By the time you read this, several hunting seasons, including small game and big game, have opened statewide.
As for big game, it’s muzzleloader bear season in WMUs 2B. 5B. 5C and 5D that runs Oct. 13-20. The small game list includes rabbit, grouse and squirrels with split seasons that run Oct. 13-Nov. 24; Dec. 10-24; and Dec. 26-Feb. 28. The exception is grouse that whose seasons are Oct. 13-Nov. 24 and Dec. 10-24.
DARTS AND TRAPSHOOTING
Suburban Trap League
Star of Beth. 16 2 .889
St. Paul’s 8 4 .667
Bath Luth 8 7 .533
Christ UCC 8 7 .533
Farmersville 7 8 .467
St. Stephen’s 8 10 .444
Ebenezer 8 10 .444
Salem UCC 6 9 .400
Emmanuel 6 9 .400
Dryland 7 11 .389
Light of Christ 5 10 .333
Salem UCC (2-1)
at St. Stephen’s (2-0, 1-0)
SS — Gary Buczynski 4-10 HR, Dave Blaukovitch 4-10.
S — Bob Krause 4-10.
Ebenezer (9-6, 5-4)
at Light of Christ (3-1)
After last week’s Miracle in Macungie what does week nine have in store for local football fans?
Not sure anything can top Freedom’s 32-31, overtime win over Emmaus, but this week offers the Hornets another shot at a big game when they travel to Bethlehem Catholic.
Nazareth is quietly moving its way up the poll, while Notre Dame might be the new top dog in the Colonial League.
1. Freedom (8-0)
Last week’s rank: #1
This just seems like a magical year for the Pates. Nine straight wins this week.
The Pick: Freedom 42- Central Catholic 14
Get ready for what could be a roller coaster ride with the Phantoms this season.
The team is very young and with that youth often comes inconsistency. Look at the first two games and you’ll see the start of the ride.
In their recent game against Notre Dame, Catasauqua was trailing 14-0 in the first quarter and was pleased with its progress.
However, a fumble late in the quarter proved costly as Notre Dame added 14 points in the final 30 seconds.
Editor’s note: We’ll have results of the Colonial League meet in next week’s edition.
For the Catasauqua cross country team, it has been a momentous year.
They also can continue to build on it.
During the regular season, the girls’ team won nine meets and the boys’ squad captured five meets.
Head coach Kyle Rusnock believed the Roughies’ success was a record one. From the start, Catty has been on a steady incline. The Roughies will have 37 runners in the postseason.
The Colonial League released its all-star field hockey team for the 2018 season on Tuesday.
Catty’s Alexis Hertzog was the lone representative on the squad as a defender.
The rest of the team is as follows:
LVHN Named Exclusive Sports Medicine Provider for Colonial League Championships
The 5-year partnership with The Colonial League is effective immediately and runs until 2023
Lehigh Valley, PA – The Colonial League for Interscholastic Sports, Inc., a Lehigh Valley
organization that facilitates and administers athletic competition among their 13 member schools,
has named Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) its exclusive sports medicine provider of the
Colonial League Championships. The championship tournaments are held for both boys and girls
Colonial League playoff brackets for championship week have been announced for boys and girls soccer, field hockey and volleyball.
Boys soccer action gets underway Monday at Salisbury with Moravian Academy (3) vs. Saucon Valley (2) at 5 p.m. followed by Southern Lehigh (4) at Northwestern (1) at 7 p.m.
The championship is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. at a site to be determined.
The eighth week of the 2018 high school football season saw two unbeaten teams fall as Freedom downed Emmaus and Northwestern took out Saucon Valley.
Here are recaps of some teams from around the area. See this week’s editions of the Lehigh Valley Press for more about your local teams.
The Patriots scored a pair of late touchdowns to tie the game before winning with a two-point conversion in overtime to improve to 8-0 while handing Emmaus (7-1) its first loss.