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Boys get some wins

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

For Catasauqua's baseball team, it was one of the most important games of the season.

Last week, the Roughies met Colonial league contender Pen Argyl and walked away with an impressive 1-0 victory behind the pitcher of junior Zack Bradley, who fired a no-hitter and notched 10 strikeouts in an impressive performance.

Ironically, it was a well-welcomed initial victory of the season for the Roughies after they suffered a 17-2 defeat to Northampton and a close 3-2 loss to Palmerton...

Track looks to earn Ws

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

In recent years, Catasauqua head track and field coach Glenn Reightler has had his share of great individual performers. But his season, the veteran coach expects to continue the trend and also gain some team victories along the way.

"We do have some people back who had strong seasons for us," said Reightler. "But we also more depth than we have had in the past in both the boys' and girls' teams. We should be able to gains some more wins than usual this season.

"We're off to a...

Girls bounce back to win

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua head softball coach Bobby Thomas knows it is early in the season, but he also realizes some notable wins can give his club some early season momentum that it will need later in the season.

One of those key April victories could have been a 5-2 triumph over Northern Lehigh Monday afternoon, one that will certainly have some ramifications on their season. Catty was coming off a 13-7 defeat to Whitehall Saturday, but they had beat Bangor, 11-1, a day earlier.

"It was a...

Colonial League Track and Field bests

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by The Press in Sports

BOYS

100 - 1. Kordell Theadford (Notre Dame GP) 11.4, 2. Matthew Barnett (So. Lehigh) 11.4, 3. Alex Vignone (Palmerton) 11.5;

200 - 1. Jryi Davis (Bangor) 23.5, 2. Caleb Johnson (No. Lehigh) 23.7, 3. tie Ra'Von Burton (Catty), Cam Richardson (Northwestern), Ales Odle (Palisades) 24.0;

400 - 1. Collin Bergey (So. Lehigh) 52.4, 2. Jryi Davis (Bangor) 53.7, 3. Mathew Handley (Wilson) 53.9;

800 - 1. Kyle Gonoude (Salisbury) 2:07.9, 2. Mathew Handley (Wilson) 2:09.3, 3...

Dardis ready for next step

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Jordan Dardis knows this season will be special.

If anyone should know, it is Dardis. For the past three seasons, she has been a pivotal person in the Roughies' softball program as she saw considerable time as a freshman.

Now a senior, Dardis has seen enough of the broken promises of the past and is ready to take the next step in the program's future this spring. One of the initial steps to success this season was a 10-0 shutout over Palmerton in the team's opener.

"That...

Trexler, CHS look to avoid slow start

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Jeff Trexler is among the seniors on the Catasauqua baseball roster who all realize that time might not be on their side.

Trexler and his teammates are well aware of their team's 0-8 start last season that eventually salvaged aspirations of a Colonial League and district playoff bid. The Roughies did rally late in the season.

Beginning this week, Catty had a 0-2 record and a Wednesday afternoon meeting with Pen Argyl signaled the start of a busy remainder of the 2013 campaign...

LVC teams win

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

The 38th Annual Via All-Star Classic tipped off at Northampton Community College Saturday, pitting teams from the Lehigh Valley Conference, Colonial League and Mountain Valley Conference against each other.

On the girls side, the Lehigh Valley West all-stars, comprised of players from Allen, Central Catholic, Dieruff, Emmaus, Parkland and Whitehall high schools took on a team of stars from the Colonial League, with players from Bangor, Palisades, Palmerton, Northwestern, Notre Dame...

Colonial Youth Football League adds three teams

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial Youth Football League (CYFL) will open the 2013 season with three new teams.

The league accepted and approved the addition of the Pen Argyl Green Knights, Saucon Valley Panthers and the Upper Saucon Storm. This is the second increase in as many years. The Rough Riders and Bangor Slaters began league play in 2012.

The CYFL formed in 2011 with seven associations. The founding members included: Northwestern, Northern Lehigh, Southern Lehigh, Wilson, Williams Township...

Boys, girls track teams drop two

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Catasauqua track and field teams both dropped a pair of meets on Tuesday afternoon at Palisades.

The boys fell to the Pirates 98-51 and to Wilson 97.66-47.33. The girls lost to Palisades 118-28 and to the Warriors 103-44.

Several of the boys had big days for Catty. Tony Brinkley picked up two wins, taking the 800 in 2:14.0 and the 1600 in 4:47.0.

The boys also did well in the field events. Devin Flores won the pole vault clearing 10-0 and teammate Ty Kern was second...

Baseball falls big to NHS

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

Catasauqua senior Zac Bradley wasn't overly concerned with his team's 17-2 loss to neighboring Northampton in their season opener.

For Bradley and his teammates, it was simply a matter of interpreting the meaning o f the opening game for both teams.

"We looked at it like a scrimmage," stated Bradley, who figures to be a major contributor in the Roughies' pitching plans this spring. "We certainly don't take a loss lightly, but that was the first time we were outside all spring....