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G.I.O. soccer expo to debut at Sands

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

They say if you build it, they will come.

In the case of this week's Goal In One Coaches Clinic and Expo, it's more like if you host it, they will come.

Dean Koski, the founder and president of G.I.O., as well as head coach of Lehigh's men's soccer program, spent eight months preparing for February 28th's opening night of the expo at Bethlehem Sands Event Center.

The event will run throughout the weekend with clinics, speakers and exhibitions running all day Friday and...

SHOT Show: What's new?

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

Since we covered the ATA (Archery Trade Association) show, where new archery and hunting products debuted for the upcoming seasons in a previous column, here's what's new from the firearms oriented Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor, Trade (SHOT) show held last month in Vegas.

FIREARMS: While the major players like Benelli, Browning, Remington, Ruger, Savage, Weatherby and Winchester all had new long guns or variations thereof to introduce, Mossberg's (www....

No Roughs at regionals

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua head wrestling coach Mike Conner welcomed the thought about having some extra time in his classroom after school this week.

It may not appear to be a monumental event, but it terms of his wrestling program, it was. For the first time in over 20 years, the Roughies will not have a representative in the PIAA Class 2A wrestling regionals at Wilson West Lawn High School this weekend.

Overall, the Roughies finished ninth in the tournament with 71.5 points in the 23-team...

Never Satisfied Catty's Zack Bradley is looking toward a long wrestling postseason

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Between spots, Zack Bradley admittedly doesn't have much time for many other activities. A three-sport standout at Catasauqua, Bradley, however, has managed his time on the fields and mats well.

But he just doesn't allow himself to be totally satisfied.

This weekend, the junior will be among a host of Roughies who will enter the PIAA District 11 Class 2A wrestling tournament. Bradley will enter the 160-pounds weight class with an overall 27-6 record, easily placing him among...

Seven D-I head coaches to speak

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by ED HEDES in Sports

For the first time ever, seven Division I head football coaches will be guest speakers at the NIKE Eastern Pennsylvania Coach of the Year Clinic.

Scheduled from Thursday, Feb. 28 through Saturday, March 2 at the Holiday Inn in Fogelsville, the clinic will include not only the Division I head coaches, but other college coaches and assistants, as well as prominent high school coaches.

Clemson's Dabo Sweeney, Missouri's Gary Pinkel, Miami's Al Golden, West Virginia's Dana...

Stopay to represent Catasauqua

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame is having the Football Scholar Athlete Banquet on Sunday, March 3, at 4:30 p.m. at the Northampton Community Center.

The speaker this year is Penn State coach Bill O'Brien. Tickets are $30. Contact Herb Barrall at 484-515-6530.

The following are this year's nominees from the Colonial League:

Catasauqua -

Zachary Barry Stopay

A 5-11, 180-pound tight end and linebacker, he...

Boys eventually to face Williams Vy.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua head boys' basketball coach Eric Snyder will bring his team back to district play for the first time in two years next week against Williams Valley, a team they haven't played in the postseason nor the regular season in the coach's 21 years at the reign of the program.

The Roughies (16-6) will begin the PIAA District 11 Class 2A playoffs as the number one seed against fourth-seeded Williams Valley (17-6) Feb. 27 at a site yet to be determined. Second-seeded Notre Dame will...

Biddy team ends season

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Catasauqua Biddy basketball team ended its season with a scrimmage against Coplay recently.

Both teams played their hearts out as if they were in the seventh game of the NBA Finals. Lebron James, Michael Jordan and even the sweet-talking Charles Barkley could not match the talent and smoothness these young student-athletes possessed on the Coplay police station court.

The young Rough Riders were comprised of first and second graders from Scheckler Elementary and coached by...

CHS wins 9th-straight

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

The Northwestern Lehigh game, even though it was Senior Night and moved up to Thursday night because of the impending snow storm, was a bit lethargic and lacked energy and intensity during the first half.

Despite that, the Roughies were able to overcome a slow start to win their ninth-straight game 52-44.

"The gym was very quiet, Northwestern controlled the ball with a slow and deliberate tempo, and we were not taking advantage of our scoring opportunities, thus the 22-14...

Unsung heros CHS practice squad key to success

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

On the surface, it appears a consistent seven-man rotation has played a pivotal role in the Roughies' late season success in which they ended the regular season with a nine-game winning streak and also won 11of their last 12 contests.

However, a key ingredient to Catty's success involves the play of seniors Justin Biviano, Zach Labezius, Kurt Wells and junior Ra'Von Burton. During games, all of the four players haven't been receiving multiple minutes of playing time, but it is in...