Salisbury didn’t have to worry much about Pen Argyl’s passing attack in Week 1. At least not until the final drive when the Green Knights made nine of their 17 pass attempts.
But the Falcons will have to adjust their mindset and defensive game plan heading into Week 2 against one of the Colonial League’s top passers.
Several former Salisbury High School athletes were important members of college sports team last fall. Here’s a look at some who are expected to be back on the playing fields on campuses this season.
Senior forward Mackenzie Groff heads into her fourth season with the Ursinus College womens soccer team. The Salisbury High School graduate has played in 42 games during her career and made 32 starts. She’s scored 10 goals and six assists in her career and was tied for the team lead in goals last season with three.
The East Penn Conference South teams rolled over their North Division counterparts on the opening night of the 2018 football season.
Emmaus, Parkland, Freedom, Bethlehem Catholic, Liberty and Northampton were all part of the big night for South Division teams.
In the Colonial League, Northwestern won a shootout, while Catty dropped its opener.
The Hornets got two touchdowns from each of their senior running backs and couple passing touchdowns from quarterback Ethan Parvel in a 62-6 rout of Allen.
The irony is a bit chilling. Perhaps unsettling and alarming even.
On a Sunday back in 1988, Ted Brennan’s father suffered a heart attack in church when he was 51 years old. He didn’t survive.
Nearly 30 years later to the day, and at the same age as his father, Ted suffered one as well.
The Limeport Bulls kept getting knocked down. But they always found a way to get back up.
After facing a 1-0 deficit to top seeded Northampton in the Blue Mountain League championship series, the Bulls fought back to even things up. The Giants took Game 3, and Northampton led for much of the next game, which would have clinched a title for the Giants.
Head coach Jason Weaver knows what his incoming senior class brings to the table. Sean Snyder has been running the point guard position for years, and Tommy Sylvester is a returning three-point specialist.
Weaver saw them both take steps this summer, along with returner Kahleel Foster and other varsity regulars, but what was most impressive in June and July was what some lesser-known players showed their head coach. A number of underclassmen played key roles in supporting those seniors to a 5-6 record in the Cedar Beach Summer League.
Salisbury resident Bobby Kulp (left) and Bethlehem Catholic teammate Matt Stianche (right) both cleared 6 feet, 5 inches in the high jump to break the old school record of 6-3. The pair accomplished the feat during a meet at Stroudsburg High School on April 12 against Stroudsburg and Pocono Mountain West High Schools.
Jack Reichenbach was always destined to be a jumper. He was around it throughout most of his childhood.
His father, Dan, was a district record holder at Salisbury for 30 years and an All-American at Moravian. His oldest brother, also named Dan, is a district record holder and Salisbury High School record holder who jumped at Lehigh University. Jumping is in Jack’s blood.
Lilia Crouthamel’s first passion has always been softball. But when her mom offered to buy her a new bat if she took up tennis, she couldn’t pass up the opportunity.
That not only got Crouthamel a shiny new aluminum softball bat, but also introduced her to a racket and tennis ball at a young age. It blossomed into a memorable high school career in both sports, culminated by the Salisbury Press’s Female Athlete of the Year award.
Salisbury’s Lehigh Valley Legion offense just ran out of gas during their championship battle with South Parkland on July 12 at Parkland High School.
The reason the tank was on empty had a little to do with fatigue and a lot to do with a dominant pitcher named A.J. Palumbo.
The Falcons had authored a 14-12 comeback victory the night before against North Parkland. However, North Parkland didn’t have Palumbo, who administered a 101-pitch, three hit, seven strikeout performance in a 7-0 victory to claim the league title for South Parkland.