Salisbury Press

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Falcons split two games vs. LM

Thursday, June 15, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The first game of Salisbury’s legion doubleheader against Lower Mac didn’t go as planned Saturday. An 8-1 defeat handed the Falcons their first loss of the young season.

But they responded when the two teams took the field in the evening. Led by 15-year old Will Rodriguez’s complete game, one-run effort, Salisbury took game two of the doubleheader, 6-1 on its home field.

Perhaps seeing an offense score eight runs hours earlier would have intimidated most pitchers, particularly...

Salisbury starts 2-0 in LV Legion

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Last year’s Salisbury Connie Mack baseball team won the regular season championship. A banner hangs on the fence at the high school field just behind home plate acknowledging those Falcons and their feat.

Now, many of those same Connie Mack players have moved up to the legion level looking to get a team back on track that has struggled in recent years. And through two games, it looks like the Falcons have carried that momentum over to the legion ranks.

Salisbury improved to 2-0...


Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by KATIE McDONALD in Sports

Salisbury High School senior Leandra Roelker was named District 11 Female Tennis Scholar-Athlete on May 31 at a banquet at the Best Western in Bethlehem.

“It’s such an honor to even be considered,” Roelker said. “I could have been happy to go home a [nominee].”

Roelker’s record was 21-3 at No. 1 singles this year and was a First Team All-Colonial League selection.

“I thought it was me when [master of ceremonies Neil Curtis] said my record, and then I heard class rank and...


Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by KATIE McDONALD in Sports

Salisbury High School senior John Yurconic II was named District 11 Male Tennis Scholar-Athlete on May 31 at a banquet at the Best Western in Bethlehem.

“Honestly, it’s a great feeling,” Yurconic said. “I thought I already had the icing on the cake, so I think this is something on top of that. It’s been an amazing four years.”

Yurconic played four years of varsity singles tennis for the Falcons, compiling a record of 77-21. He is the 2017 District 11 Class 2A singles tennis...

Softball team ends successful season

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Surely there was some dejection and tough feelings when Salisbury was eliminated from the District 11 playoffs by virtue of a 6-5 loss to Northern Lehigh. It’s likely that having had some time to reflect on the season, the players are realizing that their season was one to be proud of and could be a big step for the program as a whole.

Salisbury finished 17-8 on the year, with one loss coming in the Colonial League final and the other in the district semifinals. It’s been a while...

Lady Falcons fall in semifinal

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The adage is that unless you’re the state champion, your season ends with a loss. Such was the case for Salisbury softball, but its season was still a success as the Falcons reached in the District 11 Class 3A semifinals, where their season ended with a 6-5 loss to Northern Lehigh.

In the quarterfinals, Salisbury marched to a 9-0 win over Marian Catholic, which advanced the team into the semis.

Salisbury got on the board first, with two first-inning runs against Fillies pitcher...

Reichenbach earns state medals

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Jack Reichenbach knows he can be a state champion.

While he wasn’t able to make it a reality last weekend in his first trip to the PIAA Track and Field Championships, held annually at Shippensburg University, he saw first hand that his best is just as good or better than anyone else in the state.

The Salisbury High School junior took sixth place in both of his events, earning two state medals. He cleared 6 feet, 2 inches in high jump and leaped 21-4 1/4 in long jump at states...

Yurconic reaches PIAA quarterfinal

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by TODD KRES in Sports

Salisbury senior John Yurconic had already traveled to Hershey for the state tennis championships in the previous two seasons. Last year ended with state gold in the Class 2A doubles tournament along with his cousin and teammate Mason Groff.

This year’s trip to Hershey, however, would be a bit different for the Falcon senior. Yurconic qualified for the Class 2A singles tournament for the first time in his career, and he was able to put together a successful run against Pennsylvania’s...

Pochron crosses career milestone

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The month of May has been a memorable time for Salisbury baseball head coach Mike Pochron. He was recently re-elected for his second six-year term as judge in Magisterial District 31-1-08.

And a couple days before to that re-election, Pochron reached an elusive milestone on the baseball diamond. Salisbury’s final win of the 2017 season, a 7-1 victory over Dieruff on May 12, was Pochron’s 250th as head coach of the Falcons’ varsity baseball team.

The milestone was a complete...

Falcons earn CL silver medals

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Salisbury softball team nearly made history on Friday night. In the program’s first Colonial League championship game appearance since 2002, the Lady Falcons had an opportunity to earn their first conference title ever.

For most of the game, it looked as if No. 6 seed Salisbury was bound to upset top-seeded Bangor and earn that elusive title. The Lady Falcons led 8-3 early and 11-6 after five innings.

But Bangor had one last-ditch effort, much like when it scored four runs...