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.
For a few reasons, Catasauqua's Anthony Brinkley will always remember winning a state medal in the 800 this past spring.
Brinkley knew he didn't feel well, but didn't realize he had a case of bronchitis.
"The next day, I went to the doctor and he asked me what I did yesterday," Brinkley recalled. "When I told him, he couldn't believe it. He couldn't believe that I ran with bronchitis. Winning the medal was a highlight of my career and it will certainly be memorable."
The Catasauqua boys basketball team was placed in one of the toughest pools in the SportsFest A-town Throwdown Basketball Tournament.
Placed in a pool with the likes of Delaware Valley Charter, Central Catholic, and Lake-Lehman, the Rough Riders knew they'd have an uphill battle.
Of the three other teams in their pool, Central Catholic advanced to the semifinals of the Round of 16 and Delaware Valley Charter was one of the final eight teams remaining.
Still, the Rough...
Zac Edwards and Hannah Edwards have a lot in common. After last week, you can add one more thing to their list as they were both selected as all-state players in their respective sports. Zac was chosen as a second team all-state middle infielder in baseball and Hannah made the first team all-state team as an outfielder in softball.
And, the family recently announced that Hannah was selected as a member of the MaxPreps Softball Underclass All-American freshman team for 2013.
Catasaqua's Jordan Dardas also received all-state softball honors.
Dardas was named as an honorable mention member to the all-state softball team. She, of course, helped to lead the team to the Colonial League title as well as the District 11 finals this past spring.
Dardas hit .380 and had 20 RBIs for the Rough Riders.
"She was a great contributor to our program and is going to be missed," head coach Bobby Thomas said of Dardas.
While the goal in tournaments like the recent Stellar "Catch A Rising Star" Basketball Showcase is to advance as far as possible, Catasauqua's exit from the field on Sunday morning didn't indicate the Rough Riders' run wasn't a success.
Eric Snyder's team - who lost four senior starters from last season-went 2-2 over the course of the tournament before falling to Whitehall by four early on Sunday morning, after that scheduled game for Saturday night was postponed due to weather....
The Fullerton Legion baseball team was unable to find their stride in the playoffs, bowing out after two consecutive losses.
The Ramblers lost their opening round game to the Northern Valley 5-1, and then were ousted by West Allentown, 3-2. The previous two seasons Fullerton went deep into the Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs, winning the title in 2011.
Fullerton General Manager Jim Hein said that they fell victim to the walk, yielding a number of free passes that played a part in...
Lehigh Valley United SONIC FC clinched their third playoff berth in four years following a 5-1 victory over Bux-Mont Torch to send them into the Northeast Conference Playoffs.
It was the eighth straight victory for the Sonic, who finished their regular season 9-3, following a 1-3 start to their summer.
Head coach Dave Weitzman now hopes his team can continue their fury on the pitch by working their way through the playoffs, onto the National Premier Soccer League final four...
After a respectable showing in the Stellar Tournament, Catty's boys' basketball team will look forward to Sportsfest at Cedar Beach this weekend. It also provided a preliminary look at the team's chances in the winter.
At the Stellar Tournament, the Roughies beat the Liberty JVs, lost to Allen, beat Palmerton and finally dropped a 66-62 decision to Whitehall that was rescheduled to a Sunday 7a.m. tipoff due to the rain.
"We looked like deer in headlights against Allen," stated...
Sixth seed Catty Connie Mack hosted number seven Stroudsburg in the opening round of the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack Baseball League playoffs in the first game of a three-game series on Monday night at Opportunity Field.
The Diamond Jaxx have depth at pitching with nine players on their squad who are able to take to the mound.
While that could benefit the in the playoffs, it was the bats that struck first as Stroudsburg jumped out to a 6-3 lead over Catty and starting pitcher...