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Palisades takes down Roughies

Thursday, September 29, 2016 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For Catasauqua, it truly was a tale of two halves.

On their first drive of the game against Palisades, Catasauqua has one of their most efficient drives of the season as they went on an eight-play, 78-yard drive that culminated when Andrew Brett hit Dylan Nonnemacher on a 14-yard scoring play.

From there, the Roughies appeared to gain some added momentum when Joey Sparacello recovered a fumble late in the first quarter. But any momentum quickly snuffed when Brett was intercepted on the first play.

Dweck, Roughs look to get back on track

Thursday, September 29, 2016 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

As a senior, Jonathan Dweck has watched his team experience their share of transformations through the years.

This season has proved to be no exception. The Roughies bolted into the Colonial League race when they moved out to a 3-3 start. Since then, they have been saddled with a five-game losing streak, one that can put a serious harness on their postseason aspirations.

Yet, Dweck wants to keep everything in its proper focus. He has experienced some changes in his game.

Field hockey looks for consistency

Thursday, September 22, 2016 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

As they concluded their first half of the season, Catasauqua’s field hockey season continues to search for a sense of consistency as well as seeking their identity.

The Roughies recently suffered a 2-0 loss to Pen Argyl, a defeat that lowered their record to 3-5-1 overall. However, it did end a streak of five games in seven days and finally gave them a breather.

“We were able to hold a solid practice for the first time in a while,” said first-year head coach Julie Bisci. “We were able to look at some things and improve on the things we need to work on.

Roughs set for Saucon Vy.

Thursday, September 15, 2016 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua began a four-week portion of its schedule last week that easily could turn them into either a contender of a pretender.

The Roughies began by hosting Pen Argyl – a game that could have turned each program’s season –followed by a trip to league powerhouse Saucon Valley and then Palisades before returning home against winless Wilson. It concluded with a trip to Green Pond for a battle with the Crusaders.

Needless to say, there was a stiff challenge ahead, one that could lead them to a possible .500 record and a district berth in the new classification and format.

Catty cross country looks to build

Thursday, September 15, 2016 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua’s cross country team may not reach the top echelon of teams in the Lehigh Valley, but they continue to build on their ascent.

The Roughies girls’ and boys’ teams are off to a solid start this season, as both units have been lowering their times and improving their overall performance in the process. In fact, the girls’ team already has registered two wins over Moravian Academy and Palmerton.

Boys soccer off to a solid start this year

Thursday, September 15, 2016 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Before the season, Catasauqua boys’ soccer coach Mike Baclawski had some high expectations.

So far, he hasn’t been disappointed.

The Roughies began the week with an overall 3-3 mark, their latest outing being a satisfying 2-1 win over Bangor. It came after a 7-0 blanking from Saucon Valley followed by a convincing 5-1 win over Tamaqua.

Even though the Roughies have been battling consistency, they have been pleased with their overall results.

Next up for Roughies is Pen Argyl

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua realizes the third week of the football season is still relatively early, but the Roughies aren’t taking anything likely.

They return home to Alumni Field Friday night to face a potentially dangerous Pen Argyl team that basically faces the same predicament as the home team. Pen Argyl (1-1) opened the season with an impressive 28-7 win over Wilson, but they were thumped by Saucon Valley, 42-7, last weekend.

Both teams want to use a victory as a key momentum swing.