Catasauqua Press

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Girls end skid with win

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

A parade of smiling Catty faces passed by the scorer’s table on their way to the postgame handshake as the Roughs’ girls basketball team snapped a 12-game skid with a 40-28 win over Kutztown Area High School.

Head coach Mark Seremula spoke about the relief in picking up the team’s first win since the second game of the year.

“It feels good; I’m so happy for them,” he said. “I think they were putting too much pressure on themselves because we thought we had a couple of winnable games (Salisbury and Saucon Valley). They relaxed and just played today.”

Kids upend Roughs

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

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.

Girls fall to Moravian Academy, Falcons

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

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.

Catty girls fall to Pen Argyl

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

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.

CHS girls soccer falls to MA

Friday, November 2, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

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.

Join ‘Team Jess’ to help fight brain cancer

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

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.

Toto scores four, Catty wins

Friday, September 28, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

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.

Raiders knock off Catty Volleyball falls to Tamaqua

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

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.