Catasauqua first –year head field hockey coach Emily Marley didn’t base her season on wins and losses.
Instead, it was adjusting to a new system in place as well as a process. The Roughies recently ended their season with an 0-18 mark.
Their campaign was marred by a series of mishaps.
“It was not exactly how I wanted it to go,” said Marley about the season. “This definitely was a rebuilding year. We had a lot of freshmen and sophomores out there.
“We had a ton of...
Since his youth, Zack Bradley always has been infatuated with coaching.
It stemmed from his father Steve’s long career as well as former Liberty head football coach and longtime family friend Tim Moncman.
“Since I was little, I used to watch the Liberty team practice and their games,” said Bradley, the former Roughies quarterback who is the school’s all-time passing yards and touchdown leader. “I always wanted to coach and looked up to a coach Moncman.
“He and my father...
The Lehigh Valley Phantoms spent this past weekend in Canada, and boy, did they have fun.
The Phantoms swept their three-game road trip through Canada with an overtime win in Laval and two regulation wins in Belleville and Toronto. Nicolas Aube-Kubel had an especially good time on the trip, picking up two, game-winning goals.
Chris Conner came up big in a 4-2 win in Belleville on Saturday night. With 13.5 seconds left in regulation and the score tied 2-2, Conner had a breakaway...
The snows are back. No, not the slippery white stuff, but snow geese. And they substantially outnumber local Canada geese.
Local farmers detest snow geese because they can devour an entire winter wheat field, one of their favorite delicacies followed by corn.
Last week while driving on Mauch Chunk Road in South Whitehall Township, I couldn’t help but see several huge flocks of snows circling the cut crop fields owned by Jeras Corporation (Trojan Powder Co.) in Meyersville. But...
Suburban Dart League
Star of Beth 28 8 ,778
St. Paul’s 20 13 .606
Christ UCC 21 15 .583
Bath Luth 19 14 .576
Emmanuel 18 18 .500
Ebenezer 16 20 .444
St. Stephen’s 16 20 .444
Dryland 15 21 .417
Light of Christ 15 21 .417
Salem UCC 12 21 .364
Farmersville 12 21 .364
Dryland (12-8 11in, 6-3) at
Light of Christ (5-3)
D - Butch Silfies 9-13, Earl Sigley 7-14, Larry...
With his first season under his belt, Mike McClarin realizes there is still plenty of football education ahead in all phases.
“We are still learning as players and as coaches,” said McClarin. “We are learning how to play better and how to coach better. It is really a process.
“We all became better as the season went on. We all made sacrifices and it will help us in the end.”
The Roughies ended their season with a 49-14 loss to Northampton on Alumni Field Thanksgiving...
The 96th meeting between the Catasauqua Rough Riders and Northampton Konkrete Kids kicked off on a Thanksgiving Day featuring brilliant sunshine and frigid temperatures.
The Rough Riders entered the game following a 1-9 regular season, while Northampton sported a 7-4 record and their first district playoff appearance since 2003.
Roughs head coach Mike McClarin set the tone early by wearing shorts on a day where the temperature would not climb out of the 20s, and by calling for...
For seniors Brad Panto, Wilquon Clemons, and Devon Troxell, the recent annual Thanksgiving Day clash with Northampton marked an end to their memorable careers as well as a cavalcade of memories in the Brown and White.
Panto was among the team’s leading tacklers on defense from his middle linebacker spot and also the leader on the offensive front. It likely marked the end of his football playing days, but the lessons and experiences that will linger.
The Roughies’ overall record...
Suburban Dart League
Star of Beth 26 7 .788
St. Paul’s 19 11 .633
Bath Lutheran 19 14 .576
Christ UCC 18 15 .545
Emmanuel 17 16 .515
Ebenezer 16 17 .485
St. Stephen’s 14 19 .424
Light of Christ 14 19 .424
Dryland 13 20 .394
Farmersville 11 19 .367
Salem UCC 10 20 .333
Farmersville (6-2) at
St. Paul’s (4-2, 4-1)
SP - Dave Clark 5-12, Abby Kern 4-10,...
There’s a close connection between goalie Alex Lyon and Phantoms coach Scott Gordon. The two can relate well to each other because they have gone through much of the same trials as hockey players. Both went undrafted as goalies, Gordon out of Boston University in the 1980s and Lyon out of Yale. Both also experienced some lean times in the minors.
For Gordon, his minor league days included time in the ECHL after being demoted from the Quebec Nordiques AHL team. In fact, Gordon even...