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Boys look to end their skid

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over the past two seasons, Catasauqua’s boys’ basketball team dealt with the issue of putting the ball in the basket. The Roughies struggled with their scoring in spurts throughout both of those seasons and found themselves on the outside of district playoff berths.

This year, the trend reversed itself. In the early part of the season, Catty has little trouble finding the mark as they rolled out to a 5-3 start.

Lately, though, history has been repeating itself.

The...

Learning how to lead

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over her three years, Kenzie Bradley has run the full gamut with the Catasauqua girls’ basketball team.

She made a splash as a freshman and began playing at both the point and shooting guard spots for the Roughies. Over the past two years, the trend has continued.

Yet, Bradley is ready to undertake another role. With the loss of two starters — the most recent with the past few weeks due to a sudden transfer — Bradley realizes she may have to undertake more of leadership role....

Wrestlers have key matches remaining

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over the next few weeks, Catasauqua’s wrestling program is looking to take a turn upward.

Beginning this week, the Roughies had two matches left on their Colonial League schedule, ones that could have a dramatic effect to the end of their season.

Catty traveled to Palmerton Wednesday night and then will host Northwestern the following Tuesday. The Roughies began the week with a 4-2 mark in the league and the outcomes of their last two matches will determine whether or not they...

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Thursday, January 12, 2017 by The Press in Sports

WRESTLING

Bethlehem Catholic-Northampton

The Golden Hawks beat the Konkrete Kids 45-22.

Bethlehem Catholic 45, Northampton 22

170: Moisey (N) maj. dec. Zeiner, 10-1

182: Labriola (BC) tech. fall Rooks, 24-9

195: Crouse (BC) pinned Lambert in 3:32

220: Balukus (BC) dec. Confer, 7-2

285: Camacho (BC) pinned Darabaris in 2:37

106: Murphy (BC) pinned Tiwold in 3:29

113: Herman (BC) maj. dec. Nino, 9-0

120: Glenn (BC)...

Roughie wrestlers battle at Zephyr Duals

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The start of the day for the Catasauqua wrestling team was great.

The end wasn’t necessarily the best of finishes.

But despite the ups and downs, head coach Kyle Rusnock was pleased with the fact that his team got to face some quality competition over the weekend.

In the annual Zephyr Duals at Whitehall High School, Catasauqua began its Saturday with a win over Central Catholic early in the morning. And while the Rough Riders lost their next three matches, it was...

Girls basketball still has sights set on postseason

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

With half of their season behind them, Catasauqua’s girls’ basketball team understands their task ahead.

After nine wins and finishing just short of a district berth last year, the Roughies still have their sights set on getting to the postseason. This time around, the road will be bumpier.

The Roughies will begin the second half of the year Friday against Northern Lehigh with a 3-8 record. They need to record five more wins, but they still get a berth with less than that as...

Boys begin a key stretch

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua head boys basketball coach Eric Snyder previously has been down this road.

He sees his team beginning a stretch run Friday night at Northern Lehigh that will play in the outcome on whether the Roughies can return to district play for the first time in two years.

Catty needs four more wins over their last 11 games to gain a ticket to the district playoffs.

“You have the dog days for baseball, now these are the dog days for basketball,” said the veteran coach is...

Outdoors: Some lakes are already frozen

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Although we’ve had some cold, below freezing temperature nights, you would think it wouldn’t be sufficient for local lakes to freeze for ice fishing.

Well some are.

According to Chris Mohry, from Chris’ Outdoors Sports shop in Mertztown, die-hard ice anglers have been ice fishing Ontelaunee Reservoir in upper Berks County for the past two weeks.

Mohry reports that Ontelaunee has from 2-4 inches of ice depending on where you are on the lake.

“Two weeks ago there...

Moravian hockey game to benefit Derrick Wruble

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

When the Moravian College ice hockey team takes on DeSales University on Sunday, Jan. 22, it will certainly be a special occasion.

The game takes place outdoors at Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink, but beyond that, this contest will also serve as a fundraiser for Derrick Wruble, a former Northampton ice hockey player who graduated in 2014.

Derrick was involved in a one-car accident in November of 2016 on Weaversville Road in East Allen Township Northampton County. According to his...

Dare to be Different Catty’s Montana Muller runs cross country but also excels at gymnastics

Thursday, January 5, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

When she was very young, Montana Muller had already decided that she didn’t want to play the usual sports. She wanted to try something out of the ordinary.

At age 5, she began to venture into the world of gymnastics. Nearly 10 years later. Muller has never looked back.

The Catasauqua freshman has developed to where she has been a regular state and state regional area qualifier among the top-10 performers in her categories over the past few years.

It’s easy to see how it...