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Outdoors: avoid disturbing newborn wildlife

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

At this time of year, wildlife is blooming with newborns - be it songbirds, geese, ducks, foxes and deer fawns. The Pennsylvania Game Commission asks that people avoid disturbing or picking them up, especially deer fawns.

Most deer fawns are born in late May and the first and second weeks of June, according to the PGC. During this time, it’s best to keep your distance because the fawn’s mother is almost always nearby. When people see a small fawn alone, they often mistakenly assume it...

Winning vs. development

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The IronPigs limped out of town a week ago having had the last game on their six-game homestand rained out, which may have been a good thing since they lost the first five games, coming on the heels of a loss in Buffalo to end their last road trip.

They went down to Durham and lost two more before a win over the Bulls and then won the middle game of a three-game series in Charlotte over the weekend. If you’re doing the math, that’s 10 losses in their last 12 games.

You can...

SteelStacks soccer clinic June 16

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Girls and boys ages 5-12 are invited to enjoy a fun-filled morning honing their soccer skills and learning new ones during the free Youth Soccer Clinic presented by Women’s Premier Soccer League team Lehigh Valley Tempest June 16 at SteelStacks. The event, which is part of the FIFA World Cup ™ SoccerFest & Viewing Party, will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. and is open to all skill levels. Anyone interested in attending should sign up in advance at

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CHS track team sets number of school, personal records

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

On the surface, Catasauqua’s results at the recent Colonial League meet may not catch a lot of attention.

But to the Roughies’ staff, the results were impressive. They could lead to some notable finishes at the District 11 meet this week.

“We had so many kids who got their PRs (personal records), and they also set some school records,” said head coach Kyle Rusnock. “It really went pretty well for us.

“They have just kept building on their times and distances over the...

Reinhart looking forward to senior year

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

As a junior, Adam Reinhart’s high school career came full circle.

He became an integral part of the football team as a receiver and lineman, and continued his success with the wrestling team where he just missed a district bid.

Recently, Reinhart finished his baseball season, where again he was a major contributor as a third baseman and pitcher.

Now, he is ready to take the next step as a senior.

Until then, however, Reinhart can relish the accomplishment and...

Colonial League Track and Field Results

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by The Press in Sports




At Whitehall High School Sporting Complex

LEGEND: Bangor (Bang), Catasauqua (Cat), Northern Lehigh (NL), Northwestern (NW), Notre Dame of Green Pond (NDGP), Palisades (Pali), Palmerton (Palm), Pen Argyl (PA), Salisbury (Sal), Saucon Valley (SV), Southern Lehigh (SL), Wilson (Wil).


100 - 1. Aaron Stasko (Palm) 11.40, 2. Delano McKenzie (Sal) 11.42, 3. Tyrek Scipio (Bang) 11.48, 4. Damon Simpson (Wil)...

Rain alters softball playoffs

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Rain is once again altering league playoff schedules in the area. This time, Colonial League and EPC softball playoff games have been pushed back from Tuesday to Wednesday.

In the Colonial League, Notre Dame will take on Bangor at Pates Park at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, followed by the Northwestern-Palmerton game at 7 p.m. League finals are still scheduled for Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at Pates Park.

In the EPC, Parkland will take on Freedom at Nazareth on Wednesday, May 15, at 5...

Rain forcing changes to district, league events

Monday, May 13, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Heavy rains are forcing the East Penn Conference and Colonial League to alter their league playoffs, and there was also a change to the District 11 track and field meet scheduled for this week.


The District 11 track and field meet scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday of this week has been pushed back a day. The meet will now take place Wednesday and Thursday, May 15 and 16, at Whitehall High School. Event schedules will remain the same with Tuesday’s events moving to...

Track aims to stand out at leagues and districts

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua head track coach Kyle Rusnock watched his boys’ and girls’ teams grew individually and also as unit during the regular season.

Now, Rusnock is optimistic both teams and ready for the next step.

The Roughie units competed in the Colonial League championships Tuesdays and Wednesday, and then hope to have some of them advance to the district meet the following week. Rusnock has been impressed with the steadying force of the senior leadership coupled with the budding...

Torres helped to lead Catty

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

In second grade, Andrew Torres knew he was going to be a pitcher.

“That’s when I started playing (baseball),” said the Catasauqua junior. “My coach then thought I had potential as a pitcher. I was going to pitch in the first game I played.

“But I loved it. I loved the pressure and I loved the tension. I figured I was going to be a pitcher.’

Nine years later, Torres is still working on the same craft. This time around, he has become the starting workhorse of the Roughies...