The Catasauqua boys basketball team didn’t have time to dwell on their heartbreaking 54-53 loss to Northwestern Lehigh on Friday night.
They had to be ready to make the trip to Northampton for a 1 p.m. start against a solid, 7-5 Konkrete Kids team looking to make a push for District XI 6A playoff spot.
Whether it was a hangover from the previous night’s disappointment from losing on a three-point buzzer beater, or fatigue from playing their third game in three days, the Roughs struggled early.
On Thursday night at Catasauqua High School the Rough Rider’s girls basketball team looked to pick up their second win of the season against the visiting Lions of Moravian Academy.
The task proved to be too tall as the presence of Moravian Academy’s 6-4 center Maya Ettle presented an insurmountable matchup problem, especially for Madison Hicks on the opening tip.
Head coach Mark Seremula thought the Roughs acquitted themselves well.
The Pen Argyl Green Knights brought their 3-1 record to Catasauqua High School for a varsity girls basketball game between Colonial League foes.
The Roughs entered the game at 1-4 looking to halt a three-game skid. Unfortunately for the home crowd, Pen Argyl won, 50-35.
Catty got off to a strong start in the first quarter and led at the break 17-15. Senior guard Julia Lacey scored 6 of her game total 9 points in the period as the Roughs showed good offensive balance in building the lead.
The 96th meeting between the Catasauqua Rough Riders and Northampton Konkrete Kids kicked off on a Thanksgiving Day featuring brilliant sunshine and frigid temperatures.
The Rough Riders entered the game following a 1-9 regular season, while Northampton sported a 7-4 record and their first district playoff appearance since 2003.
The Catasauqua girls soccer team finished their season with a 1-0 loss to Moravian Academy in the District XI 1A semifinals.
The sixth-seeded Roughs were coming off a 3-2, road upset over third-seeded Tri-Valley in the opening round of the district playoffs. They had reason to believe that they could also upset the second-seeded Lions, having tied them 3-3 in their regular season contest.
The lone goal came just five and a half minutes into the contest.
If you were asked to picture in your mind someone with brain cancer, you might think of John McCain or perhaps a small child in a pediatric cancer unit.
It is be unlikely that you would picture a 26-year-old former college athlete. And yet Northampton eighth grade math teacher and girls varsity head volleyball coach Jess Finlayson found out this summer that she has Grade III anaplastic astrocytoma.
The Catasauqua girls soccer team evened their record at 4-4-2 on the season by trouncing Lehighton 6-0 at Thomas Field Monday evening.
The win nicely positions the Roughs to make a second half run to qualify for the District XI playoffs.
Freshman Haleigh Toto opened the scoring six minutes into the game when a beautiful through ball from Katie Weiss resulted in a one-on-one confrontation with the Lehighton keeper. Toto buried the ball in the back of the net.
The Catasauqua Rough Riders girls volleyball team dropped a home match to Notre Dame of Green Pond on Thursday in straight sets.
The Crusaders entered the game in second place in the Colonial League, so the Roughs were the decided underdogs on paper. The situation was made more difficult by the absence of three key Roughs players.
The Catasauqua girls volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to Tamaqua Monday night at Catasauqua High School.
The Roughs took an 8-5 lead early in the first set and after briefly falling behind and rallied back to even the score at 16-16. However, Tamaqua was able to close out the first set 25-21. In the second and third sets, Catty struggled with its serve receive and fell by scores of 25-7 and 25-11.
The Catasauqua Rough Riders fell to Northern Lehigh 48-0 in the home opener at Almuni Field on a rare Thursday night game.
The matchup between Colonial League West Division foes dropped the Roughies record to 0-2 on the season and 0-1 in the division.