Catasauqua Press

Friday, February 23, 2018

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...

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,...

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,...

EPC announces wrestling matchups

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference made their pairings official on Wednesday night for the EPC Championship Wrestling Day, which is set for Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Easton Area Middle School.

Round 1 begins at 1:30 p.m. and features three matches: 17th – Pleasant Valley vs. Central Catholic; 15th – PM West vs. Dieruff and 13th – ES North vs. Allen.

Round 2 begins at 3:15 p.m. and also features three matches: 11th – Emmaus vs. PM East; 9th – Whitehall vs. Freedom and 7th –...

Catty boys still have some obstacles to clear

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua’s boys’ basketball team is experiencing one of its better seasons in recent years, as the Roughies are on top of the Colonial League Western Division and have clinched a district playoff spot.

Yet, head coach Eric Snyder realizes there are still some obstacles ahead.

“We have to get our scoring back,” said Snyder. “We have been getting scoring from a number of people, but teams have been scouting us and making adjustments. We have to start shooting more.

“We...

For Bond, basketball is life

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For Cullen Bond, basketball is a family thing.

More importantly, it is life.

Bond is one of three brothers who have played in the Roughies’ program. In his senior season, Bond is enjoying the fruits of the Roughies’ strong season.

It has been a time of the present and the past.

“We expected to have a good season,” said Bond, who is a 6-3 post player. “We had a bad loss to start the season against Nazareth, but then we bounced back with a big win over Notre Dame....

Valley soccer scholar athletes named announced

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The 2017 top male and female Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athletes will be announced during the annual awards banquet on Sunday, Jan. 28, at the Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave., Northampton.

The winners will come from the 44 schools which nominated their top male and female players.

Also, longtime soccer referee and assignor, Harold Grahn, will be inducted into the Lehigh Valley Soccer Hall of Fame.

The keynote speaker will be Rob Berkowitz, head...