Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Top-10: Pates on top

Friday, October 19, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

After last week’s Miracle in Macungie what does week nine have in store for local football fans?

Not sure anything can top Freedom’s 32-31, overtime win over Emmaus, but this week offers the Hornets another shot at a big game when they travel to Bethlehem Catholic.

Nazareth is quietly moving its way up the poll, while Notre Dame might be the new top dog in the Colonial League.

1. Freedom (8-0)

Last week’s rank: #1

This just seems like a magical year for the...

Article By: The Press

Friday, October 19, 2018 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Trap League


Star of Beth. 16 2 .889

St. Paul’s 8 4 .667

Bath Luth 8 7 .533

Christ UCC 8 7 .533

Farmersville 7 8 .467

St. Stephen’s 8 10 .444

Ebenezer 8 10 .444

Salem UCC 6 9 .400

Emmanuel 6 9 .400

Dryland 7 11 .389

Light of Christ 5 10 .333

Salem UCC (2-1)

at St. Stephen’s (2-0, 1-0)

SS — Gary Buczynski 4-10 HR, Dave Blaukovitch 4-10.


Outdoors: Hunting seasons begin to open

Friday, October 19, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

By the time you read this, several hunting seasons, including small game and big game, have opened statewide.

As for big game, it’s muzzleloader bear season in WMUs 2B. 5B. 5C and 5D that runs Oct. 13-20. The small game list includes rabbit, grouse and squirrels with split seasons that run Oct. 13-Nov. 24; Dec. 10-24; and Dec. 26-Feb. 28. The exception is grouse that whose seasons are Oct. 13-Nov. 24 and Dec. 10-24.

This weekend, pheasant season opens and it has a split season...

Phantoms fans could see ups and downs

Friday, October 19, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Get ready for what could be a roller coaster ride with the Phantoms this season.

The team is very young and with that youth often comes inconsistency. Look at the first two games and you’ll see the start of the ride.

The season opened with an impressive 6-3 win over Bridgeport and in game two of the season, the Phantoms looked flat and uninspired when they fell to Springfield 7-0 on the ice at the PPL Center. In the opener, the Phantoms were aggressive and made some things...

Cross country team ready for postseason

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Editor’s note: We’ll have results of the Colonial League meet in next week’s edition.

For the Catasauqua cross country team, it has been a momentous year.

They also can continue to build on it.

During the regular season, the girls’ team won nine meets and the boys’ squad captured five meets.

Head coach Kyle Rusnock believed the Roughies’ success was a record one. From the start, Catty has been on a steady incline. The Roughies will have 37 runners in the...

Colonial names field hockey all-stars

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Colonial League released its all-star field hockey team for the 2018 season on Tuesday.

Catty’s Alexis Hertzog was the lone representative on the squad as a defender.

The rest of the team is as follows:


Sayler Burke - Palmerton; Sydney Derr - Northwestern; Kaylee Holland - Bangor; Cassie Romanczuk - Moravian Academy; Camryn Zavacky - Saucon Valley; Mackenzie Reese - Southern Lehigh; Carly Amerman - Bangor; Darby DeCastro - Moravian Academy; Mikayla...

Catty will try to turn it around vs. the Spartans

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

In their recent game against Notre Dame, Catasauqua was trailing 14-0 in the first quarter and was pleased with its progress.

However, a fumble late in the quarter proved costly as Notre Dame added 14 points in the final 30 seconds.

The end result was a 28-0 deficit at the half, and a 49-0 defeat in the end. The loss was their third straight for the Roughies (1-7) since they defeated Wilson, a stretch in which they have been outscored, 143-21. “We were moving the ball down the...

Article By: Mike Haines

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

LVHN Named Exclusive Sports Medicine Provider for Colonial League Championships

The 5-year partnership with The Colonial League is effective immediately and runs until 2023

Lehigh Valley, PA – The Colonial League for Interscholastic Sports, Inc., a Lehigh Valley

organization that facilitates and administers athletic competition among their 13 member schools,

has named Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) its exclusive sports medicine provider of the


Patriots win in OT; Tiger knock off Saucon Valley

Sunday, October 14, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The eighth week of the 2018 high school football season saw two unbeaten teams fall as Freedom downed Emmaus and Northwestern took out Saucon Valley.

Here are recaps of some teams from around the area. See this week’s editions of the Lehigh Valley Press for more about your local teams.


The Patriots scored a pair of late touchdowns to tie the game before winning with a two-point conversion in overtime to improve to 8-0 while handing Emmaus (7-1) its first...

Colonial League announces championship week matchups

Monday, October 15, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Colonial League playoff brackets for championship week have been announced for boys and girls soccer, field hockey and volleyball.

Boys soccer action gets underway Monday at Salisbury with Moravian Academy (3) vs. Saucon Valley (2) at 5 p.m. followed by Southern Lehigh (4) at Northwestern (1) at 7 p.m.

The championship is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. at a site to be determined.

In girls soccer, games begin on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Salisbury with Palisades (...