The Colonial League’s second installment of top track and field performers was released last week. Here’s a look at the top five athletes in each event.
4x100 relay: 1. Southern Lehigh (Amelia Cassaday, Madison Trout, Imani Hollie, Sierra Williams) 50.80, 2. Palisades 52.0, 3. Bangor 53.5, 4. Wilson 54.1, 5. Notre Dame (GP) 54.3;
4x400 relay: 1. Palisades (Sydney Odle, Dorothy Cutrin, Amy Farese, Lydia Bottelier) 4:12.81, 2. Palmerton 4:13.2, 3. Saucon Valley 4:20.0, 4. Southern Lehigh 4:20.9, 5. Wilson 4:36.0;
With just three games left in the regular season and long odds on reaching the playoffs, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms don’t appear to have given up just yet. After a slow, ugly start against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday, the Phantoms kicked it up a few notches and wound up with a 10-6 win, their second in as many days against the Penguins. The 10 goals were also a franchise record for the squad.
Pennsylvania hunters posted their highest overall deer harvest in 14 years when they took 374,690 deer during the state’s 2018-19 hunting seasons. But the buck harvest dropped.
The 2018-19 deer harvest topped the previous year’s harvest of 367,159 by about 10-percent. The last time the total deer harvest exceeded this season’s total was in 2004-05.
Jason Schneck already has seen the scene.
He was one of four seniors on the Roughies’ basketball team this past winter and helped a young team find itself along the way.
A few months later, Schneck, a team captain, has a feeling of déjà vu. Yet, he has been able to take a further leadership stance as a result of it.
“I see it as moving forward,” said Schneck, whose team has a 1-4 mark through Monday’s action. “We have all played together in the past.
“There is experience and we can have a good year.”
Salisbury earned a sweep over Catasauqua as the Falcon girls team won 83-66 and the Salisbury boys beat the Rough Riders 105-44.
Despite the loss, Catty piled up wins in the running events, including Olivia Emery winning the 100 and 300 hurdles events.
Breonna Brinkley took the 400, Lucy Brubaker won the 800, Sydney Gebhardt took the 1600 and Madison Hicks won the 3200.
Shaziya Roberts won the javelin event for the Roughs while the 1600 and 3200 relay teams also won.
Catasauqua’s boys’ track team picked up a victory in the opening tri-meet with Northwestern and Northern Lehigh, but both Roughies’ teams took another important step.
The Roughies have develop depth to fill some open spots in the past, and they also are able to field more than one team in specific events.
“The boys had a nice win, and the girls looked good as well,” said head coach Kyle Rusnock. “The kids are working hard and competing at every level.
The 44th Annual Via All-Star Basketball Classic culminated Saturday at Northampton Community College.
The event, which includes camps and clinics and a banquet the week preceding the game, came to a close with Super Saturday, which features four all-star games that showcased the top high school seniors in the Lehigh Valley.
Catasauqua head baseball coach Steve Bradley sees plenty of inexperience with his current squad.
He also sees plenty of potential.
So, on any given day, there can be a mixture of satisfaction and frustration.
Such was the case in the Roughies’ latest game in a 10-8 loss at Pen Argyl Monday.
“We didn’t execute enough in the game and we didn’t make enough plays,” said Bradley about his loss to Pen Argyl. “We didn’t hit until late in the game. We have to do a better job at the plate.”
Saturday’s regional trout season opener in the southeast saw unusually warm temperatures, no rain and normal water levels. Three factors that have deterred several past trout openers.
Four years ago, Catasauqua head football coach Mike McClarin adopted a 10-year-old rescue dog and named him “Toto.”
Recently, McClarin lost Toto and realized how he touched his life in a special way. As a result, McClarin decided to give back to animals at the Lehigh Valley Humane Society.
The coach organized his players and the school community in the “Roughs for Pups” program, in which food, toys, crates and other items were collected as donations.