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Via announces 2020 All-Stars

Friday, February 7, 2020 by The Press in Sports

The 45th Annual Via All-Star Basketball Classic is set for Saturday, March 28 at Northampton Community College.

Super Saturday will include four all-star basketball games featuring the top senior players from the Lehigh Valley area. It begins at 10:30 a.m. with the North vs. South girls game, followed by their boys counterparts at noon.

After the 1:30 Special Olympics Shoot Out, the West vs. East girls (2 p.m.) and boys (3:30 p.m.) games will finish off the day.


Boys hoping to sneak in D-11 playoffs

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

With their 51-46 win over Northwestern in their regular season finale at home Tuesday night, Catasauqua’s boys’ basketball team still may have a chance at a district playoff berth. It would accentuate a rather disheartening season.

The Rough Riders (9-13 overall) began Tuesday night as the sixth seed in the PIAA District 11 Class 3A bracket. Depending on the outcomes of games involving Panther Valley, Collegium Charter, and new Hope, the Roughies could snatch the fourth spot.


Girls see progress as season ends

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lady Rough Riders wrapped up their season on the road at Northwestern Lehigh with a 46-21 loss to the Tigers.

The loss dropped Catasauqua’s season record to 5-17 overall and 3-14 in the Colonial League. It also brought the high school careers of seniors Shaziya Roberts and Madison Hicks to an end.

Roberts finished the game with four points and Hicks drained a long three-pointer to finish the game with three points for Catasauqua. Lexi Rushatz led Catty with 10 points in the...

McClarin steps down as CHS coach

Saturday, February 8, 2020 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua’s football program will be taking a new direction next season.

Mike McClarin, who guided the team the past two seasons, recently resigned his position as head coach.

Under McClarin, the Rough Riders posted a 1-21 mark the past two seasons. He succeeded Phil Dorn, who had a 9-36 record over the previous four seasons.

McClarin, a former Liberty High standout who played at both the Naval Academy and Moravian College, cited differences with the athletic...

Phantoms looking to make playoff push

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Phantoms went through the first three months of the season without shutting out an opponent. In that stretch, their opponents shut them out three times, including once in back-to-back games.

Lehigh Valley got its first shutout of the season on Jan. 11 with Alex Lyon in goal and the next night, Jean-Francois Berube shutout Charlotte to give them back-to-back shutout wins. A week later, Berube added another shutout against Rochester and he collected his third shutout of the season...

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in Sports


Bethlehem Inter-Church Dart Baseball league

Standings Week 2-4

*Holy Trinity 8 4 .667

Fritz Wesleyan 8 4 .667

East Hills 7 5 .583

Christ UCC 5 4 .556

Holy Cross 5 4 .556

First UCC 5 4 .556

Schoenersville 5 4 .556

College Hill 6 6 .500

St. Peters 6 6 .500

Trinity UCC 4 5 .444

Christ Lutheran 4 5 .444

WS/Edgeboro 3 9 .250

Bethany UCC 3 9 .250


Holy Trinity at...

Outdoors: Anglers no longer need to display license

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

During their recent business meeting, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission approved the removal of their long-standing and traditional regulation that requires anglers display their fishing license on an outer garment while fishing.

The new ruling replaces that regulation and now follows a general possession requirement, which would require anglers to only have the license on them while fishing and present the license to a PFBC law enforcement officer upon request.

The PF...

Wrestlers eye deep runs in postseason

Friday, January 31, 2020 by SCOTT PAGEL AND PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Catasauqua wrestlers are hoping they can use last week’s Coal Cracker Tournament as a springboard to what they hope will be long runs in the upcoming wrestling playoffs - which includes the team districts duals this weekend, and then eventually individual districts, regionals and states.

The Roughs had four wrestlers place last weekend: Austin Brett (3rd, 120), Jaryn Hartranft (4th, 106), Jacob Nye (7th, 106) and Gavin Fehr (7th, 120).

All four wrestlers agreed that last...

Roughs do well at Coal Cracker

Friday, January 31, 2020 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over the last few years, Catasauqua’s wrestling team has used the annual Coal Cracker Tournament in Lehighton as a measuring stick for the upcoming postseason.

This season wasn’t an exception.

The Rough Riders placed 21st out of the 42-team field that annually attracts some of the top programs in the state and beyond.

It was a good tuneup for their District 11 Class 2A dual meet against Jim Thorpe Thursday night.

“This tournament happened at the perfect time for...

Boys look for D-11 berth

Friday, January 31, 2020 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

And then there were two.

Beginning Thursday night at Notre Dame of Green Pond, the Rough Riders had to win their two remaining regular-season games in order to secure a postseason spot in the District 11 Class 3A tournament.

After a 54-52 victory at Northern Lehigh Tuesday night, the Roughies had an overall 8-12 mark and a 7-8 Colonial League mark. They host Northwestern in their home and season finale Tuesday.

Still, Catty could also grab one of the likely four or six...