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Track teams looking to get a read on talent

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

In late April, Catasauqua head track coach Glenn Reightler believes his club will be in more of an advantageous situation than in late March. The Roughies' progress basically has been bottled due to the series of inclement weather. They will get an initial reading on their squad when they open this week.

"We just haven't had enough time outside," said Reightler. "We're really not in track shape right now. We have been running the high school hallways and doing our exercises, but it...

For the team... Pacchioli will play any position if asked

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Until last year, Randal Pacchioli never caught an inning of baseball.

For Pacchioli, it was just another example of his initiative to volunteer to fill a void.

And, it shows his overall flexibility on the field to virtually play any position, which he has pretty much done over the past three years. Those qualities have made him one of the most coveted players in the Roughies' baseball program, as he continues to be an integral part of the team this spring.

"There was a...

Snow shouldn't be issue for deer

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

With all the snow we've had, local sportsmen and deer lovers are probably wondering how our whitetail deer are adapting since browse is harder to get through the deep snow.

According to Cheryl Trewella, PGC Public Information Officer, "Snow is not the problem as much as heavy ice on top of it. Heavy ice atop the snow can cause broken hips," she explains.

Trewella furnished a copy of a PGC deer biologist report on the subject that says people are probably more affected by the...

Via games set for Saturday

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

The 39th annual Via All-Star Classic will feature former Los Angeles Lakers legend James Worthy as their guest speaker this year and they hope that the formulated rosters for this year's crop of teams will provide some showtime for area fans as well.

Via announced the rosters for their March 29 lineup at Northampton Community College, which action tipping off at 10:30am.

The Lehigh Valley High School Basketball Hall of Fame also announced their 2014 inductees which includes,...

Falzone resigns

Thursday, March 20, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

A few months ago, Tom Falzone and his wife Stephanie discussed the possibilities of moving with their children Marina, Hailey, Peyton, and Phoebe to Nazareth.

"We have been talking about moving there (Nazareth) for a while," stated the former head Catasauqua football coach. "We know there is a good school district there, and it seemed like a good place to live.

"We pinpointed Nazareth as the place we would want to end up in the future."

Late last week, that part of...

Josh Case will be back for another season

Thursday, March 20, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Despite having eligibility as a junior this past season, Josh Case would have preferred to be in the senior class of this year's Centenary College basketball program.

If not for some circumstances that were out of his control, Case would have been part of this year's graduating class. Instead, he will return to the Hackettstown, NJ campus next winter in anticipation of making his final year a memorable one.

"Seeing those guys play their last game was special," said Case. "I...

Players, coach forever linked

Thursday, March 20, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

If necessary, Luke Garner doesn't ever hesitate to give his former head football coach Tom Falzone a call.

"If I were to call him now, he would take the time to talk to me," said the former Roughies' football and wrestling standout who is currently a freshman at East Stroudsburg University. "He is a coach, a mentor and a friend.

"He (Falzone) was always fair to everyone. If I or someone else didn't understand a play, he would take the time and make sure everyone understood. He...

Falzone resigns as football coach

Friday, March 14, 2014 by The Press in Sports

Tom Falzone has resigned as the head football coach at Catasauqua High School after five seasons.

During his five-year tenure at CHS, Falzone led the Rough Rider football program to a 47-18 record, two Colonial League championships, a District 11 championship, a District 11 runner-up and three consecutive victories over Northampton on Thanksgiving Day. The Rough Riders qualified for the District 11 or Eastern Conference playoffs in each of his five seasons as head coach. Falzone was...

Trout opener March 29

Thursday, March 20, 2014 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

Thanks to a few days of warmer weather, this year's trout opener that kicks off March 29 in 18 southeastern counties, should not have snow covered banks if they get direct sunlight. The remainder of the state has an April 12 opening.

This year, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will have stocked 3.2 million trout in 731 streams and 124 lakes (like Leaser in Lehigh County). Of that total, 2.01 million are rainbow trout, 647,000 are brownies and 527,000 are brookies. Plus, the...

Bradley, Sziy compete at states

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Aside from all the fanfare and prestige, Zack Bradley was just happy to be there.

The Roughies' senior and fellow senior teammate Rhaine Sziy were the lone representatives at the PIAA Class 2A State Championships in Hershey last weekend. It was the first visit for each member of the duo that both lost opening-round matches.

Bradley, who had a 38-5 record at 160 pounds to enter the tournament, lost a 4-1 decision to Jimmy Miller of Brookville and then he lost a 3-0 decision to...