Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Hain named CHS girls soccer coach

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Somehow, Chris Hain appeared destined to coach at Catasauqua.

Over the years, Hain has been involved with youth soccer groups in Catasauqua, and he was approached about applying for the head girls’ coaching position when it opened in 2015.

This spring, Hain was again suggested to apply after there was an opening this spring. He did, and recently was named the head coach replacing Randy Gillespie.

It will be his first high school head coach position.

Legion team on to next round

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

All season long, Northampton was looking for the right combination of pitching and hitting.

For the most part, they have had it.

Their pitching, however, has been the most consistent component of the two. Yet in the first two games of the Northampton County (NORCO) Legion Playoffs, third-seeded Northampton had the perfect combination.

They had their way with East Stroudsburg in sweeping the best-of-three series. Northampton won the first, 13-4 Monday night, and followed with a 4-1 victory Tuesday night.

Catty girls hoops having encouraging summer

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For the Catasauqua girls basketball program this summer, it is all about the numbers.

To their benefit, they have been positive.

“Everything has been going well,” said new head coach Mark Seremula in reference to the summer program. “We have had a really good turnout.

“We had about 15 girls who came to the games and we have been competitive.”

The Roughies have been playing in the Catasauqua Summer League and will also play in the A-town Throwdown this weekend. They also have a junior high team in the Cementon League.

Northampton Legion team is moving on

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

All season long, Northampton was looking for the right combination of pitching and hitting.

For the most part, they have had it.

Their pitching, however, has been the most consistent component of the two. Yet in the first two games of the Northampton County (NORCO) Legion Playoffs, third-seeded Northampton had the perfect combination.

They had their way with East Stroudsburg in sweeping the best-of-three series. Northampton won the first, 13-4 Monday night, and followed with a 4-1 victory Tuesday night.

Lehigh Valley Cup team sees run end

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Lehigh Valley’s run in the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic came to a surprising end last week when Lehigh Valley lost a three-run lead in the seventh inning and was eliminated by Tri Cape, 8-7, on Wednesday at FDR Park in Philadelphia.

“They were a good team. We only beat them 1-0 the game before,” said Lehigh Valley coach Blake Morgan. “They keep coming, and you have to stop them.”

Tri Cape scored first, but Lehigh Valley took a 3-1 lead. The two teams traded runs and were tied 4-4 after five innings.

PIAA likely to change transfer rules

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The PIAA looks like they’re moving toward making competitive balance changes across the state, as momentum to curb balance of power in athletics is gaining momentum for change.

As the Pennsylvania Athletic Oversight Committee met last Monday in Harrisburg, a few items came to the forefront as the PIAA’s competition committee proposed changes in areas of competitive balance, recruiting and transfers.

Some of the key highlights from the meeting revolved around several topics including:

Cup team tops Burlington, Suburban One, Inter-AC/Bal

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

In Lehigh Valley’s third game on its second day in the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic last Wednesday at FDR Park in Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley had its biggest victory with an 11-0 win over Inter-AC/Bal.

Perhaps it was the momentum Lehigh Valley was gaining after winning the first two games of the day, or the bonding that was solidifying by the time the third game rolled around that led to the shutout.

“It happened fast, probably between the first two games [on Monday],” said Lehigh Valley coach Blake Morgan. “They started to talk more and bond.”

Catty Connie Mack heads down stretch

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

After an early season of optimism and a relatively strong start, Catasauqua’s Connie Mack team is struggling to hold on to a playoff spot in the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack League (LVCM).

Catasauqua will need a win in its final game of the season against Palmerton Tuesday night – a game that was suspended after in the top of the second with Catasauqua leading 3-0 – to have a chance to grab the 12th and final spot for the postseason.