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Rough Riders fall to Palisades in track meet

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Catty track and field team lost to Palisades this past weekend.

The girls lost 111-38 while the boys fell 119-20.

The Rough riders did have a couple of individual winners in the meet. Kenzie Bradley took the high jump for the girls clearing 5-2. She also took second in the long jump with a 16-2, which was behind Lydia Bottelier’s 17-9.75. Bottelier won three firsts on the day, including the 100 and 200 events. Tyra Brown was second in both the 100 and 200.

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LV Phantoms add some playoff help

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

On Sunday, the Philadelphia Flyers had a one-goal lead as they looked to fight their way back into their best-of-seven series with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

With the Flyers up 4-2, Pittsburgh scored five straight goals, including four by Jake Guentzel, and went on to eliminate the Flyers in six games with an 8-5 win.

As difficult as the Flyers elimination was for fans, Phantoms fans can find a bit of a silver lining in the loss. With no more games to play for Philadelphia,...

Biddle finally gets major opportunity

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Few draft picks seemed to be a more perfect fit than Jesse Biddle was for the Phillies in 2010. They needed pitching and he was a high-ceiling left-hander who fit exactly what they needed. To make it even better, he grew up as a fan of the Phillies while pitching at Germantown Academy. It was the perfect fit and the Phillies drafted him in the first round — 27th overall pick — of the 2010 Draft.

With that scenario though came pressure. Biddle’s every move was scrutinized and fans...

Outdoors: Lots of hunting and fishing chances

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Weather permitting, this weekend brings a smorgasbord of hunting and angling opportunities.

Spring gobbler hunting season opens April 28 in Pennsylvania and at the same time, shad have started their spawning run up the Delaware River. And right behind them, striped bass are entering the lower Delaware River and all along the New Jersey shore during their spring spawn run.

But that’s not all. Recently stocked trout streams have become fishable now that water levels have receded...

Colonial League Track and Field Top Performances

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League recently released its fourth installment of the league’s top track and field performers for the 2018 season.

Jacob Wittman remains the leader in the pole vault, clearing 14-0.

Tyra Brown is second in the 100 with a 12.7, that’s behind Palisades’ Lydia Bottelier who has a 12.1. Brown has a 27.2 time in the 200 which is good enough for fourth. Kenzie Bradley is fourth in the high jump and fifth in the long jump. Bradley’s best in the high jump is 5-1 and she...

Brown among top CL sprinters in CL

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

In her senior season, Tyra Brown couldn’t have asked for better timing.

Brown was undefeated in the 100 and 200 meter events through the Roughies first three meets of the season. She attributed her success to probably being in the best track shape of her high school career, a fitting time for her and her teammates.

“I believe I am in the best shape I have been,” said Brown. “I lifted a lot during the offseason and ran much more than I have. It was much more intense than it has...

Outdoors: Youth spring turkey season starts April 21

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

For properly licensed junior hunters, Saturday, April 21 marks the annual youth spring turkey hunt in Pennsylvania. It’s a special opportunity for youth to get a shot at a gobbler before the regular statewide season opens April 28.

And when junior and adult hunters go afield for the spring gobbler season that ends May 31, the prospects of connecting with a long-beard are good according to Mary Jo Casalena, PGC wild turkey biologist.

Said Casalena, “Turkey’s are coming through...

Dylan Cozens aiming to get back to form

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by MIKE FEIFEL in Sports

Dylan Cozens is feeling it again.

After an abysmal 2017 campaign, the right-fielder is looking confident at the plate and making contact. Monday night’s three-run blast in the sixth inning proved to be the clinching runs to seal another IronPig victory.

It may be early, but the confidence is a refreshing presence at the plate and reminiscent of his 2016 season in Reading.

Last season, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs were loaded with talent and there were eyes on the tandem...

Catty gets much-needed wins

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua’s baseball team got just what it needed – three timely wins.

Plagued by inexperience and injuries, the Roughies were sputtering and struggling with a 1-5 record, and they didn’t see any help in sight.

But they rallied for three impressive wins and raised their mark to 4-5 overall, and more importantly, 4-4 in league play.

Catty defeated Salisbury, 3-1, and followed it with a 15-5 victory over Moravian Academy and a 13-3 drubbing of Bangor.

“We are...

Phantoms set to start the playoffs on Friday night

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Phantoms wrapped up a season that saw them not only qualify for the playoffs for the second straight season, but also win their first Atlantic Division title since moving to the Lehigh Valley. They’ve got home ice advantage throughout the divisional playoffs and would only lose that advantage in the Eastern Conference playoffs if they were to face the Toronto Marlies, the AHL’s top team.

For the team, there’s a bit of a break now as they await the opening of the Calder Cup...