Catasauqua Press

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Outdoors: good time to catch up on what’s new

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

As we’re in the last of the summer doldrums with fishing being poor because of rain and dove hunting is only upcoming, now’s a good time to catch up on what’s new in the outdoor related marketplace.

If you’re firearms buff, collector or historian, Jerry Lee’s 2018 Gun Digest is a necessary read. In fact, you can spend the remainder of the summer reading this vast collection of firearms information Lee has assembled in his latest work.

This 1.25-inch, 567-page softcover has...

BML semifinals go to fifth games

Friday, August 11, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Both Blue Mountain League semifinal playoff series have gone to a fifth and deciding game with the championship series set to begin later this week. Here’s a look at both series.

Royals-Orioles

The Hellertown Royals took the first two games of their BML semifinal series game against the Iron Financial Orioles, putting them in a commanding position in the best-of-five series.

Before game three, Hellertown manager Bob Zerfass talked about a playoff series years ago when he...

TOC set to begin new chapter

Thursday, August 3, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Twenty-eight years ago, Eric Snyder had one of those night’s where he couldn’t sleep.

He remembered a passage from a book written by legendary college football coach Lou Holtz who stated that he would “get up and do something to make him tired.”

So Snyder decided to follow the initiative. He had his concept and groundwork for the then initial Tournament of Champions, but he wanted to add another twist. Snyder wanted it to be a rotating tournament in which a different league...

Orioles advance past Braves

Thursday, August 3, 2017 by SAM MATTA in Sports

BERLINSVILLE – The hits just kept on coming and coming for the Iron Financial Orioles Monday evening in the second game of a best-of-three series against the upstart Berlinsville Braves.

The Braves could hardly answer, save for a solo home run by their player/manager Cody Krupa. Meanwhile, the Orioles jumped on starting pitcher Tyler Svetik early and gradually pulled away for an 8-1 victory.

The Orioles sweep the series and eliminated the Braves from the league tournament, the...

Boys summer season winds down as dust settles in Catty Adult League

Thursday, August 3, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

With a major tournament on the horizon, Catasauqua’s playground men’s basketball league is also winding down its season. The 10-team league playoffs began in July and recently concluded leading up to the start of the Tournament of Champions, which begins next week (see related story above).

Ohlson Landscaping defeated the Nites 76-70 to win the Catty League title. They advance to the TOC along with the Blue Monkey, which was the regular season champ.

In the opening round of the...

Orioles advance past Braves in BML action

Thursday, August 3, 2017 by SAM MATTA in Sports

BERLINSVILLE – The hits just kept on coming and coming for the Iron Financial Orioles Monday evening in the second game of a best-of-three series against the upstart Berlinsville Braves.

The Braves could hardly answer, save for a solo home run by their player/manager Cody Krupa. Meanwhile, the Orioles jumped on starting pitcher Tyler Svetik early and gradually pulled away for an 8-1 victory.

The Orioles sweep the series and eliminated the Braves from the league tournament, the...

Outdoors: Growing number of boat motor issues

Thursday, August 3, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you’re a motor boat owner and are you having motor problems because of ethanol contaminating the innards of your motor, a new survey by Boating Industry Magazine says those in the boating industry that manufacture, sell, repair and store recreational vessels are seeing a growing number of problems caused by ethanol-related fuels. Said one boat dealer in the survey, “Ethanol fuels are great for our service department but bad for our customers!”

The reader survey results, which...

Catty’s season ends vs. Coplay

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

With the task of playing five games in five days, Catasauqua’s Connie Mack team nearly answered every challenge.

The Roughies’ run in the double-elimination state tournament ended Tuesday night with a 5-3 loss to Coplay. Catasauqua finished with a 2-2 overall record in the tournament.

The Roughies had a 6-5 win over Deep Run in their opener then had to complete two suspended games due to rain the following day, losing to Doylestown 11-1 and beating Emmaus 10-5.

They...

Rough Rider Golf Tourney another success

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The 10th Annual Rough Riders Golf Tournament was held on Saturday, June 3, at the Willow Brook Golf Club. There were 114 golfers who participated in this year’s tournament, helping raise close to $6,000 for the Catasauqua High School Booster Club.

“I would like to thank the golfers, hole sponsors, volunteers and many individuals and businesses who made donations for this year’s tournament,” said Catasauqua Director of Student Activities Tom Moll. “It is hard to believe that this was...

Outdoors: give bow and arrow fishing a try

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

In these Dog Days of summer, fishing in local waters often becomes slow due to high temperatures and low water conditions. All of which makes many fish lethargic. But instead of pursuing them with rod and reel, why not try a bow and arrow.

Since bowfishing requires a slight change in equipment, most bow fishers favor an inexpensive recurve bow or an old compound bow, outfitting it with a Zebco-type spincast or open reel to retrieve the arrows and land a fish, simple arrow rest and no...