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Wrestlers go 3-2 at Berwick Duals

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

The Catasauqua High School wrestling team finished 3-2 on the day at the Berwick Duals.

Rhaine Sziy dominated the 182 division, going 5-0, and remains unbeaten at 17-0 so far this season. In addition to his hard work with assistant coach and CHS strength coach Joe Stofko, Sziy has been trained by Walt Finkbeiner of Hellertown, who was entered to the Lehigh Valley Sports Hall of Fame back in 2011 as an arm wrestler, Saucon Valley youth wrestling coach and all-around weight trainer for...

Boys knock off NL

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Don't blame Catasauqua coach Eric Snyder if he had any doubts that Catty could come up with a victory against Northern Lehigh.

"We haven't beaten Northern Lehigh with this group in three years," Snyder said.

Alex Parker played a great game even with his man Josh Eden scoring 19 points.

"He made him work hard for all those points," Snyder said.

Catty prevailed 53-50 and improved to 3-1 in the Colonial League and 4-2 overall. Alex Parker and Brandon Purrone found...


Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Sports

Junior WR Chris Litzenberger of the Muhlenberg football team was named to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll.

To be named, a student-athlete must be a sophomore or higher in class standing, carry a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 or higher and be a starter or key reserve on his team.

An accounting major, Litzenberger appeared in every game, including two starts, and totaled 10 receptions for 91 yards and a TD. The TD came against Dickinson en route to a 61-21...

Article By: JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

The Rough Riders hosted the 1-0 Notre Dame of Green Pond at the Catasauqua Gym last Wednesday, and Catty improved to 7-5 overall and 2-0 in the Colonial League with a 45-33 win.

The 160 pounders began the action as Rough Rider Zack Bradley met Dean Fedrezzi with an ankle sweep. The junior achieved waist control and worked up went heavy on the head and turned Fedrezzi for a pin at 1:07.

Tyler Trobetsky kept momentum going and got a single leg takedown on Scott Maldanado....

Deer numbers about same

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

With the major portion of the deer hunting seasons now over, Lehigh Valley sportsmen may be wondering how it went. According to local deer processors and a taxidermist, the numbers are about the same as last year, perhaps a tad off.

While many nice, heavily tined bucks were taken, overall numbers appear to be down ever slightly.

At Frable's Deer Processing in Slatington, Jason Frable said their intake numbers are about the same as last season, with of course more antlerless...

Girls get 2nd victory

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

The S & S girls of Catty High School hoops did a job underneath in a 40-34 Colonial League win over Northern Lehigh on Dec. 20.

Catty has now won a nonleague and a league game so far this season. Senior center Samantha Schnabel paced all scorers with 12 points. Strong forward sophomore Shiloh Sziy scored 10 points to help lead the way.

Junior Janae Matos was the third Lady Roughie to score in double digits with 10.

Another key to the game was the Lady Bulldogs coming...

Girls break losing streak

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua head girls' basketball coach Chad Werkheiser knew it was going to happen soon.

Despite having his team begin the season with a 0-3 start with consecutive double-digit losses, Werkheiser maintained his ever-present positive attitude about the program and knew his club's first win was soon in the offing.

The Roughies quickly responded when they downed Lehighton, 36-29, Monday afternoon to notch their first win and snap a 29-game losing streak. Junior Katie Buczynski...

Second chance for a buck

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

If you're like me and still have an unfilled buck tag, we'll get another shot at one during the late deer season that runs from Dec. 26 to Jan. 12. Of course you must use a bow or muzzleloader rifle in all parts of the state.

For those with unfilled antlerless tags, those may be used in the specific WMUs they were purchased for or, an antlerless deer may be taken anywhere with the general hunting license but that ends the deer hunting season for those who do.

If hunting in WMUs...

Wrestling team easily gets by Salisbury

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Catty improved to 3-2 overall in wrestling after defeating Salisbury 54-15 to begin the Colonial League dual season last Wednesday at the Catasauqua High School Gym.

The match began at 120. A Falcon veteran, Nico Squarcia, faced Catty newcomer Kory Mindle, r a freshman, put his head in and got the pinfall in 35 seconds.

Spencer Phillips got a forfeit win at 126.

Jacob Rusnock met Anthony Dee and for over three years this matchup has gone back and forth. Rusnock barrel-...

Boys fall to Bangor

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Bangor won its 34th out of 35th Colonial League games, 61-38, at Catasauqua High School on Tuesday night.

The Slaters and Roughies distributed the ball well, the difference was Catty only shot 20-percent in the first half and 30-percent overall.

Bangor had four players in double figures. Justin Ringland banged three treys on his way to 15 points. Freshman Michael Martino pumped in 12 points and made four assists. Colton Freeman, and the only returning starter from the Colonial...