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Girls play Warriors tough

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Catty basketball fans who didn't come to the Catasauqua Gym missed a good effort by the girls against Wilson in a 48-36 loss.

"The game was truly closer than what the final score indicates," Janae Matos said.

Underclassmen did most of the scoring as Shiloh Sziy had 17 points, Amarys Moten six, Katie Buczynski four, Sam Schnabel also scored four, and Janae Matos had three while senior point guard Olivia Falko added two.

Catty came out with a slower pace concentrating on...

Scholar athlete nominees

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Banquet will be held Sunday, Jan. 13, at 5:30 p.m.

This year is the inaugural boys and girls joint banquet and it will take place at the Northampton Community Center.


Melissa Fuhrman is a forward with 19 career goals and 14 career assists. She ranks second in her class with a 4.0 GPA out of 4.

She is a four-year letter winner in soccer and was captain her senior year. She was all-Colonial League honorable mention...

Wilson boys pull away to down Catty

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Catty played right with the 11-1, 6-1 Wilson Warriors in the first half and were down 14-13 at the end of the first quarter and 31-25 at half.

But Bob Frankenfield's Warriors pulled away in the second half and won 67-47.

Catty is now 5-5 overall.

All-Everything Gerald Terry, who was granted an extra year of eligibility, and Daye-Shaw Bailey, both went rip city on the nets at the Wilson Gym for 17 points a piece. Bailey banged home three from Northampton Street and Terry...

Strong, CHS get by Kids

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Jarrid Strong was determined to help his team beat Northampton in the annual recent hardwood matchup between neighboring schools.

Strong arguably did his part as he scored a season-high 18 points, but Catasauqua couldn't close the gap in a close 54-52 defeat to the Konkrete Kids. Northampton took a page from the football rivalry between the two as they registered their second consecutive victory in as many years, the same trait that has followed the football battle won by Catasauqua...

Wrestlers go 3-2 at Berwick Duals

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

The Catasauqua High School wrestling team finished 3-2 on the day at the Berwick Duals.

Rhaine Sziy dominated the 182 division, going 5-0, and remains unbeaten at 17-0 so far this season. In addition to his hard work with assistant coach and CHS strength coach Joe Stofko, Sziy has been trained by Walt Finkbeiner of Hellertown, who was entered to the Lehigh Valley Sports Hall of Fame back in 2011 as an arm wrestler, Saucon Valley youth wrestling coach and all-around weight trainer for...

Article By: JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Three time Olympian and professional volleyball player Tayyiba Haneef-Park appeared in Catasauqua at a volleyball clinic hosted by Barry Lovelace, owner of the Barry Lovelace Athlete Training Academy at Lehigh Valley Christian High School in the former Lincoln Gym in Catasauqua.

Haneef-Park, a 6-7 outside hitter/ opposite who recently played in her third Olympics this past summer in London, used Lovelace's training as part of her workout program.

"This clinic provided local...

Brinkley finds scoring touch vs. PA

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Anthony Brinkley has accomplished some special feats this year with a third – place finish in the Colonial League Cross Country championship and a first and third – place finish respectively in the 1,600 and 3,200 at the Colonial League Track and Field Championships. But he recently notched a unique achievement on the basketball court.

In his team's 69-36 victory over Pen Argyl recently, Brinkley scored a personal best 18 points, eight points better than previous high. He was also...

Buczynski, girls look for more wins

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

For Katie Buczynski, it has been a bittersweet season.

The Catasauqua junior forward recently helped her team snap a 29-game losing streak and then soon followed it with a victory over Northern Lehigh. It marked the first time Catty won as many as two games in a season since the 2008-09 campaign.

Yet, Buczynski, who has been the team's leading scorer and rebounder, isn't totally satisfied with her team's 2-6 start.

"It can be extremely frustrating at times," stated...

Boys knock off NL

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Don't blame Catasauqua coach Eric Snyder if he had any doubts that Catty could come up with a victory against Northern Lehigh.

"We haven't beaten Northern Lehigh with this group in three years," Snyder said.

Alex Parker played a great game even with his man Josh Eden scoring 19 points.

"He made him work hard for all those points," Snyder said.

Catty prevailed 53-50 and improved to 3-1 in the Colonial League and 4-2 overall. Alex Parker and Brandon Purrone found...


Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Sports

Junior WR Chris Litzenberger of the Muhlenberg football team was named to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll.

To be named, a student-athlete must be a sophomore or higher in class standing, carry a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 or higher and be a starter or key reserve on his team.

An accounting major, Litzenberger appeared in every game, including two starts, and totaled 10 receptions for 91 yards and a TD. The TD came against Dickinson en route to a 61-21...