Catasauqua Press

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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.

CHS hoops looks to set the stage this summer season

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over the past few weeks, Catasauqua’s boys basketball program has begun laying a foundation for its future.

The Roughies have been participating in the Catty League, mainly fueled by 17 freshman who gained valuable experience on this past year’s squad.

“It’s amazing,” said head boys’ basketball coach Eric Snyder. “Some nights we have had as many as 20 kids out. We have had a solid turnout of the younger players. I try to get them all in the games.”

Bradley, Wittman compete at state meet

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Kenzie Bradley and Jacob Wittman didn’t receive a medal at the recent PIAA Track and Field Championships, but the duo sent reverberations and helped set a tone for the program over the next few years.

Bradley finished 10th in the long jump and 14th in the high jump, while Wittman was 13th in the pole vault.

“Things didn’t go as planned,” said head coach Kyle Rusnock of his two athletes. “They were going against the best in the state and it was a fantastic experience for both of them.

Timing was off for CHS baseball team

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For Catasauqua’s baseball team this season, it was all about timing.

Throughout the season, the Roughies suffered a series of untimely setbacks that eventually affected a possible district playoff berth. As a result, Catty ended its season with an overall 6-14 mark.

Head coach Steve Bradley recalled an event in his team’s final game of the season that reflected how they easily could be construed as being snakebit this year.

“We were trailing 6-5 and we lost a pop-up in the infield that could have ended the inning,” he stated. “Instead, they got a couple of runs.