Salisbury Press

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D-11 games a hit at PPL Center

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

History was made at the PPL Center on Wednesday night and it wasn’t the Phantoms or a star-studded concert this time.

A paid attendance of 7,630 sold out the area for the boys District 11 6A semifinal games featuring Emmaus vs. Pocono Mountain West and Parkland vs. Allen. It was a District 11 record, according to many. The PPL Center’s Twitter account credited the “over 8,000 fans” who came out for the game for a great atmosphere, while the District 11 Twitter account posted a photo “...

Keller repeats as district champion

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Salisbury senior Tyler Keller didn’t leave much doubt as to whether or not he would be going to Bucknell University later this month to compete in the PIAA Diving Championships. After just two dives at the District 11 Championship meet at Emmaus High School on Saturday, Keller moved into first place in the Class 2A competition and didn’t look back. Before long, he pulled out to an almost insurmountable lead to take one of two guaranteed spots in states, with Central Catholic’s Sam Stringer...

Simononis advances to regionals

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Shane Simononis had a bit of a scare over the weekend as he secured a spot in the upcoming Southeast Regional Tournament.

The Salisbury senior was sent to the hospital with a leg injury following his third-place match. The extent of the injury was not known when he left the mat, nor was his upcoming future at regionals.

Fortunately, the injury wasn’t as serious as anticipated. Simononis, who suffered a leg sprain, will compete at regionals this weekend at Wilson West Lawn High...

Costello scores 35 in win

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Time after time, it looked as if all of the luck was stacked against Salisbury.

First it was an 85-foot heave as time expired in the first quarter from Octorara’s Dominik London that somehow found its way through the rim. Then, Jamanti Mayo’s tip in as time expired in regulation tied last Friday’s district game at 56-56 and sent the two teams into overtime.

Salisbury, however, was not rattled. Jaxon Costello scored eight of his career-high 35 points in the extra frame to help...

Frankenfield nominated for LVFBSA

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Salsbury’s Eric Frankenfield will represent the Falcons at this year’s Lehigh Valley Football Scholar-Athlete Banquet.

A 6-2, 215-pound fullback and defensive end, Frankenfield ranks 30th in a class of 157 students. He is an honor roll student, member of the National Honor Society, and earned honorable mention all-conference honors on defense. He participates in varsity basketball and track, is a math and physics academic tutor, school yearbook editor and a class officer. He is a...

District Basketball roundup: Iorio carries Parkland past Mounties

Sunday, February 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

District 11 basketball quarterfinals wrapped up on Saturday with Lehigh Valley Press area teams competing in boys Class 6A and 3A games.

Here’s a look at the results and next round match ups in both brackets.

For more about you local teams see this week’s editions of the Lehigh Valley Press.


Class 6A

Sam Iorio scored 39 points to lead No. 4 seed Parkland to a 63-54 win over No. 5 Stroudsburg.

The senior scored 18 points in a decisive...

D-11 Wrestling Roundup: Eight from LVP area earn gold

Sunday, February 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic had 11 place-winners and earned the team title at Saturday’s District 11 Class 3 Wrestling Championships at Liberty High School.

The following is a team-by-team recap of the top finishers from Lehigh Valley Press-area teams. For more about your local teams pick up a copy of this week’s Press.


Bethlehem Catholic

The Golden Hawks had two champions, 10 regional qualifiers and 11 place winners to edge Nazareth 240-223 in the team points...

BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Falconsadvance to semifinals

Saturday, February 25, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The District 11 basketball tournaments continued Friday with Salisbury teams playing in boys Class 4A and girls Class 3A.



The No. 2 seed Falcons got a career-high 35 points from Jaxon Costello to beat No. 7 Octarora 68-67 in overtime.

Costello went scoreless in the first quarter before erupting for 15 second-quarter points. Blake Jones added 10 points for the Falcons, while Sean Snyder and Jack Reichenbach had eight points each...

District basketball roundup: Parkland, Northampton girls advance; ENS stuns Zephs

Friday, February 24, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The District 11 basketball quarterfinal rounds got under way Thursday and will continue through Saturday. Here’s a look at how the Class 5A boys and 6A girls games unfolded.


East Stroudsburg North-Whitehall

The No. 6 seed Timberwolves knocked off No. 3 Whitehall, 52-50 in a Class 5A quarterfinal.

The Timberwolves, which upset top-seeded Emmaus in the league playoffs, saw just four players score and only three players with more than two points in...

PFBC releases trout stocking schedules

Thursday, February 23, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

One can tell the trout fishing season is near when the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission makes the 2017 trout stocking schedule available. And it’s available online as well as on the PFBC’s Fish BoatPA free mobile app that’s available for smartphone users from the Apple App and Google Play stores.

To check the schedules, go to and click on the link ‘Fish’ in the upper right corner, then select ‘Trout Stocking Schedules...