Catasauqua Press

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Catty Connie Mack heads down stretch

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

After an early season of optimism and a relatively strong start, Catasauqua’s Connie Mack team is struggling to hold on to a playoff spot in the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack League (LVCM).

Catasauqua will need a win in its final game of the season against Palmerton Tuesday night – a game that was suspended after in the top of the second with Catasauqua leading 3-0 – to have a chance to grab the 12th and final spot for the postseason.

With 3 game left, Legion looks to get on track

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton Legion head coach Mike Bodnar expected to see the current state of his team at the beginning of the season.

Instead, he still remains optimistic they can turn the tide in their final three games.

They took the first step with an 8-3 victory over Birches Monday night. Tyler Illif pitched a solid five innings for the win. Patrick Bodnar had three RBIs, and Andrew Kovalchik, Zech Lambert, and Kyle Morin had two hits apiece.

CHS looks to develop

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua’s boys’ basketball team isn’t overly concerned with their initial returns this summer, but they are more concerned with the big picture.

It just isn’t about wins and losses. Instead it is about overall development.

The Roughies recently participated in the prestigious Cedar Beach Basketball Showcase and they exited after their first two games in the double-elimination tournament.

They dropped games to Bangor and Whitehall, being more settled and competitive in the latter game. The Roughies trailed Bangor, 29-2, with six minutes left in the first half.

Northampton Legion team enjoying success

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

So far, Northampton’s Legion season could not have had a better script.

The team recently had a nine-game winning streak snapped but is still sitting atop the Northampton County Legion North Division with a stellar 10-2 overall record.

It has been a season of some unexpected expectations. As a result, their team has experienced a perfect blend.

“I really didn’t know what to expect,” said head coach Mike Bodnar. “I honestly didn’t think we would be this good.

Torres continues to pitch well

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Andrew Torres wants to keep playing baseball and keep boxing as long as he can. It has proved to be a perfect combination.

Chances are, the Catasauqua sophomore won’t have to meet any crossroads for a long time.

Torres found his niche midway through the varsity season and he hasn’t lost a step. He hurled a complete game victory against Bangor, a seven-strikeout, three-RBI performance.

Gold team defeats Red

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

It wasn’t a typical night of high school football. Instead, it was a night of camaraderie and memories for all those who participated and watched.

The 48th annual McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Classic football game at Nazareth High School’s Andrew S. Leh Stadium wasn’t your average September game as it was dotted with errors from the players and referees alike who all struggled to get in sync.

Catty Connie Mack aiming for playoffs

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

With a few weeks left in their Lehigh Valle Connie Mack (LVCM) season, Catasauqua has reached a point of test of character in many ways.

The Roughies recently lost starting pitcher Jacob Drummer for approximately two weeks due to a sprained ankle. However, he could return to the lineup as early as next week.

Also, the Roughies also may have hit a point where fatigue has started to show. Their steady bats virtually were silenced in a 2-1 loss to Hellertown, and they squandered a lead in a 5-4 defeat to Stroudsburg.

Gold team defeats Red

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

It wasn’t a typical night of high school football. Instead, it was a night of camaraderie and memories for all those who participated and watched.

The 48th annual McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Classic football game at Nazareth High School’s Andrew S. Leh Stadium wasn’t your average September game as it was dotted with errors from the players and referees alike who all struggled to get in sync.

Catty Connie Mack team continues its hot start

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

With four wins in their first five games, Catasauqua’s entry in the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack (LVCM) have given themselves both momentum and position for the coming week.

The 4-1 Roughies had their biggest week and test ahead when they began a four-game week Monday against Bethlehem Catholic followed by Hellertown Wednesday, Emmaus Friday and Stroudsburg Saturday.

They began the week coming off two impressive wins, a 9-3 rout of Silver Creek and a 3-2 win over the Balliet Vikes.

Barkley quickly fits in at NYG camp

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Along with being the second overall pick in the recent NFL draft, Saquon Barkley couldn’t be happier with his new surroundings in the Jersey Meadowlands.

In fact on the first day of the team’s recent three-day OTA workouts, Barkley was the first player to arrive and the last player to leave the New York Giants’ training complex.

He already has developed into a staple in the greater New York area.

“This is where I wanted to be,” said the former Whitehall standout. “I am a hard worker, I am willing to learn, and I am coachable.