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Track splits with Salisbury

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Catty split with Salisbury in a Colonial League tri-meet from last week.

The Roughs lost to 85-57 in the boys meet but the girls pulled out an 87-63 win.

Trinity Kern and Kenzie Bradley pulled out wins for the girls. Kern took first in the 300 hurdles with a time of 53.1, while Bradley was tops in the long jump with a distance of 17-6.5.

The Catty 400 relay team also took first with a time of 52.6. It was made up of Amy Huber, Madison Hicks, Bradley and Tyra Brown.

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Lehigh Valley represented at this year’s NFL Draft

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Whitehall’s Saquon Barkley stole the show with the NFL Draft taking place last week, but he wasn’t the only local football player to hear his name called by NFL teams during the draft’s three-day event.

Barkley, the former Whitehall and Penn State running back, who was taken second overall by the New York Giants last Thursday, became the highest selection from the Lehigh Valley since Chuck Bednarik was taken first overall in the 1949 NFL Draft.

The former Zephyr led the charge...

Phantoms, Checkers looks to be a very even series

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The series win over Providence in the semifinals of the Atlantic Division playoffs was the first for the Phantoms franchise since their days of playing on the same ice that the Philadelphia Flyers played on at the Spectrum in Philadelphia.

It came in the same year where their next-door neighbors, the Philadelphia Phillies, last won the World Series - 2008.

Since that series, the team relocated to Adirondack and finally wound up in Allentown. Now, they look to reach another...

Area celebrates Barkley to Giants

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

Saquon Barkley will be trading in his Nittany Lion navy blue for a slightly lighter shade after the New York Giants selected the Coplay running back with the second pick in the NFL Draft.

Watch parties were set up across the area on Thursday, April 26, to see where the former Whitehall Zephyr would land. Fans would not have to wait long to hear Barkley’s name called.

In an interview with Giants.com, New York general manager Dave Gettleman said, “Once Cleveland took Baker (...

EPC standings

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in Sports

BASEBALL

Skyline Division

Team Conf Over

Parkland 9-1 10-1

Emmaus 8-2 11-2

Central 6-4 8-5

Nazareth 5-4 5-8

Whitehall 3-5 5-6

Northampton 3-7 6-8

Steel

Easton 10-1 10-1

Freedom 7-3 9-5

Liberty 6-3 9-3

Becahi 4-6 6-6

Dieruff 2-8 2-11

Allen 1-9 2-10

Mountain

Stroudsburg 7-2 8-5

Pleasant Vy. 5-4 7-5

PM East 4-3 6-4

ES South 2-7 3-10

PM West 1-7 2-9...

For Quinn ‘it’s just going to be a matter of time’

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by MIKE FEIFEL in Sports

His small stature should not evoke fear from opposing pitcher, but Roman Quinn has put the pitchers in the International League on notice.

The Phillies #15 prospect owns the base paths as a leadoff hitter who appears to do it all.

This past Friday night, the IronPigs had just returned home from a 2-4 road trip and were facing their division rival in Scranton Wilkes-Barre. They had just taken a 1-0 lead when leadoff speedster extraordinaire approached the plate with the bases...

Outdoors: antlerless deer licenses to increase

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

At their recent meeting, the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners gave final approval to the 2018-19 hunting/trapping seasons, and a lot more.

The first bit of news is that the agency increased the antlerless deer allocation from 804,000 licenses last season, to 838,000 for the upcoming seasons.

Locally, Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) 5C remained the same at 70,000. Other local WMUs include: 5B, 58,000 (57,000); 5D, 28,000 (30,000).

The board also voted to issue 125...

Bilder helps to lead CHS

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Zach Bilder soon won’t forget a game last season in which he fired a two-hitter with five strikeouts in a 2-1 victory over Northwestern in early May.

It helped the Roughies clinch a playoff spot. The game also was one of several strong starts that led Bilder to an overall 5-0 record with a stingy 0.75 ERA with 47 strikeouts during the regular season. Bilder also led the team with 17 RBIs and a team-high .361 average.

The senior arguably began the season as the team’s ace of a...

Baseball looking to turn it around

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For Catasauqua’s baseball team, it has been about momentum.

With a young, basically inexperienced team, a bit of momentum easily can shift the tide of the season. And for the Roughies, it temporarily did.

Catty had an impressive three-game winning streak in which they outscored their opponents, 29-8, and it lifted them back into the Colonial League and district race with an overall 4-5 record and 4-4 league mark.

Unfortunately, the Roughies couldn’t sustain it.

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Bradley busy in her senior track season

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

These days, Kenzie Bradley is a busy athlete.

Bradley, a senior, is making the most of the track season as she is involved in nearly every event. But, it is for a few good reasons.

Over the past few years, the multitalented Bradley has excelled at a number of events, being a primary scorer for the Roughies. Also, she will be a participant for the Bucknell University track program next spring.

So far, though, Bradley is enjoying the ride.

“Things are going pretty...