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Rusnock looks back on first season coaching

Thursday, December 12, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Catasauqua High School wrestling coach, Kyle Rusnock, did not exactly seek out the newly available head cross country coaching position when Coach Charles Post stepped down after the 2012 season, but in accepting the offer for the 2013 season, Rusnock is glad he did.

"The runners approached me and asked if I would coach. I always liked cross country. I went to the meets and would watch them run," said Rusnock. "It was a very enjoyable season. The kids were incredible, they never...

Boys aim to be in thick of it

Thursday, December 12, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

A few weeks ago, Catasauqua head boys basketball coach Eric Snyder had a pretty good feeling about his team's potential despite losing some starters from last year's squad that fell to Notre Dame in the District 11 Class 2A final.

Brandon Purrone, Ra'Von Burton, Paryss Marshall, and Derrick Bond were back from a team that had responded from spinning its wheels after Christmas to reeling off a 10-game winning streak that helped catapult them into the district final.

But Snyder...

Reflecting back about BB guns

Thursday, December 12, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

Every year around this time the 1983 classic movie "A Christmas Story" will be shown multiple times on a cable TV channel. It tells the story of Ralphie Parker (born in NYC on April 16, 1971) who wants a Daisy "Red Ryder" BB gun for Christmas. Every time he asked for one, he'd get the same famous reply: "You'll shoot your eye out."

Does that bring back memories? I had the same situation some 56 years ago when I was 12. My mother didn't like guns, even a BB gun, and didn't want one in...

Catty falls in annual powder puff game

Thursday, December 12, 2013 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Heading into this year's Powder Puff football game against Northampton, Catasauqua was already at a slight disadvantage.

The Rough Riders' 15 players were just a fraction compared to nearly 80 for the Konkrete Kids. And Catasauqua quarterback Danielle Lilly was trying to overcome a sickness as well, and was able to recover just in time for the game.

And despite fighting until the game's final whistle, and a two-touchdown performance from Lilly, the Konkrete Kids defeated the...

Catty cruises to Turkey Day victory over NHS

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Days before the game, Catasauqua head football coach Tom Falzone was concerned that some of the luster of his team's annual Thanksgiving Day tilt with Northampton might have begun to rust.

His players apparently had focused more of their attention on the upcoming state playoff game against Imhotep Charter two days later.

"We wanted to stress to them the importance of this game to everyone," said the fifth-year head coach. "We gained a sense that some of them might take the game...

College career ends for Eck

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

As Moravian College's field hockey team's regular season recently came to an end, Andrea Eck obviously was disappointed about her squad just missing an invite to the postseason. Yet, the former Catasauqua standout is also disheartened about her collegiate career reaching its climax.

Over the past four seasons, though, Eck knew she made the right choice to continue her field hockey career in Bethlehem.

"It was sad that we didn't make the playoffs," said Eck about her squad that...

Season ends for Roughs

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

When he received a text Sunday from head boys basketball coach Eric Snyder regarding Tuesday's upcoming practice, Paryss Marshall finally realized it.

The senior wide receiver/defensive back, who had stellar seasons on both sides of the ball all season for the Roughies, was stunned and shocked about the fact that his football season was over.

A banner year that included an all-time Colonial League record 608 seasonal points scored in their equally historic 13-1 season ended...

A win for Catty would just be gravy

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

This year's Catasauqua-Northampton annual Thanksgiving Day tilt will feature a different look on more than one front.

For starters, the game will be played at Muhlenberg College's Scotty Wood Stadium due to construction around Northampton's high school complex.

Also, Catasauqua will be playing in a PIAA Class 2A state quarterfinal playoff game for the first time in school history that is scheduled to begin 51 hours later Saturday afternoon.

It will be a different...

Win for NHS could ease pain of tough year

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It's been a long season for the Northampton Konkrete Kids. As a matter of fact, it's been a long two years for the K-Kids.

Stuck in the rut of an 0-11 season, Northampton hasn't tasted victory since a 35-6 win over Bethlehem Catholic on September 21, 2012.

That's 18 straight losses for the Kids, which is the longest losing streak of any team in the District 11 paradigm.

However, all of that can be erased with one magical win Thursday morning with an upset over Catasauqua...

Imhotep game is third in eight days

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Tom Falzone has been braced for a period of football that he nor his coaches or players have everexperienced.

For Falzone, however, the experience will extend a couple of more days as the coach will begin serving jury duty next Monday.

It is an eight-day period in which Catasauqua will have played three football games.

The period began last Saturday when the Roughies won their inaugural state playoff game in school history when they defeated Lake Lehman, 33-21, in the...