TRACK AND FIELD
Tuesday, March 26
The Falcons were swept by Notre Dame (Green Pond) and Pen Argyl in a season-opening track meet.
The Falcons girls lost 99.5-45.5 to Pen Argyl and fell 101-44 to Notre Dame.
The Falcons’ Melena Koutch (high jump, triple jump) and Erica Holben (long jump) earned event wins for Salisbury.
In the boys meet, Salisbury fell 85-59 to Pen Argyl and lost 97-52 to Notre Dame.
The Falcons’ Shane Artis (1600, 3200) and Timmy Buda (200) won events at the meet.
Pen Argyl 99.5, Salisbury 45.5
Several former Salisbury Township High School athletes have already begun spring sports at the college level.
Bloomsburg junior pitcher/infielder Chad Cooperman has been solid on the mound to open the spring season. He’s pitched in four games for the Huskies already, posting a 2-1 record with a save. The former Falcon has a 3.60 ERA and 26 strikeouts with just seven walks. Cooperman has pitched at least five innings in three of his four games, and is batting .133 with four RBIs in the early going.
Jack Reichenbach wasn’t just Salisbury’s top jumper last year. He was one of the top jumpers in the entire state.
While Reichenbach has since graduated and is now having a stellar track and field season at the University of Rhode Island, the jump events figure to be a strong point for Salisbury in 2019 once again.
The Falcons bring back a number of jumpers on both the boys and girls teams this spring.
The Colonial League released it’s first list of top track and field performers for the 2019 season. Here’s a listing of the top five performers in each event through the first week of regular season meets.
4x100 relay: 1. Southern Lehigh (Amelia Cassaday, Madison Trout, Imani Hollie, Sierra Williams) 50.80, 2. Palisades 53.10, 3. Notre Dame (GP) 54.3, 4. Wilson 54.4, 5. Northwestern 54.7;
Rob Benson thought last year was going to be a rebuilding season after losing a number of key pieces from Salisbury’s historic 2017 team. And it was.
But 2019 might be even more a rebuild for the long-term Falcon boys tennis head coach.
After finishing 4-9 last year in the Colonial League, Salisbury returns some of its key pieces from that season. But a number of them are switching positions as the upcoming spring season gets underway.
Head coach Mike Pochron is entering his 19th season leading the Salisbury baseball team.
The 2019 season might be his biggest challenge in nearly two decades.
Salisbury (11-10 overall; 9-9 in Colonial League) returned to the district tournament last spring after missing out on the playoffs for the first time in eight years in 2017. But much of last year’s team has graduated—including 10 regular rotation players— and that has left Pochron with a largely unproved bunch.
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s fleet of white stocking trucks are on the roll, stocking trout for the March 23 Youth Fishing Day and regional trout opener on March 30 in 18 southeast region waters.
For anyone who would like to introduce a youngster to the sport of fishing, the Youth Fishing Day is an opportune time for them to experience catching their first trout. It’s also an opportune time since there’s no fishing pressure from adults, and there will be loads of freshly stocked trout to be caught.
In what may be the wildest game of the season, Lehigh Valley pulled off a stunning 4-3 win over the defending AHL champion Toronto Marlies Saturday night at the PPL Center.
The win gave Lehigh Valley a season sweep of its two games with Toronto and three wins in their last four games against the Marlies. Going back five years, the Phantoms have played Toronto well, going 6-2-1-1.
While there wasn’t a championship brought back to Salisbury’s trophy case last season, the Lady Falcons’ softball team took another step forward. The team’s 18 wins was the most in head coach Jeff Appleman’s tenure at Salisbury.
With the start of the 2019 season just days away, Salisbury is hoping to produce another successful campaign. And maybe even bring home some hardware this time.
After winning two individual gold, one relay gold and one relay silver at districts, Sarah Bobeck made her final trip to states to compete in three events. Through the two days of competition, Bobeck finished 17th in the 200-yard freestyle and 19th in the 100-yard freestyle. She also teamed with fellow seniors Madison Jewell and Cathryn Fitzsimmons and sophomore Julia Graver in the 200-yard freestyle relay to finish in 27th place.