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Falcons fall in D-11 semifinal

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Winning close district playoff baseball games comes down to taking advantage of the opportunities presented.

North Schuylkill didn’t have as many opportunities as Salisbury last week in their District 11 Class 2A semifinal. But the Spartans made the most of the few they did get in beating the Falcons 2-1 in extra innings.

“We had a couple opportunities,” said Salisbury head coach Mike Pochron. “I guess we give their pitchers credit that they got out of the jams. They walked the first two batters of the game and they got out of that jam.

Stellar Summer Basketball Standings

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 by The Press in Sports

Large School Division


Reading 6 - 0

Whitehall 5 - 0

Phillipsburg 4 - 1

Allen 3 - 1

Parkland 3 - 1

Liberty 2 - 1

Becahi 3 - 2

Central Catholic 3 - 2

Emmaus 3 - 2

Quakertown 2 - 2

Southern Lehigh 2 - 2

Freedom 2 - 3

Easton 2 - 4

Bangor 1 - 2

Dieruff 1 - 4

Wilson West Lawn 1 - 5

Northampton 0 - 2

Nazareth 0 - 3

Pocono Mt. East 0 - 6

Small School Division


Lincoln Leadership 5 - 1

Faith Christian 4 - 1

Salisbury 4 - 1

Cooperman stiffles Miners

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

At one point early in spring, the postseason seemed nearly out of reach for the Salisbury baseball team. But after a late-season hot streak got them into the district tournament, the Falcons opened with an outstanding performance in the first round, beating Minersville 3-2 thanks to a stellar performance from pitcher Chad Cooperman and his supporting cast.

The senior struck out 11 Battling Miners and scattered eight hits while walking just two, although his best play in the game might have been a simple base running tactic that helped his team go ahead 2-0 early in the game.

Pine Grove ousts Falcons from districts

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

No one could have expected Salisbury’s softball season to end the way it did.

The Falcons had recently finished their best season in recent memory, going 14-6 overall and 11-6 in the Colonial League to earn their first league playoff berth since 2004.

Despite heading into their first District 11 playoff game as the No. 9 seed, Salisbury stepped onto the field against No. 8 seed Pine Grove last week feeling like the better team and looking like it for most of the Class 2A quarterfinal game on the Cardinals’ home field.

Toman excels in first season at Lehigh

Thursday, May 26, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Lehigh freshman Katie Toman can recall her first pole vault attempt in college clear as day. It was like living a nightmare.

“My first time down the runway, I ran down and got my hand caught in my shirt, and I fell into the pit,” Toman said. “It was so terrible. My first couple of meets in indoor I was jumping like 10 feet, which I hadn’t jumped since sophomore or freshman year of high school.”

Doubts and question marks began to pop into her head. Why wasn’t she jumping the heights she was in high school? What was the issue with her technique?

Baseball heads to districts

Thursday, May 26, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

There was a point midway through the season that Salisbury could have said goodbye to any hopes of qualifying for any postseason tournament. The Falcons, losers of six of their first eight games, endured an ugly five-game losing skid that put their postseason lives in severe jeopardy.

Instead of hiding or making excuses for that rough stretch, the Falcons’ turning point came in late April. Salisbury went on a season-defining eight-game winning streak that helped qualify the Falcons for their sixth straight district playoff appearance.

Bauer wins two gold medals

Thursday, May 26, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

When asked how many district medals she now owns after adding two more from last week’s District 11 Track and Field Championships, Salisbury senior Lindsay Bauer couldn’t rattle off the exact number.

Just hours after earning the second of two gold medals at her final district meet, her focus shifted toward a medal she’s still chasing—a state gold. Bauer will have her opportunity to capture that this week at Shippensburg University.

Bauer breaks two CL Meet records

Thursday, May 19, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Records are meant to be broken, even if they are your own. For Salisbury senior Lindsay Bauer, she now owns two Colonial League Meet records.

Bauer’s record-setting championship meet began on Tuesday when she broke the meet record in the high jump, a record she had already set in each of the two previous years. She jumped 18-5 3/4 on this year’s Day 1 at Whitehall High School’s Zephyrs Sports Complex to break her previous mark by half of an inch.