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Colonial League Track and Filed Top Performances

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League recently distributed its list of top track and field performers for the 2016-17 season. The following is the top five in each event.

Two members of the Catty track team find themselves on the list after just one meet.

Thanijhae Teasley is tied for fifth in the boys high jump with a height of 6-2.

Greg Lauray of Notre Dame Green Pond is on top with a 6-8.

On the girls side, Hanasia Jenkins is fourth in the 100 with a time of 12.8. She’s .4 off the pace of Talitha Diggs of Saucon Valley who leads the way with a 12.2.

Colonial League Track and Field Top Performers

Friday, April 7, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League recently distributed its list of top track and field performers for the 2016-17 season. The following is the top five in each event.

BOYS

100:1. tie Michael Creighton (Palis), Jared Colletti (Palis) 10.8, 3. tie Jonathan Marfisi (PA), Trevor Cunningham (NW) 11.2, 5. tie Jasone Means (W), Job Goodman (W) 11.3;

200: 1. Michael Creighton (Palis) 22.1, 2. Jared Colletti (Palis) 22.5, 3. Jonathan Marfisi (PA) 23.2, 4. Trevor Cunningham (NW) 23.3, 5. Jasone Means (W) 23.4;

Pitching injuries put CHS in tough spot

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Bobby Thomas knew that he could encounter a situation where he would lose his starting pitcher to a long-term injury. Over the past eight years, he felt fortunate that it didn’t happen.

“I remember when Nicole Kern was in the program and she was our only pitcher,” recalled Thomas. “She was one of our top hitters and she often ran the bases. I thought to myself that if she ever got hurt in that situation, we would be in trouble.”

Unfortunately, Thomas currently has to face the unthinkable fate, yet one that can be salvaged.

Track falls to Northern Lehigh

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Catty track and field team lost it’s opening meet.

The girls fell to Northern Lehigh 71-55 while the boys lost 109-32.

For the girls, the 400 relay team took first with a time of 53.7. Kenzie Bradley also took a first, taking the top spot in the high jump by clearing 4-6.

The Roughs had a host of seconds: Hanasia Jenkins in the 100, Bradley in the 200, Trinity Kern in the 400 and Jackie Garner in the shot put.

Baseball making strides

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

On paper, Catasauqua’s 1-2 start may not be that impressive. But the Roughies have been making some initial strides that should provide some worthy dividends down the road.

Catty began the season with a hard-fought, 8-6 defeat to Northwestern, and then suffered a 4-0 shutout to Colonial League favorite Notre Dame. They bounced back with an impressive 3-1 victory over Saucon Valley Monday.

Roughs part of Via games

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The 42nd Annual Via All-Star Basketball Classic was played Saturday at Northampton Community College, pitting senior all-stars against one another in four separate games. The West squad featured seniors from Central Catholic, Northampton, Northwestern, Parkland and Whitehall among other Lehigh Valley teams.

The West came up on the short end of the score in both games, with the girls falling 56-49 and the boys suffering a 121-97 loss.

Bulked up Raysely ready to get the season started

Thursday, March 30, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For Corey Raysely, the waiting truly has been the hardest part.

The Catasauqua junior is extremely anxious to begin the baseball season. Despite looming rain issues, he will get his wish when the Roughies open the 2017 campaign this week in Colonial league action.

It couldn’t come any sooner as Raysely has been ready since the football season ended. Raysely is ecstatic about several issues, one mainly dealing with the addition of 18 pounds to his 5-foot-10, 120-pound frame as a wide receiver and shortstop for the Roughies’ programs.

Roughs want to get back to D-11 playoffs

Thursday, March 30, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

After they missed the district playoffs last season, Catasauqua’s baseball team appears ready to take the initial steps toward getting back to the postseason.

A good start would certainly help. The Roughies took the nod and didn’t waste any time.

Catty had its final tuneup before the regular season as they scrimmaged Liberty March 25. The two teams played eight innings and the Roughies lost a tight 6-4 battle.

Via All-Star games set for Saturday

Thursday, March 30, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Via Basketball All-Star Classic announced their rosters recently, as they gear up for their 42nd annual year, which gets underway on March 29 at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem for the Via All-Star Banquet.

Matt Millen will be the keynote speaker for the night, which will introduce a new class to the Lehigh Valley High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

This year’s inductees include Mimi Griffin (Broadcaster), Brian Hunter (Emmaus, Class of 2007), Jackie (Yandrisevits) Markle (Nazareth, Class of 2005) and the 1951 Allentown High School boys’ basketball team.