Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Outdoors: Trout opener sees great conditions

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Saturday’s regional trout season opener in the southeast saw unusually warm temperatures, no rain and normal water levels. Three factors that have deterred several past trout openers.

In talking to several anglers along the Little Lehigh off Fish Hatchery Road, the general consensus was that the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission should return to a statewide opening day as it was felt anglers from other counties fish locally making for crowded conditions on area streams and...

Article By: Mike Haines

Friday, March 29, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Colonial League released it’s first list of top track and field performers for the 2019 season. Here’s a listing of the top five performers in each event through the first week of regular season meets.


4x100 relay: 1. Southern Lehigh (Amelia Cassaday, Madison Trout, Imani Hollie, Sierra Williams) 50.80, 2. Palisades 53.10, 3. Notre Dame (GP) 54.3, 4. Wilson 54.4, 5. Northwestern 54.7;

4x400 relay: 1. Palmerton (Madison Martinez, Maggie Morgan, Maddison Beahm,...

Young Roughs ready to start the season

Thursday, March 28, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

On the surface, Catasauqua’s baseball team will enter the season with an inexperienced squad with little depth.

How the Roughies develop from there, however, can determine their season.

“We’re young,” said head coach Steve Bradley. “We don’t have a lot of numbers, but we have young players who have promise.

“We’ll see in about a month how we can move forward as a team.”

Andrew Martinez, Jason Schneck, and Bradshaw Henning are the lone seniors from a 6-14 team a...

Track aims to continue to build foundation

Thursday, March 28, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

It likely will take some time before Catasauqua head track coach Kyle Rusnock sees his full contributions from his team this spring.

Rusnock lost a number of key contributors from last year’s squad, and he has watched a core of returning letter winners and promising newcomers combine to form the new transition.

“So far, things have been going pretty well,” said the ever-optimistic Rusnock. “We have a number of kids out and we have more of a foundation than last year. We have...

Via games set for Saturday

Thursday, March 28, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The 44th Annual Via All-Star Basketball Classic is slated for Saturday, March 30, at Northampton Community College.

The event features four games involving all-star senior players from all parts of the Lehigh Valley.

The Via All-Star Classic raises funds to support Via of the Lehigh Valley’s services for children and adults with disabilities, showcases the basketball talents of area student athletes, and educates attendees about Via and the need for community support through...

Bangor pulls away to beat Catasauqua

Thursday, March 28, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua head baseball coach Steve Bradley knows he and his team have to be patient.

His team is small, young and inexperienced, but the Roughies are not short on heart and hustle.

After having their scheduled opener against Northampton postponed last Friday, the Roughies opened the season with a 14-3 loss at Bangor, a game that didn’t truly reflected the game.

“We played well through five innings,” said Bradley. “We ran into a team that was really fast and they stole...

Catty softball looks to rebuild

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

In her first season at the helm of the Catasauqua softball program, Paige Kogelman is focusing mainly on the future and de-emphasizing the present.

She inherited a program that posted two wins in each of its previous two seasons.

“It’s about building,” said the former Rough Rider standout. “It is a day-by-day process. We will try to get better every game. We’re not looking at it as a win or a loss, but did we get better.”

Kogelman, who was a key part of the Roughies’...

Kogelman takes over Roughie softball team

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For Paige Kogelman, fate appeared to be in the mix.

Hearing some scuttlebutt about the head softball coach opening at Catasauqua, Kogelman had a chance meeting with Roughies’ athletic director Tom Moll.

From there, the 2013 Catty graduate and former softball standout knew she would be headed back to help the Brown and White.

“I heard about the opening for a while,” said Kogelman. “I knew there still was a need for a head coach. I ran into [Tom] Moll and we started...

CHS boys committed despite overall record

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Eric Snyder never dreamed a 1-20 season could be like this.

The longtime Catasauqua boys’ basketball coach has watched his team practice and play like a team with a 20-1 record instead of their current fate.

It was a refreshing season.

The Roughies captured their lone victory at Pen Argyl Dec. 12 and then dropped 16-straight games.

Despite that, the work ethic remained.

“These guys came to practice and always worked hard,” said Snyder. “The seniors were...

Phantoms get a last-second victory

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In what may be the wildest game of the season, Lehigh Valley pulled off a stunning, 4-3 win over the defending AHL champion Toronto Marlies Saturday night at the PPL Center. The win gave Lehigh Valley a season sweep of their two games with Toronto and three wins in their last four games against the Marlies. Going back five years, the Phantoms have played Toronto well, going 6-2-1-1.

In Saturday night’s win, the third period alone was worth the cost of admission. In the final 10:09 of...