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Late season about to kick off

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

If you're like me and still have your buck tag intact, you'll get another shot when the late season for antlered and antlerless deer kicks in Dec. 26 to Jan. 25.

But listen up. The regulations have changed since last year. According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), some areas wherein hunters previously were permitted to use in-line muzzleloaders and slug guns to hunt antlerless deer in the late season, will be closed to hunting.

The PGC says that in previous years and...

Roughies open with a victory

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

While the Catasauqua football team had a lengthy postseason run this year, a number of the football players who also wrestled didn't get as much preparation going into the season.

Despite some of the wrestlers still making the transition from the football season, the Rough Riders opened up their conference schedule with a victory last week.

Jacob Rusnock's technical fall victory (17-1) over Salisbury's Nicolas Scarcia at 132 in the final bout gave the Rough Riders a 51-24 win...

Boys start season well

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Eric Snyder knew this would be a different year on a few fronts for his program this winter.

For starters, the veteran coach had to revamp some of his initial plans when he had to deal with the potential losses of seniors Brandon Purrone and Ra'Von Burton due to injuries from the football season.

Miraculously, Purrone -battling through a torn ACL - has played in the Roughies' first three games, but he isn't at 100-percent capacity. Burton, however, recently underwent knee...

Bradley looks to make transition

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Zack Bradley is no stranger to pressure, and this winter should be no exception.

Bradley began his final season in the Roughies' wrestling program after an outstanding 13-week stint on the football field where he rewrote the team's individual passing records in attempts, completions, yardage, and touchdowns.

He also proved to be one of the team's leaders on and off the field that helped his program to a record 13 wins and a first-ever state playoff win and second-round...

Outdoor gift ideas

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

With Christmas gift giving only two weeks away, buying a gift for the outdoorsman can always be a trying task. To ease the burden a bit, here are some gift ideas that will please the hunter, angler and nature lover.

Since the deer hunting seasons are winding down, and anglers await safe ice for ice fishing, this is the "down time" when it's a good time to curl up with a good book.


Heading the reading list is Blairstown, NJ native Dr. Leonard Lee Rue III's new book...

Girls basketball drops three recent contests

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Catasauqua girls fell to Moravian Academy 34-26 last week in a low-scoring game.

Catty led 6-4 after the first quarter but Moravian came back to take a 10-9 lead at the half before pulling away with a big third quarter to take a 26-16 lead into the fourth.

Shiloh Sziy led the way for the Roughs with nine points in the game, four of those game in the third quarter.

Quinn Bachman helped the Roughs with seven points, which included two three-pointers in the second half...

Girls already have a win

Thursday, December 12, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

In spite of a notable five-year run in the postseason during his first stay at the helm of the Roughies' girls' program, Dave Troxell admittedly has a case of butterflies in the stomach when his team opened the season against Mahanoy Area last Friday night.

"I still had some first game jitters," said Troxell, who had a 201-108 record during his first stint from 1998-2009. "But once I got into the Xs and Os, I felt like I had never left. But I was really happy and ecstatic for the...

Rusnock looks back on first season coaching

Thursday, December 12, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Catasauqua High School wrestling coach, Kyle Rusnock, did not exactly seek out the newly available head cross country coaching position when Coach Charles Post stepped down after the 2012 season, but in accepting the offer for the 2013 season, Rusnock is glad he did.

"The runners approached me and asked if I would coach. I always liked cross country. I went to the meets and would watch them run," said Rusnock. "It was a very enjoyable season. The kids were incredible, they never...

Boys aim to be in thick of it

Thursday, December 12, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

A few weeks ago, Catasauqua head boys basketball coach Eric Snyder had a pretty good feeling about his team's potential despite losing some starters from last year's squad that fell to Notre Dame in the District 11 Class 2A final.

Brandon Purrone, Ra'Von Burton, Paryss Marshall, and Derrick Bond were back from a team that had responded from spinning its wheels after Christmas to reeling off a 10-game winning streak that helped catapult them into the district final.

But Snyder...

Reflecting back about BB guns

Thursday, December 12, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

Every year around this time the 1983 classic movie "A Christmas Story" will be shown multiple times on a cable TV channel. It tells the story of Ralphie Parker (born in NYC on April 16, 1971) who wants a Daisy "Red Ryder" BB gun for Christmas. Every time he asked for one, he'd get the same famous reply: "You'll shoot your eye out."

Does that bring back memories? I had the same situation some 56 years ago when I was 12. My mother didn't like guns, even a BB gun, and didn't want one in...