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Girls fall to Lions, Bombers

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

The girls from Bethlehem's Moravian Academy came to Catasauqua last Wednesday night and rained on the Lady Rough Riders.

Ashley Blair hit a pro three-pointer with seven ticks left on the clock to decide the game, 32-29. Catty had one last chance and threw up a more than half court prayer that didn't go in with 1.7 seconds left.

Another tale of the tape was the Lady Lions going 7-for-9 from the foul line. Blair led all scorers with 14 points, and hit two big three pointers,...

Catty knocks off Northern Lehigh

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

It was Catasauqua wrestling senior night last Wednesday and the match with rebuilding Northern Lehigh.

Senior 145 pounder Casey Simmons beginning the meet and wrestled like there was no tomorrow. Simmons won 10-4 over Nate Farber to set the tone and Catty cruised past the Bulldogs 45-19.

The match even garnered television coverage from Channel 69. Simmons rocked Farber in a cradle and then had his way with him until Farber reversed out of it right in front of the Rough Rider...

Brinkley nets 23 in win

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

The Roughies rode hard over host Saucon Valley, 70-54, outscoring the Panthers 36-16 in the fourth frame. Catty actually trailed 23-19 at halftime in Lower Saucon.

Tony Brinkley was on fire again, being on the scoring end of junior point guard Brandon Purrone's passes. He finished with a game-high 23 points. Fellow senior Zac Edwards sank two threes to finish with 14.

For Saucon, Cameron Weeks drained 14 points. Keith Mosher swished two treys popping in 12 points.

All-in...

Boys continue to eye a District 11 berth

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Over the past two seasons, the thought of the final few weeks of the season was a disrupting thought for the Catasauqua boys' basketball program.

Before the 2011-12 season, the Roughies qualified for the District 11 Class 2A playoffs, but they had a quick exit after a first-round game. Last year, Catty fell two games short of clinching a postseason berth.

This week, the Roughies began the week with an overall 8-6 mark and a 6-4 slate in the Colonial League. They had eight games...

Shorthanded girls fall to Saucon Valley

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Saucon Valley girls basketball coach Craig Mogel used 11 players and eight of them scored in a 48-13 Colonial League victory over shorthanded Catty. The Panthers subbed freely and had fresh legs to the end.

Catty was missing starting point guard Olivia Falko (soccer commitment) and power forward Katie Buczynski, who suffered a concussion at Palisades last Friday night.

Abigail Omdahl, 14 points, scored six points in the first quarter and Elssa Okken hit Omdahl and Deborah...

Purrone hopes to help lead Roughies to playoff berth

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

This season, Catasauqua's Brandon Purrone has enjoyed taking charge as well as creating and taking direction of his life in several ways.

The junior, who transferred from Bethlehem Catholic, became a primary part of the Roughies' football team as his play on the offensive line was steady and impressive enough to gain him an honorable mention berth on the Colonial League (CL) All-Star football selections.

This winter, Purrone has been thrust into the starting point guard role on...

Confidence Catty wrestlers feeling good, but working hard

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua heavyweight Jake Schlinkman believes his team's time has come in the Colonial League.

This season, the Roughies have thrust themselves into the spotlight of the league, most notably with a convincing 46-25 victory over Palmerton last Saturday. The victory brought them another step closer to a North Division title and berth in the Class 2A District Duals, both prominent team goals before the season.

There has been a predominant feeling in the wrestling room that they...

Head coach Tom Falzone was able to bring back many former coaches to form a tight-knit staff

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

As a unit, they inconceivably may have among the most accumulated number of years combined as any coaching staff across the Lehigh Valley and the state.

As a staff, they have shared the unique bonds of player – coach and coach-coach that has expanded among several generations of Catasauqua football.

The Roughies' football staff is distinctive in its own manner, one that features three former head coaches – two former Catty field generals – and several members who have played...

Schnabel, girls hoping for more victories

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

These are busy times for Catasauqua's Samantha Schnabel.

When she isn't logging minutes for the Roughies' girls' basketball team this winter, Schnabel is involved in an indoor dance/rifle/flag ensemble that she has been a part of her life for the past nine years.

During the fall, Schnabel was a member of the Roughies marching band, an activity she has enjoyed for the past seven years. In her few minutes of spare time, Schnabel also has been involved with dance and its...

Catty boys fall to SHS; defeat Phillipsburg

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Catty fell to Salisbury on the road Tuesday night, 52-32.

The Falcons won all four quarters, getting out to a 14-8 first quarter lead before leading at the half 30-16. The Roughs were held to just four points in the fourth.

Tony Brinkley led the way for Catty with eight. Alex Parker and Paryss Marshall each had seven.

The Falcons were led by the trio of Justin Aungst, Brad Vangeli and Dan Reichenbach. Aungst had a game-high 16 while Vangeli and Reichenbach combined for...