Salisbury Press

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Field hockey team is making strides

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

In recent years, the Salisbury field hockey team has struggled finding the back of the net.

But under first-year head coach Jane Brennan, Salisbury is finding more opportunities offensively. And it has resulted to a quicker start to the season than in recent years.

Salisbury is currently 1-3 in the early going of the fall season, but improvement has already been seen.

“The team is learning to work together as a unit and to trust each other,” Brennan said. “They are playing clean, strong hockey. Their positive attitude, drive and desire are commendable.

Slaters bring strong running game

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

During last week’s loss to Wilson, Salisbury struggled to get off blocks from the Warriors offensive line. The end result was a near 100-yard rushing day for Job Goodman, and over 240 total yards from the junior running back.

With another team that features a strong running game set to visit Salisbury High School on Friday night, that was the focal point during film session early in the week. Head coach Andy Cerco hopes it translates onto the field Friday night as the Falcons (2-1) host Bangor (1-2) at 7 p.m.

Artis takes 49th at DeSales Invitational

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

In the middle of two dominant races from two non-local runners at the 39th DeSales Centaur Invitational over the weekend, a number of Salisbury runners took their shot at the difficult course in Center Valley.

While none may have been able to stage a finish such as Marian Catholic’s Tina Capparell or Owen J. Roberts’ Liam Conway, a number of Falcons had respectable finishes on Saturday afternoon. It was a pleasant change of pace after a seven-team Colonial League meet last Wednesday to open the regular season.

LV Jr. Bassmasters excel at quad

Monday, September 11, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Junior Bassmasters sent a large contingent of anglers to the recent four-state quad competition in Elk Neck State Park in Maryland.

The event features 48 two-man teams of anglers with over 35 of them from Pennsylvania, which traditionally features some of the most succefull fishermen in the field at this annual event, which also includes Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware anglers.

Several members of the Lehigh Junior Bassmasters had success at the annual event, which was held in early July.

Six-game streak puts LV in the playoffs

Monday, September 11, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs made an improbable romp into the playoffs with a late-season stretch that saw them finish off the regular season with a six-game win streak, including sweeping a four-game series against rival Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to finish the season.

The IronPigs were four games behind Rochester for the final playoff spot in the International League with 12 games remaining, and went on a 9-3 run to catch the Red Wings on the second-to-last day of the season.

Girls tennis team replaces graduates

Monday, September 11, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

While most people might have expected a bit of a struggle for the Salisbury girls’ tennis team as it graduated its top two singles players, Falcon head coach Rob Benson wasn’t one of them.

Despite graduating Leandra Roelker and Claudia Crouthamel, Benson knew he still had plenty of talent throughout his lineup. And now he’s seeing the results of that talent in its new positions.

“I think we are surprising some people,” Benson said. “Everyone is playing well. They are giving me more than 150 percent effort.”

Article By: Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com

Friday, September 8, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Both Bethlehem Catholic remained undefeated with wins Friday night in the third week of the 2017 high school football season, while Northampton grabbed its second of the young season.

Bethlehem Catholic-Emmaus

The Golden Hawks erased an early Emmaus lead with 21 straight points then held on for a 28-21 win.

Emmaus (1-2) went up 14-0 on two first quarter touchdowns, but the Hawks scored three unanswered touchdowns, capped by Shamus Williams’ interception return for a touchdown with 1:15 left in the first half that gave his team a 21-14 lead.

Article By: Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com

Saturday, September 2, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

An entire slate of 1-0 teams matched up in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference division that swept it’s northern counterpart last week.

Defending District 11 Class 5A champ Whitehall made a statement with a win over defending Eastern Pennsylvania Conference champ Emmaus, while Bethelehem Catholic and Freedom also rolled to wins.

In the Colonial League, Catasauqua and Salisbury both remained undefeated with victories on Friday night.

Emmaus-Whitehall

The Zephyrs beat Emmaus 42-35.