Salisbury Press

Sunday, August 20, 2017

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

FIRST 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)

SECOND TEAM

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.

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.