Catasauqua Press

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Lehigh Valley Legion announces All-Star

Monday, July 8, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The annual American Legion All-Star game pitting the best players in the Lehigh Valley League against their counterparts from the Berks-Schuylkill League was scheduled for Monday, July 8 at Reading’s First Energy Stadium, home of the Fightin’ Phils.

The game was postponed to Tuesday because of rain.

The following is a list of this year’s LVL All-Stars.


Catty’s Huber and Norton honored

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Seniors Amy Huber and Brandon Norton were selected as Catasauqua High School’s Colonial League Academic All-Stars for the 2018-19 school year.

Both students were honored, along with student-athletes from the other 12 Colonial League schools, at the Colonial League Academic All-Star Breakfast that was held recently at the Green Pond Country Club.

Amy was ranked 15th out of 99 with a grade point average of 91.76. Amy was a four-year letterwinner in girls soccer, a three-year letterwinner in track and field and a two-year letterwinner in girls basketball.

Outdoors: Tips for efficient kayak paddling

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

As this is Fourth of July week, boaters and paddle craft enthusiasts will be out in force. And if you’re of the latter, whether kayak fishing or just out for a quiet day on the water, proper and efficient kayak paddling will help increase speed and momentum so you can travel farther with less fatigue, say the folks at YakGear, a Houston, Texas company that markets a variety of paddle craft gear.

The pros at YakGear offer these general tips for new and seasoned paddlers to make the most of the day on the water.

Local business caters to softball players from everywhere

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Building blocks are a familiar sports metaphor, illustrating the need for strong foundational pieces in order to achieve athletic success.

Whether it’s constantly working on staying low out of the blocks as a sprinter, taking jumper after jumper in an empty gym, or increasing one’s strength in a musty weight room, that attention to the fundamentals is what’s needed to build future success.

Catty boys win two games

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

With a strong showing at the recent Cedar Beach Basketball Showcase, Catasauqua’s budding boys’ basketball program got a boost of confidence toward the future.

The Roughies finished with an overall 2-2 mark, dropping their final game to eventual small school champion Salisbury. They beat Roberto Clemente School in their opener, beat Northwestern in double overtime, and then dropped a game to Lincoln Leadership before their final game.

Derek Troxell, Damian DiPaolo, and Derek George provided the bulk of scoring for the Roughies. George had 18 in the win over Roberto Clemente.

Outdoors: Youth field day set for August 3

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Now that school is out and you have youngsters that may be into ball sports or addicted to video games, their smartphones and iPads, it may be a good idea to give them a more rounded, different experience by enrolling them in the upcoming National Wild Turkey Federations (NWTF), JAKES Youth Field Day set for Aug. 3.

The event, held at Ontelaunee Rod & Gun Club in New Tripoli, educates approximately 150 children, ages 8-12 and 12-16.