Nahjee Adams of Easton is the early district leader with 686 yards rushing through the first 3 weeks of the season. Brady Miller of Williams Valley is 2nd with 643 yards and Brandon Camire of Emmaus is the 3rd with 636 yards. Camire has rushed for over 200 yards in all 3 games. Camire also leads the District with 11 total TDs scored.
Asher Smith of Southern Lehigh has scored 10 TDs and Tavion Banks of Bethlehem Catholic has scored 9 TDs.
Derek Troxell may only be a junior, but he certainly is one of the elder statesman on the Catasauqua soccer team.
He has taken the cue from his older brother, Devon, who graduated last year and was a mainstay on the team as well in the community.
In his team’s recent 7-0 win over Dieruff, Troxell not only scored a pair of goals, but he also provided the team with insight and leadership.
Catasauqua’s early cross country returns can be a successful run for the Roughie harriers throughout the season.
The Roughies’ girls squad took second place in the class A bracket of the Moravian Academy Invitational Aug. 30 to begin the season.
Junior Lexi Rushatz topped the field for Catty with a 12th-place finish from the 109-girl field. Overall, the Roughies finished seventh as a team.
“The girls are off to a great start,” said head coach Kyle Rusnock. “They ran really hard and we have a strong nucleus overall.
Last season, Catasauqua’s Maddie Hicks was named as the Colonial League first team goalkeeper, as he has a banner year with 178 saves.
However, she admittedly wasn’t expecting it.
“My coach pulled me aside to tell me,” said Hicks. “I didn’t have any clue that I would be mentioned. I was so surprised, and I didn’t expect it at all.
“It felt really great being recognized by other players and coaches for what I was able to do for the team. I definitely hope I can continue to do it this year.”
So far, she has.
We have a new team at the top of the poll following Nazareth’s 35-33, thrilling win over Freedom last Friday night.
It was one of the best high school games the area has seen in a while and now the Blue Eagles have the task of upholding their status at the top by hosting Bethlehem Catholic Friday night. It could mark back-to-back weeks where Nazareth is involved in the top contest in the area and those things tend to happen when you have the best quarterback in the region with Anthony Harris under center.
The Moravian College football team held a lead through most of the first half and the majority of the fourth quarter until visiting McDaniel College scored its only touchdown of the game with 12 seconds remaining to earn a 13-10 victory over the host Greyhounds at Rocco Calvo Field Saturday in the Centennial Conference opener for each school.
The Hounds dropped their first home game of the season as the squad turned the ball over seven times and had a punt blocked while still having the lead late into the fourth.
Area players who stood out were:
With an increasing number of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) cases occurring within certain areas of Pennsylvania’s deer herd, the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) is soliciting input from sportsmen on a response plan before more areas are affected.
To date the CWD has designated three CWD areas: Disease Management Area 3 (DMA3), encompasses WMU 2E and includes parts Jefferson and Indiana counties; DMA2, the largest of the affected areas, covers WMUs 4B, 4A, 5A and parts of 2G and 4D; DMA4 covers Lebanon, parts of Lancaster and Berks counties.
Catasauqua had its first win of the season in its sights when it trailed winless Palisades 13-0 at halftime at Alumni Field last Friday night. They had intercepted a pass late in the half that gave them some momentum.
Unfortunately, the Roughies (0-4) quickly lost their focus.
Palisades (1-3) erupted with 29 unanswered points after halftime and cruised to a 42-0 victory at Alumni Field.
Suburban Dart League
Bath Luth 5 1 .833
Salem UCC 4 2 .667
St. Stephen’s 2 1 .667
Star of Beth 2 1 .667
Farmersville 3 3 .500
Dryland 3 3 .500
Ebenezer 3 3 .500
Emmanuel 3 3 .500
Light of Christ 2 4 .333
St. Paul’s 2 4 .333
Christ UCC 1 5 .167
St. Paul’s (5-4) at St. Stephen’s (2-0, 1-0)
SS - Dave Blaukovitch 6-12, Jon Hoysan 4-12 HR, Gary Buczynski 4-12, Nathan Naprava HR.
SP - Bret Remel 5-13, Rich Kern 5-13, Jen Erkinger 5-12.
Bath Luth (4-1, 2-0, 11-4) at Christ UCC
CATTY 120S IMPROVE TO 3-1
Catasauqua’s flag football team beat Palisades 28-19 for their first win of the year and they now stand at 1-3 on the season. Catty got runs from Austin Younes, Austin Delgado, Eli Palowski and Brody Armbruster.
The 100s lost a close game Palisades, 13-12. Two TD runs came from Cody Rothy and Cole Swartz in the loss and the 100s are now 1-3 on the season.