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Thursday, February 21, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Imagine how frustrating this scenario would be to live through.

You’re a highly-regarded prospect in your sport and as you move closer to reaching a point where you’re truly getting an opportunity to show what you can do at the highest levels of that sport, you can’t stay healthy. It seems like every time you rehab from one injury, another one hits.

That’s what Sam Morin has experienced for over a year now. The Flyers drafted him in the first round of the 2013 NHL Draft, with...

Lacey keeps up family’s tradition

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Since she was very young, Julia Lacey knew she was destined to play basketball. Basketball is a common thread in the Lacey family.

Her father, Jim, played at the University of Tulsa, and he three older sisters were standouts in the Roughies’ program.

So, it was easy for the youngest sister of the family to follow in their footsteps, and she was among five seniors that were honored during the Roughies’ Senior Night ceremonyheld recently. Lacey scored 10 points in the victory...

Weather alters Colonial, EPC hoop schedules

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Colonial League and East Penn Conference playoff schedules for basketball were pushed back due to weather and school closings this week.

Tonight’s games (Thursday, Feb. 14) are as follows for the Colonial League:

Catasauqua High School

5:45 p.m.- Girls #1 Notre Dame-Green Pond vs. #4 Bangor

7:30 p.m. - Boys #1 Moravian Academy vs. #4 Bangor

Whitehall High School

6 p.m. - Girls #2 Southern Lehigh vs. #3 Northwestern Lehigh

7:45 p.m. - Boys...

Panto, Roughies getting ready for wrestling postseason tourneys

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Brad Panto is enjoying the moments.

The Catasauqua senior played a pivotal role on the football team this fall, and he also has held a similar position on the wrestling team.

Panto has been an instrumental part in the Roughies’ success this wrestling season, winning the Colonial League West and also participating in the league duals.

With individual districts beginning in a week, Panto plans to cherish the final run.

“It’s definitely been a fun ride in four years...

Girls had productive year despite final record

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

It can be easy to assume the progress of Catasauqua girls’ basketball team simply based on a 3-19 record.

Just don’t tell first-year head coach Mark Seremula.

“I thought it was a good year,” said Seremula. “The kids learned a lot, and they competed all season long. We got better and we were in more games this year.

“We stayed in games longer, but we hit droughts putting the ball in the basket.”

The Roughies will lose seniors Cassie Barna, Allanah George, Amy Huber...

Outdoors: Learning about squirrel nests

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you’re a bird watcher and maintain feeders at your residence, it’s likely your major complaint are feeder robbers.

Yes, those gray, furry, bushy-tailed thieves can, in jiffy, wipe out your feeders stocked with sunflower seeds, peanut hearts, corn or bird seed. But oftentimes squirrels can provide hilarious moments as they attempt to figure out how to rob so-called squirrel-proof feeders, and when they perform other antics. And sometimes they even lose their grip and fall.


Article By: The Press

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by The Press in Sports

vision soccer course

Vision Training Soccer announces its first of the year VT Level II Coaching Certification Course in Hellertown, on March 16 from 1-4 p.m.

The course will be offered at 2674 Easton Road, Hellertown, and will include a classroom presentation as well as a two-hour field session.

T.J. Kostecky, Men’s Soccer Coach at LIU Brooklyn, NCAA Division I, along with Len Bilous, former player and pro coach (MISL) will be teaching the course.


Flyers, Phantoms see more moves made this season

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

On Saturday, Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher pulled off his third trade since taking over for Ron Hextall earlier this season.

The trade sent Dale Weise and Christian Folin to the Montreal Canadiens for defenseman David Schlemko and forward Byron Froese.

Fletcher, had been trying to trade Weise – one of the bigger blunders made by Hextall, when he signed him to a four-year, $9.4-million free agent deal in July of 2016 – but until this past weekend, didn’t find any takers.


EPC, Colonial announces tourney matchups

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The East Penn Conference and Colonial League announced matchups for their respective league tournaments, which start Friday.

In the EPC, the Bethlehem Catholic boys get the top seed and will host eight-seed Easton at 7:30 p.m. Emmaus earns the second seed and will host Central at 6 p.m.

Freedom takes the fifth seed and will travel to Nazareth for a 7:30 p.m. game while Allen sneaked in on the final night of play to earn the sixth seed and a date at Pocono Mountain East for a 7...

Semifinals set in District 11 team wrestling

Friday, February 1, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The opening rounds of the District 11 team championships took place on Thursday without a lot of surprises.

In the 3A competition, the biggest “upset” was 5-seed Nazareth making it through to the semifinals. Along the way they beat 12-seed Whitehall 65-6 and then knocked off 4-seed Stroudsburg 57-12.

That sets up the Eagles third meeting with Liberty in just two weeks. The Hurricanes are the top seed after beating Nazareth in the EPC finals last week. Liberty handled Emmaus 64-...