Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

CHS track drops two meets

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Catty took on Notre Dame and Bangor in a recent track meet, which leads up to this week’s Colonial League meet held at Whitehall High School.

The girls lost to Bangor 111-39 and to Notre Dame 99-46. The boys fell to Bangor 126-23 and to Notre Dame 108-38.

Despite the losses, several Catty athletes stood out in the meet. That included Lexi Rushatz who won both the 400 and 1600 events. Her time in the 400 was 1:04.10 and in the 1600 was 5:42.20.

Other finishers for the girls were Katherine Verenna who was fourth in the 3200.

Outdoors: Hokey Park Fishing Derby approaching

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Youngsters 15 years of age and under are invited to enter the free 2019 Annual Fishing Derby on May 25, 2019, at Hokey Park located on Lehigh Street in Whitehall.

The derby is open only to children and is hosted by the Whitehall Township Recreation Department with sponsorship from Willie’s Bait & Tackle Shop in Cementon, who provides the prizes for the winners.

CL releases track and field top performers

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by The Press in Sports

This year’s fifth installment of the Colonial League’s top track and field performances was released this week.

The Catty girls 3200 relay team was bumped from the top-five but two CHS individual performances broke on to the list this week.

Lexi Rushatz’s time of 5:27.9 is good enough for second in the 1600 event, while on the boys side, Jaekwan Moodie distance of 21-8 in the long jump is good enough for third as we inch closer to the league and district meets.

The following is a list of the top-five performances in each event this season:

GIRLS

CHS looks to end strong

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua’s baseball team’s record of 4-9 through Monday’s play easily could have been closed to being reversed.

It’s all about how they have attrition and endurance.

“We just don’t have enough depth, and we have trouble finishing games,” deadpanned head coach Steve Bradley. “That’s what has really hurt us this season.

“We have been in our share of games. We have been making mistakes in games and it always seems to be in the last couple of innings.”

Track team drops two meets

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Catasauqua track and field fell to both Pen Argyl and Southern Lehigh in a meet from last week. The boys fell to the Spartans 131-18 and to the Knights 97-51, while the girls lost to Solehi 117-33 and to PA 81-69.

Catty had several winners in the meet despite the team losses.

Isabella Atiyeh took the 100 while Lexi Rushatz won both the 800 and 3200 events. Trinity Kern won the 300 hurdles.

On the boys side, Jaekwan Moodie was first in the long jump with a distance of 20-04.

Girls

Moodie enjoying track season

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Jaekwan Moodie recalled a time when his parents asked him to try out for the track team.

Four years later, Moodie took their suggestion and has made the most of the situation.

The senior has had a steady and strong year for the Roughies this season in the long jump and 100 along with being a member of their 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams. He recently set a new school record in the long jump with a mark of 21-8.

It certainly has been a memorable inaugural season.

Colonial League track and field top performers

Friday, April 26, 2019 by The Press in Sports

This year’s fifth installment of the Colonial League’s top track and field performances was released this week.

The following is a list of the top five performances in each event this season.

GIRLS

4x100 relay: 1. Southern Lehigh (Imani Hollie, Amelia Cassady, Madison Trout, Sierra Williams) 50.30, 2. Palisades 51.9, 3. Bangor 52.0, 4. Notre Dame 52.3, 5. Wilson 53.10;

4x400 relay: 1. Palisades 4:10.83, 2. Saucon Valley 4:20.0, 3. Southern Lehigh 4:20.9, 4. Wilson 4:29.1, 5. Wilson 4:29.1;

Steel fall 3-0

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Bethlehem Steel FC played its eighth match of the 2019 USL Championship regular season against Indy Eleven. The Steel fell 0-3 in this one, after a back and forth battle at Talen Energy Stadium.

The match started slowly as neither team was able to establish an offensive presence. Steel FC pushed forward through left back Matt Real, on loan from Philadelphia Union, who whipped in multiple crosses that tested the Indy backline.

Huber eying postseason

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Amy Huber is looking forward to the postseason this season. Unfortunately, she didn’t have one last season.

She is optimistic fate will be on her side, however.

The Catasauqua senior missed leagues and districts last year due to a torn ACL that occurred during the last regular season meet. She has focused her attention on the 100 meter hurdles, an event in which she set a new personal record (18.45) in an earlier meet at Palisades this season. Huber also set a new personal mark in the 300 hurdles (56.60) at the same meet.