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PIAA suspends winter postseason

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by The Press in Sports

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association has postponed winter sports playoffs for a minimum of two weeks, according to a statement it released today.

The PIAA basketball playoffs were heading into the quarterfinals this weekeend.

The PIAA Swimming Diving Championships, held at Bucknell University, started Wednesday with Class 3A events. Half of the 3A events were completed Wednesday, including boys diving, which was won by two-time state champ Brendan McCourt of Emmaus.

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Thursday, March 12, 2020 by The Press in Sports

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association has postponed winter sports playoffs for a minimum of two weeks, according to a statement it released today.

The PIAA basketball playoffs were heading into the quarterfinals this weekeend.

The PIAA Swimming Diving Championships, held at Bucknell University, started Wednesday with Class 3A events. Half of the 3A events were completed Wednesday, including boys diving, which was won by two-time state champ Brendan McCourt of Emmaus.

Snyder, Catasauqua boys already looking forward to next season

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

When he reviewed his anticipations about the past two seasons, Catasauqua head boys’ basketball coach Eric Snyder was rather optimistic.

“I saw us with at least 30 wins,” said the veteran coach. “We really came together well during the summer, and I could see us making the district playoffs last year and this year.

“But for a number of reasons, it was a different story. This year was a frustrating and disappointing year, but it wasn’t for a lack of effort.”

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Thursday, March 12, 2020 by The Press in Sports

DARTS

Suburban Dart League

Standings

Dryland 45 21 .682

Star of Beth 42 24 .636

Light of Christ 36 30 .545

Bath Luth 36 30 .545

Salem UCC 34 32 .515

St. Stephen’s 32 34 .485

Emmanuel 29 34 .460

Christ UCC 30 36 .455

Ebenezer 25 38 .397

Farmersville 26 40 .394

St. Paul’s 25 41 .379

Star of Beth at

Bath Luth 4-3, 2-6, 3-2 (10)

SB - Austin Hoffert GWHR, Bill Hoke Jr. 7-13, Bryan Frankenfield 6-14, Scott Hoffert 6-15, Tyler Frankenfield HR.

CHS duo falls short at states

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua sophomore Jaryn Hartranft and senior Adam Reinhart both ended their seasons lately with their first appearances at the PIAA Class 2A state wrestling tournament.

Hartranft, who wrestled at 106 after spending most of the season at 113, won an opening match, 8-5, over Bald Eagle’s Coen Bailey. But he then suffered a defeat in the quarterfinals and eventually was eliminated in the third round of consolations. He was the runner-up at districts for the second consecutive year.

Eyes still on young Phantom players

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

While the Phantoms have basically no hopes of playing in the postseason, the players have to be aware that they are always on the stage and seeking to open eyes. Times like these are when players can stand apart somewhat by putting out strong efforts even though they know the team won’t really benefit by gaining a spot in the postseason. The Phantoms have a couple guys who are looking to show off what they can do as the AHL season heads into the home stretch.

Reinhart, Hartranft advance to states

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Even though it didn’t begin well, Adam Reinhart’s plan eventually worked out.

“It was a great weekend,” said the Catasauqua 195-pound senior. “Everything fell right into place like we planned.

“Losing my second match was tough, but coming back the next day, and winning both my next two matches that qualified me to go to states was awesome.”

Reinhart and junior Jaryn Hartranft will begin wrestling Thursday night in the PIAA state tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey.

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Thursday, March 5, 2020 by The Press in Sports

DARTS

Suburban Dart League

Standings

Dryland 42 21 .667

Star of Beth 40 23 .634

Light of Christ 35 28 .556

Bath Luth 35 28 .556

Salem UCC 32 31 .508

St. Stephen’s 31 32 .492

Emmanuel 27 33 .450

Christ UCC 28 .35 .444

Farmersville 26 37 .413

Ebenezer 24 36 .400

St. Paul’s 25 41 .379

St. Paul’s at St. Stephen’s 0-5, 1-5, 1-2 (12)

SS - Ed Wychock 6-14, Allan Beahm 6-14, Bryant Conner 4-12, Dave Blaukovitch 4-13, HRs - Jim Blaukovitch, Nathan Naprava.

SP - Rich Kern 4-11.

Bath Luth at