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Falcon football falls in 2018 finale

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Southern Lehigh’s offense came into Salisbury on fire last week. The Spartans, which entered the regular season finale with five consecutive 40-plus point games, eclipsed the 50-point mark in each of their prior two contests.

The Spartans did that once again on Friday night.

Quarterback Logan Edmond accounted for five total touchdowns, and Southern Lehigh (7-3) erupted for a 50-0 victory over the Falcons at Salisbury High School.

“Their quarterback has really developed...

Artis finishes third at districts

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The District 11 Cross Country Championship brings out the best in many runners. That was the case for Salisbury’s Shane Artis.

The Falcon junior finished third overall in the Class 2A boys competition with a time of 16:54 during the Oct. 24 meet held at the Bethlehem Municipal Course. Following the race, Artis conveyed his strategy.

“They have those hills in the back and I was going to take it out a little bit slow, like 5:15, 5:20,” said Artis. “Then I just had to catch up (...

Falcons fall to SL in field hockey playoffs

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury field hockey head coach Jane Brennan knew last week’s district playoff game against Southern Lehigh could go either way.

The teams split their two regular season contests against Southern Lehigh. The latest meeting in the regular season finale saw Salisbury pull away with a 4-3 victory. But the Falcons knew the third meeting would be tough, especially after the Spartans advanced to the Colonial League championship game against Bangor.

Unfortunately for Brennan and the...

Bombers bounce back to beat Salisbury

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by JUSTIN CARLUCCI AND TODD KRESS in Sports

It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.

After clinging to a two-point lead at halftime, Palmerton dominated the second half against Salisbury en route to a 35-14 Colonial League victory last Friday night in Palmerton.

It was a tale of two halves for the Falcons, who opened up the game with a 13-play, 55-yard scoring drive. But the Bombers answered right back with a four-play drive. On Palmerton’s first offensive play of the contest, Tanner Burnett took a 37-yard handoff....

Two Falcons earn CL medals

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Shane Artis and Michael Sosnowski have been working hard in the offseason. They’ve put in 35-40 miles, including some tough hill work on South Mountain, in an effort to be among the top runners in the Colonial League and District 11.

They achieved part of their goal last week when the Salisbury juniors both finished in the top 10 and earned medals at the Colonial League Championships, held annually at DeSales University.

Artis ran the course in 17:32.22 for fifth place, his...

Falcons look for strong finish Friday

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

After qualifying for the district tournament in two of the past three seasons, there won’t be another postseason trip for the Salisbury football team in 2018. R

egardless of what happens on Friday night in the Falcons’ season finale against Southern Lehigh, a berth in the competitive Class 3A playoffs has been out of reach for weeks.

Still, head coach Andy Cerco’s team won’t roll over and quit despite all of the adversity that has surrounded the group this fall. Plenty of key...

Boys soccer ends season, looks to bright future

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

With a relatively young team once again, Salisbury boys soccer head coach Mark Allinson expected another transition season in 2018.

And while the Falcons finished 4-12-1 overall and 4-8 in the Colonial League and missing out on a postseason berth for the second straight season, there were some positives to take away.

“We have had our ups and downs this past season,” Allinson said. “We are still very young physically and mentally and, in the present, it’s difficult playing...

Falcon football travels to Palmerton Friday night

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Judging by some of the film Salisbury football head coach Andy Cerco was able to watch on Palmerton, it seems as if the Blue Bombers are also dealing with key injuries to their playmakers.

When the two teams kick off on Friday night in Palmerton, both will look to get back on the winning side of the seesaw after a rough past couple of weeks. Salisbury and Palmerton are both sitting at 2-6 in the Colonial League’s West Division after losses in Week 8.

“They have some really...

Slaters’ running game too much for Falcons

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury knew Bangor’s rushing attack would be tough to deal with entering last week’s game. But when the Falcons were without a number of starters entering that contest, and then added a couple more to the injury list, things got even tougher.

Bangor ran for 242 yards on the ground and took a 21-0 lead in the first quarter. The Falcons could never get within striking distance as the Slaters enforced the mercy rule in the second half and picked up the 45-10 victory last Friday at...

Girls soccer prepares for district playoffs

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury and Southern Lehigh both finished the Colonial League portion of their schedules 8-2-2 and tied for the fourth and final playoff spot in the league tournament.

But only one of those teams could earn the No. 4 seed and a date with top-seeded and unbeaten Saucon Valley when the tournament opened on Tuesday. Due to a tiebreaker, the Falcons ended up on the outside looking in.

While both teams shared identical league records and tied 2-2 in the regular season finale, the...