Catasauqua heavyweight Jake Schlinkman believes his team's time has come in the Colonial League.
This season, the Roughies have thrust themselves into the spotlight of the league, most notably with a convincing 46-25 victory over Palmerton last Saturday. The victory brought them another step closer to a North Division title and berth in the Class 2A District Duals, both prominent team goals before the season.
There has been a predominant feeling in the wrestling room that they...
Catty celebrated a great win over Palmerton 46-25.
It was especially nice because the Bombers got their lineup back intact after the flu bug hit them for the Pen Argyl match that had to be delayed a day, causing a 58-9 loss to Pen Argyl.
Jared Nosal started it off with a tremendous win, 5-2 at 220, over Skyler Rosenberry. Rosenberry was coming off a pin victory against Pen Argyl.
At 285 senior Jacob Schlinkman hooked up in a battle with Andrew Strauss before losing by...
As a unit, they inconceivably may have among the most accumulated number of years combined as any coaching staff across the Lehigh Valley and the state.
As a staff, they have shared the unique bonds of player – coach and coach-coach that has expanded among several generations of Catasauqua football.
The Roughies' football staff is distinctive in its own manner, one that features three former head coaches – two former Catty field generals – and several members who have played...
These are busy times for Catasauqua's Samantha Schnabel.
When she isn't logging minutes for the Roughies' girls' basketball team this winter, Schnabel is involved in an indoor dance/rifle/flag ensemble that she has been a part of her life for the past nine years.
During the fall, Schnabel was a member of the Roughies marching band, an activity she has enjoyed for the past seven years. In her few minutes of spare time, Schnabel also has been involved with dance and its...
Catty fell to Salisbury on the road Tuesday night, 52-32.
The Falcons won all four quarters, getting out to a 14-8 first quarter lead before leading at the half 30-16. The Roughs were held to just four points in the fourth.
Tony Brinkley led the way for Catty with eight. Alex Parker and Paryss Marshall each had seven.
The Falcons were led by the trio of Justin Aungst, Brad Vangeli and Dan Reichenbach. Aungst had a game-high 16 while Vangeli and Reichenbach combined for...
Catasauqua High School head girls basketball coach Chad Werkheiser summed things up in a nut shell Tuesday night.
"We have to work on not turning the ball over," he said. "We played against one of the best guards in the league."
Salisbury's 5-5 senior Megan Hrebik scored 17 points, had nine steals, five rebounds and two assists in a 62-27 Colonial League defeat of Catty. The Lady Roughies committed 19 turnovers.
Hrebik forced five errant passes in the first quarter alone...
Catasauqua head boys' basketball coach Eric Snyder is hopeful history doesn't repeat itself for his team.
After a recent loss to Notre Dame, Snyder envisioned the same kind season he and his team endured last season possibly surfacing for his team. The result was a sub-par .500 campaign and also a non-visit to the district playoffs.
"This is the same kind of things that happened to us last year," lamented Snyder. "We lost a tough game to Northampton, battled Notre Dame...
Catasauqua head wrestling coach Mike Conner has yet to find his perfect lineup this season, but he hasn't been disappointed in his team's results.
The Roughies recently competed in a tournament in Hamburg over the weekend in which they faced teams in both Class AA and AAA categories. Perennially recognized as a difficult tournament, Catty came away with an overall 3-2 mark in five matches.
"That was a good weekend and a good test for us,' said Conner. "That tournament is always...
Catty basketball fans who didn't come to the Catasauqua Gym missed a good effort by the girls against Wilson in a 48-36 loss.
"The game was truly closer than what the final score indicates," Janae Matos said.
Underclassmen did most of the scoring as Shiloh Sziy had 17 points, Amarys Moten six, Katie Buczynski four, Sam Schnabel also scored four, and Janae Matos had three while senior point guard Olivia Falko added two.
Catty came out with a slower pace concentrating on...
The Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Banquet will be held Sunday, Jan. 13, at 5:30 p.m.
This year is the inaugural boys and girls joint banquet and it will take place at the Northampton Community Center.
Melissa Fuhrman is a forward with 19 career goals and 14 career assists. She ranks second in her class with a 4.0 GPA out of 4.
She is a four-year letter winner in soccer and was captain her senior year. She was all-Colonial League honorable mention...