Salisbury Press

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Reichenbach earns state medals

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Jack Reichenbach knows he can be a state champion.

While he wasn’t able to make it a reality last weekend in his first trip to the PIAA Track and Field Championships, held annually at Shippensburg University, he saw first hand that his best is just as good or better than anyone else in the state.

The Salisbury High School junior took sixth place in both of his events, earning two state medals. He cleared 6 feet, 2 inches in high jump and leaped 21-4 1/4 in long jump at states...

Yurconic reaches PIAA quarterfinal

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by TODD KRES in Sports

Salisbury senior John Yurconic had already traveled to Hershey for the state tennis championships in the previous two seasons. Last year ended with state gold in the Class 2A doubles tournament along with his cousin and teammate Mason Groff.

This year’s trip to Hershey, however, would be a bit different for the Falcon senior. Yurconic qualified for the Class 2A singles tournament for the first time in his career, and he was able to put together a successful run against Pennsylvania’s...

Young Falcons fall just short of playoffs

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

You have to go back to 2010 to find the last time Salisbury failed to make any sort of playoffs. That season marked the last year the Falcons had not qualified for districts or the Colonial League postseason tournaments.

While 2017 wasn’t supposed to be the year that Salisbury broke its streak of six-straight district appearances, a slow start snowballed into a disappointing finish that saw Salisbury lose its final four league games.

Coming off a 2016 season in which Salisbury...

Reichenbach breaks record

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Jack Reichenbach knew he could come up with a big jump at last week’s District 11 Track and Field Championships. But when he landed his long jump 23 feet, 5 1/2 inches from where he took off, for a new district record, he even surprised himself.

The jump not only earned him a gold medal and a place in the record books, but it kept that mark within his family as his father, Dan, owned the record for three decades before his son sailed three inches further.

“I did not see that...

Falcons earn CL silver medals

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Salisbury softball team nearly made history on Friday night. In the program’s first Colonial League championship game appearance since 2002, the Lady Falcons had an opportunity to earn their first conference title ever.

For most of the game, it looked as if No. 6 seed Salisbury was bound to upset top-seeded Bangor and earn that elusive title. The Lady Falcons led 8-3 early and 11-6 after five innings.

But Bangor had one last-ditch effort, much like when it scored four runs...

Three from SHS announce college plans

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

To say that senior Daniel Bonge was inexperienced when it came to the sport of varsity swimming might be an understatement. Bonge was a two-year member of Salisbury’s soccer and basketball teams, but was approached by a friend to come out for a different sport.

“I didn’t think swimming was going to be an option for me, so I tested out other sports,” said Bonge. “But Mahlon [Reihman] came up to me and brought me out to it, and I found success and a love for it. It didn’t burn me out. I...

Goff, Heydt take silver in D-11 doubles

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury seniors Mason Groff and Ethan Heydt have teamed up together to play some Ping-Pong, and were teammates on the Falcons’ boys soccer team that won districts in the fall. The two even played some video game tennis, but never had that duo played together on an actual court prior to a couple of days before teaming up for the District 11 Class 2A doubles tournament.

With John Yurconic winning the district singles tournament, Groff (Yurconic’s cousin and former postseason doubles...

Salisbury baseball head coach Pochron gets 250th win

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Salisbury baseball team ended its season with a 4-1 loss to Allen Monday.

The Falcons finish the season 8-12 overall and7-11 in Colonial League play.

Monday, May 15

Salisbury-Allen

The Falcons took a 1-0 lead in the second inning, but two runs in the third and fifth put Allen in front. The Canaries scored their runs on just three hits and a pair of Salisbury errors.

Colin Wagner had a pair of hits for Salisbury, while Lucas Irwin knocked in his team’s...

Reichenbach earns league gold

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

After coming so close last year, John Reichenbach was not going to be denied at this year’s Colonial League Track and Field Championship Meet.

The Salisbury junior was edged last year by a fraction of an inch when he took second place in long jump to Pen Argyl’s Logan Sterner.

Last week he made up for last year’s near miss. Reichenbach jumped 22 feet, 8 1/2 inches to earn this year’s gold medal. He beat Notre Dame’s Greg Lauray (21-6) for the gold medal. Sterner finished 12th...

Falcons upset NL

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The big stage did not seem to affect the play of Emily Silberman. The freshman pitcher, playing in her first high school playoff game, threw a complete game, giving up just two runs on three hits and struck out six, while not walking a batter in seven innings in a 3-2 victory over Northern Lehigh last Friday afternoon in the Colonial League quarterfinals played at Pates Park.

“She’s very confident and plays with a lot of poise,” said head coach Jeff Appleman. “You have to talk her...