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Reichenbach takes over girls basketball team

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

When former Salisbury girls basketball head coach Joe Mladosich recently decided to step down from that position, Salisbury didn’t have to look far for his replacement.

Dan Reichenbach, a 1986 graduate of Salisbury High School, replaces Mladosich after his sixth and final season.

Reichenbach is well known around the school and community, leading Salisbury’s Middle School girls’ basketball team for the past two seasons and coaching the Falcon jumpers during the spring track and...

Falcons go 1-2 at Beach Bash Tourney

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The annual Bash at the Beach basketball tournament was held this past week at Cedar Beach Park in Allentown. A total of 40 teams competed in the varsity boys tournament and 17 teams entered in the girls tournament.

The Salisbury boys had a tough road from the start, which included an opening-round game against a state playoff squad from this past winter. Rene Figueroa scored 26 points to help Panther Valley edge the Falcons on Thursday, 60-57.

The Falcons bounced back with a...

Kulig looks forward to senior season

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Like many baseball players, Moravian College’s Evan Kulig appreciates what Derek Jeter was all about. The former Yankee star’s patented inside-out swing and dazzling command of the shortstop position wrote his ticket to a sure induction into Cooperstown.

“He just did it all,” Kulig says.

So does Kulig, a workmanlike player who is on the verge of stardom with the Greyhounds after three superlative seasons at the Bethlehem school. Constantly improving, the team’s third baseman...

LV Carpenter Cup team goes 1-1 in Philly

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team went 1-1 in this year’s tournament.

The team won it’s opening game 10-7 over the Suburban One League National and Bicentennial Division All-Stars.

The LV franchise was ousted in the second round of the single-elimination tournament 26-9 by Delaware North’s team.

The event, a showcase for high school players sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies, is held annually at FDR Park in Philadelphia with the semifinals and finals played at the...

Legion team has postseason goals

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

When Ryan Miller walks up to the plate, he’s always looking a first pitch he can drive. He got one early in Sunday’s game against North Parkland pitcher Collin Duff and made the Buffaloes pay.

Miller drove a first pitch fastball over the left center field fence to bring three Salisbury runs across home plate. That started a five-run first inning for the Falcons (8-0) as they remained unbeaten in legion play and held off a late charge from North Parkland for an 8-7 win.

“I’m...

Falcons focused on defense in summer

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

When Salisbury senior Jack Reichenbach got injured during the winter basketball season, head coach Jason Weaver was left with four juniors and one freshman in the starting lineup.

The Falcons endured some growing pains without their leader in Reichenbach. But with all five of those starters returning to the lineup, as well as much of the team’s core, Salisbury is using the summer to improve its chemistry as a team.

“After Jack Reichenbach got hurt, we were starting four juniors...

Batman helps LCCC make history

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Lehigh Carbon Community College softball team did something this season that no other Cougar team had accomplished in the program’s history.

Plenty of local softball players were at the center of the memorable campaign.

LCCC became the first team from Pennsylvania to win the Region XIX Championship. The Cougars also advanced to the Division 3 NJCAA National Championship Tournament for the first time and won a game before their season came to a close in mid-May.

“My...

Falcon baseball falls short of expectations

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The expectations were high this spring for the Salisbury baseball team, especially considering the amount of success this year’s group of players had last summer.

The Falcon legion team made it to regionals and was crowned the regular season champions of the Lehigh Valley Legion Baseball League in 2017.

But this group of Falcons will be the first ones to tell you the team underachieved in 2018.

Salisbury finished .500 in the Colonial League, going 9-9 and missing out on...

Rogers excels at Moravian College

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by STPEHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

When Salisbury High School graduate Chase Rogers steps to the plate, he’s just looking for a pitch to drive.

The Moravian College catcher did a lot of traveling during a solid junior season when he hit for a .272 average and forged a .362 on-base percentage while clubbing two home runs and chauffeuring home 16 runs in a career-high 28 games.

More impressive was his clutch-hitting prowess against conference foes, as Rogers slammed a .324 average and registered a .432 on-base...

Bauer earns first collegiate medal

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Lindsay Bauer earned dozens of track and field medals in high school, four dozen to be exact. That includes six from states and 13 from districts over her career at Salisbury High School.

The Rider University sophomore picked up her first collegiate medal a few weeks ago.

Bauer capped her spring outdoor track and field season much in the same way her career as a Falcon played out. She placed second at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships...