Catasauqua Press

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Boys look to end their skid

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over the past two seasons, Catasauqua’s boys’ basketball team dealt with the issue of putting the ball in the basket. The Roughies struggled with their scoring in spurts throughout both of those seasons and found themselves on the outside of district playoff berths.

This year, the trend reversed itself. In the early part of the season, Catty has little trouble finding the mark as they rolled out to a 5-3 start.

Lately, though, history has been repeating itself.

Running Ramblings: January a good time to make preparations

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

January is the typical time when runners can still take advantage of the outdoors. That is, if the weather cooperates.

Dressing appropriately and hydrating are still the keys when the temperatures drop and wind chills come into play.

Layering and not wearing heavy sweatshirts can help keep your body cooler and also help you keep your pace. Coconut water is a great resource before and after running as well as water. Stay away from energy drinks as they are typically loaded with either caffeine and/or sugar.

Outdoors: potential record elk taken in Montana

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The Boone and Crocket Club ( has announced a potentially new world record bowshot elk.

Taken during the 2016 Montana archery season, and on public land, the elk scored an astounding 430 inches after the six-day drying period.

The bull elk was taken on a solo hunt early in the Montana archery season by resident Steve Felix, who brought the bull to the attention of Boone & Crockett (B&C).

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Thursday, January 12, 2017 by The Press in Sports


Bethlehem Catholic-Northampton

The Golden Hawks beat the Konkrete Kids 45-22.

Bethlehem Catholic 45, Northampton 22

170: Moisey (N) maj. dec. Zeiner, 10-1

182: Labriola (BC) tech. fall Rooks, 24-9

195: Crouse (BC) pinned Lambert in 3:32

220: Balukus (BC) dec. Confer, 7-2

285: Camacho (BC) pinned Darabaris in 2:37

106: Murphy (BC) pinned Tiwold in 3:29

113: Herman (BC) maj. dec. Nino, 9-0

120: Glenn (BC) pinned Szerencsits in 1:10

126: Chlebove (N) injury default Hanlovic in 3:40

Girls basketball still has sights set on postseason

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

With half of their season behind them, Catasauqua’s girls’ basketball team understands their task ahead.

After nine wins and finishing just short of a district berth last year, the Roughies still have their sights set on getting to the postseason. This time around, the road will be bumpier.

The Roughies will begin the second half of the year Friday against Northern Lehigh with a 3-8 record. They need to record five more wins, but they still get a berth with less than that as eight teams will qualify for district play in Class 3A.

Roughie wrestlers battle at Zephyr Duals

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The start of the day for the Catasauqua wrestling team was great.

The end wasn’t necessarily the best of finishes.

But despite the ups and downs, head coach Kyle Rusnock was pleased with the fact that his team got to face some quality competition over the weekend.

In the annual Zephyr Duals at Whitehall High School, Catasauqua began its Saturday with a win over Central Catholic early in the morning. And while the Rough Riders lost their next three matches, it was certainly a learning experience as they battled with 15 other teams for the team championship.

Moravian hockey game to benefit Derrick Wruble

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

When the Moravian College ice hockey team takes on DeSales University on Sunday, Jan. 22, it will certainly be a special occasion.

The game takes place outdoors at Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink, but beyond that, this contest will also serve as a fundraiser for Derrick Wruble, a former Northampton ice hockey player who graduated in 2014.

Outdoors: Some lakes are already frozen

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Although we’ve had some cold, below freezing temperature nights, you would think it wouldn’t be sufficient for local lakes to freeze for ice fishing.

Well some are.

According to Chris Mohry, from Chris’ Outdoors Sports shop in Mertztown, die-hard ice anglers have been ice fishing Ontelaunee Reservoir in upper Berks County for the past two weeks.

Mohry reports that Ontelaunee has from 2-4 inches of ice depending on where you are on the lake.