Salisbury Press

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The ‘wrong’ foot is the right foot for Bauer

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Lindsay Bauer described her freshman year at Rider University hitting “rock bottom” regarding her track and field career.

And there was nothing she could do about it.

Fast-forward to her sophomore track and field and Bauer is leaps and bounds ahead of her freshman year. It can all be credited to a switch in which foot she was jumping off of in the triple jump.

“Last year as a whole was probably the biggest challenge I’ve ever been faced with,” Bauer said. “I trained hard...

Niesenbaum takes third in D-11

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

A year and a half ago Jonah Niesenbaum had never been part of a wrestling team at any level. But after taking up the sport as a high school sophomore, Niesenbaum advanced through last weekend’s district tournament with a third-place finish and is only a few wins away from a trip to the state championships.

“We’ve been training really hard,” said the Salisbury High School junior. “It’s partly expected. I knew in my head that I was going to regionals. I put in that work, whatever it...

Girls fall to top seed No. Schuylkill

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Lady Falcons knew they would have a big challenge facing top-seed North Schuylkill in Saturday’s District 11 Class 3A quarterfinal.

The Lady Spartans came into the tournament as the top seed with a 22-2 overall record averaging 66 points per game. They had won 14 straight before losing in the Schuylkill League title game.

Salisbury grabbed an early lead and stuck with North Schuylkill through the first quarter, but the Spartans started to pull away in the second period and...

Bobeck earns top seed in two D-11 events

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Salisbury boys and girls swim teams are set to compete in this weekend’s District 11 Class 2A Swimming Championships. Competition is set to begin on Friday at Parkland High School, with events wrapping up on Saturday night.

Salisbury’s top seeded swimmer is on the girls’ side in junior captain Sarah Bobeck. She leads all 2A competitors in both the 50- and 500-yard freestyle events.

Bobeck’s seed time of 24.76 seconds is the only sub 25-second time in the 50-yard freestyle....

Rifle team shows promise for future

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

A number of local high schools recently finished another regular season in the Northeast Pennsylvania Scholastic Rifle League. But one major change surfaced in 2018 that schools had to become accustomed to for the winter.

Salisbury, which finished 0-9 in the regular season, was one of 10 league teams that experienced a new shooting target this past season. The change resulted in a much more competitive NEPARL field from top to bottom.

“The league switched from the USA-50 target...

Killiri signs LOI to Bucknell

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Not many football players from Salisbury have the opportunity to play in college.

The first Falcon scholarship football player in at least a decade will take the field next fall.

Salisbury senior lineman Michael Killiri, a member of two district teams as a Falcon, recently singed a letter of intent to play football at Bucknell University. He’s not the first Falcon to play football at the Division I level, but the first to receive a scholarship to date.

“As I’ve said...

Salisbury girls headed to D-11 tourney

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Despite finishing with a below-.500 record, the Salisbury girls’ basketball team has qualified for the District 11 Class 3A tournament.

The Falcons (8-14 overall, 7-11 in Colonial League) earned the eighth and final seed in the tournament after Palmerton defeated Northern Lehigh last Thursday night. Salisbury, however, isn’t entering the postseason on particularly a high note.

In its final game of the regular season, Salisbury faced league unbeaten Southern Lehigh and found...

Falcons drop finale

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

This past winter season was an abnormal one for the Salisbury boys basketball team and head coach Jason Weaver.

During his first nine years at Salisbury, Weaver led his Falcons to eight district tournament appearances and five trips to the PIAA playoffs. In this his 10th season at the helm, a rare occurrence resurfaced for the postseason-friendly Falcons.

An 0-8 start to the season buried Salisbury in the District 11 Class 4A standings and the Falcons could never recover. Last...

Catty earns fourth seed, home game in CL playoffs

Friday, February 9, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Colonial League announced it’s schedule for the upcoming boys and girls basketball tournaments.

The boys side sees two games take places Saturday. At the bottom of the bracket, four-seed Catasauqua will host five-seed Wilson at 3 p.m. and at the top of the bracket, third-seed Notre Dame Green Pond will host sixth-seed Southern Lehigh at 7 p.m.

The winner of the Catty-Wilson game will play top-seed Bangor on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. while the NDGP-Solehi winner will...

Boys get a glimpse of the future

Thursday, February 8, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury didn’t enter the winter basketball season with many seniors on its roster. But as of late, the Falcons haven’t had a single senior take the court.

Jack Reichenbach and Oliver Stewart were the lone two seniors for Salisbury when it tipped off this season. But both have not been on the court over the past few games. Those absences have opened the door for a number of underclassmen to shine, and the Falcons have been surprisingly effective in what has been a tough season.

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