Salisbury earned a sweep over Catasauqua as the Falcon girls team won 83-66 and the Salisbury boys beat the Rough Riders 105-44.
Despite the loss, Catty piled up wins in the running events, including Olivia Emery winning the 100 and 300 hurdles events.
Breonna Brinkley took the 400, Lucy Brubaker won the 800, Sydney Gebhardt took the 1600 and Madison Hicks won the 3200.
Shaziya Roberts won the javelin event for the Roughs while the 1600 and 3200 relay teams also won.
Catasauqua’s boys’ track team picked up a victory in the opening tri-meet with Northwestern and Northern Lehigh, but both Roughies’ teams took another important step.
The Roughies have develop depth to fill some open spots in the past, and they also are able to field more than one team in specific events.
“The boys had a nice win, and the girls looked good as well,” said head coach Kyle Rusnock. “The kids are working hard and competing at every level.
The 44th Annual Via All-Star Basketball Classic culminated Saturday at Northampton Community College.
The event, which includes camps and clinics and a banquet the week preceding the game, came to a close with Super Saturday, which features four all-star games that showcased the top high school seniors in the Lehigh Valley.
Catasauqua head baseball coach Steve Bradley sees plenty of inexperience with his current squad.
He also sees plenty of potential.
So, on any given day, there can be a mixture of satisfaction and frustration.
Such was the case in the Roughies’ latest game in a 10-8 loss at Pen Argyl Monday.
“We didn’t execute enough in the game and we didn’t make enough plays,” said Bradley about his loss to Pen Argyl. “We didn’t hit until late in the game. We have to do a better job at the plate.”
Saturday’s regional trout season opener in the southeast saw unusually warm temperatures, no rain and normal water levels. Three factors that have deterred several past trout openers.
Four years ago, Catasauqua head football coach Mike McClarin adopted a 10-year-old rescue dog and named him “Toto.”
Recently, McClarin lost Toto and realized how he touched his life in a special way. As a result, McClarin decided to give back to animals at the Lehigh Valley Humane Society.
The coach organized his players and the school community in the “Roughs for Pups” program, in which food, toys, crates and other items were collected as donations.
When the Philadelphia Flyers lost to the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, it ended their hopes of reaching the NHL playoffs.
The Colonial League released it’s first list of top track and field performers for the 2019 season. Here’s a listing of the top five performers in each event through the first week of regular season meets.
4x100 relay: 1. Southern Lehigh (Amelia Cassaday, Madison Trout, Imani Hollie, Sierra Williams) 50.80, 2. Palisades 53.10, 3. Notre Dame (GP) 54.3, 4. Wilson 54.4, 5. Northwestern 54.7;
The 44th Annual Via All-Star Basketball Classic is slated for Saturday, March 30, at Northampton Community College.
The event features four games involving all-star senior players from all parts of the Lehigh Valley.
The Via All-Star Classic raises funds to support Via of the Lehigh Valley’s services for children and adults with disabilities, showcases the basketball talents of area student athletes, and educates attendees about Via and the need for community support through financial, partnership and advocacy support.
On the surface, Catasauqua’s baseball team will enter the season with an inexperienced squad with little depth.
How the Roughies develop from there, however, can determine their season.
“We’re young,” said head coach Steve Bradley. “We don’t have a lot of numbers, but we have young players who have promise.
“We’ll see in about a month how we can move forward as a team.”
Andrew Martinez, Jason Schneck, and Bradshaw Henning are the lone seniors from a 6-14 team a year ago.