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There were no doubts for Marshall

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Paryss Marshall didn't have any doubts about his team's opening-game performance despite the Roughies lost a core of seniors from a team that posted 12 wins and suffered their lone defeat in the District 11 Class 2A championship game last year.

When his team posted 40 points in the opening quarter against Wilson, Marshall wasn't surprised. Instead, he did more than his share with a pair of touchdown passes and a 48-yard interception return for a touchdown that easily could have been...

Boys soccer opens with a win

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Catty boys soccer team opened its season with a win last Friday.

The Rough Riders came from behind to win 4-1 in a nonleague contest with Northern Lehigh.

The Bulldogs scored the first goal off a free kick by Sean Mulcahy for a 1-0 lead.

But, Catty answered back with a goal from Ethan Hill, which was assisted by Lester Estrada.

Hermann Diamacoune would score the next two goals to put Catty up 3-1. The first one was assisted by Hill while the second one was...

Pete's Top-10

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Oh hello, it's September already? Well not quite, but by the time this weekend rolls around school will be in full session for everyone, fantasy drafts will be close to completed and it's still going to be raining every week.

Anyways, it's clear who the top teams in each conference are this year, but who will creep up to challenge teams like Easton, Parkland and Catasauqua in their respective conferences should be clearer after week one.

So without further a do, here's the...

Falzone, Roughs are ready for season

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua head football coach Tom Falzone knows his team is ready.

The Roughies tuned up for the season opener Saturday afternoon at Wilson with an impressive scrimmage against both Marian and Kutztown last week. Falzone stated his team dominated in every phase of the game against both clubs. However, it was a performance he didn't totally expect.

"We played very well," said Falzone. "But we really didn't practice well in the days before the scrimmage. We looked good in all...

'Good showing' Catty off to a good start in scrimmage

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Even though their season-opener is two weeks away, Catasauqua's football team has already shown signs of being ahead of schedule in a much-anticipated season ahead.

The Roughies had their initial live contact with another team when they scrimmaged Lehighton Saturday, the first of two preseason tilts before they meet Wilson in their opener Aug. 31.

"It was a good showing for us," said head coach Tom Falzone of his club who is expected by many media outlets to have another...

LVC extends invite to MVC schools

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Finally, the Lehigh Valley Conference and Mountain Valley Conference appear to be joining forces.

During an LVC meeting on Wednesday morning, Aug. 14, league officials formally ratified their constitution to allow expansion.

It was the final hurdle from an LVC standpoint in order to move forward to join forces with the MVC to form the proverbial "super conference" that folks in the Lehigh Valley have been hearing about for months.

Stroudsburg principal and MVC president...

Post adjusts to retired life

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

When Charlie Post awoke on Aug. 12, he looked out a window. When Post saw it was raining, he initially thought what he would do to conduct his cross country practice. However, Post then quickly he was no longer at the helm of the program.

At the end of the school year in June, Post announced his retirement from a 37-year-career as an English teacher in the Catasauqua school district. As well as leaving the classroom, Post decided to resign from his role as head cross country coach at...

Burton, Catty won't be content this season

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Ra'Von Burton doesn't want to talk about last year. But he does want to take the same approach he and his team did last year as they marched into the District 11 Class 2A final against Pen Argyl, only to have a loss to the defending champions place a temporary damper on their program.

"We just need to take one game at a time," stressed the senior on the eve of the beginning of practice that began Monday morning. "We did that all through last year. But after a while, we became too...

Thomas keeps a low profile

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Bobby Thomas began his coaching career on a favor.

"I remember when the CYAA (Catasauqua Youth Athletic Association) needed someone to help out in 2002 and 03 and I offered to help," recalled Thomas. "I had helped out once in a while at the high school.

"But from there, I stayed with it and basically worked my way up the ladder to high school. When the high school job opened up, I jumped at it. It has been very satisfying and rewarding all the way through."