Catasauqua Press

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Cup team tops Burlington, Suburban One, Inter-AC/Bal

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

In Lehigh Valley’s third game on its second day in the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic last Wednesday at FDR Park in Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley had its biggest victory with an 11-0 win over Inter-AC/Bal.

Perhaps it was the momentum Lehigh Valley was gaining after winning the first two games of the day, or the bonding that was solidifying by the time the third game rolled around that led to the shutout.

“It happened fast, probably between the first two games [on Monday],” said...

PIAA likely to change transfer rules

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The PIAA looks like they’re moving toward making competitive balance changes across the state, as momentum to curb balance of power in athletics is gaining momentum for change.

As the Pennsylvania Athletic Oversight Committee met last Monday in Harrisburg, a few items came to the forefront as the PIAA’s competition committee proposed changes in areas of competitive balance, recruiting and transfers.

Some of the key highlights from the meeting revolved around several topics...

Nejad helps to lead Coplay to a victory

Sunday, July 1, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Conner Nejad made sure the Coplay Legion baseball team would climb back to .500, turning in a stellar performance on the mound and at the plate on Tuesday.

The Central Catholic product made his third appearance on the hill this season for Coplay, and the Lower Macungie hitters probably wished he’d taken a wrong turn on Chestnut Street since he didn’t allow a hit over his five innings of work.

He also did damage at the dish, going 2-3, including a deep drive to right for a...

Catty CM tops Hawks

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Catasauqua Connie Mack baseball team used a complete team effort to defeat Bethlehem Catholic 10-0 on Tuesday, June 26.

The Rough Riders picked up the five-inning mercy rule victory behind a shutout from starting pitcher Jason Schneck. Schneck scattered three hits, one walk, and struck out six hitters.

Catasauqua took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Christian Fye scored on an infield error.

The Rough Riders scored seven runs in the third inning to break the game...

CHS looks to develop

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua’s boys’ basketball team isn’t overly concerned with their initial returns this summer, but they are more concerned with the big picture.

It just isn’t about wins and losses. Instead it is about overall development.

The Roughies recently participated in the prestigious Cedar Beach Basketball Showcase and they exited after their first two games in the double-elimination tournament.

They dropped games to Bangor and Whitehall, being more settled and competitive in...

Northampton Legion team enjoying success

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

So far, Northampton’s Legion season could not have had a better script.

The team recently had a nine-game winning streak snapped but is still sitting atop the Northampton County Legion North Division with a stellar 10-2 overall record.

It has been a season of some unexpected expectations. As a result, their team has experienced a perfect blend.

“I really didn’t know what to expect,” said head coach Mike Bodnar. “I honestly didn’t think we would be this good.

“I...

Outdoors: Quietly, bass season opens in area

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Last weekend (June 16) was the reopening of bass season in most Pennsylvania waters. As usual, and unlike the trout opener, bass season opens with little fanfare. But unlike trout season, very few anglers keep bass they catch as most practice catch-and-release so they can fool them into biting another day.

Without a doubt, more angler money is spent on tackle, gear and boats for bass fishing than any other Pennsylvania fish species. The largemouth bass is king on local lakes while the...

Lehigh Valley softball team goes 1-1

Sunday, July 1, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team completed the first day of the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic with a 1-0 victory over Tri Cape and a 4-2 loss to Berks-Lancaster Lebanon on Monday at FDR Park in Philadelphia.

In the first game, Lehigh Valley and Tri Cape were scoreless until the sixth inning.

“It was nerve-wracking because we were all getting big hits but we weren’t scoring,” said Lehigh Valley first baseman Kylie Hlay (Parkland), who hit the game-winning double that scored...

Steel FC earn a draw

Sunday, July 1, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Trailing by two goals in the waning moments of the match, Bethlehem Steel FC showed its ‘Never Say Die’ attitude once again as the club scored twice for a 2-2 draw against rival New York Red Bulls II.

New York jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals from their captain, Stefano Bonomo. After converting from the penalty spot in the first half, it seemed he had lifted Red Bulls II to its first road win of 2018 with a counterattack strike in the 84th minute.

After attempting just one...