The Catasauqua girls picked up two wins at a cross country meet last week against Northern Lehigh, Palmerton and Northwestern.
The girls beat the Bulldogs 26-30 and the Bombers 15-49 while falling to the Tigers 16-46.
Catty placed three in the top-20, led by Lexi Rushatz who took sixth with a time of 20:49.76. Sabrina Kemmerer was 12th in 22:32.69 and Lucy Brubaker was 19th in 23:58.49.
Bradshaw Henning led the way for the Catty boys taking 27th with a time of 19:54.02.
Northern Lehigh 30
Northwestern 16, Catasauqua 46
Most weeks, Devon Troxell is a busy young man in many ways.
For him, it is all about giving back.
The Catasauqua senior is especially active during the fall when he simultaneously is a member of the Roughies’ soccer and football teams. During any week, Troxell can have as many three of four games, usually capping his week as the kicker on the football team.
The ever-optimistic and effervescent Troxell has kept a positive outlook through both seasons.
Catasauqua will look at its final three regular season games as a series of chances.
“We see it as an opportunity for all of our players,” said head coach Mike McClarin, whose club fell to 1-6 after a 59-14 loss to Palmerton last Friday night. “We spoke to them after the game (Palmerton) and what they can do for the rest of the season.
“The seniors only a few games left and they have an opportunity to leave a mark on the program. The younger kids have the opportunity to show what they can do and to get them a spot for the future.”
Emmaus and Freedom both won football games Friday night to improve to 7-0 and set up next week’s match up of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s last two unbeaten teams. Parkland won a rivalry game over Whitehall Friday night, while Bethlehem Catholic picked up a win on Saturday.
Here’s a recap of this week’s games from around the Lehigh Valley Press area.
The Trojans picked up a 49-21 win over Whitehall Friday night in Orefield.
For the Catasauqua boys’ soccer team, it has been a slow, maturing process.
The Roughies began the week with an overall 2-11 record.
They began the season on a high note with an impressive 6-1 victory over Northern Lehigh, but they haven’t been able to maintain any consistency.
DARTS & trapshooting
Suburban Dart League
Star of Beth 10 2 .833
Bath Luth 6 3 .667
St. Paul’s 4 2 .667
St. Stephen’s 6 6 .500
Christ UCC 6 6 .500
Salem UCC 4 5 .444
Light of Christ 4 5 .444
Dryland 5 7 .417
Ebenezer 5 7 .417
Emmanuel 4 8 .333
Farmersville 3 6 .333
Salem UCC (2-1) at
St. Paul’s (4-3, 3-0)
SP - Kevin Gross 5-12, Paul Slimmon 4-11, Amber Gross HR.
S - Bob Krause 5-12, Ed Taylor 3-10, Larry Fehnel HR.
Last week’s results were par for the course, as none of the top-10 teams suffered a loss, but that could change this week as Freedom, Easton, Northwestern and Stroudsburg all face threats looking to knock them off.
The Patriots and Rovers are this week’s marquee showdown, while the back end of the poll features Stroudsburg taking on Northampton in the biggest home game the K-Kids have had in close to 10 years.
It’s coming down to crunchtime for area teams, so let’s see which teams are priming themselves for the postseason and which teams are actually pretenders.
According to The Fishing Wire service, the white water release that occurred on Labor Day weekend on the Salmon River (Oswego County) NY, is the trigger for large numbers of spawning Chinook and Coho salmon to enter the river. Each fall, the salmon run draws thousands of anglers to the river from across the northeast.
If you were asked to picture in your mind someone with brain cancer, you might think of John McCain or perhaps a small child in a pediatric cancer unit.
It is be unlikely that you would picture a 26-year-old former college athlete. And yet Northampton eighth grade math teacher and girls varsity head volleyball coach Jess Finlayson found out this summer that she has Grade III anaplastic astrocytoma.