Salisbury Press

Monday, November 19, 2018

Reichenbach fought through injury for stellar senior season

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Jack Reichenbach was always destined to be a jumper. He was around it throughout most of his childhood.

His father, Dan, was a district record holder at Salisbury for 30 years and an All-American at Moravian. His oldest brother, also named Dan, is a district record holder and Salisbury High School record holder who jumped at Lehigh University. Jumping is in Jack’s blood.

The former Falcon had his best track and field season of his four-year high school career this past spring....

Salisbury beats Lower Mac to reach Legion championship

Friday, July 20, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury beat Lower Macungie last Tuesday to advance to the Lehigh Valley Legion semifinals against North Parkland.

No. 2 seed Lower Mac squandered 10 runners on base, and top-seeded Salisbury capitalized on those wasted opportunities. The Falcons used a six-run fourth inning to pull away from Lower Mac and end its season last Tuesday, 8-1, in the Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs.

“We faced [Andrew] Sukanick and he’s their ace,” Lower Mac manager Jeff Smith said. “It’s not like...

Falcons fall in LVL title game

Friday, July 20, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Salisbury’s Lehigh Valley Legion offense just ran out of gas during their championship battle with South Parkland on July 12 at Parkland High School.

The reason the tank was on empty had a little to do with fatigue and a lot to do with a dominant pitcher named A.J. Palumbo.

The Falcons had authored a 14-12 comeback victory the night before against North Parkland. However, North Parkland didn’t have Palumbo, who administered a 101-pitch, three hit, seven strikeout performance in...

Falcons stay alive in LVL playoffs

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury manager Scott Heppenheimer let his team know about the conditions of the infield prior to Sunday’s game against Coplay.

Maybe he had a hunch of what was in store.

A friendly bounce on a Joey Galantini single kept Salisbury’s comeback bid alive in the fifth inning and played a key role in keeping the Falcons’ Lehigh Valley Legion season alive. The No. 1 seeded Falcons scored six runs in the frame, two on Galantini’s single, and defeated No. 8 seeded Coplay, 8-7, in a...

Salisbury goes 0-3 at A-Town Throwdown

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

One common theme throughout the summer has been Salisbury’s inability to lock down defensively and come up with key stops when it needs to. That issue resurfaced this past weekend.

The Falcons went 0-3 on Friday and Saturday at the SportsFest “A-Town Throwdown” basketball tournament. A common issue in their tournament-ending 41-31 loss to Hershey was the defensive play.

“We just don’t get enough stops defensively,” head coach Jason Weaver said following Saturday’s loss to...

Connie Mack team falls in league playoffs

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Salisbury Connie Mack baseball team experienced some setbacks in 2017. But the team bounced back and had a winning season in 2018.

The Falcons had a 12-7 overall record and qualified for this year’s league playoffs. They were the number nine seed and fell to number eight seeded Balliet Vikings, a team primarily consisting of Central Catholic players, 8-0 in the first round last Monday evening at Sammy Balliet Stadium in Coplay.

But there are still plenty of positives to...

Salisbury focuses on defense in summer

Friday, July 6, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Even during the summer months, basketball teams can use certain situations to benefit themselves come the winter season. Salisbury had that chance with an opportunity to draw up a game-tying play in the final seconds recently.

Incoming senior Sean Snyder hit a foul-line jumper to tie Thursday’s game against Southern Lehigh at 50-50 to end regulation.

Snyder hit another big shot in overtime to put the Falcons ahead by a point, but the Spartans finished the game on a 6-2 run for...

Falcons clinch top seed

Friday, July 6, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Kevin Cruz is unable to be at all of Salisbury’s legion games, but when he is there he’s a vital part of the team. In Friday’s win over Northern Valley, Cruz smacked two home runs in the Falcons’ 8-3 win over Northern Valley.

Cruz’ first homer, which came in the second inning, was a no doubter. The ball arched toward deep left-center field and cleared the fence by a few feet to give Salisbury a 2-0 lead.

Cruz returned to lead off the fifth inning with his team up 5-3. This time...

Falcons go 1-2 at Beach Bash Tourney

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The annual Bash at the Beach basketball tournament was held this past week at Cedar Beach Park in Allentown. A total of 40 teams competed in the varsity boys tournament and 17 teams entered in the girls tournament.

The Salisbury boys had a tough road from the start, which included an opening-round game against a state playoff squad from this past winter. Rene Figueroa scored 26 points to help Panther Valley edge the Falcons on Thursday, 60-57.

The Falcons bounced back with a...

Errors plague CM team in loss to Thorpe

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

When you finish a baseball game with as many errors as hits, the chances of winning that game is slim to none.

The Salisbury Connie Mack team found out just how tough it could be in that situation.

A total of six errors played a key role in Jim Thorpe’s 10-2 victory at Salisbury High School on Monday evening to hand the Falcons their fifth loss in their last seven games. Two of those errors came in the first inning when the Olympians were able to jump out to a 2-0 lead and...