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Ritter, Roughs have the right chemistry

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

This fall, Cam Ritter will embark on pursuing his pharmacist career.

Currently, though, he is among several players who are providing the right chemistry and combination for the Catasauqua Rough Riders basketball team.

With their recent victory over Moravian Academy Saturday, the Roughies won their seventh straight and improved their overall record to 8-2, 7-1 in the Colonial League Western Division.

“It has been really exciting,” said Ritter. “Even though we have played...

Maddie Emery a key senior for girls team

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Maddie Emery understands the situation.

As a senior, Emery has been an integral part of the Catty girls’ basketball and have watched the team have its share of highs and lows as they struggle to gain respectability.

This season hasn’t been any different. The Roughies will begin the week with an overall 3-10 record, looking to shake a four-game losing streak.

“We have the talent, but we are small,” said Emery about her team’s plight. “We don’t have a big girl like some of...

Boys top Moravian, Salisbury

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Catasauqua boys basketball team has put up some flashy games on offense this season, scoring 84 points against Notre Dame-Green Pond, 73 at Northwestern, and 69 against Palmerton.

But in order to hold off Moravian Academy on Jan. 6, coach Eric Snyder knew the game needed to be won on defense.

The Rough Riders defeated the Lions 59-52, less than 20 hours after beating Salisbury the night before. Catty improved to 8-2 overall and 7-1 in the Colonial League.

Moravian...

Two Phantoms make all-star team

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

When you talk about the best players on the Lehigh Valley Phantoms this season, there isn’t much debate. Defenseman T.J. Brennan and winger Danick Martel would be the consensus best of the best for Lehigh Valley. Both were recognized by the AHL when they were named to the Atlantic Division All-Star Team. This year’s AHL All-Star Classic will be played in Utica on Jan. 29, with the skills competition taking place the day before the game.

Brennan, from Moorestown, New Jersey, will play...

Rushatz earning backcourt position

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

Through the first half of the Catasauqua girls basketball season, coach Ed Seidick searched for a backcourt running mate to pair with senior Makenzie Bradley.

After two strong weeks since the holiday break, freshman Alexis Rushatz has latched on to the role thanks to tenacious defense and an improving 3-point shot.

The Rough Riders dropped an overtime contest to Salisbury on Friday, Jan. 5, but Seidick is pleased with the way his younger players are developing.

Before...

Outdoors: Record bow buck taken in PA

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Pennsylvania has a new record book bow buck. The 13-point typical buck was arrowed on Oct. 24, 2017 by Ron Shaulis of West Newton, Pa., on public land in Westmoreland County.

The new record buck had a net score of 185-4/8 that surpassed the previous record holder that scored 178-2/8, which was taken in Allegheny County in 2004.

According to Bob D’Angelo, PGC Big-Game Record Scorer and B&C official scorer, the rack was symmetrical and lost only 7 7/8-inches in side-to-side...

Andrew Brett playing well through ACL injury

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Andrew Brett wasn’t going to be denied.

The senior quarterback tore his ACL in the team’s final home game against Southern Lehigh, and it appeared his season was over.

Still, Brett was confident he would return for the annual Thanksgiving Day game against Northampton.

Brett did and managed to throw for 141 yards in his final high school football contest. But Brett still had his final basketball season on the horizon.

So far, Brett hasn’t missed a beat. Four years...

Wrestlers ready as season kicks into gear

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

With January coming with a blast of new weather, Catasauqua’s wrestling team is taking a similar cue.

“We wanted to be healthy for January,” said first-year head coach Joe Russo. “We had a few meets, but we know we have a busy January schedule, and our season really kicks into gear.

“We had some wrestlers injured, but we believe we can have a solid lineup. This will be a busy month for us and we’ll get a good feel for what kind of team we have.”

The Roughies begin their...

Girls looking for more wins

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

As they begin play in January, Catasauqua’s girls’ basketball team is looking to ride some momentum as well as continue to develop some depth.

The Roughies began January play with an overall 3-7 record, fresh off an appearance in the championship game of the Wilson Tournament.

Catty defeated Plumstead Christian, 48-31, in the opener of the tournament and then they fell to Wilson, 46-25, in the final. Kenzie Bradley had a team-high 11 points in both games.

“I hoped we...

Outdoors: ice fishing season to heat up

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With the freezing temperature we’re having, ice fishing should kick off allowing fishermen to walk on water. And first-ice is generally the best time to ice fish in that the fish haven’t seen live bait or lures in some time.

Ice fishing can also be a family sport in that with kids in tow, and if the fish aren’t biting, kids can slide or ice skate over the water’s surface. Get a bite and the kids will get excited pulling in a fish with either a tip-up or mini jigging rod.

If you...