For the Catasauqua baseball team, their last three weeks will be a test of character. Or better yet, it will be gut-check time.
Starting Wednesday, the Roughies will embark on a three-week journey, one that will test their mettle and resolve as they begin their search for a return to the district playoffs and also a possible spot in the Colonial League playoffs.
Catty will begin the week with an overall 6-4 mark, needing four wins over their next 10 games to grab their coveted...
Dani Pluchinsky knew the softball program likely would take a different direction this season, but she didn’t expect the current stage to surface.
The Roughies began the season with all-state performer Hannah Edwards and other former seasoned seniors that produced a 19-win last year, and kept them among the elite in softball circles.
Still, Alexia Reichl and fellow senior Shannon Gallagher returned to anchor the pitching staff and provide some big bats in the lineup. That was...
The Catasauqua girls track team lost a tough, close match with Palmerton last week, falling 74-72.
Tyra Brown was a double winner, taking the 100 in 13.36 and the 200 in 27.21. Brown is among the tops in the league in both events (See page A8).
In the 400 Trinity Kern took home first place with a time of 1:06.75.
Palmerton dominated the long distance events and the hurdles taking firsts in all five of those events and two of the three relays. The 400 relay team continues...
Editor’s note: In last week’s edition of the Catasauqua Press, an incorrect photo was used to go with the feature on Joey Kober. This is a reprinted version of the story with a correct photo. The Press apologizes for the error.
Joey Kober knew it was time for an attitude adjustment.
It was his sophomore season and Kober realized that life was bigger than he thought.
“Things are a lot better than last year,” said Kober, a junior. “I am a lot more determined. I started on...
The Colonial League’s top performer list has some new names among the top of many events. With just two weeks left in the regular season, here’s a look at the top-five perormances in each event as athletes begin to jockey for seeding position as the league championship meet approaches on May 9 and 10.
The list also features some Catasauqua track members.
Jacob Wittman continues to lead the way in the pole vault with a 12-6 for the boys.
For the girls, Tyra Brown breaks...
The Colonial League’s top performer list has some new names among the top of many events. With just two weeks left in the regular season, here’s a look at the top five perormances in each event as athletes begin to jockey for seeding position as the May 9-10 league championship meet approaches.
100: 1. Jonathan Marfisi (PA) 10.5, 2. Michael Creighton (Palis), Jared Colletti (Palis) 10.8, 4. tie Eli Hoyt (B), Marcus Glueck (SL), Eli Hoyt (B), Job Goodman (W) 11.1;
The Colonial League recently released it’s third installment of this year’s top track and field performers. The following are the top five athletes in each event along with their best times/heights/distances through three weeks of competition.
100: 1. Michael Creighton (Palis) 10.8, 2. Jared Colletti (Palis) 10.8, 3. tie Marcus Glueck (SL), Eli Hoyt (B), Job Goodman (W) 11.2;
200: 1. Michael Creighton (Palis) 22.1, 2. Jared Colletti (Palis) 22.5, 3. Jonathan Marfisi...
It’s the word Hannah Edwards often uses to describe her first-year as a member of the University of Pittsburgh softball team. The former Catasauqua standout and three-time All-State choice, who graduated last season as arguably the most talented Roughie ever in the program and one of the more prolific to play in the Lehigh Valley, has been gradually adapting to her new world of college softball.
Based on the early results, Edwards isn’t encountering too many...
The Colonial League recently distributed its list of top track and field performers for the 2016-17 season. The following is the top five in each event.
Two members of the Catty track team find themselves on the list after just one meet.
Thanijhae Teasley is tied for fifth in the boys high jump with a height of 6-2.
Greg Lauray of Notre Dame Green Pond is on top with a 6-8.
On the girls side, Hanasia Jenkins is fourth in the 100 with a time of 12.8. She’s .4 off...
Every year, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Reading Fightin’ Phils play an exhibition game for charity. Among all of the planning that goes into putting the game together is finding umpires to work the game. Minor League umpires aren’t allowed to work the game, so the teams generally turn to PIAA umpires. This year’s game was played at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, and when there is anything to do with umpiring, the IronPigs turn to Marty Ondrovic for help. This year, Ondrovic called on some...