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400 relay eyes a berth at state meet

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua’s track team headed to the PIAA District 11 meet this week with plenty of promise and opportunity.

The Roughies best chance of claiming a gold medal is with their girls’ 4 X 100 relay team of Tyra Brown, Kenzie Bradley, Hanasia Jenkins, and Amaiya Johnson, who combined to finish second behind Southern Lehigh in the Colonial League meet. The foursome was the defending league champions and they lost by a split second to Palisades at last year’s district meet.

At the...

Reichl unsure if she’ll be back on mound

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

In the early phases of the second game of the season against Notre Dame, Alexia Reichl was in a good position with a 7-1 lead and six strikeouts in the process.

The junior right-hander was headed toward another strong season ahead. Suddenly, though, Reichl felt her arm stiffen and couldn’t pitch.

“I didn’t have any feeling in my arm,” recalled Reichl. “My arm just became stiff and I had trouble moving it. I just couldn’t pitch anymore.”

Since then, Reichl has been...

Colonial meet gets under way on Tuesday

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Day 1 of the Colonial League meet was held on Tuesday afternoon at East Stroudsburg South.

Kenzie Bradley took second place in the long jump with a 17-1.75. She finished behind Jill Olewine of Northern Lehigh who was seeded ahead coming into the event. The two were scheduled to battle it out in the triple jump on Wednesday, which is after Press deadlines.

Jacob Wittman continues to lead the way in the pole vault as the top seed, clearing 12-6, he’ll also be in action on...

Baseball team in need of wins as season closes

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Editor's note - A 5-0 Catty loss to Lehighton on Thursday eliminated any chance at a Colonial League playoff berth. Palmerton and Catty were battling for the sixth seed and it came down to a tiebreaker, which was district rating. The loss to the Indians gave the Bombers the sixth seed.


For the Catasauqua baseball team, it is crunch time.

The Roughies have endured a roller coaster season, hitting their share of highs and lows during the season. They are seeking to get...

Lehigh’s Shafnisky gets shot with Eagles

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

It’s the opportunity that only a small percentage of the population gets, but former Lehigh quarterback and Whitehall product Nick Shafnisky will get his shot at building his NFL resume when he arrives at the NovaCare Complex for a rookie minicamp with the Philadelphia Eagles this week.

Shafnisky will report on Thursday for a night meeting, before hitting the field on Friday through Sunday for a chance to impress and gain a contract to become apart of the Eagles 90-man offseason...

Track falls to NDGP, Palisades

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Catasauqua track and field team dropped meets to Palisades and Notre Dame Green Pond last week to close out their season as they prepared for the Colonial League meet scheduled to take place May 9-10.

The Catty boys lost 122-18 to Palisades and 103-37 to Notre Dame. The girls fell 103-38 to Palisades and 83-51 to Notre Dame.

Tyra Brown and Kenzie Bradley picked up individual wins for the Roughs. Brown won the 200 with a time of 27.9, while Bradley was a double-winner on the...

Track - Colonial League Top Performances and Seedings

Friday, May 5, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League released it’s seedings for the May 9-10 league meet.

Below are the top-five in each event.


100 - 1. Diggs, Talitha (SV) 12.00, 2. Badman, Aimee (Wil) 12.20, 3. Bottelier, Lydia (Palis) 12.30, 4. Hollie, Imani (SL) 12.50, 5. Brown, Tyra ((Cat)) 12.60.

200 - 1. Diggs, Talitha (SV) 25.20, 2. Bottelier, Lydia (Palis) 25.90, 3. Schroy, Allison (SL) 26.50, 4. Badman, Aimee (Wil) 26.93, 5. Terry, Juliann (Palis) 27.10.

400 - 1. Bottelier...

400 relay sets personal best

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Even though the season is early, Catasauqua’s track program continues to excel.

The defending Colonial league champion girls’ 400 relay team of Kenzie Bradley, Tyra Brown, Hanasia Jenkins, and Amaiya Johnson recently set a new personal best time of 50.6. They have been setting record times throughout the young season and appear to be on track to defend their title.

Catty’s foursome lost by a split second to Palisades in last year’s Class 2A District 11 meet. Johnson is the...

Colonial League Track and Field Top Performances

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The fifth weekly installment of the Colonial League top track and field performers was recently released and again includes several Catasauqua names.

Jacob Wittman remains in the top spot for the boys in the pole vault with a 12-6. Brian Gembarski is second with a 12-0, representing Bangor.

The girls 400 relay team took over the top spot with a time of 50.6, just ahead of Southern Lehigh’s 50.8.

Also for the girls, Tyra Brown is fifth in the 100 with a time of 12.6, just...

Brett helps to pace CHS

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Andrew Brett has been accustomed to the big stage. This time around, he has adjusted to the same type of role in a different environment.

In his first starting role as the Roughies starting quarterback, Brett threw for more than 2,000 yards and 16 touchdowns, placing him in an elite crowd in the statistical field.

Now Brett is creating more headlines as he continues to excel in the baseball program. He is becoming more comfortable in the batter’s box and in the field at second...