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colonial league track and field top performers

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League’s second installment of top track and field performers was released last week. Here’s a look at the top five athletes in each event.

GIRLS

4x100 relay: 1. Southern Lehigh (Amelia Cassaday, Madison Trout, Imani Hollie, Sierra Williams) 50.80, 2. Palisades 52.0, 3. Bangor 53.5, 4. Wilson 54.1, 5. Notre Dame (GP) 54.3;

4x400 relay: 1. Palisades (Sydney Odle, Dorothy Cutrin, Amy Farese, Lydia Bottelier) 4:12.81, 2. Palmerton 4:13.2, 3. Saucon Valley 4:20....

Roughs for Pups McClarin, Catty players give back to area animals

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Four years ago, Catasauqua head football coach Mike McClarin adopted a 10-year-old rescue dog and named him “Toto.”

Recently, McClarin lost Toto and realized how he touched his life in a special way. As a result, McClarin decided to give back to animals at the Lehigh Valley Humane Society.

The coach organized his players and the school community in the “Roughs for Pups” program, in which food, toys, crates and other items were collected as donations.

“I had four special...

Catty starts season 1-3

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua head baseball coach Steve Bradley sees plenty of inexperience with his current squad.

He also sees plenty of potential.

So, on any given day, there can be a mixture of satisfaction and frustration.

Such was the case in the Roughies’ latest game in a 10-8 loss at Pen Argyl Monday.

“We didn’t execute enough in the game and we didn’t make enough plays,” said Bradley about his loss to Pen Argyl. “We didn’t hit until late in the game. We have to do a better...

Boys track gets a victory over No. Lehigh

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua’s boys’ track team picked up a victory in the opening tri-meet with Northwestern and Northern Lehigh, but both Roughies’ teams took another important step.

The Roughies have develop depth to fill some open spots in the past, and they also are able to field more than one team in specific events.

“The boys had a nice win, and the girls looked good as well,” said head coach Kyle Rusnock. “The kids are working hard and competing at every level.

“Everyone is really...

Phantoms continue playoff push

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

When the Philadelphia Flyers lost to the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, it ended their hopes of reaching the NHL playoffs.

For the Phantoms, their chase for a spot in the postseason continues on thanks to having picked up nine points in their last six games. A tough schedule over the season’s final seven games – including two games in Charlotte and two games at home against rival Wilkes-Barre/Scranton - could make it difficult to move from sixth in the Atlantic Division to fourth,...

Outdoors: Trout opener sees great conditions

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Saturday’s regional trout season opener in the southeast saw unusually warm temperatures, no rain and normal water levels. Three factors that have deterred several past trout openers.

In talking to several anglers along the Little Lehigh off Fish Hatchery Road, the general consensus was that the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission should return to a statewide opening day as it was felt anglers from other counties fish locally making for crowded conditions on area streams and...

Via games played

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by PATRICK MATSINKO AND MIKE HAINES in Sports

The 44th Annual Via All-Star Basketball Classic culminated Saturday at Northampton Community College.

The event, which includes camps and clinics and a banquet the week preceding the game, came to a close with Super Saturday, which features four all-star games that showcased the top high school seniors in the Lehigh Valley.

All of the events benefit Via of the Lehigh Valley, which provides services for children and adults with disabilities, showcases the basketball talents of...

Article By: Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com

Friday, March 29, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Colonial League released it’s first list of top track and field performers for the 2019 season. Here’s a listing of the top five performers in each event through the first week of regular season meets.

GIRLS

4x100 relay: 1. Southern Lehigh (Amelia Cassaday, Madison Trout, Imani Hollie, Sierra Williams) 50.80, 2. Palisades 53.10, 3. Notre Dame (GP) 54.3, 4. Wilson 54.4, 5. Northwestern 54.7;

4x400 relay: 1. Palmerton (Madison Martinez, Maggie Morgan, Maddison Beahm,...

Young Roughs ready to start the season

Thursday, March 28, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

On the surface, Catasauqua’s baseball team will enter the season with an inexperienced squad with little depth.

How the Roughies develop from there, however, can determine their season.

“We’re young,” said head coach Steve Bradley. “We don’t have a lot of numbers, but we have young players who have promise.

“We’ll see in about a month how we can move forward as a team.”

Andrew Martinez, Jason Schneck, and Bradshaw Henning are the lone seniors from a 6-14 team a...

Via games set for Saturday

Thursday, March 28, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The 44th Annual Via All-Star Basketball Classic is slated for Saturday, March 30, at Northampton Community College.

The event features four games involving all-star senior players from all parts of the Lehigh Valley.

The Via All-Star Classic raises funds to support Via of the Lehigh Valley’s services for children and adults with disabilities, showcases the basketball talents of area student athletes, and educates attendees about Via and the need for community support through...