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Pete's Top-10: Big WHS-PHS matchup

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Finally, we get to the point of the season where we see some rivalry games. It starts with the cornfield battle with Whitehall traveling to Parkland on Friday night and the start of the city battle in Bethlehem, as Becahi hosts Liberty on Saturday afternoon.

It's the time of year where games mean more and playoff races heat up.

So check out the poll as we reach week five.

1. Easton (4-0)

Last week's rank:1

Just another walk in the park for the Rovers this...

Wrestling changes at districts

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

District 11 announced that changes to the team wrestling tournament will be under way for the upcoming season. Instead of having 10-team formats in both 3A and 2A, 12-team tournaments will now be used moving forward.

The qualified teams and seeds will no longer be determined by a committee, rather through the power point system that the district has used in most sports over the past two years.

The tournaments will also change from a single-elimination standpoint, to double-...

Moravian Update Eck shining for Greyhounds

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Moravian senior goalkeeper Andrea Eck (Catasauqua, Pa./Catasauqua) and the Moravian College field hockey defense are ranked in the top 25 in multiple categories the week of Sept. 16 in NCAA Division III statistics release.

The veteran keeper has played all but 35 minutes during Moravian's 3-2 start to the 2013 season, which included a 90-minute double-overtime on Saturday. Her 0.84 goals against average ranks 25th in Division III.

As a team, the Greyhounds rank 14th in the...

Big second half paces CHS

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Tom Falzone admittedly was glad his team got a tap on the shoulder last week .It was an impromptu manner to help them continue their quest for the season, one that apparently continues to gain momentum and strength with each passing week.

In the first half last week, the Roughies were seemingly out of sync against an upstart Palisades that was hungry for an upset in front of nearly 2,000 fans in their home stadium. Missed passes, dropped passes, and missed assignments were among a...

Girls aiming at D-11 berth

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua second-year head coach Carrie Saul knows she has to be patient.

Her club's 4-4 record through their first eight games isn't alarming at this point.

"So far, so good," stated Saul. "Everything seems to be going according to plan. We did lose six senior starters and that was a big loss. But the girls appear to be adjusting to the new system in place. I have four returning players and some younger players in the lineup, so we are learning as we go along."

Saul...

Rusnock finishes seventh for CHS

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by The Press in Sports

CROSS COUNTRY

The Catty cross country team competed in Bangor on Tuesday.

The Roughies fell to Saucon Valley 19-42, Bangor 17-44, Palmerton 21-39 and Notre Dame East Stroudsburg 23-34.

Despite the losses for the team, the Roughs had two runners place in the top-25. Jacob Rusnock was seventh with a time of 18:45.54. Spencer Phillips was 25th with a time of 20:10.99. Bangor's Brandon Tocket won the race with a time of 17:32.27.

Other finishers for the Catty boys...

Pete's Top-10: Rovers still at 1

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

So what did we learn from week three? Whitehall can run with more than Saquon Barkley. Liberty can run the ball and Bethlehem Catholic can run with teams like Easton?

Becahi's 49-35 loss to Easton was probably the most surprising result from the weekend, as the Hawks continue to climb the poll. Nazareth fumbled and East Stroudsburg South clamped down the MVC title race.

What else can happen this week? Check out the poll below.

1. Easton (3-0)

Last week's rank: 1...

Nosal overcomes eye injury against Pirates

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

In his future life, Jared Nosal will enter into a world stringent with discipline and structure.

It should be no real surprise, however, as Nosal has both enjoyed and endured a life filled with both of those pillars as well as a life encompassed with hard work and determination on and off the playing fields and mats. His athletic trek initially began in first grade and will reach another level when he graduates from Catasauqua in June.

In the meantime, Nosal understands there...

Roughies pull away from Southern Lehigh

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Ra'Von Burton referred to it as a back-and-forth, backyard football game in which one team finally takes charge.

Head coach Tom Falzone doesn't want to leave the field from a game at 10:15 again anytime soon.

However, both player and coach were happy to walk away from the field after a three-plus hour, 62-35 shootout victory over Southern Lehigh last Friday night that left the Roughies with an undefeated 2-0 overall record as well as an unblemished Colonial League mark with...

HOWLS Tourney raises money for emergency service K-9s

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Hounds on Working Leashes Softball Tournament to benefit emergency service K-9s took place at Opportunity Field back on Aug. 18.

Hounds on Working Leashes (HOWLS) is a nonprofit organization that is here to raise funds for the purpose of saving the lives of emergency service dogs.

The organization wants to provide departments with what they are in need of to make K-9s safe and a better and more efficient asset to their partner and community. They also want to provide...