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Outdoors: Tips for fishing from the shore

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

When reading most fishing articles, whether they’re written by fishing pros or outdoor writers, a good percentage of them relate fishing tips and techniques when fishing from a boat. But what about us boatless anglers?

Dr. Jason Halfen, of The Technological Angler, a company dedicated to teaching anglers to leverage modern technology to find and catch fish, has refreshingly good tips and techniques for those who fish from shore. After all, he claims, nearly everyone who gets their...

Three weeks left for CHS to clinch D-11 playoff berth

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For the Catasauqua baseball team, their last three weeks will be a test of character. Or better yet, it will be gut-check time.

Starting Wednesday, the Roughies will embark on a three-week journey, one that will test their mettle and resolve as they begin their search for a return to the district playoffs and also a possible spot in the Colonial League playoffs.

Catty will begin the week with an overall 6-4 mark, needing four wins over their next 10 games to grab their coveted...

Track - Catty girls suffer close loss

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Catasauqua girls track team lost a tough, close match with Palmerton last week, falling 74-72.

Tyra Brown was a double winner, taking the 100 in 13.36 and the 200 in 27.21. Brown is among the tops in the league in both events (See page A8).

In the 400 Trinity Kern took home first place with a time of 1:06.75.

Palmerton dominated the long distance events and the hurdles taking firsts in all five of those events and two of the three relays. The 400 relay team continues...

Pluchinsky, Roughs remained determined despite tough year

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Dani Pluchinsky knew the softball program likely would take a different direction this season, but she didn’t expect the current stage to surface.

The Roughies began the season with all-state performer Hannah Edwards and other former seasoned seniors that produced a 19-win last year, and kept them among the elite in softball circles.

Still, Alexia Reichl and fellow senior Shannon Gallagher returned to anchor the pitching staff and provide some big bats in the lineup. That was...

Colonial League Track and Field Top Performances

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League’s top performer list has some new names among the top of many events. With just two weeks left in the regular season, here’s a look at the top-five perormances in each event as athletes begin to jockey for seeding position as the league championship meet approaches on May 9 and 10.

The list also features some Catasauqua track members.

Jacob Wittman continues to lead the way in the pole vault with a 12-6 for the boys.

For the girls, Tyra Brown breaks...

Roughies Joey Kober knows what he can do

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Editor’s note: In last week’s edition of the Catasauqua Press, an incorrect photo was used to go with the feature on Joey Kober. This is a reprinted version of the story with a correct photo. The Press apologizes for the error.

Joey Kober knew it was time for an attitude adjustment.

It was his sophomore season and Kober realized that life was bigger than he thought.

“Things are a lot better than last year,” said Kober, a junior. “I am a lot more determined. I started on...

Article By: The Press

Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League’s top performer list has some new names among the top of many events. With just two weeks left in the regular season, here’s a look at the top five perormances in each event as athletes begin to jockey for seeding position as the May 9-10 league championship meet approaches.

BOYS

100: 1. Jonathan Marfisi (PA) 10.5, 2. Michael Creighton (Palis), Jared Colletti (Palis) 10.8, 4. tie Eli Hoyt (B), Marcus Glueck (SL), Eli Hoyt (B), Job Goodman (W) 11.1;

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Colonial League Track and Field Top Peformers

Thursday, April 13, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League recently released it’s third installment of this year’s top track and field performers. The following are the top five athletes in each event along with their best times/heights/distances through three weeks of competition.

BOYS

100: 1. Michael Creighton (Palis) 10.8, 2. Jared Colletti (Palis) 10.8, 3. tie Marcus Glueck (SL), Eli Hoyt (B), Job Goodman (W) 11.2;

200: 1. Michael Creighton (Palis) 22.1, 2. Jared Colletti (Palis) 22.5, 3. Jonathan Marfisi...

Hannah Edwards adapting to Pitt

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Transition.

It’s the word Hannah Edwards often uses to describe her first-year as a member of the University of Pittsburgh softball team. The former Catasauqua standout and three-time All-State choice, who graduated last season as arguably the most talented Roughie ever in the program and one of the more prolific to play in the Lehigh Valley, has been gradually adapting to her new world of college softball.

Based on the early results, Edwards isn’t encountering too many...

Colonial League Track and Filed Top Performances

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League recently distributed its list of top track and field performers for the 2016-17 season. The following is the top five in each event.

Two members of the Catty track team find themselves on the list after just one meet.

Thanijhae Teasley is tied for fifth in the boys high jump with a height of 6-2.

Greg Lauray of Notre Dame Green Pond is on top with a 6-8.

On the girls side, Hanasia Jenkins is fourth in the 100 with a time of 12.8. She’s .4 off...