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LV Scholar Athlete nominees

Friday, February 28, 2020 by The Press in Sports

The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Lehigh Valley Chapter, will hold their football scholar athlete banquet on Sunday, March 1, at 4:30 p.m. at the Northampton Banquet and Event Center.

Tickets are $35 per person. For tickets and questions, contact Mark Farnan at 484-894-1225 or email




William Allen – Jhon Castro, Allentown Central...

Ready for a Challenge Zach Scheirer is preparing for another battle, hoping for a long run in the postseason

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

As he enters districts this week, Catasauqua senior Zach Scheirer realizes the challenges ahead as he will try to make it an eventful run.

Off the mat, however, Scheirer already has endured the rigors of working toward a gold medal.

He recently was named the school football scholar-athlete to be honored at the National Football Foundation Lehigh Valley Chapter Dinner in Northampton March 1.

Yet, getting to be recognized in the category was a momentous honor in itself....

Catasauqua wrestling program looks to be building strong roots

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over the years, Catasauqua’s wrestling program has been successful due to a number of reasons.

However, one major one has been their feeder system. The Rough Riders’ junior high program recently again proved its worth.

Catty placed five wrestlers among the top four in their respective weight classes in the Colonial League Junior High tournament.

Eighth-grader Donovan Bonilla (115) and freshman Dylan Kalynych (250) both gained first-place medals, while eighth-graders...

Outdoors: A look at recent survey results

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Southwick Associates, the folks who do yearly surveys on hunting and fishing preferences, has released their recent Fall Hunter/Shooter Survey showing the most popular hunting, shooting equipment purchases by sportsmen and sports gals, and the species they pursued.

The panel, composed of hunters and shooters from across the country who volunteer to participate, track hunter/shooter participation and purchases.

The survey begins with the most popular species hunted. As expected...

Trades could impact LV

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The NHL trade deadline arrives on Monday. So, what does that have to do with the Phantoms? Possibly a lot.

When you make an addition via trade in sports, there’s a subtraction that goes with it and the subtraction could conceivably come from among the Phantoms roster. Of course, trades in the real sports world aren’t like the trades pulled off in the world of fantasy sports where “owners” just talk to a friend and work out some zillion-player blockbuster trade. In the real world,...

Allen, Bethlehem Catholic win EPC titles; SL, Notre Dame take Colonial League crowns

Saturday, February 15, 2020 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Four top-seeded teams earned league basketball championships this week as tournaments were completed in both the East Penn Conference and Colonial League.

In the EPC title games, Allen boys beat Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic girls held off Nazareth Thursday night at the PPL Center. In the Colonial League, Southern Lehigh upended Bangor for the boys title and Notre Dame (Green Pond) took down Moravian Academy for the girls championship Friday at Freedom High School.

The No. 1...

Brett, Hartranft hoping for long runs in postseason

Thursday, February 13, 2020 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Austin Brett and Jaryn Hartranft both realize what is ahead and believe they are taking the right path to get there.

Brett and Hartranft both share at least once incentive – they were district runners-up at the respective weights last season.

Brett, a junior, will enter the PIAA District 11 individual championships in two weeks with an overall 24-9 record at 120 pounds, and Hartranft, a sophomore, will bring a 29-3 mark at 113 pounds. Hartranft wrestled at 106 pounds last...

Hicks, Merkel are Catty soccer scholar athletes

Thursday, February 13, 2020 by The Press in Sports

Seniors Madison Hicks and Joseph Merkel were honored, along with the other Lehigh Valley school’s girls and boys nominees, at the Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Annual Awards Banquet that was held at the Northampton Memorial Community Center recently. Gabrielle Oudin of Moravian Academy was the recipient of the overall girls soccer scholar athlete award and Zachary Appel of Saucon Valley was the overall boys soccer scholar athlete award winner.

Madison Hicks is the daughter of...

Girls ready to take next steps

Thursday, February 13, 2020 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua head girls’ basketball coach Mark Seremula is confident his team is ready to take the next steps in the big picture.

The Rough Riders managed just an overall 5-17 record, but they more than double their two wins from last year.

“We were in games longer and that didn’t happen before,” said Seremula. “We were right there with a lot of teams like Moravian Academy and Northwestern.

“We become better offensively, and we tightened things defensively. We have to find...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, February 13, 2020 by The Press in Sports


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Star of Beth 38 22 .633

Light of Christ 32 25 .561

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St. Paul’s 24 36 .400

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