Catasauqua Press

Sunday, September 22, 2019

BML baseball title goes to the Bulls again

Saturday, August 24, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Limeport head coach Mike Cudwadie and plenty of other Bulls remember when Northampton swept them in the championship series in its first season of the Blue Mountain League (BML). That was back in 2014.

Jorge Montes doesn’t recall the deflating feeling five years ago. Montes is from Puerto Rico, and recently moved back to the Lehigh Valley area in 2017.

Catasauqua tops NW, advances to CL tourney

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

There was plenty at stake last Wednesday night in the Colonial League wrestling landscape. The West Division and a spot in the four-team Colonial League tournament were up for grabs.

But you’d only be able to tell judging by one team’s performance.

Catasauqua (5-3 in Colonial League) picked up a 42-31 win over Northwestern that handed the Rough Riders the West Division crown and a spot in the league tournament that begins with the semifinals next Monday night. Catasauqua will face top-seeded and unbeaten Saucon Valley.

Catty tops NW, advances to CL tourney

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

There was plenty at stake on Wednesday night in the Colonial League wrestling landscape. The West Division and a spot in the four-team Colonial League tournament were up for grabs.

But you’d only be able to tell judging by one team’s performance.

Catasauqua (5-3 in Colonial League) picked up a 42-31 win over Northwestern that handed the Rough Riders the West Division crown and a spot in the league tournament that begins with the semifinals next Monday night. Catasauqua will face top-seeded and unbeaten Saucon Valley.

Salisbury

Friday, September 28, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

When Salisbury kicks off Week 6 against Catasauqua, fans will get a look at a rare sight when the two teams kick off on Saturday afternoon at the Falcons’ home field. Yes, a Saturday afternoon game for Salisbury on its turf.

The Falcons will look to snap its two-game losing streak in which opponents have outscored them 96-48. A win would get Salisbury back into the win column for the first time since its win on September 8 against Wilson, its only victory of 2018 thus far.

Aungst, Whitmore lead Giants over Yanks

Friday, August 10, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Daron Whitmore spent his first postseason in the Blue Mountain League sidelined with a shoulder injury as the Northampton Giants won their first league championship in 2014.

On Sunday, he pitched a gem to lead the Giants back to the Blue Mountain League championship series.

Whitmore pitched six stellar innings, allowing just two runs on four hits as Northampton completed the sweep of the Northern Yankees with a 3-2 victory at Northampton High School. The Giants will face the winner of the Limeport Bulls and Orioles in the championship series beginning this week.

Roughie wrestlers battle at Zephyr Duals

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The start of the day for the Catasauqua wrestling team was great.

The end wasn’t necessarily the best of finishes.

But despite the ups and downs, head coach Kyle Rusnock was pleased with the fact that his team got to face some quality competition over the weekend.

In the annual Zephyr Duals at Whitehall High School, Catasauqua began its Saturday with a win over Central Catholic early in the morning. And while the Rough Riders lost their next three matches, it was certainly a learning experience as they battled with 15 other teams for the team championship.

Softball beats SHS

Thursday, April 28, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Rewind back to late March, and the Catasauqua softball team was three outs away from dropping back-to-back Colonial League games to open the season. It took a three-run seventh to help the Rough Riders escape Salisbury, 6-5.

The two teams met once again last week with plenty on the line in a battle of West Division leaders. This time, however, the script played out a bit differently.

Roughies rally to knock off Salisbury

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Like most batters, Corey Raysely was just looking for a pitch to hit. And in the game’s most crucial moment, that’s exactly what he got against Salisbury.

Down 6-5 in the bottom of the seventh inning, Raysely drove a fastball to shortstop that scored Andrew Brett and evened things up. Moments later, Raysely scored the game-winning run when Cam Ritter hit a ball to third and reached on a Falcon error that capped a 7-6 come-from-behind victory last week at Sheckler Elementary School.

Catty kids compete in Via Classic games

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Catasauqua’s Quinn Bachman was days away from her first track and field meet of her senior season. But Bachman had one last chance to live in the past on Saturday with a different sport.

After weeks off the basketball court following the Rough Riders’ 7-10 campaign in the Colonial League, Bachman returned to the hardwood. This time, however, it was a whole lot different than December and January.

Hoop Group Showcase set for Sunday at PHS

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

It’s a spectacle that brings in not just some of the top players and teams from the state, but even nationally, together to compete on one stage. The 2016 Lehigh Valley Hoop Group Showcase has lived up to its expectation once again, as a eventful day of hoops is schedule for Sunday at Parkland High School that will feature some of the area’s and nation’s top talent.