Salisbury started the summer basketball season with five straight wins. And last Tuesday’s game looked as if win No. 6 was well on the way, especially early in the game.
But a number of old habits surfaced late in the second half against one of the Colonial League’s top teams. Notre Dame (Green Pond) erased a 12-point Salisbury lead in the first half to down the Falcons, 50-46, last week at Cedar Beach.
“Just way too many turnovers,” Salisbury head coach Jason Weaver said. “It’s the same thing. There’s pressure and lack of ball movement and some forced shots.”
The Salisbury legion baseball team got off to a nice start to its 2019 regular season, winning two of its first four games and tying another. But last Friday evening the Falcons had a hard time both in the field and at the plate as they fell to North Parkland 2-0 at Salisbury High School.
The Falcons (2-2-1 overall) did not record a hit, made three errors and had a rough outing overall, but it’s not what has epitomized the season thus far. The two-time defending league champions have a different look to them this year and it has been an adjustment.
Salisbury pitcher Emily Silberman is in her second year as a member of Lehigh Valley’s Carpenter Cup softball team, coached by Blake Morgan.
“I don’t think it’s really different than last year, but it’s still nice to be able to meet new girls, and I actually know more of the girls this year,” said Silberman.
The Lehigh Valley team bonded this past Wednesday at an Iron Pigs game.
After 40 years of coaching Salisbury baseball, the last 20 as the varsity head coach, Mike Pochron has called it a career.
Pochron, a 1973 Salisbury graduate and the third coach in school history, led the Falcons to a state championship game in 2011, a state semifinal appearance in 2013, three District 11 championships (2004, 2011, 2013) and three Colonial League titles (2009, 2012, 2013). He finished with 267 career victories.
The Salisbury boys basketball program had an uncharacteristically short end to its 2018-19 season last year, having fallen short of postseason play after being a perennial District 11 and Colonial League championship contender.
But if the start of a new athletic calendar year is any indication of how the Falcons will do in the upcoming 2019-20 season, confidence should be high for head coach Jason Weaver and his team.
Several Salisbury High School graduates competed on college athletic teams in the spring 2019 season.
Evan Kulig, a senior infielder and pitcher for the Moravian College baseball team, eclipsed the .300 hitting average mark for the fourth time in his collegiate career. He finished 2019 batting .355 with a .414 on-base percentage to go along with 36 runs scored (career high) and 30 RBIs. Kulig also was one of the Greyhounds’ most effective pitchers as well with a 3-2 record. He finished with a 3.93 ERA and 66 strikeouts in 68.2 innings pitched.
Sometimes you’re good. Other times you’re lucky.
The Salisbury legion baseball team played a solid game for the most part in last week’s win over Northern Valley. But it was a bit of luck in the end that helped closed the deal.
Lehigh Valley softball coach Blake Morgan has released the 2019 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup Softball Team roster.
The team is comprised of high school sophomore and junior softball players from the Lehigh Valley who will compete the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic, a double-elimination tournament that is sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies and features high school all-star teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
The tournament is also an opportunity for players to showcase their talents in front of college coaches.
The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup is set to take the field this week when they open up play on Wednesday, June 12, at 12:30 p.m. against Suburban One American/ Continental. The game comes after Press deadlines.
This year’s roster 25 players, 16 of which are underclassmen.
Salisbury first baseman Quinn Warmkessel is one of just four Colonial League players to make the team.
Warmkessel and Northwestern’s Rafe Perich, Derek Holmes and Carter Welch will join players from the East Penn Conference in taking on all-star teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
Salisbury Township resident Bobby Kulp, a Bethlehem Catholic High School senior, recently accepted a track and field scholarship to continue his education at Keiser University in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Kulp was the top returning high jumper in District 11 this season and was looking forward to his senior season. On December 26, he took first place in the Robert J. Burdette Indoor Classic at Lehigh University, and during the meet qualified for the indoor state track and field championships.