Dangerous storms over the past two days have caused many changes in the District 11 playoff schedules.
Many of the classes will try to get their finals in beginning as early as this morning in baseball, with a lot of action attempting to take place this afternoon before another potential round dangerous storms could once again take place.
Here is our up-to-date schedule as of 10 a.m. Thursday morning:
Finals, Thursday, May 30
No. 8 Emmaus vs. No. 2 Liberty at Coca-Cola Park, 4:30 p.m.
Finals, Thursday, May 30
With all but one meet of a stellar high school career behind her, Erica Holben hoped to have some of her best high jumps last Friday at the PIAA Class 2A Championship Meet at Shippensburg University.
Holben cleared 4 feet, 8 inches for 24th place in the high jump. While she knows she could have gotten higher, she was also happy to culminate her high school career at the state championship meet competing against the best athletes from all over Pennsylvania.
Tim Buda posted some of the fastest preliminary heat times in the Colonial League Track and Field Championships two weeks ago. The Salisbury junior had the second fastest time in the 200-meter dash and was fifth-best in the 100-meter dash on the first day of the meet. He was set to return the next day validate that performance in finals. But after coming down with an illness hours after running the preliminary heats, he was unable to attend finals.
A trio of Salisbury football players wasn’t ready to hang up the cleats for good and end its playing days. During a ceremony last week at Salisbury High School, three seniors signed letters of intent to play football at the collegiate level.
Delano McKenzie (Moravian College), Jacob Kamp (Susquehanna University) and Dan Jennings (Lycoming College) all announced that they will continue their football careers at the Division III level last Friday in the Salisbury High School library.
For much of the spring sports season, Erica Holben was focused more on getting back to full strength rather than setting new personal bests.
The Salisbury senior had come close to making the state track and field championships in each of her last two seasons. This year, a leg injury prevented her from competing at her highest level during the regular season. But Holben timed her rehab just right and had her best performance this year during last week’s District 11 Championships.
Rain is once again altering league playoff schedules in the area. This time, Colonial League and EPC softball playoff games have been pushed back from Tuesday to Wednesday.
In the Colonial League, Notre Dame will take on Bangor at Pates Park at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, followed by the Northwestern-Palmerton game at 7 p.m. League finals are still scheduled for Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at Pates Park.
Heavy rains are forcing the East Penn Conference and Colonial League to alter their league playoffs, and there was also a change to the District 11 track and field meet scheduled for this week.
The District 11 track and field meet scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday of this week has been pushed back a day. The meet will now take place Wednesday and Thursday, May 15 and 16, at Whitehall High School. Event schedules will remain the same with Tuesday’s events moving to Wednesday and Wednesday’s events moving to Thursday.
Two Salisbury players competed in the District 11 singles Class 2A tennis tournament last week.
The Falcons’ No. 1 singles player Dylan Weber won his first match at the tournament, while Salisbury’s No. 2 singles players Chris Marinos face the tournament’s top seed and lost in the first round.
Weber came into the event unseeded. Only the top eight players in the 32-payer field are seeded.
Weber beat unseeded Raymond O’Neil of Jim Thorpe 6-0, 6-1 in the first round before falling to No. 3 seed Michael Swope (Palisades) in the second round, 6-0, 6-3.
It may be tough for Salisbury to find its way into the Colonial League softball playoffs with only four conference games remaining, but its district hopes are still very much alive. And the Lady Falcons are playing arguably their best softball of the spring right now.
This year’s fifth installment of the Colonial League’s top track and field performances was released this week.
The following is a list of the top five performances in each event this season.
4x100 relay: 1. Southern Lehigh (Imani Hollie, Amelia Cassady, Madison Trout, Sierra Williams) 50.30, 2. Palisades 51.9, 3. Bangor 52.0, 4. Notre Dame 52.3, 5. Wilson 53.10;
4x400 relay: 1. Palisades 4:10.83, 2. Saucon Valley 4:20.0, 3. Southern Lehigh 4:20.9, 4. Wilson 4:29.1, 5. Wilson 4:29.1;