Salisbury Press

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PIAA BASKETBALL: Emmaus advances; Parkland, Beca, Salisbury fall in opening round

Sunday, March 12, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

In Class 6A action, Emmaus beat District 1 fourth-place team Cheltenham, 68-67.

Matt Kachelries scored a game-high 24 points to get his career total to 990. His twin brother David added 19 points for the Hornets (21-6). Zach Sabol chipped in with 16 points.

Jack Clark led the Panthers with 32 points.

Emmaus, the fourth-place team from District 11, moves on to face District 3 champs Harrisburg (20-6) in the second round with the winner advancing to Saturday’s quarterfinals.

STATE WRESTLING UPDATE Hawks advance ten to Day 2

Friday, March 10, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s Mikey Labriola and Northampton’s Julian Chlebove both continued their treks to a second straight state championship Thursday night during the opening round of the PIAA 3A wrestling tournament.

Labriola won his opening bout by fall over Britain Shields of Big Spring with a fall in :34 seconds.

Labriola is one of four Hawks heading to Friday’s quarterfinals, as Ryan Anderson (126), Jarred Papcsy (132) and Niko Camacho (HWT) look to move through the bracket.

Whitehall’s Buskirk wins

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by JUSTIN CARLUCCI in Sports

Like father, like sons.

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation held its 56th annual Scholar Athlete Banquet on Sunday.

Donzens of athletes, families, friends, and coaches packed the Northampton Community Center to officially culminate the 2016-17 season and find out which high school student would be awarded one of the season’s highest individual accolades.

One scholar athlete was chosen from 33 area high schools to become the 2017 scholar athlete award winner.

The academic and athletic resumes of every athlete in the building were loaded.

Simononis’ successful career comes to a close

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Shane Simononis didn’t really know what to expect coming into his final wrestling season. Not only was he entering his first season with head coach Juan Garcia, Simononis spent much of last year out of action with a concussion.

He did know one thing—he wanted to make 2017 a fun and memorable season. He surely did that.

Simononis capped his senior season on the mat this past weekend with a solid showing at the Southeast Region Class 2A Championships. He went 1-2 at the 182-pound weight class over the two-day event at Wilson West Lawn High School.

Boys enter states on high note

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury was going to be traveling far regardless of Friday’s outcome against Saucon Valley. The Falcons would rather have to travel north to Scranton than south to Philadelphia.

The Falcons got their wish.

The No. 3 seed in the District 11 Class 4A tournament, Salisbury’s ticket to the state tournament was already clinched heading into Friday. But now the Falcons know where their first-round game will be after a 75-48 victory over No. 4 Saucon Valley in the district third-place game.

Reihman edges rival in final D-11 Meet

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

If you had to pick just one race to see at the District 11 Swimming Championships last weekend at Parkland High School, the likely pick would have been the boys 100 freestyle.

The third heat of that event matched Salisbury’s Mahlon Reihman against his friend and rival Gabe Castano of Central Catholic. Reihman and Castano are good friends, who both swim for the Parkland Aquatic Club, making them both teammates and rivals in the sport.

Whitehall’s Buskirk football scholar athlete winner

Monday, March 6, 2017 by JUSTIN CARLUCCI in Sports

Like father, like sons.

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation held its 56th annual Scholar Athlete Banquet on Sunday.

Hundreds of athletes, families, friends, and coaches packed the Northampton Community Center to officially culminate the 2016-17 season and find out which high school student would be awarded one of the season’s highest individual accolades.

One scholar athlete was chosen from 33 area high schools to become the 2017 scholar athlete award winner.

Parkland girls, Emmaus boys take titles; Hurricanes sweep boys relays

Sunday, March 5, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The District 11 swimming championships were held Friday and Saturday. Champions in each event earned automatic qualification for the state meet, which will be held March 15-18 at Bucknell University.

The following is a recap of district champions from Lehigh Valley Press area teams, including a few district record-breakers. For more about the meet see this week’s issues of the Press.

Class 3A

The Parkland girls and Emmaus boys teams won district titles with both teams scoring 401 points for the team gold.

Regional Wrestling Tournament: Hawks win title, send 10 to states

Sunday, March 5, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The PIAA Regional Wrestling Championships were held Friday and Saturday. District 11 grapplers competed in the Class 3A Northeast Regional at Liberty High School and the Class 2A Southeast Regional at Reading’s Wilson-West Lawn High School.

The top four finishers in 3A earned a trip to the state championships, which begin Thursday at Hershey’s Giant Center. Class 2A’s top six regional finishers will move on to states.