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Outdoors: What to do if you come across a rattlesnake

Friday, July 12, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

At this time of year, a good many outdoors oriented folks head to the hiking trails, be in the in Pocono Mountains or the vast Appalachian Trail that runs locally through the Blue Mountains and beyond through 14 states. As such, keep in mind there are hazards along the way. Namely, rattlesnakes.

Rattlers strike fear in the hearts of many people, especially those who believe the only good snake is a dead snake. Hikers in particular, need to know that people bitten by rattlesnakes are...

Lehigh Valley Legion announces All-Star

Monday, July 8, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The annual American Legion All-Star game pitting the best players in the Lehigh Valley League against their counterparts from the Berks-Schuylkill League was scheduled for Monday, July 8 at Reading’s First Energy Stadium, home of the Fightin’ Phils.

The game was postponed to Tuesday because of rain.

The following is a list of this year’s LVL All-Stars.


Brad Buzzard (OF, Carbon Monarchs), Kevin Kruz (2B, Salisbury), Matt Ervolina (3B, South...

Coplay defeats Allentown

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Coplay’s Senior Legion game against Allentown last week had them seeing red.

Allentown starting pitcher Jahtee Bennett wears a bright red glove, positioning it directly in front of his face as he begins his delivery. He and his crimson mitt held Coplay scoreless until the top of the third when they plated three runs to take a 3-1 lead.

They added another run in the fourth, but Allentown put up their own crooked number, scoring four runs in then bottom of the fifth to take the 5...

Catty’s Huber and Norton honored

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Seniors Amy Huber and Brandon Norton were selected as Catasauqua High School’s Colonial League Academic All-Stars for the 2018-19 school year.

Both students were honored, along with student-athletes from the other 12 Colonial League schools, at the Colonial League Academic All-Star Breakfast that was held recently at the Green Pond Country Club.

Amy was ranked 15th out of 99 with a grade point average of 91.76. Amy was a four-year letterwinner in girls soccer, a three-year...

Local business caters to softball players from everywhere

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Building blocks are a familiar sports metaphor, illustrating the need for strong foundational pieces in order to achieve athletic success.

Whether it’s constantly working on staying low out of the blocks as a sprinter, taking jumper after jumper in an empty gym, or increasing one’s strength in a musty weight room, that attention to the fundamentals is what’s needed to build future success.

Those figurative building blocks now have a literal meaning for Alexandra MacLean who...

Outdoors: Tips for efficient kayak paddling

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

As this is Fourth of July week, boaters and paddle craft enthusiasts will be out in force. And if you’re of the latter, whether kayak fishing or just out for a quiet day on the water, proper and efficient kayak paddling will help increase speed and momentum so you can travel farther with less fatigue, say the folks at YakGear, a Houston, Texas company that markets a variety of paddle craft gear.

The pros at YakGear offer these general tips for new and seasoned paddlers to make the...

LV hoping to improve play in second half

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

If you’re going to take in an IronPigs game right now, there’s no telling what you’ll see.

You could very well see the team that went through a six-game losing skid in the middle of June only to sort of right itself and go 3-3 in their next six games. That team looked completely and totally hideous. Then, there’s the team that lost both games of a short, two-game series at home to Rochester. That team was hideous in one game and played OK, dropping a 3-2 decision in the next game....

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Steel pick up 3-0 win

It was a night of firsts for Bethlehem Steel FC tonight as the club earned its first win over USL Championship expansion side Hartford Athletic 3-0. The match also saw Issa Rayyan score his first professional goal, Cole Turner provide his first Steel FC assist and Tomás Romero record his first clean sheet of 2019.

The Steel FC attack was all over Hartford early with Faris drawing first blood in the 17th minute. Turner made the assist, his first for the...

Catty boys win two games

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

With a strong showing at the recent Cedar Beach Basketball Showcase, Catasauqua’s budding boys’ basketball program got a boost of confidence toward the future.

The Roughies finished with an overall 2-2 mark, dropping their final game to eventual small school champion Salisbury. They beat Roberto Clemente School in their opener, beat Northwestern in double overtime, and then dropped a game to Lincoln Leadership before their final game.

Derek Troxell, Damian DiPaolo, and Derek...

Girls go 2-2 at Bash at the Beach

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

When he took the job a year ago, Catasauqua head girls’ basketball coach Mark Seremula knew it would be a lengthy process.

He took over a team last year that had a 4-18 mark the previous season, and the Roughies went 3-19 in his first season last year.

This summer, however, Seremula has reason to see the process begin to accelerate.

The Roughies posted a 2-2 record from the small school bracket in the recent competitive Cedar Beach Showcase, and they have had a healthy...