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Brader's football camp to feature LHS stars

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

With the gluttony of football camps available to high school players and the growing importance of position specific drills to football coaches at the higher levels, Jason Brader thinks he's filled a need.

Brader, the owner FASST Performance in Quakertown, is holding a camp on May 18 from 10am-3pm at the Bethlehem Steelers Youth Field off Schoenersville Rd. in Bethlehem.

The camp is open to football players from ninth grade up until incoming seniors. It's also specifically for...

Brinkley sets mark

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

A lightning delay that lasted over three hours, as well as what Anthony Brinkley described as a "splitting headache" prior to the 800 run of last week's Colonial League Meet, didn't stop the Catasauqua senior from having one of the best races of his career.

During the second day of last week's meet held at Whitehall High School's Sports Complex, the event resumed around 9:30 p.m. after numerous lightning strikes were visible in the sky. The delay, though, didn't seem to affect...

Expectations raised Catty softball hoping to go deep into districts

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

In the past week, Catasauqua head softball coach Bobby Thomas and his team have raised their expectations for the season.

The fourth-year head coach and his team have every right to do it. Catty has been one of the hottest teams in the Lehigh Valley, and the Roughies already have placed themselves in a solid position for the postseason.

They entered this week as a possible candidate for the Colonial League playoffs as they needed to win both of their remaining league games...

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.

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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...

On a roll...

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

In the Catasauqua baseball circles, life has certainly taken a recent upswing with a potential continuing rise in the near future.

Despite a loss Tuesday to Pen Argyl, the Roughies began play this week with a torrid four-game winning streak in which they posted an impressive pair of 12-0 shutouts and outscored their opponents by a 37-6 margin.

As a result, Catty clinched a PIAA District 11 Class 2A playoff berth for the first time in three years, and there are plenty of...