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Roughie field hockey making progress

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Second-year head coach Emily Marley isn’t judging her team’s progress simply on record alone.

It is truly about a process.

The Roughies were 0-10 through their first 10 games, and they had an 0-18 final record last season. They also have scored in just two games in the process.

“Our record doesn’t reflect how we’re playing,” said Marley. “We have been right in games and we’re playing well.

“Our biggest issue is putting the ball in the net. We have been a very...

Ben Langsdorf happy to be part of team

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Ben Langsdorf always liked to run.

As a freshman, he joined the Catasauqua track team and ran the 800 and the mile. The following year, Langsdorf decided to take it a step further when he joined the cross country team.

“I have been running around ever since I can remember,” he said. “I thought it would be fun to join the track team. Ever since I decided to join the cross country team, I have fallen in love with it since.”

Langsdorf, a senior, has been a steady performer...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Bath Lutheran 6 3 .667

Emmanuel 6 3 .667

Salem UCC 4 2 .667

Star of Bethlehem 4 2 .667

St. Stephen’s 2 1 .667

Dryland 5 4 .556

Farmersville 4 5 .444

Light of Christ 4 5 .444

Ebenezer 3 6 .333

St. Paul’s 2 4 .333

Christ UCC 2 7 .222

Star of Bethlehem sandwiched 4-2, 4-1 wins around a 6-4 loss to Bath Lutheran. Leading hitters included Bill Hoke Sr. 6-12, Kyle...

Article By: nick hromiak Special to the Press

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Since the archery deer hunting season kicked off this past Saturday in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D, the remainder of the stateÕs season gets underway this Saturday (Oct. 5) and runs until Nov. 16. It reopens again from Dec. 26-Jan. 20, 2020.

Bowhunters should not have a problem finding deer this season as they seem to be everywhere, even places youÕd least expect them to be. A few weeks ago I was rounding the cloverleaf at Route 191 off Route 22 and standing there amidst the heavy traffic were...

Pete’s Top-10: Harris leads the charge

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

As we arrive at midseason of the poll, it’s become quite clear that Nazareth is one of the most fun teams to watch in the area, as well as the top squad.

The Blue Eagles made plenty of mistakes in last week’s win over Bethlehem Catholic, but still walked away with a convincing win. It shows that even on a bad night, the Anthony Harris-led squad is a problem for teams to handle.

The Blue Eagles have another hurdle this week taking on Parkland, but unless someone finds a way to...

Moravian falls to Hopkins

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Moravian College football team fell to No. 21 Johns Hopkins University, 41-0, in Centennial Conference action at Homewood Field Friday evening as the Blue Jays played their 50th career Friday game while the Greyhounds played for just the second time in program history on Friday night.

Local standouts included: senior running back Roberto Diez (Freedom HS) led the Moravian offense with the first 100-yard game of his career as he ran for 105 yards on 21 carries. Freshman quarterback...

Salisbury up next for Catasauqua

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Missing the small details in a football game can lead to lack of execution. That, in, turn, usually doesn’t result in a favorable outcome.

Catasauqua’s football team knows the feeling.

“It’s the little things and breakdowns that have hurt us,” said Roughies’ head coach Mike McClarin. “We start off well and then we shoot ourselves in the foot. We have been so close to finishing drives, and then the other teams comes back with a big play.

“We have had trouble finishing.”...

Roughie Roundup Three Roughie harriers finish in the top-20

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Catty girls soccer lost to Lehighton in overtime, 2-1 on Monday.

Both regulation goals came in the first half. The Indians struck first thanks to Ashley Marchesault who was assisted by Casey Hanley.

But Haleigh Toto would tie the game at 1-1 with an unassisted goal.

After a scoreless second half, Lehighton would strike for the game-winner in overtime on a corner kick from Katie Aaron who found Brittney Batasavage for the game-winner.

Madison Hicks made six saves...

Hicks continues to shine in goal for Roughies

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Last season, Catasauqua’s Maddie Hicks was named as the Colonial League first team goalkeeper, as he has a banner year with 178 saves.

However, she admittedly wasn’t expecting it.

“My coach pulled me aside to tell me,” said Hicks. “I didn’t have any clue that I would be mentioned. I was so surprised, and I didn’t expect it at all.

“It felt really great being recognized by other players and coaches for what I was able to do for the team. I definitely hope I can continue...

Harriers enjoy nice start to season

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua’s early cross country returns can be a successful run for the Roughie harriers throughout the season.

The Roughies’ girls squad took second place in the class A bracket of the Moravian Academy Invitational Aug. 30 to begin the season.

Junior Lexi Rushatz topped the field for Catty with a 12th-place finish from the 109-girl field. Overall, the Roughies finished seventh as a team.

“The girls are off to a great start,” said head coach Kyle Rusnock. “They ran...