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Silberman to play on Carpenter Cup team

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by KATIE McDONALD in Sports

Lehigh Valley softball coach Blake Morgan has released the 2019 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup Softball Team roster.

The team is comprised of high school sophomore and junior softball players from the Lehigh Valley who will compete the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic, a double-elimination tournament that is sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies and features high school all-star teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

The tournament is also an opportunity for players to...

Salisbury tops No. Valley in LVL

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Sometimes you’re good. Other times you’re lucky.

The Salisbury legion baseball team played a solid game for the most part in last week’s win over Northern Valley. But it was a bit of luck in the end that helped closed the deal.

Northern Valley (3-1) scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to cut Salisbury’s lead to a single run. With runners on second and third with two outs, the Chargers had a fighting chance. But Luke Eitner ripped a line drive that hit teammate...

Kulig, Rogers cap careers for Moravian baseball team

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Several Salisbury High School graduates competed on college athletic teams in the spring 2019 season.

Evan Kulig, a senior infielder and pitcher for the Moravian College baseball team, eclipsed the .300 hitting average mark for the fourth time in his collegiate career. He finished 2019 batting .355 with a .414 on-base percentage to go along with 36 runs scored (career high) and 30 RBIs. Kulig also was one of the Greyhounds’ most effective pitchers as well with a 3-2 record. He...

Falcons start 5-0 in summer basketball

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Salisbury boys basketball program had an uncharacteristically short end to its 2018-19 season last year, having fallen short of postseason play after being a perennial District 11 and Colonial League championship contender.

But if the start of a new athletic calendar year is any indication of how the Falcons will do in the upcoming 2019-20 season, confidence should be high for head coach Jason Weaver and his team.

In their summer league game last week, the Falcons led from...

Pochron steps down

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

After 40 years of coaching Salisbury baseball, the last 20 as the varsity head coach, Mike Pochron has called it a career.

Pochron, a 1973 Salisbury graduate and the third coach in school history, led the Falcons to a state championship game in 2011, a state semifinal appearance in 2013, three District 11 championships (2004, 2011, 2013) and three Colonial League titles (2009, 2012, 2013). He finished with 267 career victories.

Now, the program will be looking for just its...

Falcons earn District 11 silver

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Some people think Pine Grove might be talented enough to win a state championship this spring.

It’s tough to argue with those claims, especially after Friday’s dominant showing in the district softball final. Pine Grove defeated Salisbury in five innings, 12-0, at Blue Mountain High School to capture the District 11 Class 3A crown last week.

Salisbury head coach Jeff Appleman knew how tough the Cardinals were before his team made the trip.

“They’re the real deal,” he...

Two Salisbury players named to first team

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Colonial League released this year’s softball all-star team last month during the league playoff tournament.

Two members of the District 11 runner-up Salisbury team were selected to the first team, while two other Falcons earned honorable mention recognition.

Senior outfielder Peyton Stauffer earned a place on the first team, along with pitcher junior pitcher Emily Silberman. Teammates Gretchen Helsel, a senior first baseman, and Sara Lamana, a senior catcher, were named as...

Hawks’ Kulp commits to Keiser for T&F

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Salisbury Township resident Bobby Kulp, a Bethlehem Catholic High School senior, recently accepted a track and field scholarship to continue his education at Keiser University in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Kulp was the top returning high jumper in District 11 this season and was looking forward to his senior season. On December 26, he took first place in the Robert J. Burdette Indoor Classic at Lehigh University, and during the meet qualified for the indoor state track and field...

Storms causing changes in district playoff schedules

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Dangerous storms over the past two days have caused many changes in the District 11 playoff schedules.

Many of the classes will try to get their finals in beginning as early as this morning in baseball, with a lot of action attempting to take place this afternoon before another potential round dangerous storms could once again take place.

Here is our up-to-date schedule as of 10 a.m. Thursday morning:

BASEBALL

CLASS 6A

Finals, Thursday, May 30

No. 8...

Holben caps career at state meet

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

With all but one meet of a stellar high school career behind her, Erica Holben hoped to have some of her best high jumps last Friday at the PIAA Class 2A Championship Meet at Shippensburg University.

Holben cleared 4 feet, 8 inches for 24th place in the high jump. While she knows she could have gotten higher, she was also happy to culminate her high school career at the state championship meet competing against the best athletes from all over Pennsylvania.

“I think it was a...