While there wasn’t a championship brought back to Salisbury’s trophy case last season, the Lady Falcons’ softball team took another step forward. The team’s 18 wins was the most in head coach Jeff Appleman’s tenure at Salisbury.
With the start of the 2019 season just days away, Salisbury is hoping to produce another successful campaign. And maybe even bring home some hardware this time.
The task won’t be easy for the Lady Falcons, who finished 13-5 in the Colonial League and as...
In what may be the wildest game of the season, Lehigh Valley pulled off a stunning 4-3 win over the defending AHL champion Toronto Marlies Saturday night at the PPL Center.
The win gave Lehigh Valley a season sweep of its two games with Toronto and three wins in their last four games against the Marlies. Going back five years, the Phantoms have played Toronto well, going 6-2-1-1.
In Saturday night’s win, the third period alone was worth the cost of admission. In the final 10:09...
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s fleet of white stocking trucks are on the roll, stocking trout for the March 23 Youth Fishing Day and regional trout opener on March 30 in 18 southeast region waters.
For anyone who would like to introduce a youngster to the sport of fishing, the Youth Fishing Day is an opportune time for them to experience catching their first trout. It’s also an opportune time since there’s no fishing pressure from adults, and there will be loads of...
Salisbury’s Jonah Niesenbaum competed in the PIAA Class 2A Wrestling Championships last weekend at Hershey’s Giant Center.
Niesenbaum, who finished in third place in District 11 and took third at the PIAA Southeast Regional, opened the state tournament with a loss by fall to Eisenhower’s Joseph Bauer, the second-place finisher out of the Northwest Region.
The Duke University-bound Falcon senior won his first consolation match, a 3-0 decision over Joey King of Maplewood, the...
After winning District 11 gold medals in the 50- and 500-yard freestyle events a year ago, Sarah Bobeck looked at where she was and where she wanted to be as she prepared for her senior season of high school swimming. She knew her times in the two events were good, but she also knew that she wanted to swim competitively in college and to do so, she needed to make a couple of changes.
First, she needed to challenge herself. While she enjoyed the varying styles of the 50 and 500, she...
Jonah Niesenbaum is a student of the game when it comes to wrestling.
The Salisbury senior has proved time and again he is a quick learner.
After punching his ticket to states for the second straight year, Niesenbaum showed that he’s still just scratching the surface.
A third-place finish Saturday at the Southeast Regional Tournament helped Niesenbaum secure his spot in Hershey for the second year in a row. The result was an improvement on his fifth-place finish at...
Defending champion Sarah Bobeck will lead the Salisbury swim team into this weekend’s District 11 Class 2A championships, which will be held Friday and Saturday at Parkland High school.
Bobeck earned district titles in the 50- and 500-yard freestyle events last year. This year, as a senior, she’ll swim the 200 and 100 freestyle events at districts.
In the 200 free, Bobeck is seeded first at 2:01.82, with Panther Valley’s Erika Zimmerman seeded second at 2:02.32. In the 100 free...
Jonah Niesenbaum stood outside Liberty’s Memorial Gymnasium, peering through the doorway to get a glimpse of the action inside.
As the crowd noise swelled, so did the Salisbury senior’s interest.
Clearly, it wasn’t where Niesenbaum envisioned himself on the second night of District 11 Wrestling Tournament.
Niesenbaum pictured himself alongside his peers, competing for a title. As the No. 2 seed at 220 pounds, a third-place finish in the Class 2A bracket wasn’t the...
Injuries are a part of all teams. The severity of those injuries can have a major impact on how a season can play out.
The Salisbury girls’ basketball team endured a number of injuries this past winter that played a large role in the Falcons’ 2018-19 season. The Falcons finished 3-14 in the Colonial League, beating Catasauqua twice and Saucon Valley late in the season.
“It’s hard for me to say that a three-win season is what I expected,” head coach Dan Reichenbach said. “I was...
The Colonial League and East Penn Conference playoff schedules for basketball were pushed back due to weather and school closings this week.
Tonight’s games (Thursday, Feb. 14) are as follows for the Colonial League:
Catasauqua High School
5:45 p.m.- Girls #1 Notre Dame-Green Pond vs. #4 Bangor
7:30 p.m. - Boys #1 Moravian Academy vs. #4 Bangor
Whitehall High School
6 p.m. - Girls #2 Southern Lehigh vs. #3 Northwestern Lehigh
7:45 p.m. - Boys...