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PIAA releases statement on shutdown

Friday, March 20, 2020 by The Press in Sports

The following is a release from the PIAA:

On Friday, March 13, 2020, Gov. Wolf issued a directive to close all schools in the Commonwealth for 10 business days starting March 16, 2020.

This means all school activities including sports practices, plays, musicals, mock trial, field trips, etc. The intent of this is to limit people gathering together to minimize the potential spread of the coronavirus.

We have been informed that some schools’ sport teams may be organizing...

Trying to make sense of it all

Friday, March 20, 2020 by The Press in Sports

After the dust settled last Friday I couldn’t help but notice what a beautiful day it was.

I sat outside with a beverage while my kids played soccer in the backyard and we waited for mommy to get home. It was the kind of day I’ve been looking forward to since the holidays ended - sunny with temperatures in the upper-60s. For the first time, I really noticed the buds on the trees and thought to myself the area will be in full bloom in just days.

At the same time, I couldn’t help...

Outdoors: Robins have returned to the area

Friday, March 20, 2020 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

They’re known as the harbingers of spring and I spotted four of them last week.

Yes, the American Robin has returned to the Lehigh Valley, although some do stay in the area year-round.

It’s been said robins return from their overwintering spots in Mexico and southern areas when daytime temperatures average around 37 degrees. And we’ve had that, and then some.

With rains, warmer temperatures and the ground softening, earth worms are closer to the surface and make it...

State swimming meet abruptly ends

Friday, March 20, 2020 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Local swimmers competed at the PIAA State Swimming and Diving Championships, which began last Wednesday and were scheduled to go through Saturday, but their trip to Bucknell University was cut short when the meet was shut down on Thursday.

“It was actually kind of weird because the Class 2A divers were coming in, doing their warm-ups, and it was pretty congested in the diving area, so it was very hectic,” said Liberty swim coach Reik Foust, who had six swimmers with him at states. “...

Pigs, Phantoms Royals release statements

Friday, March 20, 2020 by The Press in Sports

Local minor league teams all put out notices recently concerning the affect of COVID-19.


We support Minor League and Major League Baseball’s decision to prudently and cautiously delay the start of the season. The first IronPigs home game is not scheduled until Friday, April 17, which is five weeks away. Since our team will begin the season with an eight-game road trip, we are hopeful and optimistic that our home game schedule will not be interrupted.

Like many...

CHS duo falls short at states

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua sophomore Jaryn Hartranft and senior Adam Reinhart both ended their seasons lately with their first appearances at the PIAA Class 2A state wrestling tournament.

Hartranft, who wrestled at 106 after spending most of the season at 113, won an opening match, 8-5, over Bald Eagle’s Coen Bailey. But he then suffered a defeat in the quarterfinals and eventually was eliminated in the third round of consolations. He was the runner-up at districts for the second consecutive year....

Snyder, Catasauqua boys already looking forward to next season

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

When he reviewed his anticipations about the past two seasons, Catasauqua head boys’ basketball coach Eric Snyder was rather optimistic.

“I saw us with at least 30 wins,” said the veteran coach. “We really came together well during the summer, and I could see us making the district playoffs last year and this year.

“But for a number of reasons, it was a different story. This year was a frustrating and disappointing year, but it wasn’t for a lack of effort.”

This past...

Outdoors: Whitewater release March 21-22

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you’re an avid paddler and itching for some whitewater boating action, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is promoting a whitewater release for your enjoyment.

The DCNR will release water from Lake Nockamixon into Tohickon Creek in Bucks County on Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22.

According to the DCNR, water releases are historically scheduled on a semiannual basis, usually occurring on the third weekend in March and first weekend in November. The...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Dryland 45 21 .682

Star of Beth 42 24 .636

Light of Christ 36 30 .545

Bath Luth 36 30 .545

Salem UCC 34 32 .515

St. Stephen’s 32 34 .485

Emmanuel 29 34 .460

Christ UCC 30 36 .455

Ebenezer 25 38 .397

Farmersville 26 40 .394

St. Paul’s 25 41 .379

Star of Beth at

Bath Luth 4-3, 2-6, 3-2 (10)

SB - Austin Hoffert GWHR, Bill Hoke Jr. 7-13, Bryan...

LV suffers tough loss

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Sunday’s loss to Bridgeport was one that the Phantoms won’t soon forget. As the team limps toward the end of the regular season, they were up 5-2 over the Sound Tigers with just under 15:00 left in regulation. Surely, this one was going in the win column, especially considering how well Lehigh Valley has played on their home ice this season, right?


The result was a 6-5 shootout loss for the Phantoms. In a scary moment, top prospect Morgan Frost tangled with defenseman...