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Deppe all-star game Saturday

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The 28th Annual Howard E. Deppe All-Star Baseball Classic will be held Saturday, June 1 at Limeport Stadium.

The game, which benefits the American Cancer Society, matches up the top senior high school players from the Lehigh Valley in one final game. There is also a hitting competition before the game.

This year's Frank Yelinko Hitting Competition begins at 11 a.m. with the game following at 12:30 p.m.

The Classic has raises over $100,000 since it's beginning.

First league softball title since 1981

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

The long drought is over.

Catasauqua High School has been crowned Colonial League Champions for the first time since 1981.

"It's an awesome feeling to say we're the champs," said Janae Matos.

Catty knocked off Pen Argyl 6-0 last Thursday at Patriots Park in Allentown to bring home the gold after a 32-year wait.

Sophomore chucker Alexis Ayache spun a four-hitter at Pen Argyl in the 7 p.m. night cap to claim the title.

The Rough Riders sneak-attacked the...

A good feeling about this club came true

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Before the start of the regular season, Catasauqua head softball coach Bobby Thomas had a good feeling about his club. It was a feeling that generated plenty of thoughts of his team contending and possibly winning the Colonial League crown.

Thomas had a club that was rich with seniors and juniors, many of them who have made significant contributions since their freshman seasons, and a crop of rapidly growing freshman, a handful that could make an immediate impact.

Recently,...

District Champ!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by ANDY STEINMETZ Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua senior Anthony Brinkley has been used to success on the scholastic level of middle distance running.

However, this past week he solidified his name in the history of Catasauqua greats in the sport, as he put up quite the showing at the District 11 AA Track and Field Championships at Blue Mountain High School. He bettered his school record in the 800, as he took first place in that event with a time of 1:59.62, and will move on to this weekend's PIAA state track and field...

Roughs get ready for District 11 playoffs

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Editor's note: Wednesday's game with Pine Grove takes place after Catasauqua Press deadlines.

Catasauqua head baseball coach Steve Bradley admittedly didn't know much about Pine Grove when they the two teams met late Wednesday afternoon in an opening round District 11 Class 2A playoff game.

"We really didn't know much about them," said the third -year head coach. "We didn't have any common opponents and we tried to track down some info about them. But, sometimes, it might be...

Girls win CL softball title

Friday, May 17, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Catasauqua softball team captured the Colonial League title with a 6-0 win over Pen Argyl on Thursday night at Patriots Park.

The Roughies scored early with three in the top of the first, and then Alexis Ayache took over from there allowing only four hits and no runs. She added three strikeouts while walking two.

Erika Lebron, Shea O'Brien and Janae Matos all drove in two runs each. Hannah Edwards scored two runs and had three hits and two steals. Lebron and O'Brien each...

Roughies fall to Spartans in semis

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua head coach Steve Bradley and his club quickly discovered it wasn't going to be their day Tuesday afternoon at Limeport Stadium.

Making their first Colonial league playoff appearance since 2001, the third-seeded Roughies fell behind early against the second-seeded Southern Lehigh and never recovered as they suffered a 14-4 defeat. Catty (12-9 overall, 10-6 league) will now wait until the District 11 playoffs get underway next week.

In the top of the first-inning,...

'This is a huge win for us'

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

In their past four regular season games, Catasauqua's softball team amassed a total of 52 runs as they finished with an overall 15-5 record and punched their ticket for the first time to the Colonial League playoffs.

In their semifinal game against top-seeded Palmerton Tuesday night at Patriots Park, the fourth-seeded Roughies still didn't miss a beat as they thumped the Blue Bombers 15-4 in a shortened five-inning contest due to the 10-run rule. The victory bolstered the Roughies...

Girls take down Bombers

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Paige Kogelman, who went a perfect 4-for-4 against Palmerton in the Colonial League semifinals on Tuesday night at Patriots Park, was elated after a convincing 15-4 win.

"We did everything together," Kogelman said. "We started off tonight a little rocky. We have all been working hard all year."

Catty ended a 10-game winning streak for Palmerton and improved to 16-5 overall. The girls will meet division nemesis Pen Argyl, which got by Notre Dame of Green Pond 4-2 in the other...

Dave Troxell returns as girls basketball coach

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

There may have been some surprised high schools in the area who thought they missed the boat when it was announced that Dave Troxell was back to coach the Catasauqua girls basketball team.

But they can rest assured that they didn't really miss out at all...

"I really only ever thought about coaching at Catty," said Troxell. "I am a die-hard Catasauqua Rough Rider, brown and white are my favorite colors. I have grown up, went to school, work, and live in Catasauqua all in the...