With an impressive recent showing in their own tournament, Catasauqua’s wrestling team has high expectations for the remainder of the season.
Catty finished third overall in the annual Rough Rider Invitational Dec. 7. The Roughies registered 121 points overall behind Maryland’s Stephen Decatur (176.5) and Philadelphia’s Archbishop Ryan (157).
“We’re looking forward to a successful season,” said second-year head coach Joe Russo. “We have a number of wrestlers back who did well...
Catasauqua head football coach Mike McClarin knew his squad would have a stiff challenge Thanksgiving morning against Northampton.
The situation became even more precarious when McClarin underwent an appendectomy a few days earlier and watched the game from the press box at Northampton.
Unfortunately, life didn’t get any easier for the Rough Riders as they suffered a 63-0 defeat to the Konkrete Kids in the 97th meeting between the two teams.
Northampton (10-2) scored on...
Mason Hess figured this year would be different for him and his teammates.
The Catasauqua junior knew his team would have a different outlook with plenty of freshmen and sophomores sprinkled into the lineup.
It would also have a different twist for him as he made the move to linebacker form his defensive and offensive line post.
With the season now over, his year has followed the script. An elder statesman on the team, Hess has watched his younger teammates mature as he...
Suburban Dart League
Standings Week 12
Star of Beth 21 9 .700
Dryland 23 10 .697
Salem UCC 15 12 .556
Light of Christ 18 15 .545
Bath Lutheran 17 16 .515
St. Paul’s 16 17 .485
Christ UCC 15 18 .455
Emmanuel 15 18 .455
St. Stephen’s 12 15 .444
Farmersville 12 21 .364
Ebenezer 10 23 .303
Despite losing 3-2 and 2-1 to St. Paul’s, winning the opener 9-2, Star of Bethlehem...
For sportsmen clamoring for more weekend hunting time afield, Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law Senate Bill 147, which permits additional hunting on three Sundays per calendar year - one within the archery deer season, one within the firearms deer season and one selected by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
The law will take effect Feb. 25, 2020, and the first new Sunday hunting opportunities will be identified by the Game Commission thereafter.
Up to now, Sunday hunting was...
In minor league sports, coaches and managers have different ways of telling a player that they’re getting that first call to the highest level of their sport. Former Lehigh Valley IronPigs manager Dave Brundage used to enjoy having a bit of fun at the player’s expense, sometimes letting them think they were being passed over or that the coaches were concerned about their play lately before he would let the cat out of the bag and give out the good news. For Phantoms coach Scott Gordon, the...
On Thanksgiving morning at Northampton’s Al Erdosy Stadium, it will be 34 days since Catasauqua last played a football game, losing its season finale, 47-0, to Northwestern.
Rough Riders’ head coach Mike McClarin has taken a different approach with the layoff.
“We look at a second season this year,” said the second-year head coach, whose team has a 0-10- record this season. “We told the kids to put everything behind them from the first 10 weeks, and look at this as five weeks...
Northampton will enter its 97th annual Thanksgiving Day tilt with Catasauqua apparently with a sizable advantage on a few fronts with a 10 a.m. kickoff at Al Erdosy Stadium.
The Konkrete Kids (9-2) have a strong chance to gain their first 10-win season since 2008 (10-3), and they will have a size and player number advantage over the Rough Riders.
Northampton hasn’t played since it suffered a hard-fought, 42-37 loss to Easton in an opening–round district Class 6A playoff game...
The local District 11 postseason is over.
The Catasauqua-Northampton Thanksgiving Day clash will formally pull down the curtain on the overall season.
Except for Tamaqua, both Nazareth and Southern Lehigh had its seasons end at the hands of District 1 suburban Philadelphia powerhouses last weekend.
Nazareth was thumped by District 12 champion St. Joseph’s Prep – a team laced with Division I recruits including the son of former Philadelphia Eagles’ middle linebacker...
It’s finally the end of the football season and for our viewing area, this is an earlier exit for Lehigh Valley teams than we’ve been accustomed to in recent memory. Bethlehem Catholic’s run to the state semifinals over the past couple of years helped prolong the season after Thanksgiving, but with Nazareth falling to St. Joe’s Prep and Southern Lehigh getting bounced by Archbishop Wood, that leaves us with only Turkey day games this week.
So, enjoy the start of the holiday season and...