Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Troxell kicking well for soccer, football teams

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Devon Troxell couldn’t recall a similar event to the one that recently happened to him.

It proved to be a momentous one that could totally turn the Roughies season on an upward swing.

Troxell booted a game-winning, 28-yard field goal with 28 second remaining that lifted Catty to a 17-14 victory over Pen Argyl last weekend. The victory – their second consecutive – gave the Roughies a 2-1 overall record heading into a key showdown with Saucon Valley Friday night.

“I felt...

Harriers running well so far this year

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Literally speaking, Catasauqua’s cross country team continues to make strides.

With increasing depth and lowering times, the Roughies should be a force throughout the season and beyond.

“Our runners are running really well,” said head coach Kyle Rusnock. “We had a good summer and the kids worked very hard. We are starting to see the results and it will look better as the year goes on.

“We have been improving in several ways.”

The Roughies began the season at the...

Pete’s Top-10: Easton looks to play spoiler

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

We head into week four of the football season and the top four teams in the EPC have clearly been cemented, with each of the teams taking on formidable tests this week.

In Colonial League action, the battle between Palisades and Southern Lehigh will prove to be huge for the league title race.

How will it all shake down? Check out this week’s Top 10.

1. Parkland (3-0)

Last week’s rank: #1

Major test for two of the conferences best teams this week. Trojans...

Outdoors: Rain puts a halt on productive fishing

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With all the recent rain, productive fishing came to a halt as fishermen had to wait for local streams to clear and recede. When that happens most die-hard anglers hit the lakes as they’re generally not as affected by rain.

But with cooling temperatures, fishing picked up over the weekend and may continue barring any hurricane remnants. Our fishing reporters have this to say:

Willie from Willie’s Bait and Tackle in Cementon says the Lehigh River cleared quickly but is still on...

IronPigs see season come to an end

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After a six-game winning streak put the Lehigh Valley IronPigs into the playoffs, a seventh straight win gave them a 1-0 lead in their best-of-five divisional series against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Unfortunately, that would be their last win of the season as the RailRiders went on to take the next three games to advance to the Governor’s Cup Finals in the International League.

The ‘Pigs weren’t helped by what a video replay showed to be a bad call in game four of the series....

Girls soccer wins, loses, ties

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Catty girls soccer team was outplayed on the scoresheet but ended in a scoreless draw with Saucon Valley.

Saucon Valley fired 25 shots on goal and Madison Hicks had an answer for all of them making 25 saves.

Before that contest, Catty blanked Wilson 3-0.

The Roughs scored two goals in the first half and never looked back. Alexis Rushatz had both of those tallies before Cassie Barna added the team’s final goal in the second half.

Catty had 24 shots on goal to...

Linemen pave the way up front for CHS

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Kyle Zimpfer recalled how he was introduced to the center position in his freshman year.

“I never really played center before high school,” he said. “It was early in the season, and I was told to go in and play center. I had some time in practice, but I really didn’t know what to expect.

“It was kind of different going through the process, and the coaches were a great help. I had mostly played guard or tackle. But I knew once I got it down, there was no turning back.”

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Article By: Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com

Saturday, September 9, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Both Bethlehem Catholic remained undefeated with wins Friday night in the third week of the 2017 high school football season, while Northampton grabbed its second of the young season.

Bethlehem Catholic-Emmaus

The Golden Hawks erased an early Emmaus lead with 21 straight points then held on for a 28-21 win.

Emmaus (1-2) went up 14-0 on two first quarter touchdowns, but the Hawks scored three unanswered touchdowns, capped by Shamus Williams’ interception return for a...

Catty beats Nolehi as Penn Argyl is up next

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Much-needed victories usually don’t happen in the second week of the season. However, the Roughies arguably faced that task, and they answered the call.

Catty had dropped a 47-29 decision to Salisbury in their opener in which they allowed 588 yards of offense from the Falcons.

With anticipation and aspiration on a high note for the season, the Roughies couldn’t afford to put themselves in a 0-2 hole to begin the season when they traveled to Northern Lehigh, and still hold...

Richie breaks Willow Brook record

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Back in 2004, Danny Richie set the course record at Willow Brook Golf Course when he shot a 62.

Since he was 14, Richie had called the Catasauqua-based course his home. He worked there in his teens and took over the course professional four years ago. The Allentown Central Catholic graduate left the area to pursue a collegiate career at Coastal Carolina University, but he knew he would remain tied to his roots at the course.

A few weeks ago, Richie further solidified his...