Catasauqua Press

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The gift that keeps giving

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Sports

On Monday morning, I stopped at my local Turkey Hill for a coffee. I didn’t get a lot of sleep the night before.

In the store, I noticed an older gentleman who was also getting a coffee and estimated him to be about 80-years-old. He was talking about the big game the night before to anyone who would listen.

As I was sitting in my car ready to leave, the man came out and stood on the sidewalk drinking his coffee - just looking around and smiling. He seemed to simply be taking it all in.

Bradley set to close out hoop season

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Will continue track career at Bucknell

Every time she leaves the floor, Kenzie Bradley knows she can leave somewhat content.

“I tend to expect the least,” said the senior. “Whatever happens, happens. I usually can be content. I just try and do my best and whatever happens, I’ll be happy.”

Bradley is one of five seniors who soon will end their careers in the Catasauqua girls’ basketball program.

CHS boys pick up two wins

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

After a tough three-game losing streak, the Catasauqua boys basketball team rebounded nicely with two Colonial League wins.

The Rough Riders defeated Salisbury 67-52 on Saturday, Jan. 27 and Southern Lehigh 52-49 on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Catty holds a one-game lead over Moravian Academy at the top of the Colonial League’s West Division.

Senior guard Isiah Graves continued his scoring tear through the league. The area’s leading scorer dropped 27 points against Salisbury and 30 against Southern Lehigh.

D-11 tourney set to begin

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The District 11 team wrestling championships will kick off on Thursday and concludes Saturday at Freedom.

Bethlehem Catholic enters the 3A tournament as the top seed and the clear favorite to win the district crown as they open Thursday’s action at 7:30 p.m. against the winner of the eight-nine matchup between Easton and Freedom. Those matches will take place at Liberty.

Fifth-seeded Stroudsburg will more than likely face fourth-seeded Northampton in Thursday’s other half of the upper bracket, as the Mounties take on twelfth-seeded Whitehall in the opening round.

Outdoors: Oakley creating buzz in archery world

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

This inspirational story comes to us from the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP), which we did a column on a few years back.

Locally, the Swain School in Allentown, Defranco Elementary School in Bangor, Bangor Area Middle School and Bangor Area High School are involved in the program. The sport affords an opportunity for youngsters who don’t care to or can’t participate in ball sports, be a part of the scholastic sports environment.

District 11 wrestling tourney this weekend

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The District 11 team wrestling championships will kick off on Thursday and concludes Saturday at Freedom.

Bethlehem Catholic enters the 3A tournament as the top seed and the clear favorite to win the district crown as they open Thursday’s action at 7:30 p.m. against the winner of the eight-nine matchup between Easton and Freedom. Those matches will take place at Liberty.

Fifth-seeded Stroudsburg will more than likely face fourth-seeded Northampton in Thursday’s other half of the upper bracket, as the Mounties take on twelfth-seeded Whitehall in the opening round.

EPC announces wrestling matchups

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference made their pairings official on Wednesday night for the EPC Championship Wrestling Day, which is set for Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Easton Area Middle School.

Round 1 begins at 1:30 p.m. and features three matches: 17th – Pleasant Valley vs. Central Catholic; 15th – PM West vs. Dieruff and 13th – ES North vs. Allen.

Round 2 begins at 3:15 p.m. and also features three matches: 11th – Emmaus vs. PM East; 9th – Whitehall vs. Freedom and 7th – Stroudsburg vs. Parkland.

Valley soccer scholar athletes named announced

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The 2017 top male and female Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athletes will be announced during the annual awards banquet on Sunday, Jan. 28, at the Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave., Northampton.

The winners will come from the 44 schools which nominated their top male and female players.

Also, longtime soccer referee and assignor, Harold Grahn, will be inducted into the Lehigh Valley Soccer Hall of Fame.

Catasauqua girls fall to Wilson Warriors

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

“We are a M.A.S.H. unit right now.”

Head coach Ed Seidick and the Catasauqua girls basketball team are digging deep to close out the 2017-18 season.

The Rough Riders fell to Wilson 63-24 on Tuesday, Jan. 23 in a physical contest at the CHS Gymnasium.

Freshman Alexis Rushatz helped jump start Catty’s offense in a tight first quarter, but the Warriors out-scored the Rough Riders 18-7 in the second quarter to take a 33-16 lead into halftime.

Rushatz led Catty with 11 points, followed by Makenzie Bradley with eight.