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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...

Falzone happy with 1st rehearsal

Friday, August 24, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

After his team's first scrimmage against Lehighton, Catasauqua head football coach Tom Falzone is beginning to see his squad piece together the big picture for the regular season ahead.

"It went well, and we were pleased," said the fourth-year head coach of Saturday's scrimmage. "That was a good start for us. There were really only two plays that cost us. After those, I thought we took control the rest of the time."

One lone blemish came on the game's opening play when a missed...

District 11 to use new rating system

Friday, August 24, 2012 by The Press in Sports

PIAA District 11 is pleased to announce the adoption of a new power rating system to be used beginning immediately for fall sports in 2012, and progressing through the 2012-13 athletic seasons.

The power rating system and its policies and timelines were adopted on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 during the District 11 committee meeting.

Modeled after the system that PIAA District 3 uses to determine its playoff participants, the system places increased emphasis on strength of schedule...

Catty youth teams play well in opener

Friday, August 24, 2012 by The Press in Sports

Catty youth football is back.

Four teams traveled to Williams Township to take on the Rams of Williams Township.

The flag team put on an impressive show as the kids ran up and down the field snagging every flag they could. Since the league mandates that this level be used as an instructional level, no score is kept and no touchdowns are recorded.

Coach Silva and his staff did an excellent job keeping with the spirit of fair play and substituted each student-athlete...

Catasauqua White Biddy team wins National Division

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in HS Sports

Catasauqua White won the National Division of the Central Whitehall Biddy Baseball League with a 12-2 record.

The team's two losses came to Cementon and Salisbury Blue.

The top-six teams in each division made the playoff tournament. Catty White defeated Egypt Gray in the opening game of the double-elimination event. White fell 12-0 to Laury's, which won the championship.

In the loser's bracket Catty White defeated Catty Brown 10-3. CYAA advanced in the loser's bracket to...

Roughies open football camp

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

With the beginning of summer camp just upon them, Zach Stopay and Zach Labezius can still feel like they have had a few games already under their belts.

It has been a busy summer for the duo and the remaining six seniors as well as a cast of other in the Catasauqua football program. The Roughies participated in series of offseason workouts and a rash of passing camps leading to the official start of practice Monday. It can all successfully culminate when the Roughies open the regular...

Matos likes to speak through actions

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

In two short years, Catasauqua's Janae Matos has established herself as one of the premier athletes in the school's program as well as in the Colonial League. During that time, Matos has gained the recognition of her own coaches and peers and others along the way with her recognition as being a team leader in several ways and receiving her share of awards from the league and beyond.

Most find it hard to believe Matos will be entering her junior year, as she has already carved out her...

Bloszinky's hard work paid off

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

In many ways, Catasauqua's Jake Bloszinsky is a throwback athlete.

Over his four years at Catty, Bloszinsky has battled through his share of injuries and heartaches, and he has managed to stand tall through all of them. He has been guided by the athletic staples of hard work, teamwork, and overall dedication to the cause.

Bloszinsky has made improvisations along the way, some of them not be assured of the final outcome. Apparently he'll plan to continue the same route when he'...