When reading most fishing articles, whether they’re written by fishing pros or outdoor writers, a good percentage of them relate fishing tips and techniques when fishing from a boat. But what about us boatless anglers?
Dr. Jason Halfen, of The Technological Angler, a company dedicated to teaching anglers to leverage modern technology to find and catch fish, has refreshingly good tips and techniques for those who fish from shore. After all, he claims, nearly everyone who gets their first start in fishing usually has cast a line from shore.
Even though the season is early, Catasauqua’s track program continues to excel.
The defending Colonial league champion girls’ 400 relay team of Kenzie Bradley, Tyra Brown, Hanasia Jenkins, and Amaiya Johnson recently set a new personal best time of 50.6. They have been setting record times throughout the young season and appear to be on track to defend their title.
Catty’s foursome lost by a split second to Palisades in last year’s Class 2A District 11 meet. Johnson is the newest member of the unit, replacing recent graduate Quinn Bachman.
Andrew Brett has been accustomed to the big stage. This time around, he has adjusted to the same type of role in a different environment.
In his first starting role as the Roughies starting quarterback, Brett threw for more than 2,000 yards and 16 touchdowns, placing him in an elite crowd in the statistical field.
The fifth weekly installment of the Colonial League top track and field performers was recently released and again includes several Catasauqua names.
Jacob Wittman remains in the top spot for the boys in the pole vault with a 12-6. Brian Gembarski is second with a 12-0, representing Bangor.
The girls 400 relay team took over the top spot with a time of 50.6, just ahead of Southern Lehigh’s 50.8.
Also for the girls, Tyra Brown is fifth in the 100 with a time of 12.6, just off the pace of Talitha Diggs of Saucon Valley, who remains in the top spot.
The Catasauqua girls track team lost a tough, close match with Palmerton last week, falling 74-72.
Tyra Brown was a double winner, taking the 100 in 13.36 and the 200 in 27.21. Brown is among the tops in the league in both events (See page A8).
In the 400 Trinity Kern took home first place with a time of 1:06.75.
The Colonial League’s top performer list has some new names among the top of many events. With just two weeks left in the regular season, here’s a look at the top-five perormances in each event as athletes begin to jockey for seeding position as the league championship meet approaches on May 9 and 10.
The list also features some Catasauqua track members.
Jacob Wittman continues to lead the way in the pole vault with a 12-6 for the boys.
For the Catasauqua baseball team, their last three weeks will be a test of character. Or better yet, it will be gut-check time.
Starting Wednesday, the Roughies will embark on a three-week journey, one that will test their mettle and resolve as they begin their search for a return to the district playoffs and also a possible spot in the Colonial League playoffs.
Editor’s note: In last week’s edition of the Catasauqua Press, an incorrect photo was used to go with the feature on Joey Kober. This is a reprinted version of the story with a correct photo. The Press apologizes for the error.
Joey Kober knew it was time for an attitude adjustment.
It was his sophomore season and Kober realized that life was bigger than he thought.
“Things are a lot better than last year,” said Kober, a junior. “I am a lot more determined. I started on JV and then was called up to varsity.
Dani Pluchinsky knew the softball program likely would take a different direction this season, but she didn’t expect the current stage to surface.
The Roughies began the season with all-state performer Hannah Edwards and other former seasoned seniors that produced a 19-win last year, and kept them among the elite in softball circles.
Still, Alexia Reichl and fellow senior Shannon Gallagher returned to anchor the pitching staff and provide some big bats in the lineup. That was until the duo went down with season-ending pitching injuries in the opening weeks.
The Colonial League’s top performer list has some new names among the top of many events. With just two weeks left in the regular season, here’s a look at the top five perormances in each event as athletes begin to jockey for seeding position as the May 9-10 league championship meet approaches.
100: 1. Jonathan Marfisi (PA) 10.5, 2. Michael Creighton (Palis), Jared Colletti (Palis) 10.8, 4. tie Eli Hoyt (B), Marcus Glueck (SL), Eli Hoyt (B), Job Goodman (W) 11.1;