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Meikrantz, McGee named to girls team

Sunday, March 19, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Salisbury’s Caylin Meikrantz and Sarah McGee were recently named to the All Colonial League girls basketball team.

The following is this year’s all-star team.

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

FIRST TEAM

Cecily Redfern (Sr., Moravian Academy), Leighanna Lister (Jr., Northwestern), Cailee Murphy (Sr., Notre Dame GP), Amanda Mobley (Jr., Southern Lehigh), Olivia Snyder (So., Southern Lehigh)

SECOND TEAM

Marissa Fernandez-Tierney...

Coyotes are PA’s most wily, wary prey

Sunday, March 19, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Now that the major hunting seasons are over and spring gobbler season has yet to get under way, sportsmen can still pursue probably the toughest, most wary and wily animal in Pennsylvania: the coyote.

While most folks may never see a coyote, they are around and their numbers are growing. They’re even close to the city of Allentown. South Mountain and the wooded tracts off Constitution Drive harbor a few. And a friend trapped a couple behind Cedarbrook Nursing Home in South Whitehall...

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...

HOOPS - Three LVP teams advance in states

Friday, March 17, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Three Lehigh Valley Press teams moved on in state play Thursday night and will continue their quest for a state title.

The Emmaus boys knocked off Harrisburg 64-61 in a game that was supposed to be played Wednesday night. The Hornets got off to a nice start leading 19-13 after one and 32-22 heading into halftime. But Harrisburg would cut the lead to just 44-43 after three quarters before a close fourth quarter of action left Emmaus out in front in the end.

David Kachelries...

PIAA BASKETBALL: Emmaus advances; Parkland, Beca, Salisbury fall in opening round

Sunday, March 12, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

In Class 6A action, Emmaus beat District 1 fourth-place team Cheltenham, 68-67.

Matt Kachelries scored a game-high 24 points to get his career total to 990. His twin brother David added 19 points for the Hornets (21-6). Zach Sabol chipped in with 16 points.

Jack Clark led the Panthers with 32 points.

Emmaus, the fourth-place team from District 11, moves on to face District 3 champs Harrisburg (20-6) in the second round with the winner advancing to Saturday’s...

STATE WRESTLING UPDATE Hawks advance ten to Day 2

Friday, March 10, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s Mikey Labriola and Northampton’s Julian Chlebove both continued their treks to a second straight state championship Thursday night during the opening round of the PIAA 3A wrestling tournament.

Labriola won his opening bout by fall over Britain Shields of Big Spring with a fall in :34 seconds.

Labriola is one of four Hawks heading to Friday’s quarterfinals, as Ryan Anderson (126), Jarred Papcsy (132) and Niko Camacho (HWT) look to move through the bracket....

Reihman edges rival in final D-11 Meet

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

If you had to pick just one race to see at the District 11 Swimming Championships last weekend at Parkland High School, the likely pick would have been the boys 100 freestyle.

The third heat of that event matched Salisbury’s Mahlon Reihman against his friend and rival Gabe Castano of Central Catholic. Reihman and Castano are good friends, who both swim for the Parkland Aquatic Club, making them both teammates and rivals in the sport.

Reihman came into the event, having won gold...

Boys enter states on high note

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury was going to be traveling far regardless of Friday’s outcome against Saucon Valley. The Falcons would rather have to travel north to Scranton than south to Philadelphia.

The Falcons got their wish.

The No. 3 seed in the District 11 Class 4A tournament, Salisbury’s ticket to the state tournament was already clinched heading into Friday. But now the Falcons know where their first-round game will be after a 75-48 victory over No. 4 Saucon Valley in the district third-...

Falcon swimmers soar at districts

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Salisbury swimming team put on quite a display at the District 11 Championship last weekend at Parkland High School.

On the boys side, Mahlon Reihman and Daniel Bonge won individual events and Salisbury won relay events in the 200 medley relay, breaking a district record, and in the 400 freestyle relay.

For the Falcon girls team, sophomore Sarah Bobeck turned in a huge performance in the 500 freestyle to beat the defending champion, Paige Jackett of Notre Dame (East...

Simononis’ successful career comes to a close

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Shane Simononis didn’t really know what to expect coming into his final wrestling season. Not only was he entering his first season with head coach Juan Garcia, Simononis spent much of last year out of action with a concussion.

He did know one thing—he wanted to make 2017 a fun and memorable season. He surely did that.

Simononis capped his senior season on the mat this past weekend with a solid showing at the Southeast Region Class 2A Championships. He went 1-2 at the 182-pound...