Last season, Catasauqua's Michael Gilmartin shot a 93 in the district golf qualifying round and missed the cut by a mere stroke.
A year later, Gilmartin once again shot a 93 in the 2013 District 11 Qualifying Round. This time, however, Gilmartin's score was good enough to earn a spot in the District Golf Championships at Blue Ridge Country Club, while making school history along the way.
Gilmartin finished in a tie for 15th place with a score of 92, just nine strokes behind...
With an imminent and distant future ahead, Derrick Bond understands what a commitment in sports and life is about.
Head football coach Tom Falzone refers to Bond as the team's "jack-of-all-trades" as he been the squad utility man this fall, being able to replace or temporarily fill-in spots along the way.
Bond has played both tight end and wide receiver for the Roughies and has been on the line and in the linebacking corps on defense.
After a knee injury sidelined him...
To commemorate and recognize National Hunting and Fishing Day (Oct. 28), which, unfortunately, is not on many calendars, Harold Luther, Retail Manager at Cabela's Hamburg, invited 20 kids who are enrolled in Camp Compass Academy in Allentown, to a European-type tower hunt at Clover Hollow Farms in Slatington.
The 20 children had 20 mentors accompanying them, some with trained field dogs who retrieved downed birds for the young hunters.
If you're new to the area, Camp Compass is...
Hey, it's 80 degrees in October. I'm still wearing Sperrys and have been tempted to put on the AC.
I could take this weather for another month, but I can also keep taking easy picks that the poll has generated for the past two weeks.
Not much will change this week, but there is a big game in the MVC, that has power point ramifications all over it.
So, go lay on your hammock and find your own beach as you read this week's top-10.
1. Parkland (5-1)
This fall, success of the Catasauqua girls' volleyball team won't be measures in wins and losses. Instead, it has been measure in the overall growth and maturity of its players as well as some moral victories that will eventually lead to solid ones in the future.
"This season is all about claiming some little victories," said first-year head coach Abby Cunningham, whose squad is winless with two weeks remaining in the regular season. "We have had plenty of moral victories along the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...