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Rough Rider Tourney finds more success

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The 12th Annual Rough Riders Golf Tournament was held back on Saturday, June 1, at Iron Lakes Country Club. There were 96 golfers who participated in this year’s tournament, helping raise over $4,200 for the Catasauqua High School Booster Club.

This year’s champions were: Scott Masenheimer, Ian Masenheimer, Rick Kunkle and Kevin Kunkle with a score of -18.

Runners-up were : Josh Huber, Brian Flexer, Steve Kluemper and Joe O’Donnell with a score of -13.

Closest to the Pin...

Time nearing for Phils to expand roster

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Major League teams can expand their rosters to as many as 40 players on Sunday when the calendar flips to September. It’s the last season that teams can go that high.

Starting next season, the roster can expand to just 30 players and there will be a 26-man roster for the regular season instead of the current 25-man roster.

So with the minor league season nearing an end and the rosters expanding, who will be continuing their season in Philadelphia and who starts their offseason...

Pete’s Top-10: BC vs. FHS highlight Week 2

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

With week one of football in the books, not much has changed in the poll heading into this week’s action.

With the EPC South contests back under a full slate, we’ll get a better gauge of where teams are at. Freedom and Bethlehem Catholic highlight this week’s top game on the slate, while Parkland and Central Catholic should be another noteworthy contest.

Notre Dame looks like the team to beat in the Colonial League, while Northampton hopes it can make a run in the EPC North....

Outdoors: Dove and early goose season opens Sept. 2

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With warm temperatures, it’s difficult to think about hunting. Even fishing isn’t that good during these times. But come Monday, September 2, the traditional dove and early goose season kicks off.

Since dove are somewhat easier to hunt this time of year, we’ll focus on them as corn and soybean crops are still standing, which makes those fields not conducive to goose hunting methods.

This years dove season comes in two separate seasons. The first phase runs from Sept. 2-Nov. 29...

Steel fall to Birmingham 3-2

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Bethlehem Steel FC scored two goals while down a man against Birmingham Legion FC who hadn’t given up a goal since June 29, but still fell 3-2. It was a very physical Sunday night at Talen Energy Stadium that resulted in 10 total cards and four players sent off early.

The match favored the Steel early on, with the speed of Philadelphia Union forwards Michee Ngalina and Sergio Santos causing issues for the Legion’s backline in the first 15 minutes. After a few chances that went...

CHS set for opener versus Bangor

Saturday, August 24, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua’s football team’s strength will have a good test in their season opener Friday night at Alumni Field.

The Roughies will host Bangor, a 6-5 team and a district playoff team a year ago, for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

It will be a good litmus test for the Roughies’ line against the usual run-heavy Slaters, who will have plenty of new faces in their lineup. One major addition has been longtime Pen Argyl head coach Paul Reduzzi whose success there helps bring some instant...

Reinhart ready for role as quarterback for Roughies

Saturday, August 24, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Knowing that it would be his senior season, Adam Reinhart wanted to maximize his effort for his team this fall.

So, he decided to try his hand at quarterback.

“We had some young guys, but it looked like they weren’t going to come out,” said Reinhart. “I wanted to do what was best for the team. I told the coaches that I would play quarterback if they wanted me to.

“I played a little bit when I was younger, but it wasn’t anything serious. I like to run and I believe that I...

Outdoors: Head to Jersey for salt water action

Saturday, August 24, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With temperatures forecast to be in or close to 100 degrees this week, these dog days of summer make for tough fishing in local streams, rivers and lakes. If you crave big, good eating fish, head to the Jersey shore for some saltwater action.

According to our On the Water fishing reporter, more keeper fluke were reported in northern New Jersey as anglers make the most of the dwindling summer flounder season. Boat anglers continue to get the better fish on bucktails on rough bottom...

Lehigh Valley picks up another catcher

Saturday, August 24, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Phillies have made a series of questionable moves this summer, with one of them coming last week when they signed catcher Nick Hundley.

While Hundley isn’t known for his offense, he’s been a strong defensive catcher and has thrown out just over the major league average of 26 percent of would-be base stealers over 12 seasons in the majors.

It never hurts to have a quality defensive catcher, but the Phillies already had three catchers on their Triple-A roster at Lehigh Valley...

BML baseball title goes to the Bulls again

Saturday, August 24, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Limeport head coach Mike Cudwadie and plenty of other Bulls remember when Northampton swept them in the championship series in its first season of the Blue Mountain League (BML). That was back in 2014.

Jorge Montes doesn’t recall the deflating feeling five years ago. Montes is from Puerto Rico, and recently moved back to the Lehigh Valley area in 2017.

He came up with the biggest hit in Game 5 of the championship series in his first season with the Bulls. Montes blasted a three...