Salisbury Press

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Alder is excited for postseasn at 145

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Devon Alder made the jump from 126 pounds last year to the 145-pound weight class this winter. It’s always tough jumping two weight classes over the course of a year, but Alder feels as if he’s off to a good start at his new spot in the line up.

Despite coming up short in last week’s match against Northwestern, he faced one of his toughest opponents all season, which will only bode well for the future.

Northwestern won three of the four contested bouts last Wednesday to secure...

Girls beat Catty for second win

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Freshman point guard Quinn Wittman admits there were nerves early in the season stepping onto the varsity stage. Not only did she have to prove she belonged with the upperclassmen, she’s been handed the job of leading Salisbury’s offense.

She seems to be settling into her role as one of the Lady Falcons’ leaders on the court.

Wittman scored 13 points, including a late clutch free throw, that helped Salisbury secure its second Colonial League victory of the season with a 36-33...

Falcons drop two straight games

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The roller coaster ride that the Salisbury basketball team is on has gone into a downhill portion of the track since new calendars went up on the wall.

After snapping a three-game slide with a win over Saucon Valley, Salisbury has dropped its first two games of 2019 with losses to tough opponents in Notre Dame of Green Pond (8-3 overall, 5-2 Colonial) and Northwestern Lehigh (5-5, 4-3).

The Crusaders beat Salisbury 79-56 behind 26 points from Chris Omick and 17 from Brendan...

Tigers’ size is too much for Salisbury

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Salisbury girls basketball team is going to give up some size in most of its games. That’s no surprise to head coach Dan Reichenbach and his team.

But the Falcons faced one of their most difficult tasks in that regard last Friday night against Northwestern.

Northwestern’s duo of senior Sage Christopher and sophomore Emily Sekerak gave Salisbury problems all night. The two combined for 22 points, including a game-high 15 from Christopher, as the Tigers defeated the Falcons...

Grapplers finish ninth at JT Tourney

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Sports


Saturday, Dec. 29

Salisbury at Jim Thorpe Tournament

The Salisbury wrestling team took ninth place at the Jim Thorpe Christmas Tournament on Dec. 29.

With just five wrestlers competing in the tournament, the Falcons had four place winners and two silver medalists at the event. They finished ninth out of 17 teams. Danville won the tournament with 221 points. Archbishop Ryan finished second at 190.5, followed by Crestwood (150) and the host Olympians (139....

Falcons are impressing in the pool

Saturday, January 5, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Sarah Bobeck isn’t sure which individual events she plans to race at districts and states once the time comes. But she does know it will be a couple of freestyle events.

Fortunately for Bobeck, she still has some time to talk with head coach Patrick O’Connor and come up with the best idea. For now, she’s progressing well throughout the regular season.

Bobeck took first place in each of her two individual events last Thursday against Central Catholic, while helping two relay...

Salisbury tops SV

Saturday, January 5, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Salisbury boys basketball team had just five wins all of last season. The Falcons picked up their fifth win of this season before the calendar even turned to January.

In the consolation game of its annual holiday tournament, Salisbury defeated Saucon Valley, 58-42, on Friday night. The Falcons (5-4 overall; 3-2 in Colonial League) fell to Quakertown in their first game of the tournament, 82-57.

“It’s good to bounce back and get a win,” Salisbury head coach Jason Weaver said...

Deer, small game seasons continue into new year

Saturday, January 5, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

For those of you who struck out on getting a buck or doe over the past archery, muzzleloader and rifle deer seasons, you get another chance when the season reopens for archery and flintlock muzzleloader statewide on the traditional post Christmas seasons. Those seasons run Dec. 26-Jan. 12. If you hunt in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D, that season runs from Dec. 26-Jan. 26, 2019.

The extended firearms season also kicks off Dec. 26 and runs until Jan. 26, 2019, but only for antlerless deer and in...

Niesenbaum leads young Falcon grapplers

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Jonah Niesenbaum is confident he can wrestle against anyone, even on the national scene. And now maybe a few others are starting to believe as well.

Niesenbaum is 3-0 in dual meets this season. His biggest victory thus far came against Wilson’s Kolby Flank, last year’s District 11 Class 2A champion.

In terms of a national scale, Niesenbaum went 3-2 at the Super 32 wrestling tournament held back in October. One of his losses at 220 pounds was a hard-fought 3-1 decision against...

Slow starts doom Falcons

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Getting off to slow starts has been a concern for the Salisbury boys’ basketball team this season. And it once again hurt the Falcons last week.

Palmerton’s Justin Hosier erupted for 19 points in the first quarter, and the Blue Bombers led by as much as 21 points in the second quarter. The Falcons fought back to get within five points in the fourth quarter, but the deficit was too much to overcome as Palmerton held on for the 65-61 win last Wednesday.

“I said in the locker room...