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Boys win second straight crown

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

Four years ago the Salisbury boys swim team introduced a new pre-meet ritual, forming two lines and performing the Haka, a New Zealand war chant meant to intimidate the opposition. The chant has kicked off the District 11 Class 2A championships since then, igniting the crowd and the athletes, who focus their attention on the Falcon swimmers.

For the past two years, the boys have also taken part in the final ritual of the meet – stepping on the podium to collect the team championship...

Tatum puts team over individual honors

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

As the near capacity crowd at Parkland High School came to a hush for the announcement of the Dennis McGinley awards for top boys and girls swimmers at the District 11 Class 2A championships, Salisbury's Eric Tatum quietly went about his business.

The Falcon senior was less concerned with hearing if he'd become a two-time winner and more focused on the 400 free relay, as he was swimming his warm up laps when his name was called.

"I was over in the warm up pool getting ready...

Dee ends career at Regionals

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

A week after capturing his 100th win and taking third place at the District 11 tournament, Salisbury senior 126-pounder Anthony Dee lost his first two matches at Regionals to end his season. Dee lost to Biglersville's Scott Cooper 9-3 to fall into the consolation bracket and was defeated 1-0 by Wyomissing's Jaquan Gordon to end his tournament. He was a Regional qualifier all four years.


Boys move on to state tourney

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Their bus ride home from Blue Mountain High School on Friday still went along Interstate 78. But for head coach Jason Weaver and the Salisbury boys basketball team, the 40-plus mile trek back to Salisbury High School suddenly didn't feel as long.

With the Falcons holding a four-point lead with under two minutes to play during Friday's District 11 3A boys consolation game against Pottsville, Justin Aungst provided an exclamation point. His steal and layup put Salisbury ahead 42-36 with...

Dee has weekend to remember at districts

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by ROD HECKMAN in HS Sports

Throughout his career, Anthony Dee has wrestled countless times on Saturdays.

But it's probably safe to say the Salisbury senior never had a weekend like the past one at Liberty High School.

The 126-pounder not only advanced to the Southeast Class 2A Regionals with a third-place finish at districts, but he also gained his 100th victory in the process. If that wasn't enough, Dee was also named the winner of the District 11 Officials Scholarship.

"It hasn't sunk in yet,"...

Boys swimmers eyeing a repeat at district meet

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

The Salisbury boys swimming and diving team got a leg up in the race for a second consecutive District 11 title when Dennis Bonner and Daniel Bujcs finished second and third, respectively, at last weekend's diving championships.

If the seeds for Friday and Saturday's District 11 swimming championships are any indication, the Falcons are in great shape to defend their crown.

Of the 11 events to be contested at Parkland High School, Salisbury swimmers are seeded first in eight of...

Bonner second in D11 diving, Bujcs takes third

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Salisbury's Denny Bonner held his usual battle with Central Catholic's Nick Crouse at the District 11 Diving Championships and came up with a second place finish to Crouse, who set a district record with an 11-dive score of 457.20.

The two competitors have battled before and will do so again in the state competition and again next year when both are seniors. But the competition is a friendly one.

"We practice together," said Bonner following the meet. "We actually sort of push...

Hockey ends LVSHL year on winning note

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Brad Owens ripped a shot into the upper corner of the net past Charles Varga, and Salisbury/Whitehall staved off some late Bethlehem/Central Catholic pressure on their goal on their way to a 3-2 win in their season finale last Monday night at the Lehigh Valley Ice Arena.

"We got off to a good start," said head coach Rich Crowley. "We got to them early, and our defense was on tonight. We're a defensive team and we fought all year. We lost some leads, but we fought back. And that's how...

The Shot

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Dan Reichenbach went from potential goat to hero in a very short period of time.

Just seconds after missing two free throws while his team was up a point, his man, Gerald Terry, hit a 15-foot jumper over Reichenbach with just 3.5 seconds left, seemingly winning the game.

But after a timeout, Justin Aungst inbounded the ball and found Reichenbach near midcourt. The senior took one dribble and launched a shot that hit nothing but net. The student section rushed the court to...

Turnovers too much for girls to overcome

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Sophomore forward Meagan Eripret tallied a double-double, but No. 5 seed Salisbury could not put together a spurt long enough to hold off No. 4 seed Minersville in the District 11 Class 2A tournament on Friday night.

Eripret's 24 points and 18 rebounds helped keep the Falcons in the game, but 23 turnovers made it difficult to win and advance. Although the Battling Miners had 15 turnovers of their own, they were able to go on a 10-2 fourth quarter run on their way to a 59-51 victory at...