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High school sports canceled

Friday, April 10, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

The inevitable news that the spring sports season would eventually never happen due to the coronavirus pandemic became official Thursday, April 9. Following Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement that schools would be closed for the rest of the year, the PIAA followed suit by ending hope of resuming the interrupted winter championships and ceasing any spring sports.

“Today’s decision by the PIAA Board of Directors was difficult for everyone. Their thoughts remain on the thousands of student-...

Catty baseball team hoping to get started

Thursday, April 9, 2020 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

At the end of last season, Catasauqua head baseball coach Steve Bradley was anxious about the 2020 season.

He believed a budding team with an overall 4-16 record that experienced its share of growing pains would mature into prime-time players.

With the start of the season in-doubt, Bradley’s anticipation is still climbing in hopes something can be salvaged from the spring 2020 season.

“We just didn’t have enough depth last season. We had four wins and we need to grow...

CLGBCA names their all-stars

Thursday, April 9, 2020 by The Press in Sports

Recently, the Colonial League Girls Basketball Coaches Association announced their all-league honorees. Among those selected was Catasauqua’s Lexi Rushatz as honorable mention.

Player of the Year

Cassie Murphy, Notre Dame HS

First Team

Cassie Murphy, Sr, Notre Dame GP; Maya Ettle, Sr, Moravian Academy; Antonia Bates, So, Notre Dame GP; Casey Walsh, Sr, Bangor; Sydney Sevrain, Sr, Northwestern Lehigh; Trinity Williams, Jr, Palisades

Second Team

Ashley...

BREAKING: Gov. Wolf closes schools

Thursday, April 9, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

The local sports scene has taken the lead from Governor Tom Wolf during the coronavirus pandemic, but today’s news that all Pennsylvania schools would remain shut down for the rest of the school year might be the final nail in the coffin.

The Governor announced on Thursday the news that shouldn’t surprise anyone about schools being shutdown the rest of the year.

“We must continue our efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus during this national crisis,” Wolf said in a news...

BREAKING: PIAA cancels winter championships, spring season

Thursday, April 9, 2020 by The Press in Sports

In accordance with Governor Tom Wolf’s announcement earlier today that Pennsylvania schools will be closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the school year, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, Inc. (PIAA) has canceled all remaining winter and spring sports and championships.

“Today’s decision by the PIAA Board of Directors was difficult for everyone. Their thoughts remain on the thousands of student-athletes, coaches, officials and family members affected...

Outdoors: Instead of buying, try wormin’

Thursday, April 9, 2020 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

When I was a kid and wanted to go fishing, I’d get out a pitchfork and start digging in our vegetable garden for worms because, at the time, there were no bait shops around the Whitehall Township area where we lived.

As savvy anglers know, garden worms can catch a lot of different freshwater fish - be it trout, suckers, catfish, bass, sunnies even an occasional hungry crappie.

The Arkansas Fish & Wildlife recently refreshed my childhood memory on “worming” in a press...

Eating right to fight virus

Thursday, April 9, 2020 by KEVIN KOLODZIEJSKI in Sports

How did the seemingly incongruous use of masks during this past nary-a-cloud-in-the-sky, mild-as-May Monday affect you? When I first saw a solitary gardener wearing one, it was as unsettling as seeing an ambulance double-parked outside a neighbor’s house.

While a feeling like that is always undesirable, it’s also rational when it’s a creation of the coronavirus.

We’re facing a situation that just two months ago seemed as preposterous as a zombie apocalypse. Even something like...

Kids Fegley among area players in social media video

Thursday, April 9, 2020 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty senior softball pitcher Paige Zigmund knew that her teammates and her opponents throughout the East Penn Conference were all feeling upset about the possibility that their seasons might never be played, so she put together a video to help ease the pain and uncertainty.

“We’re All in This Together” has been making the rounds on social media featuring Allen’s Xiamari Osorio, Bethlehem Catholic’s Shylynn Cordero, Allentown Central Catholic’s Allie Schwab, Emmaus’s Tatum Kressley...

Trout season opens without prior notice

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

by Nick Hromiak

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission pulled a fast one on trout anglers. Instead of the consolidated Apr. 18 trout opener that was scheduled, a last-minute decision from the PFBC said trout season opened Tuesday, April 7.

“We realize this change is a disruption to tradition,” Tim Schaeffer, PFBC Executive Director, said in a news statement. He went on to say anglers still need to follow social distancing (six-feet apart and wear masks) and that trout that...

Wrestlers took steps forward this season

Friday, April 3, 2020 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

During the past year, Catasauqua’s wrestling team had their share of experiences and injuries, ones that should definitely shape and provide a positive spin for the future.

“Thought we took another step forward as a program,” said Roughies head coach Joe Russo, who completed his third season at the helm. “Finishing in the top four as a dual meet team for the first time since the early 1990s was a big step.

“It’s worth noting they advanced the field in the early 2000s. We...