Catasauqua Press

Friday, February 23, 2018

Whitehall’s Barkley declares for NFL Draft

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Junior running back Saquon Barkley (Coplay, Pa.) was unanimously selected to the NCAA Consensus All-America team, becoming the 42nd student-athlete in program history to earn the honor. Barkley is also the 14th player to be a unanimous selection.

“I would like to start off by saying thank you so much for all of the memories that you have helped create over the last three years, whether it be on the football field, in school or in the community,” Barkley said. “I am forever grateful to...

Phantoms split a home-and-home series

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Goaltender Alex Lyon earned the win in goal as he returned to the Lehigh Valley crease for the first time since Dec. 1 after spending most of the month with the Philadelphia Flyers. The key to Lyon’s success may have been the overall sharp play of the Phantoms defense, which held the AHL’s second-highest scoring offense to just 29 shots, 28 of which were turned away by Lyon in Lehigh Valley’s 3-1 win against the Charlotte Checkers.

Lyon is now 9-7-1 on the season, while Lehigh Valley...

CHS looks to tighten up D

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Through their first three games, the Catasauqua boys’ basketball team averaged 70.3 points per game.

It was a pleasant surprise for head coach Eric Snyder, who admittedly was worried before the season about supplemental scoring beyond Isaiah Graves and Jaylen Green.

Problem is, the Roughies gave up 78 points per game during the same span. It is a major reason they had a 1-2 record opening the season.

Catty began to rectify their problem when they registered a 58-41...

Catty falls to Bangor in wrestling

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Bangor defeated Catty in wrestling on Tuesday 45-21.

Catty got off to a good start as Derrick Rodriguez and Oscar Cordon picked up victories. Rodriguez was a 12-8 decision while Cordon pinned his opponent.

But the Slaters would dominate from the 145-285 bouts.

At 106, Catty’s Jacob Nye pinned Robert Curley to get the Roughs back on the board. At 113 there was a double forfeit followed by a Tyler Melendez forfeit win at 126 to end the bout.

132: Derrick Rodriguez (...

Catty girls get first Colonial victory

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

After opening the season with arguably the area’s toughest schedule, the Catasauqua girls basketball team found the win column against Saucon Valley on Monday, Dec. 18.

The Rough Riders defeated the Panthers 29-27 behind 12 points from senior guard Kenzie Bradley and a strong defensive effort.

Saucon Valley led 8-3 after the first quarter, 13-8 at halftime, and 20-15 after the third quarter, but Catty ended the game on a 14-7 run to pick up its second win of the season.


Phantoms Corban Knight on hot streak

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Corban Knight is in one of those streaks where everything he does looks almost effortless, but turns out to be good. Take for example, the play he made Sunday in Bridgeport when he was literally on his stomach behind the goal, but still was able to flip the puck to Danick Martel, who was stationed in front of the net for a go-ahead goal.

Not exactly the way the play was drawn-up, but Knight made it work. In his last four games, Knight has two goals and five assists. Since the calendar...

Graves reaches 1,000 points in loss to NW

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For Catasauqua standout Isaiah Graves, the 2017-2018 season should be one to remember. Unfortunately, it’s not starting off as well as he would have liked. His team has been able to mount just a .500 record, going 2-2 in the early going. Worse than that though, his Grandmother recently passed away and he’s had to chase the 1,000-point milestone with a heavy heart.

Last week, Graves put all of that aside for a fleeting moment when he reached the 1,000-point plateau early in the third...

Outdoors: Bird count runs through Jan. 5

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you’re a bird lover, you may know that Dec. 14 was the start of the 118th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count that runs until Jan. 5. The count is one of the longest-running citizen science projects in the country and world. It provides important data for scientists but it’s a great time for folks to participate and collect the number of birds and species in wintering locations in the country.

While doing these counts, birders may be privy to seeing snowy owls. A recent press...

Catty fall to Nazareth, beats Notre Dame GP

Friday, December 15, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For the Catasauqua boys’ basketball team, it will be a matter of time.

The Roughies opened their season with a lopsided 77-51 loss at Nazareth Dec. 8, but head coach Eric Snyder believes his team will need to sort through their ways to find their identity.

“They (Nazareth) hit too many standing 3’s,” said Snyder about his evaluation of the loss to Nazareth who made eight three-pointers. “It was a 30-26 game and then they hit a three. We scored the next four points to cut it to...

Girls beat Lincoln Leadership

Friday, December 15, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua began their season nearly to its desired perfection.

Still, it was a strong positive note.

The Roughies split a pair of games in the Tamaqua Lady Blue Raiders Tip-Off Tournament Dec. 8-9. They lost to host Tamaqua, 39-18, in the championship final.

But Catty began the tournament with an impressive 48-36, comeback victory over Lincoln Leadership.

“Overall, we were very pleased,” said head coach Ed Seidick of his team’s effort and performance. “Our goal...