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O'Brien's game rises to top

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Shea O'Brien can reflect on how softball wasn't as easy as it presently looks for her. The senior has dealt with a series of transitions in her career since her preteen years.

"I started playing when I was 11 and it wasn't that easy for me," recalled O'Brien. "It really was a lot of work until I got comfortable with everything. But I knew I had to keep on working because I did like the sport.

"Eventually, everything worked out for me."

O'Brien acknowledged the efforts of...

Roughs make districts

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua head baseball coach Steve Bradley was optimistic that history wouldn't repeat itself for his team this spring.

Four years ago when Bradley took over the program, he remembered how his team needed one win over its next four games to latch a district berth. Unfortunately, it never happened.

Ironically this season, Bradley found himself back in the same situation. But Bradley's hopes far outweighed his fears as he liked the chances of his veteran club that dashed off to...

Baseball rallies for 2 wins; girls fall

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 by The Press in Sports

The Catty baseball team again rallied for a victory, this time against Bangor on Tuesday.

The Slaters took a 2-0 lead in the first before Catty tied it in the bottom of the inning, 2-2. Mike Shutta singled, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored when Alex Torres followed with a single. Torres came home on a sac fly by Tyler Correll.

Bangor would answer in the top of the third with two more runs to take a 4-2 lead.

Still trailing heading into the bottom of the sixth,...

Tryouts set to take place

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup baseball team will look to get back to the finals this year as they open up another slate of spring tryouts this week.

The LV team will hold their initial meeting before tryouts at 8:30 pm on May 8 at Billera Hall at DeSales University. The first two tryouts will be held at DeSales on May 11 and 18 at 9am.

General Manager and coach, J.F. Pirro, hopes for another lucrative season with the franchise, as they boast the highest winning percentage of...

For the Love of Sports

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

ven after her days at Catasauqua and the University of Pittsburgh, Hannah Edwards can't see sports exiting her life.

It has been the one constant the holds her and brother and recent graduate Zac along with their parents together.

"I just love being around sports," said the sophomore. "I started playing softball and field hockey in first grade, and basketball in seventh grade. Both sports has always been a big thing with my brother and I.

"I know it will always have a...

Boys hope to break out of slump

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua head baseball coach Steve Bradley believes his team will soon snap out of their doldrums. If fate turns in their favor, his prognostication could take effect this week.

In the meantime, Bradley is dealing with a recent slump that includes losses in four of their last five games, the latest being an 8-0 defeat to Pen Argyl Monday.

What once was a comfortable 7-3 mark has dwindled down to an 8-7 slate to begin the week. And Bradley has offered a simple explanation for...

Chris Bastidas to coach Whitehall boys

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

When Christopher Bastidas was named as the new head boys' soccer coach at Whitehall High School, he was literally left speechless by the announcement.

Actually, Bastidas was battling allergies, but he certainly was ecstatic with the prospects of accepting his inaugural head boys' soccer position. He replaces Gus Garcia, who went 29-3-14 over the previous four seasons. The Zephyrs had an overall 7-9-2 mark and a 5-8-1 slate in the Lehigh Valley Conference (LVC) last season.

"I...

colonial league track and field top performers

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by The Press in Sports

Legend - Bangor (B), Catasauqua (C), Northern Lehigh (NL), Northwestern Lehigh (NW), Notre Dame of Green Pond (NDGP), Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg (NDES), Palisades (Palis), Palmerton (Palm), Pen Argyl (PA), Salisbury (Sal), Southern Lehigh (SL), Saucon Valley (SV), Wilson (W)

BOYS

100 - 1. Cam Richardson (NW) 10.9, 2. Harry Hall (NW) 10.9, 3. Cole Miller (NW) 11.2;

200 - 1. Cam Richardson (NW) 22.3, 2. Austin Shupp (Palm) 22.7, 3. Jay Hereba (NW) 22.8;

400 - 1...

Sonic to play in Open Cup

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

FC Lehigh Valley United Sonic face a tough task when they open up play in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup next Wednesday. Sonic will travel to Portland (ME) to take on GPS Portland Phoenix of the PDL next week in a task that head coach Dave Weitzman understands will be a difficult prospect.

"We really are at a disadvantage because they're starting this tournament earlier than usual because they've allowed more teams in the tournament," Weitzman said. "We won't have most of our guys...

Boys fall to NW

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

Heading into last week's pivotal Colonial League, inner-division baseball matchup against Northwestern, Catasauqua wasted no time in jumping out to an early lead.

The Rough Riders scored three in the first inning and held a 5-0 lead after three innings of play.

But from that point forward, the rest was all down hill.

The Tigers (8-5 in Colonial League) tied it with five runs in the fourth and added one more in the fifth to take a 6-5 lead. The Rough Riders (6-6 in...