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130s win title

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Catasauqua 130-pound youth football team rolled into Northern Lehigh with two goals on their minds.

One was to avenge an early season loss to a tough Bangor White team who beat them 29-14 on Sept. 30, and the second was to leave Bulldog Stadium with the 2012 130-pound championship.

Catty kicked off to the Slaters and the defense started off the same way they did in their first meeting. They gave up some big chunks of yardage, at first. But, after the defense settled in,...

Rough Riders face familiar opponent

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

If he had his way, Catasauqua head football coach Tom Falzone would rather face another team rather than Northern Lehigh in the opening round of the PIAA District 11 Class 2A playoffs Friday night at Alumni Field.

It is not that his team has any trepidation about facing the Bulldogs, but instead dealing with a case of familiarity.

"It is hard to beat a team twice during the regular season," said Falzone in reference to his team's 40-7 win two weeks ago. "Sometimes, you want to...

Tony Brinkley takes 41st at state meet

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Tony Brinkley had goals and expectations for his senior season of cross country. And he attained them, including running nearly exactly his goal time in his final race.

The Catasauqua senior finished his high school career Saturday at the PIAA Championship meet, taking 41st place in Class AA.

"Me and my coach set a target time," said Brinkley. "I hit the time. I was hoping for a medal, but I'm satisfied. I'm not extremely happy, but I'm satisfied."

Brinkley wanted to run...

CHS tops NL to win crown

Friday, November 2, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Over the past four years, Ra'Von Burton and his brother Sa'Quon both figured their football program would someday soon win a Colonial League (CL) championship.

Ra'Von recalled how his older brother had the first inklings that a CL crown would return to Catasauqua for the first time since 1996 when head coach Tom Falzone was hired when Sa'Quon was sophomore.

"He (Sa'Quon) told me that he was different from the previous coach," said Ra'Von. "He (Falzone) was very positive and...

Roughs look to finish strong

Friday, November 2, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua's football team is in the process of adding a notable chapter to its football annals this fall, as they recently captured the Colonial League championship. When they travel to New Tripoli in their season finale with Northwestern Friday night, they are optimistic that history won't repeat itself as it did for the 1995 squad that shared a league title.

In that year, the Roughies lost a season-ending game to tarnish an undefeated regular season (9-1) and they eventually lost...

Field hockey team falls to Nolehi

Friday, November 2, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Even in a defeat, Catasauqua head field hockey coach Carrie Saul can see a silver lining. When he club recently dropped a District 11 Class 2A playoff game to Northern Lehigh by a 3-1 deficit, Saul can take some positives from the loss.

In fact, Saul believes it was another step in broadening her club's competitive appetite.

"It (loss) gave this club a taste of the postseason," said the first-year coach in the Roughies' program after a long stint at Phillipsburg. "Sure, it is...

Brinkley will head to state meet

Friday, November 2, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Tony Brinkley knew it was his one and only shot to finish off his high school career at states. He made it last year and wasn't about to be denied a trip to the PIAA Cross Country Championships as a senior.

So he fought through the pain to make sure he reached that goal.

Brinkley finished seventh at last Wednesday's District 11 Class AA Championships while helping Catasauqua to a seventh-place finish as a team.

He hoped to place higher at districts, but when he didn't...

Frederick keeps busy Involved in volleyball, soccer and band

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Simply speaking, Alissa Frederick is busy young woman.

This fall, Frederick is playing both volleyball and soccer, mainly due to the latter sport's switch to the fall season. When she isn't on a court or a field, Frederick can usually be found two days a week rehearsing her role in the school's marching band.

Aside from those activities, Frederick is also involved in a myriad of school activities and other as well, including taking piano lessons and being an active part in...

Playing through pain Burton was a go against Slaters

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

In a few ways, Ra'Von Burton isn't about to look at the distant future.

For one, he battled through the pain of a high ankle sprain days before his team's crucial game in a clash of unbeaten teams against Bangor. In fact, it wasn't until the day before the game that Burton realized he was going to be in the lineup for the Roughies.

"(Head) Coach (Tom Falzone) and (trainer) John (Capozzolo) let me practice Thursday and I knew I would be playing," recalled Burton. "Even though I...

CHS tops Bangor to stay unbeaten

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

The story continues. This time, though, the Roughies vanquished one of the monsters from the north.

For a moment or definitely two, Catasauqua head football coach Tom Falzone had to stop to cherish the moment. His team had raised its record to 6-0 on the season with a convincing 35-14 victory over previously undefeated Bangor.

"We feel really good right now," said the fourth-year head coach whose clubs reached their recent pinnacle for the first time in his Catty coaching...