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Boys get big win over Solehi

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Every week, Catasauqua head boys' basketball coach Eric Snyder continues to watch his team evolve in many different ways.

Last week, the Roughies won a tight -knit battle with Southern Lehigh, 58-57, in the game's final four seconds when Derrick Bond hit a three-pointer with 14 seconds left and then tapped in a rebound in the final four seconds to cap his 18-point performance.

The next afternoon, Catty traveled across the border to Phillipsburg and dropped a hard-fought...

Buczynski knows better days ahead for girls team

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua senior forward Katie Buczynski wouldn't mind coming back for another year of basketball next season.

Over her past three seasons, Buczynski has been an integral player on teams that generated three wins in as many seasons. It was learning and frustrating experience for Buczynski, who arguably accumulated more minutes than most other players in the program. She also recovered from a major knee injury and quickly regained her form.

Now in her senior season, Buczynski...

Breckenridge, Kohler named scholar athletes

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by TODD KRESS in Sports

On Sunday afternoon at Northampton Memorial Community Center, the 2013 Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Annual Awards Banquet was held to select this year's scholarship winners.

The Soccer Scholar Athlete Award was first established in 1975, and two more student-athletes would add their names to the list of past winners this season.

Leigham Breckenridge, a senior at Northwestern Lehigh, won the 2013 Frank D. Olszewski Memorial Scholarship Award. Southern Lehigh senior...

Roughies fall to 4-4

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

This season, Catasauqua head boys' basketball coach Eric Snyder might prefer to take a different route to the postseason and preferably, back to the Class 2A championship game.

It was last season when the Roughies struggled with consistent play and found themselves with a 5-5 record and began to have some doubts about returning to district play.

But, they finally all began to play and travel on an unswerving path to the post season, one in which they won 10 in a row before they...

Soccer scholar athlete banquet Sunday

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by The Press in Sports

The following are area soccer scholar athlete nominees for this Sunday night's banquet, which will take place at the Northampton Community Center.

Janelle R. Roth


Roth is a defender for the Rough Riders. She ranks fourth in a class of 120, and has a 98.45 grade out of 100.

She has played for Catasauqua Youth Soccer Association for six years, while also playing soccer at the high school level every season. She has played volleyball for her first three...

Girls hope new year brings more wins

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua head girls' basketball coach Dave Troxell possibly can relate to a calm before a storm.

His team has been idle since Dec. 19 and the Roughies had their first game since their long hiatus rescheduled Monday night. As a result, Troxell's troops will begin a four-game trek over seven days.

Instead of playing in a game over the holiday break, the Roughies sought to work on solutions to their seven-game losing streak after a season-opening victory over Mahanoy Area.


Good time to try cross country skiing

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

With the latest blast of snow we've received, conditions are perfect for a cross-country ski experience.

Compared to downhill skiing and snowboarding, with their pricey lift tickets and equipment, cross-country skiing, often called Nordic skiing, is considerably less expensive and easier to learn in that it's similar to walking and gliding. And the sport can be done anywhere there's open flat terrain be it on local municipal golf courses like Allentown and Bethlehem muni, the Rails to...

Litzenberger honored

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by The Press in Sports

Senior Chris Litzenberger (Catasaqua) of the Muhlenberg College football team was named to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll.

To be named to the Academic Honor Roll, a student must be a sophomore or higher in class standing; a starter or key reserve on his team; and carry at least a 3.40 cumulative grade-point average.

An accounting major, Litzenberger helped the Mules earn a postseason berth in 2013.

Litzenberger saw extensive action at wide receiver for the...

Purrone defies all logic He continues to play hoops for Catty with torn ACL

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Through the first seven games this season, Brandon Purrone has managed to defy logic.

In week eight of the football season, Purrone suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, an injury that can easily sideline any athlete for an extended period of time. During the same game, Purrone also suffered a torn meniscus, and a torn posterior cruciate ligament.

Still, Purrone managed to play the team's games down the stretch into the second round of the state playoffs...

Falzone knew current class would be special

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Over the first five years at the helm of the Catasauqua football program, head coach Tom Falzone has had more than his share of memories.

Fresh off this past fall's record-setting year, Falzone recalled how three ballboys eventually figured to be prominent players in the Roughies' recent magical run.

Zack Bradley, Ra'Von Burton, and Derrick Bond were ballboys on Falzone's first squad and among the nine seniors would later prominently play roles throughout the season.