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Boys survive fast Nolehi start

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua survived an early scare from Northern Lehigh before pulling away to win 14-5 Monday night at Bryfogle Park during a dual senior night celebration.

Catty, now 9-6, will take on Northwestern, also 9-6, Wednesday (after Press deadlines) with the winner becoming the North Division champion and advancing to the Colonial League playoffs next Tuesday, May 14. The loser could potentially be tied for the final wildcard spot depending on Notre Dame's (9-6) game with Wilson.


Win and they're in

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Throughout the year, Catasauqua's baseball team has had as many twists and turns to its season as a high-speed, multi-looped roller coaster.

However, a win Wednesday afternoon easily could have brought the Roughies back to solid ground.

Entering its final two games of the regular season, Catty needed to win both contests to ensure themselves a wild card spot in the upcoming Colonial League playoffs, a visit they would take for the first time in four seasons.

They took...

LVC officials hold emergency meeting

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Lehigh Valley Conference principals and athletic directors met Monday morning in an emergency meeting to discuss the future of the LVC as we know it, following last week's developments that the Mountain Valley Conference invited 10 of the league's schools to form a 'super conference,' while excluding Bethlehem Catholic and Central Catholic.

Bethlehem Catholic Principal John Petruzzelli spoke at length about Monday's meeting and thought there was good discussion among all the schools...

Girls top NL

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Just like the baseball team, Catty fell behind early Monday against Northern Lehigh before pulling away for an 8-3 win.

Catty tried 2-1 after an inning but would add seven runs over the final five innings. Alexis Ayache went the distance and allowed just three hits while striking out three and walking three. CHS took advantage of six Bulldog errors in the game while scoring eight runs on six hits.

Paige Kogelman was 1-for-2 with a sacrifice, a walk, a steal and four RBIs....

Biviano, Roughies looking to place at Colonial League meet

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

With his track season in the twilight of his high school career, Justin Biviano sometimes wishes he had two more years of varsity experience left.

It was two years ago as a sophomore that Biviano took the initiative to try out for the team. During his junior and now senior year, he soon realized that he made the right choice.

For the second consecutive year, Biviano will participate in the discus competition during the Colonial League track meet that began Tuesday afternoon and...

Roughs are in

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

The Rough Riders jumped on the Crusaders of Notre Dame Green Pond in the bottom of the first inning last Saturday and beat Notre Dame 6-3. Catty improved to 9-5 for the season, and 8-4 in the Colonial League South and secured a District 11 AA playoff spot.

"It was special because we beat a team that we haven't beat in two years, we clinched a playoff spot in districts for the first time and Zack [Bradley] threw to get the win," said head coach Steve Bradley. "It was very special for...

Super conference formation begins Becahi, Central left off invitation list; Bangor could leave CL

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Where there's smoke, there's fire and the news of a Lehigh Valley superconference finally came to fruition last week.

After months of rumors and speculation about the future of the Lehigh Valley Conference, the Mountain Valley Conference stepped in and sent out an invitation to 12 neighboring schools to ultimately form a "big school, super conference," according to Stroudsburg Principal and MVC President Jeff Sodl.

All of the current LVC members, except for Bethlehem Catholic...

Lebron hopes to keep season alive for a while

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

As a senior, Erika Lebron has dealt with the cold reality that her high school softball career could come to an end in the near future.

But Lebron isn't ready to conceive that fact yet. Her team recently clinched a PIAA District 11 playoff berth and the Roughies are also still in the running for the Colonial League North Division with Pen Argyl, who they trailed by a game when the week began.

In fact, Catty (8-4 overall, 4-2 league) was scheduled to meet Pen Argyl (10-1, 5-1)...

Carpenter Cup tryouts begin this weekend

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It's almost summer and that means Carpenter Cup action is just around the corner.

The Lehigh Valley team will hold their first of three tryouts on Sunday, May 5 at DeSales.

The other two tryouts will take place on Sunday's May 12 and May 19. All sessions are slated for 9 am.

The Carpenter Cup is one of the nation's premier scholastic tournaments that takes place at Ashburn Field at FDR Park and Citizens Bank Park.

Founder/General Manager of the Lehigh Valley team...

Contreras always keeps busy, but it's academics first

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

With her track and high school athletic career possibly ending this week, Catasauqua's Selena Contreras has come full circle.

Contreras, a senior, had thrown discus, shot and javelin and has also ran the 4 X 800 relay for the Roughies' track program this spring and she was awaiting to see if her career could continue at districts in a few weeks. Whether or not it does, Contreras has made the most of her time wearing the brown and white.

Along with track, Contreras has been a...