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Thursday, January 23, 2020 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Star of Bethlehem 34 17 .657

Dryland 31 17 .646

Light of Christ 29 22 .569

Salem UCC 27 24 .529

Bath Luth 25 23 .521

Emmanuel 23 22 .511

Christ UCC 22 26 .458

St. Stephen’s 23 28 .451

Farmersville 21 30 .412

St. Paul’s 20 31 .392

Ebenezer 15 30 .333

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St. Stephen’s 1-3, 7-4, 6-4 (11)

LC - Buzz Highdecker 7-15, Dan...

Roughie Roundup: Wrestlers aim to win West

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Northern Lehigh’s late surge fell short as Catasauqua pulled out a 39-27 Colonial League win in wrestling last Friday. It followed a tough, 40-39 road loss at Palisades last Wednesday for the Rough Riders.

Now, the showdown comes Wednesday night after Press deadlines as the Roughies host Northwestern in what will be for the West Division title and a trip to the Colonial League Wrestling Tournament which is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 27, and will feature the semifinals and finals in...

Outdoors: Blue Mountain Winter Fest Jan. 25-26

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If cabin fever is beginning to set it, you can enjoy and sample a taste of the great outdoors by attending Blue Mountain Resort’s 11th annual Winter Fest on Jan. 25-26.

Even if you’re not a skier or snowboarder, the event will cater to all, including youngsters.

The two-day event will take place at the Summit Lodge at the top of Pennsylvania’s highest vertical on School Hill on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Winter...

Wrestlers ready for postseason

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Adam Reinhart and Austin Brett both believe they are battle-tested for upcoming leagues and districts ahead.

They both have endured their share of obstacles along the way and have won most of their challenges much like their team.

Reinhart (195 pounds) and Brett (120 pounds) both had successful days in the always competitive Berwick Duals Jan. 18. Reinhart went 5-0 with a pair of pins, two forfeits and a decision over the five dual meets, while Brett went 4-1 with a pair of...

Wrestlers knock off Palmerton

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Catty wrestling team continues to put up victories, their most recent prior to Press deadline was a 42-28 win over Palmerton last week to improve them to 4-1 as they sit atop the West Division.

Against the Bombers, the match started at 106, as Jacob Nye dropped a 10-8 decision.

Catty got on the board at 113 and 120 with Jaryn Hartranft and Gavin Fehr forfeit wins to make it 12-3.

At 126, Austin Brett pinned his opponent in 3:06 to give Catty an 18-3 lead. Cole Brown...

Girls get much-needed win vs. Falcons Salisbury

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua’s girls’ basketball team needed a win, especially a character one. Four straight losses could have spun them further down the cycle in the final stage of their season.

Tuesday night at Salisbury, fate shined on the Rough Riders.

After they battled the Falcons throughout the first half, the Roughies had control most of the second half before they hung on for a 39-36 victory.

With the win, the Roughies raised their overall record to 3-10, while Salisbury (0-15)...

Boys fall to Salisbury

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Catty boys basketball team has seen an up and down week since last Monday’s 66-62 win over Northern Lehigh.

But it’s also been a symbol of their season, as the Roughs sit at 6-8 overall and 5-5 in the Colonial League as of Wednesday. Their most recent game was a close loss to Salisbury at home in what was a back and forth game.

“We lost a tough game [Tuesday] night at home to Salisbury,” head coach Eric Snyder said. “They beat us good the first time at Salisbury, 64-33. We...

Smith looks to keep moving forward

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

During his current senior season, Jacob Smith has come to cherish his moments on the football field and basketball court.

When the football season began, Smith didn’t envision being there. In the summer, he initially decided not to go out for the team. Smith left the school before Thanksgiving last year for Allentown Central Catholic and returned shortly after Christmas.

A few weeks into the season, Smith changed his mind. He finished the season seeing time at quarterback,...

Roberts enjoying her role as a Catty captain

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For Shaziya Roberts, it has been all about confidence. The kind of confidence that has helped her shake her timidity and blossom into a team captain this winter.

The Catasauqua senior forward/center played basketball for the first time in sixth grade and then again in eight grade, but she admittedly was apprehensive about moving ahead to high school.

In fact, basketball appeared not to be a major priority. It was a sport that she played on the organized and competitive front...

Phantoms hope to end struggles

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms are hoping that they’ve reached rock bottom and that things won’t get any worse than they are right now.

The team sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Division after a stretch of 12 games that saw them pick up just two wins and score 16 goals to lose five straight games. The team endured a second straight shutout – and their fifth this season - in Laval on Friday night.

“Right now, we’re making it harder on us and part of that is pressing,” said head...