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Girls soccer wins, loses, ties

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Catty girls soccer team was outplayed on the scoresheet but ended in a scoreless draw with Saucon Valley.

Saucon Valley fired 25 shots on goal and Madison Hicks had an answer for all of them making 25 saves.

Before that contest, Catty blanked Wilson 3-0.

The Roughs scored two goals in the first half and never looked back. Alexis Rushatz had both of those tallies before Cassie Barna added the team’s final goal in the second half.

Catty had 24 shots on goal to...

Article By: Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com

Saturday, September 9, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Both Bethlehem Catholic remained undefeated with wins Friday night in the third week of the 2017 high school football season, while Northampton grabbed its second of the young season.

Bethlehem Catholic-Emmaus

The Golden Hawks erased an early Emmaus lead with 21 straight points then held on for a 28-21 win.

Emmaus (1-2) went up 14-0 on two first quarter touchdowns, but the Hawks scored three unanswered touchdowns, capped by Shamus Williams’ interception return for a...

Catty beats Nolehi as Penn Argyl is up next

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Much-needed victories usually don’t happen in the second week of the season. However, the Roughies arguably faced that task, and they answered the call.

Catty had dropped a 47-29 decision to Salisbury in their opener in which they allowed 588 yards of offense from the Falcons.

With anticipation and aspiration on a high note for the season, the Roughies couldn’t afford to put themselves in a 0-2 hole to begin the season when they traveled to Northern Lehigh, and still hold...

Soccer teams off to nice start

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For the Catasauqua boys’ soccer team, it is not all about the scoring, but the overall performance.

However, the scoring made a huge difference in their opening two games.

The Roughies began the season with two consecutive impressive victories, firing 13 total goals into the net. They rattled Northern Lehigh, 9-0, and then followed with a comeback 4- 1 victory over Lehighton.

New head coach Josh Inman already has seen plenty of positives.

“It was a fantastic start...

Richie breaks Willow Brook record

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Back in 2004, Danny Richie set the course record at Willow Brook Golf Course when he shot a 62.

Since he was 14, Richie had called the Catasauqua-based course his home. He worked there in his teens and took over the course professional four years ago. The Allentown Central Catholic graduate left the area to pursue a collegiate career at Coastal Carolina University, but he knew he would remain tied to his roots at the course.

A few weeks ago, Richie further solidified his...

Top-10: Trojans on top

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

They say defense wins championships and Emmaus showed they have a lot of things to clean up on that side of the ballfollowing last week’s 42-35 loss to Whitehall.

Meanwhile, teams like Parkland and Easton continued to throttle teams on the defensive side of the ball, giving up 13 combined points last week.

As we enter week three, we have a new team at the top, as the top five has shuffled too, but how long will the pecking order last?

1. Parkland (2-0)

Last week’s...

Late-season rally gets Pigs into the playoffs

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs made an improbable romp into the playoffs with a late-season stretch that saw them finish off the regular season with a six-game win streak, including sweeping a four-game series against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to finish the season.

The Pigs were four games behind Rochester for the final playoff spot in the International League with 12 games left, and went on a 9-3 run to catch the Red Wings on the second-to-last day of the season. Both teams won their finale...

Article By: Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com

Saturday, September 2, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

An entire slate of 1-0 teams matched up in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference division that swept it’s northern counterpart last week.

Defending District 11 Class 5A champ Whitehall made a statement with a win over defending Eastern Pennsylvania Conference champ Emmaus, while Bethelehem Catholic and Freedom also rolled to wins.

In the Colonial League, Catasauqua and Salisbury both remained undefeated with victories on Friday night.

Emmaus-Whitehall

The Zephyrs...

Clemons showing he’s back and healthy

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Wil-Quon Clemons wasn’t totally aware of his record-setting, career-high night against Salisbury last week.

The junior running back rushed for a career-high 168 yards on 16 carries and scored three touchdowns in the Roughies’ 47-29 loss to the visiting Falcons.

“I knew I would get the bulk of the carries,” said Clemons. “To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect. I just tried to run as hard as I could. It was good getting all of the work.

“The next day when I looked at...

Roughs set to travel to NL

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

On Friday night, Catasauqua’s football team will be looking for history to repeat itself.

The Roughies will travel to Slatington to meet Northern Lehigh in a battle of winless teams. Catty lost to Salisbury, 47-29, while Northern Lehigh was shutout by Southern Lehigh, 42-0.

A year ago, Catty opened its season at Salisbury and suffered a 38-24 defeat. They then rebounded with a second-half surge against Northern Lehigh with a 39-31 win to even their record at 1-1.

They...