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CHS girls have high hopes

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

With a stable of returning starters and a crop of budding underclassmen, Catasauqua head softball coach Bobby Thomas is optimistic about his club's chances for the 2013 campaign.

"We're looking good," beamed Thomas, who will begin his fifth season at the helm of the Roughies program. "We lost a few players, but we have our two pitchers back and a number of freshmen who can help us.

"Depth always has been one of our problems, but we have it this season."

Junior Kortney...

Colonial League looks to expand

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by ROD HECKMAN Special to the Press in Sports

Change is a way of life.

And if the Colonial League gets its wish, there will be some major changes in the near future.

At a meeting of athletic directors and principals Tuesday at Catasauqua, it was unanimously decided to invite two "bigger" schools to join their league.

The invitations went out Wednesday.

Bryan Geist, Northern Lehigh's AD and vice president of the Colonial League, wouldn't release the names of the schools, but it was reported Tuesday night that...

Golf program helps girls

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by SCOTT W. PAGEL in Sports

If you're a female between the ages of 7-17 living in, or around, the Lehigh Valley area and want to learn more about the game of golf, consider yourself lucky.

The LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of the Lehigh Valley and Southern Lehigh Valley could be a program that's exactly what you're looking for.

Back in 2004, the YWCA of Bethlehem started the Girls Golf of the Lehigh Valley program at Southmoore Golf Course in Bath. Since then, almost 700 girls have come through.

In 2006,...

A tough pill to swallow

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua head boys' basketball coach Eric Snyder didn't see it coming.

His team entered the PIAA District 11 Class 2A championship game against Notre Dame with a 10-game winning streak, the latest triumph a convincing 84-56 thumping over Williams Valley three days earlier in a district semifinal.

In the 59-49 loss to Notre Dame in the district final, the Roughies apparently wasted too many opportunities as well as creating some missed ones.

"We had 20 turnovers,"...

CHS seniors honored

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Seven senior Catasauqua High School boys basketball players were honored by the Booster Club, prior to the start of the game with Northwestern.

Zac Edwards has participated in basketball for eight years. He is a three-sport athlete who participates in baseball, cross country, is the class historian, student council activities co-ordinator, Varsisty "C" Club, Sargent at Arms, National Honor Society, CASD Middle States Committee Member and is involved in Students Against Destructive...

Signs of spring?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

Perhaps the PF&BC's trout stocking that got underway last week may be the first sign of spring.

With the trout season opening here in the Southeast Region on March 30, Lee Creyer, Lehigh County Waterways Conservation Officer, has begun stocking local streams with a portion of the 1.84 million trout allocated for state waters.

So far, Cedar Creek in Allentown, Laurel Run in the

Coopersburg area, the upper Little Lehigh, Ontelaunee Creek in upper Lehigh County and...

Walton to speak at Via banquet

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Via of the Lehigh Valley is pleased to announce the keynote speaker sponsored by the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem for the Via All-Star Basketball Banquet, an sports event honoring the finest basketball talent from the 35 high schools in the greater Lehigh Valley. Bill Walton, all-star basketball legend, two time NBA and NCAA Champion, and NBA MVP, is the keynote speaker for what promises to be an exciting night to honor Lehigh Valley basketball. The banquet will take place Wednesday, March...

Catty falls in finals

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Jarrid Strong (6 points), Brandon Purrone (10), Alex Parker (12), and Cody Brinkley (16) helped Catasauqua burst out to a 10-1 lead early in the first quarter, but turnovers and missed shots late, doomed the Roughies, and ended their season, in a 59-49 loss in the District 11 2A final against Notre Dame Green Pond last Saturday afternoon at Easton Area Middle School.

The loss hurts Catty because it was their first since Jan. 15. And because District 11 only sends the 2A champion to...

Time to ice fish may be running out

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

You should have been here last week. That's usually what anglers hear, especially when ice fishing.

So was the case at Ontelaunee Reservoir in upper Berks County where fishing was good while panfish action was fair at Lake Minsi in Northampton County two weeks ago.

The upcoming weeks' weather may just be the death knell to local ice fishing. With temps in the high 40s combined with rain, both may put a damper on ice conditions rendering them unsafe.

Chris from Chris'...

Boys get to finals with win over Williams Valley

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

The student body Catty Crew came into the Parkland High School Gym en masse last Wednesday night before the semifinal District 11 2A boys basketball playoff with Williams Valley. They made their presence known right away.

The Roughies did the same, surprising Vikings head coach Dennis Kasper by playing up-tempo basketball and thumping the Vikings 84-56, who came from Western Schuylkill County sporting a 17-7 record.

Kasper said, "They (Catty) are the most athletic team we...