Salisbury Press

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Falcons pull out win over Lions

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

While the rest of the Salisbury baseball players were celebrating in the dugout and starting to rake the infield dirt, Ryan Miller took a jog through left field and into the woods behind the fence.

Moments earlier he had connected on a walk-off homerun that completed Salisbury’s comeback bid to keep its district playoff hopes alive. He wanted that ball back as a souvenir.

Tied at 4-4 going into the bottom of the eighth inning, Miller got enough of a fastball to drive it over...

Colonial League Track and Field Championship seeds

Monday, May 7, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Seeds for the Colonial League Track and Field Championships were released Thursday. The league meet will be held Tuesday, May 8 and Wednesday, May 9 at Whitehall High School.

The following list includes the top five seeds in each event. The complete list can be found on the track and field page of the Colonial League web site (


100 - 1. Tyrek Scipio (B) 10.9, 2. Delano McKenzie (S) 10.9, 3...

Baseball falls to Saucon Valley

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Even before the season, Salisbury head coach Mike Pochron was aware that solid defensive play would be key to the Falcons’ success. Thus far it’s been an up-and-down spring in that regard.

During Saturday’s game against Saucon Valley, Salisbury felt the effect of being on the wrong side of that pendulum. Four errors played a big part in helping the Panthers (9-3 in Colonial League) take an early lead and hold off the Falcons for a 6-4 win at Saucon Valley High School.

“Too many...

Yurconic ascends to top singles position

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

For much of his high school career, John Yurconic spent his time on the tennis court at No. 1 singles. He was routinely matched up against opposing teams’ best players.

Yurconic, now a freshman at Lafayette, has found his way back to that No. 1 singles position. But he’s also been occupying consistent court time at No. 2 doubles this spring, a change that he’s still getting accustomed to.

“Playing doubles every match has taught me something very important: I have a lot to learn...

Softball tops SL

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Lil Crouthamel spent the last two seasons, as well as half of this spring, behind home plate catching for pitcher Emily Silberman.

But after a two-game skid, head coach Jeff Appleman made a change, putting Crouthamel back to her natural position in center field. The move paid huge dividends against rival Southern Lehigh last week.

With the game-tying run at second base in the seventh inning, Southern Lehigh’s Zoey Ritter singled to center field to send that runner home. But...

Falcons compete in CL tennis tournament

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Colonial League Boys Tennis Championships were held last Friday at Saucon Valley High School, and a number of Salisbury players had impressive outings.

The duo of Tyler Sechler-Stone and Dylan Weber at No. 2 doubles had the best showing of the day. After a win over Bangor’s Grant Kaye and Dan Rubel (8-5) in the first round, the No. 3 seeded Salisbury duo downed Wilson’s Matt Glovas and Jon Fischer, the No. 7 seed, 8-5. The Falcons’ run came to an end in the championship match...

Bombers stage late comeback for win over Salisbury

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

After three innings Monday the Salisbury baseball team seemed to be in complete control, leading Palmerton by six runs with the Blue Bombers struggling to find hits off starter Taylor Linn.

But the Bombers started chipping away, taking advantage of every Falcon miscue and scoring a run in each of the next two innings before adding two in the sixth to get within two runs.

They used three hits and an error to get three more runs in the top of the seventh before walking away with...

Falcons compete in ASD Track Meet

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Like most of the top athletes at last Friday’s Allentown School District Invitational Track and Field Meet, Salisbury’s Erica Holben used the event as a gauge of how things stand with just over two weeks left before the postseason begins.

The Falcon junior entered the meet as the top seed in high jump at 5 feet, 3 inches and finished second last week at J. Birney Crum Stadium with a height of 5-1.

“It wasn’t my strongest of the season,” said Holben. “I still got up there at 5-1...

Making the most of a career

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Chad Cooperman was a versatile player during his career at Salisbury High School. Not only did the current Bloomsburg University sophomore pitch well, he was arguably the Falcons’ top infielder.

While most players at the college levels don’t play both ways, Cooperman wasn’t ready to give up either position when he stepped onto Bloomsburg’s campus. He set out to define himself as the rare two-way baseball player.

He has not only done it, but has been highly successful...

Rebuilding tennis team tops NDGP

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Head coach Rob Benson entered this season knowing it was a bit of a rebuilding year for the Salisbury boys’ tennis team. After graduating all three of his singles players and his top doubles team, not much experience returned this spring.

So, Benson isn’t as focused on wins as losses this year as much as he is with how his young players progress. And for the most part, the Falcons have improved greatly since stepping on the court for the first time in March.

The hard work has...