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Colonial League Track and Field Top Peformers

Thursday, April 13, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League recently released it’s third installment of this year’s top track and field performers. The following are the top five athletes in each event along with their best times/heights/distances through three weeks of competition.

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100: 1. Michael Creighton (Palis) 10.8, 2. Jared Colletti (Palis) 10.8, 3. tie Marcus Glueck (SL), Eli Hoyt (B), Job Goodman (W) 11.2;

200: 1. Michael Creighton (Palis) 22.1, 2. Jared Colletti (Palis) 22.5, 3. Jonathan Marfisi (PA) 23.2, 4. Trevor Cunningham (NW) 23.3, 5. Jasone Means (W) 23.4;

Meant to Move aims to help reduce injuries

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Meant to Move is a studio in Bethlehem owned and operated by certified Pilates teacher and licensed Yamuna Body Rolling practitioner, Jeanne Reilly, who teaches techniques that lead to more flexibility, greater muscle tone, and better posture.

“Both are low impact and can enhance everything you do in life,” said Reilly, who has clients of all ages. “My push right now is to teach more of our youth, and my dream would be to educate gym teachers, health teachers, and educators in general, and coaches in the schools who work with kids every day.”

Bilder’s work paying off

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Zach Bilder wasn’t happy with his hitting last year and also during the summer. He spent the winter trying to solve the problem and apparently has reached a solution.

Bilder has been one of the more consistent hitters all season, and he began play this week as the team RBI leader with nine. He recorded five of them generated by pair of doubles, helping his team to an 11-1 rout of Palisades April 8 that was the Roughies’ third consecutive win after an 0-2 start.

Hannah Edwards adapting to Pitt

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Transition.

It’s the word Hannah Edwards often uses to describe her first-year as a member of the University of Pittsburgh softball team. The former Catasauqua standout and three-time All-State choice, who graduated last season as arguably the most talented Roughie ever in the program and one of the more prolific to play in the Lehigh Valley, has been gradually adapting to her new world of college softball.

Colonial League Track and Field Top Performers

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League recently distributed its list of top track and field performers for the 2016-17 season. The following is the top five in each event.

Two members of the Catty track team find themselves on the list after just one meet.

Thanijhae Teasley is tied for fifth in the boys high jump with a height of 6-2.

Greg Lauray of Notre Dame Green Pond is on top with a 6-8.

On the girls side, Hanasia Jenkins is fourth in the 100 with a time of 12.8. She’s .4 off the pace of Talitha Diggs of Saucon Valley who leads the way with a 12.2.

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Local umps get the call

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Every year, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Reading Fightin’ Phils play an exhibition game for charity. Among all of the planning that goes into putting the game together is finding umpires to work the game. Minor League umpires aren’t allowed to work the game, so the teams generally turn to PIAA umpires. This year’s game was played at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, and when there is anything to do with umpiring, the IronPigs turn to Marty Ondrovic for help.

Colonial League Track and Filed Top Performances

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League recently distributed its list of top track and field performers for the 2016-17 season. The following is the top five in each event.

Two members of the Catty track team find themselves on the list after just one meet.

Thanijhae Teasley is tied for fifth in the boys high jump with a height of 6-2.

Greg Lauray of Notre Dame Green Pond is on top with a 6-8.

On the girls side, Hanasia Jenkins is fourth in the 100 with a time of 12.8. She’s .4 off the pace of Talitha Diggs of Saucon Valley who leads the way with a 12.2.

Colonial League Track and Field Top Performers

Friday, April 7, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League recently distributed its list of top track and field performers for the 2016-17 season. The following is the top five in each event.

BOYS

100:1. tie Michael Creighton (Palis), Jared Colletti (Palis) 10.8, 3. tie Jonathan Marfisi (PA), Trevor Cunningham (NW) 11.2, 5. tie Jasone Means (W), Job Goodman (W) 11.3;

200: 1. Michael Creighton (Palis) 22.1, 2. Jared Colletti (Palis) 22.5, 3. Jonathan Marfisi (PA) 23.2, 4. Trevor Cunningham (NW) 23.3, 5. Jasone Means (W) 23.4;

Pitching injuries put CHS in tough spot

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Bobby Thomas knew that he could encounter a situation where he would lose his starting pitcher to a long-term injury. Over the past eight years, he felt fortunate that it didn’t happen.

“I remember when Nicole Kern was in the program and she was our only pitcher,” recalled Thomas. “She was one of our top hitters and she often ran the bases. I thought to myself that if she ever got hurt in that situation, we would be in trouble.”

Unfortunately, Thomas currently has to face the unthinkable fate, yet one that can be salvaged.