With a total of 169 points and a scoring average of 42.2 points per game through their first four contests, it may be hard to debate whether Catasauqua may have trouble with Saucon Valley Friday night.
The visiting Panthers will enter Alumni Field with an overall 1-3 record and they gained their lone victory last weekend in a 42-7 rout of Palmerton.
Still, Roughies' head coach Tom Falzone isn't about to celebrate any anticipated victories or a Colonial League title just yet....
Editor's Note: Duke Helm, the District 11 statistician provides the District 11 Football Notes. These note are after week 3 of the high school season.
Liberty's KJ Williams caught three TD passes against Nazareth to become the all-time school leader in TD catches. Williams now has 17 for his career, breaking Joe Donaher's record of 15 TD catches set from 1965-67. Williams now has 1,046 yards receiving in his career to become the fifth Hurricane to accomplish that.
The Catty cross country team sits at 13-6 this season.
Zac Edwards, one of the tri-captains of the Rough Riders, said the team sticks together and is part of the reason for their success.
"We are a close-knit group," he said. "We hang out together, work the football games together, go out to eat together."
As sophomores Edwards and his class were 0-25, last year as juniors they were 11-14.
"We have a shot at placing in districts and advancing to states," Edwards...
This season, Catasauqua head football coach Tom Falzone believes his club can answer their critics. The Roughies impressive 3-0 start has rocketed them into the limelight among some of the better teams in the Lehigh Valley and their start has taken the first steps in developing a new image.
"Every year, people say that Catasauqua might be the team to really make a difference," stated the four-year head coach. "This year, we have made people believe we can be that team. People are...
Catty doubled up the Lady Tigers in a 4-2 win to improve to 2-4-1.
It is a down year for the 0-5 Tigers, or perhaps fall soccer has done them in.
Paige Kogelman scored two, first half goals for Catty and Katie Buczynski got two, second half scores. Kogelman's first goal was unassisted. She carried the ball to the 25-yard line, brought it into the circle and placed a hard shot to the corner.
Kogelman got a tip-in for her second goal on a shot from Erika Lebron taken at...
In football circles, Catasauqua will be playing a possible "trap" game this weekend.
The high-riding Roughies who have easily disposed of their first three opponents notably outscoring them by a 126-14 margin will travel down to the southside of Allentown Friday night to tangle with Salisbury, which will bring an overall 1-2 record into the contest.
By most accounts, the Roughies will loom as likely favorites against Salisbury and the following week against Saucon Valley, which...
Catty trailed Tamaqua 2-0 with 11:46 to play in the first half at Thomas Field last Saturday morning in a 10 a.m. game. The Blue Raiders are a proverbial District 11 participant and won 4-1.
"The Tamaqua game was much closer and much more open then the score would indicate," said head coach Mike Baclawski. "We played some of our best soccer, over longer periods of time this game. We were a bit more consistent in our play and we moved pretty well as a team. But it's the mistakes again...
We're into week four of the poll and not much has changed on the forefront. Easton maintains their stay at the top, while Nazareth gets a bump. Parkland picked up their first win of the year and Catasauqua looks to keep their Colonial League title aspirations rolling.
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1. Easton (3-0)
Last week's rank: #1
Of all the teams in the league, Easton always seems to not have a hard time so far this year....
It was refreshing to see Salem Christian High School and Catasauqua High join hands and say a prayer before their volleyball match last Friday afternoon.
Catty would sweep, thanks in part to some early errors. The first game had seven net balls for the Eagles.
Lauren Pluchinsky made two strong kill shots and Salem had three net balls and called a time out. But, Pluchinsky struck again and Samantha Schnabel added an ace and Catty was up 10-2.
Sabrinna Oliver, Frederick...
While at a cross country camp at East Stroudsburg University, Catasauqua's Tony Brinkley discovered an added sense of confidence that has already changed his high school career.
"I went here (camp) with three other teammates," recalled Brinkley. "We all did a lot of running, but I really felt good there. Before we started practicing, I felt better and better about myself. I knew I could have a good year because the camp helped me physically and mentally."
A few weeks later,...