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Colonial League announces championship week matchups

Friday, October 12, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Colonial League playoff brackets for championship week have been announced for boys and girls soccer, field hockey and volleyball.

Boys soccer action gets underway Monday at Salisbury with Moravian Academy (3) vs. Saucon Valley (2) at 5 p.m. followed by Southern Lehigh (4) at Northwestern (1) at 7 p.m.

The championship is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. at a site to be determined.

Patriots win in OT; Tiger knock off Saucon Valley

Sunday, October 14, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The eighth week of the 2018 high school football season saw two unbeaten teams fall as Freedom downed Emmaus and Northwestern took out Saucon Valley.

Here are recaps of some teams from around the area. See this week’s editions of the Lehigh Valley Press for more about your local teams.

Freedom-Emmaus

The Patriots scored a pair of late touchdowns to tie the game before winning with a two-point conversion in overtime to improve to 8-0 while handing Emmaus (7-1) its first loss.

Injuries pile up against No. Lehigh

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury entered Friday’s game against Northern Lehigh already without two of its top play makers in running back Chad Parton and fullback Kyle Pingarelli.

If that didn’t make things tough enough, the Falcons lost another one play maker against the Bulldogs. Maybe even their top one offensively.

The Bulldogs (4-3) ran for 247 yards on the ground, led by Justin Paul’s 159, en route to a 27-13 victory over Salisbury (2-5) at Northern Lehigh High School.

Field hockey falls to Northwestern

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Perhaps the biggest game left on both teams’ schedules, at least in terms of the Colonial League field hockey postseason picture, took two days to finish.

After a storm that postponed last week’s game between Salisbury and Northwestern, the two teams picked that contest up on Saturday with about 53 minutes of game time left to play. It seemed as if the layoff affected the Falcons more than the Tigers.

Falcons host 3-4 Bangor Friday night

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

When Salisbury hosts Bangor in Week 8 of the Colonial League football season, both teams will be looking to get back on the winning track.

Salisbury (2-5) is coming off a tough loss to Northern Lehigh a week ago in which several of its play makers were sidelined with injuries. Bangor (3-4) has lost three straight after starting the season 3-1, including last Friday’s 51-13 letdown against Palisades.

Hornets, Patriots stay unbeaten

Sunday, October 7, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Emmaus and Freedom both won football games Friday night to improve to 7-0 and set up next week’s match up of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s last two unbeaten teams. Parkland won a rivalry game over Whitehall Friday night, while Bethlehem Catholic picked up a win on Saturday.

Here’s a recap of this week’s games from around the Lehigh Valley Press area.

Whitehall-Parkland

The Trojans picked up a 49-21 win over Whitehall Friday night in Orefield.

Gibbons takes fourth at CL Tourney

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Colonial League held its annual tennis tournament last week. Despite the Falcons’ youth, a number of Salisbury players had impressive outings last Thursday at Saucon Valley High School.

Leading the way was sophomore Paige Gibbons at the No. 2 singles’ spot. Gibbons won her first eight-game pro set over Bangor’s Gioia Beltrano, 8-5. The Falcon sophomore then dropped her next match against Moravian Academy top-seeded Miranda Gibson, 8-0, and then against Southern Lehigh’s Kayla Lebby, 8-0.

Donaldson puts name in record book

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Rylee Donaldson’s sophomore soccer season was filled with injury as the speedy forward and midfielder missed half of the 2016 season with a broken arm.

There was also a bit of insult added to injury. After a remarkable freshman season, Donaldson couldn’t help but look into the future and think of where she could possibly wind up in the Salisbury record books. That is, up until that injury sidelined her for 11 games two years ago.

Falcons top Rough Riders

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The main focus of Salisbury’s football practice last week was Catasauqua’s run game and the triple option scheme the Rough Riders run.

It turns out, however, the highlight of Saturday’s game was Salisbury’s rushing attack.

Senior quarterback Jacob Kamp ran for over 100 yards, and Salisbury totaled 273 on the ground in a 35-7 win over Catasauqua on Saturday afternoon. The win improved the Falcons to 2-4 and snapped a two-game losing streak.