Salisbury Press

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Niesenbaum gets back to state championships

Thursday, March 7, 2019 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Jonah Niesenbaum is a student of the game when it comes to wrestling.

The Salisbury senior has proved time and again he is a quick learner.

After punching his ticket to states for the second straight year, Niesenbaum showed that he’s still just scratching the surface.

A third-place finish Saturday at the Southeast Regional Tournament helped Niesenbaum secure his spot in Hershey for the second year in a row. The result was an improvement on his fifth-place finish at...

Bobeck picks up more gold medals

Thursday, March 7, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After winning District 11 gold medals in the 50- and 500-yard freestyle events a year ago, Sarah Bobeck looked at where she was and where she wanted to be as she prepared for her senior season of high school swimming. She knew her times in the two events were good, but she also knew that she wanted to swim competitively in college and to do so, she needed to make a couple of changes.

First, she needed to challenge herself. While she enjoyed the varying styles of the 50 and 500, she...

Bobeck seeded first in two events

Thursday, February 28, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Defending champion Sarah Bobeck will lead the Salisbury swim team into this weekend’s District 11 Class 2A championships, which will be held Friday and Saturday at Parkland High school.

Bobeck earned district titles in the 50- and 500-yard freestyle events last year. This year, as a senior, she’ll swim the 200 and 100 freestyle events at districts.

In the 200 free, Bobeck is seeded first at 2:01.82, with Panther Valley’s Erika Zimmerman seeded second at 2:02.32. In the 100 free...

Niesenbaum reaches regionals

Thursday, February 28, 2019 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Jonah Niesenbaum stood outside Liberty’s Memorial Gymnasium, peering through the doorway to get a glimpse of the action inside.

As the crowd noise swelled, so did the Salisbury senior’s interest.

Clearly, it wasn’t where Niesenbaum envisioned himself on the second night of District 11 Wrestling Tournament.

Niesenbaum pictured himself alongside his peers, competing for a title. As the No. 2 seed at 220 pounds, a third-place finish in the Class 2A bracket wasn’t the...

Seniors helped team battle adversity

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Injuries are a part of all teams. The severity of those injuries can have a major impact on how a season can play out.

The Salisbury girls’ basketball team endured a number of injuries this past winter that played a large role in the Falcons’ 2018-19 season. The Falcons finished 3-14 in the Colonial League, beating Catasauqua twice and Saucon Valley late in the season.

“It’s hard for me to say that a three-win season is what I expected,” head coach Dan Reichenbach said. “I was...

Weather alters Colonial, EPC hoop schedules

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Colonial League and East Penn Conference playoff schedules for basketball were pushed back due to weather and school closings this week.

Tonight’s games (Thursday, Feb. 14) are as follows for the Colonial League:

Catasauqua High School

5:45 p.m.- Girls #1 Notre Dame-Green Pond vs. #4 Bangor

7:30 p.m. - Boys #1 Moravian Academy vs. #4 Bangor

Whitehall High School

6 p.m. - Girls #2 Southern Lehigh vs. #3 Northwestern Lehigh

7:45 p.m. - Boys...

Seniors honored in season finale

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury point guard Sean Snyder has been a three-year starter for head coach Jason Weaver. With 1:44 left to play in last week’s regular season finale against Southern Lehigh, Snyder walked off the court for the final time as a Falcon.

Snyder was the last of three Salisbury seniors to exit the floor and receive a standing ovation last Tuesday. And while the result—a 63-43 loss to the Spartans—officially eliminated the Falcons (8-14 overall; 5-12 in Colonial League) from playoff...

EPC, Colonial announces tourney matchups

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The East Penn Conference and Colonial League announced matchups for their respective league tournaments, which start Friday.

In the EPC, the Bethlehem Catholic boys get the top seed and will host eight-seed Easton at 7:30 p.m. Emmaus earns the second seed and will host Central at 6 p.m.

Freedom takes the fifth seed and will travel to Nazareth for a 7:30 p.m. game while Allen sneaked in on the final night of play to earn the sixth seed and a date at Pocono Mountain East for a 7...

Niesenbaum takes fourth at tourney

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury senior Jonah Niesenbaum entered the Coal Cracker wrestling tournament much like every other competition—with the intention of winning. And while he came up a few matches short of that goal, he was able to use the competition as a building block for the upcoming district tournament.

Niesenbaum went 4-2 at the competitive tournament at Panther Valley High School nearly two weeks ago, finishing in fourth place to wrap up his regular season.

“As with any other competition...

Salisbury boys fall to Northwestern

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Salisbury’s struggles continued last Friday with a 49-36 loss to Northwestern Lehigh. The loss was the second in three games and the fifth in seven games for the Falcons, who dropped to 8-13 overall and 5-11 in the Colonial League.

Northwestern (10-10, 8-7) opened the game by commanding the boards with Deven Bollinger pulling down three rebounds in the first three-minutes of the game. The two teams were in an 11-11 stalemate after the first quarter, but Northwestern pulled out to a 25...