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Spartans oust Falcons in semi

Thursday, February 23, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Last week’s third meeting between Salisbury and Southern Lehigh was the game that determined which would have the last word in this year’s rivalry.

Salisbury ended the regular season with a 10-point victory over Southern Lehigh. However, it was that same Spartan team who gave the Falcons arguably their worst loss of the season back in mid-January—a 67-53 Southern Lehigh win.

With a trip to the Colonial League championship game on the line last week, the outcome was more...

Rifle team makes strides in 2016-17

Thursday, February 23, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Head coach Kevin Johnson and the Salisbury rifle team recently wrapped up the 2016-17 season. The winter may have ended with the Falcons going 0-9 in the Northeast Pennsylvania Scholastic Rifle League, but the positives went well beyond the record.

Johnson witnessed all of his team members, 15 participants in total, improve on their shooting averages over the course of the year. He also watched as his senior class closed out successful careers and paved the way for the younger...

Allen boys, Beca girls win EPC; Slaters, Spartans take CL crowns

Saturday, February 18, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Four league basketball champions were crowned Friday night as both Lehigh Valley area high school athletic conferences held finals.

The Allen boys and Bethlehem Catholic girls won titles in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference games, held at Freedom High School. Bangor boys and Southern Lehigh girls captured Colonial League crowns at Easton Middle School.

EPC BOYS

Bethlehem Catholic-Allen

The Canaries pulled out to a 46-23 halftime lead and never looked back,...

Salisbury swimmers hold final dual meet

Thursday, February 16, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Salisbury swimming and diving team had its final dual meet of the 2016-17 season last Wednesday when it hosted Southern Lehigh at KidsPeace. Seven Falcons celebrated senior day at the meet, including boys swimmers Daniel Bonge, AJ Oliver, Mahlon Reihman and Ben Wiener, girls swimmer Brooke Rogers, boys diver Tyler Keller, and manager Alex Diamond.

The Falcons took several first-place finishes, but fell to the Spartans 111-61 in the girls meet and 114-61 in the boys meet.

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Slaters edge Falcons in quarterfinal

Thursday, February 16, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury was the final team to qualify for the Colonial League girls’ basketball tournament. But the No. 6 seeded Lady Falcons nearly pulled off the unforeseen upset over the weekend.

With only minutes remaining in the game, Salisbury took a four-point lead on No. 3 Bangor when Sarah McGee hit two of three free throws. The Lady Slaters, however, had an answer to avoid the upset. Bangor quickly evened the game at 33-33 and hit its free throws down the stretch to advance to the...

Boys’ big men are too much for MA

Thursday, February 16, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Seniors Jaxon Costello and Ryan Slutsky have formed a formidable one-two punch for the Salisbury boys basketball team this season. The two forwards have wreaked havoc on opponents at on both ends of the court.

The two were at it again last Saturday night, combining for 40 points and 17 rebounds while helping to lead the third seeded Falcons (18-5 overall) to a 65-54 win over sixth seed Moravian Academy (11-12 overall) in the Colonial League quarterfinals. It was the 10th win in the...

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Thursday, February 16, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Defending Colonial League champs look to repeat

The Colonial League basketball semifinals are over and both of last year’s championship teams are still alive to defend their titles.

The top-seeded Bangor boys team looks for its third straight league title when it takes on No. 2 Southern Lehigh in Friday’s title game, scheduled for 8 p.m. at Easton Middle School. Southern Lehigh seeks its second straight girls crown. The top-seeded Lady Spartans will meet No. 2 Notre Dame (Green...

BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: NW girls, Salisbury boys advance in Colonial League playoffs

Sunday, February 12, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League basketball playoffs got underway Saturday. While the top two seeds in boys and girls had byes into the semifinals, four quarterfinal games were contested Saturday.

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

BOYS BASKETBALL

Colonial League Playoffs

Moravian Academy-Salisbury

The No. 3 seed Falcons beat No. 6 Moravian Academy 65-54 in their Colonial League quartefinal game.

Salisbury had three...

Falcon wrestlers compete in quad

Sunday, February 12, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Salisbury High School wrestling team hosted a quad-meet Saturday with Dieruff, Kennett and Crestwood high schools.

The Falcons, with just five wrestlers competing, had a tough time winning the team matches, but they had experienced some individual success.

Shane Simononis went 3-0 at 182 points, pinning all three of his opponents in the match.

Devin Alder (126), Cory Brunner (132) and Xavier Ramos (152) all went 1-2 individually, while teammate Jonah Niesenbaum was 0...

Varsity Roundup: Golden Hawk wrestlers earn grudge match with Nazareth at state championships

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 by The Press in Sports

BOYS BASKETBALL

East Stroudsburg North-Emmaus

The No. 8 seed Timberwolves knocked off top-seeded Emmaus 52-49 in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference quarterfinal.

Arian Azemi led East Stroudsburg North with a game-high 21 points.

Emmaus’ David Kachelries scored 17 points, while teammate Zach Sabol added 10 points.

The Timberwolves will move on to face No. 4 seed Bethlehem Catholic in Tuesday’s semifinals. The Hawks defeated Whitehall in Friday’s quarterfinal...