Catasauqua Press

Thursday, March 23, 2017

HOOPS - Boys fall to Valley Forge

Thursday, March 9, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

When they faced Valley Forge in a PIAA District 11/1 Class 3A game, Catasauqua’s boys’ basketball team literally has to overcome some tall odds.

Catty took the court facing a lineup that had a 6-10 center and four other players over 6-2, while their tallest player was six-foot.

Regardless, the Roughies displayed a valiant effort before they eventually fell in a 91-46 defeat at Valley Forge Military Academy. It marked the end of the 2016-17 campaign for the Roughies, who finished with an overall 9-15 mark.

Ben Nosal heads to Hershey

Thursday, March 9, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

As he prepares likely for one of the biggest moments in his life, Ben Nosal remembers a time when wrestling was just something to do in sixth grade. It was a sharp contrast from older brothers Shawn and Jared, both of whom were heavily involved in the sport at a young age.

“A lot of my friends were out for wrestling, so I decided to go out,” noted Nosal. “At first, I wasn’t very good, but it wasn’t the end of the world to me. But I wanted to keep working on it.

Buskirk is scholar athlete winner

Thursday, March 9, 2017 by JUSTIN CARLUCCI in Sports

Like father, like sons.

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation held its 56th annual Scholar Athlete Banquet on Sunday.

Hundreds of athletes, families, friends, and coaches packed the Northampton Community Center to officially culminate the 2016-17 season and find out which high school student would be awarded one of the season’s highest individual accolades.

One scholar athlete was chosen from 33 area high schools to become the 2017 scholar athlete award winner.

Whitehall’s Buskirk football scholar athlete winner

Monday, March 6, 2017 by JUSTIN CARLUCCI in Sports

Like father, like sons.

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation held its 56th annual Scholar Athlete Banquet on Sunday.

Hundreds of athletes, families, friends, and coaches packed the Northampton Community Center to officially culminate the 2016-17 season and find out which high school student would be awarded one of the season’s highest individual accolades.

One scholar athlete was chosen from 33 area high schools to become the 2017 scholar athlete award winner.

Parkland girls, Emmaus boys take titles; Hurricanes sweep boys relays

Sunday, March 5, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The District 11 swimming championships were held Friday and Saturday. Champions in each event earned automatic qualification for the state meet, which will be held March 15-18 at Bucknell University.

The following is a recap of district champions from Lehigh Valley Press area teams, including a few district record-breakers. For more about the meet see this week’s issues of the Press.

Class 3A

The Parkland girls and Emmaus boys teams won district titles with both teams scoring 401 points for the team gold.

Regional Wrestling Tournament: Hawks win title, send 10 to states

Sunday, March 5, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The PIAA Regional Wrestling Championships were held Friday and Saturday. District 11 grapplers competed in the Class 3A Northeast Regional at Liberty High School and the Class 2A Southeast Regional at Reading’s Wilson-West Lawn High School.

The top four finishers in 3A earned a trip to the state championships, which begin Thursday at Hershey’s Giant Center. Class 2A’s top six regional finishers will move on to states.

D-11 games a hit at PPL Center

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

History was made at the PPL Center on Wednesday night and it wasn’t the Phantoms or a star-studded concert this time.

A paid attendance of 7,630 sold out the area for the boys District 11 6A semifinal games featuring Emmaus vs. Pocono Mountain West and Parkland vs. Allen. It was a District 11 record, according to many. The PPL Center’s Twitter account credited the “over 8,000 fans” who came out for the game for a great atmosphere, while the District 11 Twitter account posted a photo “sold out” sign hung on a PPL Center door.

Three advance to regionals

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua’s wrestling program continued its stellar season with an impressive showing at the recent PIAA District 11 Class 2A individual wrestling championships at Freedom and Liberty High Schools.

Fortunately for the Roughies, the show will continue.

Seniors Ryan Greene, Ben Nosal and Tyler Youssef will all advance to the PIAA Class 2A Southeastern Regional at Wilson West Lawn High School this weekend.

D-11 Wrestling Roundup: Eight from LVP area earn gold

Sunday, February 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic had 11 place-winners and earned the team title at Saturday’s District 11 Class 3 Wrestling Championships at Liberty High School.

The following is a team-by-team recap of the top finishers from Lehigh Valley Press-area teams. For more about your local teams pick up a copy of this week’s Press.

CLASS 3A

Bethlehem Catholic

The Golden Hawks had two champions, 10 regional qualifiers and 11 place winners to edge Nazareth 240-223 in the team points race.

District Basketball roundup: Iorio carries Parkland past Mounties

Sunday, February 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

District 11 basketball quarterfinals wrapped up on Saturday with Lehigh Valley Press area teams competing in boys Class 6A and 3A games.

Here’s a look at the results and next round match ups in both brackets.

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

BOYS BASKETBALL

Class 6A

Sam Iorio scored 39 points to lead No. 4 seed Parkland to a 63-54 win over No. 5 Stroudsburg.