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Catty girls beat NHS

Friday, November 10, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Four years ago, Drew Filchner and Kenzie Bradley first met each other playing on the same traveling basketball team.

Sunday night in Catasauqua, they both moved a step closer to the final chapters in their high school careers, a fare that was mostly light hearted, yet some pretty intense.

Bradley, a Catasauqua senior, led the Roughies to a 27-0 win over Northampton in their annual Powder Puff clash at Alumni Field. The event is the first step in a series of events toward the...

Girls soccer team reached playoffs

Friday, November 10, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua’s soccer team has reaped some of the benefits from the past two seasons, but they realize there are more to come.

For the first time in 10 years, the Roughies advanced to a district playoff game. However, they fell short to Moravian Academy, 5-1, in an opening-round Class A bracket game. Catty finished with an overall 6-11-2 mark, one loss away from the previous year in which they just missed qualifying for districts.

“None of our girls had the experience of playing...

Outdoors: Suggestions for winter boating

Friday, November 10, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With colder weather oncoming many boaters and paddlers pack it in for the winter. But there are those who don’t let the cold bother them and continue to fish and paddle throughout the winter months. For those die-hards, BoatUS, the organization representing the boating sports, has these suggestions if going on-water during cold times, or even on warm winter days.

BoatUS says that it’s wise to know when to wear thermal protection be it with a dry or wet suit. However, a long-assumed...

Pete’s Top-10: Can Colonial teams take titles from the EPC? teams?

Friday, November 10, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Not many surprises occurred in last week’s opening round of the playoffs outside of Pocono Mountain West back handing second-seeded Stroudsburg. However, what else would you expect from an all MVC showdown?

Parkland got pushed farther than they would have liked, while Easton made a statement with their thumping over Nazareth.

Palisades should keep rolling, but what will their Colonial League counterparts Southern Lehigh and Saucon Valley do in their title matches with EPC foes...

Medical staffs save NFL player’s leg

Saturday, November 11, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Whether you are a fan of the National Football League or not these days, one thing that can’t be denied is the league has a lot of issues.

On top of the whole anthem debate, concussions are a big topic of conversation, and as much as my family and I love to watch the sport every Sunday, it’s a scary enough concern that my wife and I don’t plan to let our twin, 6-year-old boys ever take to a football field.

Even aside from concussions, there are enough other gruesome injuries...

Catty heads back to playoffs

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For the first time since the 2013 season, Catasauqua is back in the playoffs.

With their 21-18 victory at Northwestern last Friday, the Roughies gained enough points in the District 11 Class 2A power ratings to secure the fourth and final spot in the bracket.

As a result, Catty (3-7) will travel to top-seeded Palmerton (7-3) Friday night. The Roughies’ last appearance was in the postseason was in the PIAA Class 2A state quarterfinals where they were shutout by Imhotep Charter...

As Rushatz heads to states, team reflects

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

At the recent PIAA District 11 Cross Country championships, Catasauqua’s girls’ team placed third out of nine teams in the class A bracket.

Freshman Lexi Rushatz paced the team with a fifth-place finish and she will advance to the state meet in Hershey this weekend.

Four years ago, however, it would have never happened. The Roughies didn’t have a girls’ team.

Head coach Kyle Rusnock credits seniors Bree Sheldon and Alexia Reichl with the initiation of the program.


CHS tops NW on Hernandez’s INT return

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

The streak is over and it’s on to the postseason.

Catasauqua’s football team snapped a six-game losing streak and stunned host Northwestern, 21-18, last Friday night, and they did it in grand fashion in the final regular season game.

With the win, the Roughies (3-7) managed to re-secure the fourth and final playoff spot in the District 11 Class 2A bracket. Due to their losing streak, Catasauqua seemingly had dropped out of contention, but their win over Class 4A Northwestern...

Pete’s Top-10: PHS remains at No. 1

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Another week is in the books and the playoffs are upon us. For as long as the season has been, it will end for many teams this weekend.

One team that won’t see their season ending anytime soon is Parkland, who has passed every test this season and should do it again this week against Liberty.

Easton and Nazareth square off in round two of their rivalry slugfest, while Emmaus and Freedom highlight another marquee battle this week.

Things are heating up even though it’s...

Roughs stun Tigers

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Rough Riders pulled off a stunning win over Northwestern Friday night, scoring the winning touchdown with just 34 left to play, snapping their six-game losing skid. Miguel Hernandez picked off a Phil Dangello pass and returned it 80 yards to give the Roughs a 21-18 lead.

The ill-advised play came on a fourth-down attempt as the Tigers looked to lock up the win. Dangello, playing in the wildcat formation, hadn’t thrown a pass all season, but the Tigers were looking to use the...