Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 22, 2018

Roughies fall to No. Lehigh

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Catasauqua Rough Riders fell to Northern Lehigh 48-0 in the home opener at Almuni Field on a rare Thursday night game.

The matchup between Colonial League West Division foes dropped the Roughies record to 0-2 on the season and 0-1 in the division.

The Catty faithful had an early reason to cheer when first-year head coach Mike McClarin went deep into his playbook on the third play of game, calling for an option pass from senior RB Wilquon Clemens. Junior WR Adam Reinhart got...

Catty boys fall to PA

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by NICHOLAS SEAGREAVES in Sports

Colonial League soccer is just beginning and every team hopes to start this new season strong.

Tuesday saw Catasauqua host Pen Argyl at Thomas Field. This match didn’t quite live up to the expectation and ended up being a lopsided affair.

Penn Argyl came to play on this blazing-hot afternoon game. The Green Knights came flying out of the blocks to score within the first minute.

Catasauqua answered back quickly though. Devon Troxell equalized for the Rough Riders, but...

Pete’s Top-10: Trojans move to top spot

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

It didn’t take long for a shakeup in the poll, as Parkland jumps to the top after only two weeks.

Freedom proved it is for real this season, while Emmaus needed a miracle play to survive against Nazareth.

A new Colonial team enters the fold, while this team pits together excellent matchups for a bevy of competitive games this early in the season.

1. Parkland (2-0)

Last week’s rank: #3

Looks like Parkland is our version of Alabama.

The Pick: Parkland...

Ruby Throated hummingbirds begin their journey south

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you’re an avid bird watcher, you may be seeing an influx of Ruby Throated hummingbirds at your feeders, provided you have an appropriate feeder or flowers for them to feed from.

This influx is because these tiny, colorful and quick birds have begun their fall migration back to southern Mexico and northern Panama.

As they migrate southward, they refuel their bodies in the early morning as they travel by midday and forage again in the late afternoon in an effort to maintain...

Pen Argyl next for Roughs

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Since they began workouts in late spring, Catasauqua head football coach Mike McClarin admittedly has seen improvement in his team.

Now, the Roughies have to translate that effort into wins.

With their 48-0 defeat to Northern Lehigh Aug. 29, the Roughies fell to 0-2 on the season and they have been outscored, 90-12.

“We’re playing hard,” said McClarin. “We were so close to two scores in the first half (against Northern Lehigh) that could have made it 14-14.

“We...

Hornets pull out late win

Saturday, September 1, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The second Friday night of the high school football season saw Emmaus pull out a big win, Northampton get its first East Penn Conference North Division victory and a rare Thursday night game in the Colonial League.

Easton-Whitehall

The Red Rovers pulled away late for a 55-21 win over Whitehall.

Easton had a six-point lead at halftime and extended it with five second-half touchdowns.

Harold Reynolds ran for 186 and three touchdowns on 19 carries, while quarterback...

CHS student-athletes to continue their careers

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The Catasauqua High School Athletic Department recognized the following college-bound student-athletes at a ceremony in the Catasauqua Area School District Administration Office.

Kenzie Bradley, daughter of Steve and Lorry Bradley, will attend Bucknell University for track and field. She will major in mathematical economics.

Andrew Brett, son of Travis and Tonia Brett, will attend Moravian College to play football. He will major in history.

Isaiah Graves, son of Michael...

Bangor beats Roughs in opener

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

These days, patience is the buzz word around the Catasauqua football program.

With new systems on both sides of the ball, the Roughies will take time to jell as a unit and take some lumps along the way.

The first trace of evidence was a 42-12 defeat at Bangor Aug. 24 to open the season. The Roughies had trouble getting in-sync most of the evening, and they found themselves down 35-6 at halftime.

Overall, Catty had 173 total yards, but they gave up 334.

“We have to...

Catty eyes Thurs. victory

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Before the season, Catasauqua appeared to have two very competitive games on their early schedule against Bangor and Northern Lehigh, both of whom were coming off losing seasons like the Roughies.

Bangor gained some late-season momentum last year with three-straight wins to end the season, and the Slaters rode that wave to a 42-12 victory over the Roughies.

Northern Lehigh, though, loomed as likely target, as the Bulldogs began their season last week at Wilson with a 12-game...

Outdoors: Small game season starts Sept. 1

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The first part of the small game season traditionally gets underway on the first day of September, and this is when dove and geese become legal game. This year, Sept 1 falls on Saturday, which is great for hunters as it’s a weekend.

These fast-flyers are challenging birds to hunt and down as they offer every conceivable wing shot. In flight there are incomers, outgoers, quartering left, quartering right, in front, crossing behind and directly overhead. No other game bird offers these...