Sue Butz-Stavin was inducted into the inaugural District 11 Hall of Fame Class back in October of this year.
The longtime Emmaus field hockey coach was unique among the group of 14 that were honored at the Holiday Inn in Breinigsville.
The group included eight former star athletes and six coaches. But of the six, Butz-Stavin is the only one who is still coaching.
Andrew Martinez, D’Angelo Martinez, Jason Schneck, Devon Troxell, and Cody Velez likely won’t be remembered as one of the productive senior units in the annals of Catasauqua boys’ basketball.
Most of them are logging meaningful varsity minutes for the first time this winter during a season in which the Roughies will be in a transition year with a number of sophomores also seeing significant playing time in a campaign that had a 1-5 record at the holiday break.
Nineteen area cheerleading squads will compete in the 2019 District XI Competitive Spirit Championships beginning at 9 a.m. on Jan. 5 at Easton Area Middle School.
Bethlehem Catholic, which won the East Penn Conference Cheerleading Championships, will compete in the Small Division. Performing positions were assigned by random draw, and as with the EPC competition, the Hawks will perform last in their division at approximately 10:20 a.m.
Freedom will also compete in the Small Division, right before Becahi at approximately 10:15 a.m.
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The Pen Argyl Green Knights brought their 3-1 record to Catasauqua High School for a varsity girls basketball game between Colonial League foes.
The Roughs entered the game at 1-4 looking to halt a three-game skid. Unfortunately for the home crowd, Pen Argyl won, 50-35.
Catty got off to a strong start in the first quarter and led at the break 17-15. Senior guard Julia Lacey scored 6 of her game total 9 points in the period as the Roughs showed good offensive balance in building the lead.
Catasauqua head girls’ basketball coach Mark Seremula sees one of this team’s issues simply explained – put the ball in the basket.
With a 50-35 defeat to Pen Argyl Monday night, the Roughies (1-5) dropped their fourth consecutive game, all of them being Colonial League contests.
After losing to host Tamaqua in their tournament, Catty beat Lincoln Leadership, 44-25 in the consolation game.
Since then, they had lost league games to Bangor, Salisbury, and Palmerton.
Remember in Batman how Commissioner Gordon used to shine that big bat signal in the sky to summon Batman to his office? In this case, it wasn’t a bat signal, it was a Phantoms logo and it wasn’t Commissioner Gordon doing the summoning, it was coach Gordon – Scott Gordon – being alerted to trouble in Philadelphia. And oh dear, Gordon brought his sidekick Carter Hart (too bad his first name isn’t Robin) with him for the trip down the turnpike to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
Suburban Dart League
Star of Beth 29 13 .690
St. Paul’s 23 13 .639
Bath Luth 24 15 .615
Christ UCC 23 19 .548
Emmanuel 20 22 .476
Dryland 20 22 .476
St. Stephen’s 19 23 .452
Farmersville 17 22 .436
Ebenezer 18 24 .429
Light of Christ 16 23 .410
Salem UCC 13 26 .333
Dryland (5-2, 4-2) at Ebenezer (6-5)
D - Nathan Phares 7-13, Larry Golick 7-14, Earl Sigley 7-15 HR, Lou Dervarics 6-12, Shawn Sigley 5-13, Butch Silfies 5-14.
Driving along Mauch Chunk Road last week, I couldn’t help but notice that some of the harvested corn and soybean fields on both sides of the road had small ponds of skim ice on them from the below freezing temperatures we had. That brought to mind that the ice fishing season is forthcoming.
The winds of change are going to hit the area soon.
In a little over a week, fall will turn to winter. But there is a change on the local sports scene that could come blowing in too.
Local athletic directors certainly have a Christmas wish list to hang on the tree when it comes to football scheduling — and it appears that wish is going to come true.