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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Catty falls to NHS in powder puff game

Friday, November 16, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua’s Amy Huber was ready for her recent powder puff clash with Northampton, but she and her teammates were caught a little off guard.

With the game at Northampton, the host Konkrete Kids instituted a new 7-on-7 format instead of the traditional 11-on-11 among some other changes in the format.

The Roughies battled, but they fell in the high-scoring, 62-44 clash on Nov. 4.

“We really didn’t know about the changes until late,” said the senior. “It was a back-and-...

CHS sixth

Friday, November 16, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Catasauqua High School’s cheerleaders placed sixth in the Game Day Division of the Colonial League Cheerleading Competition last Wednesday night at Catasauqua High School.

“For our first year in competition, it was a really good experience,” said Catty head coach Mikesha Calhoun, who is assisted by Nikki Treiber. “There is a learning curve for us.”

The Rough Riders just missed placing by five points.

“They hit their stunts really well and their energy was at an all-time...

Pete’s Top-10: More D-11 titles on the line

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

With district titles handed out last week in various District 11 sub classifications, this weekend presents the showdowns that really count.

Freedom and Emmaus square off in must-see TV at Northampton Friday night and Bethlehem Catholic and Saucon Valley tango yet again at Nazareth on Saturday. With Becahi coming in as favorites over the Panthers, Friday’s 6A championship should be one for the memory books between two teams that have played the best football all year.

It’s only...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Sports

DARTS, TRAPSHOOTING

Suburban Dart League

Standings

Star of Beth 22 5 .815

St. Paul’s 16 8 .667

Bath Luth 15 12 .556

Christ UCC 15 12 .556

Emmanuel 13 14 .481

Light of Christ 12 15 .444

Ebenezer 12 15 .444

Dryland 11 16 .407

St. Stephens 11 16 .407

Farmersville 10 17 .370

Salem UCC 10 17 .370

St. Stephens (4-0) at

Dryland (7-5, 9-0)

D - Earl Sigley, Bernie Yurko 6-14, Larry Golick 4...

Black bear season starts soon

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The third part of the big game season kicks off Nov. 17 when the black bear season opens in Pennsylvania for its four-day run.

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), our state has a bear population of around 20,000 over the past three years. And with good mast crops all over, the agency says bears have spread out making them harder to find.

This season opener could overtake 2011’s state record harvest of 4,350 bears. But if the rainy weather we’ve been...

Phantoms see high scoring games this year

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Phantoms offense has been hot early in the season. Hot enough that they are tied for second in the AHL in goals, just two behind the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, who lead the league with 57 goals. The Phantoms, Chicago Wolves and Toronto Marlies all have 55 goals on the season following weekend action.

Defensively, Lehigh Valley has allowed 49 goals, ranking 11th in the league for the most goals allowed.

Those two statistics could explain why the team has been involved in a...

Martinez leads on both sides of ball

Friday, November 9, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Andrew Martinez knew his senior year would be different.

This summer, he found out just how different it would be.

Martinez was indoctrinated to lead a triple-option offense under new head coach Mike McClarin, an offense he previously has not seen.

Through 10 weeks, Martinez has done an above-average job at running the show, and he has one last shot in his high school career on Thanksgiving morning.

“I was a little confident with it at the beginning of the year,”...

Henry to join US Marine Corps

Friday, November 9, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Sebastian Henry loves a challenge and knows about honor and dedication.

The Catasauqua senior has tackled some challenges in his athletic career, and he has another one ahead next year.

Henry, who has run cross country and participated in track and wrestling, plans to join the United States Marine Corps after high school and enlist in the infantry for hands-on combat.

“This is something that I have thought about since seventh grade,” he said. “To me, it is about what the...

Outdoors: It’s the time of year to stay alert

Friday, November 9, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With the deer rut in progress (when bucks chase does during the breeding season - for you non-hunters), it’s a time for motorists to stay alert, because if you hit a deer with your vehicle, you’ll probably have to pay a deductible for your car insurance to cover the damage. And if you no longer carry collision coverage, you’re out the cost for repair.

The chances of a deer collision is quite high in Pennsylvania. In fact, the Keystone State ranks third in states where you’re most...

Pete’s Top-10: Getting to be crunchtime

Friday, November 9, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

We had a predictable first week of the postseason, but things spice up a bit this week in all classes as the cream rises to the top.

Freedom and Parkland highlight the big boy affair in 6A, while Becahi should keep pounding their way in 4A. Notre Dame is looking for a 3A title, but the second most interesting game of the weekend takes place in Saucon Valley with a Colonial League showdown with Northwestern.

Who will come out on top this week? Check out this week’s picks below...