Catasauqua Press

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CHS track drops two meets

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Catty took on Notre Dame and Bangor in a recent track meet, which leads up to this week’s Colonial League meet held at Whitehall High School.

The girls lost to Bangor 111-39 and to Notre Dame 99-46. The boys fell to Bangor 126-23 and to Notre Dame 108-38.

Despite the losses, several Catty athletes stood out in the meet. That included Lexi Rushatz who won both the 400 and 1600 events. Her time in the 400 was 1:04.10 and in the 1600 was 5:42.20.

Other finishers for the...

Outdoors: Hummingbirds entering Valley area

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

In my opinion, there’s no bird as interesting and fun to watch as hummingbirds. And they’re on the way through the area right now as they’re on their way north, according to the Birding Wire.

As per Perky-Pet’s birding website, a Rufous Hummingbird was spotted on April 29 in Media, PA, and on April 26 a Ruby-Throated was seen in Nesquehoning.

If you share this interest in hummers, and maintain feeders, now’s the time to clean your hummingbird feeders if you haven’t already....

Pivetta hopes time with Pigs helps turn things around

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Phillies have had success with sending struggling pitchers down to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to get themselves straightened out.

Last season, Hector Neris lost the feel for throwing his splitter and along with it, his confidence. When he returned to the Phillies, he was his old self and probably even better. They had the same hopes for Nick Pivetta and the early returns are pretty good.

After an initial outing where he allowed four innings in six innings of work against...

Outdoors: Hokey Park Fishing Derby approaching

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Youngsters 15 years of age and under are invited to enter the free 2019 Annual Fishing Derby on May 25, 2019, at Hokey Park located on Lehigh Street in Whitehall.

The derby is open only to children and is hosted by the Whitehall Township Recreation Department with sponsorship from Willie’s Bait & Tackle Shop in Cementon, who provides the prizes for the winners.

According to Michele Dragovits, Word Processing Secretary at the Whitehall Recreation Department, her department...

Former Pigs come home

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

If you like seeing former IronPigs players, this homestand has been a good opportunity for you to see some old friends.

The Buffalo Bisons have former Phillies pitching prospect Jacob Waguespack on their roster and they were followed in by the Syracuse Mets with infielder Danny Espinosa on their roster.

Waguespack got the start for Buffalo on Sunday and was hit for five earned runs in five innings of work. The outing wasn’t typical for what Waguespack has done for the Bisons...

CHS looks to end strong

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua’s baseball team’s record of 4-9 through Monday’s play easily could have been closed to being reversed.

It’s all about how they have attrition and endurance.

“We just don’t have enough depth, and we have trouble finishing games,” deadpanned head coach Steve Bradley. “That’s what has really hurt us this season.

“We have been in our share of games. We have been making mistakes in games and it always seems to be in the last couple of innings.”

The Roughies...

Moodie enjoying track season

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Jaekwan Moodie recalled a time when his parents asked him to try out for the track team.

Four years later, Moodie took their suggestion and has made the most of the situation.

The senior has had a steady and strong year for the Roughies this season in the long jump and 100 along with being a member of their 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams. He recently set a new school record in the long jump with a mark of 21-8.

It certainly has been a memorable inaugural season.

“My...

Track team drops two meets

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Catasauqua track and field fell to both Pen Argyl and Southern Lehigh in a meet from last week. The boys fell to the Spartans 131-18 and to the Knights 97-51, while the girls lost to Solehi 117-33 and to PA 81-69.

Catty had several winners in the meet despite the team losses.

Isabella Atiyeh took the 100 while Lexi Rushatz won both the 800 and 3200 events. Trinity Kern won the 300 hurdles.

On the boys side, Jaekwan Moodie was first in the long jump with a distance of 20-...

CL releases track and field top performers

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by The Press in Sports

This year’s fifth installment of the Colonial League’s top track and field performances was released this week.

The Catty girls 3200 relay team was bumped from the top-five but two CHS individual performances broke on to the list this week.

Lexi Rushatz’s time of 5:27.9 is good enough for second in the 1600 event, while on the boys side, Jaekwan Moodie distance of 21-8 in the long jump is good enough for third as we inch closer to the league and district meets.

The...

Colonial League track and field top performers

Friday, April 26, 2019 by The Press in Sports

This year’s fifth installment of the Colonial League’s top track and field performances was released this week.

The following is a list of the top five performances in each event this season.

GIRLS

4x100 relay: 1. Southern Lehigh (Imani Hollie, Amelia Cassady, Madison Trout, Sierra Williams) 50.30, 2. Palisades 51.9, 3. Bangor 52.0, 4. Notre Dame 52.3, 5. Wilson 53.10;

4x400 relay: 1. Palisades 4:10.83, 2. Saucon Valley 4:20.0, 3. Southern Lehigh 4:20.9, 4. Wilson...