Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Outdoors: Ski resorts preparing for season

Friday, November 15, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With the cold temperatures and occasional snow flurries we’re experiencing, it may be the incentive to think about the upcoming skiing/snowboarding/tubing season.

In a prepared press release, Tricia Matsko, Director of Sales and Marketing at Blue Mountain Resort in Palmerton, said they put their snow guns in service last Friday night thanks to below freezing temperatures and low humidity. It’s their first attempt this year to make snow and to build a base on the major trails of Lower Main Street, Vista, Come Around, Valley School and Snow Tubing Lanes.

Family hockey rivalry takes center stage

Friday, November 15, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Phantoms Tyler Wotherspoon is just one member of the family playing in the AHL, with the other being his brother Parker Wotherspoon, who plays for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Growing up the two were generally at different levels because of a four-year age difference. Their paths diverged even further as they got older and even through junior hockey, the two never got to play against each other.

Tyler, 26, was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the second round of the 2011 NHL Draft and 22-year old Parker was selected by the Islanders in the fourth round of the 2015 Draft.

Article By: The Press

Friday, November 15, 2019 by The Press in Sports

DARTS, TRAPSHOOTING

DARTS

Suburban Dart League

Standings

Star of Beth 19 5 .792

Dryland 19 8 .704

Salem UCC 13 11 .542

Light of Christ 14 13 .519

Bath Luth 14 13 .519

Emmanuel 13 14 .481

St. Paul’s 13 14 .481

St. Stephen’s 10 14 .417

Christ UCC 11 16 .407

Farmersville 10 17 .370

Ebenezer 8 19 .296

St. Paul’s at

Ebenezer 6-5, 3-2, 4-2

SP - Rich Kern 8-13, Kevin Gross, Dave Clark 6-13, Brett Remel 5-12.

Eb - Vic Pacchioni 5-12, Roman Lugo 4-12, Carol Voortman HR, Robert McDonald HR.

Cold weather sends anglers to Jersey shore

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With cold temperatures settling in, most of the best fishing action appears to be at the New Jersey shore where big stripers up to 51 pounds are being caught.

Fishing reporters from On the Water Magazine say linesiders are the ticket. Their report is as follows:

Bob Matthews, from the Fishermen’s Den in Belmar, said boat anglers are finding big fish from a half mile to three miles out. Trolling bunker spoons and Mojos seem to be catching the majority of fish, with spoons taking the edge over Mojos. Party boats are jigging them with Ava 47s and rubber shads.

Defenseman Morin gets assigned to LV

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Sam Morin is trying to catch a break.

After missing most of last season recovering from knee surgery, the 24-year old defenseman hoped to break camp with the Flyers and get things going in his career.

He did break camp with the team, but was a healthy scratch through their first eight games of the season.

When he finally did get a chance to play against the Islanders he was basically outmatched and out-skated. With the long layoff, it’s hard to blame Morin for the performance, but it’s also hard to blame Flyers coach Alain Vigneault.

Pete’s Top-10: Rivalry week is finally here

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Well, Week 10 is finally here. The last week of the regular season is upon us without much fanfare in the District 11 postseason. Most teams are already qualified, but Week 10 is more about the rivalries with Bethlehem taking center stage this weekend.

Bethlehem Catholic hosts Central Catholic in the Holy War on Friday night and then the greatest spectacle of the high school season kicks off at 1 p.m. on Saturday at BASD with Freedom taking on Liberty.

Sprinkle in the Parkland-Emmaus contest, as well as Nazareth and Easton to round out the big games this week.

Outdoors: Long-tail hunting season begins

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Since the grouse, rabbit and squirrel season opened last Saturday, the third part of small game opens this Saturday (Oct. 26) for pheasants, often referred to as long-tails. A reference to the long tail feathers of a male cockbird.

If a cockbird can be flushed, the cackle and burst of feathers is exciting and when not anticipated, a bit startling for the hunter. But it’s a nice rush to experience.

Girls soccer wins D-11 opening round

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over the past few weeks, Catasauqua head girls’ soccer coach Chris Hain spent more time trying to comprise a healthy lineup rather than evaluating his district playoff chances.

Fortunately for him and his players, both problems were solved in their favor.

The fifth-seeded Rough Riders (7-11-1) won an opening-round district playoff game for the second-consecutive year when they blanked fourth-seeded and host Schuylkill Haven (9-9-1), 2-0, Tuesday afternoon.

Rushatz, Brubaker in top-20

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua’s Lexi Rushatz has been pleased with her accomplishments, but she still has miles to log on her cross country circuit.

She is optimistic to make a return to states this season.

“Things have been good and I am happy with the everything,” said the junior. “I have been able to run a lot of my best times this season.

“Also, I have been able to break the 20-minute mark, which was a big goal of mine.”