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Rivalry series honor local teams

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs will be celebrating local school districts and communities in the all-new St. Luke’s Rivalry Series.

Multiple schools will be celebrating their pride with classmates, alumni and friends throughout the opening month at Coca-Cola Park.

These communities will be able to show off their school pride as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs play each of their scheduled games.

Tickets start at $8 and the first 250 purchasers from each school will receive a T-shirt in their school’s colors.

Here is a list of the remaining rivalry series:

Richards standing out in throwing events

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

After her freshman year on the track team, Taylor Richards recognized that it was time for a change.

She did jumps and sprints her first year, and then decided not to go out her sophomore year.

Last season, Richards found her niche. She began throwing discus and javelin and it has been a perfect match.

At the Whitehall Relays last Saturday, Richards recorded personal records (PR) in both events, notching 83 feet in each.

Cole Schiffer catching on as Catasauqua’s backstop

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Ever since he began the game in his early youth, Cole Schiffer has been a catcher.

He has relished the position that usually attracts the least volunteers.

As a sophomore backstop, Schiffer understands there is plenty more to digest in his first season as the varsity signal caller.

“As soon as I tried it (catching), I knew it was for me,” said Schiffer. “I just knew I had to work on it.

“Now, I know I have to keep getting better every day.”

Colonial League releases list of top performances

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League’s third installment of top track and field performers was released last week. Here’s a look at the top-five athletes in each event.

The Catty girls relay has the fifth-best time of 10:45.1 in the 3200 relay event. The team is made up of Lucy Brubaker, Katherine Verenna, Sabrina Kemmerer, Breonna Brinkley.

GIRLS

4x100 relay: 1. Southern Lehigh (Imani Hollie, Amelia Cassaday, Madison Trout, Sierra Williams) 50.30, 2. Palisades 52.0, 3. Bangor 52.9, 4. Wilson 54.1, 5. Notre Dame (GP) 54.3;

Outdoors: An update on local fishing action

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Trout fishing is tops on the local fishing menu, but following a close second and third are shad and stripers.

Chris’ Bait & Tackle in Mertztown reports good trout action in all area streams thanks to recent stockings. At Ontelaunee Reservoir in upper Berks County, the crappie action died down and the overall bite is slow. At Blue Marsh Lake, anglers are doing really good on catch-and-release bass using large shiners. Crappie guys are also doing well there and picking up quite a few. Chris believes more warm weather is needed for them to turn on.

Kaintz finds a home with track team

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Two years ago, Dante Kaintz found his sport.

The Catasauqua senior played baseball and basketball in elementary and middle school, and he didn’t play any sports his freshman year.

In his sophomore year, Kaintz discovered track and it was an instant attraction. He also got a push from a former jumping standout.

“I loved it in an instant,” said Kaintz. “Ricky Houser helped me get into it. He talked to me about jumping and thought I would be good at it. Track has become a big part of my life.”

colonial league track and field top performers

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League’s second installment of top track and field performers was released last week. Here’s a look at the top five athletes in each event.

GIRLS

4x100 relay: 1. Southern Lehigh (Amelia Cassaday, Madison Trout, Imani Hollie, Sierra Williams) 50.80, 2. Palisades 52.0, 3. Bangor 53.5, 4. Wilson 54.1, 5. Notre Dame (GP) 54.3;

4x400 relay: 1. Palisades (Sydney Odle, Dorothy Cutrin, Amy Farese, Lydia Bottelier) 4:12.81, 2. Palmerton 4:13.2, 3. Saucon Valley 4:20.0, 4. Southern Lehigh 4:20.9, 5. Wilson 4:36.0;

phantoms

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With just three games left in the regular season and long odds on reaching the playoffs, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms don’t appear to have given up just yet. After a slow, ugly start against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday, the Phantoms kicked it up a few notches and wound up with a 10-6 win, their second in as many days against the Penguins. The 10 goals were also a franchise record for the squad.

Outdoors: Deer harvest numbers are released

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Pennsylvania hunters posted their highest overall deer harvest in 14 years when they took 374,690 deer during the state’s 2018-19 hunting seasons. But the buck harvest dropped.

The 2018-19 deer harvest topped the previous year’s harvest of 367,159 by about 10-percent. The last time the total deer harvest exceeded this season’s total was in 2004-05.

Schneck helps to guide Roughies

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Jason Schneck already has seen the scene.

He was one of four seniors on the Roughies’ basketball team this past winter and helped a young team find itself along the way.

A few months later, Schneck, a team captain, has a feeling of déjà vu. Yet, he has been able to take a further leadership stance as a result of it.

“I see it as moving forward,” said Schneck, whose team has a 1-4 mark through Monday’s action. “We have all played together in the past.

“There is experience and we can have a good year.”