Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Playoffs up next for Coplay

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Baseball great Ernie Banks famously said let’s play two, but with the way this season has unfolded for the Coplay Legion team, doubleheaders have become routine for them since the season started.

Bad weather struck over the weekend, forcing more cancellations. They played another doubleheader on Sunday, with this twin bill featuring league-leading Salisbury.

They lost both games of the doubleheader, dropping their record to 10-5-1. With those two losses, they finished the regular season in third place behind Northern Valley and Salisbury.

Reightler retires as Catty track coach

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over the past 25 years, Glenn Reightler literally has a sea of memories as Catasauqua’s head track and field coach, recalling interesting individuals as well as district champions. It’s a litany of both boys’ and girls’ standouts, many in the track portion of the program that was his specialty as an assistant coach under legendary head coach Will Strein.

With Reightler retiring from his teaching position at the high school, Reightler also will not return to the program for the 2018 season.

Hannah Edwards returns to Valley

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Hannah Edwards is coming home.

The former Catasauqua standout who rewrote the Roughies’ softball record books, as well as numerous state records in a storied high school career, is returning to the Lehigh Valley to continue her collegiate career at Lehigh University next season.

Edwards spent her freshman season at the University of Pittsburgh last season where she hit .274 with 15 runs, three triples, and 11 stolen bases in 43 games.

However, the two-time Pennsylvania Player of the Year didn’t see her Pitt experience as a good fit.

Northampton Legion squad continues to play well

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

As they enter the final phase of the season, Northampton’s American Legion entry’s recent packed schedule hasn’t slowed their overall progress.

Instead, they have continued on their steady pace that has kept them near the top of the league standings. Heading into this week’s play, Northampton had an overall 11-4 record despite playing 11 games over a 14-day period.

They have three games left before the postseason begins.

Pigs could be starting process to feed the Phils

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by MIKE FEIFEL in Sports

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs play a vital role in the Phillies organization as the top-affiliate in feeding young talent to the big-league team.

This year’s team is chock full of potential, big league talent, and call-ups could become more frequent as the season progresses into summer. For this young talent, a call-up could be an intimidating task for players packing their bags to live out their dream for the first time.

Connie Mack team looks to get bats going

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Throughout most of the season, consistent hitting was a key to Catasauqua’s success in the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack (LVCM) League.

In their last few games, however, the Roughies’ ringing bats have been toned down.

As a result, Catty dropped a 4-1 decision to Wilson and an 8-1 loss to South Parkland. They did edge Bethlehem Catholic, 4-3.

“South Parkland leads the league and they are a really good team,” said Roughies’ head coach Jim Kober. “We just didn’t hit and we’re having a slump at the plate.

Street and Duggan help PA win Big 33

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty’s Darian Street and Jaohne Duggan spent one last night together as teammates in last weekend’s Big 33 Classic at Central Dauphin High School.

Both played their part in Pennsylvania’s 44-33 victory over Maryland, as Street hauled in three catches for 84 yards on the night, including a 51-yard TD grab in the fourth quarter to put Pennsylvania up 37-21 with 6:43 left.

Duggan, a back-to-back all-state selection on the defensive line, proved to be a menace to Maryland’s offensive line on the night, as he’ll continue his college career at Rutgers.

Cedar Beach Showcase this week

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Cedar Beach Basketball Showcase kicks off its inaugural tournament this week in Allentown, with the tournament taking over the reigns of the former Stellar Basketball Tournament.

Action runs Thursday to Sunday and the double elimination format that everyone was used to at Stellar is back.

Liberty, who is 4-2 in the Allentown Summer League heading into this week, opens the tournament with Boyertown on Thursday night with the winner facing Allen on Friday night.