Catasauqua Press

Monday, November 20, 2017

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.

Rushatz aims to make return

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

When she recently ran at the PIAA cross country meet, Lexi Rushatz had the experience of a lifetime.

Fortunately, the freshman likely will get to enjoy a few more performances on the big stage.

Rushatz finished 198th out of 227 runners in the Class A bracket at the cross country championships at Hershey. Rushatz ran a pace of 8:12 and finished the race in a time of 25:25 on the 3.1-mile course.

It truly will be an unforgettable moment and also a challenging one.

Medical staffs save NFL player’s leg

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Whether you are a fan of the National Football League or not these days, one thing that can’t be denied is the league has a lot of issues.

On top of the whole anthem debate, concussions are a big topic of conversation, and as much as my family and I love to watch the sport every Sunday, it’s a scary enough concern that my wife and I don’t plan to let our twin, 6-year-old boys ever take to a football field.

Palmerton downs Roughies

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Three weeks ago, Catasauqua traveled to Palmerton and they had trouble containing them on the ground in a 26-7 loss.

This time around, the script wasn’t much different. However, the lone difference had the two teams pitted in a District 11 Class 2A semifinal playoff game at the same site.

Palmerton again won the battle of attrition with its productive ground game in a 42-15 victory. Catasauqua (3-8) appeared in the postseason for the first time since the 2013 season, and they will prepare for their annual Thanksgiving Day clash with Northampton.

Girls soccer team reached playoffs

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua’s soccer team has reaped some of the benefits from the past two seasons, but they realize there are more to come.

For the first time in 10 years, the Roughies advanced to a district playoff game. However, they fell short to Moravian Academy, 5-1, in an opening-round Class A bracket game. Catty finished with an overall 6-11-2 mark, one loss away from the previous year in which they just missed qualifying for districts.

Pete’s Top-10: Can Colonial teams take titles from the EPC? teams?

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Not many surprises occurred in last week’s opening round of the playoffs outside of Pocono Mountain West back handing second-seeded Stroudsburg. However, what else would you expect from an all MVC showdown?

Parkland got pushed farther than they would have liked, while Easton made a statement with their thumping over Nazareth.

Palisades should keep rolling, but what will their Colonial League counterparts Southern Lehigh and Saucon Valley do in their title matches with EPC foes?

League bragging rights are on the line this week, so let’s see who can keep talking.

Bombers advance to D11 final

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by BRAD HURLEY in Sports

Moving the chains. It’s a pretty well known term in the game of football.

And on Friday night, it seemed to be the Palmerton Blue Bombers’ motto.

That’s because the Bombers (8-3) dominated up front by chewing up yards and the clock throughout the night. Palmerton earned an impressive 19 first downs in the game, en route to a 42-15 victory over Catasauqua in the semifinals of the District 11 2A playoffs. With the win, Palmerton will now go on to play in its second consecutive District 11 2A championship game against Schuylkill League Division 2 champion Schuylkill Haven.

Outdoors: Suggestions for winter boating

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With colder weather oncoming many boaters and paddlers pack it in for the winter. But there are those who don’t let the cold bother them and continue to fish and paddle throughout the winter months. For those die-hards, BoatUS, the organization representing the boating sports, has these suggestions if going on-water during cold times, or even on warm winter days.

Catty girls beat NHS

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Four years ago, Drew Filchner and Kenzie Bradley first met each other playing on the same traveling basketball team.

Sunday night in Catasauqua, they both moved a step closer to the final chapters in their high school careers, a fare that was mostly light hearted, yet some pretty intense.

Bradley, a Catasauqua senior, led the Roughies to a 27-0 win over Northampton in their annual Powder Puff clash at Alumni Field. The event is the first step in a series of events toward the Thanksgiving Day football battle between the two schools.