Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Catasauqua tops NW, advances to CL tourney

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

There was plenty at stake last Wednesday night in the Colonial League wrestling landscape. The West Division and a spot in the four-team Colonial League tournament were up for grabs.

But you’d only be able to tell judging by one team’s performance.

Catasauqua (5-3 in Colonial League) picked up a 42-31 win over Northwestern that handed the Rough Riders the West Division crown and a spot in the league tournament that begins with the semifinals next Monday night. Catasauqua will...

Hall and Reid named soccer scholar athletes

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Easton center midfielder Bethany Hall and Emmaus center back Callen Reid were named the 2018 Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athletes on Sunday at the annual awards banquet in Northampton.

“It was exciting,” said Reid. “I was very honored because there are a lot of people in this room who are very intelligent and very skilled in soccer.”

Reid played varsity soccer for three years and was named 2018 All Conference First Team. Academically, Reid is a member of the National Honor...

Outdoors: Feeding deer in winter months can be harmful

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

When hard-crusted snow covers the ground, wildlife have a tough time finding food. Deer in particular have trouble finding suitable forage. As such, many well-meaning folks put out bagged corn or grain. While commendable as it appears, their graciousness is only harming the species.

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, artificially feeding deer in the winter is the best way to kill a large number of deer in a small area in a short time. The problem, says the PGC, is that a...

D-11 wrestling duals begin on Thursday

Sunday, February 3, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The District 11 dual tournament kicks off this Thursday night to officially begin the postseason run for area teams with opening round 3A action taking place at Liberty and Northampton.

Freedom (eighth seed) will open with Emmaus (ninth seed) at 6 p.m. for the right to the on top-seeded Liberty at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Gymnasium.

The other opening round bout at Liberty features Nazareth (fifth seed) taking on Whitehall (12th seed), with the winner moving on to take on...

District team wrestling brackets released

Monday, January 28, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

District 11 announced its pairings for the team championships.

Action gets underway at three different sites beginning Thursday and wrapping up on Saturday.

For Thursday, wrestling will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Subsequent matches will not begin before 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 adults, $3 students, $3 senior citizens.

For Saturdary, morning session tickets are $6 adults, $3 students, $3 senior citizens.

Saturday evening session tickets are $6. Only District XI...

Catty tops NW, advances to CL tourney

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

There was plenty at stake on Wednesday night in the Colonial League wrestling landscape. The West Division and a spot in the four-team Colonial League tournament were up for grabs.

But you’d only be able to tell judging by one team’s performance.

Catasauqua (5-3 in Colonial League) picked up a 42-31 win over Northwestern that handed the Rough Riders the West Division crown and a spot in the league tournament that begins with the semifinals next Monday night. Catasauqua will...

Football leagues agree to a schedule cooperative

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

It wasn’t quick and it sure wasn’t easy.

But after over two years of discussions, debates, arguments and compromises, the Colonial League and Schuylkill League came up with a cooperative football scheduling agreement that allows 28 teams to play their 10 regular season games against more opponents from schools of a similar size.

Officials from both leagues announced the agreement last Thursday at a press conference at Blue Mountain Resort. The agreement will take affect in 2020...

Sophs look to make impact

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Derek Troxell and Derek George both envision themselves, and the rest of their sophomore class, being a force in the Colonial League in the next two years.

In the meantime, both are learning and working their way as starters through a transition year for the Roughies in which they had one win (1-13) entering play this week. Troxell has been averaging roughly 10 points per game, and George approximately nine per contest. George had 21 and 22 in his last two games, both career highs at...

Rushatz likes to make sure she keeps busy

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

On a typical winter night, Lexi Rushatz is returning home from a traveling soccer practice after basketball practice.

It is just another athletic-filled day for the Catasauqua sophomore.

“It (soccer) is usually one or two nights a week,” said Rushatz. “I play soccer the whole year. I enjoy all the sports I play and I don’t really get tired.

“I need to keep busy.”

Busy can be an understatement.

After a successful cross country season in which she ended with...

CHS not worried about travel

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over the past five seasons, Catasauqua’s football program has struggled.

The Roughs have won five games during the span due to often playing against larger schools with bigger rosters and their own development.

Now, the Roughies will face the majority of their future opponents on a more level field.

The Colonial and Schuylkill leagues recently announced a 28-team football merger that will take effect in the 2020 season.

The Roughies will be in the White Division...