Catasauqua's boys soccer team understood their fate was hanging in the balance of their final two games of the regular season.
If they won both games, the Roughies would put an exclamation point on an exhilarating season with a district berth. Anything else, however, wouldn't get them a postseason berth, but it would reinsure and fortify some mental and physical groundwork for the future.
Unfortunately, Catty dropped its final two games to Bangor and Northern Lehigh and...
Shelly Laudenslager expects an intense battle when four women's powder puff football teams take to the field in Hokendauqua.
More importantly, though, women will be playing for a fight toward a worthy national cause during the month.
Teams from Catasauqua, Emmaus, Hokendauqua, and Northampton will participate in the third annual Football for the Cure Powder Puff games at the Bob Warke Fields in Hokendauqua this Sunday.
Northampton will meet Hokendauqua in the opening...
Editor's note: The Colonial League cross country meet takes place after Catasauqua Press deadlines. Look in next week's edition for more on the meet.
Catasauqua first-year head cross country coach Kyle Rusnock was looking forward to the Colonial League Cross Country meet Wednesday.
He realizes the odds might have been stacked against his group of runners who have been thrust into the spotlight this season, but Rusnock also is confident his harriers are peaking at the right time...
Tough lessons were learned last week for the likes of Bethlehem Catholic, who have fallen from the top five. Emmaus keeps teaching us to not overlook their workmanlike approach to the game, while the top three teams in the poll seemed to have taken their feet off the gas pedals last week.
Let's see if teams can turn up the heat as week eight approaches.
1. Parkland (6-1)
Last week's rank: 1
Could be the game of the week.
The Pick: Parkland 28- Becahi 21...
Knowing this is his final season, Jared Stephen is cherishing every moment on the Catasauqua football team. He also truly is grateful for merely having the opportunity to start on the Roughies' defensive line this fall and is making the most of it.
Last season, Stephen was the team's sixth offensive lineman and filled in along the way when needed. Defensively, he played on the program's JV squad.
When the slate cleared and some players graduated from last year's team, Stephen...
Catasauqua's field hockey program took a collective sigh when they clinched their second consecutive District 11 Class 2A playoff berth.
Now, the Roughies hope they can enter the postseason with some momentum. In order to gain their ticket to the playoffs, Catty recently shutout Bangor, 1-0, and also downed Palmerton, 5-1.
"It does feel nice to finally get it done," said head coach Carrie Saul, who has guided the team to two berths in her first two years at the helm of the...
In their 42-0 blanking against Bangor, Catasauqua has its lowest offensive point total from its first-team offense.
Yet, head coach Tom Falzone isn't overly concerned. Instead, he was more impressed with their first defensive shutout of the season. It did alleviate some unrest about the defense that is recent weeks has allowed a larger than usual amount of yardage.
Against Bangor, the Roughies allowed 153 yards rushing from a unit that featured running back Phil Voss, regarded...
Last season, Catasauqua's Michael Gilmartin shot a 93 in the district golf qualifying round and missed the cut by a mere stroke.
A year later, Gilmartin once again shot a 93 in the 2013 District 11 Qualifying Round. This time, however, Gilmartin's score was good enough to earn a spot in the District Golf Championships at Blue Ridge Country Club, while making school history along the way.
Gilmartin finished in a tie for 15th place with a score of 92, just nine strokes behind...
With an imminent and distant future ahead, Derrick Bond understands what a commitment in sports and life is about.
Head football coach Tom Falzone refers to Bond as the team's "jack-of-all-trades" as he been the squad utility man this fall, being able to replace or temporarily fill-in spots along the way.
Bond has played both tight end and wide receiver for the Roughies and has been on the line and in the linebacking corps on defense.
After a knee injury sidelined him...
To commemorate and recognize National Hunting and Fishing Day (Oct. 28), which, unfortunately, is not on many calendars, Harold Luther, Retail Manager at Cabela's Hamburg, invited 20 kids who are enrolled in Camp Compass Academy in Allentown, to a European-type tower hunt at Clover Hollow Farms in Slatington.
The 20 children had 20 mentors accompanying them, some with trained field dogs who retrieved downed birds for the young hunters.
If you're new to the area, Camp Compass is...