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Friday, November 24, 2017

SoccerFest back at SteelStacks

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Following successful runs in 2014 and 2015, the popular Lehigh Valley SoccerFest & Viewing Party at SteelStacks will return in 2018 to showcase all the action from World Cup Russia on the giant outdoor screens at SteelStacks.

And, to help the region get pumped for next year’s World Cup action, the community is invited to gather at SteelStacks later this week to cheer the U.S. Men’s National Team on to victory as it fights to earn a spot in soccer’s premier tourney.

Roughie Roundup: Volleyball, field hockey, girls soccer all pick up wins

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Catasauqua volleyball team picked up a win against Palmerton.

The team dropped the first two games 25-20 and 26-24 but rallied to win the next three by scores of 25-23, 25-19 and 15-8.

The Roughs dropped games to Tamaqua 25-12, 25-17 and 25-2.

Kaitlyn Stauffenberg had five aces, five kills and 15 assists to lead the way.

Salem Christian won over Catty in three sets: 25-14, 25-15, 25-15.

Catty fell to Notre Dame Green Pond 25-10, 25-11, 25-16.

In boys soccer, the Roughs lost to Notre Dame Green Pond 2-0.

Pete’s Top-10: Hawks look to steal Parkland’s reign

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

The showdown has finally arrived for Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic with this week’s tussle taking place in Orefield Friday night. The winner will grab the EPC South by the horns, but this is most likely a contest between the two best teams in the area we’ll see this season, no matter what happens in the postseason, which makes it all the better.

In other marquee games this week, Whitehall gets a chance to pop Freedom’s bubble and Emmaus enters a matchup with Nazareth as their season continues to reel.

Catty will face tough task against Notre Dame GP

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

With four league games left in their season, Catasauqua has reached its breaking point.

They will host Notre Dame Friday night at Alumni Field seeking to break a three-game losing streak, one that could easily turn the tide of their season. The latest being a crushing 28-21 loss at Wilson last week.

The Roughies have an overall 2-4 mark and find themselves in the sixth and final spot of the PIAA District 11 Class 2A power rankings. It is likely that the top four teams will make the postseason, and the Roughies likely would need at least two wins to be considered for a spot.

Article By: The Press

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Salem Luth 10 2 .833

Christ UCC 8 4 .667

Salem UCC 6 3 .667

Messiah 5 4 .556

St. Paul’s 6 6 .500

Farmersville 6 6 .500

Dryland 4 5 .444

Emmanuel 4 5 .444

Ebenezer 5 7 .417

St. Stephens 2 7 .222

Bath Lutheran 1 8 .111

Christ UCC (8-1, 5-4, 5-3 10in) at Dryland

C - Ed Yost 7-13, Ron Wagner 6-14, Garry Hunsicker 6-14, Dave Shaver 5-14, Eric Yocum HR.

D - Bernie Yurko 6-13, Al Gilbert 5-14, Paul Jacoby 3-8.

Salem Luth (5-4, 4-3) at

Football Roundup: Trojans top Zephyrs

Saturday, September 30, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Parkland remained one of two undefeated teams in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with a win over Whitehall Friday night. The other EPC unbeaten, Bethlehem Catholic, plays a Saturday evening game.

Palisades is still the only Colonial League team without a loss after rolling to a win over Salisbury.

Here’s a look at some of Friday night’s action. For more see this week’s Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.


The Trojans overcame an early deficit to beat Whitehall 31-21 and remain undefeated.

Catty looks to improve now and for future

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For the Catasauqua girls’ volleyball team, it is all about the future.

However, their present state is looking pretty good.

Having a young, maturing squad, the Roughies have been steadily improving throughout the season, and they have been looking at the big picture. Catty has a 2-7 record through their first five games, but they aren’t looking at the final results.

Field hockey looks to stay optimistic

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

These are the challenging times for the Catasauqua field hockey team. Yet, there still is plenty of room for optimism and promise.

The Roughies got their first win of the season Monday afternoon when they downed Palisades, 2-1. It ended a 10-game losing streak to begin the season. They also only scored two goals through their first 10 games.

In the win over Palisades, Kenzie Bradley scored the winning goal and Tyra Brown tallied the first one with an assist from Tyza Klotz.

Pete’s Top-10: PHS, BC will faces challenges

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

It’s officially the second half of the season and the top five teams in the poll are littered with big matchups. The EPC race looks like it’s coming down to Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic, while Palisades keeps their grip on the Colonial league title.

Here’s a breakdown of this week’s bouts, along with some new friends from the North entering the poll.

1. Parkland (5-0)

Last week’s rank: #1

Trojans should have no problem running the ball this week.

The Pick: Parkland 35- Whitehall 28

2. Bethlehem Catholic (5-0)

Last week’s rank: #2