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Bilder’s work paying off

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Zach Bilder wasn’t happy with his hitting last year and also during the summer. He spent the winter trying to solve the problem and apparently has reached a solution.

Bilder has been one of the more consistent hitters all season, and he began play this week as the team RBI leader with nine. He recorded five of them generated by pair of doubles, helping his team to an 11-1 rout of Palisades April 8 that was the Roughies’ third consecutive win after an 0-2 start.

Bilder couldn’t...

Pigs show off their new scoreboard

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs unveiled an impressive array of new video boards around the stadium on Thursday, with Lehigh County Executive Tom Muller flipping the switch to turn on the new displays. Every video board in the ballpark has been upgraded to HD technology, with many of the boards also being upgraded in size.

The main display board in left-center field is now over 3,000 square feet and is the largest video board in all of Minor League Baseball. The board will have the...

Meant to Move aims to help reduce injuries

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Meant to Move is a studio in Bethlehem owned and operated by certified Pilates teacher and licensed Yamuna Body Rolling practitioner, Jeanne Reilly, who teaches techniques that lead to more flexibility, greater muscle tone, and better posture.

“Both are low impact and can enhance everything you do in life,” said Reilly, who has clients of all ages. “My push right now is to teach more of our youth, and my dream would be to educate gym teachers, health teachers, and educators in general...

Local umps get the call

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Every year, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Reading Fightin’ Phils play an exhibition game for charity. Among all of the planning that goes into putting the game together is finding umpires to work the game. Minor League umpires aren’t allowed to work the game, so the teams generally turn to PIAA umpires. This year’s game was played at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, and when there is anything to do with umpiring, the IronPigs turn to Marty Ondrovic for help. This year, Ondrovic called on some...

Colonial League Track and Field Top Performers

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League recently distributed its list of top track and field performers for the 2016-17 season. The following is the top five in each event.

Two members of the Catty track team find themselves on the list after just one meet.

Thanijhae Teasley is tied for fifth in the boys high jump with a height of 6-2.

Greg Lauray of Notre Dame Green Pond is on top with a 6-8.

On the girls side, Hanasia Jenkins is fourth in the 100 with a time of 12.8. She’s .4 off...

Colonial League Track and Field Top Performers

Friday, April 7, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League recently distributed its list of top track and field performers for the 2016-17 season. The following is the top five in each event.


100:1. tie Michael Creighton (Palis), Jared Colletti (Palis) 10.8, 3. tie Jonathan Marfisi (PA), Trevor Cunningham (NW) 11.2, 5. tie Jasone Means (W), Job Goodman (W) 11.3;

200: 1. Michael Creighton (Palis) 22.1, 2. Jared Colletti (Palis) 22.5, 3. Jonathan Marfisi (PA) 23.2, 4. Trevor Cunningham (NW) 23.3, 5. Jasone...

Baseball making strides

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

On paper, Catasauqua’s 1-2 start may not be that impressive. But the Roughies have been making some initial strides that should provide some worthy dividends down the road.

Catty began the season with a hard-fought, 8-6 defeat to Northwestern, and then suffered a 4-0 shutout to Colonial League favorite Notre Dame. They bounced back with an impressive 3-1 victory over Saucon Valley Monday.

“We gave one away,” said Catty head coach Steve Bradley about the Northwestern loss. “We...

Track falls to Northern Lehigh

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Catty track and field team lost it’s opening meet.

The girls fell to Northern Lehigh 71-55 while the boys lost 109-32.

For the girls, the 400 relay team took first with a time of 53.7. Kenzie Bradley also took a first, taking the top spot in the high jump by clearing 4-6.

The Roughs had a host of seconds: Hanasia Jenkins in the 100, Bradley in the 200, Trinity Kern in the 400 and Jackie Garner in the shot put.

The boys meet was dominated by Wilson, which took...

Pitching injuries put CHS in tough spot

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Bobby Thomas knew that he could encounter a situation where he would lose his starting pitcher to a long-term injury. Over the past eight years, he felt fortunate that it didn’t happen.

“I remember when Nicole Kern was in the program and she was our only pitcher,” recalled Thomas. “She was one of our top hitters and she often ran the bases. I thought to myself that if she ever got hurt in that situation, we would be in trouble.”

Unfortunately, Thomas currently has to face the...

Mother Nature dampens fishing opening day

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Mother Nature put the kibosh to the southeastern trout opener with Friday’s heavy rain. As a result, all local streams and creeks were running high, fast and muddy. Even Leaser Lake was cold and off-colored.

My trout opener travels took me first to the Little Lehigh by the Covered Bridge in Lehigh Parkway off 24th St.

The water there was super fast, high and muddy. In talking to the few remaining anglers there, no trout were caught or seen caught. One angler who traditionally...