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Cup team to open Thursday

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

The 2017 Carpenter Cup baseball rosters were announced last week, as the team opens up their 25th season in the event taking place at Philadelphia’s FDR and Citizen’s Bank Park.

The team’s opening round contest takes place on June 15 at 12:30 p.m. against Jersey Shore (NJ) at FDR Park.

The complete roster for the team is below.

Representing Catty will be catcher Zach Bilder, who is a junior.

Brittain Shander (11) INF R-R Northampton

Michael Jenkins (12) P R...

Kyle Haas back for McDonald’s game

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

For this year’s McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Classic participants, Thursday’s outing is undoubtedly the last time all of them will suit up for one last high school football game.

For Gold head coach Kyle Haas, it’s also one last game to lead after serving as head coach of Bethlehem Catholic last season on an interim basis.

Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. Thursday night at Nazareth’s Andrew Leh, as the Gold team (Northampton County, Palisades and Phillipsburg) takes on the...

Creyer improved his junior season

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Luke Creyer understood that this could be the year.

Over the past two years, Creyer improved his play as a member of Catasauqua’s JV baseball team. He entered this season with high expectations and a world of potential.

“This year is a big step for me,” said Creyer. “I played JV the past two years and I knew this was the year for me to take the next step. I knew I had to work on my total game and I really feel good about things.

“The coaches have helped me with my...

Kyle Haas makes his return for McDonald’s all-star game

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

For this year’s McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Classic participants, Thursday’s outing is undoubtedly the last time all of them will suit up for one last high school football game.

For Gold head coach Kyle Haas, it’s also one last game to lead after serving as head coach of Bethlehem Catholic last season on an interim basis.

Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. Thursday night at Nazareth’s Andrew Leh, as the Gold team (Northampton County, Palisades and Phillipsburg) takes on the...

Outdoors: Black bass season set to open

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Second only to trout, black bass is the most popular sport fish that Pennsylvania anglers fish for. And beginning June 17, the season for them opens with a creel limit of six and a size limit of at least 12 inches.

Despite this, most bass anglers wisely practice catch-and-release. It’s not because largemouth and smallmouth bass aren’t good eating, because they are. It’s because they’re more fun to catch-and-release as they can be caught again another day.

While smallmouth bass...

Cup team to open Thurs.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

The 2017 Carpenter Cup baseball rosters were announced last week, as the team opens up their 25th season in the event taking place at Philadelphia’s FDR and Citizen’s Bank Park.

The team’s opening round contest takes place on June 15 at 12:30 p.m. against Jersey Shore (NJ) at FDR Park.

The complete roster for the team is below.

Among the Kids who made the squad are Brittain Shander and Mike Ettl.

Brittain Shander (11) INF R-R Northampton

Michael Jenkins (12...

Looking to get back

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

As far as she can remember in her earlier youth, Tyra Brown has liked to run.

When she entered Catasauqua High School three years ago, Brown was indecisive about her athletic career. Brown spent the spring running track and playing softball, but knew she would soon be playing one sport.

The following year, Brown dedicated herself to track and there haven’t been any regrets.

Over the past two years, Brown has excelled in the 100 and 200 meter dashes and has been part of a...

Gallagher worked hard to get back on field with her teammates

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

At the end of her junior year last season, Shannon Gallagher has 99 career hits.

A consistent hitter, Gallagher figured she would achieve the milestone of 100 hits in the opening moments of this season. She also was looking forward to her final season on the mound for the Roughies, as she and junior Alexia Reichl could form an effective pitching tandem for a team in transition.

However, Gallagher’s season came to screeching halt.

She dislocated her left ankle in...

Connie Mack team off to nice start

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua Connie Mack coach Jim Kober kept his expectations in check in reference to his 2017 team.

The Roughies began the year losing a number of players from a team that finished fifth in the state last season. On the surface, it was a team that was primarily comprised of eighth graders coupled with mostly freshmen.

Fortunately, the Roughies didn’t follow the format.

Through their first six games, Catasauqua had a 4-2 record in the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack (LVCM)...