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Roughs look to fix mistakes

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Catty trailed Tamaqua 2-0 with 11:46 to play in the first half at Thomas Field last Saturday morning in a 10 a.m. game. The Blue Raiders are a proverbial District 11 participant and won 4-1.

"The Tamaqua game was much closer and much more open then the score would indicate," said head coach Mike Baclawski. "We played some of our best soccer, over longer periods of time this game. We were a bit more consistent in our play and we moved pretty well as a team. But it's the mistakes again...

Pete's Top-10

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

We're into week four of the poll and not much has changed on the forefront. Easton maintains their stay at the top, while Nazareth gets a bump. Parkland picked up their first win of the year and Catasauqua looks to keep their Colonial League title aspirations rolling.

What's your team in store for this week? Check out the poll below.

1. Easton (3-0)

Last week's rank: #1

Of all the teams in the league, Easton always seems to not have a hard time so far this year....

CHS volleyball sweeps Salem Christian

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

It was refreshing to see Salem Christian High School and Catasauqua High join hands and say a prayer before their volleyball match last Friday afternoon.

Catty would sweep, thanks in part to some early errors. The first game had seven net balls for the Eagles.

Lauren Pluchinsky made two strong kill shots and Salem had three net balls and called a time out. But, Pluchinsky struck again and Samantha Schnabel added an ace and Catty was up 10-2.

Sabrinna Oliver, Frederick...

Camp makes Brinkley confident

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

While at a cross country camp at East Stroudsburg University, Catasauqua's Tony Brinkley discovered an added sense of confidence that has already changed his high school career.

"I went here (camp) with three other teammates," recalled Brinkley. "We all did a lot of running, but I really felt good there. Before we started practicing, I felt better and better about myself. I knew I could have a good year because the camp helped me physically and mentally."

A few weeks later,...

Girls lose to Falcons, 6-0

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

The Catasauqua (0-4 overall; 0-3 in Colonial League) girls soccer team was at a disadvantage even prior to last Thursday's contest against Salisbury (3-2 overall; 3-2 in Colonial League) at Alumni Field.

Not only did the Rough Riders have to contend with one of the league's top teams in the Falcons, but they would have to do so with a roster diminished because of injuries at a number of positions.

Despite falling 6-0 to the Falcons in their third league match of the year that...

Young Roughies still battle

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua boys soccer coach Mike Baclawski put it best when he said "We don't have anyone on the roster who can drive themself to a game."

That shows the youth and inexperience this Roughies team is dealt with this 2012 season.

Still, this team keeps battling and doesn't give up. That showed with a resilient late goal in a 9-1 loss to Salisbury last Thursday night in a Colonial League match at Salisbury High School.

It also didn't help that ten minutes into the game,...

Roughs pound Spartans

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

When it looked like Catasauqua produced another sterling, shining effort last week against Southern Lehigh, head coach Tom Falzone did find a noticeable scratch.

Taking at 42-8 lead into their locker room at halftime, the last thing the members of Catasauqua's football team thought their head coach would do was to berate them for one of the final plays of the opening half.

With that lead, Catty's Eric Matz had a punt blocked by Southern Lehigh's Andrew Terlingo and the host...

Girls fall to PMW

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Catty volleyball fell to Pocono Mountain West in three games, 25-17, 25-12 and 25-16.

In the first game, Catasauqua engaged in a long volley for a 4-3 lead. Mona Dingh became frightening for the Lady Panthers at the net and was several inches taller than Samantha Schnabel.

A rally ensued again and Schnabel and Frederick were most engaged for Catty and made blocks for the Roughs. Net balls and Pocono's big three put Catty away, though.

Coach Arndt addressed the team and...

Palisades up next for Catty

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

In the third game of the year last season, Catasauqua was deadlocked in a battle with winless Palisades at halftime as the Roughies had a slim 14-8 lead.

Then the collapse came.

Catasauqua scored 27 unanswered points from costly and sloppy turnovers in the third quarter and they went on to a 42-21 win. Palisades would later record its lone victory and finish with a reeling 1-9 record.

When they arrive at Alumni Field Friday night, Catasauqua will be in a similar...

Field hockey team starts season 1-2-1

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

No lightning was flashing atop the Blue Mountain, but field hockey sticks were smashing in an exciting Colonial League opener for Pen Argyl and visiting Catasauqua last Friday.

The Catty girls would fall 2-1.

After dominating for the first ten minutes of the game, the Lady Rough Riders let a breakaway from Pen Argyl result in a Nicole Kocher goal. That made it 1-0 at the half.

Catty did a fine job of not causing corners, only giving up two in the game. But, the Green...