Catasauqua Press

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Schneck helps to guide Roughies

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Jason Schneck already has seen the scene.

He was one of four seniors on the Roughies’ basketball team this past winter and helped a young team find itself along the way.

A few months later, Schneck, a team captain, has a feeling of déjà vu. Yet, he has been able to take a further leadership stance as a result of it.

“I see it as moving forward,” said Schneck, whose team has a 1-4 mark through Monday’s action. “We have all played together in the past.

“There is...

Kaintz finds a home with track team

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Two years ago, Dante Kaintz found his sport.

The Catasauqua senior played baseball and basketball in elementary and middle school, and he didn’t play any sports his freshman year.

In his sophomore year, Kaintz discovered track and it was an instant attraction. He also got a push from a former jumping standout.

“I loved it in an instant,” said Kaintz. “Ricky Houser helped me get into it. He talked to me about jumping and thought I would be good at it. Track has become a...

Outdoors: Deer harvest numbers are released

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Pennsylvania hunters posted their highest overall deer harvest in 14 years when they took 374,690 deer during the state’s 2018-19 hunting seasons. But the buck harvest dropped.

The 2018-19 deer harvest topped the previous year’s harvest of 367,159 by about 10-percent. The last time the total deer harvest exceeded this season’s total was in 2004-05.

After four years of successive annual increases in buck harvests, hunters posted a buck harvest of 147,750, which placed fourth...


Thursday, April 11, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With just three games left in the regular season and long odds on reaching the playoffs, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms don’t appear to have given up just yet. After a slow, ugly start against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday, the Phantoms kicked it up a few notches and wound up with a 10-6 win, their second in as many days against the Penguins. The 10 goals were also a franchise record for the squad.

Some poor judgement on the part of the Phantoms led to the Pens getting two goals in the...

colonial league track and field top performers

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League’s second installment of top track and field performers was released last week. Here’s a look at the top five athletes in each event.


4x100 relay: 1. Southern Lehigh (Amelia Cassaday, Madison Trout, Imani Hollie, Sierra Williams) 50.80, 2. Palisades 52.0, 3. Bangor 53.5, 4. Wilson 54.1, 5. Notre Dame (GP) 54.3;

4x400 relay: 1. Palisades (Sydney Odle, Dorothy Cutrin, Amy Farese, Lydia Bottelier) 4:12.81, 2. Palmerton 4:13.2, 3. Saucon Valley 4:20....

Roughs for Pups McClarin, Catty players give back to area animals

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Four years ago, Catasauqua head football coach Mike McClarin adopted a 10-year-old rescue dog and named him “Toto.”

Recently, McClarin lost Toto and realized how he touched his life in a special way. As a result, McClarin decided to give back to animals at the Lehigh Valley Humane Society.

The coach organized his players and the school community in the “Roughs for Pups” program, in which food, toys, crates and other items were collected as donations.

“I had four special...

Boys track gets a victory over No. Lehigh

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua’s boys’ track team picked up a victory in the opening tri-meet with Northwestern and Northern Lehigh, but both Roughies’ teams took another important step.

The Roughies have develop depth to fill some open spots in the past, and they also are able to field more than one team in specific events.

“The boys had a nice win, and the girls looked good as well,” said head coach Kyle Rusnock. “The kids are working hard and competing at every level.

“Everyone is really...

Catty starts season 1-3

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua head baseball coach Steve Bradley sees plenty of inexperience with his current squad.

He also sees plenty of potential.

So, on any given day, there can be a mixture of satisfaction and frustration.

Such was the case in the Roughies’ latest game in a 10-8 loss at Pen Argyl Monday.

“We didn’t execute enough in the game and we didn’t make enough plays,” said Bradley about his loss to Pen Argyl. “We didn’t hit until late in the game. We have to do a better...

Via games played

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by PATRICK MATSINKO AND MIKE HAINES in Sports

The 44th Annual Via All-Star Basketball Classic culminated Saturday at Northampton Community College.

The event, which includes camps and clinics and a banquet the week preceding the game, came to a close with Super Saturday, which features four all-star games that showcased the top high school seniors in the Lehigh Valley.

All of the events benefit Via of the Lehigh Valley, which provides services for children and adults with disabilities, showcases the basketball talents of...

Phantoms continue playoff push

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

When the Philadelphia Flyers lost to the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, it ended their hopes of reaching the NHL playoffs.

For the Phantoms, their chase for a spot in the postseason continues on thanks to having picked up nine points in their last six games. A tough schedule over the season’s final seven games – including two games in Charlotte and two games at home against rival Wilkes-Barre/Scranton - could make it difficult to move from sixth in the Atlantic Division to fourth,...