Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Roughs get Solehi next

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over the final two weeks of the regular season, the road for Catasauqua’s football team doesn’t get any smoother.

The Roughies (2-6) will welcome a surging Southern Lehigh team into Alumni Field Friday night for its Senior Night and final home game of the season. Catty will be looking to snap a five-game slide.

Southern Lehigh (7-1) has won four straight games, their latest a hard-fought, 28-21 victory over Northwestern. Before that, the Spartans had outscored their opponents...

D-11 playoff pictures are becoming clear

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

District 11 held a conference call Monday afternoon aimed to provide clarity for the football postseason with two weeks left on the calendar.

Below you’ll find teams that have already clinched playoff berths heading into week nine and potential scenarios heading down the stretch.

All teams listed with * have clinched playoff berths.

1A (Four qualifiers)

1. *Williams Valley (8-0)

2. *Tri-Valley (6-2)

3. *Nativity (5-3)

4. *Marian Catholic (4-4...

Pete’s Top-10: Nazareth making moves up poll

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Not much change in this week’s poll but Nazareth is one of the climbers this week after their win over Freedom. Emmaus can take a leap and boost their confidence heading into the postseason with a win over Easton this week, while Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic look to keep their supremacy at the top of the poll.

It’s week nine of football and it’s still in the 70s outside. Let’s see how things heat up in this week’s picks.

1. Parkland (8-0)

Last week’s rank: #1

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Outdoors: grouse season opens in Pennsylvania

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Grouse season opened Saturday to little fanfare. Unlike pheasant season, with stocked birds that are essentially a put and take situation, our state bird remains a truly wild game bird and are the toughest to hunt.

Of late, their numbers are diminishing primarily because of a loss of habitat and disease promoted by West Nile virus. They’re not over-hunted because these beautiful birds inhabit rugged terrain that some hunters don’t relish trekking through. And those who do, a good...

Football falls to Palmerton

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

In a game they needed to remain alive in the district playoff hunt, Catasauqua went into their locker room at halftime at Palmerton trailing 12-7.

The Roughies caught some late first-half momentum when quarterback Andrew Brett hit Miguel Hernandez on a 34-yard touchdown pass.

Unfortunately, the Roughies stopped there.

Palmerton added a pair of touchdowns in the second half and shut out Catasauqua on their way to a 26-7 victory.

With the win, Palmerton (5-3)...

Hawks, Trojans roll to wins

Saturday, October 14, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s top two teams rolled to victories Friday night, while in the Colonial League Northwestern put a scare in once-beaten Southern Lehigh before falling to the Spartans.

Here’s a look at some of the action in the eighth week of the 2017 high school football season.

Whitehall-Bethlehem Catholic

The Golden Hawks cruies to a 56-14 win over Whitehall.

Javon Clement passed for 164 yards and two touchdowns in the win, with Shamus...

Cross country teams prep for postseason

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua’s cross country team was primed for their home meet at Bicentennial Park this week, a league field loaded with Bangor, Pen Argyl, Salisbury, Southern Lehigh, and Wilson. It also will be another measuring stick for the program.

“We have a good feel and it was something we were looking forward to” said head coach Kyle Rusnock. “We have been running hard and making progress. Our girls have had success and the boys are coming along. Other teams are taking notice.”

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Volleyball continues to improve this year

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Catasauqua volleyball team has shown considerable improvement over the course of the season, but ran into one of the area’s best teams on Thursday, Oct. 5.

Undefeated Southern Lehigh defeated the Rough Riders 25-9, 25-5, and 25-13.

With four wins on the season and one game remaining on the schedule, Catasauqua has doubled last season’s win total.

Head Coach Danielle Heller is encouraged by the progress she’s seen over the course of the season.

“Our overall...

Roughs set to take on Palmerton

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua is hoping history doesn’t repeat itself.

The Roughies will enter the final three weeks of the regular football season still having district playoff hopes alive. They were in a similar situation last year needing at least one win over either Palmerton, Southern Lehigh, or Northwestern to grab a spot.

They lost to Palmerton and Southern Lehigh and still had a chance with a win over Northwestern at home. However, that game ended in a 48-20 defeat.

Now, the...

Outdoors: changes for pheasant season

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Upland hunters will experience some changes when the statewide season for pheasants opens Oct. 21.

This past Saturday (Oct. 7) the season opened for junior hunters, giving them first shot at a pheasant before the regular season opens.

One change sportsmen may see are fewer birds since the Pennsylvania Game Commission stocked or will stock a total of 170,000 birds. This is down from 200,000 in recent years. The reason for this reduction, says the PGC, is funding. Because of this...