Catasauqua Press

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Colonial League Track and Field Top Performances

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League’s top performer list has some new names among the top of many events. With just two weeks left in the regular season, here’s a look at the top-five perormances in each event as athletes begin to jockey for seeding position as the league championship meet approaches on May 9 and 10.

The list also features some Catasauqua track members.

Jacob Wittman continues to lead the way in the pole vault with a 12-6 for the boys.

Three weeks left for CHS to clinch D-11 playoff berth

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For the Catasauqua baseball team, their last three weeks will be a test of character. Or better yet, it will be gut-check time.

Starting Wednesday, the Roughies will embark on a three-week journey, one that will test their mettle and resolve as they begin their search for a return to the district playoffs and also a possible spot in the Colonial League playoffs.

Roughies Joey Kober knows what he can do

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Editor’s note: In last week’s edition of the Catasauqua Press, an incorrect photo was used to go with the feature on Joey Kober. This is a reprinted version of the story with a correct photo. The Press apologizes for the error.

Joey Kober knew it was time for an attitude adjustment.

It was his sophomore season and Kober realized that life was bigger than he thought.

“Things are a lot better than last year,” said Kober, a junior. “I am a lot more determined. I started on JV and then was called up to varsity.

Pluchinsky, Roughs remained determined despite tough year

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Dani Pluchinsky knew the softball program likely would take a different direction this season, but she didn’t expect the current stage to surface.

The Roughies began the season with all-state performer Hannah Edwards and other former seasoned seniors that produced a 19-win last year, and kept them among the elite in softball circles.

Still, Alexia Reichl and fellow senior Shannon Gallagher returned to anchor the pitching staff and provide some big bats in the lineup. That was until the duo went down with season-ending pitching injuries in the opening weeks.

Article By: The Press

Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League’s top performer list has some new names among the top of many events. With just two weeks left in the regular season, here’s a look at the top five perormances in each event as athletes begin to jockey for seeding position as the May 9-10 league championship meet approaches.

BOYS

100: 1. Jonathan Marfisi (PA) 10.5, 2. Michael Creighton (Palis), Jared Colletti (Palis) 10.8, 4. tie Eli Hoyt (B), Marcus Glueck (SL), Eli Hoyt (B), Job Goodman (W) 11.1;

Colonial League Track and Field Top Peformers

Thursday, April 13, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League recently released it’s third installment of this year’s top track and field performers. The following are the top five athletes in each event along with their best times/heights/distances through three weeks of competition.

BOYS

100: 1. Michael Creighton (Palis) 10.8, 2. Jared Colletti (Palis) 10.8, 3. tie Marcus Glueck (SL), Eli Hoyt (B), Job Goodman (W) 11.2;

200: 1. Michael Creighton (Palis) 22.1, 2. Jared Colletti (Palis) 22.5, 3. Jonathan Marfisi (PA) 23.2, 4. Trevor Cunningham (NW) 23.3, 5. Jasone Means (W) 23.4;

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.”

Bilder’s work paying off

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Zach Bilder wasn’t happy with his hitting last year and also during the summer. He spent the winter trying to solve the problem and apparently has reached a solution.

Bilder has been one of the more consistent hitters all season, and he began play this week as the team RBI leader with nine. He recorded five of them generated by pair of doubles, helping his team to an 11-1 rout of Palisades April 8 that was the Roughies’ third consecutive win after an 0-2 start.