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Coopermans enjoy first season as teammates

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Cooperman family has a successful tradition of baseball.

Casey, the oldest of three brothers, just finished a successful collegiate season at Bloomsburg University. Tyler is right in the middle of his journey at DeSales Unversity. And Chad just finished his junior season at Salisbury High School where the Falcons finished a game shy of reaching the district championship. All three share one thing in common success on the pitching mound.

Bulls looking for revenge

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Just a week ago, it looked as if the road to another championship appearance in the Blue Mountain League would be easy for Limeport.

The Bulls, who finished the regular season with the No. 1 seed in the playoffs at 25-11, quickly built a 2-0 series lead against the Northampton Giants. A pitching spectacle from ace Adam Maini in Game 1 led to an 8-0 win. A 7-5 victory the next day brought the Bulls within one win of their fourth championship appearance in six years.

Yankees seek appearance in title series

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

After plenty of success in the Tri-County ranks in recent years, the Northern Yankees transitioned to the Blue Mountain League a year ago with much of the same triumph. In their inaugural BML season, the Yankees were one of the final four teams standing in last year's playoffs.

But a 1-0 series lead in the semifinals against Limeport quickly diminished to a 3-1 series defeat in a matter of days, leaving an uneasy feeling in the Yankees' stomachs.

Connie Mack team gets to state tourney

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

It may have taken three days and 12 innings of baseball, but Salisbury is headed to the Connie Mack state playoffs.

After Friday's game was suspended due to darkness at 4-4 in the eighth inning, Salisbury and South Parkland resumed play on Sunday with a berth in the state tournament on the line. It took quite a bit of time, but the Falcons' bases-loaded walk by Pete Dubois in the bottom of the 12th gave Salisbury a 5-4 victory and a 2-1 series victory against South Parkland.

Salisbury is one win from state tourney

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

It's been awhile since the Salisbury Connie Mack baseball team qualified for the postseason.

But that streak can be put to rest after a stellar regular season that awarded the Falcons the No. 5 seed with a 12-5-1 record. Once the postseason got underway, the Falcons continued that momentum in the opening game of a three-game set against South Parkland.

SHS boys team makes it to Sunday

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Despite going 9-3 in summer league play over the last two months, Salisbury head coach Jason Weaver would have liked to play a number of the Lehigh Valley's bigger schools to see how his Falcons stacked up to that level of competition.

He got a little glimpse of that over the recent Stellar Construction "Catch A Rising Star" Basketball Showcase that ended on Sunday.

Falcons stay alive for Lehigh Valley Legion postseason

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Heading into Monday, Salisbury's postseason dreams were still up in the air despite finishing the regular season last Thursday.

While the Falcons (5-12) entered the beginning of the week in ninth place in an eight-team playoff picture, there was still hope. Northern Valley (6-11-1) and Fullerton (5-10-2), the seventh and eighth teams in the playoff race, have one game remaining on their schedules. That battle against each other gave the Falcons a glimmer of hope to be playing in a one-game playoff for one of the two final playoff spots should the chips fall in place.

Falcons clinch playoff spot in Stellar Small School Division

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

In this year's newly-formatted divisions in the Stellar Construction summer basketball league, four teams from both the Small School and Big School groups qualify for the playoffs.

Salisbury, after defeating Phillipsburg 46-41 last Thursday, was one of four teams that finished the regular season with a 9-3 record and moved onto the postseason.