The Colonial League and East Penn Conference playoff schedules for basketball were pushed back due to weather and school closings this week.
Tonight’s games (Thursday, Feb. 14) are as follows for the Colonial League:
Catasauqua High School
5:45 p.m.- Girls #1 Notre Dame-Green Pond vs. #4 Bangor
7:30 p.m. - Boys #1 Moravian Academy vs. #4 Bangor
Whitehall High School
6 p.m. - Girls #2 Southern Lehigh vs. #3 Northwestern Lehigh
7:45 p.m. - Boys #2 Southern Lehigh vs. #3 Notre Dame-Green Pond
The East Penn Conference and Colonial League announced matchups for their respective league tournaments, which start Friday.
In the EPC, the Bethlehem Catholic boys get the top seed and will host eight-seed Easton at 7:30 p.m. Emmaus earns the second seed and will host Central at 6 p.m.
Freedom takes the fifth seed and will travel to Nazareth for a 7:30 p.m. game while Allen sneaked in on the final night of play to earn the sixth seed and a date at Pocono Mountain East for a 7 p.m. game.
The opening rounds of the District 11 team championships took place on Thursday without a lot of surprises.
In the 3A competition, the biggest “upset” was 5-seed Nazareth making it through to the semifinals. Along the way they beat 12-seed Whitehall 65-6 and then knocked off 4-seed Stroudsburg 57-12.
That sets up the Eagles third meeting with Liberty in just two weeks. The Hurricanes are the top seed after beating Nazareth in the EPC finals last week. Liberty handled Emmaus 64-7 to advance after the Hornets beat 8-seed Freedom 31-25 in the pigtail round.
District 11 announced its pairings for the team championships.
Action gets underway at three different sites beginning Thursday and wrapping up on Saturday.
For Thursday, wrestling will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Subsequent matches will not begin before 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 adults, $3 students, $3 senior citizens.
For Saturdary, morning session tickets are $6 adults, $3 students, $3 senior citizens.
Saturday evening session tickets are $6. Only District XI passes are to be accepted. No league passes for any session.
The Colonial League released its all-star field hockey team for the 2018 season on Tuesday.
Catty’s Alexis Hertzog was the lone representative on the squad as a defender.
The rest of the team is as follows:
Colonial League playoff brackets for championship week have been announced for boys and girls soccer, field hockey and volleyball.
Boys soccer action gets underway Monday at Salisbury with Moravian Academy (3) vs. Saucon Valley (2) at 5 p.m. followed by Southern Lehigh (4) at Northwestern (1) at 7 p.m.
The championship is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. at a site to be determined.
The Catasauqua girls picked up two wins at a cross country meet last week against Northern Lehigh, Palmerton and Northwestern.
The girls beat the Bulldogs 26-30 and the Bombers 15-49 while falling to the Tigers 16-46.
Catty placed three in the top-20, led by Lexi Rushatz who took sixth with a time of 20:49.76. Sabrina Kemmerer was 12th in 22:32.69 and Lucy Brubaker was 19th in 23:58.49.
Bradshaw Henning led the way for the Catty boys taking 27th with a time of 19:54.02.
Northern Lehigh 30
Northwestern 16, Catasauqua 46
The Catasauqua boys cross country team started its season last week with a win and four losses. Their win came against Salisbury 29-30.
The Catty girls collected two wins, beating Pen Argyl 15-50 and Salisbury 15-50, but lost to Bangor 27-29, Wilson 25-30 and Southern Lehigh 21-40.
Lexi Rushatz led the girls team with a third place finish with a time of 21:19.74 while teammate Sebrina Kemmerer was eighth in 23:23.92. Montana Muller cracked the top-20 taking 17th with a time of 25:57.12.
Weather continues to change schedules for league playoff games this week.
Here’s the latest as of Wednesday afternoon:
The District 11 track and field meet is still on for Wednesday, May 16, for day one with day two scheduled for Thursday, May 17. Both days take place at Whitehall High School with action beginning at 3 p.m.
Thursday will be a busy day for area baseball and softball teams:
The Catty track and field team lost to Palisades this past weekend.
The girls lost 111-38 while the boys fell 119-20.
The Rough riders did have a couple of individual winners in the meet. Kenzie Bradley took the high jump for the girls clearing 5-2. She also took second in the long jump with a 16-2, which was behind Lydia Bottelier’s 17-9.75. Bottelier won three firsts on the day, including the 100 and 200 events. Tyra Brown was second in both the 100 and 200.