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Seniors secure win over Rough Riders

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Last Friday night was dedicated to Salisbury’s five senior girls basketball players: Anna Bishop, Alicia Burkhardt, Olivia Dragovits, Kelly Gardus and Sarah McGee. After the players were honored prior to the start of the game, the Falcons played arguably their best game of the season on Senior Night.

The Falcons made their first seven shots against visiting Catasauqua, led 20-0 after the first quarter, and never looked back. Salisbury (8-10 overall; 6-7 in Colonial League), led by a...

Girls bounce back with win over SV

Sunday, January 28, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Due to unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances, a number of Salisbury girls basketball underclassmen were forced into larger roles than the coaching staff had planned for this season.

After losing two starters to injury in leading scorer Sarah McGee and Salisbury’s tallest player in Madison Bettuccio, voids were left. But a number of freshmen and sophomores have filled in nicely for head coach Joe Mladosich.

Two of them had solid games over the weekend against Saucon Valley....

Falcon swimmers split with Panthers

Sunday, January 28, 2018 by The Press in Sports

SWIMMING

Friday, Jan. 19

Salisbury-Saucon Valley

The Falcons split a dual meet against Saucon Valley, with the Salisbury girls winning 96-71 and the boys falling 128-38.

Sarah Bobeck, Julia Graver and Madaket Chassard both won a pair of individual events for the Falcon girls team, while Madison Jewell also got a first place finish. The Falcons also won a pair of relays, as Kerry Seiler, Jewell, Chassard and Bobeck teams up for a victory in the 200-yard freestyle...

Falcon grappler learns fast

Sunday, January 28, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

For almost a decade, Jonah Niesenbaum’s athletic career revolved around ice hockey.

But after nine years, Niesenbaum traded in his skates for wrestling headgear. Since the transition during his sophomore year at Salisbury, the Falcon junior has not looked back.

“By the end of it, I had a good ice hockey season and it was a pretty tough wrestling season my first year, but I just fell in love with it,” Niesenbaum said. “It is weird because ice hockey is my go-to sport and I’ve...

Bobeck focuses on a return trip to Bucknell

Friday, January 19, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury junior Sarah Bobeck fully dedicated her future to swimming prior to her sophomore year. And since then, she’s become one of the area’s most consistent high school swimmers.

Bobeck, after earning two top-four finishes at districts as a freshman, took leaps in her second season. She won the 500-yard freestyle as a sophomore at districts and placed in the top 25 swimmers in two events at the PIAA Class 2A Championships last winter.

Much of that credit goes to her full...

Girls hold on to top Knights

Friday, January 19, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Despite how well of a start the Salisbury girls’ basketball team had against Pen Argyl last week, the Lady Falcons suddenly found themselves in a bit of trouble.

Without the team’s leading scorer still sidelined, Sarah McGee is still sidelined with an injury, a couple of senior leaders helped Salisbury pull away when it needed them most.

Senior Kelly Gardus helped break a scoring drought in third quarter, and classmate Alicia Burkhardt scored seven in the fourth to push...

Big fourth quarter leads Wilson to win

Friday, January 19, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

In its two Colonial League victories last week against Pen Argyl (65-53) and Southern Lehigh (44-43), one thing that Salisbury did well was close out the game.

But Monday against Wilson, the Falcons had trouble putting together a full 32 minutes of basketball.

Leading from the opening tipoff and by as much as 10 points in the third quarter, Salisbury could not hold on in the fourth. Wilson (8-5 overall; 7-3 in Colonial League) outscored the Falcons 24-10 in the final eight...

Salisbury girls battle through key injuries

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury lost two key players against Moravian Academy back on Dec. 22, including leading scorer senior Sarah McGee. Madison Bettuccio also left with an injury against the Lions, and neither has returned to the court since.

With Salisbury hovering around the .500 mark near the midway point of the season, the Falcons are hoping to stay within striking distance of a postseason berth until those two return.

After two overtime wins against Palmerton (51-48 in double overtime) and...

Falcons fall to Northwestern

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Baseball great Yogi Berra once noted “it gets late early around here.” That could apply to Salisbury’s boys basketball season as the Falcons hope to qualify for a spot in the district tournament. The season is only at the halfway mark, but it seems much later for the Falcons, who need a dramatic turnaround from their 1-6 Colonial League record and their overall 1-10 record on the season.

This past weekend may have been the one that put the first nail in their coffin with losses to...

Falcons pick up first win of season

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Last week was sort of like a roller coaster ride for the Salisbury boys’ basketball team.

After suffering two losses in its annual holiday tournament, Salisbury closed 2017 by finally securing its first win of the season. The Falcons (1-8) defeated Palmerton on Saturday night, 56-53, to pick up its first Colonial League win and end an eight-game skid.

The Falcons fell to Northampton (50-38) last Wednesday, and then came up short against Quakertown (41-27) on Thursday in the...