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Rain continues to alter playoff schedules

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Weather continues to change schedules for league playoff games this week.

Here’s the latest as of Wednesday afternoon:


The District 11 track and field meet is still on for Wednesday, May 16, for day one with day two scheduled for Thursday, May 17. Both days take place at Whitehall High School with action beginning at 3 p.m.

Thursday will be a busy day for area baseball and softball teams:

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At 2:30, Stroudsburg will take on Parkland...

Bradley first

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Day one of the Colonial League and East Penn Conference championship track meet took place on Tuesday at Whitehall with day two scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, after Press deadlines.

Kenzie Bradley had a big day taking first in the long jump and second in the high jump. We’ll have a recap from both days and a look at districts in next week’s edition of the Catasauqua Press.

Colonial League Championships


Bangor (B), Catasauqua (C), Northern Lehigh (NL),...

Creyer takes a big step

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Luke Creyer understood that this could be the year.

Over the past two years, Creyer improved his play as a member of Catasauqua’s JV baseball team. He entered this season with high expectations and a world of potential.

“This year is a big step for me,” said Creyer. “I played JV the past two years and I knew this was the year for me to take the next step. I knew I had to work on my total game and I really feel good about things.

“The coaches have helped me with my...

Catty misses out on playoffs

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over the past year, Catasauqua’s baseball program came full circle.

A year ago, the Roughies clinched a district playoff spot when they won their final game against Northwestern, 2-1, during a night game at Parkland High School.

Tuesday night, the Roughies ended their regular season against Northwestern at Parkland, but they were eliminated from the playoff picture.

Catty entered Tuesday’s play with an overall 6-12 record and faced the task of playing at Palmerton in the...

Outdoors: With warmth comes the threat of ticks

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With the weather finally warming up to normal temperatures for this time of year, folks will be out and about after suffering from cabin fever.

While the much needed warming trend is upon us, so are ticks. Both wood ticks and deer ticks, the latter being more difficult to spot because of their tiny size. Experts are expecting a potential tick explosion with the warm weather and the bloodthirsty critters will be in abundance this summer. The exports say ticks will be looking for a host...

Kratz returns to Lehigh Valley

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Erik Kratz is a guy who has come to accept his baseball life for what it is. In each of the last eight seasons, the Telford, Pennsylvania product has played at least a couple of games in the majors and has done so with six different major league teams, including the Phillies. He continued the streak last season when he played in four games with the Yankees and he’s returned to the organization this season and is playing for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

As one of the more popular...

Phantoms, Checkers series getting rough

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Generally, you think of rivalries as being between teams in close proximity to each other.

Sometimes though, rivalries can develop because of circumstances, including a big playoff series. Such is the case for the budding rivalry between the Phantoms and Charlotte Checkers. The two teams played each other very evenly during the regular season and are matched up in the Atlantic Division finals on their quest for an AHL Calder Cup trophy.

The Phantoms came into the series with...

Four Roughs earn top-five seeds for CL meet

Friday, May 4, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Seeds for the Colonial League Track and Field Championships were released Thursday. The league meet will be held Tuesday, May 8 and Wednesday, May 9 at Whitehall High School.

The following list includes the top five seeds in each event. The complete list can be found on the track and field page of the Colonial League web site (

Catty highlights include Jacob Wittman who is seeded first in the pole...

Raysely continues to help lead the Roughies

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For Corey Raysely, it is all about getting to first base and beyond.

Raysely is one of a handful of seniors on the Roughies’ roster this spring, and he sees the transition phase of the team mainly with their pitching.

With a reduced ability in power in their lineup, Raysely and his teammates knew they needed a different approach.

“Being the young team that we are, we need to do everything in our power to generate runs,” said Raysely. “We have turned to some small ball to...

Track splits with Salisbury

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Catty split with Salisbury in a Colonial League tri-meet from last week.

The Roughs lost to 85-57 in the boys meet but the girls pulled out an 87-63 win.

Trinity Kern and Kenzie Bradley pulled out wins for the girls. Kern took first in the 300 hurdles with a time of 53.1, while Bradley was tops in the long jump with a distance of 17-6.5.

The Catty 400 relay team also took first with a time of 52.6. It was made up of Amy Huber, Madison Hicks, Bradley and Tyra Brown.