Salisbury Press

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Baseball looks to uphold tradition

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The only blemish on the Salisbury baseball team’s record so far early on in the young season is a 1-0 defeat to Notre Dame (Green Pond) last week. In all three games, the common theme for the Falcons has been solid defense and shutdown pitching.

Both were on display against Moravian Academy over the weekend. Senior Taylor Linn and freshman Quinn Warmkessel pitched a five-inning 15-5 win for the Falcons, with the starter Linn picking up the victory.

“Coach [Mike Pochron] was...

Sukanick fans 16 Bulldogs

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Andrew Sukanick was without a doubt Salisbury’s top pitcher over the summer when he led the Falcon legion team to a regular season title and regional berth.

The Lehigh Valley endured yet another winter storm on the second day of April, but Sukanick is still pitching like he did last summer.

Sukanick, a senior, was dominant in Salisbury’s regular season opener last week against Northern Lehigh. In a 3-0 victory last Wednesday, Sukanick allowed just two hits and struck out 16...

Track teams host Knights, Bombers

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Salisbury was swept by Palmerton and Pen Argyl in last week’s season-opening track meet at Salisbury High School.

The Salisbury girls team fell 84-65 to Palmerton and 78-66 to Pen Argyl, while the boys team lost 124-16.5 to Palmerton and 106-40 to Pen Argyl.

The Falcons had several individual winners in the girls meet.

Erica Holben first in high jump (5-0) and long jump (15-0 3/4). Salisbury girls finished 1-2-3 in long jump with Olivia Hoeing taking second place and...

Softball opens with win

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

When Bangor scored four runs in the sixth inning of Tuesday night’s regular season opener against Salisbury, there was a sense of déjà vu for the Lady Falcons.

Less than a year ago, the Slaters rallied to score five runs in the sixth inning of last year’s Colonial League championship game to down Salisbury. Four runs once again in the sixth inning last week cut the Lady Falcons’ lead to just two runs after Salisbury looked to be comfortable through five.

But unlike that game...

Track and field opens this week

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

An early spring snowstorm last week delayed the start of the spring sports season. Salisbury’s track and field season opener on Tuesday was left in jeopardy as the Lehigh Valley was trounced with eight inches of snow, but it looks as if the Falcons’ opener was on as scheduled as of Press deadline.

The Falcons were scheduled to host Pen Argyl and Palmerton Tuesday, in a meet held after Press deadlines.

Leading Salisbury’s boys team this season is senior jumper Jack Reichenbach,...

Falcon tennis tops Palisades

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Salisbury tennis team opened the season with one win in its first four matches.

Monday, March 26

Salisbury-Moravian Acad.

The Falcons were swept by the defending Colonial champion Lions, 5-0.

SINGLES

Daniel Elmi (MA) def Patrick To 6-0, 6-0; Cyrus Elmi (MA) def. Aaron Kahn 6-2, 6-1; Deepak Shankar (MA) def. Dylan Weber 6-4, 6-1;

DOUBLES

Ryan Hoffman/Ben Wax (MA) def. Bryce Erdman and Brad Hnatow 6-2, 6-1; Matt Barnes/Jules Bemporad (MA)...

Bobeck finishes 10th at state meet

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The first goal for swimmers at the PIAA Championship meet is to swim well enough in their morning preliminary races to earn a spot in the afternoon and evening finals or consolation finals.

Salisbury’s Sarah Bobeck achieved that goal in one of her two individual events last week. The Salisbury junior posted the 10th-best time in the morning 500-yard freestyle heats to earn a place in the consolation final.

Bobeck, who qualified for states with a district championship time of 5:...

Salisbury baseball returns eight starters

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury’s string of seven straight postseason appearances came to an unexpected end last season. Under head coach Mike Pochron, who enters his 18th season leading the program, Salisbury came up short in qualifying for either the Colonial League or District 11 tournaments.

It certainly left a sour taste in the mouth for everyone who is part of the Salisbury program, which finished with an 8-12 record. But with much of last year’s squad returning, the Falcons, who are traditionally...

Softball looks to build on last year’s success

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Salisbury softball team felt the agony of defeat in the worst way last season.

With a five-run lead in the Colonial League championship game, the Lady Falcons needed just six outs to secure their first ever league title. Instead, Bangor fought all the way back for comeback victory. Two games later, Salisbury’s season came to an end in the district semifinals, capping their season with a 17-8 record (12-6 in Colonial League).

But the Lady Falcons are looking to put that...

Falcon boys tennis program enters new era in 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

All good things must come to an end, right? Well that’s how the saying goes, and it can be applied to the Salisbury boys’ tennis team.

Other than one doubles team from last season, Falcon head coach Rob Benson watched the rest of his regular starters depart due to graduation. That team, led by District 11 Class 2A singles champion John Yurconic and runner-up Mason Groff, went 11-2 in the Colonial League and fell to eventual champion Moravian Academy in the district semifinals.

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