The Colonial League released this year’s softball all-star team last month during the league playoff tournament.
Two members of the District 11 runner-up Salisbury team were selected to the first team, while two other Falcons earned honorable mention recognition.
Senior outfielder Peyton Stauffer earned a place on the first team, along with pitcher junior pitcher Emily Silberman. Teammates Gretchen Helsel, a senior first baseman, and Sara Lamana, a senior catcher, were named as honorable mention selections.
Some people think Pine Grove might be talented enough to win a state championship this spring.
It’s tough to argue with those claims, especially after Friday’s dominant showing in the district softball final. Pine Grove defeated Salisbury in five innings, 12-0, at Blue Mountain High School to capture the District 11 Class 3A crown last week.
Salisbury head coach Jeff Appleman knew how tough the Cardinals were before his team made the trip.
Salisbury saw each of its past two softball seasons end in the District 11 semifinal round, just a win away from reaching the championship game.
Head coach Jeff Appleman, now in his fourth season at Salisbury, got that monkey off his back last Thursday.
Emily Silberman pitched a two-hitter in Salisbury’s 3-1 win in 10 innings against Palmerton last week at Northwestern High School, advancing the Lady Falcons to the District 11 Class 3A title game. As the No. 6 seed, the Lady Falcons faced top-seeded Pine Grove in Tuesday’s championship, which was played after Press deadline.
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.