Salisbury Press

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STATE CHAMPS! Becahi girls win state 4A title

Friday, March 24, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Bethlehem Catholic girls basketball team captured its first state title on Thursday night, knocking off Villa Maria of Erie 46-27 in the girls 4A final.

Becahi was 0-for-2 to that point in state title games, falling as recently as 2013, but this time things would be different, as the Hawks won again using a familiar approach in their playoff run - a quick start.

Two Falcons win state gold

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Two Salisbury swimmers were crowned state swimming champions last week at Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium. One was almost expected. The other was a bit of a surprise.

Both Mahlon Reihman and Daniel Bonge rode back to the Lehigh Valley with gold medals around their necks and helped their team to third place with one event left in this year’s PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

Softball team looks to take another step forward in ‘17

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

One step forward, one step backward. That seems to be the motto of the Salisbury softball team as of late.

After qualifying for the district tournament in 2014, Salisbury failed to return to that stage a year later and finished 7-10 in the Colonial League. Last year was a bounce-back season for the Lady Falcons, who made both postseason tournaments and earned 14 wins.

Tennis team returns most of 2016 line up

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Salisbury tennis team had plenty of individual success last season. This season, however, it is hoping to add some team hardware to go along with those personal feats.

Salisbury’s duo of seniors John Yurconic and Mason Groff captured state gold in the doubles circuit last year after both had lengthy runs in the District 11 Class 2A singles tournament. But the team finished just 7-9 overall and failed to qualify for both league and district team duals.

Costello makes first team

Sunday, March 19, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Three Salisbury boys basketball players were selected to this year’s All Colonial League basketball team. Senior Jaxon Costello was named to the First Team, junior Jack Reichenbach was a Second Team honoree and senior Ryan Slutsky was awarded an honorable mention selection.

2016-17 Colonial League Boys’ Basketball All-League Team


Dylan Benton (Sr., Bangor), Reece Jones (Sr., Bangor), Isaiah Graves (Jr., Catasauqua), Jaxon Costello (Sr., Salisbury), Josh Snead (Sr., Saucon Valley)


Meikrantz, McGee named to girls team

Sunday, March 19, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Salisbury’s Caylin Meikrantz and Sarah McGee were recently named to the All Colonial League girls basketball team.

The following is this year’s all-star team.

2016-17 Colonial League Girls’ Basketball All-League Team


Cecily Redfern (Sr., Moravian Academy), Leighanna Lister (Jr., Northwestern), Cailee Murphy (Sr., Notre Dame GP), Amanda Mobley (Jr., Southern Lehigh), Olivia Snyder (So., Southern Lehigh)


Falcons fall in PIAA first round

Sunday, March 19, 2017 by SAM MATTA in Sports

Salisbury’s basketball team found out what it feels like to get hit by an oncoming freight train in a dark tunnel, here Saturday evening on the campus of Marywood University.

A powerful and quick Scranton Prep dazed the Falcons from the onset, when the Cavaliers went right for the juggler and proceeded to force multiple turnovers on the visitors and the end result turned into a 99-66 loss in this opening round of the PIAA Class 4A tournament.

HOOPS - Only BC girls survive Saturday’s action

Sunday, March 19, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Katie McDonald will have more on the team’s state run in the March 22 issue of the Bethlehem Press.

The NHS girls lost to Boyertown 56-55 on Saturday as Abby Kapp hit a clutch three-pointer with just 17 second left in the game.

The Kids would start out well in this game taking a 14-9 lead after one and extending it to 30-24 heading into the half. But a strong second half by Boyertown saw them chip away at the lead, cutting it to just 44-42 heading into the third quarter.

HOOPS - Three LVP teams advance in states

Friday, March 17, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Three Lehigh Valley Press teams moved on in state play Thursday night and will continue their quest for a state title.

The Emmaus boys knocked off Harrisburg 64-61 in a game that was supposed to be played Wednesday night. The Hornets got off to a nice start leading 19-13 after one and 32-22 heading into halftime. But Harrisburg would cut the lead to just 44-43 after three quarters before a close fourth quarter of action left Emmaus out in front in the end.