Salisbury Press

Friday, December 15, 2017

Lady Falcons refuse to give up

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For the most part, the Salisbury field hockey team has beaten the opponents that its supposed to, but suffered losses to the teams that are among the top contenders in the Colonial League and District 11.

The Falcons have battled every step of the way, in every game. While Southern Lehigh beat the Lady Falcons 8-1, the other three losses Salisbury has suffered this season have been by a combined three goals.

Nowhere was the team’s willingness to battle more evident than...

Article By: Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com

Friday, September 15, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

A week before the high school football season hits the halfway mark, some playoff races are starting to take shape. Whitehall kept itself among the top of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with a win Friday night, while Liberty also stayed in the hunt by beating Northampton.

Liberty-Whitehall

The Zephyrs cruised to a 41-13 win over Liberty.

Ethan Parvel passed for 172 yards and rushed for 103 yards in the win. He threw two touchdown passes and ran for three scores to...

Artis takes 49th at DeSales Invitational

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

In the middle of two dominant races from two non-local runners at the 39th DeSales Centaur Invitational over the weekend, a number of Salisbury runners took their shot at the difficult course in Center Valley.

While none may have been able to stage a finish such as Marian Catholic’s Tina Capparell or Owen J. Roberts’ Liam Conway, a number of Falcons had respectable finishes on Saturday afternoon. It was a pleasant change of pace after a seven-team Colonial League meet last Wednesday...

Slaters bring strong running game

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

During last week’s loss to Wilson, Salisbury struggled to get off blocks from the Warriors offensive line. The end result was a near 100-yard rushing day for Job Goodman, and over 240 total yards from the junior running back.

With another team that features a strong running game set to visit Salisbury High School on Friday night, that was the focal point during film session early in the week. Head coach Andy Cerco hopes it translates onto the field Friday night as the Falcons (2-1)...

Field hockey team is making strides

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

In recent years, the Salisbury field hockey team has struggled finding the back of the net.

But under first-year head coach Jane Brennan, Salisbury is finding more opportunities offensively. And it has resulted to a quicker start to the season than in recent years.

Salisbury is currently 1-3 in the early going of the fall season, but improvement has already been seen.

“The team is learning to work together as a unit and to trust each other,” Brennan said. “They are...

Wilson drops Falcons to 2-1

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Head coach Andy Cero and Salisbury’s coaching staff prepared for a particular defensive front for Friday’s home opener against Wilson. So when they saw a different scheme, the Falcons were a bit confused to open the game.

After tying the game at 7-7, Salisbury could not get anything going offensively. Wilson (2-1) scored the next 21 points to hand the Falcons (2-1) a 28-7 loss, their first defeat of the season.

“They came out in a different defensive front than they showed on...

Late-season rally helps LV return to the playoffs

Monday, September 11, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs made an improbable romp into the playoffs with a late-season stretch that saw them finish off the regular season with a six-game win streak, including sweeping a four-game series against rival Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to finish the season.

The IronPigs were four games behind Rochester for the final playoff spot in the International League with 12 games remaining, and went on a 9-3 run to catch the Red Wings on the second-to-last day of the season. Both teams...

Girls tennis team replaces graduates

Monday, September 11, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

While most people might have expected a bit of a struggle for the Salisbury girls’ tennis team as it graduated its top two singles players, Falcon head coach Rob Benson wasn’t one of them.

Despite graduating Leandra Roelker and Claudia Crouthamel, Benson knew he still had plenty of talent throughout his lineup. And now he’s seeing the results of that talent in its new positions.

“I think we are surprising some people,” Benson said. “Everyone is playing well. They are giving me...

Six-game streak puts LV in the playoffs

Monday, September 11, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs made an improbable romp into the playoffs with a late-season stretch that saw them finish off the regular season with a six-game win streak, including sweeping a four-game series against rival Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to finish the season.

The IronPigs were four games behind Rochester for the final playoff spot in the International League with 12 games remaining, and went on a 9-3 run to catch the Red Wings on the second-to-last day of the season.

Both...

Falcons start season 2-0

Monday, September 11, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In the season opener, the Salisbury football team put up 47 points against Catasauqua. Week two saw the Falcon offense become much more subdued, but the defense stepped up to halt Northwestern and the Falcons left New Tripoli with a 7-3 win and a 2-0 record to start the season.

“When you start 2-0 like this, it starts to sink in that you can win football games,” said Salisbury head coach Andy Cerco. “I think we can build on that confidence and hopefully, keep it rolling. I really have...