Catasauqua head boys’ basketball coach Eric Snyder was impressed with his team’s showing in the recent prestigious Cedar Beach Bash as well as their overall showing in the Catty leagues this summer.
He also sees his team developing chemistry and depth, two key elements that could help produce a favorable winter season.
Over the past 25 years, Glenn Reightler literally has a sea of memories as Catasauqua’s head track and field coach, recalling interesting individuals as well as district champions. It’s a litany of both boys’ and girls’ standouts, many in the track portion of the program that was his specialty as an assistant coach under legendary head coach Will Strein.
With Reightler retiring from his teaching position at the high school, Reightler also will not return to the program for the 2018 season.
Hannah Edwards is coming home.
The former Catasauqua standout who rewrote the Roughies’ softball record books, as well as numerous state records in a storied high school career, is returning to the Lehigh Valley to continue her collegiate career at Lehigh University next season.
Edwards spent her freshman season at the University of Pittsburgh last season where she hit .274 with 15 runs, three triples, and 11 stolen bases in 43 games.
However, the two-time Pennsylvania Player of the Year didn’t see her Pitt experience as a good fit.
With the Cementon Fair soon to begin, patrons may be treated by seeing a black bear.
No, it’s not part of a fair act, but a wild bear was seen (and photographed) last Wednesday running across Main Street and onto the Cementon Playground property.
As they enter the final phase of the season, Northampton’s American Legion entry’s recent packed schedule hasn’t slowed their overall progress.
Instead, they have continued on their steady pace that has kept them near the top of the league standings. Heading into this week’s play, Northampton had an overall 11-4 record despite playing 11 games over a 14-day period.
They have three games left before the postseason begins.
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs play a vital role in the Phillies organization as the top-affiliate in feeding young talent to the big-league team.
This year’s team is chock full of potential, big league talent, and call-ups could become more frequent as the season progresses into summer. For this young talent, a call-up could be an intimidating task for players packing their bags to live out their dream for the first time.
Throughout most of the season, consistent hitting was a key to Catasauqua’s success in the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack (LVCM) League.
In their last few games, however, the Roughies’ ringing bats have been toned down.
As a result, Catty dropped a 4-1 decision to Wilson and an 8-1 loss to South Parkland. They did edge Bethlehem Catholic, 4-3.
“South Parkland leads the league and they are a really good team,” said Roughies’ head coach Jim Kober. “We just didn’t hit and we’re having a slump at the plate.
Liberty’s Darian Street and Jaohne Duggan spent one last night together as teammates in last weekend’s Big 33 Classic at Central Dauphin High School.
Both played their part in Pennsylvania’s 44-33 victory over Maryland, as Street hauled in three catches for 84 yards on the night, including a 51-yard TD grab in the fourth quarter to put Pennsylvania up 37-21 with 6:43 left.
Duggan, a back-to-back all-state selection on the defensive line, proved to be a menace to Maryland’s offensive line on the night, as he’ll continue his college career at Rutgers.
The Cedar Beach Basketball Showcase kicks off its inaugural tournament this week in Allentown, with the tournament taking over the reigns of the former Stellar Basketball Tournament.
Action runs Thursday to Sunday and the double elimination format that everyone was used to at Stellar is back.
Liberty, who is 4-2 in the Allentown Summer League heading into this week, opens the tournament with Boyertown on Thursday night with the winner facing Allen on Friday night.
Lehigh Valley’s run in the Carpenter Cup Classic ended on day one of the tournament following a 4-2 loss to Jersey Shore in last Thursday’s opener.
T.J Scuderi broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning with a two-run homer to put Jersey Shore ahead for good and to eliminate the LV squad at FDR Park in Philadelphia.
Jersey Shore built a 2-0 lead after the first two innings of play, but Lehigh Valley battled back in the third and fourth innings respectively to nod the game.