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CHS wins a round

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Freshmen Devin Greene was the hero for the wrestling Roughs at Freedom last Friday in the District 11 2A team duals. Catty, the number seven seed, beat 10-seed North Schuylkill, 33-31.

Greene cranked a headlock on Justin Rodriguez and converted it into a pin at 1:23. By virtue of Green's victory, Catty won and got to wrestle Colonial League champion Saucon Valley in the next round.

Saucon would roll to victory over the Roughies before getting pounded by Bethlehem Catholic in...

PA tops Catty in CL tourney

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

The stands were full of fans from four high schools for the Colonial League Wrestling Championship, but the presence of the Catty Crew wasn't heard. Pen Argyl ended up with a 43-21 win over Catty in the semifinals of the Colonial League playoffs.

The meet began at 132 with Steve Burresci edging Jacob Rusnock 3-2. Burresci got an early headlock on Rusnock and while Rusnock had the Green Knight in trouble, Burresci had to front bridge up to hold onto the win.

Jake Holden pinned...

Roughs to rest

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

For the next few weeks, Catasauqua's wrestling program will be dealing with the proverbial waiting game.

In recent weeks, the Roughies achieved a major team goal by reaching the Colonial league team championships as well as the District 11 Class 2A dual championships, the latter resulting in a 56-13 defeat to Saucon Valley after a loss to Bethlehem Catholic in the Colonial League final rounds. Catty advanced to meet Saucon Valley after they defeated North Schuylkill, 33-31, behind...

Boys down PA, PHS; clinch a berth

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Catty used a big first quarter to cruise to a 68-46 victory against Pen Argyl Tuesday night to improve to 12-6 overall this season.

The Roughs jumped out to a 28-10 lead after the first quarter and then came out strong in the second half winning the third quarter 23-13. It all led to a 62-35 advantage heading into the final frame.

The trio of Tony Brinkley, Alex Parker and Jarrid Strong paved the way in the victory. Brinkley and Parker each went for 15 points while Strong added...

CHS gets first loss

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Editor's note - Wednesday evening's Colonial League wrestling tournament takes place after Catasauqua Press deadlines.

By virtue of their head-to-head victory with visiting Catasauqua, Pen Argyl gave Catty their first Colonial League loss of the season 36-33.

The Green Knights had been upset earlier in the season by the Palisades Pirates and as a result both teams finished with 7-1 records in the Colonial League North. Pen Argyl is 10-3 and Catty is 16-10 overall.

The...

Catty wins tournament

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

The Champ is Here! The Champ is Here! It may be an overused song in Boxing and MMA but it's a tune Catasauqua High School wrestling team likes listening to.

The Roughs did it again at Panther Valley High School in the Coal Cracker Open, winning the team title.

The Rough Riders took to the mat with a swagger and used Saturday's tournament as a tuneup to take on Pen Argyl on Wednesday night, after Press deadlines, in the Colonial League wrestling tournament.

Catty had...

Knowing his role Paryss Marshall prefers to help Roughs off the bench

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

After college, Paryss Marshall wants to become an anchor/writer for ESPN. Until then, however, Marshall may have plenty of his own highlights to watch.

The Catasauqua junior recently finished a highly successful football season that ended in the District 11 Class 2A championship game. Even though the Roughies weren't successful in the contest, the wide receiver/defensive back had a hallmark season with 44 receptions for 900 yards and tied teammate Alex Brown with 13 touchdown...

Girls fall to Lions, Bombers

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

The girls from Bethlehem's Moravian Academy came to Catasauqua last Wednesday night and rained on the Lady Rough Riders.

Ashley Blair hit a pro three-pointer with seven ticks left on the clock to decide the game, 32-29. Catty had one last chance and threw up a more than half court prayer that didn't go in with 1.7 seconds left.

Another tale of the tape was the Lady Lions going 7-for-9 from the foul line. Blair led all scorers with 14 points, and hit two big three pointers,...

Catty knocks off Northern Lehigh

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

It was Catasauqua wrestling senior night last Wednesday and the match with rebuilding Northern Lehigh.

Senior 145 pounder Casey Simmons beginning the meet and wrestled like there was no tomorrow. Simmons won 10-4 over Nate Farber to set the tone and Catty cruised past the Bulldogs 45-19.

The match even garnered television coverage from Channel 69. Simmons rocked Farber in a cradle and then had his way with him until Farber reversed out of it right in front of the Rough Rider...

Brinkley nets 23 in win

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

The Roughies rode hard over host Saucon Valley, 70-54, outscoring the Panthers 36-16 in the fourth frame. Catty actually trailed 23-19 at halftime in Lower Saucon.

Tony Brinkley was on fire again, being on the scoring end of junior point guard Brandon Purrone's passes. He finished with a game-high 23 points. Fellow senior Zac Edwards sank two threes to finish with 14.

For Saucon, Cameron Weeks drained 14 points. Keith Mosher swished two treys popping in 12 points.

All-in...