Catasauqua Press

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Reinhart back at QB for Rough Riders

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Adam Reinhart admittedly was antsy watching form the sidelines.

The senior quarterback missed the better part of two-plus games dealing with complications of Epstein’s Bar. He played against Salisbury and made the start in the recent Palmerton game.

“I felt good enough to play a few weeks ago, but I wasn’t cleared to play,” said Reinhart. “I understood that.

“But I feel like I am 100-percent back, and I just had to adjust to everything.”

Girls hope to make District 11 playoffs

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

When Haleigh Toto’s free kick slid under the crossbar to cut Tamaqua’s lead to a goal at Thomas Field last Saturday morning, it seemed like the spark the Roughs needed to pull out the come-from-behind victory.

They had been consistently knocking on the door late in the second half, and Toto’s goal, her second of the game, pulled them within one as the Raiders now clung to a 3-2 lead.

Girl harriers pick up 10th win

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

With leagues and districts on the horizon, Catasauqua’s cross country teams have been rising to the occasion.

The girls’ team gained victories over Moravian Academy (25-30) and Saucon Valley (24-31) in a seven–team meet at Palisades Tuesday.

Lexi Rushatz finished fourth overall in a time of a new personal record of 19:54.10 and Lucy Brubaker was 16th (21:36). Breonna Brinkley was the other Rough Rider in the top 20 (18th, 21:42)

It marked their 10th win of the season, which is believed to be the most wins in a school season.

Football looks for a win at Palmerton

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Injuries and illnesses have plagued the Rough Riders football season throughout the year, and they definitely have plodded the progress of a young football team.

In their recent 34-0 loss to Salisbury, the Roughies (0-6) were missing three starting lineman and a receiver.

“We have had guys on the line nicked up all year,” said head coach Mike McClarin. “It has given us a chance to play freshmen and sophomores who wouldn’t have had playing time.

Pete’s Top-10: A new number-one this week

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Last week we saw Nazareth fall for the first time this season. Was it the eventual slip that most teams in the EPC face, or are there cracks in the foundation?

The lone EPC team to remain undefeated is Easton following its win over Central Catholic over the weekend, but the Rovers haven’t been truly tested yet.

That changes this week with Freedom coming to town.

Parkland’s win over the Blue Eagles could be a sign they’re gearing up at the right time, while the Colonial League battle between Southern Lehigh and Northwestern could decide the league crown.

Girls looking to make a push

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over the last six games of the season, Catasauqua head girls’ soccer coach Chris Hain is looking for more steadiness in his team.

The Roughies had an overall 5-7 mark and sat in fourth place in the PIAA District 11 Class postseason bracket.

“I think the confidence is there,” said Hain. “For us, it’s about being more consistent. We’re trying to reach a consistent level of competitiveness. It hasn’t been where I would like it to be.

“It’s not for lack of effort or attitude. We do have a younger team this year than last year.”

Outdoors: Additional hunting days scheduled

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Deer and bear hunters are in for some changes this season, with most offering additional hunting days afield.

Now that the statewide archery deer hunting season gets underway this Saturday (Oct. 5), it also spells the time junior license holders can hunt squirrels and rabbits until Oct. 19. Juniors can also hunt ring-necked pheasants from Oct. 12-19.

Pete’s Top-10: Harris leads the charge

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

As we arrive at midseason of the poll, it’s become quite clear that Nazareth is one of the most fun teams to watch in the area, as well as the top squad.

The Blue Eagles made plenty of mistakes in last week’s win over Bethlehem Catholic, but still walked away with a convincing win. It shows that even on a bad night, the Anthony Harris-led squad is a problem for teams to handle.

The Blue Eagles have another hurdle this week taking on Parkland, but unless someone finds a way to stop Harris, nobody will be taking down the Blue Eagles.