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Snow makes it a good time to predator hunt

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

There couldn't be a better time to go predator hunting with all the snow we have on the ground. The snow covering allows hunters to more easily see a coyote, fox or bobcat approaching from a far distance compared to snowless surroundings where these critters blend in.

If you'd like to try predator hunting and missed Cabela's recent standing-room-only predator hunting seminar featuring Kirk McKendree of FoxPro's pro hunting staff, his two-hour presentation was full of helpful tips and...

Roughs set for CL Tourney

Thursday, February 13, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua head boys basketball coach Eric Snyder recently talked about how a relative to Bangor head boys' basketball coach commented on the Roughies.

They stated how the Roughs have played better in the second half of the season, focusing on their victory over the Northern Division top-seeded Slaters in recent weeks.

Catty's veteran coach was optimistic that his team's recent surge could continue to rise when they opened the Colonial League playoffs against Salisbury...

Rusnock wants to keep season going

Thursday, February 13, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Through his academics and athletics, Jake Rusnock has managed to hone the art of time management.

In his senior season, Rusnock has posted 30 wins at his 132-pound weight class and has maintained his rank as the third best student in his class. Rusnock also is president of the school's National Honor Society, treasurer of the Varsity C club, secretary of the SADD, and a member of Student Council.

As a result, Rusnock has decided on a college major of economics and had narrowed...

Moten, girls more about the team this season

Thursday, February 13, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

When she was 10, Amarys Moten remembered how her team lost a championship game mainly due to one player's dominance.

"There was this one girl who kept making all of these long shots from around half court," recalled Moten, who is a senior. "We couldn't stop her. That has always been one of my basketball memories, but I will take some with me from this season."

Fast forward to the 2014 season, and Moten has experienced some similar situations. In her fourth and final year in the...

Fifth-highest bear harvest totals in Pennsylvania

Thursday, February 13, 2014 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

The final bear harvest is in with a total of 3,510 bears being taken within the state. This marks the fifth highest bear harvest since the Pennsylvania Game Commission has been keeping harvest records.

The largest bear taken was shot by Daniel Beavers of Covington Township, in Lackawanna County. His bruin weighed 772 pounds. The second and third largest bears were taken later in the season by Nick Corridoni of Duryea who's 656 pound bear was shot on Dec. 5 in Pittston Township,...

Roughs go 2-2 at duals

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

Continuing to gain respectability and staying the course have been two hallmarks for the Catasauqua wrestling program this winter. The Roughies consistently followed suit in both categories at the recent District 11 Class 2A championships.

Catasauqua split its four matches during the tournament as they opened with a 49-22 victory over Wilson before they fell to Northern Lehigh, 39-31. In the consolation round, they opened with a 33-37 victory over Palisades before they were defeated...

Change of Heart Catasauqua High School happy Dave Wetherhold decided to come out for team

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

In his younger years, Dave Wetherhold wasn't too interested in sports. His parents, David and Janice, eventually had him try out for the fifth –grade team.

"I was never that interested in playing sports for a school team," said Wetherhold, who is currently a starting guard for the Roughies this winter. "I would always play sports, but I figured I would finally play for the school team.

"A few years later, I almost changed my mind again."

Wetherhold recalled how one of...

Girls break losing streak in win over LVC

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

Catasauqua head girls' basketball coach Dave Troxell knew it would happen soon.

His team has been saddled with an 18-game losing streak since they opened the season with a victory over Mahanoy Area.

It wasn't the appropriate welcome back to the seasoned coach, who returned to the Catty bench for the first time since the 2009 season after a successful 11-year run. But Troxell is a realist and knew these unchartered waters that produced four wins in the past four years wouldn't...

District duals brought drama

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by The Press in Sports

For anyone out there who thinks that District 11 needs to revamp their wrestling format next year, I'd like to produce a counter argument.

For the first time during my illustrious writing career (sarcasm), I can't remember a district duals tournament that was full of this much intrigue.

If this was professional sports, the controversy created from the first day of action would be a ratings wonderland, filled with interest and angst.

This tournament got people talking...

Zack Bradley nears 100-win mark

Thursday, January 30, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

In the past, Zack Bradley admittedly was nervous before each of his matches.

But times have changed, and life situations have adjusted well for the Catasauqua senior as he embarks in the final stage of his high school career.

Bradley, who has wrestled primarily at 160 for the Roughies this winter, is ready to add his own chapter in the Catty wrestling records as he is two wins away from 100 for his career when he took to the mats Thursday night in the District 11 Class 2A team...