Catasauqua Press

Monday, February 19, 2018

Hernandez back on the court in full force

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Last season, Miguel Hernandez took a year off from basketball to nurse some injuries from football.

This year, Hernandez is back on the court after another productive year with football, one in which he saw some time at quarterback as well as his effective wide receiver position.

It has been a rather smooth transition for Hernandez this season, as he is evolving into a solid contributor for the Roughies. At just over six-foot, Hernandez has played the post, and he is making the...

Panthers top Catasauqua at D-11 duals

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

The Panthers advanced to the quarterfinals – and guaranteed themselves a spot in the second day of the tournament – with a dominant 53-30 win over No. 11 Catasauqua to open District 11 duals.

Panther Valley won the first nine bouts, getting pins in eight of them, to build a 53-0 lead. The Panthers forfeited the final five matches.

“I thought we were favored up top in every weight class, but you still gotta go out and do it, and they did,” said PV coach Tim Robb.

“We...

Boys look to clear up playoff picture

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Catasauqua boys basketball team is heading to the Colonial League and District 11 playoffs, but their first destination remains a mystery as of press time.

If Wilson (11-5 in the Colonial League) defeats Notre Dame-Green Pond (12-4) on Wednesday, Feb. 7, which comes after Press deadlines as well as with the threat of a winter storm, the Rough Riders will travel to Wilson for the Colonial League playoff opener on Saturday, Feb. 10 as the No. 5 seed.

If Notre Dame defeats the...

Outdoors: new way to buy licenses

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Pennsylvania anglers will have a new way to buy fishing licenses next year.

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission signed a licensing services contract that will give the agency the ability for anglers to easily purchase fishing licenses from their smartphones, and retain the license images on their devices to use as a proof of purchase.

PFBC Executive Director John Arway wrote in a press release that his agency has been seeking a more modern, mobile friendly customer...

CHS boys pick up two wins

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

After a tough three-game losing streak, the Catasauqua boys basketball team rebounded nicely with two Colonial League wins.

The Rough Riders defeated Salisbury 67-52 on Saturday, Jan. 27 and Southern Lehigh 52-49 on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Catty holds a one-game lead over Moravian Academy at the top of the Colonial League’s West Division.

Senior guard Isiah Graves continued his scoring tear through the league. The area’s leading scorer dropped 27 points against Salisbury and 30...

D-11 tourney set to begin

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The District 11 team wrestling championships will kick off on Thursday and concludes Saturday at Freedom.

Bethlehem Catholic enters the 3A tournament as the top seed and the clear favorite to win the district crown as they open Thursday’s action at 7:30 p.m. against the winner of the eight-nine matchup between Easton and Freedom. Those matches will take place at Liberty.

Fifth-seeded Stroudsburg will more than likely face fourth-seeded Northampton in Thursday’s other half of...

Bradley set to close out hoop season

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Every time she leaves the floor, Kenzie Bradley knows she can leave somewhat content.

“I tend to expect the least,” said the senior. “Whatever happens, happens. I usually can be content. I just try and do my best and whatever happens, I’ll be happy.”

Bradley is one of five seniors who soon will end their careers in the Catasauqua girls’ basketball program.

Over the past four seasons, Bradley has played literally every position on the floor, this season spending the bulk...

District 11 wrestling tourney this weekend

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The District 11 team wrestling championships will kick off on Thursday and concludes Saturday at Freedom.

Bethlehem Catholic enters the 3A tournament as the top seed and the clear favorite to win the district crown as they open Thursday’s action at 7:30 p.m. against the winner of the eight-nine matchup between Easton and Freedom. Those matches will take place at Liberty.

Fifth-seeded Stroudsburg will more than likely face fourth-seeded Northampton in Thursday’s other half of...

Outdoors: Oakley creating buzz in archery world

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

This inspirational story comes to us from the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP), which we did a column on a few years back.

Locally, the Swain School in Allentown, Defranco Elementary School in Bangor, Bangor Area Middle School and Bangor Area High School are involved in the program. The sport affords an opportunity for youngsters who don’t care to or can’t participate in ball sports, be a part of the scholastic sports environment.

And in this particular situation,...

Phantoms ready to get back to work

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

You can learn a lot watching YouTube. Heck, even some professionals use the video system to learn new things. Oskar Lindblom did just that to pick up a trick that he used in the shootout portion of the AHL Skills Competition to score a goal.

Because of the injury to Danick Martel, Lindblom was a late entry to the AHL All-Star Classic held this season in Utica, NY to replace his teammate. Lindblom was included in the shootout competition and he didn’t disappoint. On his first attempt,...