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LV struggling in 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

If the Phantoms New Year’s resolution was to come out of the gate hot in 2019, consider their resolution to have been shorter than most of us who resolved to lose weight this year. Since putting new calendars on the wall, Lehigh Valley is 1-5-0-0 and have lost six of seven games. In those games, the Phantoms have been outscored 27-15 and have dropped to a fourth-place tie with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Most players have rolled out the usual excuses – call-ups, injuries, etc. - but can we...

Outdoors: Survey shows population of 8-pointers

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With the major portion of the deer hunting seasons about over, our annual deer-take survey from local deer processors and a taxidermy shop shows a healthy population of 8-point bucks, a favorable accomplishment since antler restrictions went into effect in Pennsylvania.

At Hartman’s Butcher shop in New Tripoli, Mr. Hartman said they no longer take deer in for processing, but merely process the boneless meat into specialty cuts. But he did add that some local hunters told him that...

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports



Suburban Dart League


Star of Bethlehem 33 15 .688

St. Paul’s 28 14 .667

Bath Lutheran 27 18 .600

Dryland 25 23 .521

Christ UCC 23 22 .511

Emmanuel 21 24 .467

Ebenezer 22 26 .458

Farmersville 20 25 .444

St. Stephen’s 20 28 .417

Light of Christ 17 28 .378

Salem UCC 16 29 .356

After losing 6-5 to 1st place Star of Bethlehem, Bath Lutheran came back to win 5-3,...

Catty boys still looking to learn this season

Friday, January 11, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Through their first nine games, Catasauqua’s boys’ basketball team has experienced its share of growing pains.

The Roughies have been in their share of games this winter, but their lack of experience hasn’t allowed them to close the door. As a result, Catty has struggled with an overall 1-8 mark, its lone win at Pen Argyl (51-40) Dec. 17.

“We play hard, but we eventually run out of gas,” said head coach Eric Snyder. “We shoot ourselves in the foot with unforced turnovers.


CHS boys fall to Wilson

Friday, January 11, 2019 by TJ WENBORG in Sports

The Catasauqua Rough Riders boys basketball team was looking to get its second win of the season when the Wilson Warriors visited Catty High School last Thursday.

However, Wilson used its size advantage and a trapping defense to come away with the victory, 80-53.

The Roughs started strong, jumping out to a 10-4 lead midway through the first quarter. However, a 13-point Warriors’ run put the visitors up by seven. The teams exchanged a few points and the first period ended 21-15...

Roughs eye strong finish

Friday, January 11, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

With some momentum behind them in recent weeks, Catasauqua’s wrestling team is looking toward a strong second-half finish.

The Roughies began the year by placing fourth in their own tournament in early December, having Jaryn Hartranft (106), Austin Brett (120), and Adam Reinhart (182) finishing as runners-up in their respective weight classes. Overall, seven wrestlers placed in the tournament.

Brett, a sophomore who was 11-7 last season with a fourth-place finish in districts,...

Outdoors: Susquehanna home of bass, catfish

Friday, January 11, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Within an hours drive of the Lehigh Valley, some of the best smallmouth bass fishing can be had in the Susquehanna River that runs past Harrisburg. And in a pair of recent reports, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) biologists concluded that the Susquehanna River is home to a healthy, abundant population of smallmouth bass and channel catfish.

From October 22-28, 2018, fisheries biologists conducted nighttime electrofishing surveys targeting adult smallmouth bass at four...

Komm hoping to have found a home

Friday, January 11, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Consider that you lose your job and have to tell your wife. That’s not fun. Now, consider that you’re going to have to tell your wife that because you lost your job, you have to move from Idaho to Quad City, Illinois for another job.

Then after one day at work, you’re again let go and now have to move 978 miles to Manchester, New Hampshire. Then, just a few weeks later, good news; sort of. You weren’t fired, but you’ve been “transferred” to Reading, Pennsylvania. So, with three pretty...

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Friday, January 11, 2019 by The Press in Sports



Suburban Dart League


Star of Bethlehem 32 13 .711

St. Paul’s 25 14 .641

Bath Lutheran 25 17 .595

Christ UCC 23 19 .548

Dryland 23 22 .511

Emmanuel 21 24 .467

Farmersville 19 23 .452

St. Stephen’s 20 25 .444

Ebenezer 20 25 .444

Light of Christ 16 26 .381

Salem UCC 13 29 .310

As play resumed, Star of Bethlehem swept Light of Christ by scores of 5-3, 2-1,...

District 11 Spirit Championships take place

Friday, January 11, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s cheerleaders won the Small Division and Liberty’s cheerleaders won the Medium Division at the District XI Competitive Spirit Championships on Jan. 5 at Easton Area Middle School.

The Hawks had the highest overall score with 85.400. They were also the only squad that received no deductions.

Stroudsburg placed second in the Small Division with a score of 79.600. Pocono Mountain East was third with 75.083, Wilson was fourth with 70.933, Southern Lehigh was...