Catasauqua Press

Friday, November 24, 2017

Pete’s Top-10: Trojans cement No. 1 status

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Well, so much for Parkland not being their consistent selves. The Trojans convincing 38-24 win over Bethlehem Catholic solidified that Parkland is the team to beat this year and the 6A bracket will go through them.

For the likes of Whitehall, Becahi and Palisades, they’ve clearly painted the picture for district title runs in their respective classes as well.

With teams heading down the home stretch of the season, district positioning is now at the forefront.

Only three more weeks of the regular season are upon us, so get your fill with this week’s picks.

Volleyball continues to improve this year

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Catasauqua volleyball team has shown considerable improvement over the course of the season, but ran into one of the area’s best teams on Thursday, Oct. 5.

Undefeated Southern Lehigh defeated the Rough Riders 25-9, 25-5, and 25-13.

With four wins on the season and one game remaining on the schedule, Catasauqua has doubled last season’s win total.

Head Coach Danielle Heller is encouraged by the progress she’s seen over the course of the season.

Roughie Roundup: Girls soccer team gets a win in overtime

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Catty girls soccer team won 3-2 over Bethlehem Catholic.

Catty got off to a great start, taking a 2-0 first half lead. Lexi Rushatz and Trinity Kern notched first half goals. But, the Hawks would rally and score two goals in the second half. Mikaela Alleyne and Taylor Richards found the back of the net as Becahi forced overtime.

But Catty would win it in extra time thanks to Huber’s goal. Kern would also add an assist in the game.

Catty had 13 shots in the game and keeper Madison Hicks made 14 saves for the Roughs. The Hawks had 15 shots on goal.

Football Roundup: Worth leads Trojans past Hawks

Monday, October 9, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Just one team remains unbeaten in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference after the seventh Friday night of the 2017 high school football season. Several games on this week’s card have District 11 Class 6A playoff implications. Here’s a look at some of Friday’s action.

Bethlehem Catholic-Parkland

The Trojans won a battle of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s last two unbeaten teams with a 38-24 win over the Hawks.

Outdoors: archery season kicks off in PA

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The statewide archery hunting season kicked off this past Saturday (Sept. 30) for antlered and antlerless deer for the season that continues until Nov. 11. Then there’s the late archery season that starts up again Dec. 26 and runs until Jan. 13.

For sportsmen who hunt in WMU’s 2B, 5C and 5D, they can hunt both buck and doe from Dec. 26 through Jan. 28.

District holds annual meeting

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

District 11 held their annual media conference last Tuesday morning at St. Luke’s Sports Medicine and Rehab Center in Bethlehem.

The biggest take-away from the session included more news on the upcoming District 11 Hall of Fame, which is set to honor its first class in the fall of 2018.

Brad Pensyl, an administrator in the Pocono Mountain school district, outlined the guidelines for nominations, which has a deadline of June 1, 2018 for any nominee to have their paperwork submitted.

Catty falls to Wilson

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For nearly 47 minutes, Catasauqua had a victory within their grasp.

Unfortunately, they saw it slip way in the final minute.

Wilson scored with 19.5 seconds left in the game and sent the Roughies to a gut-wrenching 28-21 defeat Saturday afternoon at Wilson.

Cameron Clark scored on a two-yard plunge for the go-ahead score. Catty moved the ball down to the Wilson 40, but Andrew Brett’s Hail Mary attempt in the end zone fell short as time expired.

Girls soccer team falls 2-0 to Indians

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Catasauqua girls soccer team dominated the stat sheet, but Lehighton came away with a 2-0 victory in their nonconference match on Oct. 2.

The Rough Riders outshot the Indians 24-9, had a 6-0 advantage in corner kicks, and held the ball in Lehighton’s half for the majority of the game. Indians’ goalkeeper Julia Frey recorded 17 saves in the shutout.

District holds annual meeting

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

District 11 held their annual media conference last Tuesday morning at St. Luke’s Sports Medicine and Rehab Center in Bethlehem.

The biggest take-away from the session included more news on the upcoming District 11 Hall of Fame, which is set to honor its first class in the fall of 2018.

Brad Pensyl, an administrator in the Pocono Mountain school district, outlined the guidelines for nominations, which has a deadline of June 1, 2018 for any nominee to have their paperwork submitted.