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Roughs get another win

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Despite having an unblemished slate through five games, Catasauqua head coach Tom Falzone isn't totally satisfied.

In fact, he is a little worried.

The Roughies' latest whiplashing over an opponent – a 56-34 win over Saucon Valley last week – provided Falzone and his troops with a problem to fix and an incentive toward a deep postseason run.

Saucon Valley running back Nick Savant rushed for a game-high 304 yards and scored four touchdowns to help the Panther amass 365...

Catty girls aren't giving up despite their record

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in Sports

Head coach Trajano Bastidas has been the girls' soccer coach at Catasauqua for eight seasons including this fall. He knows his title is head girls soccer coach, but he sees himself as a life coach.

"We teach soccer and ultimately being better people," said Bastidas. "Soccer is being in adversity. This is life here. We ask the girls this, 'how are you going to respond to this?' or 'how are you going to react?' If you react positively, that spills over in to how you are as a person in...

Cross country expects more positives in the future

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Heading into the season, Kyle Rusnock figured to face some challenges as a first-year mentor of the Roughies' cross country program.

Former veteran head coach Charlie Post retired from teaching and decided to spend some of his spare time as an assistant track coach as well as an assistant coach for the Allentown Central Catholic girls' basketball program.

When the opening occurred, Rusnock decided to give it a shot. A current assistant wrestling coach, Rusnock knew he had his...

Changes produce thought, debate

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Change always comes with a breath of contention and wrestling coaches have their opinions on and off the record of the latest news regarding the newly formatted District 11 3A and 2A team tournaments.

With 12-teams qualifying in both brackets, nobody has an issue with a larger wrestling party to give more teams an opportunity to compete for postseason opportunities.

Where those teams get seeded and "the ultimate qualifier" bout is where there is room for debate.

In years...

Pete's Top-10: Parkland on top

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

In a shocking revelation, Emmaus' football team actually showed they had guts and beat a rough and tumble Easton squad.

That's what we took away from week five, as the Rovers were brought back down to reality and Emmaus fans must be thinking 'what if' their first couple of games didn't start so poorly.

Like they say, every dog has its day, and the Hornets had theirs. Bethlehem Catholic is certainly having their time as well and Parkland appears to be the king again as week six...

Gilmartin qualifies for districts

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by SCOTT W. PAGEL in Sports


Catasauqua's Michael Gilmartin qualified for the District 11 golf tournament at the District 11 qualifier Monday.

The qualifier took place at Mahoning Valley Country Club's par-73 course. Gilmartin shot a 93 to tie for 10th place. He's now eligible to play in the district tournament on Monday, Oct. 7, at Blue Ridge Country Club.

Ryan Krechel of Notre Dame East Stroudsburg tied with Wilson's Collin Hagenbuch for a low round of 78 at the qualifier. In all, 19 golfers...

Trobetsky looks to celebrate his birthday in style

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Tyler Trobetsky soon won't forget his last birthday.

It was late last fall when Trobetsky was among the Roughies who clinched their first Colonial League football title since 1996. Trobetsky couldn't have asked for a better celebration.

"Sometimes I forget what happened on my birthday," stated the senior lineman. "But that one will always be special. It was such a great feeling winning the (Colonial) league title and then having a medal placed around my neck.

"My goal is...


Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

As Saturday, Oct. 5, is the start of the antlered archery deer hunting season in Pennsylvania, bowhunters have two major concerns during the opener.

The first concern is tree stand safety. Every year a few bowhunters fall from their tree stands and incur serious bodily injury either because they didn't wear a safety harness or their tree stand became defective. And despite popular belief, it's not older hunters who fall.

A study by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Center...

Roughs roll again

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

On paper, Catasauqua's football team arguably is one of the best or possibly the best prolific proficient teams this fall in the Lehigh Valley.

Through their first four games this season, the Roughies have amassed 1, 580 yards averaging 395 yards per game and have scored 205 points scoring 51.3 points per game. Defensively, Catty has issued 913 yards, an average of 228.3 yards per game, and allowed 63 points, an average of 15 points per game.

Their recent 58-14 bushwhacking of...

Jacob Stopay steps up

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Heading into this season, Jacob Stopay wanted to improve his offensive game. He realized the Roughies had lost Alex Parker, Eric Matz, and his brother Zac as offensive weapons to graduation and knew his role would increase.

Over the past two seasons, Stopay has quietly been a constant behind some of the team's most notable playmakers.

So far, Stopay has established himself well. In Catty's recent 58-14 victory over Salisbury, Stopay returned a punt 55 yards for a touchdown....