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Catty confident it can make playoff run

Friday, December 23, 2016 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

The Catasauqua girls’ basketball team should have a good indication in which direction its season is headed this year.

The Roughies began the year by splitting its first two games in the Tamaqua Girls’ Basketball Tournament, losing to the Blue Raiders in the championship game after beating East Stroudsburg South in the opening game.

The Roughies hosted Notre Dame in the first notch of the measuring stick, and they couldn’t get on track as they fell in a 64-19 defeat.


Boys look to avoid starting slow

Friday, December 23, 2016 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Around this time every year, Roughies’ head coach Eric Snyder begins to look at the initial possibilities of his team’s chances of making the district playoffs. The Roughies began the season two years away from postseason play, their last visit being a pair of appearances in the district finals in 2013 and 2014.

With a 55-48 win over Saucon Valley Monday, Catty got its record back to 2-3 overall. They hosted Northern Lehigh Wednesday and then will host Palmerton Dec. 30 before they...

Sports Roundup: Whitehall boys stay unbeaten with win over Parkland

Friday, December 23, 2016 by The Press in Sports


The Zephyrs held on to beat the Trojans 57-53 and stay unbeaten in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference games.

Whitehall (6-1 overall; 5-0 EPC) was led by 16 points from Logan McGinley and 12 from Kayden Walschburger.

Michael Zeky led Parkland with 16 points, while Sam Iorio scored 14 for the Trojans (2-4; 1-3).


Hudson 3-2-3-9, Buskirk 1-0-0-2, Esquilia 3-3-5-9, Gilbert 1-0-0-2, Walschburger 4-2-2-12, Harison 0-0-0-0, Martinez 3-1-3-7,...

Varsity Roundup

Thursday, December 22, 2016 by The Press in Sports

Northampton cruised to a shutout win in a wrestling match against Whitehall.

For about your local teams see this week’s editions of the Lehigh Valley Press.



The Konkrete Kids shut out the Zephyrs 70-0.

Northampton got bonus points in 11 matches, including pins from Cade Moisey, Blake Lambert, Edward Confer, Hunter Werkheiser, Joseph Tiwold, Ethan Szerencsits and KJ Fenstermacher.

Northampton 70, Whitehall 0


Roughs beat Saucon Valley

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 by ZACH HOTTINGER in Sports

The Catasauqua boys basketball team improved their record to 2-2 on Monday night inside Catasauqua High School, as the team defeated Saucon Valley 55-48.

The game started off slow and steady for the Rough Riders as they fell into a 10-7 hole in the first period.

Isaiah Graves scored all seven points for Catasauqua in the first quarter and would go on to score the game-high 29 points, nailing three three-pointers while going 2-for-6 at the free throw line.

The second...

Sports roundup: Falcon boys beat Notre Dame in OT

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 by The Press in Sports

Salisbury boys team won a Colonial League showdown with Notre Dame, while the Catasauqua girls team earned it’s first league win.


Notre Dame (Green Pond)-Salisbury

Salisbury came back from a 13-point halftime deficit to beat Notre Dame (Green Pond) 66-64 in overtime.

Jack Reichenbach led the Falcons with 23 points, while Jaxon Costellos scored 15 in the game, including seven points in overtime. Ryan Slutsky added 13 for Salibsury (4-1 overall; 3-1...

Article By: The Press

Sunday, December 18, 2016 by The Press in Sports

With just over a full week of the 2016-17 high school basketball season in the rearview mirror, perennial powers Bangor and Southern Lehigh have emerged as two of the top Colonial League team in boys and girls basketball, while some of the league’s wrestling teams have yet to compete in a league match.

Here are standings through games plays Saturday, Dec. 17.



Team W-L GB

Bangor 3-0 x

Saucon Valley 3-0 x

Notre Dame (GP) 2-0...

Varsity Roundup: Whitehall girls hang on to beat PV

Saturday, December 17, 2016 by The Press in Sports

Friday’s varsity action featured basketball games in both of the Lehigh Valley’s major high school conferences, along with a some swim meets.

For more about your local teams see this week’s editions of the Lehigh Valley Press.


Whitehall-Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley’s late rally came up just short, as the Zephyrs held on for a 42-40 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference victory. Whitehall utilized an 10-0 run that spanned the final 3:48 of the third...

Article By: The Press

Friday, December 16, 2016 by The Press in Sports

Parkland and Liberty cruised to wrestling wins, while the Hurrianes also picked up a pair of wins in the poo, Emmaus earned a win at the rifle range and Northwestern’s girls basketball team was victorious on the hardwood.

For more about your local teams see this week’s Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.



The Trojans beat the Zephyrs 59-9.

Parkland won 12 of the 14 bouts and took six by fall. Earning pins for the Trojans were Frank...

Sports Roundup: Roughies top Tigers in double OT

Thursday, December 15, 2016 by The Press in Sports

Catasauqua beat Northwestern in overtime in Colonial League boys basketball action. The Lady Tigers’ topped the Rough Riders in girls action, while Salisbury swept Northern Lehigh on the hardwood. In wrestling, Bethlehem Catholic and Parkland cruised to win.

For more about your local teams check out this week’s editions of the Lehigh Valley Press.



Catatasauqua used the long ball to erase an early deficit and top Northwestern...