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Pigs start off the 2019 season strong

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs roster is a mix of familiar and not-so-familiar faces.

Popular players like Dylan Cozens, Mitch Walding and Cole Irvin are back with the Pigs. Young prospects JoJo Romero, Deivy Grullon and Jan Hernandez are at the Triple-A level for the first time in their careers. Local hero Matt McBride returns for a second season after playing high school ball for Liberty High School and college ball as a Lehigh Mountain Hawk.

The success of the team seems to be...

Outdoors: An update on local fishing action

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Trout fishing is tops on the local fishing menu, but following a close second and third are shad and stripers.

Chris’ Bait & Tackle in Mertztown reports good trout action in all area streams thanks to recent stockings. At Ontelaunee Reservoir in upper Berks County, the crappie action died down and the overall bite is slow. At Blue Marsh Lake, anglers are doing really good on catch-and-release bass using large shiners. Crappie guys are also doing well there and picking up quite a...

Colonial League releases list of top performances

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League’s third installment of top track and field performers was released last week. Here’s a look at the top-five athletes in each event.

The Catty girls relay has the fifth-best time of 10:45.1 in the 3200 relay event. The team is made up of Lucy Brubaker, Katherine Verenna, Sabrina Kemmerer, Breonna Brinkley.


4x100 relay: 1. Southern Lehigh (Imani Hollie, Amelia Cassaday, Madison Trout, Sierra Williams) 50.30, 2. Palisades 52.0, 3. Bangor 52.9, 4....

Rivalry series honor local teams

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs will be celebrating local school districts and communities in the all-new St. Luke’s Rivalry Series.

Multiple schools will be celebrating their pride with classmates, alumni and friends throughout the opening month at Coca-Cola Park.

These communities will be able to show off their school pride as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs play each of their scheduled games.

Tickets start at $8 and the first 250 purchasers from each school will receive a T-...

IronPigs announce packages for 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs have announced more exciting promotional packages for the upcoming 2019 season. Princess Tea Party, Fortnite, Star Wars Jedi Training and Harry Potter Quidditch Training packages will each be available for $35. Fans can purchase packages by going online to

Fortnite Day

On Saturday, May 11 at 6:35 p.m., the IronPigs will host Star Wars Night that features Star Wars Fireworks! The Jedi package will include a field level...

Catty falls to SHS in track and field

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Salisbury earned a sweep over Catasauqua as the Falcon girls team won 83-66 and the Salisbury boys beat the Rough Riders 105-44.

Despite the loss, Catty piled up wins in the running events, including Olivia Emery winning the 100 and 300 hurdles events.

Breonna Brinkley took the 400, Lucy Brubaker won the 800, Sydney Gebhardt took the 1600 and Madison Hicks won the 3200.

Shaziya Roberts won the javelin event for the Roughs while the 1600 and 3200 relay teams also won....

Kaintz finds a home with track team

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Two years ago, Dante Kaintz found his sport.

The Catasauqua senior played baseball and basketball in elementary and middle school, and he didn’t play any sports his freshman year.

In his sophomore year, Kaintz discovered track and it was an instant attraction. He also got a push from a former jumping standout.

“I loved it in an instant,” said Kaintz. “Ricky Houser helped me get into it. He talked to me about jumping and thought I would be good at it. Track has become a...

Schneck helps to guide Roughies

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Jason Schneck already has seen the scene.

He was one of four seniors on the Roughies’ basketball team this past winter and helped a young team find itself along the way.

A few months later, Schneck, a team captain, has a feeling of déjà vu. Yet, he has been able to take a further leadership stance as a result of it.

“I see it as moving forward,” said Schneck, whose team has a 1-4 mark through Monday’s action. “We have all played together in the past.

“There is...

Outdoors: Deer harvest numbers are released

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Pennsylvania hunters posted their highest overall deer harvest in 14 years when they took 374,690 deer during the state’s 2018-19 hunting seasons. But the buck harvest dropped.

The 2018-19 deer harvest topped the previous year’s harvest of 367,159 by about 10-percent. The last time the total deer harvest exceeded this season’s total was in 2004-05.

After four years of successive annual increases in buck harvests, hunters posted a buck harvest of 147,750, which placed fourth...


Thursday, April 11, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With just three games left in the regular season and long odds on reaching the playoffs, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms don’t appear to have given up just yet. After a slow, ugly start against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday, the Phantoms kicked it up a few notches and wound up with a 10-6 win, their second in as many days against the Penguins. The 10 goals were also a franchise record for the squad.

Some poor judgement on the part of the Phantoms led to the Pens getting two goals in the...