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Post adjusts to retired life

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

When Charlie Post awoke on Aug. 12, he looked out a window. When Post saw it was raining, he initially thought what he would do to conduct his cross country practice. However, Post then quickly he was no longer at the helm of the program.

At the end of the school year in June, Post announced his retirement from a 37-year-career as an English teacher in the Catasauqua school district. As well as leaving the classroom, Post decided to resign from his role as head cross country coach at...

Burton, Catty won't be content this season

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Ra'Von Burton doesn't want to talk about last year. But he does want to take the same approach he and his team did last year as they marched into the District 11 Class 2A final against Pen Argyl, only to have a loss to the defending champions place a temporary damper on their program.

"We just need to take one game at a time," stressed the senior on the eve of the beginning of practice that began Monday morning. "We did that all through last year. But after a while, we became too...

Former NBA player's product a lesson in knees and life

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Jonathan Bender was emailing Mark Cuban back and forth about his ideas. Bender, the fifth overall draft pick of the Toronto Raptors in the 1999 NBA Draft, was emailing the Dallas Mavericks owner about a product he had developed.

Cuban was looking for a product himself, a seven-foot, big-man, instead of what Bender was trying to pitch him.

"I told him about my product and he told me I needed a big man," said Bender. "It's tough to get owners to look at you as more than just...

Thomas keeps a low profile

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Bobby Thomas began his coaching career on a favor.

"I remember when the CYAA (Catasauqua Youth Athletic Association) needed someone to help out in 2002 and 03 and I offered to help," recalled Thomas. "I had helped out once in a while at the high school.

"But from there, I stayed with it and basically worked my way up the ladder to high school. When the high school job opened up, I jumped at it. It has been very satisfying and rewarding all the way through."

Apparently,...

Feeling the Heat

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Zack Bradley can already feel the emotion and determination from his own self as well as his teammates.

Yet, Bradley will need to wait a few more days until football practice officially begin Monday.

That is when Bradley and his teammates will be ready to take their steps to defend their Colonial League championship and look to capture a District 11 Class 2A title. But the senior signal caller, who threw a school-record 28 touchdowns and compiled 1,835 yards through the air,...

Becahi coaches Frew, Greb get their workouts

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Mike Frew and Ken Greb both grew up in New Jersey, but the duo have managed to establish themselves as basketball fixtures in the Lehigh Valley over the years.

Recently, the duo played for G&S against Roosevelt in the Catasauqua's annual Tournament of Champions at the Catty Park. In a battle of undefeated teams in the championship game, Roosevelt won, 68-56.

Yet, Frew and Greb have settled in the greater Bethlehem area since they played together and graduated from Moravian...

LV Hunting & Fishing show runs Aug. 23-25

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

In two weeks, Pennsylvania's only true outdoor show opens where many of the exhibits and attractions are, where else, outdoors.

The Lehigh Valley Hunting & Fishing Extravaganza will again set up shop Aug. 23-25 at the Kempton Fairgrounds in Kempton, Pa. This year marks the shows 8th season of the show whose motto and philosophy is to maintain the fishing and hunting tradition in Pennsylvania.

Show co-directors Bob Danenhower of Orefield and Rick Weaknecht of Kutztown, have...

Snyder, boys see positives

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

With his summer tournaments over, Catty head boys' basketball coach Eric Snyder had plenty of positives toward his winter ahead.

Snyder, who oversaw both the Catty men's summer league and the North Catty summer league, was pleased with his team's overall play in the Catty league as well as the team's overall progress during the summer in which they participated in the Stellar Tournament and Sportsfest.

"We took our lumps in the Catty league," said the veteran coach. "But we did...

Troxell, girls work on fundamentals

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Dave Troxell knows it will take some time.

Troxell, who elevated the girls' basketball program during his first tenure from 1998-2009, recently return to the post this spring. Over the past few weeks, Troxell has been working with returning and prospective players for the 2013-14 season.

It will be a process, according to Troxell to have the program reach its days during Troxell's first run in which his teams captured the Colonial League title in 2000, 2001, and 2002 and also...

Outing helps booster club raise money

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The 6th Annual Rough Riders Golf Tournament was held on Saturday, June 8, at the Willowbrook Golf Club. There were 120 golfers who participated in this year's tournament, helping raise over $4,000 for the Catasauqua Booster Club.

Director of Student Activities Tom Moll wanted to thank the following volunteers who assisted with this year's tournament: Jennifer Keppel, Marisa Bartholomew, Braden Bartholomew, Dave Ascani, Frank Schlofer, Fran Schlofer, Lori Bilous, Shannon Seremula, Eric...