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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."

Apparently,...

Feeling the Heat

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Zack Bradley can already feel the emotion and determination from his own self as well as his teammates.

Yet, Bradley will need to wait a few more days until football practice officially begin Monday.

That is when Bradley and his teammates will be ready to take their steps to defend their Colonial League championship and look to capture a District 11 Class 2A title. But the senior signal caller, who threw a school-record 28 touchdowns and compiled 1,835 yards through the air,...

Becahi coaches Frew, Greb get their workouts

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Mike Frew and Ken Greb both grew up in New Jersey, but the duo have managed to establish themselves as basketball fixtures in the Lehigh Valley over the years.

Recently, the duo played for G&S against Roosevelt in the Catasauqua's annual Tournament of Champions at the Catty Park. In a battle of undefeated teams in the championship game, Roosevelt won, 68-56.

Yet, Frew and Greb have settled in the greater Bethlehem area since they played together and graduated from Moravian...

LV Hunting & Fishing show runs Aug. 23-25

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

In two weeks, Pennsylvania's only true outdoor show opens where many of the exhibits and attractions are, where else, outdoors.

The Lehigh Valley Hunting & Fishing Extravaganza will again set up shop Aug. 23-25 at the Kempton Fairgrounds in Kempton, Pa. This year marks the shows 8th season of the show whose motto and philosophy is to maintain the fishing and hunting tradition in Pennsylvania.

Show co-directors Bob Danenhower of Orefield and Rick Weaknecht of Kutztown, have...

Snyder, boys see positives

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

With his summer tournaments over, Catty head boys' basketball coach Eric Snyder had plenty of positives toward his winter ahead.

Snyder, who oversaw both the Catty men's summer league and the North Catty summer league, was pleased with his team's overall play in the Catty league as well as the team's overall progress during the summer in which they participated in the Stellar Tournament and Sportsfest.

"We took our lumps in the Catty league," said the veteran coach. "But we did...

Troxell, girls work on fundamentals

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Dave Troxell knows it will take some time.

Troxell, who elevated the girls' basketball program during his first tenure from 1998-2009, recently return to the post this spring. Over the past few weeks, Troxell has been working with returning and prospective players for the 2013-14 season.

It will be a process, according to Troxell to have the program reach its days during Troxell's first run in which his teams captured the Colonial League title in 2000, 2001, and 2002 and also...

Outing helps booster club raise money

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The 6th Annual Rough Riders Golf Tournament was held on Saturday, June 8, at the Willowbrook Golf Club. There were 120 golfers who participated in this year's tournament, helping raise over $4,000 for the Catasauqua Booster Club.

Director of Student Activities Tom Moll wanted to thank the following volunteers who assisted with this year's tournament: Jennifer Keppel, Marisa Bartholomew, Braden Bartholomew, Dave Ascani, Frank Schlofer, Fran Schlofer, Lori Bilous, Shannon Seremula, Eric...

LVU 93 wins national title; Sonic won't repeat

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

One local soccer team lost out on a chance to play for a national title, while another actually won a national title.

Lehigh Valley United 93 brought home the clubs first-ever national title last weekend, outlasting the Chicago Fire academy 1-0 in the United States Youth Soccer Association's under-19 boys national championship game.

Shane Campbell scored the games only goal for LVU in the 34th minute, while the Fire missed a penalty kick wide left in the 80th minute.

It...

Allentown's Oswald wins BASS sweepstakes

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

According to the popular BASS, a bass fishing organization, a local Allentown angler won its recent "Fish With Skeet" sweepstakes.

Douglas Oswald of Allentown entered the fishing sweepstakes close to 40 times when his name was recently drawn. When he got a call from BASS Membership Director Mitch Frank, he knew something was up.

"I was hoping that was what the call was about," said Oswald. "There aren't too many times when the membership director calls and asks you to call back...

Roughie football team in new role

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Heading into his fifth season as head coach of the Roughies' program this fall, Tom Falzone admittedly is heading into unchartered territory. That is, one category in general.

While his club recently completed its fourth passing camp and will soon complete its fifth, Falzone and his troops aren't accustomed to having a view from the penthouse. After a runner-up finish in the PIAA District 11 Class AA title game last season, the Roughies are dealing with high expectations.

"This...