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Catty girls drop opener to Mahanoy

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Chad Werkheiser's Lady Rough Riders had the unenviable task of opening the 2012-2013 basketball season at Mahanoy Area, a perennial playoff, team last Friday night. The girls fell 54-39.

Coach Werkheiser said, "It was a good overall game for us to start."

Katie Bucynski from Catasauqua High led all scorers with 19 points. Alexa Leshko of Mahanoy Area answered back with 17 in the non-league contest.

"I just kept taking jump shots and took a three," said Buczynski. "I...

Boys have lots of depth

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

In his ideal basketball world, Catasauqua head boys' basketball coach Eric Snyder would like to have a rotation anywhere from eight to 10 players. In the past, the veteran coach noted having that type of rotation lead to successful seasons in the Roughies' past.

If everything falls into place this winter, Snyder should have his wish.

Taking a cue from their highly successful football program, the Roughies' hoopsters will have a roster full of depth this winter, notably with...

A look back... Catty's football team crushed the competition

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

When reflecting on the recent season, Catasauqua head football coach Tom Falzone had some mixed feelings.

He was disappointed his team's season ended rather abruptly, but he also realized there is the opportunity for plenty of improvement ahead.

"We had the ending of one chapter and the beginning of another one," said Falzone after his team ended its 2012 season with a win over Northampton on Thanksgiving after a loss to Pen Argyl in the District 11 Class 2A final. "We thought...

Girls just missed making playoffs

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua High School head girls volleyball coach Lindsay Arndt summarized the volleyball season, saying the seniors really stepped up.

"I am so proud of each of them and I will miss coaching them," Arndt said.

Arndt said the last win was icing on the cake, especially after just missing the district playoffs due to losing the game before against Northampton.

"We knew that we hadn't made our goal of districts, but they wanted to still finish out the season and they did...

Catty goes out with a victory

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

After a possible team-shattering loss in the Class 2A district final a week earlier, Catasauqua's football team went back to business again.

Having a 10-point lead at halftime over archrival Northampton in their traditional Thanksgiving morning tilt, the Roughies exploded for 29 unanswered points in a 52-21 romp over the Konkrete Kids before a standing-room-only crowd at Alumni Field.

With the win, the Roughies finished with a 12-1 mark, tying the school record for victories...

Special win for seniors

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

For the eight seniors on the Catasauqua football team this past fall, beating Northampton probably tasted better than their anticipated Thanksgiving Dinner.

For seniors Eric Matz, and Zach Stopay, the victory probably felt better than a few slices of pumpkin pie after the turkey.

The trio played a significant role in the Roughies' 52-23 rout of Northampton on Thanksgiving morning. In their final high school football game, each one again excelled like they have throughout their...

For Kids, it's about future

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

A loss to Catasauqua is never the way the Northampton football program wants to end their year on Thanksgiving.

A 52-21 defeat littered with four turnovers might have made things even worse for the 2012 K-Kids season.

But after a 2-9 finish in first-year head coach Jeff Brosky's inaugural season, he hopes that the foundation for a future has been laid.

"I told the younger guys in the program that we need to get into the weight room and we need to get better everywhere as...

Pen Argyl stuns Catty in finals

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

When Catasauqua took the field last Saturday night at Alumni Field against Pen Argyl in the PIAA District 11 Class 2A championship game, it has been exactly 371 days - over one year - since they lost their last football game.

That game was a wild 33-32, double-overtime loss to Tamaqua in an opening round Eastern Conference playoff game in the same field. Since then, they started a 12-game winning streak that began with a victory over Northampton last Thanksgiving morning that snapped...

Kids look to take advantage

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Most people in the Lehigh Valley thought Catasauqua would be preparing for two football games this week.

Their annual Thanksgiving day contest with Northampton is always a given, but after an undefeated run up till November 17, the Rough Riders were expected to be preparing for the PIAA playoffs this weekend.

That's not the case anymore after they suffered the biggest upset of the year at the hands of Pen Argyl (10-2) last Saturday night, losing 26-20 to the Green Knights in...

Girls get rivalry started with powder puff win

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua High School powder puff quarterback Paige Kogelman hooked up with Lauren "Plu" Pluchinsky on a 32-yard pass and catch with 9:20 to play and newcomer Laura Gerhard kicked her third extra point in the 21-18 win at Al Erdosy Field in Northampton on Sunday night.

That play proved to be the difference in the last football game played on the existing field in Northampton.

Pluchinsky made up for a long bomb she dropped with six minutes left in the first quarter.

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