Catasauqua Press

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Catty advances to districts

Thursday, February 16, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua’s boys’ basketball team will advance to the upcoming district playoffs for the first time in two years, but the Roughies certainly will have to deal with some interesting circumstances along the way.

The Roughies closed out the regular season this week with games against Northwestern (a loss) and Notre Dame East Stroudsburg. Unfortunately, they just missed grabbing the sixth and final spot in the Colonial League playoffs when they lost a tight game to Moravian Academy in a winner-take-all for the space.

Green, CHS hope to have right prescription

Thursday, February 16, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Jaylen Green can see clearly now. Literally.

Early in the season, the star freshman forward admittedly had trouble with his shooting. Green, who has a prescription for glasses, wasn’t wearing them and he knew something wasn’t right.

“I have glasses, but I wasn’t wearing them,” said Green. “I did have trouble shooting, and I realized my eyes were getting worse. I went back to get my eyes checked and I got a new prescription. From there, I got contacts and everything is much better.”

Greene reaches goal of 100 wins

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For Ryan Greene, reaching a major milestone in his wrestling career isn’t anything new.

Since he began his wrestling career in the early grades, Greene has been goal driven. He recalled how reaching an earlier high point in the Valley Youth Elementary Wrestling League was a challenge.

“I really wanted to win a championship then,” noted Greene. “I got silver in my second year when I was in fourth grade. Then I finally won it when I was in sixth (grade). I just knew I had to keep working and I figured I would get it.”

CHS boys aim for playoffs in 2017

Thursday, January 5, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

If the Catasauqua boys’ program is to get back to districts after a two-year layoff, they wanted to start the New Year and impending crammed Colonial league schedule on a high note.

For the most part, the Roughies did.

In a rescheduled game with Palmerton that was played Dec. 30, Catty held off the visiting blue Bombers in a 42-40 victory. They then picked up another win along the way in a 56-47 victory at Palisades Tuesday night.

Roughs aim to be at best by end of season

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Although his wrestlers have been reaching new heights. Catasauqua head wrestling coach Kyle Rusnock is looking for some more dividends down the road.

“Our motto is that we are a team and a family,” said Rusnock. “We want to grow and come together. We want to be wrestling our best at the end of the season.”

The Roughies certainly appear to be heading in that direction. They recently placed five wrestlers in the top 10 positions of their respective brackets at the annual Coal Cracker Tournament at Panther Valley High School that featured 27 teams.

CHS boys have mission

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over the next two weeks, Catasauqua’s boys’ basketball mission is clear.

“We need to win games,” said head coach Eric Snyder. “We also need to score. We haven’t been able to make the plays when we need them. We can still make districts, but we simply need to win.”

The Roughies began the week in an eight-game slide, a losing streak that suddenly has dampened their postseason hopes. Catty has missed the district playoffs the past two seasons, but they have been confident to make a return.

Ben Nosal aims to be on top

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Ben Nosal still remembers his eighth-grade wrestling season. He lost all of his matches and quitting the sport suddenly became an option.

However, his older brother, Jared, convinced him to stay with the sport.

Now, five years later, Nosal is on the top of his game as one of the top wrestlers across the Lehigh Valley in the 220-pound bracket and also is one of the senior leaders for the Catasauqua program.

Wrestlers have key matches remaining

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over the next few weeks, Catasauqua’s wrestling program is looking to take a turn upward.

Beginning this week, the Roughies had two matches left on their Colonial League schedule, ones that could have a dramatic effect to the end of their season.

Catty traveled to Palmerton Wednesday night and then will host Northwestern the following Tuesday. The Roughies began the week with a 4-2 mark in the league and the outcomes of their last two matches will determine whether or not they can participate in the Colonial League Duals Jan. 30.