Catasauqua Press

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Wrestlers season comes to end

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Austin Brett and Tyler Melendez both cherished their opportunity to compete at the PIAA Class 2A Southeastern Regional at Wilson West Lawn High School last weekend.

However, they didn’t get to advance to the next step.

Brett’s and Melendez’s season ended in the consolation rounds of the tournament. For Brett, a freshman, it was the first step toward a promising career ahead. On the other hand, Melendez, a senior, saw the chapter close on his wrestling career.

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Salem Luth 43 17 .717

Christ UCC 38 22 .633

St. Paul’s 35 25 .583

Dryland 35 28 .556

Bath Luth 30 30 .500

Emmanuel 28 32 .467

St. Stephen’s 26 31 .456

Farmersville 24 36 .400

Ebenezer 21 33 .389

Salem UCC 22 35 .386

Messiah 22 35 .386

Christ UCC at

Ebenezer (4-1, 7-3, 5-4)

Eb - Jim Voortman, Paul Yoder 5-12, Carol Voortman 5-13 cycle, Dean Frear 4-13 HR, Vic Pacchioni 4-13, HRs - Charlie Costanza, Ken Stanley, Carl Fraley.

Outdoors: show gets new location

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

For avid saltwater anglers who are anxious to hit the surf and waves for really big fish, the annual mid-Atlantic saltwater fishing show returns to New Jersey, albeit at a different location.

The Saltwater Fishing Expo, now in its 12th year, is moving to a brand-new location, delivering an even bigger and better event for consumers, said Tod Alberto, show director.

Don’t leave a Phantoms game early

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Imagine if you will this scenario.

Before the AHL season begins, you scour the Phantoms schedule and pick out a game to see against their rival, the Hershey Bears. It’s an early March game, so you figure the weather isn’t likely to be too bad and it could be a big game for both teams. As the season goes on, you notice that the Bears aren’t very good and the Phantoms are kicking their butts in head-to-head meetings. No problem, because you figure at least you’ll see a Phantoms win.

Catty falls to NDGP

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Before the season, Catasauqua head coach Eric Snyder had his team sights to returning to a district semifinal game, the site where they dropped a 91-46 decision to Valley Forge Military Academy.

This time around, the Roughies faced Notre Dame. Unfortunately, the outcome wasn’t any different.

Catty couldn’t find its rhythm all night as they dropped a 65-44 decision to the Crusaders, ending their season with an overall 15-10 record.

BREAKING - Weather forces cancelations of hoops, wrestling and swimming

Friday, March 2, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Whitehall AD Bob Hartman annouced that due to road conditions from Winter Storm Riley, Friday’s Northeast Regional Wrestling Tournament will be moved to all day Saturdary at Liberty High School.

Below is an updated schedule for Saturday’s action:

Revised Northeast AAA Regional Wrestling Schedule

Saturday, March 3, 2018

8 a.m. – Weigh-ins and Skin Checks – 1 pound allowance

9 a.m. – Preliminaries

11 a.m. – Quarterfinals

1 p.m. – 1st Round Consolations

2 p.m. – 2nd Round Consolations

3:30 p.m. – Semifinals / 3rd Round Consolations

After win over Nolehi, CHS eyes finals

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Eric Snyder knew after Friday’s practice and Saturday’s walk-through that his team couldn’t wait to play.

“I knew they were ready to go,” said Snyder. “It was a very good effort and the boys were chomping at the bit. You always get a little nervous when you haven’t played in a while.

“But I had the same feeling before we played in Pottsville last year. I cut practice short on the day before the game because I knew they were ready.”

The Roughies surely were.

Catty healthy just in time

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

Regardless of the sport, whenever a team experiences an extended layoff, the question when they return is always, “Are they rested or are they rusty?”

The Catasauqua boys basketball team showed that the rest was much-needed in their 75-60 win over Northern Lehigh in the District XI 3A quarterfinals.

With two weeks off between their Colonial League playoff defeat to Wilson and their district playoff opener, Coach Eric Snyder got a slew of guys back that he wasn’t expecting to return this season.

Phantoms see shake-up with NHL trade deadline passing

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

You’ve heard of trickle-down economics.

On Monday, it was trickle-down transactions for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The day brought with it the NHL trading deadline, which also brings the rule that states any player on the NHL roster when the deadline passes is not eligible to be returned to the AHL for the rest of the season. That put all eyes squarely on Flyers GM Ron Hextall to see just what he was going to do in an effort to improve the NHL team and how any moves would affect the Phantoms.

Outdoors: Snow geese are back in the area

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you’re a snow goose hunter, or just a wildlife photographer, you both can shoot thousands of snow geese by trekking on down to upper Berks County.

There’s a large field behind Sittler’s Golf Center and Haldeman Ford on Route 222 outside Kutztown and on Kutztown Road. As I drove past there at 12:20 p.m. last week, the field behind these two businesses was a sea of white, that on first view took on the appearance of snow. But instead, was a few thousand snow geese feeding there with smaller flocks continuing to come in from the East to join them.