carolina University, the Salisbury High School graduate was in store for a bigger role offensively.

And when UConn’s top wide receiver, Hergy Mayala, left that game after just three plays, Donaldson was due for an even large role unexpectedly....

Football Roundup: Trojans top Zephyrs

Saturday, September 30, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Parkland remained one of two undefeated teams in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with a win over Whitehall Friday night. The other EPC unbeaten, Bethlehem Catholic, plays a Saturday evening game.

Palisades is still the only Colonial League team without a loss after rolling to a win over Salisbury.

Here’s a look at some of Friday night’s action. For more see this week’s Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.


The Trojans overcame an early deficit to...

Football team faces Freedom Friday night

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Over the past two weeks the Emmaus football team got rid of the sour taste in its mouth after two straight losses.

Games against Pocono Mountain West and Northampton were the cures to an early losing skid. After two wins by an average of over 42 points, the Green Hornets (3-2 overall, 1-2 EPC South) will be tested on Friday night.

“The kids are feeling confident but they’re not satisfied,” said Emmaus head coach Harold Fairclough. “We know the back half of our schedule does not...

Suter shifts focus to district qualifier

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Alex Suter had hoped to shoot closer to his season average at Monday’s Colonial League Golf Championship. But the Salisbury senior can’t be too disappointed with a score that was eight strokes better than he had in his first trip to the league tournament.

“It was OK,” Suter. “It wasn’t the best, wasn’t the worst. I shot better than last year, but I’m not too happy with it.

“Putting was good. Chipping was good. Drives were good. Longer irons hurt me today.”

Suter shot 92...

Girls soccer wins at NW

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The last time that Salisbury went to Northwestern and returned with a win in girls soccer, most of the current players were barely walking. Some of them may not have even been born.

That’s how long Rich Babyak believes it’s been that his team has struggled to win in New Tripoli.

“I have to double check the statistics, but they’re telling me it’s been 15 years since we’ve won on this field, and that could be,” said Babyak. “We don’t often beat Northwestern at all, let alone on...

Young boys soccer team gains experience

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

When Salisbury graduated its top three goal scorers from last year and saw 72 goals leave along with them, head coach Mark Allinson expected some struggles in the scoring department this season. But maybe not as much as the Falcons have experienced thus far.

Northwestern shut out Salisbury on its home field last week with a 3-0 victory, a game in which the Falcons generated just two shots on goal.

The loss started a string of three straight losses for the Falcons. Nonleague...

High School Football Roundup: Hawks’ Clements throws for 372 yards in win over Liberty

Saturday, September 23, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The high school football season has hit the halfway mark. Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic remained unbeaten in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with wins Friday night.

In the Colonial League, Northwestern routed Pen Argyl for its second straight win this season.


The Hornets posted their first shut out of the season with a 35-0 win over Northampton.

Sone Ntoh rushed for a pair of Emmaus touchdowns while piling up 125 yards on 18 18 carries....

Crusaders host battle of 2-2 teams

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

When Salisbury and Notre Dame (Green Pond) met in a mid-season matchup last season, no one gave the Falcons any chance against the heavily favored Crusaders. But head coach Andy Cerco and the Falcons were optimistic.

While Salisbury eventually did come up short of pulling off the upset, it showed that the Falcons were capable of winning on any given night. Many of this season’s players were part of that team and are eager for another shot at the Crusaders as the Falcons (2-2) travel...

Salisbury girls soccer is off to solid start

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Coming off its district runner-up season last fall, the Salisbury girls soccer team has turned the page to open this season just as impressively as the last one ended.

In the midst of the competitive District Class 2A ranks, the Lady Falcons (7-3) currently sit in third place after an 8-0 route of Catasauqua on Monday evening. That win marked Salisbury’s third Colonial League victory in a row after a tough 1-0 loss to Palisades last week.

“We are progressing nicely,” head coach...

Falcons take another close loss

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

There’s no arguing that Salisbury had its chances to win Friday night’s game against Bangor. If not for a couple of failed conversions in the red zone, the outcome could have been different.

However, Falcon head coach Andy Cerco understands the likelihood of winning with those circumstances isn’t in Salisbury’s favor. And that’s exactly what happened.

The Falcons fell to 2-2 on the season after a 12-6 loss to the Slaters (2-2) on Friday night at Salisbury High School. Salisbury...