Catasauqua Press

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Girls continue to work hard

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Mark Seremula wished there was more time left in the summer season for the Roughies.

The new head coach has watched his players grow and develop toward the winter season. It is not just about winning, but it is about the overall process.

The Roughies recently competed in the A-town Throwdown tournament at Cedar Beach in Allentown against some of the better teams in the Lehigh Valley and benefitted despite a pair of defeats against Dieruff and Warren Hills.

CHS looks to continue to grow this summer

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua’s boys’ basketball team has their share of difficulty at the A-town Throwdown this past weekend, as they dropped all three of their games.

But the young Roughies took another step toward maturity and passed another character test.

Catty’s final game was a 70-57 loss to Sankofa, the Philly-based school and eventual champion that edged Emmaus in the final.

“They (Sankofa) were physically gifted,” said Roughies’ head coach Eric Snyder. “They could play volleyball on the boards. Our kids were very challenged.

Hain named CHS girls soccer coach

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Somehow, Chris Hain appeared destined to coach at Catasauqua.

Over the years, Hain has been involved with youth soccer groups in Catasauqua, and he was approached about applying for the head girls’ coaching position when it opened in 2015.

This spring, Hain was again suggested to apply after there was an opening this spring. He did, and recently was named the head coach replacing Randy Gillespie.

It will be his first high school head coach position.

Legion team on to next round

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

All season long, Northampton was looking for the right combination of pitching and hitting.

For the most part, they have had it.

Their pitching, however, has been the most consistent component of the two. Yet in the first two games of the Northampton County (NORCO) Legion Playoffs, third-seeded Northampton had the perfect combination.

They had their way with East Stroudsburg in sweeping the best-of-three series. Northampton won the first, 13-4 Monday night, and followed with a 4-1 victory Tuesday night.

Catty girls hoops having encouraging summer

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For the Catasauqua girls basketball program this summer, it is all about the numbers.

To their benefit, they have been positive.

“Everything has been going well,” said new head coach Mark Seremula in reference to the summer program. “We have had a really good turnout.

“We had about 15 girls who came to the games and we have been competitive.”

The Roughies have been playing in the Catasauqua Summer League and will also play in the A-town Throwdown this weekend. They also have a junior high team in the Cementon League.

Northampton Legion team is moving on

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

All season long, Northampton was looking for the right combination of pitching and hitting.

For the most part, they have had it.

Their pitching, however, has been the most consistent component of the two. Yet in the first two games of the Northampton County (NORCO) Legion Playoffs, third-seeded Northampton had the perfect combination.

They had their way with East Stroudsburg in sweeping the best-of-three series. Northampton won the first, 13-4 Monday night, and followed with a 4-1 victory Tuesday night.

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.