Catasauqua Press

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Outdoors: Trout season kicks off on Saturday, April 1

Thursday, March 30, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The banks of local streams and creeks will be lined with anglers come Saturday, April 1, when the regional trout fishing opener kicks off in 18 southeastern counties. The crowds will resemble a celebration of sorts as anglers, many with families young and old, try their luck to catch a few recently stocked trout.

If you have a boat, canoe, kayak or float tube, you may want to join the bank fishermen at Leaser Lake as it too has been stocked and is the only fish species in the lake that can legally be kept.

Numbers are up for track

Friday, March 24, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

With some welcomed depth and a strong returning unit, Catasauqua’s track program will look to further climb the ladder this spring.

The Roughies have nearly 60 athletes in their camp, a number that is relatively higher than normal. Yet, they will not have experience on their side in many events.

“We have been looking good so far,” said head coach Glen Reightler. “We do have quite a few underclassmen that will look to get better later in the season. But our numbers haven’t been this high in a few years. That’s a good sign for us.

Deer harvest went up over last season

Friday, March 24, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The official total estimated deer harvest numbers for the 2016-17 season are in and they reflect a buck harvest increase of nine percent. This makes it the largest antlered deer harvest since 2002.

In addition, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reports hunters took an estimated 333,254 deer during the 2016-17 seasons, which represents an overall harvest increase of 6-percent.

STATE CHAMPS! Becahi girls win state 4A title

Friday, March 24, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Bethlehem Catholic girls basketball team captured its first state title on Thursday night, knocking off Villa Maria of Erie 46-27 in the girls 4A final.

Becahi was 0-for-2 to that point in state title games, falling as recently as 2013, but this time things would be different, as the Hawks won again using a familiar approach in their playoff run - a quick start.

Berger key member of CHS pitching staff

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

After a year of honing his overall game, Rod Berger is ready to take the step to the next level.

For the Catasauqua baseball team, it could be a large one with huge ramifications.

Berger will enter his senior season with the Roughies as arguably the top pitcher in their rotation. At the moment, he shares that honor with fellow senior Colin Hawk, as the duo gradually developed into an effective one-two punch last spring.

HOOPS - Only BC girls survive Saturday’s action

Sunday, March 19, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Katie McDonald will have more on the team’s state run in the March 22 issue of the Bethlehem Press.

The NHS girls lost to Boyertown 56-55 on Saturday as Abby Kapp hit a clutch three-pointer with just 17 second left in the game.

The Kids would start out well in this game taking a 14-9 lead after one and extending it to 30-24 heading into the half. But a strong second half by Boyertown saw them chip away at the lead, cutting it to just 44-42 heading into the third quarter.

HOOPS - Three LVP teams advance in states

Friday, March 17, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Three Lehigh Valley Press teams moved on in state play Thursday night and will continue their quest for a state title.

The Emmaus boys knocked off Harrisburg 64-61 in a game that was supposed to be played Wednesday night. The Hornets got off to a nice start leading 19-13 after one and 32-22 heading into halftime. But Harrisburg would cut the lead to just 44-43 after three quarters before a close fourth quarter of action left Emmaus out in front in the end.

Phantoms Greg Carey gets two-year deal

Thursday, March 16, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

When new minor league facilities are built, no matter what the sport, part of the attraction is what those facilities might potentially mean to attracting and keeping young players in the organization.

The Phillies found after moving into Coca-Cola Park that players who had played there as a visiting player or had talked to players who were familiar with the place, were quicker to sign with the team because of the facilities available to them.

Baseball: Roughs return a solid group

Thursday, March 16, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua’s baseball team will enter the 2017 season with some seasoned returnees in the fold as well as questions to answer and spots to fill.

The Roughies will be looking to avoid the predicament they faced at the end of last season. Due to a series of rainy weather that ravaged the area late in the season, Catty was faced with the predicament of playing five games in four days and winning four of their final six to gain a district spot.