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Roughs get ready for District 11 playoffs

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Editor's note: Wednesday's game with Pine Grove takes place after Catasauqua Press deadlines.

Catasauqua head baseball coach Steve Bradley admittedly didn't know much about Pine Grove when they the two teams met late Wednesday afternoon in an opening round District 11 Class 2A playoff game.

"We really didn't know much about them," said the third -year head coach. "We didn't have any common opponents and we tried to track down some info about them. But, sometimes, it might be...

Girls win CL softball title

Friday, May 17, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Catasauqua softball team captured the Colonial League title with a 6-0 win over Pen Argyl on Thursday night at Patriots Park.

The Roughies scored early with three in the top of the first, and then Alexis Ayache took over from there allowing only four hits and no runs. She added three strikeouts while walking two.

Erika Lebron, Shea O'Brien and Janae Matos all drove in two runs each. Hannah Edwards scored two runs and had three hits and two steals. Lebron and O'Brien each...

'This is a huge win for us'

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

In their past four regular season games, Catasauqua's softball team amassed a total of 52 runs as they finished with an overall 15-5 record and punched their ticket for the first time to the Colonial League playoffs.

In their semifinal game against top-seeded Palmerton Tuesday night at Patriots Park, the fourth-seeded Roughies still didn't miss a beat as they thumped the Blue Bombers 15-4 in a shortened five-inning contest due to the 10-run rule. The victory bolstered the Roughies...

Roughies fall to Spartans in semis

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua head coach Steve Bradley and his club quickly discovered it wasn't going to be their day Tuesday afternoon at Limeport Stadium.

Making their first Colonial league playoff appearance since 2001, the third-seeded Roughies fell behind early against the second-seeded Southern Lehigh and never recovered as they suffered a 14-4 defeat. Catty (12-9 overall, 10-6 league) will now wait until the District 11 playoffs get underway next week.

In the top of the first-inning,...

Girls take down Bombers

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Paige Kogelman, who went a perfect 4-for-4 against Palmerton in the Colonial League semifinals on Tuesday night at Patriots Park, was elated after a convincing 15-4 win.

"We did everything together," Kogelman said. "We started off tonight a little rocky. We have all been working hard all year."

Catty ended a 10-game winning streak for Palmerton and improved to 16-5 overall. The girls will meet division nemesis Pen Argyl, which got by Notre Dame of Green Pond 4-2 in the other...

Article By: JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Catty High tamed the Tigers of Northwestern 8-1 last week and it was the first time Catty qualified for the Colonial League playoffs. CHS won a Colonial League title in the 80s before the playoff format went into effect.

Head Coach Thomas said, "I am extremely proud of the girls. The kids were in a rut in the middle of the season. I'm excited for everyone on the team."

Lexi Ayache of Catasauqua High School was cruising with a one-hit shutout through six innings at Patriots Park...

Dave Troxell returns as girls basketball coach

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

There may have been some surprised high schools in the area who thought they missed the boat when it was announced that Dave Troxell was back to coach the Catasauqua girls basketball team.

But they can rest assured that they didn't really miss out at all...

"I really only ever thought about coaching at Catty," said Troxell. "I am a die-hard Catasauqua Rough Rider, brown and white are my favorite colors. I have grown up, went to school, work, and live in Catasauqua all in the...

Catty tops Tigers to get in

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

The Roughs are in.

Youthful exuberance was felt at Catasauqua's Bill Kennedy Complex last Thursday. It had been four years since Catasauqua has made the Colonial League playoffs, but a 5-4 win over Northwestern had the Roughs back to the show.

Catasauqua got all of its runs in the first and second innings, clinching the Colonial League North crown on the last day of the regular season.

Senior Zach Stopay roped a double with two RBIs. Zach and junior brother Jacob Stopay...

Brader's football camp to feature LHS stars

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

With the gluttony of football camps available to high school players and the growing importance of position specific drills to football coaches at the higher levels, Jason Brader thinks he's filled a need.

Brader, the owner FASST Performance in Quakertown, is holding a camp on May 18 from 10am-3pm at the Bethlehem Steelers Youth Field off Schoenersville Rd. in Bethlehem.

The camp is open to football players from ninth grade up until incoming seniors. It's also specifically for...

Brinkley sets mark

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

A lightning delay that lasted over three hours, as well as what Anthony Brinkley described as a "splitting headache" prior to the 800 run of last week's Colonial League Meet, didn't stop the Catasauqua senior from having one of the best races of his career.

During the second day of last week's meet held at Whitehall High School's Sports Complex, the event resumed around 9:30 p.m. after numerous lightning strikes were visible in the sky. The delay, though, didn't seem to affect...