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Roughs are in

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

The Rough Riders jumped on the Crusaders of Notre Dame Green Pond in the bottom of the first inning last Saturday and beat Notre Dame 6-3. Catty improved to 9-5 for the season, and 8-4 in the Colonial League South and secured a District 11 AA playoff spot.

"It was special because we beat a team that we haven't beat in two years, we clinched a playoff spot in districts for the first time and Zack [Bradley] threw to get the win," said head coach Steve Bradley. "It was very special for...

Carpenter Cup tryouts begin this weekend

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It's almost summer and that means Carpenter Cup action is just around the corner.

The Lehigh Valley team will hold their first of three tryouts on Sunday, May 5 at DeSales.

The other two tryouts will take place on Sunday's May 12 and May 19. All sessions are slated for 9 am.

The Carpenter Cup is one of the nation's premier scholastic tournaments that takes place at Ashburn Field at FDR Park and Citizens Bank Park.

Founder/General Manager of the Lehigh Valley team...

Contreras always keeps busy, but it's academics first

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

With her track and high school athletic career possibly ending this week, Catasauqua's Selena Contreras has come full circle.

Contreras, a senior, had thrown discus, shot and javelin and has also ran the 4 X 800 relay for the Roughies' track program this spring and she was awaiting to see if her career could continue at districts in a few weeks. Whether or not it does, Contreras has made the most of her time wearing the brown and white.

Along with track, Contreras has been a...

On a roll...

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

In the Catasauqua baseball circles, life has certainly taken a recent upswing with a potential continuing rise in the near future.

Despite a loss Tuesday to Pen Argyl, the Roughies began play this week with a torrid four-game winning streak in which they posted an impressive pair of 12-0 shutouts and outscored their opponents by a 37-6 margin.

As a result, Catty clinched a PIAA District 11 Class 2A playoff berth for the first time in three years, and there are plenty of...

colonial league track and field top performers

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by The Press in Sports


100 - 1. Cam Richardson (Northwestern) 10.8, 2. Trent Silfies (So. Lehigh) 11.1, 3. (tie) Javante Tooley (Wilson) 11.3, Alex Odle (Palisades), Phil Vass (Bangor), Harry Hall (Northwestern);

200 - 1. Caleb Johnson (No. Lehigh) 22.5, 2. Austin Shupp (Palmerton) 22.79, 3. Cam Richardson (Northwestern) 22.9;

400 - 1. Caleb Johnson (No. Lehigh) 50.9, 2. Collin Bergey (So. Lehigh) 51.6, 3. Jryi Davis (Bangor) 52.4;

800 - 1. Kyle Gonoude (Salisbury) 2:03.9, 2....

Edwards, Fuhrman honored at Colonial League breakfast

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Seniors Melissa Fuhrman and Zac Edwards have been selected as Catasauqua High School's Colonial League Academic All-Stars for the 2012-13 school year. Both students and their parents were honored at a breakfast at the Green Pond Country Club last Friday, April 26.

Fuhrman is ranked third out of 113 with a grade point average of 97.87. She is a four-year letter winner in soccer, a two-year letter winner in cross country and has earned one letter in track and field.

Fuhrman was...

Catty beats Knights in bottom of seventh

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

After an exciting 3-2 win over Pen Argyl in the bottom of the seventh, Catasauqua High School head coach Bobby Thomas was excited.

"This was huge. A bunch of teams are in the running for the Colonial League playoffs. At least six or seven," Thomas said.

Catty freshman Hannah Edwards (4-for-4) began the seveth with her fourth hit of the game. Erika Lebron followed and roped a double that scored Edwards to tie the game at 2-2. Paige Kogelman, who went 3-for-4 on the day, and was...

Super conference formation begins Becahi, Central left off invitation list; Bangor could leave CL

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Where there's smoke, there's fire and the news of a Lehigh Valley superconference finally came to fruition last week.

After months of rumors and speculation about the future of the Lehigh Valley Conference, the Mountain Valley Conference stepped in and sent out an invitation to 12 neighboring schools to ultimately form a "big school, super conference," according to Stroudsburg Principal and MVC President Jeff Sodl.

All of the current LVC members, except for Bethlehem Catholic...

Lebron hopes to keep season alive for a while

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

As a senior, Erika Lebron has dealt with the cold reality that her high school softball career could come to an end in the near future.

But Lebron isn't ready to conceive that fact yet. Her team recently clinched a PIAA District 11 playoff berth and the Roughies are also still in the running for the Colonial League North Division with Pen Argyl, who they trailed by a game when the week began.

In fact, Catty (8-4 overall, 4-2 league) was scheduled to meet Pen Argyl (10-1, 5-1)...

Dardas paces CHS

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

Jordon Dardas has a knack for coming up with big hits.

During Friday's softball game against Salisbury, Dardas once again provided a huge hit in the game's most crucial moment.

Just two days after blasting a key home run against Southern Lehigh, Dardas once again went long ball. After the Falcons (3-10 overall; 1-8 in Colonial League) rallied from a five-run deficit and tied it at six in the fourth inning, Dardas used a three-run homer in the sixth with two outs to lift the...