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Wrestlers hope to resuscitate program

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

With only two wrestlers taking the mat on a nightly basis, the Salisbury wrestling team probably won’t see any team wins this winter.

But the focus around head coach Juan Garcia and the Falcon program remains on rebuilding this unit to a level at which it previously competed not many years ago. And Salisbury looks to be on the right path to that future success.

“We are working on changing the culture of the Salisbury wrestling community,” Garcia said. “We were once one of the...

Swim teams feature depth

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The season may feel like it has just started for the Salisbury swimming team, but head coach Patrick O’Connor has been impressed with the Falcons’ start in 2017.

The team most recently competed against Dieruff, with girls capturing a victory while the boys fell to 0-4 with the loss. A number of Falcons also recently participated in the Bucknell Invitational in early December.

One of the biggest surprises to O’Connor has been the depth on the girls team, which is 2-2 this season...

Boys hoops still seeks first victory

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

So far, this season has been one of the most challenging for Salisbury boys basketball head coach Jason Weaver. Friday night was another bump in the rocky road.

Moravian Academy (6-2 overall; 5-2 in Colonial League) used a strong second half to defeat Salisbury on the Lions’ home court last week. The Falcons (0-6, 0-4) have yet to win a game this season; their last victory as a program came last season in the District 11 Class 4A consolation game.

“I think it’s just a lack of...

Girls fall to Lions

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Everything seemed to be going right for the Salisbury girls basketball team coming out of halftime.

The Lady Falcons sprinted out with a 15-4 run in the third quarter and brought Salisbury’s lead to 17 points, seemingly putting Moravian Academy out of reach.

But then the seesaw tipped in Moravian’s favor when Salisbury’s leading scorer, senior Sarah McGee, left the game midway in the third quarter due to injury. And the Lady Falcons (3-3 overall; 2-2 in Colonial League) couldn’...

Notre Dame hands Salisbury first loss

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

For much of the team’s first three games, Salisbury girls basketball head coach Joe Mladosich was pleased at the performance he saw on the court. And the result was a perfect 3-0 record to open the winter season.

But on Monday night, he saw a different team take the hardwood.

In a battle of early-season unbeaten teams, Notre Dame (Green Pond) raced out to a 14-3 lead after eight minutes and never looked back. The Crusaders (4-0 overall; 4-0 in Colonial League) led by as much as...

Swimmers fall to Blue Mountain

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Salisbury swimming and diving team took on Blue Mountain last week to open the 2017-18 season.

While the Falcons fell to the Eagles 101-80 in the girls meet and 100-57 in the boys team competition, there were several solid performances by Salisbury athletes.

Sarah Bobeck took first place in both the 100- and 200-yard freestyle events and was also part of a winning relay team. Teammates Cathryn Fitzsimmons (100 butterfly) and Madaket Chassard (500 freestyle) won one...

Blue Mountain beats Salisbury in opener

Friday, December 15, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The saying goes something like this: you live by the three, you do by the three.

With a new style in full force, one of Salisbury’s biggest strengths on the court figures to be the way it shoots the basketball. It started off solid and ended on fire, but the Falcons struggled to remain consistent in their season opener.

Salisbury (0-1) made five 3-pointers in the fourth period, three on consecutive shots late in the frame, to cut Blue Mountain’s lead to 11. But it was a little...

Crouthamel commits to Penn State softball

Friday, December 15, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Not many athletes get to continue their athletic careers at the Division I collegiate level.

Salisbury’s Lil Crouthamel will get that opportunity next year.

Crouthamel, a senior softball player at Salisbury, recently committed to continue her career at Penn State University as a walk-on recruit. She’ll join former Lady Falcon Meghan Williams when she arrives with the team in Happy Valley.

“It is a real honor to have the opportunity to play Division I softball, especially...

Reichenbach reaches 1,000

Friday, December 15, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury boys basketball head coach Jason Weaver has coached a member of the Reichenbach family in nine straight seasons.

This season will be his last. But 2017 began in a memorable way for both Weaver and the youngest of the Reichenbach family.

Falcon senior Jack Reichenbach, during his 20-point effort in Friday’s season opener against Blue Mountain, went over the 1,000-point mark for his career. Reichenbach pushed his total to 1,009 points for his career and is the eighth...

Wrestling team looks to improve on last season

Friday, December 8, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Juan Garcia’s first season as the Salisbury wrestling head coach wasn’t exactly smooth sailing. But with a very limited number of wrestlers, it’s hard to compete with the opponents on your schedule.

The result in 2017 was a winless record for the Falcons. Despite once again having a low turnout, Garcia is hoping this group takes a step forward.

“Although we have low numbers, the wrestlers are starting to work together as a family,” Garcia said. “They are starting to buy into...