As many sportsmen and sportsgals are deer hunting right now, there are a number of avid anglers who don’t hunt (or have already filled their deer tags) who prefer to fish as local streams and lakes are virtually void of fishermen.
According to Willie, from Willie’s Bait & Tackle in Cementon, the Lehigh River is dead. No one is fishing it. But he was receiving good trout reports from the Little Lehigh that was stocked two weeks ago with brown trout from the Lil-Le-Hi trout nursery...
For the past few years, Catasauqua head coach Eric Snyder has been searching for height.
Unlike the other years, Snyder will get his wish as the Roughies return a group that has their baptism under fire from a 1-21 season last year.
It will be a club laced with a healthy junior class that has grown over the previous two campaigns, similar to a favored crop ready to harvest.
“We do have some height this year,” said Snyder, who is beginning his 28th year at the helm. “We...
So far, the 2019-2020 season has been one for the kids on the Lehigh Valley Phantoms roster.
An offseason that saw the roster somewhat remade left plenty of opportunities for young players and they produced right from the season’s first puck drop. Some of them – Joel Farabee, Morgan Frost and Phil Myers – found a fast track to Philadelphia thanks to their early production with the Phantoms.
Farabee was with Lehigh Valley for just four games before getting the call to head for...
The Northampton boys’ basketball team entered Friday night’s matchup looking to start the season with a win over their smaller crosstown rivals, the Catasauqua Rough Riders and they did just that with a 73-55 victory.
Catasauqua’s boys’ team entered their first home game of the season hoping to right the wrongs of last year’s 1-21 squad.
Northampton senior G/F Dylan Baird started the game hot, knocking down a 3-pointer and scoring a wild layup while being fouled, converting on...
With an impressive recent showing in their own tournament, Catasauqua’s wrestling team has high expectations for the remainder of the season.
Catty finished third overall in the annual Rough Rider Invitational Dec. 7. The Roughies registered 121 points overall behind Maryland’s Stephen Decatur (176.5) and Philadelphia’s Archbishop Ryan (157).
“We’re looking forward to a successful season,” said second-year head coach Joe Russo. “We have a number of wrestlers back who did well...
Catasauqua head football coach Mike McClarin knew his squad would have a stiff challenge Thanksgiving morning against Northampton.
The situation became even more precarious when McClarin underwent an appendectomy a few days earlier and watched the game from the press box at Northampton.
Unfortunately, life didn’t get any easier for the Rough Riders as they suffered a 63-0 defeat to the Konkrete Kids in the 97th meeting between the two teams.
Northampton (10-2) scored on...
Mason Hess figured this year would be different for him and his teammates.
The Catasauqua junior knew his team would have a different outlook with plenty of freshmen and sophomores sprinkled into the lineup.
It would also have a different twist for him as he made the move to linebacker form his defensive and offensive line post.
With the season now over, his year has followed the script. An elder statesman on the team, Hess has watched his younger teammates mature as he...
In minor league sports, coaches and managers have different ways of telling a player that they’re getting that first call to the highest level of their sport. Former Lehigh Valley IronPigs manager Dave Brundage used to enjoy having a bit of fun at the player’s expense, sometimes letting them think they were being passed over or that the coaches were concerned about their play lately before he would let the cat out of the bag and give out the good news. For Phantoms coach Scott Gordon, the...
Suburban Dart League
Standings Week 12
Star of Beth 21 9 .700
Dryland 23 10 .697
Salem UCC 15 12 .556
Light of Christ 18 15 .545
Bath Lutheran 17 16 .515
St. Paul’s 16 17 .485
Christ UCC 15 18 .455
Emmanuel 15 18 .455
St. Stephen’s 12 15 .444
Farmersville 12 21 .364
Ebenezer 10 23 .303
Despite losing 3-2 and 2-1 to St. Paul’s, winning the opener 9-2, Star of Bethlehem...
For sportsmen clamoring for more weekend hunting time afield, Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law Senate Bill 147, which permits additional hunting on three Sundays per calendar year - one within the archery deer season, one within the firearms deer season and one selected by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
The law will take effect Feb. 25, 2020, and the first new Sunday hunting opportunities will be identified by the Game Commission thereafter.
Up to now, Sunday hunting was...