Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Allanah George, girls see changes for better this year

Monday, January 7, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

In her last season, Allanah George is enjoying the moments.

With a full slate of athletics, academics, and commitments, George makes the most of them.

“I think we are all enjoying this year than the previous ones,” said George, a senior. “The practices are very competitive and it has been a good year in many ways.

“A lot has changed with the program for the better.”

George, who is one of five seniors on the team, hasn’t placed all of the emphasis on winning games...

Outdoors: a look at stats from AnglerSurvey

Monday, January 7, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With spring fishing season upcoming, anglers may be interested in some statistics gathered by who do bimonthly and yearly surveys of anglers and hunters and their various mediums. The surveys also help equipment manufacturers tailor and market their products to sportsmen’s trends and needs. his report presents the results of the© online consumer panel survey. The panel, composed of anglers across the U.S. who volunteer to participate, tracks angler...

District 11 cheering competition to take place

Monday, January 7, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Nineteen area cheerleading squads will compete in the 2019 District XI Competitive Spirit Championships beginning at 9 a.m. on Jan. 5 at Easton Area Middle School.

Bethlehem Catholic, which won the East Penn Conference Cheerleading Championships, will compete in the Small Division. Performing positions were assigned by random draw, and as with the EPC competition, the Hawks will perform last in their division at approximately 10:20 a.m.

Freedom will also compete in the Small...

D-11 HOF class is inducted

Monday, January 7, 2019 by EMMETT MCCALL in Sports

Sue Butz-Stavin was inducted into the inaugural District 11 Hall of Fame Class back in October of this year.

The longtime Emmaus field hockey coach was unique among the group of 14 that were honored at the Holiday Inn in Breinigsville.

The group included eight former star athletes and six coaches. But of the six, Butz-Stavin is the only one who is still coaching.

“To be honored by such a distinguished group and to be part of the first class in District 11 is quite an...

Boys notch first win

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For the Catasauqua boys’ basketball team, it truly is a process.

The Roughies lost their second all-time leading scorer and returned a team with a handful of seniors and a promising group of sophomores.

As a result, time will tell.

Catty entered this week without a win in their first four games of the season. They have dropped games to Nazareth (80-34), Bangor (73-47), Palmerton (82-54), and Salisbury (63-49).

However, Catty (1-4) notched its first win of the...

Catty girls fall to Pen Argyl

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Pen Argyl Green Knights brought their 3-1 record to Catasauqua High School for a varsity girls basketball game between Colonial League foes.

The Roughs entered the game at 1-4 looking to halt a three-game skid. Unfortunately for the home crowd, Pen Argyl won, 50-35.

Catty got off to a strong start in the first quarter and led at the break 17-15. Senior guard Julia Lacey scored 6 of her game total 9 points in the period as the Roughs showed good offensive balance in building...

Football merger

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by SAM MATTA in Sports

The winds of change are going to hit the area soon.

In a little over a week, fall will turn to winter. But there is a change on the local sports scene that could come blowing in too.

Local athletic directors certainly have a Christmas wish list to hang on the tree when it comes to football scheduling — and it appears that wish is going to come true.

According to a league representative who wishes to remain anonymous, the Colonial League and the Schuylkill League are in...

Outdoors: ice fishing season approaching

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Driving along Mauch Chunk Road last week, I couldn’t help but notice that some of the harvested corn and soybean fields on both sides of the road had small ponds of skim ice on them from the below freezing temperatures we had. That brought to mind that the ice fishing season is forthcoming.

For those who never tried walking-on-water, ice fishing can be fun if dressed properly. Cold weather and time spent standing on ice requires insulated waterproof boots, layered coats and pants, or...

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by The Press in Sports

darts, trapshooting

Suburban Dart League


Star of Beth 29 13 .690

St. Paul’s 23 13 .639

Bath Luth 24 15 .615

Christ UCC 23 19 .548

Emmanuel 20 22 .476

Dryland 20 22 .476

St. Stephen’s 19 23 .452

Farmersville 17 22 .436

Ebenezer 18 24 .429

Light of Christ 16 23 .410

Salem UCC 13 26 .333

Dryland (5-2, 4-2) at Ebenezer (6-5)

D - Nathan Phares 7-13, Larry Golick 7-14, Earl Sigley 7-...

Lots of changes for Flyers, Phantoms

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Remember in Batman how Commissioner Gordon used to shine that big bat signal in the sky to summon Batman to his office? In this case, it wasn’t a bat signal, it was a Phantoms logo and it wasn’t Commissioner Gordon doing the summoning, it was coach Gordon – Scott Gordon – being alerted to trouble in Philadelphia. And oh dear, Gordon brought his sidekick Carter Hart (too bad his first name isn’t Robin) with him for the trip down the turnpike to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.