Catasauqua Press

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CHS hoops looks to set the stage this summer season

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over the past few weeks, Catasauqua’s boys basketball program has begun laying a foundation for its future.

The Roughies have been participating in the Catty League, mainly fueled by 17 freshman who gained valuable experience on this past year’s squad.

“It’s amazing,” said head boys’ basketball coach Eric Snyder. “Some nights we have had as many as 20 kids out. We have had a solid turnout of the younger players. I try to get them all in the games.”

Catty will return six...

Barkley quickly fits in at NYG camp

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Along with being the second overall pick in the recent NFL draft, Saquon Barkley couldn’t be happier with his new surroundings in the Jersey Meadowlands.

In fact on the first day of the team’s recent three-day OTA workouts, Barkley was the first player to arrive and the last player to leave the New York Giants’ training complex.

He already has developed into a staple in the greater New York area.

“This is where I wanted to be,” said the former Whitehall standout. “I am a...

Outdoors: Turkey vultures seem to be on the rise in area

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you’re an avid bird watcher (birder), have you noticed an unusually large number of turkey vultures soaring local skies?

And not just in rural areas, but in the city of Allentown as well.

Often referred to as buzzards, or chicken hawks, there are seven species of vultures in North America, but Pennsylvania has but two; the black vulture and more common turkey vulture.

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), the turkey vulture (TV) are about 30 inches in...

Bradley, Wittman compete at state meet

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Kenzie Bradley and Jacob Wittman didn’t receive a medal at the recent PIAA Track and Field Championships, but the duo sent reverberations and helped set a tone for the program over the next few years.

Bradley finished 10th in the long jump and 14th in the high jump, while Wittman was 13th in the pole vault.

“Things didn’t go as planned,” said head coach Kyle Rusnock of his two athletes. “They were going against the best in the state and it was a fantastic experience for both of...

Timing was off for CHS baseball team

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For Catasauqua’s baseball team this season, it was all about timing.

Throughout the season, the Roughies suffered a series of untimely setbacks that eventually affected a possible district playoff berth. As a result, Catty ended its season with an overall 6-14 mark.

Head coach Steve Bradley recalled an event in his team’s final game of the season that reflected how they easily could be construed as being snakebit this year.

“We were trailing 6-5 and we lost a pop-up in...

Phantoms swept out of playoffs by Marlies

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For the first time since moving to the Lehigh Valley, the Phantoms reached the Eastern Conference Finals. Unfortunately, their stay in the finals didn’t last long as the Toronto Marlies, complete with a number of players who saw considerable time in the NHL this season, swept the Phantoms in four games to end Lehigh Valley’s quest for a Calder Cup championship, winning 3-1 in the series finale.

“You look up and down their roster, obviously, they’re very, very talented,” said goalie...

Outdoors: Ethanol-related fuels causing problems

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

As Memorial Day weekend traditionally kicks off the pleasure boating season, power boat owners in particular should be aware of a new survey done by Boating Industry magazine.

It says that those in the boating industry that manufacture, sell, repair and store recreational vessels are seeing a growing number of problems caused by ethanol-related fuels. Said one boat dealer in the survey, “Ethanol fuels are great for our service department but bad for our customers!”

It was...

Bradley, Wittman to states

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

After an impressive showing at the Colonial League meet, Catasauqua’s track team took another step forward at the PIAA District 11 meet.

The Roughies’ Kenzie Bradley and Jacob Wittman will be heading to the PIAA state meet at Shippensburg University this weekend. Overall, the Catty girls’ unit finished sixth overall.

Bradley finished second in the long jump and high jump, and she also took a fifth-place finish in the triple jump. She finished just a half inch behind Palisades’...

Seremula hired as girls hoop head coach

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Mark Seremula again happened to be at the right place at the right time.

Three years ago, Seremula left his girls’ basketball assistant’s job at Wilson and met then Catty head girls’ basketball coach Ed Seidick at the Roughies’ annual athletic department golf tournament. Ironically, Seremula is a Catasauqua resident.

It proved to be a productive connection in many ways as Seremula joined Seidick’s staff.

When Seidick resigned earlier this spring, he highly recommended...

Step Outdoors back at Steelstacks June 2-3

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Steelstacks in Bethlehem is again hosting their fourth Step Outdoors Lehigh Valley program that is two-days of presentations, hands-on activities, educational programs for the entire family. It’s an effort to promote what the great outdoors has to offer. The program is set for June 2-3 at Steelstacks.

The Step Outdoors program that includes a host of activities for children as well, will have over 25 local and state environmental and outdoor groups presenting their activities. The...