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High school sports canceled

Friday, April 10, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

PIAA hands down news following Gov. Wolf’s closure of schools

The inevitable news that the spring sports season would eventually never happen due to the coronavirus pandemic became official Thursday, April 9. Following Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement that schools would be closed for the rest of the year, the PIAA followed suit by ending hope of resuming the interrupted winter championships and ceasing any spring sports.

BREAKING: Gov. Wolf closes schools

Thursday, April 9, 2020 by PETER CAR in Sports

Could mean end of PIAA sports, too

The local sports scene has taken the lead from Governor Tom Wolf during the coronavirus pandemic, but today’s news that all Pennsylvania schools would remain shut down for the rest of the school year might be the final nail in the coffin.

The Governor announced on Thursday the news that shouldn’t surprise anyone about schools being shutdown the rest of the year.

Catty baseball team hoping to get started

Thursday, April 9, 2020 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

At the end of last season, Catasauqua head baseball coach Steve Bradley was anxious about the 2020 season.

He believed a budding team with an overall 4-16 record that experienced its share of growing pains would mature into prime-time players.

With the start of the season in-doubt, Bradley’s anticipation is still climbing in hopes something can be salvaged from the spring 2020 season.

“We just didn’t have enough depth last season. We had four wins and we need to grow from that,” said Bradley before the shutdown.

Eating right to fight virus

Thursday, April 9, 2020 by KEVIN KOLODZIEJSKI in Sports

How did the seemingly incongruous use of masks during this past nary-a-cloud-in-the-sky, mild-as-May Monday affect you? When I first saw a solitary gardener wearing one, it was as unsettling as seeing an ambulance double-parked outside a neighbor’s house.

While a feeling like that is always undesirable, it’s also rational when it’s a creation of the coronavirus.

We’re facing a situation that just two months ago seemed as preposterous as a zombie apocalypse. Even something like a stay-at-home order, for instance, seemed ludicrous merely a month ago.

Outdoors: Instead of buying, try wormin’

Thursday, April 9, 2020 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

When I was a kid and wanted to go fishing, I’d get out a pitchfork and start digging in our vegetable garden for worms because, at the time, there were no bait shops around the Whitehall Township area where we lived.

As savvy anglers know, garden worms can catch a lot of different freshwater fish - be it trout, suckers, catfish, bass, sunnies even an occasional hungry crappie.

CLGBCA names their all-stars

Thursday, April 9, 2020 by The Press in Sports

Recently, the Colonial League Girls Basketball Coaches Association announced their all-league honorees. Among those selected was Catasauqua’s Lexi Rushatz as honorable mention.

Player of the Year

Cassie Murphy, Notre Dame HS

First Team

Cassie Murphy, Sr, Notre Dame GP; Maya Ettle, Sr, Moravian Academy; Antonia Bates, So, Notre Dame GP; Casey Walsh, Sr, Bangor; Sydney Sevrain, Sr, Northwestern Lehigh; Trinity Williams, Jr, Palisades

Second Team

Trout season opens without prior notice

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

by Nick Hromiak

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission pulled a fast one on trout anglers. Instead of the consolidated Apr. 18 trout opener that was scheduled, a last-minute decision from the PFBC said trout season opened Tuesday, April 7.

“We realize this change is a disruption to tradition,” Tim Schaeffer, PFBC Executive Director, said in a news statement. He went on to say anglers still need to follow social distancing (six-feet apart and wear masks) and that trout that have been stocked have had time to spread out, so should anglers do the same and spread out.

CLBBCA selects boys all-stars

Friday, April 3, 2020 by The Press in Sports

Recently, the Colonial League Boys Basketball Coaches Association (CLBBCA), selected and announced its 2019-2020 all-league and MVP award winners.

This week, we’ll take a look at the boys team. The honored players selected were:


Abe Atiyeh (Moravian Academy).

First Team

*Abe Atiyeh (Moravian Academy), *Brendan Boyle (Notre Dame-Green Pond), *Daryl Coleman (Southern Lehigh), *Kody Kratzer (Palmerton), Nate Owens (Bangor) and Jihad Range (Wilson).

*unanimous selection

Second Team