Catasauqua Press

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Girls look to break their losing streak

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua head girls’ basketball coach Mark Seremula sees one of this team’s issues simply explained – put the ball in the basket.

With a 50-35 defeat to Pen Argyl Monday night, the Roughies (1-5) dropped their fourth consecutive game, all of them being Colonial League contests.

After losing to host Tamaqua in their tournament, Catty beat Lincoln Leadership, 44-25 in the consolation game.

Since then, they had lost league games to Bangor, Salisbury, and Palmerton.


CHS boys enthusiastic

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Last season, Isaiah Graves shot his way into the Roughies’ record books as one of their all-time leading scorers.

Jaylen Green was the perfect complement to Graves, and the duo paced the team to the district Class 3A semifinals and an overall 15-10 record.

This season, it won’t be as easy. For starters, Graves graduated and Green transferred to Allentown Central Catholic.

As a result, the Roughies are left with primarily an energetic group of seniors and sophomores who...

CHS girls to rely on seniors

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For a team coming off a 4-18 record, expectations may not be expected to be high.

But don’t tell that to Catasauqua head girls basketball coach Mark Seremula. The Roughies’ first-year coach has liked what he has seen from his team on the verge of the upcoming season.

“Things are going well,” said Seremula. “We are ahead of where I thought we would be at this stage. We still have a ways to go to where we want to be. We missed some practices due to the weather.

“We just...

Catty wrestlers take fourth at tournament

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua’s wrestling program was looking for a springboard for the upcoming dual meet season that began against Southern Lehigh Wednesday night.

They found one in their own tournament.

Catty finished fourth from a 10-team field in their annual Rough Rider Tournament last weekend. The Roughies accumulated 121 points behind champion Lake Lehman.

“The kids wrestled really tough,” said Roughies’ head coach Joe Russo. “We can now look forward to building off this success...

REPORT: Football leagues could merge

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by SAM MATTA in Sports

*Editor’s note: This story came from the Times News newspaper based in Lehighton, and is a sister paper to the Lehigh Valley Press family of papers.*

The winds of change are going to hit the area soon.

In a little over a week, fall will turn to winter. But there is a change on the local sports scene that could come blowing in too.

Local athletic directors certainly have a Christmas wish list to hang on the tree when it comes to football scheduling — and it appears that...

Outdoors: Bird count events will be taking place

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you’re an avid bird watcher, you may enjoy participating in this year’s, Dec. 14-Jan. 5 Christmas Bird Count. If so, register now.

The annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is conducted within an established 15-mile wide circle, and is organized by a count compiler. Count volunteers follow specified routes through a designated 15-mile diameter circle, counting every bird they see or hear throughout the day. It’s not just a species tally; all birds are counted all day, giving an...

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Thursday, December 13, 2018 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Star of Beth 28 11 .718

St. Paul’s 20 13 .606

Christ UCC 23 16 .590

Bath Luth 21 15 .583

Emmanuel 20 19 .513

Dryland 18 21 .462

Ebenezer 17 22 .436

St. Stephen’s 17 22 .436

Light of Christ 16 23 .410

Farmersville 14 22 .389

Salem UCC 13 23 .361

Salem UCC (4-1) at

Christ UCC (6-4, 6-0)

C - Dave Shaver 6-12, Garry Hunsicker 5-12, Eric Yocum 5-12...

Phantoms win 4-2

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In the grand scheme of things, Connor Bunnaman’s second goal of the season wasn’t one that will be extremely memorable. His goal put the Phantoms up 1-0 in a game that they would wind up losing 4-2 to the Cleveland Monsters. What “Bunny” did with his goal though was launch an avalanche of stuffed teddy bears and other assorted animals onto the ice as part of the Phantoms annual Teddy Bear Toss.

When the fur stopped flying, there were a Phantoms record 7,148 stuffed animals tossed by...

Catty girls start 1-1

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua’s girls’ basketball program achieved their first goal at the Tamaqua tournament last weekend.

They certainly did it with some grit and determination.

Gaining a split in their two games, the Roughies were confident as they began Colonial League play this week. Catty dropped its opening game to host and eventual tournament champion Tamaqua, 61-10, and then rebounded the next day with a 44-25 win over Lincoln Leadership.

“We were 1-1 and that’s at least where we...

Catty girls made the effort

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For the Catasauqua girls’ soccer team, it was about getting to the next level.

That didn’t necessary involve wins and losses, but it was about effort.

The sixth-seeded Roughies stunned third-seeded Tri-Valley, 3-2, in the opening round of districts, but they then suffered a hard-fought, 1-0 defeat to second-seeded Moravian Academy in the semifinals. It was Catty’s first win in district play since 2007 when they eventually advanced to the state finals.

“It was a tight...