At this time of year, wildlife is blooming with newborns - be it songbirds, geese, ducks, foxes and deer fawns. The Pennsylvania Game Commission asks that people avoid disturbing or picking them up, especially deer fawns.
Most deer fawns are born in late May and the first and second weeks of June, according to the PGC. During this time, it’s best to keep your distance because the fawn’s mother is almost always nearby. When people see a small fawn alone, they often mistakenly assume it is helpless, lost or needing to be rescued.
On the surface, Catasauqua’s results at the recent Colonial League meet may not catch a lot of attention.
But to the Roughies’ staff, the results were impressive. They could lead to some notable finishes at the District 11 meet this week.
“We had so many kids who got their PRs (personal records), and they also set some school records,” said head coach Kyle Rusnock. “It really went pretty well for us.
“They have just kept building on their times and distances over the past few weeks and it has paid off for them.”
TRACK AND FIELD
At Whitehall High School Sporting Complex
LEGEND: Bangor (Bang), Catasauqua (Cat), Northern Lehigh (NL), Northwestern (NW), Notre Dame of Green Pond (NDGP), Palisades (Pali), Palmerton (Palm), Pen Argyl (PA), Salisbury (Sal), Saucon Valley (SV), Southern Lehigh (SL), Wilson (Wil).
100 - 1. Aaron Stasko (Palm) 11.40, 2. Delano McKenzie (Sal) 11.42, 3. Tyrek Scipio (Bang) 11.48, 4. Damon Simpson (Wil) 11.51.
As a junior, Adam Reinhart’s high school career came full circle.
He became an integral part of the football team as a receiver and lineman, and continued his success with the wrestling team where he just missed a district bid.
Recently, Reinhart finished his baseball season, where again he was a major contributor as a third baseman and pitcher.
Now, he is ready to take the next step as a senior.
Until then, however, Reinhart can relish the accomplishment and memories he has created.
Rain is once again altering league playoff schedules in the area. This time, Colonial League and EPC softball playoff games have been pushed back from Tuesday to Wednesday.
In the Colonial League, Notre Dame will take on Bangor at Pates Park at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, followed by the Northwestern-Palmerton game at 7 p.m. League finals are still scheduled for Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at Pates Park.
Heavy rains are forcing the East Penn Conference and Colonial League to alter their league playoffs, and there was also a change to the District 11 track and field meet scheduled for this week.
The District 11 track and field meet scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday of this week has been pushed back a day. The meet will now take place Wednesday and Thursday, May 15 and 16, at Whitehall High School. Event schedules will remain the same with Tuesday’s events moving to Wednesday and Wednesday’s events moving to Thursday.
In second grade, Andrew Torres knew he was going to be a pitcher.
“That’s when I started playing (baseball),” said the Catasauqua junior. “My coach then thought I had potential as a pitcher. I was going to pitch in the first game I played.
“But I loved it. I loved the pressure and I loved the tension. I figured I was going to be a pitcher.’
Catasauqua head track coach Kyle Rusnock watched his boys’ and girls’ teams grew individually and also as unit during the regular season.
Now, Rusnock is optimistic both teams and ready for the next step.
The Roughie units competed in the Colonial League championships Tuesdays and Wednesday, and then hope to have some of them advance to the district meet the following week. Rusnock has been impressed with the steadying force of the senior leadership coupled with the budding growth of the underclassmen.
The Phillies have had success with sending struggling pitchers down to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to get themselves straightened out.
Last season, Hector Neris lost the feel for throwing his splitter and along with it, his confidence. When he returned to the Phillies, he was his old self and probably even better. They had the same hopes for Nick Pivetta and the early returns are pretty good.
In my opinion, there’s no bird as interesting and fun to watch as hummingbirds. And they’re on the way through the area right now as they’re on their way north, according to the Birding Wire.
As per Perky-Pet’s birding website, a Rufous Hummingbird was spotted on April 29 in Media, PA, and on April 26 a Ruby-Throated was seen in Nesquehoning.