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Camp makes Brinkley confident

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

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,...

Article By: JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press

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

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...

Young Roughies still battle

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua boys soccer coach Mike Baclawski put it best when he said "We don't have anyone on the roster who can drive themself to a game."

That shows the youth and inexperience this Roughies team is dealt with this 2012 season.

Still, this team keeps battling and doesn't give up. That showed with a resilient late goal in a 9-1 loss to Salisbury last Thursday night in a Colonial League match at Salisbury High School.

It also didn't help that ten minutes into the game,...

Roughs pound Spartans

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

When it looked like Catasauqua produced another sterling, shining effort last week against Southern Lehigh, head coach Tom Falzone did find a noticeable scratch.

Taking at 42-8 lead into their locker room at halftime, the last thing the members of Catasauqua's football team thought their head coach would do was to berate them for one of the final plays of the opening half.

With that lead, Catty's Eric Matz had a punt blocked by Southern Lehigh's Andrew Terlingo and the host...

Girls fall to PMW

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Catty volleyball fell to Pocono Mountain West in three games, 25-17, 25-12 and 25-16.

In the first game, Catasauqua engaged in a long volley for a 4-3 lead. Mona Dingh became frightening for the Lady Panthers at the net and was several inches taller than Samantha Schnabel.

A rally ensued again and Schnabel and Frederick were most engaged for Catty and made blocks for the Roughs. Net balls and Pocono's big three put Catty away, though.

Coach Arndt addressed the team and...

Palisades up next for Catty

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

In the third game of the year last season, Catasauqua was deadlocked in a battle with winless Palisades at halftime as the Roughies had a slim 14-8 lead.

Then the collapse came.

Catasauqua scored 27 unanswered points from costly and sloppy turnovers in the third quarter and they went on to a 42-21 win. Palisades would later record its lone victory and finish with a reeling 1-9 record.

When they arrive at Alumni Field Friday night, Catasauqua will be in a similar...

Field hockey team starts season 1-2-1

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

No lightning was flashing atop the Blue Mountain, but field hockey sticks were smashing in an exciting Colonial League opener for Pen Argyl and visiting Catasauqua last Friday.

The Catty girls would fall 2-1.

After dominating for the first ten minutes of the game, the Lady Rough Riders let a breakaway from Pen Argyl result in a Nicole Kocher goal. That made it 1-0 at the half.

Catty did a fine job of not causing corners, only giving up two in the game. But, the Green...

Girls lose to Falcons, 6-0

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

The Catasauqua (0-4 overall; 0-3 in Colonial League) girls soccer team was at a disadvantage even prior to last Thursday's contest against Salisbury (3-2 overall; 3-2 in Colonial League) at Alumni Field.

Not only did the Rough Riders have to contend with one of the league's top teams in the Falcons, but they would have to do so with a roster diminished because of injuries at a number of positions.

Despite falling 6-0 to the Falcons in their third league match of the year that...

Falzone happy with 1st rehearsal

Friday, August 24, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

After his team's first scrimmage against Lehighton, Catasauqua head football coach Tom Falzone is beginning to see his squad piece together the big picture for the regular season ahead.

"It went well, and we were pleased," said the fourth-year head coach of Saturday's scrimmage. "That was a good start for us. There were really only two plays that cost us. After those, I thought we took control the rest of the time."

One lone blemish came on the game's opening play when a missed...

District 11 to use new rating system

Friday, August 24, 2012 by The Press in Sports

PIAA District 11 is pleased to announce the adoption of a new power rating system to be used beginning immediately for fall sports in 2012, and progressing through the 2012-13 athletic seasons.

The power rating system and its policies and timelines were adopted on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 during the District 11 committee meeting.

Modeled after the system that PIAA District 3 uses to determine its playoff participants, the system places increased emphasis on strength of schedule...