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Reichenbach earns two more medals

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

There was a time during Jack Reichenbach’s senior year when he wasn’t sure if he would even make it to the state track and field championships. Then there was a time he felt like he could not only get there, but also win a pair of gold medals.

In the end, his final result was somewhere in the middle. The Salisbury senior recovered from a winter knee injury in just enough time to have one more successful track season. He capped his last season with a pair of top-four finishes last...

Stauffer, others ready to lead program

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With Salisbury losing seniors Anna Bishop and Lilia Crouthamel, the Falcons softball team must figure out who is next in line to take over as a leader on the team for next season. The cupboard won’t be bare for Salisbury, which has leaned heavily on pitcher Emily Silberman, who returns next season. There are other players who could step up and perhaps someone not even in this year’s lineup will be the one that takes over as the face of the team.

One player who has positioned herself...

Reichenbach earns two golds

Friday, May 25, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

For numerous reasons, Salisbury senior Jack Reichenbach admitted he didn’t have his best jumps at this past week’s District 11 Class 2A Track and Field Championships. But it didn’t seem to matter much.

Reichenbach was crowned champion in both the high jump and long jump events on Day 1 at Whitehall High School. It was the second straight gold medal for Reichenbach in the long jump, but the first time he was able to capture gold in the high jump.

“The competition wasn’t the...

Softball falls in Colonial League title game

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Salisbury coach Jeff Appleman isn’t afraid to issue intentional walks. When he walked Northern Lehigh’s Kaitlin Hoffman three times last week in the Colonial League championship game it looked like the strategy might work all three times. The third time was the charm for the Lady Bulldogs, who went on to beat Salisbury 5-3 to win their first Colonial League championship since 2010.

It wasn’t the first time this season that Appleman refused to let Hoffman beat his team. During a...

Baseball falls in first round

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by BRAD HURLEY in Sports

In the postseason, it’s all about just finding a way to win the game. It doesn’t have to be pretty. It doesn’t need to be a blowout victory. It’s only about finding a way to get the win.

On Monday, in the District 11 Class 3A quarterfinals, Palmerton did just that against Colonial League foe Salisbury. Fighting for their playoff lives, the No. 4 seed Bombers edged the Falcons in dramatic fashion with a walk off single in the bottom of the seventh inning, advancing with a 3-2 win....

Reichenbach reaches new heights

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

For Jack Reichenbach, this season has been all about preparing for the postseason.

After an injury slowed the start of his senior campaign, the returning state medalist wasn’t quite sure what to expect out of this year’s postseason. He took sixth place in last year’s state high jump championships, but wasn’t getting near his personal best from last April.

Everything finally came together for Reichenbach at last week’s Colonial League championships. After winning the long jump...

Falcons advance

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Just about midway through the regular season, Wilson beat Salisbury 7-1. The Lady Warriors hoped that would be much the same story when the two teams met in the wild card round of the Colonial League playoffs, but the Falcons had other ideas.

Salisbury (15-4) put together a four-run third inning and topped off the game with a five-run fifth inning for a 10-0 win and a ticket to the league semifinals.

Emily Silberman not only pitched a gem and struck out seven hitters, she...

Softball players reach milestone

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Collecting 100 hits in a high school softball career is a tough task and having teammates both reach the milestone is a rarity indeed. Both Anna Bishop and Lil Crouthamel accomplished the feat for Salisbury last month and their hits continue to come now that the Lady Falcons are in the postseason.

Bishop collected four hits in a game against Southern Lehigh a couple weeks ago to put herself over the 100-hit plateau. In her time with Salisbury, Bishop has been the player who has done...

Rain continues to alter playoff schedules

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Weather continues to change schedules for league playoff games this week.

Here’s the latest as of Wednesday afternoon:

Track

The District 11 track and field meet is still on for Wednesday, May 16, for day one with day two scheduled for Thursday, May 17. Both days take place at Whitehall High School with action beginning at 3 p.m.

Thursday will be a busy day for area baseball and softball teams:

EPC Baseball

At 2:30, Stroudsburg will take on Parkland...

Softball falls to NL

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Five Salisbury softball seniors were honored before last week’s game against Northwestern. But it was a junior that got the Falcons’ offense rolling.

Junior outfielder Peyton Stauffer connected on a two-run single in the fifth inning that sparked the Falcons. Salisbury (12-3 in Colonial League) scored four runs in that fifth inning to retake the lead, and the Falcons staved off a Northwestern (10-7) rally for a 5-4 victory at Patriots Park on Friday night.

“It’s one of our most...