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Boys fall to ND in finals

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

All season long, Catasauqua head boys' basketball coach Eric Snyder believed his team would be successful by allowing 50 points or less. For the most part, his assumption was correct.

When the Roughies gave up 47 points to a sizzling Notre Dame squad Saturday afternoon in the PIAA District 11 Class 2A final, Snyder figured it might not be his teams afternoon.

Notre Dame stormed out to an 18-2 lead in the opening quarter and kept the pedal pushed down the rest of the way as they...

Del Priore wins scholar athlete award

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by TODD KRESS in Sports

When all was said and done, Southern Lehigh's Jacob Del Priore's résumé stood above everyone else's.

During Sunday's Lehigh Valley National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame 54th Annual Awards Dinner at Northampton Community Center, Del Priore was named the scholar athlete amongst 34 high school student-athletes.

Del Priore, a wide receiver and safety on the Spartans' football team, put together a track record that was as impressive as any candidate. He ranked 12 out...

Sziy honored

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by The Press in Sports

Catasauqua senior Rhaine Sziy was honored, along with the other Lehigh Valley school's nominees, at the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Lehigh Valley Chapter Football Scholar Athlete Banquet at the Northampton Community Center Sunday evening.

This year's scholar athlete scholarship winner was Jacob Del Priore of Southern Lehigh High School (see story). Del Priore's honor marked the fourth straight year and fifth time in six years that a student-athlete from the...

Sziy wins gold

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

Zac Bradley, Rhaine Sziy, and Jake Rusnock all passed the 100-career wins mark this winter, but the trio also helped the Roughies' wrestling team earn some high marks at the recent PIAA District 11 Class 2A championships.

Sziy captured the 195-pound weight class, Bradley finished second at 160, and Rusnock finished fourth at 132. In addition, Tyler Trobetsky finished sixth overall in the 220-pounds category, as the Roughies notched a sixth-place finish as a team with 96 points.


Getting a chance to Bond

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

Derrick and Kevin Bond aren't always the players who are at the top of their team's box score, but the brothers have been satisfied with their roles flying beneath the radar.

But, the Bonds have been partial contributors in the scoring column to the Roughies program this winter, however, they have been steady suppliers to the team's supplemental statistics, such as rebounds and blocked shots.

Consequently, the brothers have really walked softly and carried a big stick.


Football banquet to be held

Thursday, February 27, 2014 by The Press in Sports

The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Lehigh Valley Chapter is holding the Football Scholar Athlete Banquet on Sunday, March 2, at 4:30 p.m. at the Northampton Community Center.

The main speaker this year is Lehigh coach Andy Coen.


Rhaine Sziy

A 6-1, 190-pound center and linebacker, he ranks 16 out of 120 students. He earned all-conference honors, is an honor roll student and a member of National Honor Society and student government...

LV Sportsmen's Show now three-day event

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

While it doesn't have the enormity of the Harrisburg sportsman show now run by the NRA, the resurrected Lehigh Valley Sportsmen's Show (historically called the Allentown show) has changed its two-day format of its inaugural year last year to a three-day show this year.

This year's show kicks off Friday, Feb. 28 and runs through Sunday, March 2 at the Agri-Plex building in the Allentown Fairgrounds.

According to Dennis Brozey of PBM Productions in Fogelsville, the show will have...

Catty falls in CL finals

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

ric Snyder recalled how he felt the final seconds appeared to be in slow motion in his team's Colonial League championship game against Notre Dame last Saturday night.

"I kept watching the clock and hoped we could hold on," said the veteran coach. "It seemed like forever and the best I could hope for was going into overtime. But there were a couple of taps and the biggest guy on the floor ended it suddenly."

The "big guy" was Notre Dame's 6-foot-8 center, Vincent Eze, who...

Schiffer's role increasing as season progresses

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

akota Schiffer admitted that it took some time to get adjusted to his role with the Catasauqua boys' basketball team this winter.

So far, though, Schiffer's success can be compared to an undefined actor who quickly developed into a starring role.

Schiffer, who transferred from Dieruff last year, has been the team's sixth man throughout the season and has developed into one of the area's finest in that position. He occasionally has received a starting nod in the backcourt, but...

Committee makes decision on Palisades coach

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

District 11 brought the hammer down on the Palisades wrestling program Sunday morning during a special hearing to discuss the sanctions and punishment against head coach Omar Porrata following the team's decision to forfeit the entire match against Bethlehem Catholic on Jan. 30, in the District 11 2A team tournament.

During Sunday's meeting, the district committee cited Porrata's actions as "unsportsmanlike" and agreed with Palisades School District's decision to suspend Porrata for...