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Pigs, Phantoms Royals release statements

Friday, March 20, 2020 by The Press in Sports

Local minor league teams all put out notices recently concerning the affect of COVID-19.

IronPigs

We support Minor League and Major League Baseball’s decision to prudently and cautiously delay the start of the season. The first IronPigs home game is not scheduled until Friday, April 17, which is five weeks away. Since our team will begin the season with an eight-game road trip, we are hopeful and optimistic that our home game schedule will not be interrupted.

State swimming meet abruptly ends

Friday, March 20, 2020 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Local swimmers competed at the PIAA State Swimming and Diving Championships, which began last Wednesday and were scheduled to go through Saturday, but their trip to Bucknell University was cut short when the meet was shut down on Thursday.

“It was actually kind of weird because the Class 2A divers were coming in, doing their warm-ups, and it was pretty congested in the diving area, so it was very hectic,” said Liberty swim coach Reik Foust, who had six swimmers with him at states. “Then, 10 minutes later, it was empty.”

Outdoors: Robins have returned to the area

Friday, March 20, 2020 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

They’re known as the harbingers of spring and I spotted four of them last week.

Yes, the American Robin has returned to the Lehigh Valley, although some do stay in the area year-round.

It’s been said robins return from their overwintering spots in Mexico and southern areas when daytime temperatures average around 37 degrees. And we’ve had that, and then some.

PIAA suspends winter postseason

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by The Press in Sports

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association has postponed winter sports playoffs for a minimum of two weeks, according to a statement it released today.

The PIAA basketball playoffs were heading into the quarterfinals this weekeend.

The PIAA Swimming Diving Championships, held at Bucknell University, started Wednesday with Class 3A events. Half of the 3A events were completed Wednesday, including boys diving, which was won by two-time state champ Brendan McCourt of Emmaus.

Article By: The Press

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by The Press in Sports

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association has postponed winter sports playoffs for a minimum of two weeks, according to a statement it released today.

The PIAA basketball playoffs were heading into the quarterfinals this weekeend.

The PIAA Swimming Diving Championships, held at Bucknell University, started Wednesday with Class 3A events. Half of the 3A events were completed Wednesday, including boys diving, which was won by two-time state champ Brendan McCourt of Emmaus.

Snyder, Catasauqua boys already looking forward to next season

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

When he reviewed his anticipations about the past two seasons, Catasauqua head boys’ basketball coach Eric Snyder was rather optimistic.

“I saw us with at least 30 wins,” said the veteran coach. “We really came together well during the summer, and I could see us making the district playoffs last year and this year.

“But for a number of reasons, it was a different story. This year was a frustrating and disappointing year, but it wasn’t for a lack of effort.”

Article By: The Press

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by The Press in Sports

DARTS

Suburban Dart League

Standings

Dryland 45 21 .682

Star of Beth 42 24 .636

Light of Christ 36 30 .545

Bath Luth 36 30 .545

Salem UCC 34 32 .515

St. Stephen’s 32 34 .485

Emmanuel 29 34 .460

Christ UCC 30 36 .455

Ebenezer 25 38 .397

Farmersville 26 40 .394

St. Paul’s 25 41 .379

Star of Beth at

Bath Luth 4-3, 2-6, 3-2 (10)

SB - Austin Hoffert GWHR, Bill Hoke Jr. 7-13, Bryan Frankenfield 6-14, Scott Hoffert 6-15, Tyler Frankenfield HR.

CHS duo falls short at states

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua sophomore Jaryn Hartranft and senior Adam Reinhart both ended their seasons lately with their first appearances at the PIAA Class 2A state wrestling tournament.

Hartranft, who wrestled at 106 after spending most of the season at 113, won an opening match, 8-5, over Bald Eagle’s Coen Bailey. But he then suffered a defeat in the quarterfinals and eventually was eliminated in the third round of consolations. He was the runner-up at districts for the second consecutive year.