Salisbury Press

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Salisbury football team hosts Wilson in Week 3

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

A week after seemingly everything went against Salisbury during last week’s game, the Falcons will look to get back on track in Week 3 when they return home to host Wilson (1-1).

In the Falcons’ 38-17 loss to Northwestern last Thursday, Salisbury committed 15 penalties for 120 yards, and lost starting quarterback Trey Weber on the first series due to injury.

With a long week of preparation underway, Salisbury hopes to get back in the win column when the Warriors visit for a 7 p...

Falcons top PA in opener

Friday, August 30, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

With starting running back Timmy Buda injuring his ankle a couple days before Friday’s season opener and playing at less than 100 percent, Salisbury junior running back Chad Parton felt an extra need to step up. And he did in a big way.

Parton scored three touchdowns—one each on offense, defense and special teams—as Salisbury (1-0) pulled away in the second half for a 25-16 win over Pen Argyl (0-1) on the Falcons’ home turf on Friday night.

“We’ve been working really hard and...

WCU, Slippery Rock named favorites

Sunday, August 25, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference ecently named its preseason favorites in both the East and West divisions during the league’s preseason media day. West Chester was tabbed to finish as the top team in the East Division, while Slippery Rock leads the West Division poll.

A number of local athletes are competing in the PSAC, including six at West Chester, after the Golden Rams finished 10-1 and won their 19th conference championship in 2018. Four other former Lehigh Valley high...

Aungst, Giants even series

Sunday, August 18, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northampton pitcher Justin Aungst took a few steps off the mound towards the Giants dugout in the fourth inning, having thought a called third strike was coming from the home plate umpire. Instead, the former Salisbury ace had to walk back up the dirt after a called ball.

Limeport’s Damin Muth singled on the next pitch to bring home the Bulls’ first run of the game, leaving Aungst visibly upset.

But he didn’t let that adversity affect him. Aungst got Pat Rhoads to pop out to...

Falcon football family comes together

Sunday, August 18, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Last week was the opening week of high school football practice in the Lehigh Valley, which is used as a heat acclimatization period.

But Thursday night had a different feel for the Salisbury High School football team.

The entire Salisbury football community, from the youth through the high school team, came together and practiced on the high school’s field. It was a special evening for kids of all ages to come together and practice for a sport they all are passionate about....

Salisbury falls to top-tier opponents

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

There were plenty of teams from outside the Lehigh Valley area that competed in the A-Town Throwdown basketball tournament. Out of the 44-team varsity pool, more than half of the squads were not from District 11.

Salisbury was in a pool with three of those out-of-area teams, and despite going 0-3, the Falcons’ coaching staff saw a number of positives at Cedar Beach Park two weeks ago.

“We played very good teams,” assistant coach Chris Basile said. “The line on that though is if...

Falcons cap busy offseason with playoff appearance

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Salisbury boys basketball team played 22 games last winter season as it fell short of qualifying for any postseason tournaments. This summer, it has played over 30 games since May.

The Falcons’ run came to an end last week in the Cedar Beach Summer League playoffs. Lincoln Leadership, the No. 6 seed in the small school division playoffs, defeated the No. 3 seeded Falcons, 45-37.

Salisbury won over 20 of those games this summer and enters the high school season on a...

McKenzie balances school, sports, parenting

Saturday, August 3, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

It may sound a bit cliche, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find a student with as much courage and willpower than recent Salisbury High School graduate Delano McKenzie.

And you can say that about both his athletic career and life outside of school.

When McKenzie was just 17 years old, he welcomed a beautiful daughter into his world named Isabelle. He wasn’t even legally labeled an adult yet.

On the football field, he was an undersized running back and wide receiver at 5...

Falcons’ Holben excelled in all three seasons

Saturday, August 3, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

With many high school sports requiring 12 months of the year of dedication and training, a number of athletes have devoted their careers to a single sport. The days of athletes competing in all three high school sports seasons seems to be dwindling.

But 2019 Salisbury graduate Erica Holben may be one of the few left of a dying breed.

Holben was a key member of both the Salisbury girls soccer and basketball teams in the fall and winter. She was also a district medalist and state...

Reihman qualifies for Olympic Trials

Friday, July 26, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

A 2017 graduate of Salisbury High School, and an incoming junior at Harvard University, freestyle swimmer Mahlon Reihman recently qualified for the Olympic Trials that will be held in June of 2020. The former Falcon swam the 100-meter freestyle in 50.49 seconds to qualify.

Reihman had a memorable sophomore season in the winter at Harvard. Not only was he named All-Ivy League First Team in the 800-meter freestyle relay, he was also selected as an All-American in the event. Reihman was...