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Heydt, Sturgess take home soccer scholar athlete awards

Monday, January 30, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Salisbury High School center midfielder, Ethan Heydt, and Quakertown High School forward, Victoria Sturgess, were named 2016 Soccer Scholar Athletes at the Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Awards Banquet on Jan. 29 at Northampton Memorial Community Center in Northampton, Pa.

Heydt and Sturgess were among 76 nominees from 40 high schools throughout the area who were selected jointly by their coaches and the school administration. The Soccer Scholar Athlete Committee then selected the overall winners.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by The Press in Sports

LV soccer scholar athletes to be named

On Sunday, Jan. 29, at 5:30 p.m. the Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Foundation will hold their annual banquet at the Northampton Community Center.

Over 43 area schools will be represented by both a male and female nominee and a scholarship will be given to the winner in each category.

The award began in 1975 with seven male nominees and has gone through several transitions.

Varsity Roundup: Iorio drops 41 on Vikes

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by The Press in Sports



The Hurricanes swept Whitehall with the boys winning 91-66 and the girls team taking a 97-68 victory.

Event winners for Liberty’s girls team were Abby Mack (200 free, 100 free), Julia McCarthy (200 IM), Natalie Richardson (50 free) and Samantha Taylor (100 backstroke).

Liberty also won the 200 medley relay with the foursome of Anna Lehr, Richardson, Sabrina Krotzer and Kendra Smith. The Hurricanes took the 200 free relay with McCarthy, Richardson, Mack and Smith.

CHS boys have mission

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over the next two weeks, Catasauqua’s boys’ basketball mission is clear.

“We need to win games,” said head coach Eric Snyder. “We also need to score. We haven’t been able to make the plays when we need them. We can still make districts, but we simply need to win.”

The Roughies began the week in an eight-game slide, a losing streak that suddenly has dampened their postseason hopes. Catty has missed the district playoffs the past two seasons, but they have been confident to make a return.

Ben Nosal aims to be on top

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Ben Nosal still remembers his eighth-grade wrestling season. He lost all of his matches and quitting the sport suddenly became an option.

However, his older brother, Jared, convinced him to stay with the sport.

Now, five years later, Nosal is on the top of his game as one of the top wrestlers across the Lehigh Valley in the 220-pound bracket and also is one of the senior leaders for the Catasauqua program.

Outdoors: Camp Compass to receive NRA donation

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Through the proceeds from the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg (the “Harrisburg show” as it has been known), the National Rifle Association (NRA) is donating $43,000 to five Pennsylvania organizations that promote the outdoor lifestyle through educational and recreational activities.

One of the five is our local Camp Compass, an Allentown-based inner city youth organization that introduces urban, middle and high school students to various outdoor activities.

Wrestlers have key matches remaining

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over the next few weeks, Catasauqua’s wrestling program is looking to take a turn upward.

Beginning this week, the Roughies had two matches left on their Colonial League schedule, ones that could have a dramatic effect to the end of their season.

Catty traveled to Palmerton Wednesday night and then will host Northwestern the following Tuesday. The Roughies began the week with a 4-2 mark in the league and the outcomes of their last two matches will determine whether or not they can participate in the Colonial League Duals Jan. 30.