Salisbury Press

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Keller earns silver

Sunday, April 2, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Making his third straight appearance at the state championship meet, Tyler Keller wanted to put in his best state-meet performance in his final trip the meet.

He accomplished his goal, finishing in second place Saturday at Bucnkell University’s Kinney Natatorium.

“This year, even though it was my senior year, I felt the most pressure because of how much was on the line,” said Keller, who will dive next year at Lehigh University. “I’ve by far enjoyed this year the most. It was...

Falcons look for more offense in 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury’s biggest issue was clear as day last season. There was no running from the Falcons’ struggle to score runs.

In the Colonial League where Salisbury finished 8-9 and was on the outskirts of the league tournament, the Falcons scored three runs or less eight times. That trend haunted them in the district tournament as they scored just four runs in two games.

If the Falcons hope to return to their competitive ways, they’ll have to do so with an adjustment offensively....

Gradaution leaves big holes on SHS track and field team

Thursday, March 30, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

A number of familiar faces that local track and field fans saw in Salisbury uniforms over the past four years won’t be back in 2017. It will be a new-look group leading the Falcons this year, while some familiar faces are back.

State-runner up in triple jump event and 13-time district medalist Lindsay Bauer is the most recognizable face that will me missing this spring. She has move to Rider College. But the Falcons also graduated a number of others, including Colonial League javelin...

Tennis team starts 3-0 in CL

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Monday, March 27

Salisbury-Wilson

The Falcons beat the Warriors 5-0 to improve to 3-0 in Colonial League play and 3-1 overall this season.

John Yurconic, Mason Groff and Ethan Heydt won singles matches against Wilson, while the doubles team of Ryan Slutsky and Daniel Bonge, along with Aaron Kahn and AJ Oliver, picked up wins.

Salisbury 5, Wilson 0

SINGLES

John Yurconic (S) def. Michael Glovas (W) 8-0; Mason Groff (S) def. John Boerchers 8-0; Ethan...

STATE CHAMPS! Becahi girls win state 4A title

Friday, March 24, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Bethlehem Catholic girls basketball team captured its first state title on Thursday night, knocking off Villa Maria of Erie 46-27 in the girls 4A final.

Becahi was 0-for-2 to that point in state title games, falling as recently as 2013, but this time things would be different, as the Hawks won again using a familiar approach in their playoff run - a quick start.

A ten-point run in the first quarter paved the way and the girls, who again held an opponent to single digits in...

Tennis team returns most of 2016 line up

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Salisbury tennis team had plenty of individual success last season. This season, however, it is hoping to add some team hardware to go along with those personal feats.

Salisbury’s duo of seniors John Yurconic and Mason Groff captured state gold in the doubles circuit last year after both had lengthy runs in the District 11 Class 2A singles tournament. But the team finished just 7-9 overall and failed to qualify for both league and district team duals.

Head coach Rob Benson...

Softball team looks to take another step forward in ‘17

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

One step forward, one step backward. That seems to be the motto of the Salisbury softball team as of late.

After qualifying for the district tournament in 2014, Salisbury failed to return to that stage a year later and finished 7-10 in the Colonial League. Last year was a bounce-back season for the Lady Falcons, who made both postseason tournaments and earned 14 wins.

They’re hoping that this spring season, however, ends with these Lady Falcons taking another step forward under...

Two Falcons win state gold

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Two Salisbury swimmers were crowned state swimming champions last week at Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium. One was almost expected. The other was a bit of a surprise.

Both Mahlon Reihman and Daniel Bonge rode back to the Lehigh Valley with gold medals around their necks and helped their team to third place with one event left in this year’s PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

Reihman captured his third consecutive state gold medal in the 100-yard freestyle last...

HOOPS - Only BC girls survive Saturday’s action

Sunday, March 19, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Katie McDonald will have more on the team’s state run in the March 22 issue of the Bethlehem Press.

The NHS girls lost to Boyertown 56-55 on Saturday as Abby Kapp hit a clutch three-pointer with just 17 second left in the game.

The Kids would start out well in this game taking a 14-9 lead after one and extending it to 30-24 heading into the half. But a strong second half by Boyertown saw them chip away at the lead, cutting it to just 44-42 heading into the third quarter.

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Costello makes first team

Sunday, March 19, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Three Salisbury boys basketball players were selected to this year’s All Colonial League basketball team. Senior Jaxon Costello was named to the First Team, junior Jack Reichenbach was a Second Team honoree and senior Ryan Slutsky was awarded an honorable mention selection.

2016-17 Colonial League Boys’ Basketball All-League Team

FIRST TEAM

Dylan Benton (Sr., Bangor), Reece Jones (Sr., Bangor), Isaiah Graves (Jr., Catasauqua), Jaxon Costello (Sr., Salisbury), Josh Snead...