Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Football leagues announce cooperative schedule agreement

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Officials from the Colonial and Schuylkill leagues held a press conference Thursday announcing their new cooperative football scheduling model, which will take affect in the 2020 season.

The 12 Colonial League football teams and 16 from the Schuylkill League will form four divisions based on enrollments and PIAA Classifications. While Colonial League president Bryan Geist insisted the move was not a merger, the cooperative in effect creates a new 28-team league.

“It’s not a perfect system, but we’re getting closer,” said Northwestern Lehigh athletic director Jason Zimmerman.

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.

‘I knew I couldn’t give up on myself’

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Roughies LaVonte Bouie has returned to the mats after battling health issues

LaVonte Bouie cherishes every moment he performs on the mat for the Roughies or with the Catty marching band.

He once thought the chances would never come again.

Over the past year, the junior, who wrestles at heavyweight, has battled through a series of health problems, ones that nearly ended his high school career.

It began in July 2017 when he began experiencing a series of chest pains and it eventually sidelined him for the football season. However, he was allowed to perform in the marching band.

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.

LV struggling in 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

If the Phantoms New Year’s resolution was to come out of the gate hot in 2019, consider their resolution to have been shorter than most of us who resolved to lose weight this year. Since putting new calendars on the wall, Lehigh Valley is 1-5-0-0 and have lost six of seven games. In those games, the Phantoms have been outscored 27-15 and have dropped to a fourth-place tie with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Most players have rolled out the usual excuses – call-ups, injuries, etc. - but can we talk about the elephant in the room?

Catty boys still looking to learn this season

Friday, January 11, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Through their first nine games, Catasauqua’s boys’ basketball team has experienced its share of growing pains.

The Roughies have been in their share of games this winter, but their lack of experience hasn’t allowed them to close the door. As a result, Catty has struggled with an overall 1-8 mark, its lone win at Pen Argyl (51-40) Dec. 17.

“We play hard, but we eventually run out of gas,” said head coach Eric Snyder. “We shoot ourselves in the foot with unforced turnovers.

“One of our big faults is missing very makable shots.”

CHS boys fall to Wilson

Friday, January 11, 2019 by TJ WENBORG in Sports

The Catasauqua Rough Riders boys basketball team was looking to get its second win of the season when the Wilson Warriors visited Catty High School last Thursday.

However, Wilson used its size advantage and a trapping defense to come away with the victory, 80-53.

The Roughs started strong, jumping out to a 10-4 lead midway through the first quarter. However, a 13-point Warriors’ run put the visitors up by seven. The teams exchanged a few points and the first period ended 21-15 in favor of Wilson.

Komm hoping to have found a home

Friday, January 11, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Consider that you lose your job and have to tell your wife. That’s not fun. Now, consider that you’re going to have to tell your wife that because you lost your job, you have to move from Idaho to Quad City, Illinois for another job.

Then after one day at work, you’re again let go and now have to move 978 miles to Manchester, New Hampshire. Then, just a few weeks later, good news; sort of. You weren’t fired, but you’ve been “transferred” to Reading, Pennsylvania. So, with three pretty substantial moves in three months, how happy is your wife?