Mother Nature has not been kind to ice fishermen this season. With up and down temperatures and weekly rain, ice thickness is dangerously thin in certain local waters.
According to local bait and tackle shops, the best bet is to head north to the Poconos.
vision soccer course
Vision Training Soccer announces its first of the year VT Level II Coaching Certification Course in Hellertown, on March 16 from 1-4 p.m.
The course will be offered at 2674 Easton Road, Hellertown, and will include a classroom presentation as well as a two-hour field session.
T.J. Kostecky, Men’s Soccer Coach at LIU Brooklyn, NCAA Division I, along with Len Bilous, former player and pro coach (MISL) will be teaching the course.
Topics presented include: Dribbling for possession; passing and receiving with vision; group and team possession.
Brad Panto is enjoying the moments.
The Catasauqua senior played a pivotal role on the football team this fall, and he also has held a similar position on the wrestling team.
Panto has been an instrumental part in the Roughies’ success this wrestling season, winning the Colonial League West and also participating in the league duals.
With individual districts beginning in a week, Panto plans to cherish the final run.
Since she was very young, Julia Lacey knew she was destined to play basketball. Basketball is a common thread in the Lacey family.
Her father, Jim, played at the University of Tulsa, and he three older sisters were standouts in the Roughies’ program.
So, it was easy for the youngest sister of the family to follow in their footsteps, and she was among five seniors that were honored during the Roughies’ Senior Night ceremonyheld recently. Lacey scored 10 points in the victory over Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg.
The Colonial League and East Penn Conference playoff schedules for basketball were pushed back due to weather and school closings this week.
Tonight’s games (Thursday, Feb. 14) are as follows for the Colonial League:
Catasauqua High School
5:45 p.m.- Girls #1 Notre Dame-Green Pond vs. #4 Bangor
7:30 p.m. - Boys #1 Moravian Academy vs. #4 Bangor
Whitehall High School
6 p.m. - Girls #2 Southern Lehigh vs. #3 Northwestern Lehigh
7:45 p.m. - Boys #2 Southern Lehigh vs. #3 Notre Dame-Green Pond
If you’re a bird watcher and maintain feeders at your residence, it’s likely your major complaint are feeder robbers.
Yes, those gray, furry, bushy-tailed thieves can, in jiffy, wipe out your feeders stocked with sunflower seeds, peanut hearts, corn or bird seed. But oftentimes squirrels can provide hilarious moments as they attempt to figure out how to rob so-called squirrel-proof feeders, and when they perform other antics. And sometimes they even lose their grip and fall.
It can be easy to assume the progress of Catasauqua girls’ basketball team simply based on a 3-19 record.
Just don’t tell first-year head coach Mark Seremula.
“I thought it was a good year,” said Seremula. “The kids learned a lot, and they competed all season long. We got better and we were in more games this year.
“We stayed in games longer, but we hit droughts putting the ball in the basket.”
The Roughies will lose seniors Cassie Barna, Allanah George, Amy Huber, Julie Lacey, and Taylor Richards, but they will return a seasoned core.
On Saturday, Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher pulled off his third trade since taking over for Ron Hextall earlier this season.
The trade sent Dale Weise and Christian Folin to the Montreal Canadiens for defenseman David Schlemko and forward Byron Froese.
Fletcher, had been trying to trade Weise – one of the bigger blunders made by Hextall, when he signed him to a four-year, $9.4-million free agent deal in July of 2016 – but until this past weekend, didn’t find any takers.
The East Penn Conference and Colonial League announced matchups for their respective league tournaments, which start Friday.
In the EPC, the Bethlehem Catholic boys get the top seed and will host eight-seed Easton at 7:30 p.m. Emmaus earns the second seed and will host Central at 6 p.m.
Freedom takes the fifth seed and will travel to Nazareth for a 7:30 p.m. game while Allen sneaked in on the final night of play to earn the sixth seed and a date at Pocono Mountain East for a 7 p.m. game.
The District 11 dual tournament kicks off this Thursday night to officially begin the postseason run for area teams with opening round 3A action taking place at Liberty and Northampton.
Freedom (eighth seed) will open with Emmaus (ninth seed) at 6 p.m. for the right to the on top-seeded Liberty at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Gymnasium.
The other opening round bout at Liberty features Nazareth (fifth seed) taking on Whitehall (12th seed), with the winner moving on to take on Stroudsburg (fourth seed).