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Softball team looking for a strong finish this season

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

On the surface, Catasauqua's softball program might appear to be in a state of disarray with their 7-7 record to begin play this week.

It has been an unaccustomed start for the Roughies' program that has been among the Lehigh Valley's finest the past few years as they have been league and district frontrunners with rosters compiled with a horde of talented players.

Boys come back against Solehi

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

All season long, Catasauqua head baseball coach Steve Bradley has been looking for a game that can serve a catalyst for the remainder of the season.

Through the first few weeks, the Roughies have had some spurts, but they basically have been hovering around the .500 mark.

However, their recent 6-4 dramatic, extra-inning win at Southern Lehigh Monday may be the one to turn the trick.

In the game, the Roughies battled back from a 3-1 deficit to take a 4-3 lead in the top of the seventh only to have the game tied in the bottom of the inning.

Boys complete a busy week

Thursday, April 23, 2015 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

With a week off at the beginning of the season due to cancellations with only three games under their belt, Catasauqua's baseball team already was at a crossroads.

The Roughies had plenty of time to rest and strategize, but it also left them with true test of mettle.

Catty began last week with the plight of having six games in consecutive days and seven contests in eight days. It was a preliminary measuring stick for the Roughies, who can possibly reach their potential in late April.

Gallagher living up to task as catcher

Thursday, April 23, 2015 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

In her two years in the Catasauqua softball program, Shannon Gallagher previously has been in challenging situations.

Last season as a freshman, she played third base and proved to be an integral part of the program with several key plays and hits.

This season, Gallagher took over behind the plate for four-year starter Janae Matos. Needless to say, Gallagher was confronted with a tall task. Yet, she initially has undertaken her new encounter with a patient stride.

New Catty soccer coach named

Thursday, April 23, 2015 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over the past few years, Randy Gillespie has been busy.

He served as an assistant coach for both the boys' and girls' soccer teams as well as the head boys' basketball coach at Lehigh Valley Christian School. Gillespie also coached a girls traveling soccer team in the Catasauqua Youth Association.

However, his fast-paced athletic schedule recently dropped a gear.

Gillespie has been named the head girls' soccer coach at Catasauqua High School, replacing veteran Trajano Bastidas who recently resigned.

Moten is now a leader

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over the years, Amarys Moten has seen her career come full circle.

During her first two years, Moten experienced the typical growing pains of any freshman and sophomore in the Roughies ' program and preferred to keep a low profile.

Last season, she undertook more of an active role with the team, coincidentally with the program evolving into one of the better ones in the Lehigh Valley.

In the process, Moten hit her first career homerun, a game-winner.

baseball chs

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

With a week off at the beginning of the season due to cancellations with only three games under their belt, Catasauqua's baseball team already was at a crossroads.

The Roughies has plenty of time to rest and strategize, but it also left them with true test of mettle ahead.

Catty began this week with the plight of having six games in consecutive days and seven contests in eight days. It will be a preliminary measuring stick for the Roughies, who can possibly reach their potential in late April.

Edwards starts year hot

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over the past few weeks, Zac Edwards has been putting his season and his career in proper perspective.

The former Catasauqua High standout, and current Lebanon Valley sophomore second baseman, is confident his season can return to its true form. He battled through an offseason surgery for a torn left shoulder labrum that kept him busy with rehab assessment during the summer and fall.

Bastidas resigns from girls soccer team

Thursday, April 9, 2015 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Trajano Bastidas recently decided to resign from his post at Catasauqua as head girls soccer coach to spend more time with his family, a significant factor in all of his soccer ventures.

However, he remained confident that his underlining message to all of the athletes in his programs will continue to linger.

"We always refer to it as a soccer education," said Bastidas. "Once soccer ends whether it be the end of the season or a high school career, we want that individual to be able to solve problems and be able to persevere in today's world.

Running Rambles!

Thursday, April 9, 2015 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Welcome to the inaugural column of Running Rambles!

Throughout the year, we will be discussing running techniques and training methods, races and feature stories about them, and entertaining questions, comments, and suggestions.

It is an outlet for one of the latest and fastest growing crazes and sports around the Lehigh Valley and beyond as the amount of runners continuing increases weekly. Whether you're a walker or a beginner or experienced runner, we welcome your comments.