Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Outdoors: Feeding deer in winter months can be harmful

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

When hard-crusted snow covers the ground, wildlife have a tough time finding food. Deer in particular have trouble finding suitable forage. As such, many well-meaning folks put out bagged corn or grain. While commendable as it appears, their graciousness is only harming the species.

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, artificially feeding deer in the winter is the best way to kill a large number of deer in a small area in a short time. The problem, says the PGC, is that a deer’s diet cannot be rapidly changed in winter without damage to its digestive system.

Hall and Reid named soccer scholar athletes

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Easton center midfielder Bethany Hall and Emmaus center back Callen Reid were named the 2018 Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athletes on Sunday at the annual awards banquet in Northampton.

“It was exciting,” said Reid. “I was very honored because there are a lot of people in this room who are very intelligent and very skilled in soccer.”

Reid played varsity soccer for three years and was named 2018 All Conference First Team. Academically, Reid is a member of the National Honor Society and Math League.

Catty’s Leader

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Andrew Martinez has seen ups and downs during his senior year but remains a mentor

Over his past four years donning the Brown and White, Andrew Martinez as experienced his share of highlights and lowlights on the fields and courts.

However, the past six months may have been the true acid test. His strong character traits helped lighten a heavy situation.

Martinez has endured a 1-10 season on the gridiron as the team’s quarterback and has been mired in a 1-16 basketball season to begin the week, one that could eventually result in possibly one other win in the mix.

Catasauqua tops NW, advances to CL tourney

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

There was plenty at stake last Wednesday night in the Colonial League wrestling landscape. The West Division and a spot in the four-team Colonial League tournament were up for grabs.

But you’d only be able to tell judging by one team’s performance.

Catasauqua (5-3 in Colonial League) picked up a 42-31 win over Northwestern that handed the Rough Riders the West Division crown and a spot in the league tournament that begins with the semifinals next Monday night. Catasauqua will face top-seeded and unbeaten Saucon Valley.

District team wrestling brackets released

Monday, January 28, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

District 11 announced its pairings for the team championships.

Action gets underway at three different sites beginning Thursday and wrapping up on Saturday.

For Thursday, wrestling will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Subsequent matches will not begin before 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 adults, $3 students, $3 senior citizens.

For Saturdary, morning session tickets are $6 adults, $3 students, $3 senior citizens.

Saturday evening session tickets are $6. Only District XI passes are to be accepted. No league passes for any session.

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Thursday

Article By: The Press

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by The Press in Sports

DARTS

DARTS

Suburban Dart League

Standings

Star of Beth 35 16 .686

St. Paul’s 29 16 .644

Bath Luth 29 19 .604

Christ UCC 25 23 .521

Dryland 26 25 .510

Emmanuel 24 24 .500

Ebenezer 23 28 .451

Farmersville 20 28 .417

St. Stephen’s 20 28 .417

Light of Christ 19 29 .396

Salem UCC 17 31 .354

Christ UCC (4-3 10in, 4-0) at Dryland (5-2)

C - Eric Yocum 6-14, Joe Hunsicker 5-13 HR, Dave Shaver 4-12, Ed Yost 4-13.

Phantoms

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

If sports teams made trades based on the popularity of their players with the fans, Taylor Leier would still be a member of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Instead, as the old saying goes, sports are a business and Taylor Leier is now a member of the Rochester Americans. The 24-year old left winger was dealt to Buffalo for right winger Justin Bailey.

Great American show set to start on Feb. 2

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

It’s the largest consumer outdoor show in the country. And it gets underway Saturday, Feb. 2 and runs until Feb. 10 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. To many sportsmen in the Lehigh Valley, this show is commonly known as the Harrisburg Show, despite it’s new name of The Great American Outdoor Show.

Hosted by the NRA and Ram trucks, this year’s super show will feature over 200 seminars, 1,100 exhibits, over 400 hunting/fishing outfitters from around the world, equipment dealers including the top firearms manufacturers, ATVs, SUVs, trucks and boats.

CHS not worried about travel

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over the past five seasons, Catasauqua’s football program has struggled.

The Roughs have won five games during the span due to often playing against larger schools with bigger rosters and their own development.

Now, the Roughies will face the majority of their future opponents on a more level field.

The Colonial and Schuylkill leagues recently announced a 28-team football merger that will take effect in the 2020 season.

Rushatz likes to make sure she keeps busy

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

On a typical winter night, Lexi Rushatz is returning home from a traveling soccer practice after basketball practice.

It is just another athletic-filled day for the Catasauqua sophomore.

“It (soccer) is usually one or two nights a week,” said Rushatz. “I play soccer the whole year. I enjoy all the sports I play and I don’t really get tired.

“I need to keep busy.”

Busy can be an understatement.