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Football Roundup: Worth leads Trojans past Hawks

Monday, October 9, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Just one team remains unbeaten in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference after the seventh Friday night of the 2017 high school football season. Several games on this week’s card have District 11 Class 6A playoff implications. Here’s a look at some of Friday’s action.

Bethlehem Catholic-Parkland

The Trojans won a battle of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s last two unbeaten teams with a 38-24 win over the Hawks.

Outdoors: archery season kicks off in PA

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The statewide archery hunting season kicked off this past Saturday (Sept. 30) for antlered and antlerless deer for the season that continues until Nov. 11. Then there’s the late archery season that starts up again Dec. 26 and runs until Jan. 13.

For sportsmen who hunt in WMU’s 2B, 5C and 5D, they can hunt both buck and doe from Dec. 26 through Jan. 28.

District holds annual meeting

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

District 11 held their annual media conference last Tuesday morning at St. Luke’s Sports Medicine and Rehab Center in Bethlehem.

The biggest take-away from the session included more news on the upcoming District 11 Hall of Fame, which is set to honor its first class in the fall of 2018.

Brad Pensyl, an administrator in the Pocono Mountain school district, outlined the guidelines for nominations, which has a deadline of June 1, 2018 for any nominee to have their paperwork submitted.

Catty falls to Wilson

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For nearly 47 minutes, Catasauqua had a victory within their grasp.

Unfortunately, they saw it slip way in the final minute.

Wilson scored with 19.5 seconds left in the game and sent the Roughies to a gut-wrenching 28-21 defeat Saturday afternoon at Wilson.

Cameron Clark scored on a two-yard plunge for the go-ahead score. Catty moved the ball down to the Wilson 40, but Andrew Brett’s Hail Mary attempt in the end zone fell short as time expired.

Girls soccer team falls 2-0 to Indians

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Catasauqua girls soccer team dominated the stat sheet, but Lehighton came away with a 2-0 victory in their nonconference match on Oct. 2.

The Rough Riders outshot the Indians 24-9, had a 6-0 advantage in corner kicks, and held the ball in Lehighton’s half for the majority of the game. Indians’ goalkeeper Julia Frey recorded 17 saves in the shutout.

District holds annual meeting

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

District 11 held their annual media conference last Tuesday morning at St. Luke’s Sports Medicine and Rehab Center in Bethlehem.

The biggest take-away from the session included more news on the upcoming District 11 Hall of Fame, which is set to honor its first class in the fall of 2018.

Brad Pensyl, an administrator in the Pocono Mountain school district, outlined the guidelines for nominations, which has a deadline of June 1, 2018 for any nominee to have their paperwork submitted.

SoccerFest back at SteelStacks

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Following successful runs in 2014 and 2015, the popular Lehigh Valley SoccerFest & Viewing Party at SteelStacks will return in 2018 to showcase all the action from World Cup Russia on the giant outdoor screens at SteelStacks.

And, to help the region get pumped for next year’s World Cup action, the community is invited to gather at SteelStacks later this week to cheer the U.S. Men’s National Team on to victory as it fights to earn a spot in soccer’s premier tourney.

Roughie Roundup: Volleyball, field hockey, girls soccer all pick up wins

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Catasauqua volleyball team picked up a win against Palmerton.

The team dropped the first two games 25-20 and 26-24 but rallied to win the next three by scores of 25-23, 25-19 and 15-8.

The Roughs dropped games to Tamaqua 25-12, 25-17 and 25-2.

Kaitlyn Stauffenberg had five aces, five kills and 15 assists to lead the way.

Salem Christian won over Catty in three sets: 25-14, 25-15, 25-15.

Catty fell to Notre Dame Green Pond 25-10, 25-11, 25-16.

In boys soccer, the Roughs lost to Notre Dame Green Pond 2-0.

Pete’s Top-10: Hawks look to steal Parkland’s reign

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

The showdown has finally arrived for Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic with this week’s tussle taking place in Orefield Friday night. The winner will grab the EPC South by the horns, but this is most likely a contest between the two best teams in the area we’ll see this season, no matter what happens in the postseason, which makes it all the better.

In other marquee games this week, Whitehall gets a chance to pop Freedom’s bubble and Emmaus enters a matchup with Nazareth as their season continues to reel.

Catty will face tough task against Notre Dame GP

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

With four league games left in their season, Catasauqua has reached its breaking point.

They will host Notre Dame Friday night at Alumni Field seeking to break a three-game losing streak, one that could easily turn the tide of their season. The latest being a crushing 28-21 loss at Wilson last week.

The Roughies have an overall 2-4 mark and find themselves in the sixth and final spot of the PIAA District 11 Class 2A power rankings. It is likely that the top four teams will make the postseason, and the Roughies likely would need at least two wins to be considered for a spot.