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Time to ice fish may be running out

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

You should have been here last week. That's usually what anglers hear, especially when ice fishing.

So was the case at Ontelaunee Reservoir in upper Berks County where fishing was good while panfish action was fair at Lake Minsi in Northampton County two weeks ago.

The upcoming weeks' weather may just be the death knell to local ice fishing. With temps in the high 40s combined with rain, both may put a damper on ice conditions rendering them unsafe.

Chris from Chris'...

Boys get to finals with win over Williams Valley

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

The student body Catty Crew came into the Parkland High School Gym en masse last Wednesday night before the semifinal District 11 2A boys basketball playoff with Williams Valley. They made their presence known right away.

The Roughies did the same, surprising Vikings head coach Dennis Kasper by playing up-tempo basketball and thumping the Vikings 84-56, who came from Western Schuylkill County sporting a 17-7 record.

Kasper said, "They (Catty) are the most athletic team we...

CHS finally gets to play

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

If anything, the Roughies were well-tested for their first appearance in the PIAA District 11 Class 2A playoffs in two years that began Wednesday night, after Press deadlines.

The Roughies, seated first, met fourth-seeded Williams Valley at Parkland High School in the semifinals of the District 11 Class 2A playoffs. Second-seeded Notre Dame met third-seeded North Schuylkill at Allen High School in the other semifinal Wednesday night. The winners will meet in the championship game...

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...

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...

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...