Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Roughie Roundup: Wrestlers aim to win West

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Northern Lehigh’s late surge fell short as Catasauqua pulled out a 39-27 Colonial League win in wrestling last Friday. It followed a tough, 40-39 road loss at Palisades last Wednesday for the Rough Riders.

Now, the showdown comes Wednesday night after Press deadlines as the Roughies host Northwestern in what will be for the West Division title and a trip to the Colonial League Wrestling Tournament which is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 27, and will feature the semifinals and finals in the same night. The tourney takes place at Catty.

Wrestlers knock off Palmerton

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Catty wrestling team continues to put up victories, their most recent prior to Press deadline was a 42-28 win over Palmerton last week to improve them to 4-1 as they sit atop the West Division.

Against the Bombers, the match started at 106, as Jacob Nye dropped a 10-8 decision.

Catty got on the board at 113 and 120 with Jaryn Hartranft and Gavin Fehr forfeit wins to make it 12-3.

At 126, Austin Brett pinned his opponent in 3:06 to give Catty an 18-3 lead. Cole Brown would be on the losing end of a 15-5 score which cut into the Roughs lead to make it 18-7.

Winter Classic set for January 25

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The annual Lehigh Valley Winter Classic will take place on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at the Bethlehem Municipal rink located at 345 Illick’s Mill Rd, Bethlehem.

The Winter Classic is an all day ice hockey celebration with all the proceeds going to the SPHL (Special Hockey of the Lehigh Valley) Polar Bears team. The event started back in 2014 and continues to grow, raising $3,000 its first year to a record $44,000-plus in 2019.

Roughie Roundup Three Roughie harriers finish in the top-20

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Catty girls soccer lost to Lehighton in overtime, 2-1 on Monday.

Both regulation goals came in the first half. The Indians struck first thanks to Ashley Marchesault who was assisted by Casey Hanley.

But Haleigh Toto would tie the game at 1-1 with an unassisted goal.

After a scoreless second half, Lehighton would strike for the game-winner in overtime on a corner kick from Katie Aaron who found Brittney Batasavage for the game-winner.

Madison Hicks made six saves while Catty fired off 13 shots in the loss.

The CHS record is now 4-6 on the season.

Rushatz 4th at Falcon meet

Thursday, September 12, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Catty cross country team ran at Salisbury last week.

The girls picked up two wins on the day, beating Northern Lehigh 26-30 and Palmerton 24-31. The team fell to Northwestern 20-39.

The Northwestern boys and girls teams both finished 4-1 in the Colonial League meet.

Catty’s Lexi Rushatz was fourth overall in the girls race with a time of 20:50.43. Reagan Pender of the Bulldogs had a winning time of 19:04.32. Catty’s top boy finisher was Cole Brown who was 25th with a time of 19:30.39.

Roughie Roundup: Girls soccer picks up another win

Thursday, September 12, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Catty beat Lehighton in boys soccer 2-0.

The game was 0-0 at halftime before Catty pulled away in the second half for two goals. Damian DiPaolo scored both goals for the Roughies with Wesley Fotta and Luis Del Rosario added assists.

The boys lost to Saucon Valley 7-0. The team fell behind 2-0 by halftime before the Panthers scored five in the second half.

Zachary Nicholas scored three goals and an assist in the game with Matthew Konkolics adding two.

The boys fell to Wilson 3-2, but no other information was available.

Catty fell to Bangor 5-1 on Tuesday.

Roughie Roundup Soccer teams both get early-season wins

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Catty girls soccer team got the fall season started on Friday morning with a game against Northern Lehigh.

Catty led 2-0 at halftime before the Bulldogs came back a bit. Haleigh Toto started the scoring with a goal on an assist by Katie Weiss. Kaylee Weidaw made it 2-0 for the Roughs when she scored on a pass from Brielle Davies. Toto would assist Weidaw on the team’s final goal.

Briana Ojeda and Shaina Mazzocca scored for the Bulldogs in the second half.

Madison Hicks made 13 saves for Catty to get the win.

Storms causing changes in district playoff schedules

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Dangerous storms over the past two days have caused many changes in the District 11 playoff schedules.

Many of the classes will try to get their finals in beginning as early as this morning in baseball, with a lot of action attempting to take place this afternoon before another potential round dangerous storms could once again take place.

Here is our up-to-date schedule as of 10 a.m. Thursday morning:



Finals, Thursday, May 30

No. 8 Emmaus vs. No. 2 Liberty at Coca-Cola Park, 4:30 p.m.


Finals, Thursday, May 30

Rain alters softball playoffs

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Rain is once again altering league playoff schedules in the area. This time, Colonial League and EPC softball playoff games have been pushed back from Tuesday to Wednesday.

In the Colonial League, Notre Dame will take on Bangor at Pates Park at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, followed by the Northwestern-Palmerton game at 7 p.m. League finals are still scheduled for Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at Pates Park.