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Girls team looks to improve

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

There’s no question that last season was a tough one for the Salisbury girls basketball team. The Lady Falcons won just three games last winter.

With a core group of experience returning in 2020, head coach Dan Reichenbach isn’t shying away from high goals as the Lady Falcons enter year No. 2 under his tutelage.

“[Our goal] is to double or triple last year’s win total with the hopes of making districts and keep developing the younger girls,” Reichenbach said. “We had 20 girls...

Grapplers have young team

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Salisbury wrestling team is less than a week away from opening its season when it hosts Northern Lehigh on Tuesday night. The Falcons will have a new look when the 2020 season rolls around, and it begins at the top.

Head coach Eric Snyder rejoins the program for his second stint after three years away from the blue and white. There are also some graduates that must be replaced from last season, but Snyder is hoping to change the culture at Salisbury to something similar to his...

Groff makes history at Ursinus

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Mason Groff, with the help of his cousin John Yurconic, made history at Salisbury High School a few years ago. The duo had the best tennis season of any doubles team in Falcon history, culminating in state gold during their junior campaigns in 2016.

Fast-forward nearly four years and Groff is once again etching his name in the record books. This time it’s at the collegiate level.

Groff, a junior at Ursinus College, teamed up with Matt Fontanese and the duo advanced to the...

Donaldson makes impact at Bucknell

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Rylee Donaldson has endured her fair share of injuries over her soccer career. Just a little over a year ago during her final season at Salisbury, Donaldson played with a knee injury that required a procedure to repair her patellar tendon after the season. She also missed half of her sophomore campaign with a broken wrist.

Despite the injury-riddled past, Donaldson had her healthiest season in quite some time in 2019 for Bucknell. And the freshman forward had a successful inaugural...

Reihman returns for third season at Harvard

Thursday, November 21, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Several former Salisbury High School athletes are competing on college athletic teams during the winter 2019-20 season. Here’s a look at some of them.

Harvard junior freestyle swimmer Mahlon Reihman returns to the pool this winter for his third collegiate season. Reihman placed third in both the 100- and 200-yard freestyle races in the Crimson’s season opener against Texas A&M and Duke.

He swam the 100 in 44.71 seconds and finished the 200 in 1:39.07 (1.38 seconds behind...

Artis runs in final state meet

Friday, November 8, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The cross country career of Salisbury’s Shane Artis ended with a solid performance at the 2019 PIAA Class 2A Cross Country Championships last Saturday in Hershey.

Artis finished 75th overall out of 227 runners in 17:35.8. His performance this year was a 29-second improvement over his 2018 performance when he finished in 18:04.

“I think I had a decent race overall,” said Artis. “It definitely helps to be here before. It’s much different than going to a normal meet.”


Falcons fall to JT in EC title game

Friday, November 8, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Salisbury football team hadn’t gotten off to many fast starts this season. The Falcons had been a second-half team for much of the fall campaign.

But on Friday night in their first playoff game in two seasons, the Falcons raced out to a quick 14-0 lead in the first quarter. Jim Thopre, however, was able to respond.

The Olympians scored 21 unanswered points and never trailed the rest of the way. They held off Salisbury in the fourth quarter for a 41-26 win in the Class 3A...

Falcons fall in season finale

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury walked into Southern Lehigh for its regular season finale and dominated time of possession in the first quarter. The Falcons, however, didn’t have any points to show for it.

And once Southern Lehigh’s offense got into a rhythm in the second quarter, it never looked back. It was highlighted by its star running back Asher Smith.

Smith ran for 325 yards and five touchdowns as Southern Lehigh (9-1) scored 31 points in the second quarter en route to a 58-22 victory on...

Artis places fourth at district XC

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Shane Artis wants to end his high school cross country career on a memorable note.

The fact is he’s already had many memorable notes in a memorable career at Salisbury High School. He produced another great memory during the District 11 Class 2A Cross Country Championships held Oct. 23 at DeSales University, as he finished fourth in 17:09.

The finish qualified him for the PIAA Cross Country Championships, his third straight appearance in Hershey.

Following the race,...

Falcons face Jim Thorpe in EC football playoffs

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The last time Salisbury won an Eastern Conference football championship was back in 2006. Current special teams coordinator and offensive/defensive line coach Chris Kretzman was a senior lineman on that Falcons team.

Now, 13 years later, the Falcons are returning to the Eastern Conference stage in hopes of bringing home more hardware to Salisbury High School. Salisbury (6-4) will take on Jim Thorpe (7-3) on the Olympians’ home field Friday night. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.