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Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Cohen & Feeley held its 19th Annual "Best of the Best" Awards Ceremony on May 18, at The Blue Event Center. There were 28 local high school seniors were selected for the awards ceremony as their high school's best. Tiffany White was William Allen High School's representative. She is ranked eighth in her senior class and will attend the University of Rochester. She plans to further her field hockey and softball careers at the collegiate level. Zac Edwards was Catasauqua High School's...

Program's future looks bright

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua softball head coach Bobby Thomas brought his team into the District 11 Class 2A final realizing it was likely a gem neither team deserved to lose.

Facing the Roughies once again was Pen Argyl, a team they had already defeated twice in three meeting and a team who easily understood their strengths and weaknesses. Likewise, the Roughies knew there likely wasn't going to be any hidden surprises along the way.

When Pen Argyl edged Catty 2-1 in the final, Thomas wasn't...

Two to play for Northampton

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Chemistry, according to head coach Mike Bodnar, will be among one of the key ingredients toward the success of the Northampton entry in the Northampton County Legion (NORCO) this summer.

Bodnar believes it is highly possible, mainly due to the merger with Lehigh Township's team this year. With both teams suffering depth problems throughout last year's season, the newly formed Northampton teams should loom as a favorite in the hunt for the postseason.

"We decided to merge the...

Pine Grove tops CHS

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Senior captains Zac Edwards and Zach Stopay ended their varsity careers by getting on base three times each in their final game, but it wouldn't be enough as Catty fell to Pine Grove 10-2 last Wednesday in the District 11 playoffs.

Edwards was 1-for-1 with a walk and was hit by a pitch in his last at bat. Stopay went 2-for-3 and also got on on an error.

The Roughies were their own worst enemy as they committed seven errors in the game.

After falling behind 1-0 in the top...

Girls get an extra day off

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Editor's note: With Tuesday's game rained out, Wednesday's game comes after Catasauqua Press deadlines.

It has been the kind of season for the Catasauqua softball team in which head coach Bobby Thomas doesn't have to cross his fingers or knock on wood to lay any superstitions to rest as his club takes another crucial step in the post season.

In fact, the top-seeded Roughies received an extra day of rest before they met fifth-seeded North Schuylkill in the semifinal round of the...

Not an ending they hoped for

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Heading into the postseason, Catasauqua's baseball team showed plenty of signs that they could surprise some teams with an extended stay in the playoff format.

The Roughies staged a late-season rally that earned them an invitation to the postseason for the first time in three seasons since they went to the state playoff bracket, and they also gained an invite to the league playoffs.

But, apparently, it wasn't meant to be.

The Roughies weren't themselves in a 14-4 loss to...

Lions All-Star Classic announces schedule, players

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The International Association of Lions Clubs from Lehigh and Northampton counties recently announced the schedule and players for their 32nd Annual All Star Soccer Classic.

This year's event will be held on Sunday, June 2 at Whitehall High School. The games will again feature graduating high school senior all-star boys and girls from the Mountain Valley Conference, Colonial League and the Lehigh Valley Conference.

Starting time for boys game will be 3 p.m. and the girls game...

Deppe all-star game Saturday

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The 28th Annual Howard E. Deppe All-Star Baseball Classic will be held Saturday, June 1 at Limeport Stadium.

The game, which benefits the American Cancer Society, matches up the top senior high school players from the Lehigh Valley in one final game. There is also a hitting competition before the game.

This year's Frank Yelinko Hitting Competition begins at 11 a.m. with the game following at 12:30 p.m.

The Classic has raises over $100,000 since it's beginning.

First league softball title since 1981

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

The long drought is over.

Catasauqua High School has been crowned Colonial League Champions for the first time since 1981.

"It's an awesome feeling to say we're the champs," said Janae Matos.

Catty knocked off Pen Argyl 6-0 last Thursday at Patriots Park in Allentown to bring home the gold after a 32-year wait.

Sophomore chucker Alexis Ayache spun a four-hitter at Pen Argyl in the 7 p.m. night cap to claim the title.

The Rough Riders sneak-attacked the...

A good feeling about this club came true

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

Before the start of the regular season, Catasauqua head softball coach Bobby Thomas had a good feeling about his club. It was a feeling that generated plenty of thoughts of his team contending and possibly winning the Colonial League crown.

Thomas had a club that was rich with seniors and juniors, many of them who have made significant contributions since their freshman seasons, and a crop of rapidly growing freshman, a handful that could make an immediate impact.