Catasauqua Press

Thursday, June 21, 2018

LV Cup softball team named

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The 2018 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup softball team, coached by Blake Morgan, was announced last week and includes 16 sophomores and juniors from District XI.

“Try outs went well, and we’re always excited to have kids show up,” said Morgan, who is coaching his third Carpenter Cup team.

Returning from last year’s team are Whitehall’s Rachel Arner, Parkland’s Kelly Dulaney, Emmaus’s Hannah Palinkas, and Easton’s Courtney Grundhauser.

Soccer scholar athletes named

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Emmaus senior and center defender James Haag was named the 2017 Lehigh Valley Boys Soccer Scholar Athlete during the annual soccer banquet held recently at the Northampton Memorial Community Center in Northampton.

“It’s such a great honor to be named the Frank J. Olszewski Boys Soccer Scholar Athlete for the Lehigh Valley,” Haag said. “I mean, it’s just amazing how there are so many great kids out here. I can’t believe that I got picked for it. There are so many other candidates that were absolutely amazing and I’m very happy to be named with any of those guys.”

Soccer scholar athletes named, honored

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Emmaus senior and center defender James Haag was named the 2017 Lehigh Valley Boys Soccer Scholar Athlete during the annual soccer banquet this past Sunday at the Northampton Memorial Community Center in Northampton.

“It’s such a great honor to be named the Frank J. Olszewski Boys Soccer Scholar Athlete for the Lehigh Valley,” Haag said. “I mean, it’s just amazing how there are so many great kids out here. I can’t believe that I got picked for it. There are so many other candidates that were absolutely amazing and I’m very happy to be named with any of those guys.”

CHS hosts competition

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Catasauqua High School was the site for the 2017 Colonial League Cheerleading Competition on Nov. 8.

Eight squads competed in the Game Day Division, and three squads competed in the Competition Division.

Northwestern won the Game Day Division, followed by Wilson, Bangor, Saucon Valley and Pen Argyl.

“The girls did well in practice, but tonight was the best I’ve ever seen them perform that routine,” said Northwestern Lehigh coach Kristie Dangello.

Meant to Move aims to help reduce injuries

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Meant to Move is a studio in Bethlehem owned and operated by certified Pilates teacher and licensed Yamuna Body Rolling practitioner, Jeanne Reilly, who teaches techniques that lead to more flexibility, greater muscle tone, and better posture.

“Both are low impact and can enhance everything you do in life,” said Reilly, who has clients of all ages. “My push right now is to teach more of our youth, and my dream would be to educate gym teachers, health teachers, and educators in general, and coaches in the schools who work with kids every day.”

Heydt, Sturgess scholar athlete winners

Thursday, February 16, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Salisbury High School center midfielder, Ethan Heydt, and Quakertown High School forward, Victoria Sturgess, were named 2016 Soccer Scholar Athletes at the Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Awards Banquet on Jan. 29 at Northampton Memorial Community Center in Northampton, Pa.

Heydt and Sturgess were among 76 nominees from 40 high schools throughout the area who were selected jointly by their coaches and the school administration. The Soccer Scholar Athlete Committee then selected the overall winners.

Heydt, Sturgess take home soccer scholar athlete awards

Monday, January 30, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Salisbury High School center midfielder, Ethan Heydt, and Quakertown High School forward, Victoria Sturgess, were named 2016 Soccer Scholar Athletes at the Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Awards Banquet on Jan. 29 at Northampton Memorial Community Center in Northampton, Pa.

Heydt and Sturgess were among 76 nominees from 40 high schools throughout the area who were selected jointly by their coaches and the school administration. The Soccer Scholar Athlete Committee then selected the overall winners.

New book explores the mind of an athlete

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Dr. Jarrod Spencer, sports psychologist and founder of Mind of the Athlete, a sports psychology company located in Bethlehem, is on a mission to tear down the stigma of mental health in athletics, so he has written a book called, “Mind of the Athlete ‘Clearer Mind, Better Performance’”.

“This is a bottom-up movement, not a top-down movement,” Spencer said. “The athletes themselves want this, but the funding for mental health in athletics comes from the top down.”

Lehigh Valley starts play Monday

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Northampton High School softball players, Jillian Muthard and Hallie Muffley, were recently named to the 2016 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup softball team. Three Whitehall players were also named in Mackenzie Guzy, Ashlee Brosky and Kay Solderitch, the MVP of the EPC.

The Lehigh Valley team, coached this year by Blake Morgan, will compete in the Carpenter Cup Classic, a Philadelphia Phillies-sponsored tournament, featuring teams comprised of high school sophomores and juniors from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

Roughies fall in semifinals

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

There was a simple explanation for Catasauqua’s 4-1 loss to Pine Grove in the District XI Class AA Softball Semifinal on Tuesday night at Parkland High School.

“We just didn’t hit the way we should have and didn’t put ourselves in advantageous situations,” said Catasauqua coach Bobby Thomas.

Unfortunately for the Rough Riders, the Cardinals did, right from the start, taking a 3-0 lead in the first inning.