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No Roughs at regionals

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua head wrestling coach Mike Conner welcomed the thought about having some extra time in his classroom after school this week.

It may not appear to be a monumental event, but it terms of his wrestling program, it was. For the first time in over 20 years, the Roughies will not have a representative in the PIAA Class 2A wrestling regionals at Wilson West Lawn High School this weekend.

Overall, the Roughies finished ninth in the tournament with 71.5 points in the 23-team...

Never Satisfied Catty's Zack Bradley is looking toward a long wrestling postseason

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Between spots, Zack Bradley admittedly doesn't have much time for many other activities. A three-sport standout at Catasauqua, Bradley, however, has managed his time on the fields and mats well.

But he just doesn't allow himself to be totally satisfied.

This weekend, the junior will be among a host of Roughies who will enter the PIAA District 11 Class 2A wrestling tournament. Bradley will enter the 160-pounds weight class with an overall 27-6 record, easily placing him among...

Seven D-I head coaches to speak

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by ED HEDES in Sports

For the first time ever, seven Division I head football coaches will be guest speakers at the NIKE Eastern Pennsylvania Coach of the Year Clinic.

Scheduled from Thursday, Feb. 28 through Saturday, March 2 at the Holiday Inn in Fogelsville, the clinic will include not only the Division I head coaches, but other college coaches and assistants, as well as prominent high school coaches.

Clemson's Dabo Sweeney, Missouri's Gary Pinkel, Miami's Al Golden, West Virginia's Dana...

Stopay to represent Catasauqua

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame is having the Football Scholar Athlete Banquet on Sunday, March 3, at 4:30 p.m. at the Northampton Community Center.

The speaker this year is Penn State coach Bill O'Brien. Tickets are $30. Contact Herb Barrall at 484-515-6530.

The following are this year's nominees from the Colonial League:

Catasauqua -

Zachary Barry Stopay

A 5-11, 180-pound tight end and linebacker, he...

Boys eventually to face Williams Vy.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua head boys' basketball coach Eric Snyder will bring his team back to district play for the first time in two years next week against Williams Valley, a team they haven't played in the postseason nor the regular season in the coach's 21 years at the reign of the program.

The Roughies (16-6) will begin the PIAA District 11 Class 2A playoffs as the number one seed against fourth-seeded Williams Valley (17-6) Feb. 27 at a site yet to be determined. Second-seeded Notre Dame will...

Biddy team ends season

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Catasauqua Biddy basketball team ended its season with a scrimmage against Coplay recently.

Both teams played their hearts out as if they were in the seventh game of the NBA Finals. Lebron James, Michael Jordan and even the sweet-talking Charles Barkley could not match the talent and smoothness these young student-athletes possessed on the Coplay police station court.

The young Rough Riders were comprised of first and second graders from Scheckler Elementary and coached by...

CHS wins 9th-straight

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

The Northwestern Lehigh game, even though it was Senior Night and moved up to Thursday night because of the impending snow storm, was a bit lethargic and lacked energy and intensity during the first half.

Despite that, the Roughies were able to overcome a slow start to win their ninth-straight game 52-44.

"The gym was very quiet, Northwestern controlled the ball with a slow and deliberate tempo, and we were not taking advantage of our scoring opportunities, thus the 22-14...

So, who will the boys play?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

In all likelihood, Catasauqua's boys' basketball team will be seeing a mirror image of itself when they begin PIAA District 11 Class 2A district play in two weeks.

The Roughies, who finished with an overall 16-6 and rode a nine-game winning streak, loom as the likely team to meet Williams Valley (17-5) in the semifinal round of district play that begins Feb. 27. Since only four teams qualified, Catty currently holds the number one seed in Class 2A.

But that also will likely...

Girls close out season

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Chris Deutsch's Lady Tigers (21-1) were angry after having lost their first game of the season to Bangor last Tuesday night. They took it out on the Roughies, 60-20, last Thursday night in New Tripoli.

Again it was a Catty-Nortwestern homecoming of sorts with Catty relatives and friends of Trista Cunningham coming north to see the last regular season game. Cunningham didn't disappoint scoring ten points.

Two other Lady Tigers hit double figures, Sabrina Mertz with two threes...

Catty's Nosal has come a long way

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Over the past two years, Jared Nosal wanted to change his past on the wrestling mats.

As a budding freshman, Nosal burst onto the scene and took some lumps in his first season when he posted a 6-20 record. The following year, Nosal doubled his win total, but knew he hadn't reached his pinnacle.

This season, Nosal knew it was time to put everything together. So far, he has reached another level with over 20 wins in a season filled with personal and team accolades for the...