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Roughie Roundup: Girls soccer team gets a win in overtime

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Catty girls soccer team won 3-2 over Bethlehem Catholic.

Catty got off to a great start, taking a 2-0 first half lead. Lexi Rushatz and Trinity Kern notched first half goals. But, the Hawks would rally and score two goals in the second half. Mikaela Alleyne and Taylor Richards found the back of the net as Becahi forced overtime.

But Catty would win it in extra time thanks to Huber’s goal. Kern would also add an assist in the game.

Catty had 13 shots in the game and...

Roughs struggle to stop Notre Dame GP

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

In their recent matchup, Catasauqua’s offense appeared they could try and match Notre Dame’s offensive output.

The Roughies just couldn’t stop them.

Notre Dame scored eight touchdowns – four apiece via the run and the pass – and eventually routed the Roughies, 60-28 at Alumni Field.

In the process, Catasauqua (2-5) suffered its fourth straight defeat, and they also further damaged their hopes of clinching a District 11 Class 2A playoff spot. The Roughies are currently in...

Pete’s Top-10: Trojans cement No. 1 status

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Well, so much for Parkland not being their consistent selves. The Trojans convincing 38-24 win over Bethlehem Catholic solidified that Parkland is the team to beat this year and the 6A bracket will go through them.

For the likes of Whitehall, Becahi and Palisades, they’ve clearly painted the picture for district title runs in their respective classes as well.

With teams heading down the home stretch of the season, district positioning is now at the forefront.

Only three...

Soccer team hoping for playoff berth

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

After letting potential magic number seven slip through its fingers, the Catasauqua boys soccer team is hoping that six might be their lucky number.

Palmerton defeated Catasauqua 5-2 on Monday, Oct. 9, in a battle of teams jockeying for a District 11 playoff berth. With a week remaining in the season, seven wins appears to be the cutoff spot for playoff entry, with an outside shot of getting in with six.

Entering the final week of the season, Catasauqua sits at three wins but...

Football Roundup: Worth leads Trojans past Hawks

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Just one team remains unbeaten in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference after the seventh Friday night of the 2017 high school football season. Several games on this week’s card have District 11 Class 6A playoff implications. Here’s a look at some of Friday’s action.

Bethlehem Catholic-Parkland

The Trojans won a battle of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s last two unbeaten teams with a 38-24 win over the Hawks.

Jahan Worth ran for 243 yards and scored three Parkland...

Catty will face tough task against Notre Dame GP

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

With four league games left in their season, Catasauqua has reached its breaking point.

They will host Notre Dame Friday night at Alumni Field seeking to break a three-game losing streak, one that could easily turn the tide of their season. The latest being a crushing 28-21 loss at Wilson last week.

The Roughies have an overall 2-4 mark and find themselves in the sixth and final spot of the PIAA District 11 Class 2A power rankings. It is likely that the top four teams will make...

Catty falls to Wilson

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For nearly 47 minutes, Catasauqua had a victory within their grasp.

Unfortunately, they saw it slip way in the final minute.

Wilson scored with 19.5 seconds left in the game and sent the Roughies to a gut-wrenching 28-21 defeat Saturday afternoon at Wilson.

Cameron Clark scored on a two-yard plunge for the go-ahead score. Catty moved the ball down to the Wilson 40, but Andrew Brett’s Hail Mary attempt in the end zone fell short as time expired.

With the defeat,...

Girls soccer team falls 2-0 to Indians

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Catasauqua girls soccer team dominated the stat sheet, but Lehighton came away with a 2-0 victory in their nonconference match on Oct. 2.

The Rough Riders outshot the Indians 24-9, had a 6-0 advantage in corner kicks, and held the ball in Lehighton’s half for the majority of the game. Indians’ goalkeeper Julia Frey recorded 17 saves in the shutout.

Aubrey Blasiak scored two breakaway goals in the first half to create the 2-0 margin. Lehighton’s defense thwarted Catasauqua’s...

District holds annual meeting

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

District 11 held their annual media conference last Tuesday morning at St. Luke’s Sports Medicine and Rehab Center in Bethlehem.

The biggest take-away from the session included more news on the upcoming District 11 Hall of Fame, which is set to honor its first class in the fall of 2018.

Brad Pensyl, an administrator in the Pocono Mountain school district, outlined the guidelines for nominations, which has a deadline of June 1, 2018 for any nominee to have their paperwork...

Outdoors: archery season kicks off in PA

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The statewide archery hunting season kicked off this past Saturday (Sept. 30) for antlered and antlerless deer for the season that continues until Nov. 11. Then there’s the late archery season that starts up again Dec. 26 and runs until Jan. 13.

For sportsmen who hunt in WMU’s 2B, 5C and 5D, they can hunt both buck and doe from Dec. 26 through Jan. 28.

In surveying local tackle shops as to recent archery success during the early season in WMU 2B, 5C and 5D, it seems many...