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Falcons could spoil SL’s title hopes

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

With only one more week left in the high school football regular season, Salisbury (6-3) won’t have to travel far for its final game of October. And the Falcons are very familiar with their Week 10 opponent.

Salisbury travels to rival Southern Lehigh (8-1) on Friday night for a matchup of teams separated by a few miles on Route 309.

The Spartans are one of two teams in the Colonial League with only one loss, and have already qualified for the District 11 tournament.

The...

Final drive cements win over Palmerton

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Salisbury football team has come up with many impressive offensive drives through the first nine weeks of the regular season. But its most notable may have come last Friday night.

Holding a one-touchdown lead over Palmerton midway through the fourth quarter, Salisbury used a 13-play drive that drained nearly the entire game clock and lifted the Falcons (6-3) to a 28-14 win on Senior Night. It was the team’s second straight win.

“We had to pick up first downs to win the game...

Girls soccer advances to CL semifinals

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The scoreboard may have looked nearly identical to its regular season win over Saucon Valley, but Salisbury’s victory over the Panthers in the Colonial League girls soccer semifinals was anything but similar to that late-September win.

Kerry Seiler scored Salisbury’s first goal, and Quinn Wittman added the final two in a 3-0 victory for the No. 4 seeded Lady Falcons on Saturday at Northern Lehigh High School.

Salisbury scored three goals in the regular season meeting as it...

Girls tennis competes in D-11 doubles tournament

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Salisbury’s girls tennis team competed in the District 11 Class 2A team tournament last week.

The Lady Falcons earned the No. 6 seed overall and faced No. 3 Central Catholic in the first round last Tuesday.

The Vikettes took the match 4-1. Salisbury ends the season with an 8-7 overall record, including the district playoff match.

Several Salisbury doubles team competed in Monday’s District 11 doubles tournament.

The duo of Bryn Kubinsky and Paige Gibbons are...

Falcons bounce back, beat Bangor

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Unlike last season, Salisbury has been fortunate enough to avoid a bunch of injuries to key players. The starting offensive line the past few games has not only stayed free of injury, but it’s been a key piece to the Falcons’ success.

That unit was instrumental on Friday night in helping Salisbury rebound from its worse loss of the season. The Falcons ran for 198 yards and dominated in the trenches en route to a 46-14 win over Bangor last week at Paul Farnan Field at Bangor Memorial...

Girl soccer preps for playoffs

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The last time the Salisbury girls’ soccer team qualified for the Colonial League playoffs was back in 2016 as the fourth and final seed.

Since then, the Colonial League expanded its playoff format to six teams beginning this fall. The Lady Falcons (12-4 overall; 9-2 in Colonial League) will be returning to that stage in 2019, and they wouldn’t have even needed the expanded tournament to do so.

Despite last week’s 2-1 loss to Moravian Academy, the Lady Falcons have positioned...

NL ground game beats Salisbury

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Even in its losses this season, the Salisbury offense has generally been able to keep up with its opponents through.

Friday’s loss against Northern Lehigh was the Falcon offense’s first hiccup of the fall. The Bulldogs (4-3) ruined Salisbury’s Homecoming Night by running for 301 yards on the ground en route to a 42-14 win. The win halted a two-game winning streak for the Falcons (4-3).

Salisbury’s only offensive touchdown came with 54 seconds left in the game when Blake Lettko...

Falcon football team heads to Bangor

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

A trip to Bangor might just be what Salisbury needs as it looks to get back in the win column following last week’s 42-14 loss to Northern Lehigh. The Slaters (2-5) have won just two games this season and are in the midst of a four-game losing streak.

However, one of those victories has come against that same Northern Lehigh team that Salisbury came up short against last Friday. Bangor outlasted the Bulldogs in Week 3 to escape with a 28-21 victory on its home field.

Head coach...

Falcons compete in D-11 singles

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury sophomore Mackenzie Hankee has only been playing tennis for two seasons. But she continues to impress head coach Rob Benson on the court.

Most recently it was her performance during the District 11 Class 2A singles tournament. Despite coming up short against Notre Dame’s top player Keiran Lencheski (6-2, 6-1), Benson continued to see improvement from his second-year player.

“Mack, who plays at No. 3 singles for us, played the No. 1 player from Notre Dame (Green Pond...

Suter advances to district tournament

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Salisbury golfer Alex Suter played two very good rounds of golf over the past two weeks.

The first came at the Colonial League Championships at Bethlehem Municipal on Monday, Sept. 23.

Suter shot 82 for 10th place at the event. He was just three shots away from a top-five finish, which would have earned the Falcon senior an exemption into the District 11 Class 2A Championships.

“I was very happy with it,” Suter said. “I blew up at the end. It could have been a great day...