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Girls soccer falls in D-11 semi

Friday, November 9, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Due to some injuries, Salisbury head coach Rick Babyak had to make a few last-minute adjustments prior to last week’s district semifinal game.

It took some time for those changes to smooth out on the field. Palisades capitalized early and then separated itself late.

The No. 2 seed Pirates (18-3-2 overall) scored in the 8th minute and added two more goals to defeat No. 3 Salisbury, 3-0, in a District 11 Class 2A semifinal game last Tuesday at Emmaus High School’s Memorial Field.

Palisades went on to defeat Central Catholic in the championship game two days later.

Falcon football falls in 2018 finale

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Southern Lehigh’s offense came into Salisbury on fire last week. The Spartans, which entered the regular season finale with five consecutive 40-plus point games, eclipsed the 50-point mark in each of their prior two contests.

The Spartans did that once again on Friday night.

Quarterback Logan Edmond accounted for five total touchdowns, and Southern Lehigh (7-3) erupted for a 50-0 victory over the Falcons at Salisbury High School.

Girls soccer reaches D-11 semifinal

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The chemistry between seniors Rylee Donaldson and Erica Holben is easy to spot on the soccer field. It’s won Salisbury plenty of games over their four-year careers.

Last Thursday night, the pair helped the Falcons pull out their biggest victory this season.

Donaldson set up Holben for the game’s only goal that sent No. 3 Salisbury into the District 11 Class 2A semifinals with a 1-0 victory over No. 6 Tamaqua last week. The win sets up a semifinal matchup with No. 2 Palisades on Tuesday. Semifinal results were not available at time of press.

Falcons fall to SL in field hockey playoffs

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury field hockey head coach Jane Brennan knew last week’s district playoff game against Southern Lehigh could go either way.

The teams split their two regular season contests against Southern Lehigh. The latest meeting in the regular season finale saw Salisbury pull away with a 4-3 victory. But the Falcons knew the third meeting would be tough, especially after the Spartans advanced to the Colonial League championship game against Bangor.

Two Falcons earn CL medals

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Shane Artis and Michael Sosnowski have been working hard in the offseason. They’ve put in 35-40 miles, including some tough hill work on South Mountain, in an effort to be among the top runners in the Colonial League and District 11.

They achieved part of their goal last week when the Salisbury juniors both finished in the top 10 and earned medals at the Colonial League Championships, held annually at DeSales University.

Bombers bounce back to beat Salisbury

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by JUSTIN CARLUCCI AND TODD KRESS in Sports

It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.

After clinging to a two-point lead at halftime, Palmerton dominated the second half against Salisbury en route to a 35-14 Colonial League victory last Friday night in Palmerton.

It was a tale of two halves for the Falcons, who opened up the game with a 13-play, 55-yard scoring drive. But the Bombers answered right back with a four-play drive. On Palmerton’s first offensive play of the contest, Tanner Burnett took a 37-yard handoff. Stasko eventually capped the drive with a 16-yard scamper.

Girls soccer prepares for district playoffs

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury and Southern Lehigh both finished the Colonial League portion of their schedules 8-2-2 and tied for the fourth and final playoff spot in the league tournament.

But only one of those teams could earn the No. 4 seed and a date with top-seeded and unbeaten Saucon Valley when the tournament opened on Tuesday. Due to a tiebreaker, the Falcons ended up on the outside looking in.

Slaters’ running game too much for Falcons

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury knew Bangor’s rushing attack would be tough to deal with entering last week’s game. But when the Falcons were without a number of starters entering that contest, and then added a couple more to the injury list, things got even tougher.

Bangor ran for 242 yards on the ground and took a 21-0 lead in the first quarter. The Falcons could never get within striking distance as the Slaters enforced the mercy rule in the second half and picked up the 45-10 victory last Friday at Salisbury High School.