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Catty looked to grow this football season

Friday, November 2, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Judging Catasauqua’s football season simply shouldn’t be on wins and losses.

Instead, it should be viewed in the picture of a young team growing along the way toward next season.

The Roughies ended their regular season with a 61-27 loss to Northwestern last Friday night and finished with an overall 1-9 record. Now, they will await Northampton on Thanksgiving morning.

From the start, Catty has trouble stopping a rolling Northwestern squad (8-2) that had won five of its...

Outdoors: A look at fall turkey hunting season

Friday, November 2, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

This past Saturday marked the opening of fall turkey hunting season in most Pennsylvania Wildlife Management Units (WMU). But the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) reminds hunters that season lengths vary by WMUs. Added to that, fall turkey season is closed in local WMUs 5C and 5D.

Otherwise, the seasons are as follows: WMU 1B from Oct. 27-Nov. 3; WMU 2B, (shotgun and archery gear only) Oct. 27 & Nov. 22-24; WMUs 1A, 2A (shotgun and archery gear only in Allegheny County); 4A and...

Pete’s Top-10: It’s District 11 playoff time

Friday, November 2, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

It’s playoff time and this week features plenty of interesting matchups as we head into the first week of November.

Most of the eyes will be on Bethlehem Friday night, as Freedom takes on Liberty for a second-straight week after the Pates shocking defeat to the Hurricanes last weekend.

Emmaus and Nazareth square off in a rematch of their regular season thriller and Northampton makes their first appearance in print this late in the year in close to a decade.

1. Freedom (9...

Catty falls to Tigers

Friday, November 2, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern Tigers came into Catasauqua for the season finale looking for a win to help their seeding in the District 11 playoffs. Meanwhile, the Rough Riders came in at 1-8 and were just playing for pride. Catasauqua came out strong and pulled a couple of wrinkles out of their playbook to take an early lead, but by the end of the night, Northwestern (8-2) wound up on top in a wild 61-27 game.

In the first 3:32 of the game, there were just eight plays from scrimmage, but 28...

Article By: The Press

Friday, November 2, 2018 by The Press in Sports


The CYAA football season came to an end this week with the Flag team falling to Southern Lehigh at Saucon Valley.

Last week, the Flags beat Palmerton 14-13 to advance to the second round of the playoffs. Catty took the early 14-0 lead with a 64-yard touchdown run by Bentley Weaver and a 62-yard TD run by Austin Reilly.

The 100s lost to Wilson and the 120s lost to Southern Lehigh to end their seasons.

The 120s were led by Aiden Hess...

Rushatz 11th at Colonial meet

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL & MIKE HAINES in Sports

For Lexi Rushatz the goal was simple at last week’s Colonial League cross country meet - just get better. And that was something she was able to take away from the event as the sophomore runner took 11th place overall in the girls race with a time of 21:29.01.

“I feel pretty good. It was a pretty tough course,” Rushatz said. “I would have liked to get top-10 but from last year I have improved, so I thought I did pretty good.”

Rushatz’s goal was the top-10, but was just shy of...

Girls prep for districts

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over the final two weeks of the season, Catasauqua head girls’ soccer coach Chris Hain noticed some issues with attrition with his squad.

Yet, the Roughies still had enough drive and determination to overcome any physical problems.

“Over the last two weeks, the girls have really give everything they have,” said head coach Chris Hain about his squad. “We may look a little tired physically, but they still have a lot of heart and drive.

“Their heart and soul in the play has...

Optimistic McClarin continues to plow ahead

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Mike McClarin may be feeling like trying to paddle a rowboat with a hole in the middle across a pond to the other side.

Yet, no matter how much water engulfs the boat, McClarin keeps paddling.

The 30-year-old, enthusiastic first-year Catasauqua head coach has brought that type of determination and positivity to a rather listless program that won nine games over the past four years.

His Roughies will play their final regular season game at Alumni Field Friday night with...


Thursday, October 25, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The rivalry is back and as good as ever.

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms (3-2-0-1) and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (4-2-0-0) started the 2018-2019 version of their rivalry at the PPL Center last Friday and then took it north for the second game of the series. The teams split the two games, ironically, with each winning on the other team’s home ice.

In the game at home, Lehigh Valley had a crucial goal waved off on what coach Scott Gordon described as a “Wrong. Wrongfully, too [...

Outdoors: A trip to fish in NY state

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Two weeks ago, we mentioned that Coho and steelhead fishing in the Salmon River in New York state was heating up. Well my friend Tom Marchetto, of Easton, made that trip two weeks ago and reported that he and his fishing buddy Joe Chelak of New Boston, PA, had an exciting trip but landed few fish.

Said Marchetto, “Although there were fish throughout the river, the hot spots seemed to be at both the lower end and upper end of the river, with very little action in the middle.”