Catasauqua Press

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Girls hope to make District 11 playoffs

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

When Haleigh Toto’s free kick slid under the crossbar to cut Tamaqua’s lead to a goal at Thomas Field last Saturday morning, it seemed like the spark the Roughs needed to pull out the come-from-behind victory.

They had been consistently knocking on the door late in the second half, and Toto’s goal, her second of the game, pulled them within one as the Raiders now clung to a 3-2 lead.

Toto’s goal at the 9:38 mark gave the Roughs some life, and now they were looking to score the...

Boys hope to squeeze into playoffs

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Catty boys soccer team played a spirited second half against Palmerton last Thursday, drilling into the visitor’s lead to make it a one-goal game, but the Roughs comeback bid ultimately fell short, jeopardizing their chance for a district playoff berth.

Catasauqua was on the second night of back-to-back games, having lost a heartbreaker to Tamaqua the prior evening when the Raiders scored two goals in the final minutes to win, the game-winner coming with under a minute remaining...

Reinhart back at QB for Rough Riders

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Adam Reinhart admittedly was antsy watching form the sidelines.

The senior quarterback missed the better part of two-plus games dealing with complications of Epstein’s Bar. He played against Salisbury and made the start in the recent Palmerton game.

“I felt good enough to play a few weeks ago, but I wasn’t cleared to play,” said Reinhart. “I understood that.

“But I feel like I am 100-percent back, and I just had to adjust to everything.”

Reinhart completed 7 of 22...

Outdoors: Additional hunting days scheduled

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Deer and bear hunters are in for some changes this season, with most offering additional hunting days afield.

Now that the statewide archery deer hunting season gets underway this Saturday (Oct. 5), it also spells the time junior license holders can hunt squirrels and rabbits until Oct. 19. Juniors can also hunt ring-necked pheasants from Oct. 12-19.

But the big news is that for the first time in 50 years, the regular firearms deer hunting season will open on a Saturday after...

Girls looking to make a push

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over the last six games of the season, Catasauqua head girls’ soccer coach Chris Hain is looking for more steadiness in his team.

The Roughies had an overall 5-7 mark and sat in fourth place in the PIAA District 11 Class postseason bracket.

“I think the confidence is there,” said Hain. “For us, it’s about being more consistent. We’re trying to reach a consistent level of competitiveness. It hasn’t been where I would like it to be.

“It’s not for lack of effort or attitude...

Pete’s Top-10: A new number-one this week

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Last week we saw Nazareth fall for the first time this season. Was it the eventual slip that most teams in the EPC face, or are there cracks in the foundation?

The lone EPC team to remain undefeated is Easton following its win over Central Catholic over the weekend, but the Rovers haven’t been truly tested yet.

That changes this week with Freedom coming to town.

Parkland’s win over the Blue Eagles could be a sign they’re gearing up at the right time, while the Colonial...

Football looks for a win at Palmerton

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Injuries and illnesses have plagued the Rough Riders football season throughout the year, and they definitely have plodded the progress of a young football team.

In their recent 34-0 loss to Salisbury, the Roughies (0-6) were missing three starting lineman and a receiver.

“We have had guys on the line nicked up all year,” said head coach Mike McClarin. “It has given us a chance to play freshmen and sophomores who wouldn’t have had playing time.

“We can’t get any...

LV ready for season

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms finished up their preseason schedule Monday night at the PPL Center, falling to the Hershey Bears 2-0. Both teams finished the preseason with identical 2-1-0-0 records and look to open the regular season this weekend. For Lehigh Valley, the opener comes at home against Providence Saturday night.

If the preseason showed anything, it was that the goalie situation is going to be a tough one for the Phantoms to figure out. Alex Lyon, J.F. Berube and Felix...

Catty boys soccer push toward playoffs

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Catasauqua boys soccer head coach Josh Inman said that his players will scratch and claw for every inch of the field, and that fighting spirit was necessary to pull out the 2-1 over Palisades on Saturday morning.

It was especially apparent after the Pirates knotted the score on a penalty kick when the Roughies were cited for a handball.

With the game now 1-1 at the 6:37 mark of the second half, the Palisades equalizer may have been a deflating moment after dominating most of...

Roughie field hockey making progress

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Second-year head coach Emily Marley isn’t judging her team’s progress simply on record alone.

It is truly about a process.

The Roughies were 0-10 through their first 10 games, and they had an 0-18 final record last season. They also have scored in just two games in the process.

“Our record doesn’t reflect how we’re playing,” said Marley. “We have been right in games and we’re playing well.

“Our biggest issue is putting the ball in the net. We have been a very...