The CSG Falcon White soccer team, which is the Salisbury High School girls summer teams in Group A of the Lehigh Valley Summer Soccer League (LVSSL), wrapped up its regular season on Monday night and heads into the playoffs as the group's top team.
Despite coming up short against Tribe United Gold (Upper Perk) on Monday, 3-2 in overtime at Lehigh University Fields and Goodman Campus, the Lady Falcons (5-2-2) face Group B's No. 8 seed when the playoffs begin on Wednesday.
The high school soccer season is a little more than two months away, but the Salisbury girls' team continues to prepare throughout the summer months.
In addition to workouts twice a week, the Lady Falcons have two teams playing in the Lehigh Valley Summer Soccer League (LVSSL), where they compete twice a week as well.
Lehigh Valley faced a 3-0 deficit after the top of the third inning during last night's legion all-star game.
But that lead for Schuylkill-Berks was short lived. And once the Lehigh Valley bats got going, the offense didn't let up one bit.
Lehigh Valley responded with six runs in the bottom of the third, and added a run in the fifth and sixth innings to secure the 8-2 victory on Monday Night at FirstEnergy Stadium. It was the Lehigh Valley's third consecutive victory in the all-star game after dropping the inaugural game four years ago.
Out of the handful of spectators watching the first game of Sunday's home-and-home double-header between Salisbury and Fullerton, nobody could have anticipated how the game would end.
Trailing 7-0 after four innings, the first pitch from CJ Tocci in the top of the fifth didn't come without some drama.
Bryce Fairclough is recovering from a grade two ankle sprain he suffered in the first game of the summer season. He may not be 100 percent recovered from that injury just yet, but he remains focused on improving his game on the court
As one of just three returning players who played consistent varsity minutes last season, and the only one in the Falcons' front court, Fairclough will be relied upon to help lead this team throughout the summer months.
So far, the Lehigh Valley Legion season has been a tough one for the Salisbury Falcons. The young team is currently 2-5, three games behind league leaders North Parkland (5-2) and Emmaus (5-2).
In an all-star game, most people expect a heavy explosion of offensive.
And while that was that case, at least for one team, it was the dominant outing of the Colonial League and Mountain Valley Conference's pitching staff that stole the show on Saturday, June 7 in the 29th Annual Howard E. Deppe Senior All-Star Baseball Classic at Limeport's Fegley Stadium.
Salisbury boys' soccer head coach Mark Allinson entered his CSG Falcon team into Group B of the Men's Junior Division in the Lehigh Valley Summer Soccer League to face a number of competitive teams across the area that they are not too familiar with.
After the first week of play at Lehigh University Fields at Goodman Campus and Stabler Arena, the CSG Falcons have made the most of their experience. They currently sit at 2-1 after Friday's loss to New Tripoli Bank FC, 2-1, in overtime.
Each Memorial Day weekend Penn State University holds its annual Super Regional AAU Happy Volley junior girls club volleyball tournament. This year Penn State hosted 440 different junior girls volleyball teams ranging in age from 12 to 18 years old and hailing from both the United States and Canada.
Emmaus-based volleyball club Push The Rock sent 14U, 15U and 16U teams to compete at the Happy Volley tournament.
Push The Rock 15 White, PTR's 15U team, ended up having a remarkable weekend.
During his career at Salisbury, only once has basketball head coach Jason Weaver had to replace his starting five players heading into the following season.
Weaver is facing that challenge once again as the Falcons begin preparation for the 2014-15 season. And that rebuild process begins in the Stellar Summer Basketball League.