Catasauqua Press

Friday, March 22, 2019

Catty softball looks to rebuild

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

In her first season at the helm of the Catasauqua softball program, Paige Kogelman is focusing mainly on the future and de-emphasizing the present.

She inherited a program that posted two wins in each of its previous two seasons.

“It’s about building,” said the former Rough Rider standout. “It is a day-by-day process. We will try to get better every game. We’re not looking at it as a win or a loss, but did we get better.”

Kogelman, who was a key part of the Roughies’...

Kogelman takes over Roughie softball team

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For Paige Kogelman, fate appeared to be in the mix.

Hearing some scuttlebutt about the head softball coach opening at Catasauqua, Kogelman had a chance meeting with Roughies’ athletic director Tom Moll.

From there, the 2013 Catty graduate and former softball standout knew she would be headed back to help the Brown and White.

“I heard about the opening for a while,” said Kogelman. “I knew there still was a need for a head coach. I ran into [Tom] Moll and we started...

CHS boys committed despite overall record

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Eric Snyder never dreamed a 1-20 season could be like this.

The longtime Catasauqua boys’ basketball coach has watched his team practice and play like a team with a 20-1 record instead of their current fate.

It was a refreshing season.

The Roughies captured their lone victory at Pen Argyl Dec. 12 and then dropped 16-straight games.

Despite that, the work ethic remained.

“These guys came to practice and always worked hard,” said Snyder. “The seniors were...

Phantoms get a last-second victory

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In what may be the wildest game of the season, Lehigh Valley pulled off a stunning, 4-3 win over the defending AHL champion Toronto Marlies Saturday night at the PPL Center. The win gave Lehigh Valley a season sweep of their two games with Toronto and three wins in their last four games against the Marlies. Going back five years, the Phantoms have played Toronto well, going 6-2-1-1.

In Saturday night’s win, the third period alone was worth the cost of admission. In the final 10:09 of...

Youth Fishing Day coming March 23

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commissions fleet of white stocking trucks are on the roll, stocking trout for the March 23 Youth Fishing Day and regional trout opener on March 30 in 18 southeast region waters.

If you’d like to introduce your youngster to the sport of fishing, the Youth Fishing Day is an opportune time for them to experience catching their first trout. It’s also an opportune time since there’s no fishing pressure from adults, and there will be loads of freshly...

JT’s Rosahac earns scholar athlete award

Thursday, March 14, 2019 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Nathan Rosahac prides himself on working hard on the field, in the classroom and in the community.

The Jim Thorpe senior was recognized for his efforts Sunday night.

Rosahac was honored at the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Lehigh Valley Chapter’s Awards banquet, winning the Albert M. Beneck Memorial Scholarship as the top scholar athlete.

“I’m just really proud of Nathan,” said Olympians’ head coach Mark Rosenberger. “Four years of hard work in...

Bradley adjusts to college track and field life

Thursday, March 14, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Kenzie Bradley always has accepted a challenge and made the most of it.

While at Catasauqua, Bradley was a successful three-sport athlete, initially in basketball, field hockey and softball, and in the latter shelving softball for track. She has been repeatedly referred to as one of the most talented athletes to wear the Brown and White over the last 20 years.

It was in track where she arguably reached her pinnacle.

Bradley was a member of the Roughies’ medal-winning...

Outdoors: Time of year to clean out nesting boxes

Thursday, March 14, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you have bird houses or nesting boxes at your residence, now’s a good time to check them so see if they need repair and to clean them out before spring arrives. Incoming birds won’t nest on old nest material that may have mites, bugs or even mice in them.

If you don’t have any boxes but would like to enjoy seeing the spring arrivals such as colorful bluebirds, it would be a great time to either buy or build a box/house or two.

According to The Birding Wire, by installing...

Phantoms get much-needed points

Thursday, March 14, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

They needed these!

After a Sunday loss in Bridgeport last week, the Phantoms were looking ahead at a road game in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and two home games against the Charlotte Checkers. At that point, the Phantoms were 4-9-1 in their last 14 games and starting to sink quickly in the Atlantic Division and in the Eastern Conference standings. They traveled north to meet the Penguins and came away with a nice, tidy 3-1 win with Alex Lyon saving 27 of the 28 shots that he faced.

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Wrestlers see season come to an end

Thursday, March 7, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For Jaryn Hartranft and Austin Brett, it was all about the experience.

The Catasauqua duo had their initial experience in the PIAA Class 2A Southeast Regional at Wilson West Lawn High School last weekend.

Hartranft, a freshman in the 106-pound bracket, finished a win away from qualifying for the state tournament.

He began the regional Friday by beating Eric Howe of Lancaster Catholic, 7-6, in the opening round. Hartranft then suffered a tough, 1-0 defeat to Eric Alderfer...