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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...

Edwards honored

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Catasauqua's Zac Edwards received an award given to recognize and honor a demonstration of excellence in scholarship, leadership, and community service at the recently Donley Awards for Excellence breakfast.

Edwards was Catasauqua High School's representative. Zac's parents, Robert and Teresa, also attended the breakfast along with Catasauqua High School Principal Dave Ascani and guidance counselor Eric Snyder.

The banquet was Monday, April 15, at the Best Western Hotel.

District 11 playoffs get sponsors

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

For the past three seasons, District 11 has held their baseball championships at Coca-Cola Park, home of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. It's return for 2013 was in jeopardy after the district had to pick up the full $8,000.00 cost for the use of the stadium last season when their previous sponsorship from Coca-Cola ended following the 2011 tournament. Fortunately, two new sponsors have stepped up to pick up half of the tab for this year's cost, allowing District 11 to return to the premier...

colonial league track and field top performers

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by The Press in Sports


100 - 1. Cam Richardson (Northwestern) 10.8, 2. Trent Silfies (So. Lehigh) 11.1, 3. Javante Tooley (Wilson) 11.3;

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

400 - 1. Caleb Johnson (No. Lehigh) 50.92, 2. Collin Bergey (So. Lehigh) 51.6, 3. Jryi Davis (Bangor) 52.4;

800 - 1. Kyle Gonoude (Salisbury) 2:03.9, 2. Mathew Handley (Wilson) 2:08.6, 3. Anthony Brinkley (Catasauqua) 2:09.1;


Burton has high hopes

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua's Ra'Von Burton understands the importance regarding the next few weeks of the track season.

A junior, Burton has been recognized as an elite member of the team's 4 x100 relay team that has established itself as one of the elite unit during the Colonial League, District 11, and PIAA state meet the past few seasons. During that time, Burton has flirted with achieving a new mark among his own talents in the 100 meter dash.

This season, he is ready to reach a new...

Catty holds on to top Pirates

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

The Rough Riders, 6-5 overall and 5-4 in the Colonial League North, got a six-run fourth inning at the Bill Kennedy Baseball Field in Catasauqua for a 7-3 win over Palisades on Monday afternoon. The Pirates fell to 5-6.

Catasauqua has to win three more games out of the seven league games left to grab a District 11 AA playoff berth.

Catty was up 7-0 heading to the sixth inning when Palisades put two runs on the Catty scoreboard. They would add one more in the seventh.