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SteelStacks soccer clinic June 16

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Girls and boys ages 5-12 are invited to enjoy a fun-filled morning honing their soccer skills and learning new ones during the free Youth Soccer Clinic presented by Women’s Premier Soccer League team Lehigh Valley Tempest June 16 at SteelStacks. The event, which is part of the FIFA World Cup ™ SoccerFest & Viewing Party, will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. and is open to all skill levels. Anyone interested in attending should sign up in advance at

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CHS track team sets number of school, personal records

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

On the surface, Catasauqua’s results at the recent Colonial League meet may not catch a lot of attention.

But to the Roughies’ staff, the results were impressive. They could lead to some notable finishes at the District 11 meet this week.

“We had so many kids who got their PRs (personal records), and they also set some school records,” said head coach Kyle Rusnock. “It really went pretty well for us.

“They have just kept building on their times and distances over the...

Reinhart looking forward to senior year

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

As a junior, Adam Reinhart’s high school career came full circle.

He became an integral part of the football team as a receiver and lineman, and continued his success with the wrestling team where he just missed a district bid.

Recently, Reinhart finished his baseball season, where again he was a major contributor as a third baseman and pitcher.

Now, he is ready to take the next step as a senior.

Until then, however, Reinhart can relish the accomplishment and...

Colonial League Track and Field Results

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by The Press in Sports




At Whitehall High School Sporting Complex

LEGEND: Bangor (Bang), Catasauqua (Cat), Northern Lehigh (NL), Northwestern (NW), Notre Dame of Green Pond (NDGP), Palisades (Pali), Palmerton (Palm), Pen Argyl (PA), Salisbury (Sal), Saucon Valley (SV), Southern Lehigh (SL), Wilson (Wil).


100 - 1. Aaron Stasko (Palm) 11.40, 2. Delano McKenzie (Sal) 11.42, 3. Tyrek Scipio (Bang) 11.48, 4. Damon Simpson (Wil)...

Rain alters softball playoffs

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Rain is once again altering league playoff schedules in the area. This time, Colonial League and EPC softball playoff games have been pushed back from Tuesday to Wednesday.

In the Colonial League, Notre Dame will take on Bangor at Pates Park at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, followed by the Northwestern-Palmerton game at 7 p.m. League finals are still scheduled for Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at Pates Park.

In the EPC, Parkland will take on Freedom at Nazareth on Wednesday, May 15, at 5...

Rain forcing changes to district, league events

Monday, May 13, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Heavy rains are forcing the East Penn Conference and Colonial League to alter their league playoffs, and there was also a change to the District 11 track and field meet scheduled for this week.


The District 11 track and field meet scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday of this week has been pushed back a day. The meet will now take place Wednesday and Thursday, May 15 and 16, at Whitehall High School. Event schedules will remain the same with Tuesday’s events moving to...

Track aims to stand out at leagues and districts

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua head track coach Kyle Rusnock watched his boys’ and girls’ teams grew individually and also as unit during the regular season.

Now, Rusnock is optimistic both teams and ready for the next step.

The Roughie units competed in the Colonial League championships Tuesdays and Wednesday, and then hope to have some of them advance to the district meet the following week. Rusnock has been impressed with the steadying force of the senior leadership coupled with the budding...

Torres helped to lead Catty

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

In second grade, Andrew Torres knew he was going to be a pitcher.

“That’s when I started playing (baseball),” said the Catasauqua junior. “My coach then thought I had potential as a pitcher. I was going to pitch in the first game I played.

“But I loved it. I loved the pressure and I loved the tension. I figured I was going to be a pitcher.’

Nine years later, Torres is still working on the same craft. This time around, he has become the starting workhorse of the Roughies...

CHS track drops two meets

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Catty took on Notre Dame and Bangor in a recent track meet, which leads up to this week’s Colonial League meet held at Whitehall High School.

The girls lost to Bangor 111-39 and to Notre Dame 99-46. The boys fell to Bangor 126-23 and to Notre Dame 108-38.

Despite the losses, several Catty athletes stood out in the meet. That included Lexi Rushatz who won both the 400 and 1600 events. Her time in the 400 was 1:04.10 and in the 1600 was 5:42.20.

Other finishers for the...

Outdoors: Hummingbirds entering Valley area

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

In my opinion, there’s no bird as interesting and fun to watch as hummingbirds. And they’re on the way through the area right now as they’re on their way north, according to the Birding Wire.

As per Perky-Pet’s birding website, a Rufous Hummingbird was spotted on April 29 in Media, PA, and on April 26 a Ruby-Throated was seen in Nesquehoning.

If you share this interest in hummers, and maintain feeders, now’s the time to clean your hummingbird feeders if you haven’t already....