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Field hockey looks to overcome

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

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...

Bradley part of Parkland coaching staff

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

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...

Phantoms have success on road trip

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

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...

Outdoors: Snow geese back in Valley area

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

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...

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Thursday, December 6, 2018 by The Press in Sports


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...

Loss to Kids ends Catty’s year

Friday, November 30, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

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...

Kids continue streak

Friday, November 30, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

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...

Still a special year for Catty seniors

Friday, November 30, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

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...

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Friday, November 30, 2018 by The Press in Sports


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

Week 12

Farmersville (6-2) at

St. Paul’s (4-2, 4-1)

SP - Dave Clark 5-12, Abby Kern 4-10,...

Gordon, Lyon hope to get back to NHL

Friday, November 30, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

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...