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Meant to Move aims to help reduce injuries

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Meant to Move is a studio in Bethlehem owned and operated by certified Pilates teacher and licensed Yamuna Body Rolling practitioner, Jeanne Reilly, who teaches techniques that lead to more flexibility, greater muscle tone, and better posture.

“Both are low impact and can enhance everything you do in life,” said Reilly, who has clients of all ages. “My push right now is to teach more of our youth, and my dream would be to educate gym teachers, health teachers, and educators in general...

Colonial League Track and Field Top Performers

Friday, April 7, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League recently distributed its list of top track and field performers for the 2016-17 season. The following is the top five in each event.


100:1. tie Michael Creighton (Palis), Jared Colletti (Palis) 10.8, 3. tie Jonathan Marfisi (PA), Trevor Cunningham (NW) 11.2, 5. tie Jasone Means (W), Job Goodman (W) 11.3;

200: 1. Michael Creighton (Palis) 22.1, 2. Jared Colletti (Palis) 22.5, 3. Jonathan Marfisi (PA) 23.2, 4. Trevor Cunningham (NW) 23.3, 5. Jasone...

Baseball making strides

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

On paper, Catasauqua’s 1-2 start may not be that impressive. But the Roughies have been making some initial strides that should provide some worthy dividends down the road.

Catty began the season with a hard-fought, 8-6 defeat to Northwestern, and then suffered a 4-0 shutout to Colonial League favorite Notre Dame. They bounced back with an impressive 3-1 victory over Saucon Valley Monday.

“We gave one away,” said Catty head coach Steve Bradley about the Northwestern loss. “We...

Track falls to Northern Lehigh

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Catty track and field team lost it’s opening meet.

The girls fell to Northern Lehigh 71-55 while the boys lost 109-32.

For the girls, the 400 relay team took first with a time of 53.7. Kenzie Bradley also took a first, taking the top spot in the high jump by clearing 4-6.

The Roughs had a host of seconds: Hanasia Jenkins in the 100, Bradley in the 200, Trinity Kern in the 400 and Jackie Garner in the shot put.

The boys meet was dominated by Wilson, which took...

Pitching injuries put CHS in tough spot

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Bobby Thomas knew that he could encounter a situation where he would lose his starting pitcher to a long-term injury. Over the past eight years, he felt fortunate that it didn’t happen.

“I remember when Nicole Kern was in the program and she was our only pitcher,” recalled Thomas. “She was one of our top hitters and she often ran the bases. I thought to myself that if she ever got hurt in that situation, we would be in trouble.”

Unfortunately, Thomas currently has to face the...

Mother Nature dampens fishing opening day

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Mother Nature put the kibosh to the southeastern trout opener with Friday’s heavy rain. As a result, all local streams and creeks were running high, fast and muddy. Even Leaser Lake was cold and off-colored.

My trout opener travels took me first to the Little Lehigh by the Covered Bridge in Lehigh Parkway off 24th St.

The water there was super fast, high and muddy. In talking to the few remaining anglers there, no trout were caught or seen caught. One angler who traditionally...

Roughs part of Via games

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The 42nd Annual Via All-Star Basketball Classic was played Saturday at Northampton Community College, pitting senior all-stars against one another in four separate games. The West squad featured seniors from Central Catholic, Northampton, Northwestern, Parkland and Whitehall among other Lehigh Valley teams.

The West came up on the short end of the score in both games, with the girls falling 56-49 and the boys suffering a 121-97 loss.

In the girls game, the lead bounced back and...

Bulked up Raysely ready to get the season started

Thursday, March 30, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For Corey Raysely, the waiting truly has been the hardest part.

The Catasauqua junior is extremely anxious to begin the baseball season. Despite looming rain issues, he will get his wish when the Roughies open the 2017 campaign this week in Colonial league action.

It couldn’t come any sooner as Raysely has been ready since the football season ended. Raysely is ecstatic about several issues, one mainly dealing with the addition of 18 pounds to his 5-foot-10, 120-pound frame as a...

Roughs want to get back to D-11 playoffs

Thursday, March 30, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

After they missed the district playoffs last season, Catasauqua’s baseball team appears ready to take the initial steps toward getting back to the postseason.

A good start would certainly help. The Roughies took the nod and didn’t waste any time.

Catty had its final tuneup before the regular season as they scrimmaged Liberty March 25. The two teams played eight innings and the Roughies lost a tight 6-4 battle.

“We were up through four innings,” said head coach Steve...

Via All-Star games set for Saturday

Thursday, March 30, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Via Basketball All-Star Classic announced their rosters recently, as they gear up for their 42nd annual year, which gets underway on March 29 at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem for the Via All-Star Banquet.

Matt Millen will be the keynote speaker for the night, which will introduce a new class to the Lehigh Valley High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

This year’s inductees include Mimi Griffin (Broadcaster), Brian Hunter (Emmaus, Class of 2007), Jackie (Yandrisevits)...