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LVU accepted into US Soccer Academy

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Greg Ramos had been applying since 2008 to get Lehigh Valley United acceptance into U.S. Soccer's development academy.

On April 1, the region's top youth soccer club finally became a member of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy for the U-14 age group of players born in 2000 and 2001.

For Ramos, the Executive Director of Soccer Operations at LVU, the news came on April Fools Day, but he was pretty sure it wasn't a joke when he got the call.

"I was in contact with U.S....

Henderson leads CL in shot put

Thursday, April 10, 2014 by TODD KRESS in Sports

As the Colonial League track and field season progresses, although slowly, Trinity Henderson continues to cement herself as the top athlete in the shot put early on.

Entering Tuesday's dual meet against Northwestern, Henderson led all Colonial League girl participants in the shot put at 34-6 1/2. On Tuesday, she increased that by nearly six inches, finishing first in the event with 35-1.

She was the lone Rough Rider on the girls' side to capture first place in an event in the...

It's a slow go so far

Thursday, April 10, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua head baseball coach Steve Bradley and his team has already been feeling the weight of a long baseball season. Fortunately, or possibly unfortunately, the Roughies had only played two games entering Tuesday's contest against Notre Dame.

No matter how they view the situation, Catty began a series of nine games in as many days a doubleheader after a night game in the mix counting the Notre Dame game. It will be a true test of mettle for the Roughs, who sat atop the abbreviated...

Hoops for Cam Tourney benefits CHS student

Thursday, April 10, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Sunday mornings in the high school gymnasium aren't normally filled with Roughie athletes from their various teams gathered for a few hours.

Yet, April 6, proved to be a special gathering for a worthy cause. More than 200 athletes, parents, and supporters gathered in the Roughies' gym to participate in a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to benefit an eight-grade student at Catasauqua Middle School who recently underwent brain surgery. The event, which is sponsored by the Catasauqua High...

Colonial League Track and Field Top Performances

Thursday, April 10, 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 Stroudgsburg (NDES), Palisades (Palis), Palmerton (Palm), Pen Argyl (PA), Salisbury (Sal), Southern Lehigh (SL), Saucon Valley (SV), Wilson (W)


100 - 1. Cam Richardson (NW) 10.9, 2. Harry Hall (NW) 11.1, 3. Daniel Kelly (NDGP) 11.4.

200 - 1. Cam Richardson (NW) 22.7, 2. Jay Hereba (NW) 23.4, 3. tie Michael Creighton (Palis), Josh...

Girls crush NDGP

Thursday, April 10, 2014 by The Press in Sports

The Catty softball team got off to a bit of a slow start but exploded in the fifth and sixth innings to put the game away in a 17-0 victory.

The Roughs led just 1-0 after two innings but scored twice in the third and fourth before adding seven in the fifth and five more in the sixth.

Alexis Ayache picked up the shutout win for the Roughies and Hannah Edwards paced the team with a 4-for-4 day at the plate. Amarys Moten was also perfect with 3-for-3 performance in the win.


Baseball, softball finally get to play

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by The Press in Sports

Catty's baseball and softball teams finally took to the fields Tuesday afternoon and both came away with victories in their first games of the year.

The baseball team trailed 4-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh but rallied for three runs and ended up with a 5-4 victory.

Tyler Correll started off the seventh with a single, but the next two batters struck out and flew out.

Nate Doria kept the inning alive and singled while Randal Pacchioli walked to load the bases...

Matos a true leader

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Over the years, Janae Matos literally has kept the faith both on and off the field for the Roughies.

On the field, Matos has collected her share of rewards as well as the respect of her teammates and coaches across the Lehigh Valley for her dedication and sportsmanship toward the sports she continually has developed an incessant passion through the years.

Off the field, Matos also has the same zeal for her faith that has been a parallel to her athletic endeavors.


Correll finds himself a Roughie mainstay

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

A few years ago, Tyler Correll initially didn't think baseball would be an option for his future.

In fifth grade, Correll decided to give the sport an opportunity, and he hasn't looked back since.

"I was a shy kid who really didn't want to be involved," recalled Correll, who is currently a senior on the Roughies baseball team. "I went to a private school and I really didn't know too many kids who were involved with baseball. But I finally signed up."

His acclimation and...

Stars show up for special night at Sands

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

A star-studded night at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center recognized the best of the best in local basketball Wednesday evening, as the Via All-Star Basketball Banquet solidified itself as the premier ceremony for local sports.

Highlighted by former Los Angeles Laker James Worthy speaking to the capacity crowd, the Via event demonstrated the importance of local sports in the area and put a spotlight on the area's best to play on the courts over the past season, as well as recognize the...