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A 3-on-3 fundraiser hoop tourney scheduled

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

Catasauqua athletes will be gathering at the high school this Sunday with a special cause in mind.

A 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held to benefit an eight-grade student at Catasauqua Middle School who recently underwent brain surgery. The event, which is sponsored by the Catasauqua High School Student Council, will begin at 10 a.m.

Cost is $5 per player and it is a double elimination with each team guaranteed two games in the blind draw. There will be two, 6-minute...


Thursday, April 3, 2014 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League recently announced its 2013-14 basketball all-star teams.


First Team

*Jeremy Ringland (Sr., Bangor)

*Tannor Reed (Sr., Notre Dame GP)

*Justin Aungst (Sr., Salisbury)

*Keith Mosher (Sr., Saucon Valley

Phillips Pierfy (Jr., Wilson)

Most Valuable Player:

Second Team

Michael Martino (So., Bangor)

Paryss Marshal (Sr., Catasauqua)

Matthew Egan (Sr., Northern Lehigh)

Vincent Eze (Sr...

One More Purrone takes part in Via games

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

Before Catasauqua senior Brandon Purrone called his high school basketball career quits, he had one more game left to take part in.

During the 39th Annual Via All-Star Basketball Classic on "Super Saturday," Purrone was one of two Rough Riders that were selected to take part in the game over the weekend. The other selection, Paryss Marshall, was not in attendance.

In the final game of his high school days, Purrone tallied two points for the Colonial League team who came up a...

Track falls to NL

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by The Press in Sports

Northern Lehigh beat Catty in track. The Nolehi girls won 111-37 while the boys won 90-56.

Lehigh Valley Christian and Notre Dame Eastburg also competed, however no other scores were given to the Press.

Richard Houser was a double-winner for the boys, winning the boys long jump with a distance of 19-7 3/4. He also won the triple jump with a 40-8.

Paryss Marshall won the 110 hurdles in 16.3. Ra'Von Burton took the 100 in 11.7. Dionis Lora captured the 800 run in 2:17.9...

PGC trying to reestablish wild pheasant population

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

If you're an upland hunter and thrilled at the cackle of a ring-necked pheasant flushing from a cornfield, this sensation comes courtesy of the Pennsylvania Game Commission's expensive pheasant stocking program. If the PGC wouldn't stock, there would be no long tails to give us that thrill.

As we all know, pheasant hunting is similar to trout fishing. It's put and take. And that's after the foxes, great horned owls, red tailed hawks and coyotes get first dibs.

The PGC is doing...

Danielle Lilly focused on hitting in the offseason

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

In her world surrounded by the love of softball, Danielle Lilly's real world centers on balance.

Over the past four years, the Catasauqua senior has worked to maintain a sense of balance from her academics and school-related clubs, as well as her athletic side that has included cheerleading, soccer and softball.

In all, Lilly has managed to achieve an A average in the classroom, sustain her love for music as a member of the school choir, and develop her passion for softball....

Track teams looking to get a read on talent

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

In late April, Catasauqua head track coach Glenn Reightler believes his club will be in more of an advantageous situation than in late March. The Roughies' progress basically has been bottled due to the series of inclement weather. They will get an initial reading on their squad when they open this week.

"We just haven't had enough time outside," said Reightler. "We're really not in track shape right now. We have been running the high school hallways and doing our exercises, but it...

For the team... Pacchioli will play any position if asked

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Until last year, Randal Pacchioli never caught an inning of baseball.

For Pacchioli, it was just another example of his initiative to volunteer to fill a void.

And, it shows his overall flexibility on the field to virtually play any position, which he has pretty much done over the past three years. Those qualities have made him one of the most coveted players in the Roughies' baseball program, as he continues to be an integral part of the team this spring.

"There was a...

Snow shouldn't be issue for deer

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

With all the snow we've had, local sportsmen and deer lovers are probably wondering how our whitetail deer are adapting since browse is harder to get through the deep snow.

According to Cheryl Trewella, PGC Public Information Officer, "Snow is not the problem as much as heavy ice on top of it. Heavy ice atop the snow can cause broken hips," she explains.

Trewella furnished a copy of a PGC deer biologist report on the subject that says people are probably more affected by the...

Via games set for Saturday

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

The 39th annual Via All-Star Classic will feature former Los Angeles Lakers legend James Worthy as their guest speaker this year and they hope that the formulated rosters for this year's crop of teams will provide some showtime for area fans as well.

Via announced the rosters for their March 29 lineup at Northampton Community College, which action tipping off at 10:30am.

The Lehigh Valley High School Basketball Hall of Fame also announced their 2014 inductees which includes,...