Day 1 of the Colonial League meet was held on Tuesday afternoon at East Stroudsburg South.
Kenzie Bradley took second place in the long jump with a 17-1.75. She finished behind Jill Olewine of Northern Lehigh who was seeded ahead coming into the event. The two were scheduled to battle it out in the triple jump on Wednesday, which is after Press deadlines.
Jacob Wittman continues to lead the way in the pole vault as the top seed, clearing 12-6, he’ll also be in action on Wednesday.
The Catasauqua track and field team dropped meets to Palisades and Notre Dame Green Pond last week to close out their season as they prepared for the Colonial League meet scheduled to take place May 9-10.
The Catty boys lost 122-18 to Palisades and 103-37 to Notre Dame. The girls fell 103-38 to Palisades and 83-51 to Notre Dame.
Tyra Brown and Kenzie Bradley picked up individual wins for the Roughs. Brown won the 200 with a time of 27.9, while Bradley was a double-winner on the day, taking the long jump with a 16-4.5 and the triple jump with a 32-4.
The Catasauqua girls track team lost a tough, close match with Palmerton last week, falling 74-72.
Tyra Brown was a double winner, taking the 100 in 13.36 and the 200 in 27.21. Brown is among the tops in the league in both events (See page A8).
In the 400 Trinity Kern took home first place with a time of 1:06.75.
The Catty track and field team lost it’s opening meet.
The girls fell to Northern Lehigh 71-55 while the boys lost 109-32.
For the girls, the 400 relay team took first with a time of 53.7. Kenzie Bradley also took a first, taking the top spot in the high jump by clearing 4-6.
The Roughs had a host of seconds: Hanasia Jenkins in the 100, Bradley in the 200, Trinity Kern in the 400 and Jackie Garner in the shot put.
The Bethlehem Catholic girls basketball team captured its first state title on Thursday night, knocking off Villa Maria of Erie 46-27 in the girls 4A final.
Becahi was 0-for-2 to that point in state title games, falling as recently as 2013, but this time things would be different, as the Hawks won again using a familiar approach in their playoff run - a quick start.
Katie McDonald will have more on the team’s state run in the March 22 issue of the Bethlehem Press.
The NHS girls lost to Boyertown 56-55 on Saturday as Abby Kapp hit a clutch three-pointer with just 17 second left in the game.
The Kids would start out well in this game taking a 14-9 lead after one and extending it to 30-24 heading into the half. But a strong second half by Boyertown saw them chip away at the lead, cutting it to just 44-42 heading into the third quarter.
Three Lehigh Valley Press teams moved on in state play Thursday night and will continue their quest for a state title.
The Emmaus boys knocked off Harrisburg 64-61 in a game that was supposed to be played Wednesday night. The Hornets got off to a nice start leading 19-13 after one and 32-22 heading into halftime. But Harrisburg would cut the lead to just 44-43 after three quarters before a close fourth quarter of action left Emmaus out in front in the end.
History was made at the PPL Center on Wednesday night and it wasn’t the Phantoms or a star-studded concert this time.
A paid attendance of 7,630 sold out the area for the boys District 11 6A semifinal games featuring Emmaus vs. Pocono Mountain West and Parkland vs. Allen. It was a District 11 record, according to many. The PPL Center’s Twitter account credited the “over 8,000 fans” who came out for the game for a great atmosphere, while the District 11 Twitter account posted a photo “sold out” sign hung on a PPL Center door.
The Colonial League announced its boys and girls playoff brackets this week. Six boys and girls team advanced to the league playoffs and opening round action begins on Saturday, Feb. 11, for both the boys and girls.
At the top of the boys bracket, three-seed Salisbury plays host to six-seed Moravian Academy at 7 p.m. The winner of this game advances to play second-seed Southern Lehigh. This game takes place at Catasauqua at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15.
When the Moravian College ice hockey team takes on DeSales University on Sunday, Jan. 22, it will certainly be a special occasion.
The game takes place outdoors at Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink, but beyond that, this contest will also serve as a fundraiser for Derrick Wruble, a former Northampton ice hockey player who graduated in 2014.