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Schlofer will do whatever is asked to help Roughs

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For Mason Schlofer, it was all about keeping it straight.

His shoulder, that is.

The Catasauqua junior needed to make some tweaks to his hitting this spring, and his stance was a big part of it. Even though Schlofer is hitting .233 through 11 games, he has been pleased with his progress.

“I have been hitting the ball better,” said Schlofer. “I knew that I had to improve my stance. It was about keeping my shoulder straight. I was dropping it (shoulder).

“Now, I am...

Colonial League releases track bests performance list

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League released its fourth edition of the top track and field performances for the 2019 season last week.

Catty is represented on the list in the girls 3200 relay, where the team of Lucy Brubaker, Katherine Verenna, Sabrina Kemmerer and Breonna Brinkley have the fifth-best time this year, which is a 10:45.1.

GIRLS

4x100 relay: 1. Southern Lehigh (Imani Hollie, Amelia Cassady, Madison Trout, Sierra Williams) 50.30, 2. Palisades 52.0, 3. Bangor 52.8, 4. Wilson...

Huber eying postseason

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Amy Huber is looking forward to the postseason this season. Unfortunately, she didn’t have one last season.

She is optimistic fate will be on her side, however.

The Catasauqua senior missed leagues and districts last year due to a torn ACL that occurred during the last regular season meet. She has focused her attention on the 100 meter hurdles, an event in which she set a new personal record (18.45) in an earlier meet at Palisades this season. Huber also set a new personal mark...

Catasauqua falls to Palmerton in track and field

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Catty track and field teams fell to Palmerton in a meet from last week. The girls fell 109-40 while the boys lost 93-52.

For the girls, Lexi Rushatz took first in the 400 with a time of 1:04.34 and also won the 1600 in 5:36.63. Montana Muller won the pole vault after clearing 7-6.

GIRLS

Palisades 109, Palmerton 40

Palmerton 93, Catasauqua 52

100 - 1. Lydia Bottelier (Pali) 12.32, 2. Sydney Odle (Pali), 3. Ava Balliet (Pali);

200 - 1. Sydney Odle...

Phils, Pigs already see plenty of moves

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In a perfect world, a player like Phil Gosselin would have likely spent the entire season with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Unfortunately, a perfect world doesn’t exist and Gosselin had to be added to the 40-man roster before the first month of the season was even complete.

Injuries to starting Phillies shortstop Jean Segura and his backup, Scott Kingery, made the Phillies consider who was next up to make the trip down the turnpike to join the Phillies.

Gosselin, who was signed...

Tryouts approaching

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

With summer around the corner, Legion and Carpenter Cup tryouts are on the horizon.

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team will hold its first tryout from 8:30 a.m.-noon on May 12 at Limeport Stadium. The second and third tryouts will take place on May 19 and May 26 at the same times and location.

The LV squad is set to play their opening game of the tournament on June 12 against Suburban One American/Continental.

In order to try out, each player will need a signed waiver...

Outdoors: Spring turkey season to begin

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

There will be lots of clucks and gobbles emanating from Penn’s Woods on Saturday, April 27, when the spring turkey season opens statewide.

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), there is a turkey population of about 215,000-225,000 turkeys in the state. Last year, an estimated 174,500 hunters pursued them and took 40,303 of them. This was up from 38,101 in 2017. The PGC claims it set the highest hunter success rate in years. And this year’s forecast looks promising,...

Steel fall 3-0

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Bethlehem Steel FC played its eighth match of the 2019 USL Championship regular season against Indy Eleven. The Steel fell 0-3 in this one, after a back and forth battle at Talen Energy Stadium.

The match started slowly as neither team was able to establish an offensive presence. Steel FC pushed forward through left back Matt Real, on loan from Philadelphia Union, who whipped in multiple crosses that tested the Indy backline.

Indy Eleven broke up the slow first half in the 26th...

Cole Schiffer catching on as Catasauqua’s backstop

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Ever since he began the game in his early youth, Cole Schiffer has been a catcher.

He has relished the position that usually attracts the least volunteers.

As a sophomore backstop, Schiffer understands there is plenty more to digest in his first season as the varsity signal caller.

“As soon as I tried it (catching), I knew it was for me,” said Schiffer. “I just knew I had to work on it.

“Now, I know I have to keep getting better every day.”

Along with...

Softball team making strides

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

As well as her players, Catasauqua head softball coach Paige Kogelman has been dealing with fundamentals.

“The biggest thing for us is knowledge of the game,” said Kogelman, a former Roughie standout. “I never had to deal with teaching the game as a player or coach.

“They are now starting to figure it out. We are making more plays and adjusting to situations.”

Kogelman figured it would be a rough ride, and it has been.

Entering this week, the Roughies have an 0-7...